TOP HEADLINES FOR BERKS AND LANCASTER 12/15


>>Three Children Dead In Horse-And-Buggy Accident

(Lancaster County, PA) -- Three children are dead after a dump truck struck a horse-and-buggy in Lancaster County. The accident happened yesterday morning in the area of Little Britain Road North and Black Road in Little Britain Township. State Police say a buggy carrying seven juveniles failed to stop at an intersection and was hit by a trash truck. Three of those children were pronounced dead at the scene, and the other four were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries. An investigation of the crash is still ongoing.

>>Berks County Detectives Investigating Homicide

(Berks County, PA) -- Berks County detectives are investigating a possible homicide. A 39-year-old man was stabbed Sunday in a home on Maywood Avenue in South Heidelberg Township. The man was taken to the hospital but later died from his injuries. County detectives announced yesterday they were investigating the case as a homicide and believe it is an isolated incident.

>>Berks County Preparing For Winter Snow Storm

(Berks County, PA) -- Berks County employees are preparing for a possible winter snow storm. The storm is predicted to drop several inches of snow in the county starting tomorrow. County officials said about 30 Public Works employees are going to start 24/7 operations when the storm comes. Mayor Eddie Moran is asking for residents to stay home.

>>Garages Opening In Reading For Free Parking

(Reading, PA) -- Downtown Reading garages are going to be opening tomorrow for free parking. The Reading Parking Authority announced yesterday it was making all of the downtown parking garages available for city residents. Officials say the decision was made to prepare for the winter storm expected to hit Berks County by tomorrow.

>>Berks County Organization Hosting Online Fundraiser

(Berks County, PA) -- A Berks County organization is raising money for families in need. The Friends of Brandywine hosted a fundraising event on Sunday to help about 25 families in the Brandywine Heights Area School District. The performance can still be viewed on the Friends of Brandywine Facebook page. There is also a link to the GoFundMe page for anyone interested in donating.


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