TOP HEADLINES (BERKS, LANC) 12/01


>>Crash On I-78 In Berks County

(Berks County, PA) -- Berks County authorities are investigating a crash on I-78. The accident happened between Exit 40 and Exit 35 on I-78 yesterday. There's an unknown number of vehicles involved, but witnesses say two tractor trailers looked damaged. No injuries were reported.

>>Lancaster County Landlord Being Charged For Arson

(Lancaster County, PA) -- A Lancaster County landlord is being charged for arson after allegedly catching one of his own properties on fire with three tenants inside. The incident happened Sunday afternoon on the 17-hundred-block of Ridgeview Avenue in East Hempfield Township. Police say the 56-year-old landlord poured flammable liquid down the basement stairs of the property, lit it on fire and tried to barricade a door to trap three tenants who were inside. No injuries were reported, but the man is facing arson and reckless endangerment charges.

>>Berks County Holiday Lights Display Raising Money

(Longswamp Township, PA) -- A Berks County holiday lights display is raising money for the American Cancer Society. The builder of the display, Michael Hertzog, is adding a donation box to his Christmas display for this holiday season. He says he is hoping to help families in need and give the proceeds to the American Cancer Society. The display is located in Mertztown, Berks County at 143 Lori Lane.

>>Wyomissing Theater Offering Reservations

(Wyomissing, PA) -- Fox Theatres in Wyomissing is offering deals on private screenings. Officials say the theatre is allowing reservations up to 15 people. A new film screening will cost about 200-dollars and an old release will be about 130-dollars.

>>Fire Breaks Out At Ephrata Performance Arts Center

(Lancaster County, PA) --  Lancaster County Police are asking the public for information about a fire at the Ephrata Performance Arts Center. The fire happened last Tuesday night. Police say they are asking for anyone who was around the Thomas P. Grater Community Park area last Tuesday night who might've witnessed anything suspicious to call the Ephrata Police Department