RCMP officers, shooting incident near Canadian Parliament

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Boyertown photographer shares his adventures

Boyertown photographer shares his adventures

A Boyertown man traveled to 40 different countries and photographed his journey along the way.

Carlos Antanacio-Reyes

Police: Man posing as concert promoter targets retirement community

A man incarcerated for burglary is back behind bars, accused of leaving his halfway house, boarding a bus and burglarizing a home in a nearby retirement village.

Accident on Shelbourne Road in Exeter

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Overturned van closes Shelbourne Road in Exeter

An accident involving an overturned van closed a stretch of Shelbourne Road in Exeter Township on Wednesday.

Harry Cahill

State police ask for help finding missing man

State police are asking for help finding a man who wandered away from the Wernersville State Hospital in western Berks County.

Online threat

Online bomb threats leave Penn State Berks students, faculty reeling

Students and faculty at Penn State Berks are still reeling after several bomb threats were posted on social media.

Reading Outlet Center building fire

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Inferno damage at least $12M; collapse potential examined

The flames are out, but the investigation of an inferno that ravaged a former Reading Outlet Center building is far from over.

Voters to decide fate of Mount Penn-Lower Alsace merger

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Voters to decide fate of Mount Penn, Lower Alsace merger

After years of discussion, the plan to merge the borough Mount Penn and Lower Alsace Township is finally gaining traction, with the outcome now in the hands of voters.

Kutztown Park playground

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Kutztown Park awarded grant for new playground

It will soon be out with the old and in with the new at the Kutztown Park in Kutztown.

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Comedian Ron White returns to Reading with 'Nutcracker' tour

The new year will bring with it the return of comedian Ron White to Reading.

College fair

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Albright set to host regional college fair

Albright College is set to offer a one-stop shop for local students planning their post-high school education.


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