TOP HEADLINES BERKS, LANCASTER 04/01


>>Immigration Advocates Suing Berks County Commissioners Over Residential Center

(Reading, PA) -- Several immigration advocates are suing Berks County commissioners over future plans for the county's Residential Center in Bern Township. Make The Road Pennsylvania announced recently that it and other advocacy organizations have filed a lawsuit claiming that the commissioners board is violating the state's Sunshine Act by engaging with ICE about what will happen to the residential center without allowing opportunity for public input. Officials with the organization say they do not intend to force the county from stopping contact with ICE, but they want to hold the government accountable to have public discussions on what they're planning.

>>Man Who Pleaded Guilty To Killing Ex-Girlfriend's Father Sentenced

(Reading, PA) -- The Berks County man who pleaded guilty to killing his ex-girlfriend's father is going to be spending a lot of time behind bars. Matthew Boyer was sentenced to 30-to-60 years in state prison this past Tuesday. Boyer shot and killed Stephen Kriebel in 2017 at Kriebel's home in Colebrookdale Township.

>>Berks County Man Accused Of Trafficking Drugs Out Of His Home

(Muhlenberg Township, PA) -- A man from Berks County is being accused of trafficking drugs out of his home in Muhlenberg Township. Gage Marrone was taken into custody yesterday morning after police raided a home in the one-thousand-block of Boeshore Circle. Officials say about 18-hundred-dollars' worth of methamphetamine, a semiautomatic nine-millimeter pistol and different drug packaging materials were recovered during the raid.

>>Lancaster Works Reveals Two New Tesla Cars

(Lancaster, PA) -- A Lancaster-based nonprofit organization is showing off two new Tesla cars it was able to purchase with the help of a 132-thousand-dollar grant from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club. Lancaster Works and ASSETS revealed the two new Tesla Model X electric vehicles at an event yesterday. The vehicles will allow the organization to provide clean transportation to those seeking to improve economic opportunities in Lancaster County. Officials say Lancaster Works will be able to avoid trying to outsource transportation to third-party companies.

>>Body Found In Conestoga River In Lancaster County Identified

(Lancaster, PA) -- The identity of the person who was found dead in the Conestoga River in Lancaster County is being released. The Lancaster County Coroner's Office announced yesterday that the deceased is being identified as Albert Lopez Junior of Manheim Township. Lopez was reported missing from his home along Cottage Avenue on February 8th. His cause of death has not been released by officials at this time.


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