THE HEADLINES 07/01 FOR BERKS AND LANCASTER


>>Police In Berks County To Increase Patrols Over Holiday Weekend

(Reading, PA) -- Law enforcement in Berks County is preparing for the holiday weekend. Authorities say that law enforcement will be participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign starting tomorrow. Berks County Police are going to be conducting D-U-I Roving Patrols as well as checkpoints to get drunk drivers off the road.

>>Lancaster City Police Now Taking Zero-Tolerance Stance On Illegal Fireworks

(Lancaster, PA) -- Lancaster City Police are now taking a zero-tolerance stance on illegal fireworks after receiving several neighbor complaints. Police are reminding Lancaster residents that it is illegal to launch fireworks from public property and within 150 feet of an occupied building. You can find more information on the city's fireworks laws by going to cityofLancasterpa.com/fireworks.

>>Mayor Eddie Moran Announces Return Of Friday Night Events In Downtown Reading

(Reading, PA) -- People in Reading are going to see Friday night events in Downtown Reading again. Mayor Eddie Moran announced yesterday that the return of signature events on Friday nights in the city will feature live art, local musicians, beer gardens and food trucks. The first event will kick off tomorrow with the Big Boy Brass Band marching down Penn Street as well as the First Friday Downtown Beer Garden that will be held on the first Friday of every month until October.

>>Children's Home Of Reading Youth And Family Services Receives National Accreditation

(Reading, PA) -- The Children's Home of Reading Youth and Family Services is receiving national accreditation. Officials with the organization announced recently that it has achieved accreditation through the New York-based C-O-A after six months of hard work. The Children's Home of Reading Youth and Family Services offers mental, behavioral and educational programs to the community as well as foster care, adoption and post-permanency services.

>>Reading Woman Pleads Guilty For Role In Nationwide Scheme

(Reading, PA) -- A Reading woman is going to be serving some time behind bars after she pleaded guilty to being involved with a nationwide scam that cost victims about 300-thousand-dollars. Officials announced yesterday that Jacqueline Velazquez has entered a guilty plea on multiple counts of mail fraud. Officials say she was involved in a grandparents scheme from December of 2018 through last March.


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