Berks County

Fire in Reading, Pa. on May 5, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Fire Damages Rowhomes In Reading

Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire that broke out inside a set of rowhomes in Berks County Tuesday morning.


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Lottery Ticket Worth More Than $900K Sold In Berks County

The ticket, which was from the April 23rd drawing, matched all six winning numbers, 02-03-24-38-39-45.


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Berks County Native Taylor Swift Tops Fortune’s List Of World’s Greatest Female Leaders

The publication released its second annual Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders, and Swift is the first female on the list at number six.


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Police Continue To Investigate Series Of Reported Attempted Child Lurings In Berks County

Law enforcement officials now tell CBS 3 Eyewitness News they’ve received more than a dozen reported cases of child luring and predatory behavior.


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State Police: Entire Wheelchair Ramp Stolen From Berks County Home

There have been stories about heartless thieves stealing wheelchairs from victims, but it is extremely rare to hear about someone stealing an ENTIRE wheelchair ramp.


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Police Investigate Several Reported Attempted Abductions This Year In Berks County

Authorities say the alleged incident occurred Monday afternoon in the area of Belmont Avenue and Wilson Street.


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Officials: 9 Cold Weather-Related Deaths Reported In The Area This Year

Officials say the cold is more than just dangerous, it can be deadly, with nine deaths reported in the area over the past few weeks.


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Police In Berks County Searching For Armed Kidnapping Suspect With Multiple Warrants Out For His Arrest

Charges against McGinty include kidnapping, unlawful restraint, robbery, criminal trespass, theft, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person. He should be considered armed and dangerous.


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Police Searching For Escaped Berks County Prisoner

The search is on for a prisoner who escaped from a correctional facility in Berks County.


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Human Remains Found In Wooded Area Of Berks County

The remains were apparently found by a passerby in the area of Monocacy Creek Road in Amity Township yesterday but were not reported to police until Tuesday.


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Investigation Underway After Hackers Attack Pine Forge Academy, Demand A Million Dollars

Set on a hill and surrounded by trees, picturesque Pine Forge Academy has become a target for an ugly cyber crime that police are now investigating.


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Lottery Ticket Worth More Than $1.4 Million Sold In Berks County

The ticket correctly matched all six winning numbers.


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Pa. Police Seek Information After Father And Son Find MAC Machine In Woods

Authorities say it is unknown if any money is in the machine. It is also unclear how long it has been in the woods.


Shawn Lawless and Justin Andrews escaped from a correctional facility in Berks County.

Inmates Sought After Escaping From Correctional Facility In Berks County

Police are searching for two men who escaped from a correctional facility in Berks County.


Scene of multi-car crash in Berks County on November 19, 2014. (credit: Justin Finch)

Cops: Driver ‘Dozed Off’ Before ‘Horrific’ Crash In Berks County That Killed 2, Injured 9

The driver of a tractor-trailer fell asleep and was traveling at a high rate of speed before he slammed into several cars in Berks County Wednesday, killing two and injuring nine, police said.