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>>Three Dead In Double-Murder Suicide In New Hanover Township

(New Hanover Twp., PA) -- Authorities are identifying the three people who died in a shooting in Montgomery County. Police say 78-year-old George Mihalcik shot his adult son, 56-year-old Stephen Mihalcik and his son's wife, 51-year-old Rebecca Hall Evans. They say he then shot himself. Police say George and Rebecca died at the home, and Stephen died at Reading Hospital. The shooting happened Monday night in the 29-hundred block of Reifsnyder Road in New Hanover Township.

>>A-C-L-U Calls One-Million-Dollars Bail For Lancaster Protestors Illegal, Unconscionable

(Lancaster, PA) -- The A-C-L-U is calling one-million-dollars bail for protestors in Lancaster illegal and unconscionable. Lancaster police claim they did not request a specific bail amount but did request that it be high due to the serious nature of the riot and potential for ongoing activity. The protests were in response to the shooting death of a Ricardo Munoz, who was shot after running toward police while holding a knife in a threatening manner. A-C-L-U officials say it is illegal to use bail as a way to keep someone in custody until their trial.

>>Kutztown To Delay Enforcement Of Gathering Size Ordinance

(Kutztown, PA) -- Kutztown Borough Council is delaying enforcement of a portion of its new coronavirus ordinance. The section is related to limitations of gathering sizes, allowing police to warn or fine groups of ten or more people who aren't related. Council approved the move last Friday but follows a federal ruling against Governor Tom Wolf’s limits on gathering sizes. Wolf says he will appeal that ruling.

>>Mall Owner Says They Will Close All Their Locations On Thanksgiving

(Reading, PA) -- A company that owns malls across Eastern P-A says all of their locations will be closed on Thanksgiving this year. Simon Property Group says it made the decision to keep malls and outlet centers closed so that workers can spend the holiday with their loved ones. The company says its stores will be open on Black Friday. Simon owns the Philadelphia Premium Outlets and the King of Prussia Mall in Montgomery County.

>>Berks Coroner Asking For Help Finding Pottstown Man’s Next Of Kin

(Bern Twp., PA) -- The Berks County Coroner's office is asking for help in locating the relatives of a Pottstown man who died at Reading Hospital. John Ford died of natural causes on September 4th. Anyone who has information about the 70-year-old’s next of kin is asked to contact the coroner's office

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