TOP HEADLINES 01/15 BERKS LANCASTER NEWS


>>Senator David Argall Appointed To State Government Committee

(Berks County, PA) -- A state senator who represents Berks County is taking a seat in a bigger committee in Harrisburg. Republican Senator David Argall announced Wednesday that he is going to serve as the new Chairman of the State Government Committee in the 2021-2022 legislative session. Argall's new responsibilities include overseeing the executive branch as well as developing and approving legislations regarding elections and ethics in state government.

>>YWCA Lancaster To Host Kid-Friendly MLK-Junior Event Online

(Lancaster County, PA) -- YWCA Lancaster is going to honor Martin Luther King Junior Day a little differently this year. The organization announced yesterday that it will be hosting a kid-friendly event online on the holiday. Kids are being encouraged to join a series of virtual book readings that celebrate the historical civil rights leader's life and teachings. The books are called Be A King: Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's Dream and You and A Sweet Smell of Roses. They can be picked up today from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Bright Side Opportunities Center Parking Lot. Those who are interested in registering for the free event can do so on the YWCA Lancaster's website.

>>Second Man Involved In Lancaster City Hall Arson Sentenced

(Lancaster, PA) -- The second man involved in an arson at Lancaster City Hall is going to serve over three years in prison. Dwain London Junior was sentenced to almost 40 months in prison on Wednesday for setting fire to Lancaster City Hall in 2018. He is also being required to pay ten-thousand-dollars in restitution to make up for the city's insurance deductible cost. The other man involved in the arson was sentenced this past August to about 25 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

>>Public Auction For Roadside America Begins

(Upper Bern Township, PA) -- People in Berks County can now own a piece of the past as the online auction for Roadside America has begun. The auction is being hosted by the Renaissance Auction Group and started Wednesday. Over 700 individual pieces that include model buildings and other miniature displays are being put up in the public auction. Trains will be sold in a different auction that will be held later this year. Those who are interested in making bids in the auction are being invited to visit the Renaissance Auction Group's website.

>>One Person Injured In Cumru Township Car Accident

(Cumru Township, PA) -- One person is recovering at the hospital after a car crash in Cumru Township. The accident happened last night on Mountain View Road. Police say a person was rescued from their car and an ambulance took them to the hospital. The cause of the accident is under investigation.


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