TOP HEADLINES (BERKS, LANC) 10/28


>Berks Election Office Ensuring Security Of Ballots

(Reading, PA) -- The Berks County election office in the Services Center is ensuring the security of ballots cast. The door to the room that holds all of the ballots has a newly installed reinforced locking system. Two election services employees each hold a key, and the county's chief administrative officer and a deputy hold the other two keys. Two people are required to open and close the door. The opening of the ballots will also be captured on video.

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>>Lancaster County Man Charged With Possessing Child Porn

(Denver, PA) -- A Lancaster County man is charged with possessing child pornography. Police say they found videos and images in 21-year-old Jonathan Granados's Dropbox account. Investigators searched his home in September after a tip was made to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. His computer and phones were seized, and police discovered over a hundred videos and nearly a dozen images of child porn in his Dropbox account. He has been released on bail.

>>Helping Harvest, Faith Groups Partner On New Food Pantry

(Muhlenberg Township, PA) -- Helping Harvest is partnering with two faith communities in Berks County on a new food pantry. The Jewish Federation of Reading is funding and operating a monthly food pantry out of the Hampden Heights Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Muhlenberg Township. Helping Harvest is providing all the food, including produce, dairy, meats, and non-perishables. It opens today and will be open on the morning of the last Wednesday of each month.

>>Blue Knights Donate To Berks Sheriff's Office

(Robesonia, PA) -- A motorcycle club is providing funds for the Berks County Sheriff's Office. The Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club presented Sheriff Eric Weaknecht with a 48-hundred-dollar check Monday at Jonnie and Hons Smokehouse in Robesonia. The money was raised at a motorcycle ride and at a pig roast dinner.

>>Two West Reading Businesses Prepare To Reopen

(West Reading, PA) -- Two West Reading businesses are preparing to reopen. WineDown and WhiskeyBar plan to reopen November 6th. New owner Tina Shenk says it's important to keep West Reading vibrant. The West Reading staples will have to have to abide by capacity limits and COVID-19 guidelines.