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WATCH: Surveillance video of RPD officer shooting suspect

Surveillance video released by the Berks County District Attorney's Office shows the attempt by Reading police officers to arrest a shooting suspect on the parking lot of the Wawa on Lancaster Avenue in the city on Sept. 14. An officer shot the suspect multiple times as the suspect drove his car at the officer while attempting to flee, authorities said. The officer was struck but not injured. District Attorney John Adams said the officer was justified in his use of force. The clip also includes video from the officer's body-worn camera.
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Authorities will not charge Reading police officer who shot man during arrest last month

READING, Pa. (CBS) -- A Reading police officer who shot a man while trying to arrest him last month will not face criminal charges. The Berks County District Attorney released video on Wednesday showing how the incident played out on Sept. 14.*Editor's Note: The video in the player above may be disturbing to watch, but no one was seriously injured.     The video shows the suspect, Emanuel Padilla-Tirado, trying to drive away after two police cars pulled up. An officer got out with his gun drawn and that's when, it appears, Padilla-Tirado hit the gas. That officer fired three shots. The incident happened at a Wawa on Lancaster Avenue. The officers were attempting to arrest Padilla-Tirado on aggravated assault charges. Padilla-Tirado was treated at a hospital and then taken to jail. His passenger only had minor injuries.
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Berks property transformed into public nature preserve

ONTELAUNEE TWP., Pa. — A patch of nature in Ontelaunee Township is being preserved so that everyone can enjoy it for years to come. The Wyomissing Foundation donated the land, which was privately managed until this year. Kimberly Murphy, the president of Berks Nature, said the new Ontelaunee Wetlands...

ABC Supply opens Pottstown, Pennsylvania location

BELOIT, Wis. — ABC Supply Co. Inc., has opened a new location inPottstown, Pennsylvania. Dave Cain will manage the branch. Cain worked in the industry for 15 years prior to joining ABC Supply as a delivery services manager at the Warminster, Pennsylvania, location. In 2019, Cain completed the company’s Branch Management Training Program. Most recently, he served as the Northeast Region’s fleet specialist.
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Public invited to 'grand rebirth' of Reading Country Club

EXETER TWP., Pa. — With its future in doubt for the past few years, the Reading Country Club is about to be reborn. Catering by DoubleTree Reading, the firm contracted by Exeter Township to cater events at the venue, announced Wednesday its plans for the first of what it said will be many public happenings on the club's grounds.

Reading Theater Project Presents Present, Future, Past

Three one act plays, all written by local playwrights, united by place and time. The Reading Theater Project is pleased to announce Present, Future, Past, a production of three one act plays: Buy to Rent by Félix Alfonso Peña, Everybody Hates This Place by Adam Richter, and Grave Concerns by Susan E. Sneeringer. The production opens Friday, November 4, 2022 and runs for two weekends at the George Baer Chapel at 39 S. 6th St., Reading, Pa. Tickets are available online or by calling 484-706-9719. More information can be found at:

Jingle Jams show in Reading, PA Dec 16th, 2022 – pre-sale code

WiseGuys has the latest most current Jingle Jam presale password 😀 This is your best chance to buy tickets to watch Jingle Jam ahead of anyone else. Don’t skip this tremendous chance to see Jingle Jam’s event in Reading. Below are the Jingle Jam event specifics and...

Leesport, October 06 High School ⚽ Game Notice

The Tamaqua Area High School soccer team will have a game with Schuylkill Valley High School on October 06, 2022, 14:00:00. #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 img{margin:0}#sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 div{margin:0}#sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 p{margin:24px 0;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;font-size:16px;line-height:26px;letter-spacing:-.24px;color:#333}#sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .icon{background-repeat:no-repeat;background-position:center;background-size:100% 100%}#sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .item:last-child{border-bottom:none}#sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .item{padding-bottom:32px;border-bottom:1px solid #f9f9f9}#sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card{padding:24px;border:1px solid #f2f2f2;border-radius:8px}#sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams{display:flex;margin-bottom:26px}#sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .team{display:flex;flex-direction:column;flex:1;justify-content:flex-start;align-items:center}#sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .vs{width:40px;height:97px}#sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .team .logo{width:120px;height:120px}#sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .team .name{margin-top:11px;color:#333;font-weight:600;font-size:16px;line-height:19px;text-align:center;letter-spacing:-.31px}#sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .info-item{margin-left:-8px;margin-top:8px;display:flex;align-items:center;font-weight:400;font-size:14px;line-height:20px;letter-spacing:-.15px;color:#888}#sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .info-item .icon{margin-right:4px;width:12px;height:12px;background-repeat:no-repeat;background-position:center;background-size:100% 100%}
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Reading housing voucher program gets historic boost

READING, Pa. — It's an unprecedented amount of relief for those in search of a stable home. "This is hugely historic," said Lorena Keely, chair of the Reading Housing Authority's board of commissioners. "This is the first time in over 10 years that HUD has increased the number of vouchers across the country."

10th & Penn Elementary Recognized for Removing Barriers to Learning

Penn State Berks Presents Mainstage Theatre Production, ‘Proof’. 10th and Penn Elementary School of the Reading School District has earned recognition from the Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support (PAPBS) Network for implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions Support (PBIS) with fidelity at Tier I. PBIS is an evidence-based three-tiered framework designed to...

LGBT Center of Greater Reading Celebrates LGBT History Month at Out in the Park Festival

The LGBT Center of Greater Reading is kicking off LGBT History Month at the second annual Out in the Park Festival to be held this Saturday, at FirstEnergy Stadium. This event was planned to coincide with LGBT History Month. “What better way to recognize the global pioneers who opened doors and made it possible for us to have events like Out in the Park,” said Michelle Dech, Executive Director.

Comfort Pro Providing FREE Heating System for the Holidays

Comfort Pro, Inc. will be installing a FREE Heating system for a deserving Berks County individual or family before the 2022 Holidays as part of the 12th Annual Comfort Pro Cares Event. Nominations open October 10, 2022. A nominee must own their home, have a non-functioning heating system and reside...

THIS IS READING – Revisited Brings Award Winners Back to Celebrate Community Development

In 2017, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage and Emmy® award winning filmmaker Tony Gerber created This Is Reading, a multi-media art installation at the once-abandoned Franklin Street Train Station in Reading, PA. Dance, theater, music, and film filled the station with excitement, energy and people – more than 3400 people. The three-weekend run drew its audience from all parts of the city and beyond. They came separately, they enjoyed together!
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Expo collects food for Helping Harvest, Humane Pennsylvania

READING, Pa. — Seniors in Berks County had a chance to attend educational seminars and enjoy some entertainment on Wednesday. Berks Encore held its annual Senior Expo at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading. Seniors were able to talk with experts about health care, finances, and other topics. Organizers said it...

TriCounty Area Chamber Introduces 12 New Members

POTTSTOWN PA – Twelve area businesses applied for and received membership in the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce between July and September (2022), the business advocacy organization announced. Its newest members are:. Axiom IV Therapy Inc.,. Building Momentum Resources,. Cup of Joy Café,. Customers Bank,. The Gambone Group,