TOP HEADLINES 04/21 READING, LANCASTER


>Reading City Council Hears Proposal Calling for Homeless People to Clean Streets for Pay

(Reading, PA) -- A proposal to pay homeless people to clean up city streets is being considered by Reading City Council. The council heard the proposal made by Hope Rescue Mission’s executive director, Robert Turchi, on Monday. The plan would pay men from the mission to work with supervised staff to clean city streets while also serving as an outreach program for the homeless. City Council will be voting on the plan early next week.

>>Lancaster Police to Crackdown on Illegal Dirt Bikes

(Lancaster, PA) -- Lancaster City Bureau of Police are going to be cracking down on illegal dirt bikes in the city. Officials say so far this year, two pedestrians have been struck by dirt bike-style vehicles that are illegal to drive in the city. Anyone with any information about the riders is being asked to contact the police department or submit a tip by calling the Community Engagement Office.

>>Multiple People Injured After Crash in Berks County

(Rockland Township, PA) -- Several people are recovering at the hospital after a crash in Berks County. The head-on collision happened yesterday afternoon in the area of Old Bowers Road and Main Street in Rockland Township. It is unknown at this time how many people were injured and what their conditions are, but officials say one person had to be rescued after they were trapped in a car.

>>Tractor Trailer Truck Crashes in Lancaster County

(East Cocalico Township, PA) -- Authorities are investigating the cause of a single-vehicle accident that involved a tractor trailer truck in Lancaster County. The accident happened yesterday morning in the 300 block of Hahnstown Road near Glenwood Drive in East Cocalico Township. Officials say several poles and wires were taken down to the ground, but there is no word on any injuries at this time.

>>Sinkhole Opens in Reading

(Reading, PA) -- Residents in Reading are being warned about a sinkhole that has recently opened in the city. It opened yesterday morning on Penn Street near the Third Street intersection. Officials say crews are currently working on digging up more of the road to get to the sinkhole and fill it.


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