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Crash takes out utility poles on Route 562 in Exeter

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Crash takes out utility poles on Route 562 in Exeter

Part of a busy road in Exeter Township remained shut down Wednesday after a crash.

Toddler struck by car outside home dies at hospital

Toddler struck by car outside home, dies at hospital

A young child has died after a tragic accident in Lebanon County.

Tree falls in Pennside

Lori Roth

Part of large tree falls onto car, blocks street in Pennside

It was a close call in the Pennside section of Berks County on Wednesday.

Alsace motorcycle accident

Patrick Manwiller/69 News

Shillington man 'critical' day after motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist remained hospitalized with serious injuries a day after crashing his bike in Berks County.

Mark Shanaberger in the FirstEnergy Stadium pool

Jon Rodriguez/69 News

Mark Shanaberger, kids keep cool in Reading Fightins' pool

When the Reading Fightin Phils play ball on one of summer's hottest days, one of the best ways for fans to keep cool is in the pool.

Penn Street Bridge in Reading

69 News

Part of Penn Street Bridge in Reading to close for repaving

With the Buttonwood Street Bridge between Reading and West Reading already closed for construction, commuters are being put on notice about temporary travel changes on the Penn…

Doctors offer tips for staying safe in high heat humidity

Doctors offer tips for staying safe in high heat, humidity

Doctors are urging folks to keep cool and hydrated during this week's high heat and humidity. 

 

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New emergency alert system

BERKS, Pa.

in the event of an emergency, you can be one of the first to know

Pa. brewers vow to restore vandalized statue in Reading

READING, Pa.

A historic monument that was vandalized in Reading three months ago is now getting statewide attention.

Fightins fans line up early for Pedro Martinez bobblehead

READING, Pa.

Reading Fightin Phils fans wrapped around FirstEnergy Stadium on Tuesday to get a Pedro Martinez bobblehead.

Motorcyclist seriously hurt in crash with car in Alsace

ALSACE TWP., Pa.

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash with a car in Berks County.

Schuylkill County man allegedly tried to hit another with his car

WEST BRUNSWICK TWP., Pa.

Police said Jerome Kimmel of Auburn used his car in an attempt to strike the victim who is his tenant

Two found dead in Schuylkill County home

ASHLAND, Pa.

Police found a man and a woman dead inside an Ashland home Monday night 

Students, teachers take it outside for summer program

EXETER TWP., Pa.

A program in Exeter Township is putting the summer back in summer school.

Reading City Council addresses paychecks, pavements and parks

READING, Pa.

Members of local AFSCME chapters attended the Reading City Council meeting on Monday night to speak out against pending ordinances to amend the severance section of the administrative code.

Berks County Community Foundation grants to boost Reading arts programming

READING, Pa.

The arts are alive and well on Penn Street thanks to several grants from the Berks County Community Foundation.

Driver escapes injury in farm tractor rollover

CAERNARVON TWP., Pa.

The driver of a farm tractor experienced a close call on Tuesday.

Android phones can be hacked

READING, Pa.

Your phone may be more vulnerable than you think.

Reading City Council: Firing guns in air not allowed

READING, Pa.

A gun battle has Reading city officials firing back.

Police investigating alleged assault in high school locker room

RUSH TWP., Pa.

Schuylkill County authorities are investigating after a high school football player was allegedly assaulted and harassed by three of his peers.

Berks family wins contest for free roof

LEESPORT, Pa.

A Berks County family of four has come out on top as the winner of a free roof replacement.

Facebook sale of sneakers leads to armed robbery

READING, Pa.

Police are issuing a warning about a Facebook exchange that escalated to an armed robbery.

Man charged in alleged DUI crash of SUV into Fleetwood home

FLEETWOOD, Pa.

A man has officially been charged in the crash of his SUV into a house in Fleetwood.

Hawk Mountain unveils wheelchair accessible trail

KEMPTON, Pa.

Hawk Mountain in Kempton has finalized construction of its first-ever Accessible Trail to the nearby South Lookout.

Partial 911 wireless outage reported in Berks County

READING, Pa.

Sprint wireless customers faced a problem when trying to call 911 to the Berks County Department of Emergency Services over the weekend.

Ruscombmanor Township crash sends three people to the hospital

RUSCOMBMANOR TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Three people were taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash in Ruscombmanor Township, Berks County.

Girl takes parent's car for joyride, flips it in Windsor Township

WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police say a vehicle being driven by a 13-year-old girl struck a neighbor's parked car and overturned early Sunday morning.

Vehicle sideswiped by tractor trailer on I-78 in Upper Bern Township

UPPER BERN TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police say three people were taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash on I-78 in Berks County Saturday morning.

Reading youth killed in drive-by shooting

READING, Pa.

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that claimed the life of a 17-year-old boy in Reading.

Local theaters working with police after shooting in La.

READING, Pa.

Moviegoers and theaters in Berks County are reacting to the mass shooting in Louisiana.

Walk in Berks celebrates 25th anniversary of ADA

READING, Pa.

It's now been a quarter-century since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, and dozens turned out to celebrate the landmark law in Reading on Friday.

69 News celebrates 20 years of the 'Berks Edition' on WFMZ

READING, Pa.

At 5:30 p.m. on July 24, 1995, Nancy Werteen and Rob Vaughn welcomed 69 News viewers to the first-ever "Berks Edition" newscast.

Penn National to close Exeter off track wagering location

WYOMISSING, Pa.

Penn National Gaming is set to close the doors on its lone off track wagering location in Berks County.

Farming program for veterans takes root at Rodale

MAXATAWNY TWP., Pa.

Veterans looking for a new career can now trade the battlefield for the farm field.

'Sting' operation silences buzz on Albright College's campus

READING, Pa.

Albright College in Reading was abuzz with activity after thousands of bees swarmed around campus.

Victim's mom pleads for witnesses to come forward

SHILLINGTON, Pa.

The mother of a woman who died after a bar brawl outside a restaurant in Lower Heidelberg Township is asking witnesses to come forward.

New thrift shop provides jobs, support for homeless

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

A Reading-based homeless shelter has launched a unique retail thrift store meant to provide funds and jobs for the homeless.

 
 
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