TOP NEWS HEADLINES FOR BERKS AND LANCASTER 7/02


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(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: Penn State Berks is inviting students and their families to participate in a summer tour of the campus in Spring Township. A Berks County man is behind bars for allegedly exchanging pornography with a minor on TikTok. A Lancaster County man is being accused of stabbing another man.

>>Penn State Berks To Host Two Tour Programs This Month

(Wyomissing, PA) -- Penn State Berks is inviting students and their families to participate in a summer tour of the campus in Spring Township. The university will be hosting two Spend a Summer Evening tour programs with an in-person program scheduled for July 15th, and a virtual tour will be held on July 20th. Officials say the tours will provide important information to students who are considering admission for next fall.

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>>Berks County Man Arrested For Allegedly Exchanging Porn With Minor On TikTok

(Reading, PA) -- A Berks County man is behind bars for allegedly exchanging pornography with a minor on TikTok. The county D-A's office announced yesterday that Dennis Heckrote was taken into custody on Wednesday, and he is facing several charges including unlawful contact with a minor, sexual abuse of children, the corruption of minors and criminal use of a communication facility. Officials say Heckrote sent explicit images to the ten-year-old victim as well as links to pornographic videos.

>>Lancaster County Man Charged With Attempted Homicide For Allegedly Stabbing Another Man

(New Holland, PA) -- A Lancaster County man is being accused of stabbing another man. The incident happened Wednesday afternoon at a home along Diller Avenue in New Holland when Miguel Martin allegedly stabbed the 22-year-old victim in the chest during a fight. He is currently being held in the Lancaster County Prison and is facing several charges including attempted homicide. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Friday.

>>Alvernia University Looking To Expand To Pottsville

(Reading, PA) -- Alvernia University is looking to expand into Schuylkill County. University officials are putting plans together to build a CollegeTowne in Pottsville. Officials say the university is looking to buy the former Giant on Progress Avenue to turn it into a new state-of-the-art campus.

>>Historic Site In Lancaster County Celebrating 300th Anniversary

(Gap, PA) -- A historic venue in Lancaster County is inviting the public to celebrate its 300th anniversary this year. White Chimneys located in Gap will be holding a tricentennial gala tomorrow. Organizers say the event will feature live music, food, speakers, reenactments and fireworks. You can find more information by visiting White Chimney's official website.


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