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Commissioners back rescue plan for Rest Haven

The Board of Commissioners of Schuylkill County Tuesday voted to help Rest Haven Nursing Home navigate a current cash flow squeeze.

Pedestrian killed in Heidelberg crash

Pedestrian struck, killed trying to cross Rt. 422 in Berks County

 A pedestrian was killed in an accident in Berks County Wednesday night while trying to cross a busy highway.

Charles Shifflett

Man to be charged with homicide in elderly mom's beating death

A Berks County man is facing homicide charges in the beating death of his 89-year-old mother, District Attorney John Adams announced Wednesday.

Jewish Federation of Reading members gather to show support

Jewish Federation of Reading members gather to show support

As the war rages on in the Middle East, members of the Jewish Federation of Reading got together on Wednesday night to show solidarity.

Man gave money to alleged bank robber asked her to pay it

Man gave money to alleged bank robber, asked her to pay it forward

One Berks County man thought he was doing a good deed until he realized he helped the alleged getaway driver from Monday's bank robbery.

East Penn Manufacturing names new CEO

East Penn Manufacturing names new CEO

A Berks County-based battery maker has named a new CEO following the tragic death of its former leader.

Marie Lavaud

Mom charged in case of baby found in trash bag

A Lancaster County woman has been charged in the case of her dead baby being disposed of in a trash bag.

Paving work begins on Cotton Street in Reading

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Paving work begins on Cotton Street in Reading

Work to improve Cotton Street in Reading started as scheduled Wednesday.

Business ex-employee charged with arson in 2009 fire

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Business' ex-employee charged with arson in 2009 fire

A fire that damaged businesses in Ontelaunee Township in October 2009 was no accident, officials said Wednesday.

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Brecknock couple picking up pieces after truck slams into home

A couple in Brecknock Township, Berks County, are picking up the pieces after a pickup truck crashed into their home off Alleghenyville Road on Tuesday.

 
 
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