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  1. Autumn brings boost in business for some in BerksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 20 | WFMZ

    "We're starting to come into our season now," said Steeve Woodward, part-owner of the West Reading Tavern on Penn Avenue. "People are back from the shore, you know, and so forth, and start to go out a bit more," said Woodward.


  2. Laney's Legacy of HopeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 7 | WFMZ

    Hundreds gathered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Wyomissing for a special night honoring a special girl. "It's never easy, it's almost been three years and it feels like yesterday that I lost her," said Jennifer Capone-Brown, Laney Brown's mother.


  3. Thousands lose power as result of downed wireRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2016 | WFMZ

    Thousands of homes and businesses in Berks County, as well as one of Reading's middle schools, have lost electricity as the result of a downed power line. The line fell Tuesday morning in the West Reading area, causing approximately 6,000 of Met-Ed's 143,672 customers in Berks County to lose power, according to a spokesman for the utility.


  4. "Doggie Swim Day" in West ReadingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2016 | WFMZ

    "We always get a great turnout," said Helen Moyer, Director of the West Reading Borough Department of Parks and Recreation. On Labor Day, the West Reading Borough Pool hosted its 3rd Annual Doggie Swim Day.


  5. Reading Hospital gets grant to fight addictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2016 | WFMZ

    Heroin and prescription drug abuse has long-plagued Berks County. Now, the region is getting another tool to fight back.


  6. Local group runs with a missionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2016 | WFMZ

    A local group is running with a mission -- to enrich the lives of America's veterans through physical and social activity. "That's what we do for our brothers and sisters is get them out there and remind them that just because you don't put on a uniform everyday, it doesn't mean you're not a warrior anymore," said Chris McGee, a U.S. Army veteran.


  7. Storm damage reaches across Berks CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2016 | WFMZ

    Just in time for the evening commute -- a quick but powerful jab from Mother Nature. The storm came and went, packing whipping winds and torrential rain.


  8. Berks county beats the heatRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2016 | WFMZ

    A blue sky laced with orange graced West Reading on Friday night, marking the end of a steamy hot day. Linda Gonya-Hartman spent Friday evening watching her son jam out during the Borough's Second Friday.


  9. National Night Out events planned across BerksRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2016 | WFMZ

    Millions of people in all 50 states and the District of Columbia will gather with their family, friends and neighbors at National Night Out festivities Tuesday evening. Several events are planned across Berks County as part of the annual community-building campaign, which promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.


  10. Rash of robberies in Berks CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2016 | WFMZ

    It's the latest in a sting of robberies over the past 4 days all in broad daylight -- something that has folks in parts of Berks County shaken up. The description and surveillence photos of the robber in the cases has striking similarities.


  11. Berks Sustainability Festival to take place despite heatwaveRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2016 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    "Team RWB stand for Team Red, White, and Blue. We're a national non-profit organization that our mission is to enrich the lives of veterans through physical and social activity," said member, Kenny Knittle.


  12. Rain doesn't dampen spirits at West Reading fireworksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2016 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    In an ideal scenario, you'd get to enjoy Independence Day in the warm summer weather- but it wasn't in the cards this year. The West Reading community still got out and enjoyed their 4th of July through a cool, misty rain.


  13. Fireworks and the 4th: Use common sense, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2016 | WFMZ

    "About $200 worth of fireworks. That's my limit," said Danny Natal as he was buying fireworks from a display in the Shillington Shopping Center.


  14. Wyomissing shooting suspects remain at largeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | WFMZ

    Shaquille Crawley, 21, of West Reading, and Melvin Morris Jr, 23, of Reading, are charged with attempted murder, robbery, aggravated assault and related charges. Wyomissing police said a man was robbed, attacked and shot inside the Quality Inn & Suites in the 600 block of Spring Street about 4:15 a.m. Wednesday.


  15. Men wanted for attempted murder in WyomissingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    "They were armed so we consider them armed and dangerous," said Wyomissing Police Lieutenant Thomas Endy. "We're looking to get them off the street before they hurt anybody else."


  16. Man tried to steal train crossing signal, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | WFMZ

    A Berks County man is behind bars, accused of trying to steal a flashing signal from a busy train crossing. Police responded around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday to the report of a suspicious situation at the Reading and Northern Railroad train yard in the 100 block of Tuckerton Road in Muhlenberg Township.


  17. Berks district judge waives court hearing, heads to trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | WFMZ

    Dougerhty is now set for a formal arraignment on July 6, however, his attorney, Allan Sodomsky, told WFMZ's Amanda VanAllen that his client will also waive his right to that hearing. Dougherty was charged in May with theft by deception and receiving stolen property.


  18. Chatty Monks nixes plans for 2nd brewpubRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | WFMZ

    The owners of a craft brewpub in Berks County have tabled plans to open a second location in neighboring Chester County. Chatty Monks Brewing Company , located on Penn Avenue in West Reading, had planned to open a second, larger brewpub in Phoenixville, Chester County.


  19. Organizers prepare for Berks County Armed Forces ParadeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | WFMZ

    Preparations are underway for the 68th annual Berks County Armed Forces Parade. The event will be held Saturday in West Reading.


  20. District judge set to appear in court for arraignmentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    District Judge Timothy Dougherty stands accused of stealing more than $113,000 from his office and the volunteer fire company where he served as treasurer. Dougherty was supposed to surrender Thursday morning, but instead suffered an undisclosed injury or medical condition at his office in West Reading moments before his scheduled arraignment.


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