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>>Pence Speaks At Reading Airport

(Bern Township, PA) -- Vice President Mike Pence is working to make a good impression onPennsylvaniavoters. Pence spoke Saturday before hundreds of supporters at Reading Regional Airport. Pence focused on the gains he says he and the President made in the economy in the last four years. He also promoted the administration's record on the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and backing law enforcement. It was the first time a sitting Vice President had come to Berks County since a 2002 visit to Wyomissing by then VP Dick Cheney.

>>DNC Displays New Billboards As Pence Visits Reading Airport

(Berks County, PA) -- The Democratic National Committee is taking down some new billboards across the road from Reading Regional Airport. The billboards were unveiled last Friday and stayed up on Saturday for the duration of Vice President Pence's visit to the airport. The billboards are in response to the Trump administration's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trump won both Berks County andPennsylvaniain the 2016 election, and both he and Pence have frequently campaigned in the battleground state.

>>Lancaster Mayor Outline's Vision For Next Police Chief

(Lancaster, PA) -- Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace is outlining her vision for the city's next police chief. Sorace said Friday she was looking for a chief that will maintain transparency and accountability, while building community relationships. The mayor isn't commenting on the separation agreement with former Chief Jarrad Berkihiser. Berkihiser retired under pressure after his wife posted a comment on social media saying she planned to vote for President Trump.

>>Driver Evaluated At Hospital After Semi Tipover

(Maxatawny Township, PA) -- The driver of a semi that tipped over is okay after being evaluated at the hospital. The tip over happened Friday evening on Route 222 near Grim Road, tying up traffic for about three hours. The truck was hauling produce, so time was needed to clean up spilled materials. No word on what caused the truck to tip over.

>>New Driver Crashes Into Berks County Glass Art Gallery, Studio

(Berks County, PA) -- No one is hurt after a new driver crashed a pickup into a Berks County glass art gallery and studio. The crash happened yesterday afternoon at Taylor Backes in Boyertown. Authorities say the driver was turning a corner and accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake, smashing into the building. Officials say there is some structural damage to the building.