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  1. 'Thank a cop' billboards receiving mixed opinions in Berks CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WFMZ

    "Thank a cop today" is the message being spread on billboards across Berks County, an effort earning praise from some, and opposition from others. "I think it's good that somebody took the initiative, I thought it was maybe the police themselves," said Jay Gosch, of Muhlenberg Township.

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  2. Suspicious fires have Reading residents frustrated, on edgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 26 | WFMZ

    "I'm just begging you to stop setting these fires, please!" said Laura Small, who fears someone could be killed. Small put out a desperate plea after officials said a fire was intentionally set at the vacant home next to her house twice in two weeks.

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  3. Travelers brave bad weather to get to loved ones for ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 24 | WFMZ

    The Berks County 911 Communication Center confirmed that there were 40 accidents throughout the day, which was plagued by heavy downpours and foggy conditions. "It's terrible.

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  4. Gas prices continue to fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | WFMZ

    It is a busy travel week and drivers are rejoicing as gas prices continue to plummet. In fact the national average has declined for 88 straight days, which is the longest stretch on record.

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  5. Mt. Penn Borough seeks funds from City of Reading for Aulenbach CemeteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Kurt Miller, a member of the Mt. Penn Borough Council and the Aulenbach Cemetery Board of Directors, attended Monday night's Reading City Council meeting to request a contribution to the cemetery.

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  6. Berks woman among 20 arrested in insurance fraud sweepRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | WFMZ

    Twenty people across Pennsylvania, including one in Berks County, have been arrested for a variety of unrelated insurance fraud offenses, the state's attorney general announced Friday . Two targets of the sweep remain at large.

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  7. ALDI welcomes shoppers to new store in ExeterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | WFMZ

    The company cut the ribbon to open its newest grocery store at 4703 Perkiomen Ave. in Exeter Township on Thursday. Dozens of shoppers gathered outside the store before the 8:45 a.m. ceremony, anxiously waiting for the doors to open.

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  8. Trucker accused of causing deadly crash on 222 goes before judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | WFMZ

    The driver of a tractor trailer accused of dozing off at the wheel and causing a deadly pileup on Route 222 in Berks County has been ordered to stand trial. Steven Bernier appeared Thursday before a judge in Bern Township for his preliminary hearing on multiple charges, including two counts each of homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter, nine counts of aggravated assault while driving, and 10 counts of reckless endangerment.

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  9. Reading firefighters hold toy driveRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | WFMZ

    Reading firefighters are making sure kids in need have a merry Christmas. Firefighters were on a mission Tuesday night at the Target in Exeter Township.

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  10. Pair charged, sought in theft of Reading mayor's carRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | WFMZ

    Angel Torres-Rosado and Eliezer Tirado-Ramos, both of Lebanon, are being sought on charges that include conspiracy-theft by unlawful taking and conspiracy-receiving stolen property. Both men, police said, played a role in stealing Spencer's car from where it was parked in the 700 block of North 13th Street, near the mayor's home, on Sept.

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  11. Berks Catholic, Reading boys edged at Hoop Group showcaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | WFMZ

    The Hoop Group showcase once again provided an entertaining evening of basketball at Reading High's Geigle Complex. The double-header included two premier contests featuring Berks powerhouses Berks Catholic and Reading.

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  12. DA: Reading-based company's use of phony bail bonds 'rampant' throughout PennsylvaniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | WFMZ

    Berks County District Attorney John Adams announced the arrests of four ACE Bail Bonds employees -- Vincent Smith , Kaley Smith, Adalberto Garcia Jr., and Dean Gurney -- during a news conference Friday morning. All four suspects have surrendered to authorities.

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  13. Police: Charges pending in car carrier crash that closed Route 222Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | WFMZ

    Charges are pending in the crash of a car carrier on Route 222 between Reading and Lancaster, state police said Friday. The accident happened when the tractor trailer went off the southbound lanes of the highway in Brecknock Township, Lancaster County, and then back onto the highway, causing the truck to jackknife and overturn in the snow-covered median, state police said.

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  14. Reading boys eye big season; Weiser to remain in Berks II huntRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | WFMZ

    The Reading High boys basketball team finds itself in a familiar position as favorite entering the 2014-15 season. Conrad Weiser will also be a competitive squad, although the Scouts have some holes to fill from last year.

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  15. Police seek information on ATM found by huntersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | WFMZ

    State police are trying to identify the owners of an automated teller machine that was found in a wooded area of Berks County. Investigators on Tuesday released a photo of the stand-alone ATM in hopes someone who knows of where it came from or how it ended up in the woods might come forward.

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  16. 16 people displaced by pair of fires in ReadingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | WFMZ

    One of the fires was reported around 5:20 p.m. Monday in the 1700 block of Haak Street on the city's east side. The other fire, in the 1200 block of Perry Street, displaced a family of three people.

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  17. 'Delaney's Circle' dedicated to girl who died of cancer on ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | WFMZ

    Thousands are expected to brave the cold for the 86th annual holiday tree lighting in West Reading, and to remember Laney Brown. A well-known landmark will be dedicated in honor of the little girl who united the community before she lost her battle with cancer last Christmas.

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  18. Protesters take to the streets in Reading for a second dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | WFMZ

    "Hands up! Don't shoot," shouted protesters at 5th and Penn Streets in Reading for a second night in a row. They protested the grand jury's verdict not to indict a white police officer in the choke-hold death of a black man, Eric Garner, on Staten Island.

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  19. Reward in Reading outlet building inferno increased to $100KRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who set fire to a former outlet building in Reading was increased Friday to $100,000. The four-alarm fire on Oct. 18 caused at least $12 million in damage to the building at North Eighth and Oley streets in the city's outlet district.

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  20. Reading plans celebration for 'Charlie Brown' Christmas treeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | WFMZ

    The 50-foot Norwegian pine at Fifth and Penn streets in center city has been decorated with a single red ornamental ball, just like the puny pine in the beloved Charlie Brown Christmas tale. The tree will be re-dedicated at 6 p.m. Saturday.

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