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Motorcycle accident in Schuylkill County

Woman flown to hospital after motorcycle crash in Schuylkill County

A woman was seriously hurt in a motorcycle crash in Walker Township, Schuylkill County Saturday afternoon.

High school student killed in Oley Township crash

Berks County high school student killed in Oley Township crash

Police say Jamie Lynn Kotas, an 18-year-old Exeter Township woman, was killed in an Oley Township crash late Friday night.

Muhlenberg pedestrian accident - David Israel Sostre

Fundraiser held in Exeter Township for David Sostre's family

The sudden death of 14-year-old David Sostre has had a devastating impact on his friends, family and community.

Fans flock to Baseballtown for home opener

Fans flock to Baseballtown for home opener

Baseball is back in Baseballtown and fans are rejoicing.

65th season of baseball to begin at FirstEnergy Stadium

65th season of baseball underway at FirstEnergy Stadium

The call of "play ball" Friday night triggered the start of baseball's 65th season at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading.

Police Man stole thousands of dollars worth of power tools

Police: Man stole thousands of dollars' worth of power tools

A man from South Heidelberg Township has been charged with stealing more than $8,000 worth of power tools.

Berks war veteran honored for heroic efforts in Iran

Berks war veteran honored for heroic efforts in Iran

An Air Force veteran from Muhlenberg Township is being honored for his heroic efforts.

Route 183 rollover accident

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Crash on Route 183 near RDG sends vehicle onto roof

An accident in front of the Reading Regional Airport's main terminal sent one person to the hospital Friday.

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Berks ERT nabs child porn suspect; 600K images, videos found

A Berks County man is under arrest on child pornography charges.

Brush fires keep crews busy

Police cite man in brush fire that destroyed tractor trailer

A Berks County man has been cited by state police in connection with a brush fire.

 

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Police seek to ID vehicle, driver in extensive hazmat spill

Sinking Spring hazmat vehicle
SINKING SPRING, Pa.

Sinking Spring police are working to identify the driver of a vehicle that is responsible for an extensive spill of hazardous material in the borough.

Frank Gutekunst: A driving force behind Berks Jazz Fest

25-year volunteer at the Berks Jazz festival
READING, Pa.

The Berks Jazz Fest is a moving experience for one volunteer who has been involved since the very beginning.

2 arrested for Hamburg armed robbery

2 arrested for Hamburg armed robbery
HAMBURG, Pa.

Two people were arrested in connection with an armed robbery Monday in Berks County.

'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon' creator returns to game's roots

Kevin Bacon game creator returns to Albright
READING, Pa.

One of the creators of "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" returned Thursday night to the place where it all started.

Multi-alarm fire burns sheds, brush in Tulpehocken

Multi-alarm fire burns sheds brush in Tulpehocken
TULPEHOCKEN TWP., Pa.

Firefighters from Berks and Lebanon counties have joined forces to battle a three-alarm fire in Tulpehocken Township, Berks County.

Brush fire destroys classic car

1926 Model T touring car damaged in fast-moving 3-alarm fire
TULPEHOCKEN TWP., Pa.

Thursday was a busy day for firefighters and a devastating day for a family in Tulpehocken Township.

Schuylkill County man dies in Mauch Chunk Street accident

Generic daytime red emergency lights - police car (lights not on)

Ethan Walthier/69 News

PORT CARBON, Pa.

Police said 83-year-old George Stevenson of Pottsville suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel and crashed into an oncoming car.

Piano player overcomes obstacle to hit all the right notes

Piano player overcomes obstacle to hit all the right notes

Matt Schaffer/69 News

ROCKLAND TWP., Pa.

Berks County is in the thick of 10 days of jazz.

Vandals strike historic monument in Reading's City Park

Plaques removed from statue in Reading City Park

Chad Blimline/69 News

READING, Pa.

Vandals have struck a historic monument in Reading.

Reason to rant? Lewis Black's return to Reading postponed

Lewis Black

Charles Sykes/AP

READING, Pa.

Fans of comedian Lewis Black may now have a reason to rant.

Local firefighters raise funds for teen killed in a crash

Local firefighters raise funds for teen killed in a crash
EXERTER TWP., Pa.

The sudden death of a 14-year-old boy in Muhlenberg Township last week is still touching hearts.

