TOP HEADLINES 05/13 BERKS, LANCASTER


>Worker Killed On Job In Berks County

(Wyomissing, PA) -- A Western Berks Water Authority worker is dead after an accident happened while he was working in Wyomissing. The incident occurred yesterday morning on Cambridge Avenue near Meadow Lane. Officials say the 38-year-old employee was working in a trench about eight feet deep when a valve or pipe failed and shot water out at a high pressure. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

>>Popular Race To Return To Reading

(Reading, PA) -- A popular race event in Reading is returning this year after Mayor Eddie Moran said the city will be lifting its COVID-19 restrictions. The Blue Mountain Region Sports Car Club of America announced yesterday that it is bringing back the Pagoda Hill Climb next month. The race has been held in Reading since the 1950s, and the event this year is expected to bring in about ten-thousand spectators.

>>Rare Historical Rifle To Be Up For Auction Next Week In Lancaster County

(Denver, PA) -- A rare historical gun is going to be up for auction next week in Lancaster County. The firearm is a carved Kentucky Long Rifle that was custom made for Marquis De Lafayette who trained American troops to battle the British during the American Revolutionary War. It was later given to Native American guide Chief Tunis for a hunting trip in 1824. Morphy Auctions of Denver will put the gun on its online auction on Tuesday.

>>Lancaster County Breeder Charged For Animal Cruelty

(New Holland, PA) -- A breeder in Lancaster County is facing several animal cruelty charges after he allegedly used a heated kitchen knife to perform a procedure on a dog. The Pennsylvania S-P-C-A announced yesterday that Ray Martin of New Holland is being charged with a felony count of intentionally or knowingly torturing an animal and a misdemeanor count of failing to provide veterinary care to an animal at imminent risk of serious bodily injury. Officials say the incident happened in July last year when Martin used the heated knife to burn off an inflamed portion of the dog's eyelid.

>>Authorities Say Sprinkler System For Stopping Fire At Lancaster County Apartment Complex

(Lancaster Township, PA) -- Authorities are thanking a sprinkler system for stopping a fire at an apartment building in Lancaster County. The incident happened yesterday morning at a building along Dickens Drive in Lancaster Township. Officials say the fire started in a microwave and spread to the cabinets above before the sprinkler system put it out. No one was injured, but there was water damage to the units below.


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