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Tractor trailer brings down tree on Route 61

A tractor trailer brought down part of a tree on Route 61 in Berks County on Wednesday.

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UGI gas customers to see bill increase

UGI's gas customers are about to see an increase in their monthly bills.

Court papers: Drive-by shooting result of family feud

A feud between stepbrothers led one of them to open fire on the other's home, according to court documents released Wednesday.

More charges for alleged partners in crime

More charges for alleged partners in crime

A woman who, police said, attempted to rob a shop in Reading last week has been charged, along with another suspect, in two more holdups.

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New post office opens for business in downtown Reading

The U.S. Postal Service is following through on its plans to open a new post office in downtown Reading.

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Field of Screams crew scares up publicity on 69 News visit

Halloween is now just two months away, and the folks at Field of Screams are wasting no time getting the season of fright started.

Wyomissing PD reports 15 car break-ins in August

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Wyomissing PD reports 15 car break-ins in August

Keeping an eye on your car is always a good idea, and after this past month, that's especially true in Wyomissing.

 

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New helmet technology aims to keep football players safe

EXETER TWP., Pa.

The high school football season is already underway. This year, one team in Berks County is turning to new technology in an effort to keep players safer.

Human skull found near Route 54 in Mahanoy

MAHANOY TWP., Pa.

The discovery of a human skull has prompted Pennsylvania State Police to launch a death investigation in Schuylkill County.

Reading students in need can shop at school

READING, Pa.

This week, it's back to school for students in the Reading School District.

New post office set to open in downtown Reading

READING, Pa.

The U.S. Postal Service is following through on its plans to open a new post office in downtown Reading.

Man posing as elderly woman robs bank in Reading

READING, Pa.

Police are investigating another bank robbery in Berks County, the fifth one in recent weeks.

Big rig vs. home: 'The whole front of the house is gone'

HONEY BROOK, Pa.

Police are trying to determine how a flatbed tractor trailer ended up crashing into a house in Chester County on Tuesday.

Man arrested in drive-by shooting of home near Birdsboro

READING, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police have made an arrest in the drive-by shooting of a home in Berks County.

Friend helps West Reading couple displaced by fire

WEST READING, Pa.

This is a story of hardship, but it's also one of friendship.

Officials raise concerns about new pump track

READING, Pa.

A new bike pump track in Reading has revitalized a vacant lot, but it's also sparking safety concerns.

Magungie man arrested in robbery in Longswamp

LONGSWAMP TWP., Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police arrested a Lehigh County man, who is accused of robbing and assaulting a Berks County man.

Berks man remembered after being found dead in Texas

A former Berks County man is being remembered after being found dead in San Antonio.

Missing teen found safe with friend, mom says

MOUNT PENN, Pa.

A Berks County teenager who went missing late last week has been found safe at a friend's house, according to her mom.

Pedestrian struck in Tamaqua

TAMAQUA, Pa.

Tamaqua police are investigating after a pedestrian was hit in the Schuylkill County borough.

Berks teen missing, considered endangered runaway

MOUNT PENN, Pa.

A Berks County police department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing teenager.

Caught on camera: Home hit in drive-by shooting

UNION TWP., Pa.

State police are on the hunt for at least two people who, they said, pulled out a shotgun and opened fire on a house in Berks County.

Most Berks students now back in school

BERN TWP., Pa.

Many children in Berks County returned to school Monday, ant that means buses are back on the road.

Woman beaten, left in woods with child, police say

WEST MAHANOY TWP., Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police are searching for an assault suspect who, they said, should be considered dangerous.

Taylor Swift reports for jury duty in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn.

Pop star Taylor Swift surprised Davidson County, Tennessee, residents when she showed up to jury duty in Nashville.

Cigarette to blame for 2-alarm blaze in West Reading

WEST READING, Pa.

An improperly discarded cigarette is to blame for sparking a two-alarm fire in West Reading over the weekend, officials said.

Teenagers escape flipped-over SUV before it catches fire

EAST BRUNSWICK TWP., Pa.

Three people were injured when their SUV rolled over in Schuylkill County on Saturday.

Police: Hit-and-run driver found sleeping in vehicle

PORT CARBON, Pa.

A driver who left the scene of an accident was later found sleeping in his vehicle, police said.

Accident in Tulpehocken Township sends two children to hospital

TULPEHOCKEN TWP., Pa.

A 10-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl were transported to the hospital for minor injuries after a car crash in Berks County on Saturday.

Firefighters battle blaze in Reading

READING, Pa.

A fire damaged a home in Reading on Sunday.

Kids have fun at water balloon fight in West Reading

WEST READING, Pa.

It was every kid for himself in West Reading Saturday!

Kutztown University students move in; potential of faculty strike looms

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

Saturday, at Kutztown University, members of the union that represents thousands of faculty members and coaches at Pennsylvania state schools passed out flyers and fielded questions about current contract negotiations with the state.

Rescuers free man trapped in SUV after crash in Schuylkill County

WEST PENN TWP., Pa.

A man was injured in an early morning crash in West Penn Township.

2-alarm fire damages building in West Reading

WEST READING, Pa.

A fire in West Reading went to two alarms Saturday afternoon before firefighters could bring it under control.

Motorcycle passenger dies in Reading crash

READING, Pa.

One person was killed in an early morning motorcycle accident in Reading, according to the Berks County Coroner's Office.

High school football season kicks-off in Berks County

HAMBURG, Pa.

At last...? the lights are on.

RiverFest set to get underway in Muhlenberg

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

Crews were busy setting up the stages in Muhlenberg Township on Friday.

 
 
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