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J>>Reading Police Investigate Thursday Shooting

(Reading, PA) -- Police in Reading say they spent part of Thursday night investigating a shooting. It happened on the 400 block of Washington Street with at least one person has been taken away in an ambulance. There’s no word on what led to the shooting, nor the extent of their injuries.

>>Judge Reduces Bail For Most Of Those Charged Following Lancaster Protests

(Lancaster, PA) -- Bail is modified for nine of the 13 people charged following protests in Lancaster this week. Judge Bruce Roth initially set bail at one-million-dollars, saying Lancaster police requested high bail. Several organizations along with Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman called those bail amounts unconstitutional, leading Roth to decrease bail on some of those charged to between 50-and-100-grand each.

>>Two In Custody After Manhunt In Southern Schuylkill County

(West Brunswick Twp., PA) -- State police say they arrested a Berks County man and a New York man after a nearly 12-hour search in southern Schuylkill County. The search forced officials to close a stretch of Route 61 between Berks and Schuylkill counties for hours Wednesday into Thursday. State police say the two men are suspects in an armed robbery in the Frackville area, and they led police on a chase down Route 61 before taking off on foot. The men were nabbed near Route 895 in West Brunswick Township.

>>Central Berks Regional Police Looking For Vehicles Involved In Lower Alsace Township Shooting

(Lower Alsace Twp., PA) -- Central Berks Regional Police are looking for two vehicles that may be connected to a Lower Alsace Township shooting this week. It happened late Wednesday afternoon near Carsonia and Harvey avenues, with no reports of anyone injured. Police are asking anyone that may recognize the vehicles caught on surveillance images to contact them.

>>Reading Schools To Receive Over 850 Grand In COVID-19 Related Grants

(Reading, PA) -- Reading School District is receiving over 850-grand in COVID-19 related grants. District leaders say the funds will be used to offset the costs of purchasing computers, atypical COVID-19 supplies like inhalers and thermometers, and to support trauma-sensitive classrooms. The grants came from the United Way of Berks County’s COVID-19 Response Fund and the COVID-19 school safety and health grant program.