TOP HEADLINES (BERKS, LANC) 10/22


>Second Lady Karen Pence Visits Lancaster County

(Mount Joy, PA) -- Second Lady Karen Pence is following up her husband Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Pennsylvania. Karen Pence visited Lancaster County yesterday to campaign for her husband and President Trump. She spoke at an event at Acorn Farms Reception and Conference Center in Mount Joy. In her talk, she praised the administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and called on the U.S. Senate to confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

>>Greater Reading LGBT Community Applauding Pope's Announcement

(Reading, PA) -- The Greater Reading LGBT community is applauding Pope Francis for his endorsement of same-sex civil unions. The Pope's announcement came in an interview regarding a documentary about him that premiered yesterday at the Rome Film Festival. It is being seen as a progressive step forward for the Catholic Church. Executive Director of the LGBT Center of Greater Reading says she appreciates the Pope's "evolving support" for the LGBT community.

>>Berks Commissioners Urge Caution Following Increase In COVID-19 Cases

(Berks County, PA) -- Berks County Commissioners are urging residents to respond to an increase in COVID-19 cases with caution and common sense. The number of new cases of the virus in the county reached a five-month high last week, but has been trending downward with state health officials reporting 73 new cases yesterday. Free testing is available at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading.

>>Reading Police Charge Second Man In Deadly Shooting

(Reading, PA) -- A second man is facing charges in connection with a deadly shooting in Reading. Police arrested 21-year-old Devon Starr yesterday for his alleged role in the shooting of Albert Pena-Pena and a second person in August in the 12-hundred-block of Church Street. Pena-Pena died from his injuries. Joewel Keita is already in custody on a murder charge in connection with the case.

>>Berks County Lawmaker's Bill Headed To Governor's Desk

(Harrisburg, PA) -- A Berks County state lawmaker's bill is headed to Governor Wolf's desk. State Representative David Maloney's bill would add the POW/MIA flag to the one's flown on commonwealth property statewide. Maloney says he has been pushing the measure since 2017. He says his uncle was temporarily listed as missing in action during the second World War.

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