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Reading, Pennsylvania is located in Berks County. Zip codes in Reading, PA include 19604, 19606, and 19601. The median home price in Reading is $49,900 which is roughly $37/per square foot. More Reading information.

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5 hrs ago | I4U Future Technology News

Taylor Swift takes her Pet Cat for a Stroll

Taylor Swift left her Tribeca flat recently for a spree. And she had along with her, her favorite pet cat named Olivia Benson.

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9 hrs ago | WHP-AM Harrisburg

Butterfly Lands On Women's Face As She Plays The Flute

Originally from Reading, PA, he has considered Harrisburg home for many years, and is related, according to family folklore, to John Harris, founder of Harrisburg. One day he'll get around to tracking down the family tree.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

WFMZ

GoggleWorks expansion on track with $2 million grant from state

Efforts to breathe more life into Reading's Entertainment Square were given a boost Tuesday with a visit by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett. Corbett was joined by Al Boscov at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts to unveil plans for a multi-million dollar expansion, known as GoggleWorks II.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WFMZ

Discrimination hearing involves Berks trucking company

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission is in Reading for a two-day hearing focused on a local company accused of discrimination. The HRC is looking into a complaint that a truck driver was laid off from her job because she was pregnant.

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WFMZ

Police renew efforts to solve man's cold case killing

Police, along with a Reading grandmother, are reaching out to the public in hopes of solving a case that has gone cold for a decade. Vernon Boswell, 20, was shot and killed back on June 4, 2004, at about 9:25 p.m., in the 800 block of Weiser Street in Reading.

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WFMZ-TV Allentown

Non-Berks jury to hear Miguel Torres murder trial in January

A jury from outside Berks County will be empaneled to decide the fate of a former Exeter Township man who was once one of America's most wanted. A judge on Monday granted a motion by Miguel Torres' attorney to bus the jurors to Berks from another county and sequester them for the duration of the trial, which is set to begin Jan. 20. It has not yet been decided from what county the jurors will be chosen.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Traffic advisory: Crash slows traffic on Pa. Turnpike

Drivers should expect slow moving or stopped traffic this morning on the Pennsylvania Turnpike because of a crash in the eastbound lane at milepost 276.3 between the Lebanon-Lancaster and Reading exits. NAMPA, Idaho - Police in Nampa say they're on the lookout for a 9-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily Kos

Justice of the Day - James Wilson

Today's Justice of the Day is: JAMES WILSON. Justice Wilson was born on this day, September 14, in 1742.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

Learning more about SCMPD Police Chief Finalist William Heim

Heim is the current police chief in Reading, PA, which is 62 miles west of Philadelphia. He has been with that department since 2006.

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WFMZ

Reading woman raped by neighbor armed with gun, police say

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.

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The York Daily Record

Police: Man found with homemade bombs, kids in car

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 .

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CBS Local

Man Reportedly Found In Car With Kids And Homemade Bombs In 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.

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WFMZ

Police: Berks man skips out on cab fare from Philadelphia casino

The gamble didn't pay off for a Berks County man who, police said, skipped out on paying a $160 cab fare. A driver for All City Taxi picked up the suspect, identified as Guillimo Manuel DeJesus, at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia at approximately 2 a.m. on Sept.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

Many questions for family of Flight 17 victim

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.

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WFMZ

Police: Sleeping man found with explosives, children in car

A man has been arrested on a long list of charges for allegedly having homemade explosives in his car, along with two young children. The man, identified as James Zwally, was found shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday passed out in his car on the parking lot of the Sheetz convenience store on Route 422 in Exeter Township, according to Detective Ted Lis, Exeter Township Police Department.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

NJ.com

Nine Lehigh Valley Wine Trail wineries offering food pairings Saturday and Sunday

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.

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WFMZ

Report of man with rifle puts Reading schools, administration building on lockdown

Police got the call around 9 a.m. for the report of the armed man in the area of South 10th and Cherry streets.

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WFMZ

Jackknifed tractor trailer closes West Shore Bypass in Reading

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.

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WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Police still investigating murder-suicide case

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.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Former Lebanon will face trial for homicide as alleged driver for North Side shooting

A former Lebanon man was identified during a recent preliminary hearing as the driver of a vehicle three men used to leave the scene of a fatal shooting on the city's north side last summer. Jones Torres-Cintron, 24, formerly of 34 N. Seventh St., was bound over for trial last Thursday on charges of criminal homicide, criminal conspiracy and firearms not to be carried without a license at the conclusion of the hearing before District Judge Thomas Capello.

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