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The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission is in Reading for a two-day hearing focused on a local company accused of discrimination. The HRC is looking into a complaint that a truck driver was laid off from her job because she was pregnant.
Police, along with a Reading grandmother, are reaching out to the public in hopes of solving a case that has gone cold for a decade. Vernon Boswell, 20, was shot and killed back on June 4, 2004, at about 9:25 p.m., in the 800 block of Weiser Street in Reading.
A jury from outside Berks County will be empaneled to decide the fate of a former Exeter Township man who was once one of America's most wanted. A judge on Monday granted a motion by Miguel Torres' attorney to bus the jurors to Berks from another county and sequester them for the duration of the trial, which is set to begin Jan. 20. It has not yet been decided from what county the jurors will be chosen.
Heim is the current police chief in Reading, PA, which is 62 miles west of Philadelphia. He has been with that department since 2006.
A Reading man has been locked up on $1 million bail for allegedly forcing a neighbor to have sex with him at gunpoint. The 64-year-old victim told police she was sitting on the porch of her home in Reading on Thursday when a man she knows, identified by police as Ramon Laureano, approached, told her he was moving out of his home, and offered her food that was going to go to waste, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Police in eastern Pennsylvania say they arrested a man after finding him passed out in a parked car with two children and three homemade bombs. Authorities say they discovered 28-year-old James Zwally in the vehicle early Thursday morning outside a convenience store near Reading .
Police in eastern Pennsylvania say they arrested a man after finding him passed out in a parked car with two children and three homemade bombs. Authorities say they discovered 28-year-old James Zwally in the vehicle early Thursday morning outside a convenience store near Reading.
The brother of Malaysian oil worker Karamjit Singh, who died when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17, is urging authorities to speed up their probe into the accident. He wants the answer to one question: "Who actually pulled the trigger?" Here are some quotes from an interview with Rajindar Singh by the Associated Press at his house in the northern Malaysian state of Perak.
The nine member wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail are offering food and wine pairings, tours, tastings and live entertainment to ring in Harvest Weekend. The annual event will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon - 5 p.m. Sunday.
Police got the call around 9 a.m. for the report of the armed man in the area of South 10th and Cherry streets.
The accident happened around 10 a.m. Wednesday in the eastbound lanes of the highway, also designated as Route 422, between the Lancaster Avenue and Interstate 176 interchanges, in Reading.
Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania are still investigating the slaying of a man in his apartment earlier this week but say they are sure he was the victim of a murder-suicide. Officials in Berks County say 44-year-old Alexis Nogueras-Torres was shot to death early Monday in the Mount Penn Manor complex in Reading in front of his girlfriend and her 14-year-old son.
The city and the Downtown Improvement District have replaced 23 wooden benches in the courtyard behind Penn Square Center at North Sixth and Penn streets with new metal benches, some of which also line the 600 block of Penn Street. The replaced benches were about 20-years-old, according to Carl W. Brown Jr., the DID's special projects coordinator.
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Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 02:42 pm
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