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Police ID driver who hit Fleetwood sign

Police ID driver who hit Fleetwood sign

Police say they've figured out who hit the Welcome to Fleetwood sign and kept on driving.

Police renew efforts to solve man s cold case killing

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Police renew efforts to solve man's cold case killing

Police, along with a Reading grandmother, are reaching out to the public in hopes of solving a case that has gone cold for a decade.

Irvin Gwinner

Police: Serial shoplifter busted with $1,900 crossbow

A serial shoplifting suspect has been arrested for the 15th time, according to state police.

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Constable serves eviction notice, finds marijuana grow operation

A constable serving an eviction notice uncovered a marijuana growing operation in Reading, police said.

Discrimination hearing involves Berks trucking company

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Discrimination hearing involves Berks trucking company

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission is in Reading for a two-day hearing focused on a local company accused of discrimination.

RACC Kutztown University announce transfer deal

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RACC, Kutztown University announce reverse transfer deal

Two area colleges have formed a unique partnership.

Counselors help Albright community cope with student s death

Counselors help Albright community cope with student's death

Counselors are helping the Albright College community in Reading try to cope with a tragic loss.

Schuylkill County considers future of nursing home

Schuylkill County's Rest Haven Nursing Home officially for sale

A nursing home in Schuylkill County is now officially up for grabs, to the highest bidder.

Miguel Torres

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Non-Berks jury to hear Miguel Torres murder trial in January

A jury from outside Berks County will be empaneled to decide the fate of a man who was once one of America's most wanted.

Boil water

Part of West Reading under order to boil water

A broken water main has prompted the need for some residents and businesses in West Reading to boil their water.


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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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