Berks Regional News

Berks Top Stories

Reading hires new police chief

Reading hires new police chief, managing director

Reading City Council unanimously approved the candidates nominated by Mayor Wally Scott for Managing Director and Chief of Police at its regular meeting on Monday night

Office manager embezzles thousands police say

Office manager embezzles thousands, police say

A Berks County woman stole nearly $30,000 from a law firm where she worked, police said.

69 News

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.

Generic man praying, prayer

4 Reading parishes to be consolidated into 2; all churches to remain open

The Diocese of Allentown says four Reading parishes will be consolidated into two, but all four church buildings will stay open.

2015 impactful stories Pastor Koch

Pastor honors EMS workers who saved his life

In front of his entire congregation, Pastor Bryan Koch finally got the chance to say thanks.

One injured after car goes over embankment in Berks County

Emergency crews in Berks County were dispatched Sunday morning after a vehicle went over an embankment

Police: Suspect fires gun in McDonald's parking lot

Police in Schuylkill County are investigating after a handgun was fired at a vehicle in the parking lot of a McDonald's

 

More Berks Regional News

Schuylkill man shot outside White House remains in critical condition

ASHLAND, Pa.

Authorities descended on Ashland, Schuylkill County after officials say Jesse Oliveri was shot by a uniformed officer outside the White House.

Deadly crash along Old Rt. 22 in Greenwich Twp.

GREENWICH TWP., Pa.

State police in Berks County are investigating a deadly crash.

Boyertown 150th Anniversary Parade to go on as planned

BOYERTOWN, Pa.

Boyertown is celebrating its 150th anniversary, despite the threat of wet weather. Saturday morning, organizers decided the parade in the afternoon would go on as scheduled. 

Schuylkill County man shot outside of White House

WASHINGTON

A U.S. law enforcement official says authorities have identified the gunman as Jesse Oliveri of Ashland, Pennsylvania

Know your rights when recording police

READING, Pa.

Charges filed against a Reading Police officer are raising questions about what you can and cannot do with your cell phone

Wyomissing officers sporting new wheels

WYOMISSING, Pa.

The department received two brand-new bikes Friday morning

Organizers prepare for Berks County Armed Forces Parade

WEST READING, Pa.

Preparations are underway for the 68th annual Berks County Armed Forces Parade

Boyertown turns 150

BOYERTOWN, Pa.

Boyertown is buzzing and bracing for a jam packed weekend

Horse found riddled with paintball pellets gets Hollywood ending

LANCASTER, Pa.

Lily, found abandoned and riddled with paintballs, is heading to an animal sanctuary in New Jersey owned by the former host of "The Daily Show"

Woman threatens to blow up son's school, police say

READING, Pa.

A Reading woman is in trouble with the law for allegedly threatening to blow up her son's school.

Crews battled 3-alarm fire in Ashland

ASHLAND, Pa.

Crews battled a three-alarm fire in Ashland, Schuylkill County. 

Boyertown celebrates 150th anniversary

BOYERTOWN, Pa.

Happy Birthday Boyertown. The Berks County borough is celebrating their 150th anniversary this weekend. 

Fox Berkshire to become bigger, better, company says

WYOMISSING, Pa.

The Fox Berkshire movie theater in Wyomissing is set to undergo a major expansion and enhancement project, the company's president announced Friday.

Berks woman ID'd as victim of fatal crash in Fla.

LEE COUNTY, Fla.

Police have identified a Berks County woman as the victim of a fatal accident in Florida.

Man drowns in Schuylkill County

PINE GROVE, Pa.

In Schuylkill County, State Police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a man's drowning.

Group proposes municipal IDs in Reading

READING, Pa.

A local immigrant-rights group is gearing up to propose municipal IDs in the city of Reading. Make the Road Pennsylvania met on Thursday evening and is recruiting supporters to attend Monday's city council meeting in hopes of moving the proposal forward.

Berks student competing for Miss America crown

SPRING TWP., Pa.

A local college student who has never done beauty pageants before this year now has a shot at becoming Miss America.

Reading cop surrenders on criminal charges

READING, Pa.

A Reading police officer has come forward to face criminal charges.

Threat prompts school evacuations in Muhlenberg

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

A threat prompted yet another evacuation of schools in Berks County on Thursday.

Hot wheels: Man sought for stealing $62K car

READING, Pa.

Police are seeking help in identifying a man who turned a $62,000 convertible into a set of hot wheels.

Ground broken on new nature center in Reading

READING, Pa.

Officials turned a gray day into a "green" day in southwest Reading.

Couple happy 'justice has been served' against cop

READNG, Pa.

The couple at the center of an incident that led to criminal charges being filed against a Reading police officer said they learned of the officer's arrest on 69 News.

EMS crews receive thanks for life-saving work

WEST READING, Pa.

EMS workers in Berks County have gotten a big "thank you" for their life-saving work.

Everyone a champion at special athletic event

ONTELAUNEE TWP., Pa.

Everyone was a champion at a special competion in Berks County on Wednesday.

Council to consider Secret Service agent as RPD chief

READING, Pa.

A day after losing its acting police chief to the suburbs, Reading could soon have a new man at the helm of the city police force.

DA: Reading cop punched woman, smashed phone

READING, Pa.

A Reading police officer has found himself on the other side of the law.

Man, 18, injured in crash on Route 309 in West Penn

WEST PENN TWP., Pa.

A crash sent an 18-year-old man in Schuylkill County to the hospital early Wednesday morning.

Acting Reading police chief named Cumru chief

CUMRU TWP., Pa.

Acting Reading police Chief Madison Winchester has a new position

Muhlenberg hoping to rally the troops for a good cause

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

This year, officials in Muhlenberg Township are going above and beyond to salute America's heroes who paid the ultimate price.

Berks EMS workers on EMS Memorial Bike Ride

PHILADELPHIA

First responders from Berks County are on the road from New England to Virginia.

 
 
Advertisement

Berks Community Calendar

>> Complete Event Listing
>> Submit Your Event
 
 

On this Day

  • Brooklyn Bridge, Library of Congress

    Library of Congress

    On this day: May 24

    "Mary Had a Little Lamb" is first published, the Brooklyn Bridge opens, Major League Baseball gets lit up, Bob Dylan is born, and "Thelma & Louise" and "Braveheart" premiere in theaters, all on this day.

NEXT NEWSCAST:
69News at Sunrise (5:00am)

Your Regional News & Info

There are currently no severe weather alerts.
Advertisement
 
 

Pagoda Cams

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Latest From The Newsroom

NEWS DIRECT FROM BERKS
BUSINESSES & GOV'T AGENCIES
A Service from PR Newswire