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PennDOT to display plans for Route 222 intersection project

Route 222 motorists are being given the opportunity to learn more about one of the highway's planned improvement projects.

Widening of busy intersection in Muhlenberg to take 2 years

Postponed Route 61 intersection project to begin Wednesday

A two-year project that will improve a busy intersection in Berks County is set to get underway Wednesday.

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Berks man jailed in sex assault cases involving underage girls

A Berks County man has been jailed in Wyoming County on charges that stem from inappropriate relationships he allegedly had with three underage girls.

Kate Gosselin on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

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Donald Trump to Kate Gosselin: 'You're fired!'

Berks County reality TV star Kate Gosselin has heard the words no contestant on Donald Trump's 'Celebrity Apprentice' wants to hear.

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Wintry weather postpones Garrison Keillor's visit to Reading

The wintry weather has forced Garrison Keillor to postpone his visit to Reading.


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'MythBusters' to be unleashed in Reading this spring

From show to stage, the "MythBusters" are set to be unleashed in Reading.

Homeless shelter open to help just in time

Homeless shelter open to help just in time

A popular Berks County shelter, once on the brink of remaining closed during long winter nights, is now offering hope for hundreds of homeless people.

Berks ready for snow

Snowy forecast keeping state, local road crews busy

More snow was making its way across the region on Monday, and PennDOT and municipal road crews were preparing.

Imposter maintenance worker asks for drugs

Imposter maintenance worker asks for drugs

Police in West Reading are investigating after a bizarre incident.

Reading votes to repeal local gun laws

Reading City Council voted Monday night to repeal all sections of the City Code pertaining to firearms.


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    On this day: January 27

    Mozart is born, Auschwitz is liberated, Elvis releases "Heartbreak Hotel," tragedy claims the crew of Apollo 1, Michael Jackson's hair catches fire, and Steve Jobs unveils the iPad, all on this day.

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