TOP HEADLINES (BERKS, LANC) 11/13


>>Mom Accused of Murder Looks for Insanity Defense

(Reading, PA) -- Attorneys are looking to launch an insanity plea for Lisa Snyder, an Albany Township mother accused of killing her two children. The motion was filed yesterday and discusses Snyder's history with mental disorders. They say that when her children were killed she was suffering from depressive and borderline personality disorders. Snyder will go back to court at the beginning of next year.

>>Former Lancaster County Doctor Sentenced for Sexual Assault Case

(Lancaster County, PA) -- A former Lancaster County doctor is going to serve nine-to-twenty years in state prison. Dr. William Vollmar pleaded no contest to six sexual assault cases. Vollmar was a sports medicine specialist at various different schools in southeastern Pennsylvania including Lancaster County Day School. He is accused of sexually assaulting students. The judge served Vollmar his prison term at a hearing yesterday.

>>Tower Health Considering Selling Six Hospitals

(Reading, PA) -- Tower Health is planning to sell six hospitals in Philadelphia. The Berks County-based company announced yesterday it is considering a plan to sell the hospitals to get rid of some debt. Officials say their goal is to keep Reading Hospital, which made over 60-million-dollars this year.

>>Berks County Not Raising Taxes in 2021

(Reading, PA) -- Berks County residents are not going to be paying more taxes next year. A brief preview of the 2021 Berks County budget was given yesterday at the commissioner's meeting. An official presentation will be given during next Thursday's meeting. When the budget is presented, the commissioners have until the end of the year to adopt it.

>>Lancaster County Becomes First Community Wildlife Habitat

(Lancaster County, PA) -- Lancaster County is becoming the first county in the state to be recognized as a community wildlife habitat. This designation came because of the efforts of the Lancaster Conservancy. The Lancaster Conservancy started a few years ago and their main goal is to create a sustainable wildlife-friendly community.