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Penn Avenue fire

Crews battle blaze on Penn Avenue in West Reading

Crews arrived on the scene of a 2-alarm fire in the 500 block of Penn Avenue in West Reading Saturday afternoon.

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Motorcycle passenger dies in Reading crash

One person was killed in an early morning motorcycle accident in Reading, according to the Berks County Coroner's Office.

Rescuers free man trapped in SUV after crash in Schuylkill County

A man was injured in an early morning crash in West Penn Township.

A Berks Co man remembered after being found dead in Texas

A Berks Co. man remembered after being found dead in Texas

A former Berks County man is being remembered after being found dead in San Antonio.

RiverFest set to get underway in Muhlenberg

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RiverFest set to get underway in Muhlenberg

Crews were busy setting up the stages in Muhlenberg Township on Friday.

Reading offers option to customers who can t pay water bill

Reading offers option to customers who can't pay water bill

The city of Reading said it won't shut off the water for late payments.

 

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Suspected DUI driver hits detective's car, takes out pole

MOUNT PENN, Pa.

Police are sorting out the wild details surrounding a crash in Berks County.

Police: Man's dog bites Hamburg police officer

HAMBURG, Pa.

A Hamburg man is behind bars after police say his dog attacked an officer.

Distracted driving victim's video aims to save lives

A woman who survived a crash that killed her parents in Berks County several years ago is sharing her story in a video that is going viral.

Saturday's Fightins game sells out in advance

READING, Pa.

The Reading Fightin Phils will take the field Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd.

Man who took girlfriend from hospital waives extradition

CORNWALL, Pa.

A Lancaster County man accused of threatening two nurses at gunpoint to spring his girlfriend from a mental health care hospital has waived extradition in South Carolina.

Casey voices concerns over Berks residential center

WASHINGTON

Pennsylvania's senior U.S. senator is calling on the federal government to implement more changes in its operation of a center housing families seeking asylum hearings.

Reading Fightins fans say goodbye to Chooch

READING, Pa.

There's no mistake. Phillies fans loved something about their catcher donning the number 51.

Police: Shop owner uses cane to fend off knife-wielding woman

READING, Pa.

A would-be robber with a knife was no match for a cane-carrying shop owner in Reading, police said.

3-car crash in Port Clinton; minor injuries reported

PORT CLINTON, Pa.

Traffic was tied up on Route 61 for a time Thursday night, after a three-vehicle crash.

Sheetz proposes new store at site of Bowl-O-Rama

EXETER TWP., PA

Sheetz is proposing tearing down a bowling alley and building a new store in Exeter Twp.

Water main break slows travel through Sinking Spring

SINKING SPRING, Pa.

A water main break caused traffic troubles in Reading's western suburbs on Thursday afternoon.

Parents speak out about teen's death at lake

ROCKLAND TWP., Pa.

Funeral services will be Friday for a young man who should have started his senior year at Brandywine Heights High School this week.

Man charged with murder: 'I killed her'

READING, Pa.

A Reading man is behind bars without bail in the killing of his girlfriend just days before Christmas.

DEP reminds people of no trespassing at 'Peace Rock'

TILDEN TOWNSHIP, Pa.

As summer winds down, Pennsylvania officials have another warning for people thinking about swimming in an area of the Schuylkill River near the border between Berks and Schuylkill counties.

Bank robbery 4th in Berks in last 15 days

READING, Pa.

Police are investigating the second robbery of a bank in downtown Reading and the fourth in Berks County in recent weeks.

9,000 PNC Bank ATMs to receive security upgrades

PITTSBURGH

PNC Bank said it is upgrading 9,000 ATMs to improve transaction security.

3 accused of blowing up turtle with firecrackers

MANHEIM, Pa.

Police in Pennsylvania say two men and a 17-year-old boy are facing charges after they exploded two M-80 firecrackers on a turtle, killing the reptile.

Van crashes into utility pole in West Penn

WEST PENN TWP., Pa.

Emergency crews were at the scene of an accident in Schuylkill County.

Reading teachers agree to new contract

READING, Pa.

Just in time for the new school year, teachers in the Reading School District now have a contract.

Local group runs with a mission

WEST READING, Pa.

A local group is running with a mission -- to enrich the lives of America’s veterans through physical and social activity.

Schuylkill County greenhouse sees opportunity in medical marijuana law

MCADOO, Pa.

The owners of a Schuylkill County greenhouse are hoping the legalization of medical marijuana moves them into a new business direction

Fire victim's brother: 'I know she's a fighter'

SALISBURY TWP., Pa.

Survivors of a tragic fire said they did all they could after two women were forced to jump from the third floor of a burning building in Berks County.

Police renew plea for help to ID parking lot shooter

READING, Pa.

Police have released a picture of a man they said is responsible for firing several shots in the air outside of a convenience store in northwest Reading.

Reading man gets life in prison for contract killings

BOISE, Idaho

A Reading man convicted of a double killing that has been described as a murder-for-hire has been sentenced to life in prison.

Schuylkill County man accused of sex with teenager

MAHANOY TWP., Pa.

State police in Schuylkill County have made a sexual assault arrest.

Focus on fire safety follows tragedy in Sinking Spring

SINKING SPRING, Pa.

Western Berks fire officials and the American Red Cross walked door-to-door Tuesday, talking about fire safety.

Man dies after fight with father in Oley, police say

OLEY TWP., Pa.

State police are investigating the killing of a man and the wounding of his father at a home in Berks County.

Year off to sad start for Topton-area students

LONGSWAMP TWP., Pa.

The school year has gotten off to a sad start for the Brandywine Heights Area School District.

Reading Royals tickets to go on sale Thursday

READING, Pa.

Reading is ready to roar with the return of Royals hockey.

Police ID seriously injured fire victim

SINKING SPRING, Pa.

Police have identified the surviving victim of a fire that claimed the life of another woman early Monday morning.

 
 
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