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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.
Pennsylvania is providing a big piece of the financing puzzle for a road improvement and bridge replacement project in southwest Reading. The Commonwealth Finance Authority on Tuesday approved a $1 million grant for a project that includes the replacement of a bridge in Angelica Park, according to Pennsylvania Sen. Judy Schwank and Rep. Thomas Caltagirone, both Berks County Democrats.
Eastbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike were blocked for about seven hours Monday, after a truck carrying grapes overturned on a section of the highway that runs through Lancaster County. The one-vehicle accident happened in the eastbound lanes at 8:53 a.m., around milepost 267, between the Lebanon-Lancaster and Reading interchanges of the highway, also known as Interstate 76. Two people were in the truck that flipped.
Tooling Dynamics is building a large extension to its manufacturing plant on Vogelsong Road in part because its export business is increasing. Harry Herbst helps lay the foundation for the new extension to the manufacturing plant of Tooling Dynamics on Monday.
A Montgomery County man is facing a long list of charges after police say he led them on a high speed chase through Berks and Chester counties early Sunday. Police said 23-year-old Thomas Reith of the 1200 block of Keim Street in Pottstown was driving on Route 422 west in Berks County around 3 a.m. According to court papers, the red Volkswagon Jetta had failed to stop earlier for officers from West Reading police, Northern Berks Regional police, and Exeter Township police.
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Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 01:12 pm
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