Don Spirit mugshot

LIVE: Fla. murder-suicide news conference

Now: Authorities hold a news conference on the Bell, Florida, murder-suicide.

LIVE: Biden Women's Leadership Forum remarks

9:45 a.m. ET: Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the Democratic National Committee's annual Women's Leadership Forum.

LIVE: Hagel POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony

10:15 a.m. ET: Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosts the Department of Defense's National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony.

LIVE: 'It's On Us' campaign launch

11:45 a.m. ET: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden launch the "It's On Us" campaign, a new public awareness and action campaign designed to prevent sexual assault at colleges and universities.


Berks Top Stories

Police lights file 2

Man armed with sword robs convenience store

Police in Berks County are looking for a man they say held up a convenience store with a sword.

Mural dedicated to local historian

Mural dedicated to local historian

A Reading icon was in the spotlight once again as dozens vowed to never forget his contributions.

Motorcyclist rushed to the hospital after crashing

Motorcyclist rushed to the hospital after crashing

A motorcyclist had to be rushed to the hospital after getting trapped underneath a tractor trailer in Reading.

Marijuana grow operation near Boyertown

Berks County Detectives

Marijuana grow operation dismantled; hundreds of plants seized

A Lehigh County man is under arrest and a Berks County man is being sought in connection with what law enforcement authorities described as a "sophisticated" marijuana grow operation.

Prize pumpkin

Liz Kilmer/69 News

Couple squashes competition with pumpkins at Oley fair

A patch of colossal pumpkins is leaving visitors in awe at the Oley Valley Community Fair.

Juror's misconduct leads to new trial for convicted killer

A convicted killer whose death warrant was signed by then-Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has been granted a new trial.

Alsace barn fire flare-up

Chad Blimline/69 News

Fire that destroyed barn in Alsace flares up again

Firefighters have returned to the scene of a fire that destroyed a barn in Berks County last weekend.

Generic crime scene tape

Police: Knife-wielding man robs gas station

Police are looking for a young adult male who robbed a Schuylkill County gas station Wednesday evening.

Vigil held for Albright College student killed in fire

Vigil held for Albright College student killed in fire

Hundreds of heavy hearts at Albright College turned out Wednesday evening to remember a fellow student, Matthew Rein.

Local hospitals preparing for outbreak of enterovirus

Local hospitals preparing for outbreak of enterovirus

A fast-spreading respiratory illness has made its way into Pennsylvania.


Berks Community Calendar

>> Complete Event Listing
>> Submit Your Event

More Berks Headlines


On this Day

  • George Washington's farewell address

    Public domain

    On this day: September 19

    George Washington says goodbye, America takes nuclear testing underground, Simon & Garfunkel reunite in Central Park, and emoticons are born, all on this day.

69News at Noon (12pm)

Your Regional News & Info

There are currently no severe weather alerts.

Facebook Recommendations

Pagoda Cams

Most Viewed on

Latest From The Newsroom

A Service from PR Newswire

More Local Headlines from PR Newswire