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Miguel Torres trial walk

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Miguel Torres, on trial for murder, tells jury who killed his wife

Miguel Torres, proclaiming his innocence, told the jury hearing his murder trial just who is responsible for his estranged wife's death nearly a decade ago.

Ruscombmanor bank robbery surveillance

Man sought in robbery of bank in Ruscombmanor

State police are on the hunt for the man who robbed a bank in Berks County on Friday.

Reading house fire

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8 people displaced by fire in Reading; 3 dogs killed

Eight people have been displaced by a fire that damaged their home in Reading on Friday.

Thomas Moore and Marcus Rutter

DA seeks death penalty in killing of school teacher

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against one of two people accused of sexually assaulting and killing an elementary school math teacher.

More reports of man trying to lure girls into his SUV

More reports of man trying to lure girls into his SUV

Police in Berks County are hunting for a man who tried a lure a young girl into his SUV.

Winter weather hurting and helping restaurants

Winter weather hurting and helping restaurants

The cold snowy weather can certainly play a role on how local businesses do in Berks County.

Jury hears testimony about Miguel Torres capture in Italy

Torres jury hears from victim's lover, defendant's daughter

After four days of grueling testimony, the prosecution is close to resting its case in the Miguel Torres murder trial.

Jason Lee Serrano - Reading bank robbery suspect

Reading bank robbery suspect identified, still at large

Police have identified the man who, they said, robbed a bank in downtown Reading on Wednesday.

Reading superintendent Slow down in school zones

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Reading superintendent: Slow down in school zones

Reading school officials are sounding the alarm about repeated speeding and aggressive driving in school zones around the city.

Christ Little Tulpehocken Church

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Crooks steal cash, gift cards from church near Bernville

Police are searching for the heartless crooks who stole hundreds of dollars in cash and gift cards from a small church near Bernville.


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