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Police exhume remains of body found in 1973

Pennsylvania State Police are taking another step in their ongoing efforts to identify a woman whose decomposing body was found more than four decades ago.

Kenneth Alicea-Rodriguez and Eric Ortiz

Pair busted in rash of storage unit break-ins

Two men are behind bars for their alleged roles in a crime spree that, police said, involved more than two dozen storage unit break-ins.

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Schuylkill Valley Sports to relocate Fairgrounds store

Schuylkill Valley Sports is preparing to leave its longtime location in the Fairgrounds Square Mall.

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Antietam Lake parking lot closes for improvements

No pain, no gain when it comes to improvements being made to the Antietam Lake Park in Berks County.

Mother remembers son on Memorial Day

Mother remembers son on Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, a Reading mother says the day to remember her son's sacrifice also falls on his birthday.

Fire tears through Spring Township apartment

Neighbors rescue man from Spring Township apartment fire

Authorities report no injuries in the blaze that affected 14 apartments

Berks County Memorial Day celebrations

Marking Memorial Day in Berks County

The threat of rain foiled some celebrations, but one Boyertown family celebrated a fallen soldier

 

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Fire tears through Spring Township apartment

SPRING TWP., Pa.

Investigators are working to figure out what caused an apartment fire in Berks County overnight.

Police investigating armed robbery at Muhlenberg Turkey Hill

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

Police in Berks County are searching for a man who robbed a Turkey Hill this past weekend. 

Klinger's set to open 2nd location in Fleetwood

FLEETWOOD, Pa.

Berks County's Klinger family is building on the success of its Klinger's on Carsonia restaurant and pub in Lower Alsace Township.

3-alarm fire tears through home in Rockland Township

ROCKLAND TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Officials are investigating a fire that tore through a home in Rockland Township, Berks County Saturday afternoon.

WWII era plane with local ties crashes into Hudson River

NEW YORK

The plane was scheduled to visit Berks County for the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum's World War II weekend.

Firefighters battle brush fire in Berks County

MAXATAWNY TWP., Pa.

Crews are on the scene of a brush fire in Berks County.

Cocaine hidden inside a can of beans leads to arrests

CAERNARVON TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Police arrested two men on drug charges after a traffic stop in Berks County Friday.

Police capture homicide suspect in Lancaster County

SADSBURY TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Police say they have found and arrested the suspect they say fatally shot a man Friday evening in Lancaster County.

Millions hitting the road this Memorial Day Weekend

WEST READING, Pa.

AAA is predicting the most travelers for a Memorial Day Weekend in more than a decade

Repairs keep Fleetwood swimming pool closed

FLEETWOOD, Pa.

There's one place that won't see a crowd this Memorial Day weekend.

Bald eagle hit by car being nursed back to health

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa.

A bald eagle -- the emblem of the United States -- is fighting to survive this Memorial Day weekend.

Spray park reopens in time for summertime heat

READING, Pa.

All across Berks County, folks are looking for ways to keep cool.

Fundraiser set for new military history museum

WYOMISSING, Pa.

One of Wyomissing's dining hot spots is helping a local nonprofit group bring military history to life in Berks County.

Man pleads guilty to murder in stepson's death

READING, Pa.

A Reading man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison after admitting to killing his three-year-old stepson, a crime that rattled Reading more than a decade ago.

International fraud ring uncovered in Berks

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

Muhlenberg Township police have made a dent in what, they said, is an international fraud ring with roots in Berks County.

3rd hearing on proposed turkey farm in Amity

AMITY TWP., Pa.

Supporters and opponents of a proposed 75-acre turkey farm gathered for another hearing in Amity Township on Thursday.

Penske the standard of excellence at Indy after 50 years

INDIANAPOLIS

It was 1951 when Jay Penske scored a pair of tickets to the Indianapolis 500. He was an executive for a metal fabrication company in Cleveland that was sponsoring a few laps in the race, so he took his 14-year-old son to Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Reading police continue search for Baer Park brawl suspect

READING, Pa.

Miguel Cardona-Rodriguez is wanted for the assault caught on video

RAWA meets for first time since Reading council dissolves authority

READING, Pa.

Board members are hoping they can still work through differences with city

Reading School District teachers protest

READING, Pa.

Reading School District teachers were at Wednesday night's school board meeting. They wore red and protested before the meeting.

Berks students honored at 12th annual YNOT awards

Some of Berks County most talented high school students took the stage for the 12th Annual YNOT Awards at the Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading.

Reading School Board revokes I-LEAD school's charter

Students and staff members at an embattled charter school got the news they have been dreading, Wednesday night.

Fire tears through Schuylkill County home

EAST BRUNSWICK TWP., Pa.

A fire ripped through a trailer home Wednesday morning, and one person had to be taken to the hospital. 

Jon Stewart, wife adopt paint-covered horse

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa.

A horse abandoned and pelted with more than 100 paintballs is finally heading home.

Memorial Day parades, services set in Berks

The nation's fallen heroes will be honored at parades and services throughout Berks County this Memorial Day weekend.

Animal Rescue League takes in dozens of abandoned cats

CUMRU TWP., Pa.

People living in a Berks County neighborhood were scrambling to round up dozens of cats Tuesday night, after their owner abandoned them in Centre Township.

Reading Police searching for man accused of park assault

READING, Pa.

Reading Police are searching for a man, after a brutal assault at a park.

No charges filed in Dollar General shooting

READING, Pa.

The Berks County District Attorney says no charges will be filed in connection with a deadly shooting outside a Reading Dollar General store.

Dozens of cats abandoned in Centre Township

It became a team effort to collect dozens of cats and kittens that neighbors say were dropped off in a rural neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon.

Council dissolves Reading Area Water Authority

READING, Pa.

Reading City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night to dissolve the Reading Area Water Authority.

 
 
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  • 1889 Johnstown Pennsylvania flood

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    On this day: May 31

    The Johnstown flood kills more than 2,000, Big Ben's clock tower starts ticking, Jimi Hendrix enlists in the Army, and Mark Felt comes clean as Watergate's "Deep Throat," all on this day.

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