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Dinosaurs come alive in Reading

Dinosaurs come to life in Reading

It's a chance to experience dinosaurs like you've never seen them before. Animatronic dinosaurs will be on display at the Reading Public Museum beginning Monday, as part of the '…

Truck flips, catches fire in Washington Twp.

Eastern Berks Fire

Truck flips, catches fire in Washington Twp.

State police are investigating a crash involving a truck in Berks County.

Ronald Gainer installed as Harrisburg Diocese bishop

Harrisburg bishop hospitalized after not feeling well

The Roman Catholic bishop of Harrisburg is in a hospital after not feeling well.

Arrests in Reading-York drug operation

Arrests in Reading-York drug operation

Two Reading men are behind bars in connection with a large scale drug operation.

Central Berks police seek tips in daytime burglary

Police are seeking tips in the case of a daytime burglary in Berks County.

Gregorio Orrostieta and Karlie Hall

Defense expert: Millersville student died of nosebleed, not assault

A defense expert says a college freshman, who died in her Pennsylvania dorm room last year, wasn't beaten or strangled, but died from a "massive nosebleed" caused by a previous…

New video shows students fighting as staff watches

DA speaks about ongoing investigation at NHS School

Two staff members at the Northwestern Human Services (NHS) School in Reading are on administrative leave after videos of fights involving students surfaced, officials said.

 

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Met-Ed proposes electric rate hike

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

Met-Ed customers could see their bills climb in the coming months.

More seniors arming selves for protection, NRA says

SAINT LAWRENCE, Pa.

Gun sales across the country are soaring, and demand is especially high among senior citizens.

Federal inmate charged for having homemade weapon

MINERSVILLE, Pa.

Thirty-six-year-old Davon Perry, a prison inmate, has been indicted for allegedly possessing a homemade sharpened weapon last June.

Car rams rear of school bus in Reading

READING, Pa.

At least one person was injured in an accident involving a car and a school bus in Reading.

Stuck truck blocks railroad crossing in Maidencreek

MAIDENCREEK TWP., Pa.

A stuck truck caused some traffic troubles between Blandon and Fleetwood in Berks County on Thursday.

Hudson's Bay Company brings jobs to Schuylkill County

FOSTER TOWNSHIP, Pa.

A new fulfillment center in Schuylkill County that eventually creates 207 new, full-time jobs is being opened by Hudson’s Bay Company.

Reading man among 14 charged in 7-county drug ring

HARRISBURG, Pa.

A Berks County man is among 14 people indicted by federal authorities for allegedly trafficking drugs across seven Pennsylvania counties.

Rutter's to open first Berks store in Hamburg

YORK, Pa.

Berks County is set to welcome a new addition to its assortment of Redner's, Sheetz, Turkey Hill and Wawa convenience stores.

Berks man backing Donald Trump as GOP delegate

TOPTON, Pa.

Pennsylvania's uncommitted delegate system was thought to be one of the big loopholes that could lead to a brokered convention come July, but if Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District is any indication, that may no longer be the case

Berks chamber, 2 other organizations join forces

READING, Pa.

Three organizations with similar goals are joining forces to help Berks County's business community thrive.

Man accused of groping woman on BARTA bus arrested

MOUNT PENN, Pa.

The man accused of groping a 19-year-old woman on a BARTA bus is now behind bars.

Car overturns after being hit by train in Maxatawny

MAXATAWNY TWP., Pa.

A car overturned after being clipped by a train in Berks County.

Videos surface of fights inside NHS School in Reading

READING, Pa.

Berks County's district attorney and Reading police are investigating a school after video of classroom fights started surfacing.

Police: Fabric softener used in homicide attempt

READING, Pa.

A Reading man is behind bars for allegedly trying to kill his girlfriend by pouring fabric softener into her mouth.

Parents upset over eliminated bus routes

LOWER HEIDELBERG TWP., Pa.

Some parents in the Wilson School District say they're upset about changes to the way their kids get to school.

Vandalism puts league's future in jeopardy

READING, Pa.

A summer basketball league is picking up the pieces after vandals targeted its headquarters, which caused thousands of dollars in damage.

Voters OK merger of Berks borough, township

UPPER TULPEHOCKEN TWP., Pa.

As a result of Tuesday's primary election, two municipalities in Berks County will become one.

Reading man 1 of 3 charged in bank robbery

SOUTH LEBANON TWP., Pa.

A Reading man is one of three people charged Wednesday in the armed robbery of a bank in Lebanon County.

Sanders, Trump win primary vote in Berks

READING, Pa.

The front-running candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, may have easily won the statewide vote in Pennsylvania's primary election, but a county-by-county breakdown of the results reveals that Berks was for Bernie Sanders.

Road to White House brings C-SPAN bus to Berks

HEIDELBERG TWP., Pa.

A day after Pennsylvania's primary election, the C-SPAN Campaign 2016 bus paid a visit to Berks County as it continues along the road to the White House.

Smucker wins 16th District Republican primary

Pennsylvania Sen. Lloyd Smucker is one step closer to making the jump to the U.S. House of Representatives as he advances to the general election with a win in Tuesday’s primary election.

Police ID man accused of groping woman on bus

MOUNT PENN, Pa.

Police have identified the man who is accused of groping a woman on a crowded BARTA bus in Berks County.

Schuylkill County man charged with raping 13-year-old

FRACKVILLE, Pa.

A Schuylkill County man was arrested and charged Tuesday for allegedly raping a 13-year-old juvenile

Incumbent Caltagirone takes 127th District primary

READING, Pa.

Incumbent Pennsylvania Rep. Thomas Caltagirone won the 127th District Democratic primary Tuesday evening.

Volunteer 'victims' needed to fulfill boy's wish

SINKING SPRING, Pa.

Halloween may still be half a year away, but Shocktoberfest will be up and running for a good cause next month.

Police seek man accused of groping woman on BARTA bus

SAINT LAWRENCE, Pa.

Police in Berks County are searching for a man who is accused of groping a woman on a BARTA bus. 

Police search for man wanted in attack at Wawa

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with an attack at the Wawa store in Muhlenberg Township.

Ground broken on Antietam Lake upgrades

LOWER ALSACE TWP., Pa.

Officials are preparing to polish one of Berks County's gems.

Yuengling's Ice Cream wins international award

LOS ANGELES

When it comes to vanilla ice cream, Yuengling's stands out among its competitors.

Dog rescued from burning home in Reading

READING, Pa.

A dog owes its life to firefighters who rescued it from a burning home in Reading on Monday.

 
 
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