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Jurors visit crime scene

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Torres jurors hear from victim's family, visit crime scenes

Jurors stepped out of the courtroom and onto a bus to view the scenes crucial to the high-profile case for a man who was once one of America's most wanted fugitives.

Garrison Keillor

New date set for Garrison Keillor's postponed show in Reading

Garrison Keillor is hoping better weather this spring will allow him to visit Reading.

Parents on alert for man trying to lure a girl into his SUV

Reading parents on alert for man trying to lure a girl into his SUV

A walk to school took a sinister turn for a young girl in the city of Reading.

Home heating oil prices falling

Home heating oil prices falling

It is business as usual for heating oil delivery drivers in Berks County. But one thing that is not as predictable is the price.

2015 Reading State of City address

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Mayor Spencer on state of city: 'Reading is riding a comeback'

While challenges remain on Reading's road to recovery, the city's future is bright.

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Reading woman busted with $1M worth of cocaine

An undercover drug operation led to the discovery of more than $1 million worth of cocaine and the arrest of a woman in Reading.

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Committee OKs 'Eileen's Law' bill for consideration by Pa. House

A bill named for a woman who died while serving jail time for her children's truancy cases is moving forward in Harrisburg.

Reading bank robbery surveillance

Man sought for robbery of bank in downtown Reading

Police are searching for the man who robbed a bank in downtown Reading on Wednesday.

Man working on car succumbs to CO poisoning coroner says

Man working on car succumbs to CO poisoning, coroner says

A man working on a running car inside a closed garage in Berks County died after being overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning, authorities said.

High Point Baptist Academy fire

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Intentionally set fire forces evacuation of school in Robeson

A small fire filled part of a school in Berks County with smoke, forcing the evacuation of students and staff.


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  • President George W. Bush, 2002 State of the Union

    White House photo

    On this day: January 29

    "The Raven" is first published, baseball and football induct their first hall of fame classes, the Gulf War fighting takes to the ground, and President George W. Bush coins the phrase "Axis of Evil," all on this day.

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