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Police chief's son arrested after allegedly pointing gun at detectives

The son of Allentown Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald was arrested after allegedly pointing a loaded gun at detectives, according to court documents.


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Muhlenberg Township fire company awarded over $23,000 in federal grants

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Temple Fire Company Number One over $23,000 in grants.

Police: Caseworker punched, bruised in office by Reading man

A Services Access and Management (SAM) caseworker was assaulted by a client Thursday in Reading.

Laney s Legacy of Hope gets ready for first Fashionista 5K

Laney's Legacy of Hope gets ready for first Fashionista 5K

Laney Brown was an eight year old girl from West Reading who inspired hundreds of thousands of people through her battle with leukemia.

Sinking Spring cracking down on yard sales in borough

Sinking Spring cracking down on yard sales in borough

Numerous neighbor complaints have spurred a new ordinance in Sinking Spring.

Reading SD makes changes

Reading SD makes change to alt. ed program

The school year may be brand new, but the Reading School District is already making changes.

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Hamburg district: Auditor general's report on loss 'deeply flawed'

Calling it "deeply flawed," the Hamburg Area School District responded Friday to the Pennsylvania auditor general's report on the district losing millions of dollars in an interest rate swap.

Amity plane crash

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Hospitalized pilot injured in plane crash improving, doctors say

A pilot who was injured when his small plane crashed in Berks County earlier this week is improving.

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Ex-color guard instructor pleads guilty in student sex case

A former color guard instructor for the Reading High School marching band has admitted in court to her role in a student sex case.

Woman caught on camera stealing puppy from pet store

Woman pleads guilty in theft of puppy from pet store

A high-profile case involving the theft of a puppy caught on camera has concluded with the suspect admitting to the crime.

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Police: Woman makes false rape claim as revenge on ex-boyfriend

A woman's plan to get revenge on her former boyfriend has backfired, police said Friday.


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