TOP HEADLINES (BERKS, LANC) 10/26


>>Pennsylvania COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise

(Lehigh, PA) -- COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise throughout Pennsylvania. The state added nearly six-thousand new cases to the total over the weekend, pushing it over 194-thousand. About 74 new deaths related to the virus were added to the death toll over the weekend, which is at 86-hundred-66. More than one-thousand Pennsylvanians have been hospitalized with the virus statewide, and most of them have been people over the age of 65.

>>President Trump Coming To Lehigh Valley Today

(Lehigh, PA) -- President Trump is coming to Lehigh Valley today for a campaign stop. He will be speaking at HoverTech International in Hanover Township. Doors open at 8 a.m., and the rally starts at 11 a.m. He will also be making a stop at the Lancaster Airport around 1:30 p.m.

>>75-Year-Old Cold Case Arrest In Lehigh County

(Lehigh, PA) -- A 75-year-old Lehigh County man is in police custody in connection to a homicide cold case in California. State police say John J. Sipos was arrested on a homicide warrant out of San Diego County on Saturday. No details were provided on the exact cold case he's being connected to, but his bail has been set at three-million-dollars.

>>Hazleton Area School District Going Virtual For Two Weeks

(Hazleton, PA) -- The Hazleton Area School District is suspending in-person classes for two weeks due to recent surge of COVID-19 cases within the district. Officials say starting today, the district will be switching to a virtual instruction model. They expect in-person classes to return November 9th.

>>Veterans Walking Across Pennsylvania

(Jackson Township, PA) -- Two veterans are walking across Pennsylvania for the next few days to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Sergeants Joe Webb and Cody McCormick say they're walking about 170 miles in honor of those who have served and sacrificed. Their journey is expected to last around five days as they travel on foot from Monroe County to State College, and they already completed at least 30 miles yesterday. The two veterans have raised about six-thousand dollars so far, and they will continue to accept sponsorships until Veteran's Day.

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>>Teen Stabbed In Luzerne County

(Kingston, PA) -- A teenager is in the hospital after being stabbed in Luzerne County yesterday afternoon. Police say they found the 15-year-old along John Street in Kingston before he was transported to the hospital. Police are searching for the suspects, and they believe the teen was stabbed around West Vaughn Street Park in Luzerne Borough. No word has been given on the teen's condition.

>>President Trump Visiting Lancaster County

(Lancaster, PA) -- President Trump is set to campaign in Lancaster County. Trump is holding a Make American Great Again rally this afternoon in Lititz at the Lancaster Airport. Those wanting to attend must register for tickets.

>>Nikki Haley To Campaign For Trump In Reading

(Reading, PA) -- Nikki Haley is helping President Trump with his campaign. She appeared this weekend at a Make America Great Again event at the Abraham Lincoln in downtown Reading on Saturday. She also appeared at similar events in Norristown in Montgomery County and West Brandywine Township in Chester County over the weekend. Haley was the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2017 to 2019.

>>Candlelight Vigil Held For Berks COVID-19 Victim

(Reading, PA) -- People are warning of a Berks woman who died from COVID-19. About 20 people gathered this weekend on North Street in Reading for a candlelight vigil to remember Carmen Wilson. Wilson died from the virus October 15th. Her family is asking others to be safe, wear masks and socially distance.

>>Koziar's Christmas Village Preparing To Open

(Jefferson Township, PA) -- Koziar's Christmas Village is preparing to open even as the COVID-19 pandemic rages. The village entrance has been protected by plexiglass, and arrows will guide visitors through a socially distanced path. Officials at Koziars are hoping the Christmas spirit still shines through to visitors. Opening Day will be November 7th.

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>>Mohrsville Mother Helping Those Who Have Lost Infants

(Mohrsville, PA) -- A Mohrsville mother is working to help families who have lost infants at birth. Audra Smallwood lost her own daughter MiKaylee and is sharing her story during Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Through her nonprofit MiKaylee's Hope, she is raising money to donate cuddle cots to area hospitals. The cots help families have more time to say goodbye to the baby they lost.