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Feds: Reading woman bought guns for convicted felon

Federal authorities have indicted a Berks County woman for allegedly buying guns and ammunition for a convicted felon.

Gov. Tom Corbett at GoggleWorks in Reading

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GoggleWorks expansion on track with $2 million grant from state

Efforts to breathe more life into Reading's Entertainment Square were given a boost Tuesday with a visit by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.

Albright College off-campus fire scene

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Student injured in fire released from hospital; other still critical

One of two Albright College students who survived an on-campus apartment fire over the weekend is now out of the hospital.

Michael Bazik - Exeter Rite Aid robbery suspect

Police: Exeter robbery suspect needed money for beer, 'crack'

A knife-wielding man who, police said, robbed a pharmacy in Berks County told them he did it because he needed money to buy beer and "crack."

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical

Screen to stage: Rudolph, other iconic characters to visit Reading

For generations, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" has delighted millions of TV viewers around the world.

11th and Spring accident

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2-vehicle accident sparks 'major' gas leak in Reading

A two-vehicle accident and gas leak prompted the need for a quick evacuation of a Reading neighborhood.

Police ID driver who hit Fleetwood sign

Police ID driver who hit Fleetwood sign

Police say they've figured out who hit the Welcome to Fleetwood sign and kept on driving.

Police renew efforts to solve man s cold case killing

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Police renew efforts to solve man's cold case killing

Police, along with a Reading grandmother, are reaching out to the public in hopes of solving a case that has gone cold for a decade.

Irvin Gwinner

Police: Serial shoplifter busted with $1,900 crossbow

A serial shoplifting suspect has been arrested for the 15th time, according to state police.

Peter Sivak

Constable serves eviction notice, finds marijuana grow operation

A constable serving an eviction notice uncovered a marijuana growing operation in Reading, police said.


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