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Ugly Christmas tree lit in Reading

City's "ugly" Christmas tree causes controversy

After complaints by angry Reading residents, officals confirm that the city's Christmas tree will come down.

Bank robbed in Shillington

Bank robbed in Shillington

Police in Shillington are investigating a bank robbery.

Salvation Army closing thrift store in Muhlenberg

Salvation Army closing thrift store in Muhlenberg

The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Muhlenberg Township will be closing for good.

Reading police car outside Southern Middle School

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Berks schools awarded grants for safety programs

Schools in Berks County are among 123 across Pennsylvania that will share in $2.6 million in safe schools targeted grants.

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Education fund set up for crash victim's young sons

Anyone wishing to pay tribute to one of the two people killed in the pileup on Route 222 in Berks County this week is being asked to do so by helping her two children.

Kutztown leaf collector rescue

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Man struck, trapped by leaf collector in Kutztown

Emergency crews have rescued a man who was reportedly struck by a leaf collector and trapped beneath its wheels.

Reading police shooting range

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Firearms training range sparking outcry from nearby residents

A shooting range used to train Reading police officers is sparking controversy among residents in Cumru Township.

Spotted lanternfly

Earl added to municipalities quarantined for spotted lanternfly

A state quarantine imposed following the discovery of the spotted lanternfly -- an invasive insect that is new to the United States -- has once again been expanded in Berks County.

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DNA links suspect to shooting at nightclub in Reading

A man is now behind bars thanks to DNA that linked him to a stolen gun found at the scene of a shooting in Reading, police said.

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Firefighters battle multi-alarm brush fire in Exeter

Firefighters have extinguished a brush fire in Exeter Township.


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  • Guttenberg, Selleck, Danson in Three Men and a Baby

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    On this day: November 23

    The first jukebox goes into service, JFK lays in repose at the White House, "Doctor Who" debuts on TV, and "Three Men and a Baby" cleans up at the box office, all on this day.

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