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Jury deadlocked in Bullock trial judge declares mistrial

Jury deadlocked in Bullock trial; judge declares mistrial

FLEMINGTON, N.J.

Jurors could not come to a consensus on any of the six charges against former Warren County sheriff Edward Bullock

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Berks man crashes car into US Capitol barricade, police say

WASHINGTON

The driver of a car that crashed into a barricade at the entrance to the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington has been identified as a man from Berks County.

Crews respond to hazmat spill at Nestle distribution center in Upper Macungie

UPPER MACUNGIE, PA.

Local fire crews and the county's special operations unit responded to the call around 5:30 p.m.

RAWA proposes 18 rate increase

Reading Area Water Authority proposes 18% rate increase

READING, Pa.

Reading Area Water Authority customers could see a bump in their water bills.

Donations needed to improve Colebrookdale Railroad

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Donations needed to improve Colebrookdale Railroad

COLEBROOKDALE TWP., Pa.

A popular tourists destination in Berks County needs community support to stay on track.

Deadly accident on 663

Deadly 3-vehicle accident closed Route 663 west of Quakertown

MILFORD TWP., Pa.

A 3-vehicle crash near the Quakertown entrance to the Pennsylvania Turnpike has claimed at least one life.  

Apartment rent rising faster than wages in Pa NJ

Apartment rent rising faster than wages in Pa., NJ

Are local rentals out of reach? The average Pennsylvania worker can't afford decent housing, according to a new study.

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Budget compromise possible, says state policy center

HARRISBURG, Pa.

Similarities between property tax relief proposals should make that a logical area of compromise between the governor and General Assembly, suggests a report from the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center.

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Casey wants more federal railroad bridge inspectors

WASHINGTON, D.C.

With only one federal railroad inspector for all 919 train bridges in Pennsylvania, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) wants more inspectors on railroad bridges carrying potentially dangerous trains.

Buttonwood Street Bridge BARTA park-and-ride shuttle bus

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BARTA shuttle ridership low as free rides come to an end

READING, Pa.

Buttonwood Street Bridge commuters don't seem to be embracing one of the recommended alternatives to the now-closed span between Reading and West Reading.

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