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Police respond to shooting in Reading

The incident occurred in the 300 block of West Greenwich Street.Written by Reading EagleCrews are responding to reports of a shooting in the 300 block of West Greenwich Street in Reading. The incident was reported before 3 p.m.Early reports indicate that the victim was transported to Reading Hospita

READING EAGLE - 2018-06-22 15:00:00

Man gets new sentence for 1997 murder of Reading store owner

It was standing-room only inside a Berks County courtroom on Thursday, as a Berks County judge re-sentenced Melvin Ortiz to 35 years to life in state prison, with credit for the 20-and-a-half years he's already served.

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-06-21 19:36:58

Reading ready for NBA Draft, watch party at ballpark

"Him getting drafted into the league, to these kids and even to the adults in the city, it means a whole lot," said Tyler Simmons, owner of popular sneaker shop The Plug.

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-06-21 20:33:54

Reading man charged with sexually assaulting 11-year-old girl

A Reading man is facing charges that he sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl last summer.Luis Rodriguez, 21, of the 500 block of North 12th Street was charged ...

READING EAGLE - 2018-06-22 00:01:00

Reading's Lonnie Walker drafted by The San Antonio Spurs

BROOKLYN, N.Y., - Reading's Lonnie Walker IV has been selected by the The San Antonio Spurs with the 18th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-06-22 01:30:16

Rescuers save kitten from storm drain in Reading

—At the bottom of a storm drain on Bern Street in Reading, a small, orange and white kitten curled into a ball, waiting to be rescued.The kitten, a 5-week-old ...

READING EAGLE - 2018-06-22 00:01:00

Reading tops New Hampshire 5-3

MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Reading Fightin Phils defeated the New Hampshire FIsher Cats 5-3 on Friday night. With the win, the Fightins improved to 32-40 this season.

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-06-23 03:08:02

Muhlenberg man jailed in shooting of 2 women in east Reading

Schell, standing on the front steps of a home in the 1500 block of Cotton Street, opened fire shortly before 2 a.m. Monday on a group of people involved in a fight, police said. Two women were shot.


Child seriously hurt in West Philadelphia hit-and-run

WEST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --A child was seriously injured after a hit-and-run in West Philadelphia on Friday afternoon.It happened around 4:20 p.m. in the 5000 block of Irving Street.The child, believed to be about five or six years old, was rushed to the hospital and is in critical condition.The dri

6ABC.COM - 2018-06-22 20:45:47

Walker fans pack stands to see star get drafted

Millions saw it on TV, including thousands who gathered at the stadium to watch Walker get drafted with the 18th overall pick, by the San Antonio Spurs.

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-06-22 03:52:24

Fire leads to power outage in part of Center City; 1 injured

Chopper 6 was over the scene of a fire and power outage at 9th and Walnut in Center City Philadelphia on June 22, 2018.CENTER CITY (WPVI) --A fire on Friday afternoon led to a power outage in part of Center City Philadelphia.Calls about the fire came in around 1:30 p.m. at 9th and Walnut.One person

6ABC.COM - 2018-06-22 18:14:48

Crews respond to submerged car in Cooper River in Pennsauken

PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (WTXF)- Emergency crews in South Jersey are responding to a car submerged in the water at Cooper River Park.Authorities responded to the scene around 7 a.m. at North Park Drive and Kaighns Avenue.SKYFOX was over the scene as rescuers in a boat held on to what appeared to be the rear

FOX29.COM - 2018-06-22 13:02:00

Reading Parking Authority airing ads in garages

Reading, PA —The Reading Parking Authority is now offering free advertising on the closed-circuit, flat-screen television monitors in authority parking garages.

READING EAGLE - 2018-06-22 00:01:00

Morning Briefing: Police searching for missing woman; Sixers are ‘star hunting,’ draft ‘Nova’s Bridges

“They’ve watered it down,” he said of the House Judiciary Committee, which moved it out for full consideration. “What they effectively did was killed the whole effort.”

NORRISTOWN TIMES HERALD - 2018-06-22 10:51:13

Remembering 'Suffer the Little Children' and Pennhurst's problematic history | Opinion

AP PhotoAdult patients at the Pennhurst State School and hospital at Spring City, near Pottstown, Pa. spent their days and nights in cribs.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - 2018-06-22 11:01:00

Report: Sixers trade Mikal Bridges to Suns for Zhaire Smith, 2021 1st-round pick

Sixers drafted Villanova productMikal Bridgeswith the No. 10 overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft(see story). However, a short time later they sent Bridges to Phoenix for No. 16 pickZhaire Smithand a 2021 Miami first-round selection, per a report fromYahoo! Sports' Shams Charania." class="canvas-atom

YAHOO SPORTS - 2018-06-22 00:00:00

Berks man sent to prison for youth detention center assaults

In exchange for the pleas, Stevenson will serve 10 to 25 years in state prison, plus three years' probation.


Train hits tractor-trailer in Reading

According to initial reports, the collision occurred about 7 a.m. at the railroad crossing adjacent to Lentz Milling Co., 2045 N. 11th St., near Rockland Street.


Multi-alarm fire spreads through homes in northwest Reading

Timothy Ford | 69 NewsREADING, Pa. - A second alarm has been struck for a fire in northwest Reading.The first firefighters were dispatched shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of West Douglass Street.Initial reports from the first crews on the scene were that flames were shooting from the


Latinos in Reading Heartbroken Over Family Separation Policy

Reaction to the border crisis, and the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their families, has been coming in swift and strong from people around the country.