TOP HEADLINES (BERKS, LANC) 10/21


>>Four-Year-Old Dies In Lancaster County Farm Accident

(Lancaster County, PA) -- Authorities are investigating after a four-year-old girl died in a Lancaster County farm accident. Officials say the girl fell out of a wagon attached to a tractor her father was driving in Upper Leacock Township. The girl was run over by the vehicle and died from major head trauma. The death has been ruled an accident.

>>Berks County Preparing Polling Places For Election

(Berks County, PA) -- Berks County officials are preparing polling places for the general election. Officials say all 202 polling stations will be electro-statically sanitized before they open. Poll workers will be required to wear masks and will have other PPE gear, such as gloves, face shields, and hand sanitizer. Plexiglass guards will be up at check-in stations at each polling place. Voters will be given a glove and a Q-tip for use on the touch screen of the voting machine and are strongly encouraged to wear masks and bring their own pens to sign in.

>>Berks County Getting COVID-19 Antigen Test Kits

(Berks County, PA) -- Berks County is set to get a shipment of COVID-19 antigen tests from the state of Pennsylvania. The Department of Health is distributing the kits to various agencies in Berks and other counties. Officials say the tests can be used on people within the first five to seven days of showing symptoms, as well as people who are asymptomatic. The tests provide rapid results. Berks County was chosen to receive the kits because of an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the area.

>>Muhlenberg Township Police Get Pedestrian Safety Funding

(Muhlenberg Township, PA) -- Muhlenberg Township police are implementing new measures to make Fifth Street Highway safer for pedestrians The department is receiving funding from PennDOT to focus on pedestrian safety. Police say most of the deadly accidents involving pedestrians in the township have happened on Fifth Street Highway. Increased patrols will be used to target violations at crosswalks and intersections, as well as people trying to cross mid-road.

>>Film Production Continuing In Reading

(Reading, PA) -- Production is continuing on a film being shot in Reading. The action comedy The Mick and the Trick is being filmed in a warehouse on Canal Street and features an Irish hitman looking to escape his violent past. A separate film is set to begin production in Reading early next year.