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Group sets up wifi hotspot in downtown Reading

Group sets up wifi hotspot in downtown Reading

Gone are the days of dial-up. Now mainstream America is using wifi and Reading is jumping on board.

Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce hosts annual picnic

Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce hosts annual picnic

The rain couldn't keep local business leaders from rubbing elbows Thursday night.

Reading police discuss methods with community members

Reading police discuss methods with community members in light of Ferguson

Eyes across the country have been on police departments after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, which sparked an uproar in Ferguson, Missouri.

Muhlenberg accident #2

Good Samaritan jumps into action after violent wreck on bypass

Three people are lucky to be alive after a guardrail impaled a vehicle during a violent wreck on a busy highway.

Long lines at Reading Truck Body job fair

Job fair at Reading Truck Body draws long line of applicants

Job seekers lined up at Reading Truck Body on Thursday as the company hosted a job fair at its headquarters on East Wyomissing Boulevard in Reading.

Albright College campus

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Albright, Alvernia welcome 2018 class of students to campuses

The Class of 2018 is getting settled in at Albright College and Alvernia University in Reading.

Former Hamburg teachers' aide guilty in student sex case

A former teachers' aide at Hamburg Area High School has been convicted in a case involving sexual intercourse with a student.

Women fall victim to grandparent scam in Berks County

'Grandparents scam' on the rise in Berks County

It's a cruel and costly crime, and now police in Berks County are warning against the "grandparents scam."

Kutztown University -- Montgomery County Community College partnership

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KU, MCCC sign first 'reverse transfer' agreement

Kutztown University and Montgomery County Community College have made history by signing a "reverse transfer" agreement.

Police man burglarized home then set it on fire

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Police: Man burglarized home, then set it on fire

West Reading police released new details Wednesday about a recent house fire.


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    On this day: August 22

    Teddy Roosevelt goes for a historic ride, tennis player Althea Gibson breaks racial barriers, The Supremes hit No. 1 for the first time, and Nolan Ryan notches his 5,000 career strikeout, all on this day.

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