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(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: First responders say a family escaped a burning home in Berks County late Wednesday. A Quarryville man is facing charges after he and his juvenile son allegedly assaulted two police officers this week. A Reading man is facing three charges of attempted murder and several other crimes in connection with a shooting in the northwest section of the city.

>>Family Escapes Berks County Fire

(Washington Twp., PA) -- First responders say a family escaped a burning home in Berks County late Wednesday.  A two-alarm fire broke out at a house on Crescent Lane in Washington Township, near Barto. The three people inside were able to get out unharmed, although one woman was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital for a non-fire related medical condition. Two cars, the garage, and much of the rear of the home were damaged. Investigators say the fire probably started in, or near, the garage

>>P-I-Double-A Says It Is Tremendously Disappointed With Wolf’s Sports Recommendation

(Mechanicsburg, PA) -- Officials with the P-I-Double-A say they are tremendously disappointed with Governor Tom Wolf’s recommendation to suspend all sports until January 2021. In a statement yesterday evening, they said they have worked diligently to develop health and safety plans to allow students the safe return to interscholastic athletics. Their board of directors will meet this afternoon to review the action. A spokesperson for Governor Wolf said the administration is providing this strong recommendation, but it is not an order or mandate.

>>P-S-U Confirms No Fans In Stands For Fall Sports

(State College, PA) -- The Penn State Nittany Lions’ roar will be softer this football season. The university’s Sandy Barbour confirmed Thursday there will be no fans in the stands for Penn State sports this fall. In the letter, Barbour referenced the Wolf administration’s current virus-mitigation guidance which limits large group gatherings to 250 peop

>>Quarryville Man Accused Of Assaulting Police

(Quarryville, PA) -- A Quarryville man is facing charges after he and his juvenile son allegedly assaulted two police officers this week. Andrew Goslin is accused of assaulting the two officers Wednesday night on the 300-block of West Fourth Street. The 36-year-old Goslin arrived on the scene after police were called to the Rite Aid parking lot for a report of a man chasing a woman. One of the officers says Goslin’s son struck him and Goslin tried to get a loaded A-R 15 from his truck. Goslin is in Lancaster County Prison on 100-thousand-dollars bail.

>>Reading Man Faces Attempted Murder Charges For March Shooting

(Reading, PA) -- A Reading man is facing three charges of attempted murder and several other crimes in connection with a shooting in the northwest section of the city. Authorities say Rafael Vega-Rodriguez opened fire on three F-B-I agents in the area of West Greenwich and Gordon streets in March. That sparked an 18-hour standoff, with authorities arresting Vega-Rodriguez a day later in Lancaster County.

>>Berks Military History Museum Says Thanks For Free Repairs To Leaky Roof

(Mohnton, PA) -- Officials with the Berks Military History Museum are saying thanks for some free repairs to their leaky roof. The museum’s Mark Gillen says Travis Freeze’s heart was touched by the need because he had a family member who was a prisoner of war. The roof project is expected to be completed by September 2nd.

>>West Reading Woman Credited With Donating Two-Thousandth Handmade Mask To Reading Hospital

(West Reading, PA) -- A West Reading woman is being credited with donating her two-thousandth handmade mask to Reading Hospital. Terri Adams, who was a nurse for nearly 50 years, says she spends about 20 minutes making each mask and supplies the materials herself. Adams says she lost a close friend to COVID-19, making her mission even more personal.

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