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Ugly tree to be replaced

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Reading's 'ugly' Christmas tree to stay on Penn Square

Reading's official Christmas tree will now stay where it stands on Penn Square in center city.

Golf ahead of snow

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Many enjoy warm weather while planning for snow

From the tee to the green, golfers took advantage of record warmth on Monday.

Anairis Sullivan-Reyes

Woman tied up, beat 4-year-old child, detectives say

A 4-year-old boy is being treated for serious injuries he suffered, allegedly at the hands of his mother.

Drowsy driving a national epidemic

Local tragedy sheds light on drowsy-driving epidemic

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more than one in five fatal crashes involves a drowsy driver. An example of those dangers recently played out in Berks County.

Ugly tree to be replaced

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Reading parting ways with 'ugly' Christmas tree

After complaints from angry Reading residents, officials say the city's Christmas tree will come down.

'Ugly' Christmas tree lit in Reading

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Reading's 'ugly' Christmas tree causes controversy

After complaints by angry Reading residents, officals confirm that the city's Christmas tree will come down.

Bank robbed in Shillington

Bank robbed in Shillington

Police in Shillington are investigating a bank robbery.

Salvation Army closing thrift store in Muhlenberg

Salvation Army closing thrift store in Muhlenberg

The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Muhlenberg Township will be closing for good.

Reading police car outside Southern Middle School

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Berks schools awarded grants for safety programs

Schools in Berks County are among 123 across Pennsylvania that will share in $2.6 million in safe schools targeted grants.

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Education fund set up for crash victim's young sons

Anyone wishing to pay tribute to one of the two people killed in the pileup on Route 222 in Berks County this week is being asked to do so by helping her two children.


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