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Fundraiser honors boy who lost battle with brain cancer

Fundraiser honors boy who lost battle with brain cancer

A group that formed after a young boy lost his battle with cancer is helping others suffering from the disease.

Rest Haven to be sold to a new buyer

Sale of Rest Haven proceeds in Schuylkill County

Schuylkill County commissioners unanimously approved the sale of the county's Rest Haven nursing home for $10.9 million Thursday.

Berks school bus driver remembered

Berks school bus driver remembered

A beloved school bus driver who died in a crash this past weekend is being remembered.

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Hailstorm's impact still being felt year later

Repairs are still underway exactly one year after a devastating hailstorm ripped through the region.

Tom Masano Auto Park ribbon cutting

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Tom Masano Auto Park to be 'like no other in the world'

After standing vacant for several years, the former Baldwin Hardware manufacturing facility in southwest Reading is about to be revived.

Sinking Spring accident

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Serious crash closes Route 724 in Sinking Spring

An accident injured four people and closed a busy stretch of Route 724 in Berks County for more than three hours Friday.

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Penn Street to close for removal of hotel scaffolding

Drivers who normally make Penn Street in downtown Reading part of their normal commute may have to plan a different course next Wednesday.

 

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Construction continues near DoubleTree Hotel

Construction continues near DoubleTree Hotel
READING, Pa.

Anyone traveling on Court Street in Reading Thursday morning may have run into some traffic

Three-year-old caught in crossfire in Reading

Scary moments in Reading
READING, Pa.

It was a close call for a three-year-old as several adults got into an altercation that ended in gunfire.

Crime Watch volunteers stepping up after armed robberies in Amity Twp.

Crime in Amity Twp
AMITY TWP., Pa.

Crime Watch members filed inside St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Amity Township to hear details that might help them spot a man wanted in one of the two recent armed robberies in Amity Township.

Local wineries in need of a drink...of water

Local wineries in need of a drink of water
ANDREAS, Pa.

Pennsylvania's wine industry has more than a $2 billion impact to the state so protecting the crop is key especially with the lack of rain

Amanda Stout Elementary fourth graders release trout into wild

Amanda Stout Elementary fourth graders release trout into
TULPEHOCKEN CREEK, Pa.

Some elementary students in the Reading School District are fishing around for a good grade

Former soldiers receive information, advice at Veterans Expo

Former soldiers receive information advice at Veterans Expo
CUMRU TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Organizers put on an expo for veterans at the Barn at Flying Hills in Cumru Township

Funding approved to restore BARTA's Sunday Service

Funding approved to restore BARTA s Sunday Service
READING, Pa.

The plan is still not finalized and service won't be in place for several months

Free car seat checks at state police barracks in Reading

Free car seat checks at state police barracks in Reading
READING, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police in Reading are asking parents to swing by and make sure their car seats are properly installed

PSP troopers, dogs sweep Brandywine Heights HS for drugs

Pennsylvania State Police at Brandywine

Patrick Manwiller/69 News

LONGSWAMP TWP., Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police troopers and several K9 units converged on Brandywine Heights High School in Berks County on Thursday.

11th annual YNOT Awards honor Berks' best

the 11th annual y-not Awards
READING, Pa.

Hundreds of people converged on the Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading on Wednesday to see Berks County's young talent.

Reading Public Works puts fleet of unique trucks on display

Reading Public Works puts fleet of unique trucks on display
READING, Pa.

Folks in Reading were treated to an up-close look at the city's public works fleet.

Man fires gun into vehicle with 3-year-old inside, police say

Joshua Ramos
READING, Pa.

A Reading man stands accused of firing a gun into a car with a young child inside.

Reading Hospital thanks first responders with BBQ picnic

Reading Hospital thanks first responders with BBQ picnic
WEST READING, Pa.

Reading Hospital is saying "thank you" with barbecue.

Masked robber holds bank employees, customers at gunpoint

Oley bank robbery surveillance
OLEY TWP., Pa.

The search is on for a brazen bank robber in Berks County.

Dale Finkbone remembered after deadly crash

Dale Finkbone remembered after deadly crash
ONTELAUNEE TWP., Pa.

Several communities in Berks County are mourning the loss of a school bus driver in a special way.

Fleetwood PD worth higher taxes to Richmond Township residents

Fleetwood Board of Supervisors, community members discuss state of Fleetwood PD
FLEETWOOD, Pa.

The Richmond Township Board of Supervisors, along with Fleetwood Police Chief Steven Stinsky, held an informational meeting on Wednesday night to discuss the option of discontinuing the township's partnership with the Fleetwood Police Department.

Day after primary win, Scott prepares for general election

Day after primary win Scott prepares for general election

Chad Blimline/69 News

READING, Pa.

After a tense primary, the focus for the Reading mayoral candidates has shifted to the general election.

Community invited to debate police coverage in Richmond

Community invited to debate police coverage in Richmond

Jace Codi/69 News

RICHMOND TWP., Pa.

The debate over whether Richmond Township should switch from local to state police coverage is moving forward.

Child porn found on Temple man's computer, police say

James Noll
READING, Pa.

A Berks County man is behind bars for allegedly having images of child pornography on his computer.

Former Baldwin Hardware property to be reborn as 'auto park'

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READING, Pa.

The former Baldwin Hardware manufacturing facility in southwest Reading is about to be reborn.

Scott wins; Spencer loses bid for 2nd term as Reading mayor

Wally Scott and Vaughn Spencer
READING, Pa.

It's one and done for Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer, who lost his bid Tuesday for a second term in office.

Incumbent, 5 others seek Democratic bid for Reading mayor

Patrick Manwiller/69 News

READING, Pa.

Tuesday was primary day in Pennsylvania, and voters flocked to the polls to cast their votes.

Work underway to repair flag pole at Pagoda

Work on Pagoda flag pole

Chad Blimline/69 News

READING, Pa.

Work is underway to repair the wind- and vandal-ravaged flag pole at the Pagoda on Mount Penn in Reading.

Late Reading paramedic honored for her service

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BERN TWP., Pa.

A paramedic who recently lost her battle with cancer was remembered by loved ones and colleagues on Tuesday.

Reading Fightins' ballpark ranked among best in minors

Reading Fightins ballpark ranked among best in minors
READING, Pa.

It's a score for FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading.

More criminal charges filed against South Heidelberg man

More criminal charges filed against South Heidelberg man
SOUTH HEIDELBERG TWP., Pa.

A South Heidelberg Township man is in trouble with the law for the second time this year.

Police: Man passed fake bill he printed on home computer

Police Man passed fake bill he printed on home computer
CAERNARVON TWP., Pa.

A Caernarvon Township man attempted to use fake cash he printed from a computer, police said.

Comcast celebrates opening of new Xfinity store in Spring

Comcast celebrates opening of new Xfinity store in Spring

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SPRING TWP., Pa.

Comcast has pressed "play" on its new customer service center in Spring Township.

Berks native murdered in Texas, mother speaks out

KKK story
READING, Pa.

A former Governor Mifflin High School student has been murdered in Texas.

Man accused of killing 2 family members heading to trial

Man accused of killing 2 family members heading to trial

Patrick Manwiller/69 News

READING, Pa.

A man accused of killing two family members in Reading is heading to trial.

 
 
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