>>New COVID-19 Cases Rise in Berks County
(Reading, PA) -- Positive COVID-19 cases are rising in Berks County. The Pennsylvania Health Department reported more than 190 new cases in Berks County yesterday. It's the largest increase of coronavirus cases in more than seven months. The state also announced four people died in Berks County from COVID-19.
>>Berks Colleges Preparing to Test Students for COVID
(Reading, PA) -- Many different colleges in Berks County are reacting to Governor Wolf's order to test students for COVID before they go home for Thanksgiving. Albright College says it is using rapid tests and is testing over 200 students a day. Kutztown University is testing symptomatic students at the campus health center. Penn State Berks says it is offering free departure testing for students who are planning to go home for Thanksgiving. Campus health directors are asking students to continue to limit contact with people and wear masks over break.
>>Reading Man Convicted in Death of 14-Year-Old
(Reading, PA) -- A Reading man is facing life in prison for killing a 14-year-old boy. A jury convicted Reynold Henry yesterday of second-degree murder for killing 14-year-old Bruce Criddell Junior in Reading about three years ago. Authorities say Henry shot Criddell Junior near the 900 block of Mulberry Street in the summer of 2017.
>>Holiday Lights at Gring's Mill Plans Change Due to COVID Pandemic
(Spring Township, PA) -- Holiday Lights at Gring's Mill is still taking place this holiday season but will be a little different. Berks County Parks and Recreation Department announced yesterday afternoon it will be putting on the Holiday Lights event at Gring's Mill as a walk-thru-only display. Concerts, Santa visits and other activities have been canceled due to COVID-19. The display is getting ready to open during the beginning of December at the park on Tulpehocken Road in Spring Township. The county is going to waive the five-dollar parking fee this year for all attendees.
>>Lancaster County Woman Charged for Possession of Heroin
(Lancaster County, PA) -- A Lancaster County woman is being charged for possession of heroin after trying to run from the cops in New Holland. Police say they attempted to stop the woman Wednesday afternoon on the one-thousand block of West Main Street before the woman fled. They arrested her and found over three dozen baggies of heroin in her possession. She is facing charges of fleeing, possession of a controlled substance and false identification to law