Keith Mayer, The Reading Eagle

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The Reading Eagle

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Recent articles by Keith:

Weather again may be too nice in Berks as rainfall deficit grows

The streak of days of 80 degrees or higher continues; the record is within sight. → Read More

Dreibelbis Farm festival set for Aug. 27

That and more in the Bulletin Board for the week of Aug. 15, 2022. → Read More

Garage fire quickly escalates to two alarms in Reading

Fire scene is in the 300 block of North Ninth Street and the 300 block of Cedar Street. → Read More

Shooting reported in Reading; coroner called

The scene is in the 600 block of North Front Street. → Read More

Berks passes 20% positivity rate for COVID cases, first time in latest surge

County hanging in there as low-risk in the CDC’s estimation. → Read More

Road in eastern Berks closed after accident near Oley Turnpike Dairy

Emergency crews responded Friday afternoon to the report of a crash on Oley Turnpike Road in front of the Oley Turnpike Dairy. The dispatches went out about 2:40 p.m. for two motorcyclists down. Soon, the road was closed at Route 662 and Bieber Mill Road. Also, ambulances went en route to Reading Hospital. Check back for more information. → Read More

4 hurt when SUV and minivan collide in northwest Berks

There were four injuries on Thursday night when an SUV and minivan collided in Jefferson Township. The crash occurred shortly before 7:30 at Oak Lane and New Schaefferstown Road and involved a rollover, according to emergency reports. First crews on the scene said there were three people with moderate injuries and one with minor injuries. Some of them were children, according to reports. The… → Read More

Time for a cool change for the weather in Berks County

A drop in the temperature and humidity will usher in overnights that might feel chilly after all the heat. → Read More

Shillington driver remains hospitalized after accident in northern Berks

The collision happened on Shartlesville Road Tuesday night. → Read More

Firefighters respond to garage ablaze in Muhlenberg Township

Structure engulfed in flames along North Alabama Avenue. → Read More

Berks still running elevated on COVID cases and hospitalizations

Another top-five week in cases in the surge and tied for most people in hospitals. → Read More

Last day of heat advisories likely, with storms also likely in southeastern Pennsylvania

Cooler and drier conditions on the horizon; dog days taking a break → Read More

Presentation of Pennsylvania German humor and music set

That and more in the Bulletin Board for the week of Aug. 7, 2022 → Read More

Berks establishments among the latest cited on liquor violations

Troopers out of Allentown continue making the rounds in the region, checking on compliance. → Read More

Male fatally shot in southern Berks County

Few details available on incident in New Morgan. → Read More

COVID vaccinations back down to a trickle in Berks

Dip in cases nationwide continues; Pa. data muddled → Read More

July weather in Berks a mix of hot and confounding

6th hottest by average but only 12 days of least 90, which is fewer than its peers. → Read More

Reading YMCA evacuated after chemical reaction sickens dozens; 18 sent to hospitals

Shortly before 3 p.m., personnel reported a chlorine reaction in the pool area → Read More

Crews respond to working 3-alarm house fire in Muhlenberg Township [update with photos]

Fire scene is on Wagon Wheel Lane in Cherokee Ranch area → Read More

Disabled man run over and killed by his own mower in Schuylkill

79-year-old rode a mower to his mailbox and it overturned, state police say. → Read More