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>>Reading Museum Closes Due To COVID-19 Restrictions

(Reading, PA) -- The Reading Public Museum is going to stay closed to the public. The museum announced the closure on Friday, and it became effective at midnight on Saturday. Officials say the decision was made in order to follow Governor Wolf's new COVID-19 restriction orders. It will be closed to visitors until at least January 4th.

>>Berks County To Provide Shelters For Homeless COVID-19 Patients

(Berks County, PA) -- Berks County leaders are starting new initiatives for the homeless who are positive for COVID-19. According to an announcement on Friday, the county is teaming up with Opportunity House and the Hope Rescue Mission to take care of the homeless during the pandemic. Travel trailers will be set up in front of the Hope Rescue Mission to provide shelter to single homeless men or women who have tested positive. Officials say they are also providing single-family homes outside the city and are looking to buy some properties in the 600-block of Walnut Street.

>>Fatal Shooting In Reading

(Reading, PA) -- A Laureldale man is dead after a shooting in Reading. The shooting happened Thursday night in a parking lot located on the 300-block of Church Street. Police have identified the victim as 18-year-old Victor Raymond Aguirre Junior. Anyone with any information on the shooting is being asked to contact Crime Alert Berks County.

>>Serious Car Crash In Lancaster County

(Lancaster County, PA) -- Several people are recovering at the hospital after a multi-vehicle car crash in Lancaster County. The accident happened Saturday evening in Holtwood at the intersection of Route 372 and River Road. Police say two helicopters were used to transport victims to the hospital, but their conditions are unknown.

>>Berks County House Fire Reported

(Berks County, PA) -- Some residents of a Berks County home are being assisted by the Red Cross after they were displaced because of a fire. The fire happened on Friday in the 100-block of Pine Forge Road. The cost of damages to the house is being estimated to be close to 150-thousand-dollars. No injuries were reported, but officials say they couldn't rescue a dog that died in the fire.