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  1. Coroner investigating death of Berks County Jail inmateRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | WFMZ

    Rosa, 20, had been in the Bern Township jail since Oct. 7 on assault charges out of West Reading.

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  2. Local fire companies in need of volunteersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | WFMZ

    ... not just serve the borough. It is there to help the surrounding communities as well, such as Cumru Township and West Reading. On average, crews respond to about 320 calls a year and counting. Any extra manpower they can get will help, especially ...

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  3. Caught on camera: Man resists arrest outside gas stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 2 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Surveillance video shows the arrest of Richard Seyler at the Lukoil gas station in the 300 block of Penn Avenue in West Reading. Police said a witness told them Seyler was swinging nun-chucks and yelling at another man in the parking lot.

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  4. Contractor strikes gas line in West ReadingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | WFMZ

    According to UGI, the company received a call around 9 a.m. Wednesday that a third party contractor hit the line at 423 Museum Road in West Reading.

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  5. Man in custody for allegedly robbing mentally disabled manRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | WFMZ

    Paul Doyley of the 700 block of Franklin Street, Reading was arraigned Wednesday morning on charges of robbery, receiving stolen property and related offenses. The robbery happened in West Reading's shopping district in the 500 block of Penn Avenue around 11 a.m. Monday.

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  6. Mentally disabled man robbed in West Reading; suspect on the looseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 30 | WFMZ

    An arrest warrant has been issued after a mentally disabled man was robbed in broad daylight in a busy shopping district. West Reading Police are trying to track down Paul Doyley Jr., 27, whose last known address was in the 1800 block of Penn Avenue in Spring Township, Berks County.

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  7. Mentally disabled man robbed; suspect on the looseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 30 | WFMZ

    An arrest warrant has been issued after a mentally disabled man was robbed in broad daylight in a busy shopping district. West Reading Police are trying to track down Paul Doyley Jr., 27, whose last known address was in the 1800 block of Penn Avenue in Spring Township, Berks County.

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  8. Crime of the week; West Reading burglarRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | WFMZ

    Officials say they've identified the person wearing the white jacket and red cap and they say that person is in custody. If you know anything that can help police make an arrest in this case call Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913.

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  9. Bridge project could cause major traffic in West ReadingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | WFMZ

    The Buttonwood Street Bridge is expected to close in a few months and officials already fear the traffic nightmare it will create along Penn Avenue and the Penn Street Bridge. Oswald Herbert sits on the West Reading Mayor's Advisory Committee.

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  10. RM Palmer Company Launches Halloween WebsiteRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | PRWeb

    ... is the 21st largest confectioner in North America (according to candyindustry.com). From their headquarters in West Reading, PA, Palmer's 850 dedicated employees design, produce, package and ship more than 500 unique items to nearly 100,000 retail ...

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  11. Pottsville man leads police on high speed chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2014 | WFMZ

    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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  12. Joan Rivers remembered for impact on local communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    ... The fashion is what led her to record a video for the late Laney Brown, an eight-year-old fashionista from West Reading who died of cancer on Christmas Day 2013. "For someone of her caliber to take the time out of her busy schedule to do that, it ...

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  13. United Way of Berks County sets fundraising goal of $9.4MRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | WFMZ

    ... complete community service projects for a day dubbed the "Day of Caring." One of those projects took place in West Reading. Volunteers put a fresh coat of paint on more than 20 homes on Chestnut Street. This is the fourth year volunteers have come ...

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  14. Drug suspects busted in early-morning raid in Berks CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | WFMZ

    ... Reading police vice officers, sheriff's deputies, the Berks County Drug Task Force, state police, and Exeter, West Reading and Wyomissing police officers. WFMZ's Liz Kilmer accompanied one of the law enforcement teams on the raid. She'll have the ...

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  15. Hundreds come out to 5K for LaneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2014 | WFMZ

    ... her fight against cancer. Hundreds of people came out for a Fashionista 5K race in honor of Laney Brown. The West Reading girl's battle through leukemia inspired thousands of people around the country. All the proceeds from Sunday's race will go to ...

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  16. Laney's Legacy of Hope gets ready for first Fashionista 5KRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Laney Brown was an eight year old girl from West Reading who inspired hundreds of thousands of people through her battle with leukemia.

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  17. Theater: Pines nabs new musical before its Off-Broadway debutRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2014 | The Morning Call

    ... of the story. The show, which runs Saturday and Sunday and Sept. 5-7, takes place in the Olympian Ballroom in West Reading. "Speakeasy" is environmental theater in which the audience enters the ballroom as if they were going into a 1920s speakeasy ...

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  18. Rollover accident snarls traffic on West Shore BypassRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

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

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  19. Police: Man burglarized home, then set it on fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2014 | WFMZ

    West Reading Police are releasing new details about a recent house fire. They say it was no accident and they have a warning for residents.

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  20. Incidents prompt daytime curfew for children in West ReadingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2014 | WFMZ

    ... already in place in Reading, said Powell, who served on the city police force for 22 years before becoming West Reading's chief in 2013. The daytime curfew allows exemptions if there is a legitimate reason for a child not being in school, Powell ...

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