TOP HEADLINES 02/17 BERKS, LANCASTER


>>Mayor Eddie Moran Unveils Three-Part Plan to Stop Gun Violence in Reading

(Reading, PA) -- Mayor Eddie Moran is proposing a new plan to help stop gun violence in Reading. Mayor Moran unveiled his three-part plan during a press conference yesterday. The plan involves introducing a gun buy-back program, setting up a community police program and partnering with more local organizations like the Boys-and-Girls club and Moms Demand Action. The mayor says there will be more city meetings in the future before the plan is implemented.

>>About 80 People Evicted After Apartment Building is Condemned

(West Reading, PA) -- About 80 people in West Reading are now looking for a new home after their apartment building was condemned. The Franklin Manor Apartments was condemned yesterday afternoon because the landlord failed to make necessary repairs and had overdue bills. The evicted tenants are being assisted by the Representatives of Centro Hispano and Berks Coalition to End Homelessness.

>>Grant Awarded to Reading Science Center to Help Support STEM Program

(Reading, PA) -- Reading Science Center is being rewarded a grant to help support its STEM program. The center announced yesterday that it is accepting a 357-thousand-dollar grant from the Giorgi Family Foundation. Officials say the money will be used to develop a Girls-in-STEM program that will be made available for middle-school-aged girls in Berks County. The program is expected to launch this coming spring.

>>Kate Gosselin's Home in Wernersville Sells for Over One-Million-Dollars

(Wernersville, PA) -- Kate Gosselin is selling her home in Wernersville. It was announced yesterday that the home where the hit show "Kate Plus Eight" was filmed was sold for more than one-million-dollars. The home features six bedrooms, seven baths and has about 23 acres of private land. Gosselin bought the house in 2008.

>>Phillies Sign Lancaster County Native for Minor League Deal

(Lancaster, PA) -- The Philadelphia Phillies are welcoming Lancaster County native Travis Jankowski to their minor league system. The team announced yesterday that they signed Jankowski to a minor league deal and he is expected to participate in spring training this season. Jankowski graduated from Lancaster Catholic and was originally drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 2012 MLB draft.


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