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Reading, Pennsylvania is located in Berks County. Zip codes in Reading, PA include 19604, 19606, and 19601. The median home price in Reading is $49,900 which is roughly $37/per square foot. More Reading information.

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42 min ago | WFMZ-TV Allentown

Parrotheads cut big check for the Children's Home of Reading

Berks County's biggest Jimmy Buffett fans have banded together for a good cause.

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4 hrs ago | WFMZ

Pawn shop helps state police ID burglary suspects

Police are searching for two men who reportedly pawned thousands of dollars worth in jewelry that had been stolen hours earlier from a home in Alsace Township.

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15 hrs ago | WFMZ

Reading SD makes change to alt. ed program

Top officials did not reveal much information, Thursday, but administrators said they were in the middle of sensitive contract negotiations.

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19 hrs ago | WHP-AM Harrisburg

An Amazing Swarm Of Locusts

Originally from Reading, PA, he has considered Harrisburg home for many years, and is related, according to family folklore, to John Harris, founder of Harrisburg.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Statecollege.com

Labor Day Brings Families Together

Michael Martin Garrett/StateCollege.com Michael, Heather and Katelyn Kasputis eat lunch at Tom Tudek Memorial Park with family members Sharon and Robert Toole .

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WFMZ

Officials: Fire that destroyed HS football equipment suspicious

A fire that destroyed two sheds containing high school football equipment is being investigated as an arson, officials announced Monday.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Police: Caseworker punched, bruised in office by Reading man

Police found the victim, a female employee of the human services organization, crying and shaking at around noon inside the SAM building in the unit block of North Sixth Street.

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NJ.com

Warrant arrest follows traffic stop in Clinton Township

At approximately 11:40p.m., police stopped a 2003 Chrysler Sebring driven by Roberto Vargas, 37, of Reading, Pa.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

WFMZ

Labor Day weekend travelers getting relief at pump

Millions of Americans are hitting the road for one last hurrah and preparing to enjoy a long weekend for the unofficial end of summer.

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WFMZ

Commissioners OK application for courthouse lights grant

The Berks County Commissioners have endorsed a plan to seek funds to help put lights back on top of the courthouse in downtown Reading.

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WFMZ

Reading SD makes change to alt. ed program

Top officials did not reveal much information, Thursday, but administrators said they were in the middle of sensitive contract negotiations.

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The Citizens' Voice

Silica sand firm sues Wyoming County

A transload sand company, whose permit for a land development in Tunkhannock Township Wyoming County Planning Commission rejected in July, filed suit against the county.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Visitors bureau seeks new ways to market Berks County

Gone are the days of outlets drawing visitors to Reading. Now the visitors bureau is looking for new ways to draw people to the area.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Graham Leader

University bets $10 million on poor city's kids

On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall.

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WFMZ

Two behind bars after drug bust in Reading

Jasmin Sanchez, 24, along with her boyfriend, Antonio Reyes-Torres, 25, were dealing drugs out of their Reading home in the 500 block of S. 14th Street in Reading, police said.

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The Morning Call

Theater: Pines nabs new musical before its Off-Broadway debut

'Life Could Be a Dream' at Pines Dinner Theatre in Allentown stars Alyssa Steiner , Charlie Barry, Shawn Patrick Fletcher, Tyler Fernandez and Shane Fischetti.

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WFMZ-TV Allentown

Rollover accident snarls traffic on West Shore Bypass

An accident involving a rolled-over vehicle is slowing traffic on the West Shore Bypass/Route 422 in West Reading.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

More arrests made in connection with cockfighting ring near Bernville

Clarence Miller, 71; Clark Miller, 75, and Lynn Lichtenwalter, 57, were charged Tuesday 46 felony counts for allowing their farm to be used to house fighting roosters, and 11 summary charges for failure to provide veterinary care, sanitary shelter, and adequate water for one horse and three dogs, according to the Pennsylvania SPCA.

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WFMZ

School district loses millions in 'risky financial agreement'

A "risky financial agreement" has cost the Hamburg Area School District nearly $4.5 million in taxpayer money, according to Pennsylvania's auditor general .

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Mass Transit

PA: BARTA, Red Rose Transit Working on Rules to Govern Merged Agency

Aug. 26--The task force that's meeting to plan out a merger between BARTA and its Lancaster County counterpart is close to finishing a draft of the bylaws that would govern the new agency, BARTA's board learned Monday.

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