BERKS, LANCASTER TOP HEADLINES 07/06


>>D-E-P Issuing Code Orange Air Quality Action Day For Berks County

(Reading, PA) -- The Department of Environmental Protection is issuing a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ozone today. The D-E-P is asking residents to help reduce air pollution in several areas of Pennsylvania including those who live in Berks County. While the Air Quality Action Day is in effect, young children, elderly people and those with respiratory problems are being advised to limit their outdoor activities.

>>Berks County Jail To Bring Back Visitation Starting Today

(Bern Township, PA) -- Visitors will be allowed to return to the Berks County Jail. You can schedule an appointment up to one week before visiting by calling the jail between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Officials say each inmate will be allowed one 30-minute visit per month.

>>Multiple Arrests Made At Exeter Township's D-U-I Checkpoint

(Exeter Township, PA) -- Authorities are saying that the D-U-I checkpoints set up in Exeter Township over the holiday weekend were successful in getting impaired drivers off the streets. Twenty-seven traffic citations and eight D-U-I arrests were made at the two checkpoints set up in the township from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Friday. Police say there were also eleven drug-related arrests made.

>>Home In Lancaster County Destroyed By Fire

(Strasburg, PA) -- Authorities are looking into what caused a fire that destroyed a home in Lancaster County. The blaze broke out yesterday evening at a house in the one-hundred-block of Beddington Lane in the Strasburg Borough. Officials say no injuries were reported as everyone was able to make it out safely.

>>Ephrata Township Salt Garage Catches On Fire

(Ephrata Township, PA) -- Police are investigating a building fire in Lancaster County. The fire happened Sunday night at a salt garage in Ephrata Township. Police say they believe the fire was started by carelessly discarded fireworks. Anyone with any information on the incident is being asked to contact the Ephrata Township Police Department.


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