(Undated) -- Here is the latest news:A newborn baby who died in Berks County over the weekend may be one of the youngest victims of COVID-19. The former Saint Joseph’s hospital in Lancaster is going to become a housing development.Organizers say another Peaceful Stand demonstration was held in Reading City Park last night.
>>Newborn Could Be Among Youngest Victims Of COVID-19
(West Reading, PA) -- A newborn baby who died in Berks County over the weekend may be one of the youngest victims of COVID-19.The 26-day-old girl died shortly after being admitted to Reading Hospital Sunday, according to the coroner.An autopsy on the baby was done Monday, at which time a COVID-19 test was also performed. The coroner's office said it received the positive test results Thursday afternoon.Acting Coroner Jonn Hollenbach said it can't be determined with medical certainty whether the coronavirus played a role in the baby's death until additional results are received.
>>Former Hospital In Lancaster To Become Housing Development
(Lancaster, PA) -- The former Saint Joseph’s hospital in Lancaster is going to become a housing development.City officials say U-P-M-C signed an agreement with Washington Place Equities and H-D-C Mid-Atlantic on the project.That plan would add over 100 housing units along College Avenue.More information is expected next month.
>>Another Peaceful Stand Demonstration Held In Reading
(Reading, PA) -- Organizers say another Peaceful Stand demonstration was held in Reading City Park last night.The format for this event, the fourth held so far, was a little different with community members gathered to listen instead of march.Students and parents spoke to a crowd at the park about their experiences with discrimination.Organizer Tyrone Nesby says he plans on holding the rallies every two weeks until a change is made.
>>Reading School District Cancels All Voluntary Workouts For Athletics Through Early August
(Reading, PA) -- Reading School District officials are canceling all athletic voluntary workouts through August 6th.In a press release, the district said two student athletes from the Reading High School football team reported potential exposure to COVID-19. This comes after a member of the boys' basketball team had reported a potential exposure on Tuesday.So far, no Reading High School students have tested positive for COVID-19. They said they are erring on the side of caution and canceling on-site and off-site workouts for the next two weeks.
>>Operation Crystal Blue Nets Five Arrests
(Reading, PA) -- Several people are behind bars as part of an investigation of an alleged drug trafficking organization that spanned three counties.Detectives from Berks and Schuylkill counties, the Pennsylvania State Police, and Reading police teamed up for what they called Operation Crystal Blue, an investigation targeting an alleged drug trafficking organization operating in Berks, Lancaster, and Schuylkill counties.Authorities arrested Noel Rivera, who is believed to have run the organization out of Berks County, along with four others Thursday.Detectives are still looking for two others: Luis Sanabria and Charles Matthew.