Chopper drops water to help crews battling blaze on Mount Penn

Jennifer Joas/69 News

READING, Pa.

Firefighters from Reading and the surrounding suburbs worked together to battle a stubborn brush fire on Mount Penn.

Jury selected to hear Shoemakersville murder case

Jury selected to hear Shoemakersville murder case

69 News

READING, Pa.

A jury has been chosen to hear a brutal murder case out of Shoemakersville.

Realtor scares off intruder from home in Oley

Realtor scares off intruder from home in Oley
OLEY TWP., Pa.

A Realtor may have scared off a burglar in Oley Township on Tuesday night.

Car hits child who ran into street in Reading, police say

Car hits child who ran into street in Reading police say

Patrick Manwiller/69 News

READING, Pa.

A child was rushed to the hospital after being hit by a car in Reading on Wednesday.

Matt Sandusky, Berks lawmaker seek to widen lawsuit time limits

HARRISBURG, Pa.

Jerry Sandusky's adopted son, Matt, is joining Pa. Rep. Mark Rozzi of Berks County and other state lawmakers in support of bills that would expand the statute of limitations in child sexual abuse lawsuits.

Schuylkill County to enact 30-day burn ban at noon Friday

POTTSVILLE, Pa.

A month-long, countywide burn ban in Schuylkill County is set tot take effect at noon Friday.

Longtime Berks Jazz Fest volunteer honored

Berks Fest volunteer honored
READING, Pa.

A man who has spent years volunteering at the Berks Jazz Fest received a special honor Tuesday night.

Teens charged in post-party ransacking of vehicles

Brandon Cruz - Dylan Honohan
LYONS, Pa.

Two teenagers from the Lehigh Valley are facing charges after a half-dozen vehicles were ransacked and rifled through in eastern Berks County.

UGI targets aging gas mains in Berks for replacement

Zach DeWever/69 News

READING, Pa.

The fiscal year 2015 will be another busy one for UGI Utilities crews around the region.

Hamburg school board votes down new contract with teachers

Hamburg school board votes down new contract with teachers
HAMBURG, Pa.

More than 150 teachers in matching shirts showed their overwhelming support for their newest attempt at a contract agreement.
 

Something for everyone at the 25th annual Berks Jazz Fest

There s something for everyone at the 25th annual Berks Jazz
SHILLINGTON, Pa.

There was something for everyone at the 25th annual Berks Jazz Fest on Monday night.

Multiple crashes shut down I-78

Three crashes close part of I78
BETHEL TWP., Pa.

Part of Interstate 78 in Berks County was closed for hours Monday night following a series of crashes.

SUV crashes into tractor in Berks County

(img1)SUV tractor collide in Amity Twp
AMITY TWP., Pa.

An SUV crashed into a tractor in Berks County Monday night, and the impact split the tractor in half.

Cumru Twp. residents seek help from council over police shooting range

Commissioner O'Leary addressing council.
READING, Pa.

The City of Reading bombing and shooting range has been a source of ongoing controversy among residents of Cumru Township.

Memorial grows for teen victim of fatal pedestrian accident

Memorial grows for teen victim of fatal pedestrian accident
MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

Grief counselors were on hand Monday at Reading Intermediate High School to help students and staff members cope with the loss of a student.

Richmond considers switching to state for police coverage

Richmond considers switching to state for police coverage
FLEETWOOD, Pa.

Police coverage could be changing in one Berks County community.

Berks Jazz Fest book highlights 25 years of memories

Berks Jazz Fest book highlights 25 years of memories

69 News

READING, Pa.

The Berks Jazz Fest continues this week, and so far, performers are hitting all the right notes.

Reading a stop on Rodrigo y Gabriela's 2015 tour

Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Dave Martin/AP

READING, Pa.

Rodrigo y Gabriela, the Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo, have made Reading the first stop on their 2015 tour.

Two Berks parishes to merge

2 Berks parishes to merge
READING, Pa.

Changes are coming to two Catholic parishes in Berks County.

 
 
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    On this day: April 18

    Paul Revere rides, an earthquake and fires ravage San Francisco, Albert Einstein dies, Grace Kelly becomes a princess, and the U.S. embassy in Beirut is hit by a deadly car bomb, all on this day.

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