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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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2 hrs ago | Times Observer

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The following is a list of upcoming local entertainment events. The Times Observer welcomes additions to the list that are of community interest.

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7 hrs ago | WFMZ

Berks woman leaves Israel after flight ban

The conflict between Israel and Hamas is hitting close to home in Berks County. One local woman found herself in the midst of the chaos and managed to catch a flight out just in time.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

O-R Online

More than 500 migrant children sent to Pa.

State officials confirmed Wednesday the federal government told them 120 children are in two temporary centers in Bethlehem and Womelsdorf, near Reading.

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WFMZ-TV Allentown

New lights put to test atop Berks County Courthouse in Reading

If you had an eye to the sky over downtown Reading on Tuesday evening, you might have caught a glimpse of what the city's skyline may one day look like at night.

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CBS Local

PA Turnpike Rolls Out 70 MPH Speed Limit A Day Ahead Of Schedule

A new 70 miles per hour speed limit is now in effect a day ahead of schedule along most of a nearly 100 mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike's main line.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Erie Times News

Hit the gas: 97 miles of Pa. Turnpike go to 70 mph

Pennsylvania's first 70 mph speed limit is now in place on a 97-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in central and eastern Pennsylvania.

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WFMZ

RACC hosts hearing on 'heroin crisis' in rural Pennsylvania

What officials describe as a growing heroin epidemic in rural Pennsylvania took center stage at a public hearing in Reading on Tuesday.

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WHP-AM Harrisburg

Grandpa Ditched Can To Dance

Senator Rick Santorum will be in for a book signing of his Blue Collar Conservatives on Tuesday, July 22nd at Tremendous Life Books in Mechanicsburg from 6pm-8pm.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

WFMZ

Police: Driver points gun at cyclist

Police are calling on the public to help them find a man who allegedly pointed a gun at a cyclist in Lower Alsace, Twp.

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WFMZ

Report: Reading among top 10 most exciting places in Pennsylvania

A real estate blog has put out a list of the 10 most exciting places in Pennsylvania, and Reading is on the list.

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The Good Phight

I Call You Out, Crazy Hot Dog Vendor: An Evening At The Ballpark With ...

On Friday night, on which quirks of scheduling abounded and stars aligned, I found myself with a delightfully rare and sanctioned opportunity to go see a Reading Fightin' Phillies game by myself.

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WFMZ-TV Allentown

Wernersville man soils pants inside store, steals new pair, Reading police say

An elderly man has been jailed for allegedly stealing a pair of pants from a store in which he soiled the pair he was wearing.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Erie Times News

Pennsylvania Turnpike speed limit to hit 70 mph on 100-mile stretch

Pennsylvania Turnpike officials said Friday that the speed limit will increase to 70 mph on a portion of the turnpike and more increases could be announced next week.

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CBS Local

AG Probes Campaign Contributions Involving Philadelphia Union Money

The Pennsylvania attorney general's office confirms it is investigating a campaign contribution to a race in Berks County that involved money from a Philadelphia union - some of which allegedly ended up going to two Philadelphia city council candidates.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

WFMZ

Frustrations mount as man accused of killing Reading boy remains on the loose

Frustrations are mounting as the man accused of murdering a 15-year-old boy in Reading one year ago remains on the loose.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Tribune-Democrat

'Speed limit 70' coming to turnpike.

About 100 miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in the state's south-central region will soon get the state's first 70 mph speed limit.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Philadelphia Gay News

Reading Pride to feature new partnerships, weddings

LGBTs and allies will be partying in the park this weekend in Reading. The eighth-annual Reading Pride will run noon-6 p.m. July 20 at Centre Park.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Philly.com

AG probes Phila. union's role in Reading

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is investigating campaign contributions a Reading mayoral candidate made to two Philadelphia City Council candidates on the same day he received $30,000 from the powerful electricians' union, Local 98. Carolyn Myers, a spokeswoman for Kane, confirmed Wednesday that an investigation was under way, but said ... (more)

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WHP-AM Harrisburg

Allentown Comic Is Real Life Peter Griffin

Senator Rick Santorum will be in for a book signing of his Blue Collar Conservatives on Tuesday, July 22nd at Tremendous Life Books in Mechanicsburg from 6pm-8pm.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

WFMZ

Police: Frustrated with his crying, Reading mom kills her baby

A 20-year-old Reading woman was charged Tuesday with murder in the death of her nearly one-year-old son in May. Mayra Lee Smith, of the 100 block of Douglass Street, admitted to police she forcefully grabbed Jeramyah Rivera from the floor and squeezed him in the abdomen because she was frustrated with his crying.

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