TOP HEADLINES BERKS, LANCASTER 02/11


>>Free COVID-19 Testing Clinic to Be Set Up in Berks County

(Wyomissing, PA) -- A free COVID-19 testing clinic is going to be set up in Berks County soon. The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced yesterday that it will be hosting a drive-thru testing clinic at Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom's Synagogue in Wyomissing. The clinic will be open starting this Saturday from nine-in-the-morning until six-in-the-afternoon. Officials say that testing will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis and there is no appointment or doctor's order needed. Patients are being encouraged to bring a photo I-D or insurance card.

>>Reading Parking Authority Reduces City's Parking Meter Rate

(Reading, PA) -- Reading Parking Authority is going to temporarily reduce the rate of the city's parking meters. The authority announced yesterday that it will be cutting the hourly rates in half starting March First. The new rates will go from two-dollars to one-dollar and will be in place throughout the year until August. Mayor Eddie Moran says he made the request to reduce the rates due to the economic impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.

>>Family of Seven Displaced After House Fire in Reading

(Reading, PA) -- The Red Cross is currently assisting a family of seven who was displaced by a house fire in Reading. The fire happened yesterday afternoon in the 800 block of North Eighth Street. While firefighters were able to defeat the blaze rather quickly, the home was deemed uninhabitable because of damage done to its electrical wiring. Nobody was reported injured.

>>Black Knight Tavern in Lancaster County Catches on Fire

(East Hempfield Township, PA) -- Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that heavily damaged the Black Knight Tavern in East Hempfield Township. The fire happened early yesterday morning at the building located in the 300 block of East Main Street in Landisville. While the residents were able to escape the blaze, one firefighter was taken to Lancaster General Hospital for a non-life threatening injury. Five people were displaced by the fire and are being assisted by the Red Cross.

>>Missing Teenager in Lancaster County

(Columbia, PA) -- Police are asking the public for help in finding a missing teenager in Lancaster County. Fifteen-year-old Kaelene Burgess was reported missing Saturday evening. Officials say she is known to hang out around the 800 block of Prangley Avenue in Lancaster, but she may be moving around to avoid being found. Anyone with any information on her whereabouts is being asked to contact the Columbia Borough Police Department.


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