TOP HEADLINES FOR BERKS, LANCASTER 07/23


>>Justo Smoker Expected To Enter Guilty Plea

(Lancaster, PA) -- The man accused of kidnapping and killing an 18-year-old Amish girl in Lancaster County is expected to enter a guilty plea. Justo Smoker is going to be appearing before the Lancaster Court of Common Pleas this morning. He is facing several charges including homicide for allegedly killing Linda Stoltzfoos on Father's Day last year.

>>Reading Police Department To Participate In 2021 National Night Out

(Reading, PA) -- The Reading Police Department will be participating in this year's National Night Out. Mayor Eddie Moran announced yesterday that the event will be held on August 3rd from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the 500 block of Penn Street. Organizers say there will be live music and kids activities as well as free food and goods featured at the event.

>>Berks County Commissioners Going Back To In-Person Meetings

(Reading, PA) -- The Berks County Commissioners will be meeting in-person again soon. The commissioners announced recently that they plan to return to in-person meetings starting next Thursday. Commissioner Christian Leinbach says the weekly meetings will still be broadcasted virtually.

>>Man Shot In Reading

(Reading, PA) -- One man is being treated at the hospital after he was shot in Reading. The shooting happened yesterday afternoon in the eleven-hundred and 12-hundred block of Marion Street. Police say the shooting victim was conscious when he was taken to the hospital, but his condition is unknown at this time. Anyone with any information on the incident is being asked to contact the Reading Police Department.

>>Four People Accused Of Trafficking Drugs In Reading

(Reading, PA) -- Four people are being accused of drug trafficking in Reading. Authorities announced yesterday that Julio Arocho and three of his associates have been taken into custody for allegedly dealing fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine in the 400 block of Minor Street. Detectives successfully executed a search warrant at Arocho's home yesterday and recovered one-hundred grams of cocaine, 87-grams of crack cocaine, three bags containing fentanyl and heroin and about 12-and-a-half-thousand-dollars in cash.


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