TOP HEADLINES (BERKS, LANC) 10/16


Commissioners Authorize Audio, Video Record Of Berks Mail-In Ballot Count

(Berks County, PA) -- An audio and video recording will be made of the Berks County mail-in ballot count. Berks County commissioners authorized the recording yesterday of the opening and scanning of mail-in ballots for the general election. Workers and volunteers will open the ballots in a ballroom at the DoubleTree Hotel on Election Day before they are moved to the Services Center so the votes can be counted.

>>COVID Testing Site Today At FirstEnergy Stadium

(Berks County, PA) -- FirstEnergy Stadium is set up today as a COVID-19 testing site. Berks County officials are increasingly concerned about a rise in COVID-19 cases. The Director of Emergency Services says the county's positivity rate is now at 14-percent. The rate over the summer months was steady at ten-percent. Hospitalizations are also up compared to the summer.

>>PSP Want To Identify Lancaster Riot Suspects

(Lancaster, PA) -- Pennsylvania State Police want to identify two male Lancaster riot suspects. PSP believes they are responsible for damages to a police vehicle near Laurel and Union streets during the riots following the police shooting of Ricardo Munoz. Police say the suspects shattered the window and dented the body of the vehicle.  

>>Interchange Named For Cumru Township Iwo Jima Marine

(Berks County, PA) -- A Berks County interchange is now named for a Cumru Township Marine who served in Iwo Jima. A sign was revealed yesterday designating the Mohns Hill Road interchange on Route 22 as the Corporal Mahlon [[ MAY-lihn ]] L. Fink Iwo Jima Memorial Highway Interchange. Representative Mark Gillen and Senator Judy Schwank attended the ceremony. Fink received a Purple Heart for his service at the Battle of Iwo Jima. He died last year at the age of 93.   

>>Filming Underway In Reading On Independent Mob Movie

(Reading, PA) -- Filming is underway in Reading on an independent mob movie. A red brick warehouse in the 500 block of Canal Street is the central location in the film titled The Mick and the Trick. The production includes a 40-person cast and crew.