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Exeter High School shed fire

Exeter Township Fire Department

Officials: Fire that destroyed HS football equipment suspicious

A fire that destroyed two sheds containing high school football equipment is being investigated as an arson, officials announced Monday.

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Man takes car for test drive, doesn't come back, police say

State police are investigating a weekend vehicle theft in Upper Tulpehocken Township.

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Man accused of sexually assaulting young girl, police say

A Berks County man allegedly sexually assaulted a young girl for over a period of three and-a-half years, police said.

Reading building collapse - North Sixth Street

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Part of vacant building crumbles; pieces fall on sidewalk

It was a close call in Reading on Monday as some large pieces of a vacant building fell to the ground.

Accident closes part of Route 100 in Berks County

Accident closes part of Route 100 in Berks County

In Berks County Sunday part of a major road was closed while crews cleared the scene of a collision.

Hundreds come out to 5K for Laney

Hundreds come out to 5K for Laney

Community members banded together Sunday in Berks County to remember a young girl who lost her fight against cancer.

Barn fire

Barn Fire Reported in Upper Bern Township

Firefighters are on the scene of a barn fire in Upper Bern Township this morning.

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Muhlenberg Township fire company awarded over $23,000 in federal grants

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Temple Fire Company Number One over $23,000 in grants.

Police: Caseworker punched, bruised in office by Reading man

A Services Access and Management (SAM) caseworker was assaulted by a client Thursday in Reading.

Laney s Legacy of Hope gets ready for first Fashionista 5K

Laney's Legacy of Hope gets ready for first Fashionista 5K

Laney Brown was an eight year old girl from West Reading who inspired hundreds of thousands of people through her battle with leukemia.


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    On this day: September 1

    The last passenger pigeon dies, World War II begins, the Soviet Union shoots down a Korean airliner, and the wreck of the Titanic is discovered, all on this day.

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