HEADLINES FOR 07/26 BERKS, LANCASTER


>>Justo Smoker Pleads Guilty To Murdering Linda Stoltzfoos

(Lancaster, PA) -- Justo Smoker is going to be spending the rest of his life in prison for allegedly murdering Amish teen Linda Stoltzfoos in Lancaster County. Smoker was sentenced Friday to serve 35-and-a-half to 71 years in a state prison after he confessed to killing Stoltzfoos and led police to her body in April. Prosecutors say he will be facing a total of 88 years in prison as he murdered Stoltzfoos while he was still on parole for previous charges.

>>L-G-B-T Center Of Greater Reading Opening Second Service Location

(Reading, PA) -- The L-G-B-T Center of Greater Reading is going to be opening a second service location in the city. The new satellite facility will be located in the Calvary United Church of Christ along Centre Avenue. Officials say the second location will provide services, advocacy and support to the organization's community, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony is expected to take place next month.

>>Lancaster Man Charged For Allegedly Selling Drugs To Someone Who Overdosed

(Manheim Township, PA) -- A Lancaster County man is behind bars for allegedly selling fentanyl to someone who later died of an overdose. Twenty-year-old Noel Thompson was arrested recently and is being charged with drug delivery resulting in death. Police say Thompson sold fentanyl to the victim last November in the 400-block of Revere Road in Manheim Township.

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>>Lancaster County Man Found Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting Young Girl

(Lancaster, PA) -- A Lancaster County man is going to be spending a lot of time behind bars for sexually assaulting a young girl over the span of 12 years. Juan Melo was found guilty on Friday of rape of a child and other related offenses. Detectives say Melo sexually assaulted a young girl at multiple locations in Reading between 1997 and 2009.

>>Exeter Township Police Searching For Burglary Suspect

(Exeter Township, PA) -- Exeter Township Police are looking for a man accused of stealing from a home. The incident happened earlier this month at a home in the 33-hundred-block of Perkiomen Avenue when the suspect entered an enclosed back porch and took several items. The suspect is being described as a white man with a beard and a tattoo on the right side of his neck. Anyone with any information on the burglary is being asked to contact Crime Alert Berks County


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