TOP HEADLINES (BERKS, LANCASTER) 0104


>>Weekend Fire in Reading Kills Two

(Reading, PA) -- Two women are dead after a house fire in Reading. The fire happened Saturday night in the 12-hundred block of Chestnut Street. Two women perished in the flames, but their identities have not been released yet. Their autopsies are expected to be done later today. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

>>Positive COVID-19 Cases Increasing in Lancaster County

(Lancaster, PA) -- Positive COVID-19 cases are rising in Lancaster County. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported over 200 new cases yesterday. One person also died due to complications of the coronavirus. The total number of COVID-related deaths in the county is over 700.

>>Lancaster County Residents Protesting Presidential Election Results

(Lancaster County, PA) -- Hundreds of Lancaster County residents are protesting the presidential election results. Protestors gathered yesterday near the home of House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler in Quarryville. They were calling for Cutler to decertify the election results while the House goes into session this week. Cutler represents the 100th legislative district of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and was first elected back in 2006.

>>Berks County Police Looking for Armed Robbery Suspect

(Cumru Township, PA) -- Cumru Township Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect. The robbery happened Friday morning at a Sunoco gas station located on the one-hundred block of Revere Boulevard. Police say the man pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at an employee and demanded money from the cash register. He then fled through Crofts Service Lot at 114 Revere Boulevard. Anyone with any information on the robbery is being asked to contact Crime Alert Berks County.

>>Overnight Fire in Lancaster

(Lancaster, PA) -- Authorities are investigating the cause of a house fire in Lancaster. The fire happened yesterday morning in East Cocalico Township on the first block of Deanne Circle. It took firefighters over two hours to extinguish the flames, but no injuries were reported.