TOP HEADLINES 06/02 BERKS, LANCASTER


>>Tower Health To Expand Hours For COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

(Muhlenberg Township, PA) -- Tower Health is going to be expanding its hours for the COVID-19 vaccine clinic. The clinic is now open from eight-in-the-morning until eight-in-the-evening on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and from eight-in-the-morning to five-in-the-afternoon on Thursdays and Fridays. The clinic will be operating on Saturdays from eight-in-the-morning until noon. It is located at one-thousand Tuckerton Road in Muhlenberg Township, and officials say appointments are available, but not required to get a dose of the vaccine.

>>Berks County Officials Investigating Child Lead Poisoning

(Reading, PA) -- Berks County officials and doctors are coming together to address the growing problem of child lead poisoning in the area. According to a new report released from Fight Crime: Invest In Kids, Berks County has the third-highest number of children poisoned by lead in the state, which is about 500 kids a year. Officials say the county has applied for 80-million-dollars in American Rescue grant money that will be used to help fix the issue.

>>Lancaster General Health Blood Donor Center Encouraging People To Donate

(Lancaster, PA) -- Lancaster General Health Blood Donor Center are encouraging people to donate blood this month. The center will be available from ten-in-the-morning until seven-thirty-in-the-evening on Mondays, from eight-in-the-morning until four-in-the-afternoon on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from eight-in-the-morning until six-in-the-afternoon on Wednesdays and Fridays. You can schedule an appointment online by going to the Lancaster General Health's official website.

>>Hispanic Center Of Reading And Berks County Reopens

(Reading, PA) -- The Hispanic Center of Reading and Berks County is finally allowing people inside after it was forced to cancel all in-person appointments last year because of the ongoing pandemic. The center located at 501 Washington Street in the city reopened Monday. Officials say that appointments are required to visit the building, and everyone must wear a mask while in the office.

>>Reading Man Accused Of Shooting Another Man Over The Weekend

(Reading, PA) -- A Reading man is now behind bars for allegedly attacking two men in the city over the weekend. Jamie Acevedo was taken into custody yesterday. He is being accused of hitting a 23-year-old victim in the head with his gun before shooting a 31-year-old man in the chest at an apartment in the one-hundred-block of North Fifth Street on Saturday evening. Officials say Acevedo is facing several charges including attempted homicide and aggravated assault.


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