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Police release new sketches in 1973 Jane Doe case

Pennsylvania State Police are renewing their efforts to identify a woman who was found dead in the woods of rural Lebanon County more than four decades ago.

Meth bust in Reading

Alleged meth ring busted in Reading

The alleged operation had international ties.

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Sale of 'hero cups' benefits Berks charities

One of Berks County's newest restaurants is on a mission to help others.

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Road crews preparing for snow

Road crews spent Monday getting ready and loading plow trucks with salt to stay ahead of the upcoming storm.

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Man exposed self to schoolchildren, police say

A Reading man is behind bars for allegedly exposing himself to schoolchildren.

Protest gets heated in Reading

Protesters clash in Reading over refugee crisis

Things got a bit heated in downtown Reading this weekend when protesters on opposing sides of the refugee debate came face-to-face.

Local referees have night to remember at Flyers alumni game

Local referees have night to remember at Flyers alumni game

Famed Flyers alumni graced the ice at the Santander Arena for an intra-squad game, Friday night, skating into the hearts of fans all over again.

 

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Elderly burglary victim: 'I was all shook up'

ALBANY TWP., Pa.

Police said they are looking into a string of daytime burglaries in Berks and Lehigh counties.

Berks forms countywide opioid task force

READING, Pa.

Berks County is forming a task force to gather more information about the growing heroin problem.

Super Bowl Sunday game plan: Drink OR drive

EXETER TWP., Pa.

Police in Berks County are urging football fans to call their Super Bowl Sunday play now -- drink OR drive.

Outgoing RPD chief: 'This has been my favorite job'

READING, Pa.

After nearly 40 years in law enforcement, Reading's police chief is heading to the private sector.

Citadel student with knife a suspect in stabbing

READING, Pa.

The student found to have a knife inside Reading Intermediate High School is also the suspect in a stabbing, according to city police.

Fightin Phils ticket a hot item on cold day

READING, Pa.

Many Reading Fightin Phils fans may have been hoping for a frigid Friday morning.

Super Bowl snacks: From unique to traditional

GREENWICH TWP., Pa.

Many are getting ready for the big game on Sunday with local favorites, from Lebanon bologna to chicken wings.

Student with knife prompts Citadel lockdown

READING, Pa.

The discovery of a student with a knife prompted a lockdown and search of Reading Intermediate High School.

Police: Pursued DUI suspect hits cars, house

WYOMISSING, Pa.

A DUI suspect led officers on a chase through Wyomissing before he crashed his SUV into a house, police said.

Tractor trailer cab erupts in flames

BERN TWP., Pa.

The cab of a tractor trailer erupted in flames, sending a plume of black smoke high into the air and shutting down a road during the Friday morning commute.

Ahead of Berks event, Jaciel body slams wrestler

National Pro Wrestling Day will be celebrated Saturday with a free event in Berks County.

Police warn of IRS phone scam

Police departments across Berks County are sounding the alarm on social media about a serious phone scam.

Past and present refugees relate at Penn State Berks event

Several shared their stories at an event at the Freyberger Gallery.

Potholes popping up on region's roads

READING, Pa.

Potholes were big problems last winter.

Ex-FBI agent offers insight into city hall probe

READING, Pa.

With the FBI back in Reading, a retired agent is offering some insight on the ongoing investigation.

Overcoming autism on the wrestling mat

UNION TWP., Pa.

Daniel Boone High School's Jonathan Arms said wrestling changed his life

FBI investigators return to Reading City Hall

READING, Pa.

Federal investigators are widening their probe into Reading City Hall.

Rain, power outages strike downtown Reading

Several areas were inundated with floods.

RSD superintendent on hand for bill signing

HARRISBURG, Pa.

A requirement that Pennsylvania students pass the Keystone Exams to graduate high school is on hold for at least two years, although Gov. Tom Wolf said that doesn't mean he's against testing or accountability.

Exeter SD to implement new college and career prep solutions

EXETER TWP., Pa.

The program is being rolled out in phases. 

Stop turns up pepper spray, restraints, accused stalker

FLEETWOOD, Pa.

A Berks County man has been charged with stalking his ex-girlfriend after a traffic stop turned up restraints, pepper spray and latex gloves in his vehicle, police announced Tuesday.

Officer's car hit by drunk driver, police say

EXETER TWP., Pa.

For the second time in less than two months, an Exeter Township police car has been struck by an alleged drunk driver.

PSP: Cause of fire near Hamburg undetermined

TILDEN TWP., Pa.

The cause of a fire that triggered a series of propane gas explosions, ultimately destroying a mobile home, can't be determined, Pennsylvania State Police announced Tuesday.

Reading City Council reacts to Acosta's sentence

READING, Pa.

Reading City Council members who served with Francis Acosta reacted to his sentence by a federal judge in Philadelphia on Monday.

Patty Pagoda sees shadow atop Mount Penn

READING, Pa.

Tuesday morning's sunrise must have been a bit brighter in Berks County than it was in Jefferson County.

Flyers announce rosters for game in Reading

PHILADELPHIA

The Philadelphia Flyers have finalized the full rosters for their upcoming alumni game in Reading.

Crews battle fire at once-popular Schuylkill restaurant

ORWIGSBURG, Pa.

Fire at the former Swiss Chalet broke out before noon

Ex-council president gets prison for taking bribe

PHILADELPHIA

Former Reading City Council President Francis Acosta has learned the price he'll pay for taking a bribe from the city's then-mayor.

Baker College to open downtown Reading campus

READING, Pa.

Baker College is a little more than two months away from opening its newest campus in downtown Reading.

Ex-council president set to appear in federal court

PHILADELPHIA

Reading's former city council president will learn Monday the price he'll pay after pleading guilty to federal bribery charges.

 
 
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