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Kindergartners raise money for sick classmate

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Kindergartners raise money for sick classmate

A community is rallying around a very special 6-year-old boy from Berks County.

Berks student among those sickened at Ursinus

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Berks student among those sickened at Ursinus

Ursinus College has canceled classes Friday as it continues to investigate a stomach illness outbreak on its campus in Montgomery County.

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Carpenter moving headquarters to Philadelphia

One of Berks County's largest employers is relocating its corporate headquarters.

Pagoda s rock wall crumbling again

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Pagoda's rock wall crumbling again

A retaining wall at Reading's Pagoda appears to be causing more problems.

Search leads to large stash of heroin

Search leads to large stash of heroin

Police said a search warrant in Exeter Township led them to a stash of heroin.

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Muhlenberg School Board approves new special education supervisor

The Muhlenberg School Board approved the appointment of a new Supervisor of Special Education during its meeting Wednesday night.

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Schuylkill County man pleads guilty to heroin charges

A 25-year-old Schuylkill County man involved in a large-scale heroin trafficking operation pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Scranton.

 

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Pepper spray ends fight between Citadel students

READING, Pa.

Police were pressed into service at Reading Intermediate High School on Wednesday.

Treacherous travel conditions in parts of Berks Tuesday

CAERNARVON TWP., Pa.

Snow was quick to accumulate as the storm's heaviest bands moved through the 69 News viewing area Tuesday afternoon.

I-81 south shuts down for 3 hours after tractor trailer rollover

FRAILEY TOWNSHIP, Pa.

The accident happened shortly before 2 p.m. at mile marker 107.9 in Frailey Township

RPD captain leads force during chief search

READING, Pa.

The Reading Police Department is moving forward following the departure of Chief Bill Heim.

A taste of Fastnacht Day in Berks County

Tuesday was Fastnacht Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a taste of the doughy treat.

Police release new sketches in 1973 Jane Doe case

UNION TWP., Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police are renewing their efforts to identify a woman who was found dead in the woods of rural Lebanon County more than four decades ago.

Alleged meth ring busted in Reading

READING, Pa.

The alleged operation had international ties.

Sale of 'hero cups' benefits Berks charities

WYOMISSING, Pa.

One of Berks County's newest restaurants is on a mission to help others.

Road crews preparing for snow

WOMELSDORF, Pa.

Road crews spent Monday getting ready and loading plow trucks with salt to stay ahead of the upcoming storm.

Man exposed self to schoolchildren, police say

READING, Pa.

A Reading man is behind bars for allegedly exposing himself to schoolchildren.

Protesters clash in Reading over refugee crisis

READING, Pa.

Things got a bit heated in downtown Reading this weekend when protesters on opposing sides of the refugee debate came face-to-face.

Local referees have night to remember at Flyers alumni game

READING, Pa.

Famed Flyers alumni graced the ice at the Santander Arena for an intra-squad game, Friday night, skating into the hearts of fans all over again.

Elderly burglary victim: 'I was all shook up'

ALBANY TWP., Pa.

Police said they are looking into a string of daytime burglaries in Berks and Lehigh counties.

Berks forms countywide opioid task force

READING, Pa.

Berks County is forming a task force to gather more information about the growing heroin problem.

Super Bowl Sunday game plan: Drink OR drive

EXETER TWP., Pa.

Police in Berks County are urging football fans to call their Super Bowl Sunday play now -- drink OR drive.

Outgoing RPD chief: 'This has been my favorite job'

READING, Pa.

After nearly 40 years in law enforcement, Reading's police chief is heading to the private sector.

Citadel student with knife a suspect in stabbing

READING, Pa.

The student found to have a knife inside Reading Intermediate High School is also the suspect in a stabbing, according to city police.

Fightin Phils ticket a hot item on cold day

READING, Pa.

Many Reading Fightin Phils fans may have been hoping for a frigid Friday morning.

Super Bowl snacks: From unique to traditional

GREENWICH TWP., Pa.

Many are getting ready for the big game on Sunday with local favorites, from Lebanon bologna to chicken wings.

Student with knife prompts Citadel lockdown

READING, Pa.

The discovery of a student with a knife prompted a lockdown and search of Reading Intermediate High School.

Police: Pursued DUI suspect hits cars, house

WYOMISSING, Pa.

A DUI suspect led officers on a chase through Wyomissing before he crashed his SUV into a house, police said.

Tractor trailer cab erupts in flames

BERN TWP., Pa.

The cab of a tractor trailer erupted in flames, sending a plume of black smoke high into the air and shutting down a road during the Friday morning commute.

Ahead of Berks event, Jaciel body slams wrestler

National Pro Wrestling Day will be celebrated Saturday with a free event in Berks County.

Police warn of IRS phone scam

Police departments across Berks County are sounding the alarm on social media about a serious phone scam.

Past and present refugees relate at Penn State Berks event

Several shared their stories at an event at the Freyberger Gallery.

Potholes popping up on region's roads

READING, Pa.

Potholes were big problems last winter.

Ex-FBI agent offers insight into city hall probe

READING, Pa.

With the FBI back in Reading, a retired agent is offering some insight on the ongoing investigation.

Overcoming autism on the wrestling mat

UNION TWP., Pa.

Daniel Boone High School's Jonathan Arms said wrestling changed his life

FBI investigators return to Reading City Hall

READING, Pa.

Federal investigators are widening their probe into Reading City Hall.

Rain, power outages strike downtown Reading

Several areas were inundated with floods.

 
 
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