HEADLINES BERKS, LANCASTER 04/16


>Tower Health Makes COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Available For Those 16-or-Older

(West Reading, PA) -- Tower Health is extending its eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine appointments. The healthcare system announced yesterday that those who are 16-years-of-age or older can now schedule an appointment. You can schedule an appointment through a MyTowerHealth account or you can call the system Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

>>Greater Reading Chamber Alliance To Use Grant Funding To Improve Businesses

(Reading, PA) -- Businesses around Alvernia University's Reading CollegeTowne campus are going to be improved thanks to a recently awarded grant. The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance will be using a 25-thousand-dollar grant it received from the Truist Foundation to improve the inside and outside of businesses near the campus at Fourth and Penn streets. Officials say more information about how businesses can apply for money from the grant will be released soon.

>>Woman Dies After Train Hits Her Vehicle In Lancaster County

(Leola, PA) -- A woman is dead after her vehicle was struck by a train in Lancaster County. The crash happened Wednesday afternoon at the Dart Container facility in Leola. Haregua Wall of Lititz was crossing the tracks on the facility's property in her 2009 Ford Fusion before it was hit by the train. The investigation is still ongoing.

>>Man Charged After Allegedly Leading Police On Chase Through Berks County

(Hereford Township, PA) -- A man is facing several charges after he allegedly led police on a chase through Berks County in a stolen truck. The pursuit began after a man stole a laundry truck from a hospital in Lehigh County. Officers were able to stop the truck at Route One-Hundred and Kriebel Road in Hereford Township. Nobody was injured during the chase.

>>Berks County D.A. Rules Police Shooting In Muhlenberg Township Justified

(Muhlenberg Township, PA) -- Berks County D.A. John Adams is claiming a Muhlenberg Township police officer was justified in a fatal shooting that happened last month.

Adams announced yesterday that the officer's use of deadly force against Stephen Hughes was warranted to protect the safety of himself and another officer. The shooting happened last month at a home in the 700-block of Wagon Wheel Lane. Authorities say Hughes rushed at the officers with a knife while they were trying to apprehend him.


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