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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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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."
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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.
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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...

10th & Penn Elementary recognized for removing non-academic barriers to learning with PBIS program

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 improve social, emotional, and academic outcomes for all students.

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...
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Police: Woman was smoking pot on way home from work, liccense suspended

Tamaqua police charged Emma Caridad Matos, 26, of Hazleton, with driving under the influence of a controlled substance and driving without a valid driver’s license on Wednesday. According to police, an officer was monitoring traffic speeds from the intersection of Owl Creek Road and Route 309 around 9 p.m.,...
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Cleanup continues after row home collapse in Reading

READING, Pa. — When one longtime Reading resident first saw all the commotion, he thought it was a fire. "I walked up the street here and I seen the building had collapsed in the 200 block of Reed Street," said Donald Housholder. Crews said what would be used to...

Reading invests nearly $3 million in community groups to fight violence

Many other cities across the commonwealth are not dedicating federal money to non-profit organizations. Seleda Simmons is used to making things happen, even when the money isn’t there. Simmons said her two-year old nonprofit has put its energy into the community rather than obtaining grants. And whenever her group...

3-Story vacant row home collapses in Reading

A vacant row home collapsed Sunday night around 11:40pm on the 200 block of Reed Street in Reading, forcing firefighters to evacuate residents from the adjoining homes. After a preliminary investigation, city officials are saying wet weather contributed to the collapse of the property. “This has been certified as a blighted property by the city” said Mayor Eddie Moran when he visited the site Monday afternoon. “It is our understanding from data and records that it had been unoccupied for approximately 9 years.”

Leesport, October 06 High School ⚽ Game Notice

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ETSD tentatively moves ahead with solar panel plan

EXETER TWP., Pa. – The Exeter Township School District Board of Directors is tentatively moving forward on a plan to add solar panels. The board had majority support on one plan Wednesday night, and will take a final vote with a contract at its next meeting. A representative from...

Woman Sought by Police in Attempted Shoplifting Case

A police department in upper Bucks County is asking for help identifying a woman who is wanted for questioning in connection with an attempted shoplifting incident. Richland Township Police Wednesday shared a photo of the woman, who they said is also believed to be responsible for damaging a door during a hasty exit from the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in the Richland Plaza shopping center on Rt. 309.