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Community supports homeless shelter that was forced to close

Drive to save homeless shelter gets big boost

A 19-year-old Reading man who was having some trouble raising $50,000 to save a homeless shelter, got a major boost.

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Police: Masked teens rob bar for Hersheypark money

Four teenagers are facing charges for allegedly robbing a bar after closing time.

Bartender terrorized in violent robbery speaks out

Bartender terrorized in violent robbery speaks out

A Spring Township bartender speaks out after four teenagers broke into a bar and terrorized her before fleeing with the stolen money.

Man sentenced in tax evasion case

A Berks County man accused of failing to turn over more than $4.5-million to the IRS will be spending time behind bars.

Alvernia University students take part in day of service

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Alvernia University students take part in day of service

Before they hit the books, Alvernia University students are sprucing up their new community.

Freshman students arrive at Penn State Berks

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Freshman students arrive at Penn State Berks

The Class of 2018 has arrived at Penn State Berks in Spring Township.

Convicted killer sentenced to life in prison

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Convicted killer sentenced to life in prison

A man convicted of first degree murder in Reading will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Section of park dedicated to Reading war hero

Section of park dedicated to Reading war hero

Stonecliffe Park in Reading has been dedicated to a man who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War.

Lightning strike startles couple damages radio equipment

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Lightning strike startles couple, damages radio equipment

It was too close for comfort for a Berks County couple after lightning struck just feet from where they were sitting.

Muhlenberg trench rescue

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Fallen pipeline worker rescued from trench, flown to hospital

A fallen pipeline worker has been hospitalized following a difficult operation to rescue her from a trench.

 
 
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