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Berks coroner's office identifies remaining victims of RM Palmer explosion
Berks County Coroner John Fielding said his office used dental records, fingerprints and other methods of identification to make positive IDs of the victims.
Prosecutor, students speak out after hoax calls prompt police responses at Phillipsburg High School, other schools in Pa., NJ
Schools across our region dealt with fake threats Wednesday morning, disrupting class and frightening students and parents.
DA: Man accused in assault that left another man dead
Hosheem Klotz, 30, is charged with homicide and aggravated assault, both first-degree felonies.
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AP source: Fetterman expected back to Senate in April
A person close to Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman says he'll return to the Senate in April, two months after the freshman Democrat sought inpatient treatment for clinical depression. The pers…
During Women's History Month, 69 News speaks with Rep. Cepeda-Freytiz, the first Latina to represent Berks
This Women's History Month, 69 News is bringing you stories of women who are breaking down barriers and making a difference in the community.
New Popeye's restaurant coming to Berks
The preliminary/final plan for a Popeyes restaurant to be constructed on Route 422 in South Heidelberg Township was approved by the township's Board of Supervisors during Tuesday's general bus…
'Everybody's working together': Officials explain what comes next, with investigations of statewide swatting calls underway
69 News confirmed that those threats happened to at least five schools in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
New businesses popping up on Broad Street in Quakertown have 1 thing in common: They're women-owned
Only around 42% of businesses in the U.S are owned by women, but on Third and Broad streets in Quakertown, it's a whole different story.