TOP HEADLINES BERKS, LANCASTER 02/25


>>Cash Reward Offered for Information on Reading Shooting

(Reading, PA) -- A cash reward is now being offered to the public for any information that leads to an arrest in connection to a shooting in Reading that killed one man. The Berks County coroner's office announced yesterday that a man in his 20s passed away at the hospital after being shot Tuesday night in the 400 block of North 10 Street. Crime Alert Berks County is now offering a ten-thousand-dollar reward for any information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with any information on the shooting is being asked to contact Crime Alert Berks County.

>>CVS Pharmacy to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine in Berks County

(Reading, PA)  -- A CVS Pharmacy in Berks County is going to be administering COVID-19 vaccines today. The company announced yesterday that all available slots have been booked for the shots that will begin at the store in Reading today. While officials didn't disclose which of the three stores in the city is giving out the vaccine, they did say it is one of only six CVS Pharmacies in the state that is participating in the company's vaccination program. CVS is encouraging residents to schedule appointments on its website whenever more vaccines become available.

>>Public Invited to Attend Zoom Discussion on Food Insecurity in Berks County

(Muhlenberg Township, PA) -- State Senator Judy Schwank is inviting Berks County residents to participate in a Zoom discussion on food insecurity next month. Schwank announced yesterday that she will be hosting a virtual roundtable discussion next Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. on how to battle hunger in the area. She says there will be a panel of guests involved, including the co-founder of 412 Food Rescue in Pittsburgh, the state's secretary of agriculture Russell Redding and Helping Harvest's president Jay Worrall. Questions for the discussion can be submitted on Schwank's official website.

>>Former Bon-Ton Store to Turn into Community Vaccination Center in Lancaster County

(Lancaster, PA) -- Plans are moving forward to turn a former Bon-Ton store in Lancaster into a community vaccination center. The former store is located at Park City Center and will be able to vaccinate more than 200 people at a time when the work is completed. Officials at Lancaster General Health say the system will be offering some of its own vaccination supply to get the project off the ground.

>>Reading Mayor Encourages Residents to Use Libraries to Schedule COVID-19 Vaccine

(Reading, PA) -- Reading Mayor Eddie Moran is encouraging people without internet access to turn towards the city's libraries to schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. The mayor made a statement on Tuesday, saying that all four of the city's public libraries are open and ready to assist those who are interested in scheduling a vaccine appointment. The Reading Public Library's executive director says her staff is prepared to help anyone who doesn't have internet access at home.


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