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>>Reading City Council Creating New Parking Ordinances

(Reading, PA) -- Reading City Council is trying to build revenue through several new parking ordinances. The council voted in a special meeting yesterday to allow parking enforcement on Saturdays and increase penalties for hazardous parking violations. The vote passed six-to-zero, making fines for parking violations up to one-hundred-dollars. Hazardous parking violations are considered for vehicles that are parked next to fire hydrants or against the flow of traffic. There will also be an increase in penalties for trucks, trailers and RVs that are improperly parked in the city.

>>Mother, Daughter Being Identified As Victims In Reading House Fire

(Reading, PA) -- A mother and her daughter are being identified as the victims of a Reading house fire that occurred over the weekend. Fifty-year-old Deborah Travillion and her daughter, 17-year-old Zorianna Travillion, were identified as the victims after their autopsies were completed yesterday. The fire happened Saturday night at a house at 1240 Chestnut Street, but the cause of it has not yet been determined. Zorianna was a junior at Reading High School, and officials say grief counseling for students and staff will be made available today.

>>Mount Hope Estate-and-Winery To Host Burn-Your-2020-Calender Party

(Manheim, PA) -- A Lancaster County business is inviting residents to celebrate the end of 2020. Mount Hope Estate-and-Winery announced yesterday it is going to host a "Burn-Your-2020-Calender" party on January 15th and 16th at the Taproom-and-Grille. The taproom bar is going to be offering cocktail and happy hour specials on both days along with a menu that includes Turkey Chili with a choice of Crabby or Short Rib Pull-Aparts. The Mount Hope Estate-and-Winery is located on Route 72 about a half-mile south of Pennsylvania Turnpike Exit 266.

>>One-Hundred-Thousand-Dollar Winning Lottery Ticket Sold In Berks County

(Berks County, PA) -- Someone in Berks County is bringing in the new year with some huge luck. The Pennsylvania Lottery announced yesterday that a winning raffle ticket worth one-hundred-thousand-dollars was sold at Fine Wine-and-Good Spirits in the Douglassville Shopping Center on Old Swede Road in Douglassville. The winner is being asked to make an appointment with a lottery office to claim the prize in person.

>>Lancaster County Police Investigate Animal Cruelty Incident

(Lancaster County, PA) -- Police are investigating an animal cruelty case in Ephrata Township. A dead cat that had been shot with an arrow in the 300-block of Millway Road was found over the weekend. Ephrata Police say it seemed like the cat was shot with a carbon crossroad bolt arrow. Anyone with any information on the animal cruelty case is being asked to contact the Ephrata Township Police Department.