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>Lancaster County Crash Leaves Two Dead

(East Petersburg Borough, PA) -- Two people are dead after a crash took place in Lancaster County. The accident happened Saturday night at the intersection of Route 72 and Graystone Road in East Petersburg Borough. Police say a tractor-trailer collided with a pickup truck and both victims inside the truck were pronounced dead at the scene. The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department Crash Team is investigating the cause of the accident.

>>Two People Killed After Motorcycle Crash In Berks County

(Oley Township, PA) -- Authorities are investigating the cause of a motorcycle accident in Berks County that killed two people. The crash occurred Friday night in the area of Friedensburg and Wiest School Roads in Oley Township. Police say both the operator and a passenger of the motorcycle were pronounced dead at the scene.

>>One Person Killed After Vehicle Falls From Interstate In Berks County

(Greenwich Township, PA) -- One person is dead after a vehicle fell off of an interstate in Berks County. The incident happened yesterday morning along Interstate 78 in Greenwich Township. Police say 54-year-old Raymond Clause of Easton was pronounced dead at the scene after he lost control of his pickup truck and drove off the highway before landing on Old Route 22.

>>Berks County Man Accused Of Raping 12-Year-Old Girl

(Reading, PA) -- A Berks County man is being accused of raping a 12-year-old girl. Elder Jacobo-Portal is being charged with rape, two counts of aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children and corruption of minors. The Berks County district attorney's office says DNA collected from the victim matched that of Jacobo-Portal last month. He is being held at the Berks County Jail on a one-hundred-thousand-dollar bail.

>>Cumru Township To Get New Firetruck

(Cumru Township, PA) -- Cumru Township is going to be getting a new firetruck. The township's Board of Commissioners approved a lease agreement not to exceed 675-thousand-dollars to purchase the new truck during Thursday's regular meeting. Fire Captain Jeremy Brubaker says the department will be selling an old firetruck acquired in 1995 for 18-thousand-dollars. The new truck will be 31-feet long and can carry up to one-thousand gallons of water.


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