TOP HEADLINES BERKS, LANCASTER 01/22


>>Upper Bern Farm Fire Kills Over 67-Thousand Chickens

(Upper Bern Township, PA) -- Pennsylvania State Police and Berks County authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed two buildings and killed thousands of chickens on a farm in Upper Bern Township. The fire happened yesterday morning at A-and-L Farms in the 33-hundred-block of Mountain Road. Officials say over 67-thousand chickens perished in the flames and two buildings also burned down. The cost of the damage to the farm is being estimated around two-million-dollars.

>>Woman Dies After Being Hit By Car In Reading

(Reading, PA) -- One woman is dead after being hit by a car in downtown Reading. The accident happened last Friday near the intersection of Fifth and Penn streets. The woman passed away yesterday due to her injuries. Authorities say they will determine if charges need to be filed after an autopsy is completed.

>>Reading Symphony Orchestra To Host Online Concert Saturday

(Reading, PA) -- The Reading Symphony Orchestra is going to be finally playing again at the Santander Performing Arts Center this weekend. The orchestra announced yesterday that it will be hosting a free online concert this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. It has not been able to perform since March 7th of last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who are interested in watching the concert are being invited to stream it live through the Reading Symphony Orchestra's website.

>>Police Searching For Missing Elderly Woman In Lancaster County

(Manor Township, PA) -- Manor Township Police are asking the public for help in finding a missing elderly woman. Mildred Cranmer was last seen yesterday morning at Wildbriar Court North in Lancaster. She is being described as weighing about 140-pounds and has gray hair and hazel eyes. Police say she could be in risk of harm or injury and might be confused. Anyone with any information on her whereabouts is being asked to contact the Manor Township Police Department.

>>Humane League Of Lancaster To Waive Adoption Fees This Weekend

(Lancaster, PA) -- A Lancaster-based pet shelter is inviting residents to celebrate Change a Pet's Life Day this weekend. The Humane League of Lancaster County announced yesterday that it will be waiving all pet adoption fees this weekend beginning today. Some of the fees that are being dismissed include spaying and neutering, flea treatment, microchipping and vaccinations. Residents will be able to view and meet any dogs or cats that are available for adoption throughout the weekend.


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