TOP HEADLINES 12/11 (BERKS, LANC)


>>City Hall Closure Extended Through To January

(Reading, PA) -- The Reading City Hall's closure is being extended. Mayor Eddie Moran announced the closure's extension yesterday. City Hall was expected to re-open Monday, but will remain closed due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in the county. The new extension is expected to last until at least the beginning of next month.

>>COVID-19 Positivity Rate Increases In Berks County

(Berks County, PA) -- The positivity rate of COVID-19 is increasing in Berks County. The Berks County Department of Emergency Services announced yesterday the positivity rate in the county has now reached 40-percent. The statistics were taken from first time test records. Contact tracers say the county had over 350 contact cases last week.

>>Lancaster County Woman Sentenced For Death Of Toddler

(Lancaster County, PA) -- A Lancaster County woman is going to be serving up to 30 years in prison for the death of a two-year-old. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the sentencing Wednesday. The woman pleaded guilty to third-degree murder for being responsible for the death of a two-year-old girl who was in her care in 2017. Her term was set by Honorable Howard Knisley for 15-to-30 years in prison.

>>Reading's Official Menorah Set Out For Hanukkah

(Reading, PA) -- This year's Hanukkah celebration is underway in Reading. The city's official menorah was set in Penn Square yesterday. The celebration will be going on for the next eight nights. and the Jewish Federation of Reading-Berks will be holding virtual and outdoor events this season. The list of events can be found on the Reading Jewish Federation's website.

>>Auntie Anne's Moving From Lancaster

(Lancaster, PA) -- Auntie Anne's headquarters is moving out of Lancaster. The company announced yesterday it will be moving its headquarters from Lancaster to Atlanta. Officials say the decision was made to move closer to its owner, Focus Brands, which is based out of Atlanta. Auntie Anne's will be holding an auction on December 16th to sell office equipment and other items.


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