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Fatal accident in Cumru Township claims life of 72-year-old man

Cumru Township Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that left one person dead and four others injured.

Four fire companies called to battle Exeter Township house fire

A fire severely damaged a home in Exeter Township, Berks County Saturday night.

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State Police search for Berks County escapee

State Police are searching the Reading area for an escapee from the ADDAPT re-entry facility.

Pat Garrett Amphitheater

Pat Garrett

Pat Garrett Amphitheater set to reopen this month

For years, it played host to some of the biggest names in country music.

422 jughandle in Exeter

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Route 422 East jughandle in Exeter open to traffic

Motorists on Route 422 East in Exeter Township will now notice some changes in their travels.

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Flushed to freedom: Ducklings rescued from storm drain

There were tense moments in Berks County on Friday as police and firefighters worked to rescue ducklings from a storm drain.

Tamaqua Community Pool closed through holiday weekend

Tamaqua Community Pool closed through holiday weekend

Schuylkill County residents who were planning to enjoy the holiday weekend at the Tamaqua Community Pool should make other arrangements

 

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Donald Trump inspires Berks musician Pat Garrett

UPPER TULPEHOCKEN TWP., Pa.

As the 2016 race for president heats up, Berks County's own Pat Garrett is trying to lighten the mood.

What's on the menu at Kutztown Folk Festival?

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

The Folk Festival is still going strong in Kutztown as it continues through the Fourth of July weekend

Boy, 12, dies after falling into rain-swollen creek, police say

WARWICK TWP., Pa.

A young boy's walk along the French Creek ended in tragedy.

Phanatic’s Galapagos Gang to make MiLB debut in Reading

READING, Pa.

The population of mascots in Baseballtown will nearly double next week.

Berks group using art to educate about storm drain pollution

READING, Pa.

On Thursday, the Schuylkill Action Network and Berks Conservancy will install a storm drain art exhibit in City Park at 11th and Washington streets in downtown Reading.

Boscov's 'Christmas in July' event to benefit people in need

EXETER TWP., Pa.

Christmas is sure to come early this year for local veterans and people in need.

NWS confirms tornado touched down in Honey Brook area

HONEY BROOK TWP., Pa.

A path of damage and destruction on the border between Berks and Chester counties was caused by a tornado, according to the National Weather Service.

Exeter man jailed on child pornography charges

EXETER TWP., Pa.

A Berks County man is behind bars on more than two dozen child pornography charges.

Santander Arena to host free World Cup viewing party

READING, Pa.

The United States' win over Germany in the women's World Cup soccer tournament has set the stage for what's being billed as Berks Country's largest soccer viewing party of all time.

Police probe 'string of mischief' in Muhlenberg Township

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

Residents in a quiet Muhlenberg Township community have a string of questions regarding some dangerous mischief.

Berks hotels booked for pope's Philly visit; 'It's unreal'

READING, Pa.

Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia is generating excitement all around the region.

Kutztown Folk Festival avoids brunt of severe weather

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

The wet weather is having an impact at the Kutztown Folk Festival.

Firefighters called to Reading Eagle building

READING, Pa.

At least five firetrucks were parked for a time outside the Penn Street structure.

Schuylkill County boy hit by car, flown to hospital

BLYTHE TWP., Pa.

The 12-year-old was riding a scooter Monday when he was struck by a Honda that ran a stop sign, Pennsylvania State Police say.

Crafters busy at the Kutztown Folk Festival

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

It's a busy week in kutztown as hundreds of thousands of people come for the annual Kutztown Folk Festival.

Police ID victim of deadly shooting in Reading

READING, Pa.

Reading police have identified the man who was shot and killed in a homicide over the weekend.

Folk Festival vendor makes something money can't buy

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

The festival is an event that features locally made crafts, food and quilts

Crash takes out pole on 422 in Exeter, knocks out electricity

EXETER TWP., Pa.

An accident involving a dump truck and a tractor trailer has created quite a mess on a major highway in Berks County.

Berks Pa.'s biggest winner under new school funding formula

HARRISBURG, Pa.

A new public school funding formula being considered by the Pennsylvania Legislature would create winners and losers as it seeks a way to link the distribution of state aid more closely to need.

Berks DA releases statement on probe of woman's death

READING, Pa.

The investigation of an incident that resulted in the death of a woman outside a restaurant in Berks County remains under investigation, District Attorney John Adams said Monday.

Police searching for missing Exeter man

EXETER, Pa.

Police are looking for a missing Exeter man who was last seen on May 10, 2015.

Thirteen-year-old Reading girl found

READING, Pa.

Reading Police announced a missing 13-year-old was found.

One person killed in early morning Reading homicide

READING, Pa.

A man was shot and killed and another person was seriously injured when gunfire erupted inside a bar in Reading early Saturday morning.

Kutztown Folk Festival kicks off despite pouring rain

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

Not even pouring rain and impending storms could keep people from attending the opening day of one of America's oldest festivals.

Horse and buggy rear-ended in Lancaster, three people hurt

LANCASTER, Pa.

A horse is dead and three people suffered serious injuries after their horse drawn carriage was rear-ended in Lancaster, Lancaster County.

Greenwich Township man arrested for terroristic threats

GREENWICH TWP., Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police say a Greenwich Township man arrested Saturday morning is facing numerous charges, including terroristic threats.

So long, Sandberg; fans react to Phillies shakeup

READING, Pa.

Baseball fans across the region are still reeling over the bombshell announcement that came out of the Philadelphia Phillies' camp Friday

Rally in Reading after same-sex marriage ruling

READING, Pa.

Rainbow flags were flying high, drivers were honking and supporters were cheering as dozens gathered on the Penn Street Bridge in Reading to celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage

Mosquito spraying set for Schuylkill Haven on July 1

WILKES BARRE, Pa.

The Department of Environmental Protection will conduct a mosquito control operation to eliminate high populations of mosquitoes in the Schuykill Haven Borough

SCOTUS' same-sex marriage ruling met with mixed reviews

READING, Pa.

The Supreme Court is making same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.

 
 
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