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Reading mayor offers solution to violence in 'Heaven' Facebook post
READING, Pa. (WPVI) -- A big conversation is playing out on social media about recent violence in the city of Reading, Berks County. The Mayor of Reading is weighing in, saying part of the solution to making the city safer is to turn to faith.
Renting in Reading: What will $700 get you?
We've rounded up the latest rental listings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to hunting down housing in Reading with a budget of $700/month.
Car crushed by overturned dump truck on SB Route 202 ramp to WB Route 30 bypass
EAST WHITELAND TWP., Pa. (WPVI) -- Rescuers are on the scene after a car was crushed by an overturned dump truck in Chester County, Pa. The crash happened on the southbound Route 202 ramp to westbound Route 30 bypass in East Whiteland Township around 10 a.m.
Comfort Pro Provides FREE Heating System To A Deserving Family This Holiday
Reading, PA – December 10, 2018: Comfort Pro, Inc. provides a FREE Lennox Heating system to Ruth Negron and her family of Reading. They are the deserving Berks County family selected as part of the 8th Annual Comfort Pro Cares Event!
Coatesville police launch manhunt for 'dangerous' armed robber
COATESVILLE— Police have launched a manhunt for a man who they say robbed the Metro PCS store in the city at gunpoint. Gabriel James Lyons, 35, who is on parole for serving part of a 6.5- to 13-year armed robbery sentence, should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.
1 kilo of cocaine allegedly uncovered during I-78 traffic stop
A 21-year-old Reading man was allegedly transporting a kilogram of cocaine when Pennsylvania State Police pulled him over Friday evening on I-78 in Lehigh County. Leonardo Diaz-Diaz was stopped about 8:45 p.m. in Upper Saucon Township. In addition to the 2.2 pounds of the illegal drug, a search of t
Berks Co. officials hope new technology can help curb gun crime
(Leesport) -- Law enforcement in one midstate county has unveiled a new tool to crack down on gun violence. Police officers in Berks County used to have to send ballistic evidence to the state police lab and sometimes wait months to get the results.
Nearly 200 Leesport residents attend tree lighting, event filled night
It was a chilly Saturday evening Dec. 8, but that didn’t stop community members young and old to gather and celebrate the return of the annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Main and Lee Streets in Leesport.
Reading Hospital Unveils Legacy Wall and Pictorial History Book Commemorating 150th Anniversary
West Reading, PA – Reading Hospital has been celebrating a century and a half of care throughout 2018 and has unveiled a new Legacy Wall and Pictorial History Book. Reading Hospital’s history is brought to life as guests explore the past through the new Legacy Wall, which chronicles major events spa
12 Days of Adoption: Fee Free Adoption Event
Reading, PA – It is with great excitement and hope that, the Humane Societyof Berks County (HSBC) will be offering 12Days of Adoption – Fee Free Adoption Event at the shelter, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 through Sunday, December 23, 2018.
Union Leaders: Resignation Denied
William Neely is psychiatric aide in Berks County and a 15-year union member. Mr. Neely felt his union leaders, AFSCME 13, no longer represented his interests, and attempted to resign membership. Yet his union leadership denied him the right to leave, keeping him trapped, and glad to collect his due
Police: 2 flee shoplifting, get busted for drugs
EPHRATA, Pa. (WHTM) - Two people face drug charges after fleeing a Walmart with $160 worth of unpaid merchandise, Ephrata police said. Store security tried to stop a woman Monday as she left the store in Ephrata Township without paying, but police said the woman got into a waiting rental van and the
Penn State Berks student marshals graduate summa cum laude with 4.0 GPAs
READING, Pa. — Penn State Berks will have two student marshals for the fall 2018 commencement, Sara A. Stoyer from Orwigsburg and Steven Mack Jr. from Denver, Pennsylvania. They share a distinct honor: Each has earned an overall 4.0 GPA and will graduate with summa cum laude honors. They will speak
Manor at Market Square Gives Donations to Brighten Holiday Spirits
READING, Pa. –“It’s better to give than receive” and Manor at Market Square knows just how true that phrase can be, especially, this time of year. On Tuesday, Dec. 4, representatives from the senior community, located on Penn Street in downtown Reading, presented Jim Youndt, Berks Encore Reading cen
Man spit on, tried to head-butt officer: police
A Lancaster County man faces felony aggravated assault charges after police said he spat on two officers and tried to head-butt one of them during an arrest. Nathaniel R. Good, 21, of Stevens faces the two felony counts of aggravated assault, as well as lesser charges of disorderly conduct and publi
Reading man accused of forcing Lancaster man to withdraw $100 from ATM
MANOR TOWNSHIP, Lancaster County — A 27-year-old Reading man is facing charges of robbery, unlawful restraint, theft, and terroristic threats after Manor Township Police say he forced a man to withdraw $100 from his ATM account under threat of injury.
Tower Health To Break Ground on Behavioral Care Pavilion on December 12
West Reading, Pa. – On Wednesday, December 12, Tower Health will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Tower Health Behavioral Care Pavilion,which will be operated in partnership with Acadia Healthcare.
Salvation Army Hamburg bell ringer reaches 100 volunteer hours; more ringers needed through Christmas Eve
As shoppers bustle from store to store this holiday season, they are often greeted with the ringing of bells and a cheerful season greeting. If they are shopping at Redner’s in Hamburg, chances are they see Salvation Army Hamburg volunteer Eileen Adam, a Lenhartsville resident who rang bells for mor
Quietly, Pennsylvania gets its first sports-betting casino
Penn National Gaming Inc. of Wyomissing has been a boss in the national casino gaming and horse racing field for nearly 50 years; 40 facilities in 18 jurisdictions across the U.S., making it the largest regional gaming operator in the country.
Berks County winery taking new cider product for a spin
Pinnacle Ridge Winery in Berks County is releasing a sparkling cider. That shouldn’t come as a surprise to those familiar with one of Pennsylvania’s high-quality producers, as owner and winemaker Brad Knapp already makes three sparkling wines. In fact, several other wineries purchase his Brut Rose a