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Gov Corbett campaigns in Berks

Gov. Corbett campaigns in Berks

Governor Tom Corbett had a busy day in Berks County.

Former mayor sentenced on child porn charges

Former mayor sentenced on child porn charges

The former mayor of a Schuylkill County town was sentenced today for possessing child pornography.

Berks swimmer completes swim across English Channel

Berks man completes swim across English Channel

A Wyomissing man has completed an incredible feat.

11th and Spring accident

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2-vehicle accident sparks 'major' gas leak in Reading

A two-vehicle accident and gas leak prompted the need for a quick evacuation of a Reading neighborhood.

GoggleWorks expansion on track with 2M grant from state

GoggleWorks expansion on track with $2 million grant from state

Efforts to breathe more life into Reading's Entertainment Square were given a boost Tuesday with a visit by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.

Michael Bazik - Exeter Rite Aid robbery suspect

Police: Exeter robbery suspect needed money for beer, 'crack'

A knife-wielding man who, police said, robbed a pharmacy in Berks County told them he did it because he needed money to buy beer and "crack."

Ismael Seals and Teresa Bivens

Pair charged in school assault of student heading to trial

Two people charged in connection with the assault of a student at an alternative school in Reading are heading to trial.

Generic gun, bullets

Feds: Reading woman bought guns for convicted felon

Federal authorities have indicted a Berks County woman for allegedly buying guns and ammunition for a convicted felon.

Albright College off-campus fire scene

Andrew Valentino/69 News

Student injured in fire released from hospital; other still critical

One of two Albright College students who survived an on-campus apartment fire over the weekend is now out of the hospital.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical

Screen to stage: Rudolph, other iconic characters to visit Reading

For generations, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" has delighted millions of TV viewers around the world.


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    On this day: September 16

    The Pilgrims set sail on the Mayflower, "Jingle Bells" is copyrighted, General Motors is founded, Nixon drops in on "Laugh-In," Hurricane Ivan hits the Gulf Coast, and the federal government bails out AIG, all on this day.

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