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Ron Frey

Heavy downpours flood streets, intersections in Berks

It was a case of too much too fast as a storm dumped heavy rain on the region Thursday afternoon.

Championship drum bugle corps practices play in Hamburg

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Championship drum, bugle corps practices play in Hamburg

Some world-class musicians didn't let the rain put a dent in their practice Thursday.

Homeowners fired up over heating requirement

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Homeowners fired up over heating requirement

Folks in a mobile home park in Longswamp Township are fired up over a heating mandate that could cost families thousands of dollars.

Police targeting drivers with need to speed in neighborhoods

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Police targeting drivers with need to speed in neighborhoods

Police in Berks County are cracking down on drivers who are speeding through neighborhoods and whizzing past playing children.

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Northumberland man charged with sexual assaults

Twenty-seven-year-old Johnathan Rockwell Grove of Northumberland County has been jailed for a series of sexual assaults that occurred in 2003 in Schuylkill County.

Furry friends

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Adoption of Animal Rescue League cats, kittens free Thursday

If you're looking for a companion in the form of a cat or kitten, look no further than the Animal Rescue League of Berks County.

Mike Bailey

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Driver dies ahead of race; 'He loved racing,' uncle says

Family members, friends and fans gathered at Action Track USA  in Kutztown Wednesday night in honor of Mike Bailey.

 

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Youngsters practice 'Shrek Jr.' as they beat the heat

READING, Pa.

This week's heat wave was no match for the determination of the kids at the Olivet Boys and Girls Club in Reading.

Crash takes out utility poles on Route 562 in Exeter

EXETER TWP., Pa.

Part of a busy road in Exeter Township remained shut down Wednesday after a crash.

Toddler struck by car outside home, dies at hospital

SWATARA TWP., Pa.

A young child has died after a tragic accident in Lebanon County.

First-responders compete in blood donation challenge

ONTELAUNEE TWP., Pa.

First-responders around the region are rolling up their sleeves for a fierce competition.

Part of large tree falls onto car, blocks street in Pennside

LOWER ALSACE TWP., Pa.

It was a close call in the Pennside section of Berks County on Wednesday.

Shillington man 'critical' day after motorcycle crash

WEST READING, Pa.

A motorcyclist remained hospitalized with serious injuries a day after crashing his bike in Berks County.

Mark Shanaberger, kids keep cool in Reading Fightins' pool

READING, Pa.

When the Reading Fightin Phils play ball on one of summer's hottest days, one of the best ways for fans to keep cool is in the pool.

Part of Penn Street Bridge in Reading to close for repaving

READING, Pa.

With the Buttonwood Street Bridge between Reading and West Reading already closed for construction, commuters are being put on notice about temporary travel changes on the Penn Street Bridge.

Doctors offer tips for staying safe in high heat, humidity

WEST READING, Pa.

Doctors are urging folks to keep cool and hydrated during this week's high heat and humidity. 

New emergency alert system

BERKS, Pa.

in the event of an emergency, you can be one of the first to know

Pa. brewers vow to restore vandalized statue in Reading

READING, Pa.

A historic monument that was vandalized in Reading three months ago is now getting statewide attention.

Fightins fans line up early for Pedro Martinez bobblehead

READING, Pa.

Reading Fightin Phils fans wrapped around FirstEnergy Stadium on Tuesday to get a Pedro Martinez bobblehead.

Motorcyclist seriously hurt in crash with car in Alsace

ALSACE TWP., Pa.

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash with a car in Berks County.

Schuylkill County man allegedly tried to hit another with his car

WEST BRUNSWICK TWP., Pa.

Police said Jerome Kimmel of Auburn used his car in an attempt to strike the victim who is his tenant

Two found dead in Schuylkill County home

ASHLAND, Pa.

Police found a man and a woman dead inside an Ashland home Monday night 

Students, teachers take it outside for summer program

EXETER TWP., Pa.

A program in Exeter Township is putting the summer back in summer school.

Reading City Council addresses paychecks, pavements and parks

READING, Pa.

Members of local AFSCME chapters attended the Reading City Council meeting on Monday night to speak out against pending ordinances to amend the severance section of the administrative code.

Berks County Community Foundation grants to boost Reading arts programming

READING, Pa.

The arts are alive and well on Penn Street thanks to several grants from the Berks County Community Foundation.

Driver escapes injury in farm tractor rollover

CAERNARVON TWP., Pa.

The driver of a farm tractor experienced a close call on Tuesday.

Android phones can be hacked

READING, Pa.

Your phone may be more vulnerable than you think.

Reading City Council: Firing guns in air not allowed

READING, Pa.

A gun battle has Reading city officials firing back.

Police investigating alleged assault in high school locker room

RUSH TWP., Pa.

Schuylkill County authorities are investigating after a high school football player was allegedly assaulted and harassed by three of his peers.

Berks family wins contest for free roof

LEESPORT, Pa.

A Berks County family of four has come out on top as the winner of a free roof replacement.

Facebook sale of sneakers leads to armed robbery

READING, Pa.

Police are issuing a warning about a Facebook exchange that escalated to an armed robbery.

Man charged in alleged DUI crash of SUV into Fleetwood home

FLEETWOOD, Pa.

A man has officially been charged in the crash of his SUV into a house in Fleetwood.

Hawk Mountain unveils wheelchair accessible trail

KEMPTON, Pa.

Hawk Mountain in Kempton has finalized construction of its first-ever Accessible Trail to the nearby South Lookout.

Partial 911 wireless outage reported in Berks County

READING, Pa.

Sprint wireless customers faced a problem when trying to call 911 to the Berks County Department of Emergency Services over the weekend.

Ruscombmanor Township crash sends three people to the hospital

RUSCOMBMANOR TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Three people were taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash in Ruscombmanor Township, Berks County.

Girl takes parent's car for joyride, flips it in Windsor Township

WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police say a vehicle being driven by a 13-year-old girl struck a neighbor's parked car and overturned early Sunday morning.

Vehicle sideswiped by tractor trailer on I-78 in Upper Bern Township

UPPER BERN TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police say three people were taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash on I-78 in Berks County Saturday morning.

 
 
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