BERKS, LANCASTER TOP HEADLINES 06/25


>>Celebrate Lancaster To Take Place Today

(Lancaster, PA) -- People are being invited to celebrate the City of Lancaster today. The annual event will be held at various locations around the city with festivities set to begin at noon. Organizers say there will be about five food trucks stationed at several places as well as live music and fireworks. You can find more information by visiting the City of Lancaster Office of Promotion's official website.

>>Officials Announce Decline Of COVID-19 Cases In Berks County

(Reading, PA) -- COVID-19 cases in Berks County are declining. Penn State Health Saint Joseph Medical Center announced yesterday that it currently has no coronavirus-related patients, and Tower Health said it doesn't have patients in the intensive care unit anymore. Officials are encouraging residents to get vaccinated at the mass site next to the Walmart in Muhlenberg Township that is still accepting walk-in appointments.

>>Berks County Commissioner Warning Residents About Phone Scam

(Reading, PA) -- A Berks County commissioner is warning residents about a new phone scam that's been going around. Commissioner Michael Rivera said during a meeting yesterday that the scam involves an individual claiming they are from the sheriff's office and demanding money. Anyone who receives such a call is being encouraged to contact the county district attorney's office.

>>Former Outlet Center Property Could Be New School For RSD

(Reading, PA) -- Reading School District is putting plans together to build its newest school. The school board approved a plan during a meeting on Wednesday to buy the property at North Ninth and Douglass Street from the Shuman Development Group. Officials say the district will be announcing what the school will be by the end of the year.

>>Two Reading Men Accused Of Trafficking Cocaine

(Reading, PA) -- Two men from Reading are being accused of trafficking cocaine. Kevin Stuckey and Nicholas Padron were taken into custody after officers successfully executed a search warrant on Wednesday at their apartment along North Fifth Street. Police say they recovered bags filled with suspected cocaine and marijuana, packing materials, scales, grinders, weapons and cash during their search.


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