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Role models share advice wisdom with Reading students

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Role models share advice, wisdom with Reading students

Boys in the Reading School District are taking lessons from their role models.

Benefit car wash planned for grieving family

Benefit car wash planned for grieving family

Just three weeks after a mother of six lost her life in a car accident, the community is coming together to support her family.

Contractor accused of cheating customers out of thousands

Contractor accused of cheating customers out of thousands

A contractor has been charged with defrauding his customers in Berks County out of thousands of dollars.

Kernsville Dam Recreation Area

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Kernsville Dam volunteer put in chokehold, punched, police say

A violent assault has left one man on the mend and another in trouble with the law.

Man accused of hiding heroin in fridge heading to trial

Man accused of hiding heroin in fridge heading to trial

A Reading man accused of hiding hundreds of bags of heroin in his refrigerator is heading to trial.

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Santander Arena, PAC general manager up for industry award

The man who oversees two of downtown Reading's biggest entertainment venues is now up for one of his industry's biggest awards.

Schuylkill County human remains

Officials debating fate of unearthed human remains

Bones are at the center of controversy in Schuylkill County.

 

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PennDOT asking for community input on human remains

Bones are at the center of controversy in Schuylkill County.

Authorities continue search in police officer assault

WEST PENN TWP., Pa.

Authorities in Schuylkill County continue their search for a man who assaulted a West Penn Township police officer.

Reward increased to help catch Gary Redner's killer

WYOMISSING, Pa.

One of the most high-profile homicide cases in Berks County is now gaining more attention.

Owner of bail bonds business sentenced in forgery case

READING, Pa.

The owner of a bail bonds company in Reading who pleaded guilty to forgery has learned his fate.

Strip search exposes drugs on state prison inmate

MAHANOY TWP., Pa.

Baggies containing marijuana dropped from the buttocks of an inmate being stripped searched on the day after Christmas inside the state prison in Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County.

Pair of AEDs donated to Hope Rescue Mission in Reading

READING, Pa.

The Hope Rescue Mission is expressing its appreciation for a pair of donated automatic external defibrillators.

Golf, mini-golf tournaments to benefit Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

LOWER ALSACE TWP., Pa.

Klinger's on Carsonia is preparing to take another swing at helping children in need of serious medical care and their families.

Police: Officer assaulted, thrown over embankment

WEST PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Police in Schuylkill County are investigating an incident involving a police officer being assaulted

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Food pantry to help hungry Kutztown University students

Kutztown University's Food Pantry Committee is trying to make sure college students do not go hungry.

Muhlenberg School District confident in face of delayed state funding

READING, Pa

The Muhlenberg School Board voted unanimously to delay certain payments due to a lack of state funding at its regular meeting on Wednesday.

Customers Bank shows off mobile app to chamber members

READING, Pa.

Some big names in the Berks County banking world are telling customers to ditch the bank and go mobile.

Penske employees donate supplies to Reading schools

READING, Pa.

Students at Riverside Elementary School in Reading welcomed a bright yellow Penske truck with open arms, which were quickly filled with donated school supplies.

Parents distraught after memorial removed, replaced with note

LONGSWAMP TWP., Pa.

The parents of a young woman who was killed in a car crash are distraught after her memorial was removed and replaced with an anonymous note.

'Get carded' at Reading Public Library in September

READING, Pa.

The Reading Public Library is encouraging city students to get their hands on the one school supply it says they shouldn't go without.

Human waste spill closes Route 443 in Schuylkill County

WEST PENN TWP., Pa.

An overturned trailer closed Route 443 in Schuylkill County Wednesday morning, spilling human waste along the road.

Police investigate Amity Township break-ins

AMITY TWP., Pa.

Police in Amity Township say a string of home and car break-ins could be connected.

Alleged police impersonator arrested in Reading

READING, Pa

Officials hope this bizarre tale will urge others to be on alert.

Rest Haven nursing home in Schuylkill County sold

The Rest Haven nursing home in Schuylkill County officially has new owners as of Tuesday

Overdose antidote offered free to Berks residents

READING, Pa.

An antidote that can reverse a heroin overdose is being offered free of charge to Berks County residents.

'Field of Screams' cast pays annual visit to 69 News studios

READING, Pa.

Some of the creepy characters from the "Field of Screams" haunted attraction in Lancaster County stopped by the 69 News newsroom in Reading on Tuesday.

Reading students return to school on new schedule

READING, Pa.

The school bell rang at a new time for public school students in Reading on Monday.

Annadora Shirk, former first lady of Reading, dies

LARCHMONT, N.Y.

A former first lady of Reading and a longtime professor at Albright College has passed away.

Blue Marsh urges lake-goers to play safe this Labor Day

BERN TWP., Pa.

The staff at Blue Marsh Lake is reminding its visitors to play it safe while having fun this Labor Day weekend.

Motorists could eventually be getting the roundabout

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A study has identified 10 areas each in Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton counties that would be good candidates for traffic roundabouts.

33 citations issued during DUI checkpoint in Exeter

EXETER TWP., Pa.

Police are touting the success of a recent DUI checkpoint in Berks County.

Authorities investigating 'suspicious' Fleetwood fire

FLEETWOOD, Pa.

Authorities are investigating an early morning fire in the 100 block of Madeira Alley discovered by a man walking his dog.

Reading man dies of wounds suffered in hail of gunfire

READING, Pa.

The victim, 32-year-old Andre Michael Ruffin from Reading, was found face down on the sidewalk

Police 'smoke' escaped prisoner out of tree

LOWER HEIDELBERG TWP., Pa.

Police on Monday released new details about a Berks County prisoner's escape and subsequent capture near Blue Marsh Lake.

Reading man charged with risking catastrophe

READING, Pa.

A Reading man started a fire that threatened a house and several parked cars, police said.

Caught on camera: Robber threatens store clerk with shotgun

TREMONT TWP., Pa.

State police are trying to track down a robber who burst into a convenience store and threatened a worker with a shotgun.

 
 
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