TOP HEADLINES 03/08 BERKS AND LANCASTER


>>Crash In Berks County Kills Teenager, Injures Four Others

(Richmond Township, PA) -- Authorities are investigating the cause of a crash in Berks County that left one teenager dead and four other people injured. The accident happened yesterday morning on Kutztown Road near Lincoln Road. Authorities say it was a one-vehicle rollover crash. Three 17-year-old passengers and two 19-year-old people were transported to Reading Hospital. One of the 17-year-old girls passed away at the hospital because of her injuries.

>>Judge Proceeds Charges Against Justo Smoker In Lancaster County Murder Case

(Lancaster, PA) -- Murder charges against Justo Smoker are going to be moving forward after a judge ruled there is enough evidence in the case to proceed. Smoker's preliminary hearing was held this past Friday. His defense attorney asked Magisterial District Judge Denise Commins to dismiss Smoker's murder charge because it wasn't certain if Linda Stolzfoos got into his car the day she was killed. Commins didn't dismiss the charge and set Smoker's arraignment hearing for March 26th.

>>Man Dies In Accident At East Penn Manufacturing

(Lyons, PA) -- One man is dead after an industrial accident at East Penn Manufacturing. The accident happened over the weekend at the location in the one-hundred block of Deka Road in Lyons. Officials say a 30-year-old man was found dead in the Smelter building after he was involved in a fall. The accident is still under investigation by OSHA.

>>Man Arrested After Hours-Long Standoff With Warwick Township Police

(Warwick Township, PA) -- A man is behind bars after having an hours-long standoff with police in Warwick Township. The incident happened this past Friday evening in the 500-block of Creekside Lane. Officials say they were responding to a domestic fight when a 56-year-old man started fire gunshots. No injures were reported from the scene, but the man is being charged with reckless endangerment and terroristic threats.

>>People Required To Wear Masks At Blue Marsh Lake

(Reading, PA) -- Residents in Berks County who are planning to visit Blue Marsh Lake in the spring season are going to be required to wear masks. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineering sent out a reminder over the weekend that visitors must wear face masks at the lake. The only exception that will be made is for people who are doing water-related activities. Park rangers are going to be closing certain areas of the lake where people can't practice social-distancing.


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