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Man pushes victim out of car, steals her vehicle

Police say a man pushed a woman out of her vehicle and stole it before being apprehended by police after a pursuit later that night.

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Police investigating assault at Wernersville State Hospital

State police say they are investigating an assault at the Wernersville State Hospital.

Libertarian Party of Berks County works to push Johnson

Libertarian Party of Berks County works to push Johnson

Jerry Geleff, Chair of the Libertarian Party of Berks County, is disappointed Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party's presidential candidate, did not quality for the debate

Crews battle fire in Ontelaunee Township

Flames broke out at a home in the 5600 block of Allentown Pike at approximately 7:35 p.m.

Police warn of reported child luring in Sinking Spring

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Police warn of reported child luring in Sinking Spring

Police in Sinking Spring are investigating a reported child luring.

Letter causing confusion among Berks voters

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Letter causing confusion among Berks voters

A letter being delivered to some people in Berks County is raising concern and confusion ahead of the presidential election.

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Landmark hotel in Reading set to cease operations

Nearly 10 months after downtown Reading celebrated the opening of its second hotel, the other hotel is now set to close.

 

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Motorcyclist killed in crash on Route 61

PERRY TWP. Pa.

A Berks County man was killed when his motorcycle hit a truck on Route 61 on Friday.

Berks coroner seeks Reading man's next of kin

BERN TWP., Pa.

The Berks County coroner is seeking the next of kin for a Reading man who died Friday.

Pair of art pieces to adorn Penn Street in Reading

READING, Pa.

Reading's downtown is taking on a more colorful look, thanks to two new pieces of art.

2nd suspect arrested in string of shed burglaries

CUMRU TWP., Pa.

The second of two suspects believed to be connected to a recent string of shed burglaries in Berks County has been apprehended.

Proposed power line could derail borough's plans

SINKING SPRING, Pa.

A power line that isn't even up yet is already a dividing line in Sinking Spring.

Coroner: Man apparently killed himself in hostage standoff

RINGTOWN, Pa.

A man who refused to surrender while keeping his 2-year-old daughter with him has apparently killed himself inside his parents' home in Schuylkill County, authorities said.

Jack Holcomb marks 60 years on air at WEEU

READING, Pa.

A long-time figure on WEEU 830 AM in Reading is marking a milestone.

Reading mayor threatens veto of marijuana bill

READING, Pa.

Reading City Council will formally introduce Monday an ordinance that would reduce the penalties for people caught carrying small amounts of marijuana.

Fleetwood superintendent announces retirement

FLEETWOOD, Pa.

The head of the Fleetwood Area School District is ready to retire.

Power line could bankrupt borough, officials say

SINKING SPRING, Pa.

PPL says a proposed power line will improve service, but officials in Sinking Spring say they fear it will be a big setback to the borough's revitalization efforts.

Rhode Island man busted in Berks bank robbery

EXETER TWP., Pa.

A Rhode Island man is in custody for allegedly robbing a bank in Berks County.

Woman nabbed in theft of money from Chatty Monks

WEST READING, Pa.

The woman accused of stealing hundreds of dollars from a brewpub in Berks County is in custody.

Man loses $5,000 in IRS phone scam, police say

BERNVILLE, Pa.

One man's loss can serve as a lesson for many others.

Pa. State Police offer free child car seat checks

READING, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police are offering free car-seat checks at their Troop L headquarters in Reading.

Education, career fair planned for tri-county students

DOUGLASS TWP., Pa.

Students in Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties are being offered help in preparing for their future.

Reading School District to revise staff social media policy

READING, Pa.

The Reading School Board will vote at a future meeting to adopt a resolution that amends the district's social media policy for faculty, staff and administrators.

Berks woman speaks out about daughter's deadly overdose

TOPTON, Pa.

As opioid addiction continues to rip families apart, a mother in Berks County is speaking out about her daughter's deadly overdose.

Reading considers lessening penalties for marijuana possession

READING, Pa.

People in Reading who are caught with marijuana may soon face lesser penalties.

Motorcycle involved in crash on Route 222

MAIDENCREEK TWP., Pa.

Police are investigating what was initially reported to be a serious accident on Route 222 in Berks County.

Hundreds of dollars stolen from Chatty Monks

WEST READING, Pa.

Officials representing a restaurant and brewery in West Reading said a woman took hundreds of dollars from the business on Wednesday.

Clowns reportedly yelling at children in Pottsville

POTTSVILLE, Pa.

Halloween may still be more than a month away, but some mischievous clowns have already been spotted in Schuylkill County.

Church tries to narrow gap between police, community

READING, Pa.

The latest police-involved shooting is causing tensions to rise between community members and police in some cities, and in Reading, a forum is being planned to focus on police and community relations.

Shelter that helps others needs help itself

READING, Pa.

An organization that has helped so many in Berks County is now in need of some help itself.

Suspect nabbed, other sought in string of shed burglaries

CUMRU TWP., Pa.

A woman believed to be connected to a recent string of shed burglaries in Berks County has been apprehended.

'Coffee with a Cop' to bring together police, community

READING, Pa.

Coffee will bring cops and the community together in Reading this weekend.

Royals, PSU team up to host youth hockey clinics

READING, Pa.

The Reading Royals and Penn State Berks are joining forces to host a series of youth ice hockey clinics.

Exeter School Board, teachers union OK new contract

EXETER TWP., Pa.

Teachers in Exeter Township are now working under contract.

Woman arrested after refusing to get off school bus

WYOMISSING, Pa.

Police arrested a woman in Berks County after they said she got on a school bus and refused to get off.

Dinosaur exhibit is Reading museum's most popular

READING, Pa.

It's a last roar for the Reading Public Museum.

Four luxury motor homes destroyed in Schuylkill County fire

E. UNION TWP., Pa.

Crews responded to the scene on Pole Road in East Union Township at approximately 9:30 Monday night

 
 
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