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Dog gets new lease on life

New lease on life for dog found abandoned in plastic bag

Police in Reading are looking for the person who abandoned a dog in a plastic bag.

Berks K9 Unit gets grant

Berks K-9 Division gets $5,000 donation from PetSmart

The Berks County Sheriff's Office K-9 Division got a $5,000 donation from PetSmart.

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Police warn of scam involving fake electric company employee

Muhlenberg Township Police are putting residents on alert, after they say a woman fell victim to a burglary scheme.

Dozens raise money for Wounded Warrior Project

Dozens compete in wounded warrior challenge

Dozens of competitors laced up their sneakers and pushed themselves to the limit to see if they have what it takes to become a real warrior.

Search continues for Cho Van Le

Search for Cho Van Le continues

Police are still looking for a man from the Boyertown area  in connection with a massive marijuana growing operation.

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Man armed with sword robs convenience store

Pennsylvania State Police say a man armed with an ornamental sword pulled off a terrifying robbery in Berks County.


Digital billboards become roadside wanted posters

Expanding the manhunt for the fugitive wanted in the shooting death of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper, the FBI has activated hundreds of digital billboards in Pennsylvania and five other states.

Marijuana grow operation near Boyertown

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Marijuana grow operation dismantled; hundreds of plants seized

A Lehigh County man is under arrest and a Berks County man is being sought in connection with what law enforcement authorities described as a "sophisticated" marijuana grow operation.

Kutztown Naming football stadium after Andre Reed

Kutztown U names football stadium after Andre Reed

Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Reed can add another honor to his growing list of accolades.

Mural dedicated to local historian

Mural dedicated to local historian

A Reading icon was in the spotlight once again as dozens vowed to never forget his contributions.


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    On this day: September 22

    Nathan Hale gives his life for America, Jack Dempsey loses the "Long Count" match, President Ford survives an assassination attempt, Farm Aid begins, and "Friends" premieres, all on this day.

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