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Exclusive: Cellmate of woman who died in jail speaks out

LANCASTER, Pa.

A Reading woman's death at the Berks County Jail sparked outrage and calls to change Pennsylvania's truancy laws.

Chatty Monks Brewing born of friendship love of craft

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Chatty Monks Brewing born of friendship, love of craft

WEST READING, Pa.

A group of guys has turned their great friendship into a great beer business.

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PPL Center posts pix of its new scoreboard

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A photo of the scoreboard that will hang inside the PPL Center, the new hockey arena opening in September in center-city Allentown, has been posted on the center's Facebook page.

Robert Francis Schwarz and Tyler Michael Valles

2017 trial date set for suspects in killing of Berks man in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas

The wheels of justice have nearly ground to a halt in the case of a Berks County man's stabbing death in the Bahamas.

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Animal rights advocates fighting to end live pigeon shoots

READING, Pa.

With a three-day live pigeon shoot now underway in Berks County, animal rights advocates are continuing their fight to end the century-old contest.

Randy Allen Robertson

Work release inmate fails to return to jail, police say

BERN TWP, Pa.

A search is underway for a Berks County Jail inmate who, police said, failed to return from his work release assignment.

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Tractor-trailer flips, blocks turnpike service plaza

SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP, Pa.

A tractor-trailer flipped on its side and its driver was trapped inside at the Allentown service plaza of Pennsylvania Turnpike Friday afternoon.

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Berks inventor benefits from help of small business center

ALBANY TWP., Pa.

When Jim Saunders of Kempton, Berks County, came up with an idea to protect trees from the ravages of deer, he had to overcome one problem.

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Lehigh program helps Berks inventor, other small businesses

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Lehigh University in Bethlehem wants to help small businesses and the local economy to grow. The small business development center has already helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and students.

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Card game turns into alleged knifepoint robbery

HIGH BRIDGE BOROUGH, N.J.

A Hunterdon County card game took a violent twist resulting in robbery, assault, terroristic threats and weapons charges against one man.

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