TOP HEADLINE (BERKS, LANCASTER) 12/17


>>Reading Mayor Eddie Moran Declares Emergency

(Reading, PA) -- Reading Mayor Eddie Moran is declaring disaster emergency for the city because of the recent winter storm. Moran signed the declaration yesterday to provide resources and protection for the health and safety of city residents. He is asking everyone to keep the streets clear and to take advantage of free garage parking. Trash pick-up scheduled today will be delayed until Friday, and Friday's collection is scheduled to happen on Saturday.

>>Berks County To Keep All Buildings Closed

(Reading, PA) -- Berks County is going to keep all of its buildings closed today. County commissioners and the President Judge announced the decision that county buildings and offices will remain shutdown yesterday. The decision is due to the massive snowfall that has hit Berks County this week. Today's scheduled retirement board meeting and weekly commissioners meeting will still go on virtually this morning despite the closures.

>>Berks Man Charged In Infant's Overdose Death

(Berks County, PA) -- A Berks County man is behind bars for allegedly being in connection to the overdose of his infant son. State Police arrested the 21-year-old man of Mohnton yesterday. He is facing charges of endangering the welfare of a child after a nine-month-old boy was taken to the hospital for an accidental overdose of fentanyl last week.

>>Lancaster Mayor Announces Run For Second Term

(Lancaster, PA) --  Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace is going to run for a second term. Sorace announced yesterday in a press release that she is seeking a second term. She also discussed the challenges Lancaster is facing because of the COVID-19 pandemic and says she is planning the city's economic recovery. The next mayoral election in Lancaster will take place next year.

>>Reading Libraries Staying Closed Today

(Reading, PA) -- Reading Public Library's four locations are going to stay closed today. The library closed its branch in downtown Reading and three other branches in Berks County yesterday. The closure is due to the heavy snowfall in Berks County, and it will allow the library to clear its parking lots and sidewalks.


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