TOP HEADLINES (BERKS, LANC) 12/02


>>VF Outlet In West Reading Closing

(West Reading, PA) -- VF Outlet in West Reading is closing its doors for good. The store's owner made the announcement yesterday that it will be closing the West Reading location permanently this Christmas Eve. Until then, the store is offering discounts as part of a storewide liquidation sale.

>>Driver Cited For I-78 Wreck

(Berks County, PA) -- A driver of a tractor-trailer is being cited for causing the accident on I-78 Monday afternoon. State police say the driver lost control and ran into the concrete median, pushing it in front of another tractor-trailer which swerved and hit a car. No injuries were reported.

>>Fire Damages Lancaster Animal Shelter

(Lancaster, PA) -- Authorities are investigating a fire that damaged a Lancaster animal shelter. The fire happened yesterday afternoon at the Organization for the Responsible Care of Animals shelter on the 400-block of East Orange Street. Officials say at least one cat died in the flames. The total cost in damages to the building will be released after the investigation is over.

>>Man Dies Two Weeks After Crash In Hamburg

(Berks County, PA) -- A Bethlehem man is dead after a car accident from two weeks ago. Seventy-nine-year-old James Sisko was pronounced dead Monday. He died from his injuries after hitting another vehicle at the intersection of Route 61 and Grand Street in Hamburg.

>>Reading Man Set Free After Charges Dismissed

(Reading, PA) -- A Reading man who spent over 20 years in jail is being set free. Roderick Johnson was serving time in jail for the murders of his two cousins in Exeter Township back in the late-90's. His charges were dismissed yesterday.