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2 people killed, 1 wounded by gunfire in Reading

A shooting in Reading overnight left two people dead and a third wounded.

Man caught on camera stealing Crime Alert donation box

Caught on camera: Man steals Crime Alert donation box

A nonprofit organization that works to fight crime in Berks County has become the victim of a crime.

Schuylkill County teen drowns

Schuylkill County teen drowns

A Schuylkill County teenager drowned in West Mahanoy Township Tuesday night.

Police Bad batch of heroin may make its way into Berks

Police: Bad batch of heroin may make its way into Berks

Authorities are putting out an urgent warning about a batch of heroin, potentially laced with dangerous chemicals, that may make its way into Berks County.

Reading City Council meeting

Reading City Council to address utility meter issue in the city

Reading City residents say UGI Utilities continues to create problems for them with the initiative to move meters from inside to outside residents' homes.

Mobile ice cream parlor twist on traditional ice cream truck

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'Mobile ice cream parlor' a twist on traditional ice cream truck

A Lower Heidelberg Township family is launching a twist on the traditional ice cream truck.

West Reading police add new bicycles to patrol fleet

West Reading police add new bicycles to patrol fleet

Police in West Reading have a new way to get around town.

 

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Man arrested in ambush-style attack in Reading

READING, Pa.

Authorities have charged a man in an ambush-style attack.

Jury selection begins for man charged in triple homicide

READING, Pa.

Jury selection has started in the case of a Berks County man charged with killing three people.

Spring boy, 10, dies after being pulled from pool in Upper Nazareth

UPPER NAZARETH TWP., Pa.

Authorities are investigating the death of a Berks County boy who was rushed to a hospital after being pulled from swimming pool in Northampton County over the Memorial Day weekend.

27 Pennsylvania counties remain in drought watch

HARRISBURG, Pa.

Recent rainfall hasn't been enough to lift Berks and 26 other Pennsylvania counties out of a state-declared drought watch.

Comedian Paula Poundstone to entertain audience in Reading

READING, Pa.

Anything can happen when comedian Paula Poundstone takes the stage at the Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading.

Fleetwood couple killed in crash with SUV

RICHMOND TWP., Pa.

A Fleetwood couple was killed Sunday in a crash with an SUV in Richmond Township.

Man walking along Route 222 suspect in homicide

READING, Pa.

A Reading man was charged with first degree murder after police said he shot and killed another man in the city.

Marchers parade in Mohnton to celebrate Memorial Day

MOHNTON, Pa.

The parade included performances by local students, such as the Governor Mifflin High School band

Crews battle brush fire in Tilden Township

TILDEN TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Flames were reported near the 400 block of Pine Road

Motorcycle, car collide in Union Township

UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Police said 35-year-old Stanley Thomas was traveling north on Route 345 near Shed Road when a car entered his path causing a collision

St. Luke's awards scholarships to 14 seniors

COALDALE, Pa.

Fourteen graduating high school seniors are receiving academic scholars from St. Luke's Hospital's Miners Campus in Coaldale.

Driver crashes into parked vehicles and home in Spring Township

SPRING TWP., Pa.

Police have tracked down the man responsible for crashing his vehicle into three parked vehicles and a home in Spring Township early Sunday morning.

Man shot, killed in Reading; woman wounded

READING, Pa.

Police are investigating the deadly shooting of a man and the wounding of a woman in Reading.

Reading police at scene of shooting

READING, Pa.

The shooting was reported in the area of West Douglass and Ritter streets.

Elderly couple distracted, home burglarized in Berks County

DISTRICT TWP., Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police are looking for two men who they say burglarized an elderly couple's home in District Township, Berks County.

Memorial Day weekend DUI crackdown continues

Pennsylvania State Police are beefing up roadway security over Memorial Day weekend.

Reading School District teacher appears on Jeopardy

SPRING TWP., Pa.

It was an atypical night for some Reading School District teachers at P.J. Whelihan's Pub and Restaurant in Spring Township

Police in Berks County cracking down on DUI

WEST READING, Pa.

The unofficial start of summer is here and millions of Americans will be hitting the road and as they do police in Berks County are issuing a warning

Schuylkill County man charged in 1-year-old's death

ASHLAND, Pa.

State police said 29-year-old Joseph Brennan killed a 1-year-old girl in Schuylkill County

Fundraiser honors boy who lost battle with brain cancer

EXETER TWP., Pa.

A group that formed after a young boy lost his battle with cancer is helping others suffering from the disease.

Sale of Rest Haven proceeds in Schuylkill County

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa.

Schuylkill County commissioners unanimously approved the sale of the county's Rest Haven nursing home for $10.9 million Thursday.

Berks school bus driver remembered

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

A beloved school bus driver who died in a crash this past weekend is being remembered.

Hailstorm's impact still being felt year later

Repairs are still underway exactly one year after a devastating hailstorm ripped through the region.

Tom Masano Auto Park to be 'like no other in the world'

READING, Pa.

After standing vacant for several years, the former Baldwin Hardware manufacturing facility in southwest Reading is about to be revived.

Serious crash closes Route 724 in Sinking Spring

SINKING SPRING, Pa.

An accident injured four people and closed a busy stretch of Route 724 in Berks County for more than three hours Friday.

Penn Street to close for removal of hotel scaffolding

READING, Pa.

Drivers who normally make Penn Street in downtown Reading part of their normal commute may have to plan a different course next Wednesday.

Man extradited from Berks to face murder charge in Arizona

PHOENIX

A man has been extradited from Pennsylvania to face prosecution in the killing of a church janitor in Arizona last year.

Construction continues near DoubleTree Hotel

READING, Pa.

Anyone traveling on Court Street in Reading Thursday morning may have run into some traffic

Three-year-old caught in crossfire in Reading

READING, Pa.

It was a close call for a three-year-old as several adults got into an altercation that ended in gunfire.

Crime Watch volunteers stepping up after armed robberies in Amity Twp.

AMITY TWP., Pa.

Crime Watch members filed inside St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Amity Township to hear details that might help them spot a man wanted in one of the two recent armed robberies in Amity Township.

 
 
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