TOP HEADLINES (BERKS, LANC) 10/14


>>Berks Authorities Preparing For Visit From VP Pence

(Bern Township, PA) -- Berks County authorities are preparing for a visit to Reading Regional Airport by Vice President Mike Pence. Pence is set to arrive early Saturday afternoon. Bern Township police have been the main Secret Service contact for the event, with the Berks County Sheriff's Office and others assisting. Traffic congestion in the area is expected. The event is open to the public.

>>New City Of Reading Managing Director Announced

(Reading, PA) -- A new managing director for the City of Reading is preparing to start his position. Current managing director Pedro Cortes introduced his replacement Abe Amoros on the steps of City Hall yesterday. Mayor Eddie Moran told city council members about Amoros' selection on Monday. Cortes is leaving the position at the end of October after serving for nine months. Amoros will officially start a week later.

>>COVID-19 Spike Delays Return To Classroom For Lancaster School District

(Lancaster, PA) -- A spike in COVID-19 cases is delaying a return to the classroom for students in the School District of Lancaster. The district was one of the few in the state to start entirely online. The superintendent says remote instruction will continue indefinitely. SDOL's reopening plan will only bring kids back to in-person learning if there are fewer than 60 cases of COVID-19 in the county per 100-thousand residents. There were 104 new cases of the virus in the county as of Saturday, topping the safety threshold.

>>Trash Collector Seriously Injured On Job in Hamburg

(Hamburg, PA) -- A trash collector in Hamburg is seriously injured after an accident on the job. The accident happened yesterday morning in the area of South Third and State streets. Police say the victim was running next to a truck owned by J.P. Mascaro and Sons to close the passenger-side door and lost his balance. He was hit by the front tire and was taken to the hospital before being transferred to a trauma center for more treatment.

>>Reading Man Wanted In Attempt To Run Over Pregnant Woman

(Reading, PA) -- A Reading man is wanted for allegedly trying to run over a pregnant woman. Authorities say 28-year-old Scott Parsons tried to hit the woman with his pickup on October 4th outside his home on West Buttonwood Street. The woman jumped out of the way and avoided being hit. Parsons faces charges of aggravated assault of an unborn child and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.