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Capital murder trial of man accused in decade-old cases continues

One witness, whose name is being withheld for fear of retaliation, testified to being in the car when Jason Stief was shot and killed at the McDonald's drive-thru at North Ninth and Spring Street in October 2004.

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-08-14 22:37:50

2 charged in shooting on Front Street in Reading

Police say Johansel Jackson, 18, and Danny Jimenez-Martinez, 20, were involved in an April shooting in the 900 block of North Front Street.

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-08-14 17:20:31

Murder scenes in Reading under scrutiny during double homicide trial

Prosecutors allege Vega, 35, was involved in the murder of Miguel Colon, 38, during an Oct. 3, 2004, home invasion in the 1000 block of Perry Street, and then murdered witness Jason Stief, 20, in a McDonald's drive-thru 11 days later.

READING EAGLE - 2018-08-14 13:03:00

Former school board president pleads guilty in Reading corruption case

Prosecutors are expected to dismiss the other charges. Acosta was originally facing two counts of bribery, one count of mail fraud, one count of wire fraud, and conspiracy.

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-08-13 16:30:33

Berks County woman who testified for grand jury discusses report

READING, Pa. - Behind the nearly 900 pages of a disturbing grand jury report detailing alleged sex abuse and cover ups in the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, are the people who lead lives forever changed.

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-08-15 03:32:31

Reading Hospital moves up a spot in rankings

Released Tuesday, the survey evaluates data on nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult specialties, nine adult procedures and conditions and 10 pediatric specialties.

READING EAGLE - 2018-08-14 21:16:00

Gonzalez induces double play, leads Hartford to 5-3 win over Reading

READING, Pa. (AP) -- Rayan Gonzalez got Malquin Canelo to hit into a double play in the sixth inning, leading the Hartford Yard Goats to a 5-3 win over the Reading Fightin Phils on Tuesday. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Yard Goats and an eight-game winning streak for the Fightin

COURIER-EXPRESS - 2018-08-15 02:15:10

Reading residents, council call for end to nighttime parties at Pagoda

"It's to the point that I cannot enjoy my property. I can't sit out on my screened porch at night. It's awful," Pelker told Reading City Council on Monday night, noting the noise from cars parked near the Pagoda nearly every night. "I go to bed at night and have to run a fan on high just to drown ou

READING EAGLE - 2018-08-14 00:01:00

Residents fed up with partying at the Pagoda

READING, Pa. - At Monday night’s Reading City Council meeting, several residents told council members that they are fed up with the loud partying going on at the Pagoda at all hours of the night and that something needs to be done about it.

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-08-14 03:37:34

Ryan Howard recalls his power-packed double-A season as he joins Reading's Hall

On Tuesday night, as they do every game day, Ryan Howard Phillies jerseys dotted the concourse and grandstands of FirstEnergy Stadium before the Reading Fightin Phils game.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - 2018-08-14 21:00:00

Sources: One person shot at Cheltenham Township Walmart

Cheltenham, Pa. (WTXF)- Police sources say one person has been shot at the Walmart on 1000 S. Easton Rd in Cheltenham Township.The incident was reported around 6 p.m. Tuesday.There's a large police presence in the area.This is a developing story, please stay with FOX 29 for updates.

FOX29.COM - 2018-08-14 23:35:00

Pre-trial hearing for former Reading officials charged in pay-to-play scheme

Allentown mayor's verdict a 'dose of reality' for Spencer?Former Reading Mayor Spencer's federal trial delayedFormer Reading mayor seeks dismissal of federal chargesPHILADELPHIA - Former Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer and former Reading School Board President Rebecca Acosta have a court date Monday ah

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-08-13 12:38:45

Boy Rescued From Middle of Raging Phoenixville Creek

A boy is safely back on dry land Monday evening after being stranded in the middle of a raging Chester County, Pennsylvania, creek.

NBC PHILADELPHIA - 2018-08-13 19:53:10

Heavy rains cause flooding, road closures in Berks

Hamburg declares state of emergencyPatrick Manwiller | 69 NewsRain fell across the region Monday and Berks County was no exception.The downpours led to flooding in some areas, closing roads and causing hazardous travel conditions.The borough of Hamburg declared a state of emergency through 5 p.m. Mo

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-08-13 17:25:36

Decade-old murder case heads to trial in Reading

READING, Pa. - A capital murder trial is underway for a man accused in a pair of homicides that happened more than a decade ago. Norman Vega allegedly had a hand in a deadly home invasion on Reading's Perry Street and in the death of a witness to that crime at a McDonald's drive-thru.It's now been 1

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-08-13 23:26:12

2 transported to hospital in Reading shooting

READING, Pa. - Two men were taken to the hospital after a shooting in Reading Saturday night, police said.


Boil advisory lifted for Reading's 18th ward

Water is safe for consumptionRelated StoriesWater main break discovered in Reading's 18th WardCrews work to repair Reading water main break, water restored to most areasREADING, Pa. - Reading Area Water Authority (RAWA) lifted the boil advisory for Reading's 18th ward on Monday.The problem in the wa

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-08-13 18:42:57

Reading police ask for public's help with shooting that wounded 2 men

The victims, whose names and hometowns were not released, were a 19-year-old and a 25-year-old. Their conditions were not available.


Tomscha's homer leads Reading to 8-5 win over Binghamton

READING, Pa. (AP) -- Damek Tomscha hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning, leading the Reading Fightin Phils to an 8-5 win over the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Sunday. The Fightin Phils swept the three-game series with the win.


Death penalty trial opens in 2004 slaying, witness murder

Authorities in Berks County said they believe Stief was killed to prevent him from testifying against Hector Soto Jr. in the slaying of Colon, a neighbor. Soto, now 34, was convicted of second-degree murder in July 2007 and is serving a life sentence.

AP - 2018-08-13 17:28:13