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Doctors offer tips for staying safe in high heat humidity

Doctors offer tips for staying safe in high heat, humidity

Doctors are urging folks to keep cool and hydrated during this week's high heat and humidity. 

New emergency alert system

New emergency alert system

in the event of an emergency, you can be one of the first to know

Pa brewers vow to restore vandalized statue in Reading

Pa. brewers vow to restore vandalized statue in Reading

A historic monument that was vandalized in Reading three months ago is now getting statewide attention.

Fightins fans line up early for Pedro Martinez bobblehead

Fightins fans line up early for Pedro Martinez bobblehead

Reading Fightin Phils fans wrapped around FirstEnergy Stadium on Tuesday to get a Pedro Martinez bobblehead.

Alsace motorcycle accident

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Motorcyclist seriously hurt in crash with car in Alsace

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash with a car in Berks County.

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Schuylkill County man allegedly tried to hit another with his car

Police said Jerome Kimmel of Auburn used his car in an attempt to strike the victim who is his tenant

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Two found dead in Schuylkill County home

Police found a man and a woman dead inside an Ashland home Monday night 

 

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Students, teachers take it outside for summer program

EXETER TWP., Pa.

A program in Exeter Township is putting the summer back in summer school.

Reading City Council addresses paychecks, pavements and parks

READING, Pa.

Members of local AFSCME chapters attended the Reading City Council meeting on Monday night to speak out against pending ordinances to amend the severance section of the administrative code.

Berks County Community Foundation grants to boost Reading arts programming

READING, Pa.

The arts are alive and well on Penn Street thanks to several grants from the Berks County Community Foundation.

Driver escapes injury in farm tractor rollover

CAERNARVON TWP., Pa.

The driver of a farm tractor experienced a close call on Tuesday.

Android phones can be hacked

READING, Pa.

Your phone may be more vulnerable than you think.

Reading City Council: Firing guns in air not allowed

READING, Pa.

A gun battle has Reading city officials firing back.

Police investigating alleged assault in high school locker room

RUSH TWP., Pa.

Schuylkill County authorities are investigating after a high school football player was allegedly assaulted and harassed by three of his peers.

Berks family wins contest for free roof

LEESPORT, Pa.

A Berks County family of four has come out on top as the winner of a free roof replacement.

Facebook sale of sneakers leads to armed robbery

READING, Pa.

Police are issuing a warning about a Facebook exchange that escalated to an armed robbery.

Man charged in alleged DUI crash of SUV into Fleetwood home

FLEETWOOD, Pa.

A man has officially been charged in the crash of his SUV into a house in Fleetwood.

Hawk Mountain unveils wheelchair accessible trail

KEMPTON, Pa.

Hawk Mountain in Kempton has finalized construction of its first-ever Accessible Trail to the nearby South Lookout.

Partial 911 wireless outage reported in Berks County

READING, Pa.

Sprint wireless customers faced a problem when trying to call 911 to the Berks County Department of Emergency Services over the weekend.

Ruscombmanor Township crash sends three people to the hospital

RUSCOMBMANOR TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Three people were taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash in Ruscombmanor Township, Berks County.

Girl takes parent's car for joyride, flips it in Windsor Township

WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police say a vehicle being driven by a 13-year-old girl struck a neighbor's parked car and overturned early Sunday morning.

Vehicle sideswiped by tractor trailer on I-78 in Upper Bern Township

UPPER BERN TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police say three people were taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash on I-78 in Berks County Saturday morning.

Reading youth killed in drive-by shooting

READING, Pa.

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that claimed the life of a 17-year-old boy in Reading.

Local theaters working with police after shooting in La.

READING, Pa.

Moviegoers and theaters in Berks County are reacting to the mass shooting in Louisiana.

Walk in Berks celebrates 25th anniversary of ADA

READING, Pa.

It's now been a quarter-century since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, and dozens turned out to celebrate the landmark law in Reading on Friday.

69 News celebrates 20 years of the 'Berks Edition' on WFMZ

READING, Pa.

At 5:30 p.m. on July 24, 1995, Nancy Werteen and Rob Vaughn welcomed 69 News viewers to the first-ever "Berks Edition" newscast.

Penn National to close Exeter off track wagering location

WYOMISSING, Pa.

Penn National Gaming is set to close the doors on its lone off track wagering location in Berks County.

Farming program for veterans takes root at Rodale

MAXATAWNY TWP., Pa.

Veterans looking for a new career can now trade the battlefield for the farm field.

'Sting' operation silences buzz on Albright College's campus

READING, Pa.

Albright College in Reading was abuzz with activity after thousands of bees swarmed around campus.

Victim's mom pleads for witnesses to come forward

SHILLINGTON, Pa.

The mother of a woman who died after a bar brawl outside a restaurant in Lower Heidelberg Township is asking witnesses to come forward.

New thrift shop provides jobs, support for homeless

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

A Reading-based homeless shelter has launched a unique retail thrift store meant to provide funds and jobs for the homeless.

Officer who shot teens says he thought his life was in danger

LOWER ALSACE TWP., Pa.

Court papers released Thursday shined new light on what happened the night a Reading police officer opened fire after a low-speed chase that spanned three municipalities.

Police enforcing new traffic patterns on Penn Avenue

WEST READING, Pa.

The Buttonwood Street Bridge connecting Reading and West Reading officially closed around noon Tuesday.

Kutztown bicentennial train rides

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

Kutztown is celebrating 200 years as a borough and as part of that celebration it is having nine days of family friendly events.

Contractor falls from roof

BIRDSBORO, Pa

A roofer is fighting for his life in the hospital after he plunged to the cement pavement Wednesday morning.

 

Robbery suspect used teen to lure victims, police say

READING, Pa.

A Berks County man is accused of conspiring with a teenage girl to pull off several brazen robberies in Reading.

Reading releases copies of federal subpoena, search warrant

READING, Pa.

The city of Reading released copies Wednesday of a federal search and seizure warrant and subpoena served on City Hall earlier this month.

 
 
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