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Boy, 12, dies after falling into rain-swollen creek, police say

A young boy's walk along the French Creek ended in tragedy.

Berks group using art to educate about storm drain pollution

On Thursday, the Schuylkill Action Network and Berks Conservancy will install a storm drain art exhibit in City Park at 11th and Washington streets in downtown Reading.

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Boscov's 'Christmas in July' event to benefit people in need

Christmas is sure to come early this year for local veterans and people in need.

Funnel cloud near Honey Brook

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NWS confirms tornado touched down in Honey Brook area

A path of damage and destruction on the border between Berks and Chester counties was caused by a tornado, according to the National Weather Service.

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Exeter man jailed on child pornography charges

A Berks County man is behind bars on more than two dozen child pornography charges.

World Cup soccer

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Santander Arena to host free World Cup viewing party

The United States' win over Germany in the women's World Cup soccer tournament has set the stage for what's being billed as Berks Country's largest soccer viewing party of all…

A string of questions about mischief

Police probe 'string of mischief' in Muhlenberg Township

Residents in a quiet Muhlenberg Township community have a string of questions regarding some dangerous mischief.

 

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Berks hotels booked for pope's Philly visit; 'It's unreal'

READING, Pa.

Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia is generating excitement all around the region.

Kutztown Folk Festival avoids brunt of severe weather

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

The wet weather is having an impact at the Kutztown Folk Festival.

Firefighters called to Reading Eagle building

READING, Pa.

At least five firetrucks were parked for a time outside the Penn Street structure.

Schuylkill County boy hit by car, flown to hospital

BLYTHE TWP., Pa.

The 12-year-old was riding a scooter Monday when he was struck by a Honda that ran a stop sign, Pennsylvania State Police say.

Crafters busy at the Kutztown Folk Festival

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

It's a busy week in kutztown as hundreds of thousands of people come for the annual Kutztown Folk Festival.

Police ID victim of deadly shooting in Reading

READING, Pa.

Reading police have identified the man who was shot and killed in a homicide over the weekend.

Folk Festival vendor makes something money can't buy

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

The festival is an event that features locally made crafts, food and quilts

Crash takes out pole on 422 in Exeter, knocks out electricity

EXETER TWP., Pa.

An accident involving a dump truck and a tractor trailer has created quite a mess on a major highway in Berks County.

Berks Pa.'s biggest winner under new school funding formula

HARRISBURG, Pa.

A new public school funding formula being considered by the Pennsylvania Legislature would create winners and losers as it seeks a way to link the distribution of state aid more closely to need.

Berks DA releases statement on probe of woman's death

READING, Pa.

The investigation of an incident that resulted in the death of a woman outside a restaurant in Berks County remains under investigation, District Attorney John Adams said Monday.

Police searching for missing Exeter man

EXETER, Pa.

Police are looking for a missing Exeter man who was last seen on May 10, 2015.

Thirteen-year-old Reading girl found

READING, Pa.

Reading Police announced a missing 13-year-old was found.

One person killed in early morning Reading homicide

READING, Pa.

A man was shot and killed and another person was seriously injured when gunfire erupted inside a bar in Reading early Saturday morning.

Kutztown Folk Festival kicks off despite pouring rain

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

Not even pouring rain and impending storms could keep people from attending the opening day of one of America's oldest festivals.

Horse and buggy rear-ended in Lancaster, three people hurt

LANCASTER, Pa.

A horse is dead and three people suffered serious injuries after their horse drawn carriage was rear-ended in Lancaster, Lancaster County.

Greenwich Township man arrested for terroristic threats

GREENWICH TWP., Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police say a Greenwich Township man arrested Saturday morning is facing numerous charges, including terroristic threats.

So long, Sandberg; fans react to Phillies shakeup

READING, Pa.

Baseball fans across the region are still reeling over the bombshell announcement that came out of the Philadelphia Phillies' camp Friday

Rally in Reading after same-sex marriage ruling

READING, Pa.

Rainbow flags were flying high, drivers were honking and supporters were cheering as dozens gathered on the Penn Street Bridge in Reading to celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage

Mosquito spraying set for Schuylkill Haven on July 1

WILKES BARRE, Pa.

The Department of Environmental Protection will conduct a mosquito control operation to eliminate high populations of mosquitoes in the Schuykill Haven Borough

SCOTUS' same-sex marriage ruling met with mixed reviews

READING, Pa.

The Supreme Court is making same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.

Suspected driver in police chase, fiery crash waives hearing

READING, Pa.

The Reading woman who, police said, did methamphetamine and hit a police car is heading to trial.

Caught on camera: Berks family encounters shark on vacation

A shark encounter caught on camera provided thrills for a Berks County family while they were on vacation this week.

Al Boscov loses bid for The Mall at Steamtown in Scranton

EXETER TWP., Pa.

Al Boscov has lost out in his bid to buy a struggling mall in downtown Scranton.

BARTA details shuttle for Buttonwood Street Bridge closure

READING, Pa.

BARTA revealed details Friday of its planned park-n-ride shuttle service during the upcoming closure of the Buttonwood Street Bridge in Berks County.

Kutztown folk festival: It's that time of year

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

It's a race against the clock for organizers at the Kutztown Folk Festival.

Attorney: Groom 'embarrassed' by wedding day brawl

READING, Pa.

The attorney for the groom charged in a wild wedding brawl said Thursday that his client is "embarrassed."

West Penn police hold CSI camp for kids

WEST PENN TWP., Pa.

Dozens of children in Schuylkill County are learning how to solve crimes from the people who do it everyday

Boyer's Food Markets holds job fair for new Birdsboro store

BIRDSBORO, Pa.

Job-hunters in Berks County got a helping hand Thursday.

Berks leaders react to court's Affordable Care Act ruling

READING, Pa.

In a 6-3 vote, the United States Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a key part of the controversial Affordable Care Act.

Heroes recount pool rescue: 'Don't let this kid die'

KENHORST, Pa.

As a four-year-old boy recovers after nearly drowning in a pool Wednesday afternoon, the team of heroes credited with saving his life are speaking out.

 
 
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