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Man shot multiple times in Reading police say

Reading man dies of wounds suffered in hail of gunfire

The victim, 32-year-old Andre Michael Ruffin from Reading, was found face down on the sidewalk

Police reveal new details of inmate s escape from constable

Police 'smoke' escaped prisoner out of tree

Police on Monday released new details about a Berks County prisoner's escape and subsequent capture near Blue Marsh Lake.

PennDOT roundabout

PennDOT

Motorists could eventually be getting the roundabout

A study has identified 10 areas each in Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton counties that would be good candidates for traffic roundabouts.

Hector Samot-Kuilan

Reading man charged with risking catastrophe

A Reading man started a fire that threatened a house and several parked cars, police said.

Caught on camera Robber threatens store clerk with shotgun

Caught on camera: Robber threatens store clerk with shotgun

State police are trying to track down a robber who burst into a convenience store and threatened a worker with a shotgun.

James H. Smi

Police: Berks man pretended to be federal agent

A Berks County man has been arrested for allegedly pretending to be a federal agent.

Fire destroys empty chicken barn in Upper Bern

Inferno destroys chicken barn; $2M loss likely, PSP says

Fierce flames destroyed a massive chicken barn that was part of an egg-laying operation in Berks County on Sunday night.

 

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Reading Fightin Phils close to securing playoff spot

READING, Pa.

Baseballtown may have good reason to celebrate Monday night.

Reading students return to school on new schedule

READING, Pa.

The school bell rang at a new time for public school students in Reading on Monday.

Donations sought for tribute to beloved teacher

LOWER ALSACE TWP., Pa.

A longtime teacher is being honored for the lasting impact he had on generations of his students.

Berks County Courthouse, Services Center in Reading evacuated

READING, Pa.

A drill prompted the evacuation of the Berks County Courthouse and Services Center in downtown Reading on Monday.

Police charge man with impersonating federal agent

READING, Pa.

Police have charged a West Lawn man with impersonating a public servant after spotting him wearing a bulletproof vest and badge.

Motorcycle crash in Walker Township sends two to the hospital

WALKER TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Two people were transported to the hospital after they were involved in a crash between their motorcycle and another vehicle.

Kutztown student-athletes raise money for cancer charities

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

Kutztown University's student-athletes competed to raise money to fight cancer Saturday afternoon. 

Barbers donate back-to-school haircuts

READING, Pa.

A group of barbers is giving back to the reading community by offering children free hair cuts for the new school year.

Penn National OTB prepares to shut its doors

EXETER TOWNSHIP, Pa.

The iconic Exeter Township location plans to close its doors this weekend

Spring Township man arrested for K-2 distribution

SPRING TOWNSHIP, Pa.

According to police, the owner of a home based distributing company in Spring Township was supplying stores in Reading with the deadly drug

Former wrestling star Diamond Dallas Page in Reading

READING, Pa.

Fans lined up to meet former professional wrestler Diamond Dallas Page who showed off his stretching skills with some pre-game yoga on the field

Staff at Reading Hospital "stuff the bus"

READING, Pa.

Employees at a Reading hospital are making sure students have everything they need for the new school year

Police investigate early morning armed robbery in Lyons

LYONS, PA.

Troopers with the Reading barracks are investigating the armed robbery that occurred just before 5 a.m. Friday on Ash Street just north of State Street in Lyons

Police: man tried to sell marijuana, meth to undercover cop

SHOEMAKERSVILLE, Pa.

State police said Jon Knarr admitted to selling marijuana and methamphetamine to the officer

Local Berks site honored by White House

BOYERTOWN, Pa.

The White House is honoring the Colebrookdale Railroad

Local version of the "Sistine Chapel" trying to survive the test of time

ALBANY TWP., Pa.

The Kempton Hotel has been around since 1874 and once inside you have to look up to see its rich history

Sighting of spotted lanternfly quarantines Colebrookdale

COLEBROOKDALE TWP., Pa.

Another township in Berks County is being quarantined to stop the spread of an invasive pest

Man who attempted to rob bank identified by his girlfriend

READING, Pa.

Officials said Vincent Myers of York County tried to rob the Wells Fargo Bank in the 500 block of Penn Street Wednesday

Plans unveiled for Stokesay Castle development

READING, Pa.

Jack Gulati pitched his idea to Berks County Commissioners Thursday

Police find thousands of dollars' worth of marijuana in Reading man's home

READING, Pa.

Calvin Rosado was arrested Thursday morning in the 1500 of Birch Street

Reading firefighter injured battling fire at vacant house

READING, Pa.

Reading firefighters spent the night battling a two-alarm house fire.

Reading police charge 2 teens in shooting

READING, Pa.

The victim was shot in the abdomen following an argument outside a North Fourth Street home.

Berks man fires shots during domestic dispute

ROCKLAND TWP., Pa.

Authorities say a Berks County man fired shots at a locked door behind which a woman was hiding during an early morning domestic disturbance in Rockland Township.

Volunteers pitch into prep for the Reading 120

READING, Pa.

Volunteers are sprucing up bike trails in Reading ahead of the Reading 120 Pro Cycle Race.

Neighbors seek stop light for busy Reading intersection

READING, Pa

Neighbors who live near S. 5th and Bingaman, in Reading, are hoping to see a light at the end of the tunnel in their quest for a stoplight.

Fightin Phils begin final home stand of season

READING, Pa.

It's another sign that summer is winding down as the Reading Fightin Phils begin the final home stand of the season

Berks to increase security at county facilities in wake of attack

READING, Pa.

An attack at the Chester County Justice Center is raising concerns at government buildings across the region.

Charges dismissed in Berks cockfighting investigation

READING, Pa.

All of the charges connected to an alleged cockfighting operation in Penn Township have been dismissed.

Reading police investigate shooting

READING, Pa.

A man is in the hospital after a shooting in reading early Wednesday night.

Crash shuts down Route 724 in Spring Township

Route 724 in Spring Township between Spohn Road and Iroquois Avenue was shut down for more than nine hours Wednesday after a car wiped out a utility pole.

 
 
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