TOP HEADLINES (BERKS, LANC) 12/04


>>Woman Shot In Bern Township Hotel

(Bern Township, PA) -- A woman is in critical condition after being shot in a Bern Township hotel. The shooting happened at the Econo Lodge Inn-and-Suites on Bernville Road yesterday morning. Police say they found the victim suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. The investigation is still ongoing.

>>Reading School District Administration Building Closing

(Reading, PA) -- The Reading School District Administration Building is closing due to the rise of COVID-19 cases. The school district announced yesterday the building's closure located at 800 Washington Street. It will remain closed until Monday. District officials say the building is being deep-cleaned and disinfected during the closure.

>>One-Million-Dollar Lottery Ticket Bought In Berks County

(Berks County, PA) -- A person in Berks County is heading into the holiday season a whole lot richer. The Pennsylvania Lottery announced yesterday that a one-million-dollar-winning ticket was sold at the Redner's Quick Shoppe in Bernville. The store is going to get a five-thousand-dollar bonus for selling the ticket, and whoever has won the ticket is being asked to sign the back of the ticket and contact the state lottery.

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>>Berks County Man Accused Of Sexual Abuse

(Berks County, PA) -- A Kenhorst man is behind bars for allegedly sexually abusing two girls. Andre Keim was arrested yesterday. Authorities say he is being accused of sexually abusing a teenager for about a year and a 12-year-old girl for over four years. Keim's bail is at 250-thousand-dollars, and he is being held at the Berks County Jail

>>Reading Hospital Preparing For COVID-19 Surge

(West Reading, PA) -- Reading Hospital says it is preparing for a surge in COVID-19 cases. Officials announced yesterday the hospital is not at capacity or being overwhelmed by the outbreak of cases. In case, the hospital does go over one-hundred-percent in capacity, it is ready to look for additional bed spaces. Berks County added over 450 new positive COVID-19 cases yesterday.


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