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Elderly burglary victim I was all shook up

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Elderly burglary victim: 'I was all shook up'

Police said they are looking into a string of daytime burglaries in Berks and Lehigh counties.

Berks forms countywide opioid task force

Berks forms countywide opioid task force

Berks County is forming a task force to gather more information about the growing heroin problem.

Super Bowl Sunday game plan Drink OR drive

Super Bowl Sunday game plan: Drink OR drive

Police in Berks County are urging football fans to call their Super Bowl Sunday play now -- drink OR drive.

Outgoing RPD chief This has been my favorite job

Outgoing RPD chief: 'This has been my favorite job'

After nearly 40 years in law enforcement, Reading's police chief is heading to the private sector.

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Citadel student with knife a suspect in stabbing

The student found to have a knife inside Reading Intermediate High School is also the suspect in a stabbing, according to city police.

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Fightin Phils ticket a hot item on cold day

Many Reading Fightin Phils fans may have been hoping for a frigid Friday morning.

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Super Bowl snacks: From unique to traditional

Many are getting ready for the big game on Sunday with local favorites, from Lebanon bologna to chicken wings.

 

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Student with knife prompts Citadel lockdown

READING, Pa.

The discovery of a student with a knife prompted a lockdown and search of Reading Intermediate High School.

Police: Pursued DUI suspect hits cars, house

WYOMISSING, Pa.

A DUI suspect led officers on a chase through Wyomissing before he crashed his SUV into a house, police said.

Tractor trailer cab erupts in flames

BERN TWP., Pa.

The cab of a tractor trailer erupted in flames, sending a plume of black smoke high into the air and shutting down a road during the Friday morning commute.

Ahead of Berks event, Jaciel body slams wrestler

National Pro Wrestling Day will be celebrated Saturday with a free event in Berks County.

Police warn of IRS phone scam

Police departments across Berks County are sounding the alarm on social media about a serious phone scam.

Past and present refugees relate at Penn State Berks event

Several shared their stories at an event at the Freyberger Gallery.

Potholes popping up on region's roads

READING, Pa.

Potholes were big problems last winter.

Ex-FBI agent offers insight into city hall probe

READING, Pa.

With the FBI back in Reading, a retired agent is offering some insight on the ongoing investigation.

Overcoming autism on the wrestling mat

UNION TWP., Pa.

Daniel Boone High School's Jonathan Arms said wrestling changed his life

FBI investigators return to Reading City Hall

READING, Pa.

Federal investigators are widening their probe into Reading City Hall.

Rain, power outages strike downtown Reading

Several areas were inundated with floods.

RSD superintendent on hand for bill signing

HARRISBURG, Pa.

A requirement that Pennsylvania students pass the Keystone Exams to graduate high school is on hold for at least two years, although Gov. Tom Wolf said that doesn't mean he's against testing or accountability.

Exeter SD to implement new college and career prep solutions

EXETER TWP., Pa.

The program is being rolled out in phases. 

Stop turns up pepper spray, restraints, accused stalker

FLEETWOOD, Pa.

A Berks County man has been charged with stalking his ex-girlfriend after a traffic stop turned up restraints, pepper spray and latex gloves in his vehicle, police announced Tuesday.

Officer's car hit by drunk driver, police say

EXETER TWP., Pa.

For the second time in less than two months, an Exeter Township police car has been struck by an alleged drunk driver.

PSP: Cause of fire near Hamburg undetermined

TILDEN TWP., Pa.

The cause of a fire that triggered a series of propane gas explosions, ultimately destroying a mobile home, can't be determined, Pennsylvania State Police announced Tuesday.

Reading City Council reacts to Acosta's sentence

READING, Pa.

Reading City Council members who served with Francis Acosta reacted to his sentence by a federal judge in Philadelphia on Monday.

Patty Pagoda sees shadow atop Mount Penn

READING, Pa.

Tuesday morning's sunrise must have been a bit brighter in Berks County than it was in Jefferson County.

Flyers announce rosters for game in Reading

PHILADELPHIA

The Philadelphia Flyers have finalized the full rosters for their upcoming alumni game in Reading.

Crews battle fire at once-popular Schuylkill restaurant

ORWIGSBURG, Pa.

Fire at the former Swiss Chalet broke out before noon

Ex-council president gets prison for taking bribe

PHILADELPHIA

Former Reading City Council President Francis Acosta has learned the price he'll pay for taking a bribe from the city's then-mayor.

Baker College to open downtown Reading campus

READING, Pa.

Baker College is a little more than two months away from opening its newest campus in downtown Reading.

Ex-council president set to appear in federal court

PHILADELPHIA

Reading's former city council president will learn Monday the price he'll pay after pleading guilty to federal bribery charges.

Berks hospitals fund upgrade for faster EKGs

READING, Pa.

Emergency room doctors in Berks County will soon get their hands on potentially life-saving information faster than ever before.

Allentown man nabbed trying to smuggle drugs into prison

BUTLER TWP., Pa.

Police say drugs were found during search before visit

Donations sought to help Marine family following fire

LOWER ALSACE TWP., Pa.

A U.S. Marine kicked his training into action and saved his entire family from a raging fire on Friday. His wife and infant daughter are safe, but they lost everything.

Police investigating prescription forgeries

N. MANHEIM TWP., Pa.

Man tried to get Oxycodone at a CVS

Former Reading council president set to be sentenced

PHILADELPHIA

Former Reading City Council President Francis Acosta is scheduled to be sentenced Monday for taking a bribe from a former mayor.

Reading schools reopen for 1st time since blizzard

READING, Pa.

Reading's 18,000 public school students are back in class for the fist time since the blizzard.

Berks County group exposes dangers of lead in toys

SPRING TWP., Pa.

An environmental safety firm in Berks County is sounding the alarm over a hidden health danger to children.

 
 
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