TOP HEADLINES BERKS, LANCASTER 03/30


>>Schools Districts In Berks County To Receive 160-Million-Dollars In COVID-19 Relief

(Reading, PA) -- School districts around Berks County are going to be getting a lot of help from COVID-19 relief funding soon. Officials announced yesterday that the 18 districts in the county are going to share over 160-million-dollars in relief money. The biggest piece of the funding will go to the Reading School District which will receive more than 104-million-dollars.

>>Preliminary Hearing For Claire Miller Delayed

(Lancaster, PA) -- The preliminary hearing for the 14-year-old girl who is being accused of killing her own sister in Lancaster County is being postponed. Officials confirmed yesterday that Claire Miller's hearing that was scheduled to take place today is now being rescheduled for April 16th at 1:30 p.m. The reason for the delay was not given. Miller is facing several charges including criminal homicide for allegedly stabbing and killing her 19-year-old sister at their home in Manheim Township last month.

>>Body Found In Conestoga River In Lancaster County

(Lancaster, PA) -- Police are investigating after a dead body was recovered from the Conestoga River in Lancaster County. A man's body was found yesterday in the water in the 13-hundred-block of South Dike Street near the parking area of the Conestoga Greenway walking trail. Police say there is no threat to the public at this time, and the body did not show any signs of trauma.

>>Lancaster E-M-S Launches New E-M-T Academy Program

(Lancaster, PA) -- The Lancaster E-M-S is launching a new full-time E-M-T academy program. Officials announced yesterday that the new program called Learn While You Earn is going to be offered later this year. The program will hire candidates as full-time Lancaster E-M-S employees as they attend a P-A Bureau of E-M-S basic certification course. Those who are interested in joining the program can find more information on the Lancaster E-M-S' official website.

>>PennDOT To Open New Parking Lot For Amtrak Riders At Lancaster Train Station

(Lancaster, PA) -- PennDOT and the South-Central Transit Authority are going to be opening a new parking lot near the Lancaster Train Station soon. The authority announced yesterday that the parking lot will be located at the corner of Christian Street and McGovern Avenue, and it will be open starting this Thursday. Officials say the lot will feature 53 open spaces including two handicap spots. Parking will be available for monthly rates that start at one-hundred-dollars a space. No daily parking will be available at the new lot.


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