TOP HEADLINES 07/27 FOR BERKS, LANCASTER


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(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: Reading is getting some huge support for its battle of COVID-19 in its vulnerable communities. Plans of expanding G-and-T Industries in Berks County are moving forward. Three people are behind bars for allegedly being involved in a human trafficking ring in Berks County.

>>Reading Awarded Grant To Help Battle COVID-19 In Vulnerable Communities

(Reading, PA) -- Reading is getting some huge support for its battle against COVID-19 in its vulnerable communities. The city was recently awarded a grant worth almost four-million-dollars from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health. Officials say Reading will be working with Penn State College of Medicine, Reading Area Community College and Latino Connection to come up with a plan to increase the availability of COVID-19 public health information to racial and ethnic minority populations.

>>G-And-T Industries Buys Land From Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

(Reading, PA) -- Plans of expanding G-and-T Industries in Berks County are moving forward. The company recently purchased land from the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance. Officials say the company plans on building a new facility at the location on the corner of Leiscz Bridge and Van Reed roads in Bern Township.

>>Three People Charged For Human Trafficking Ring In Berks County

(Reading, PA) -- Three people are behind bars for allegedly being involved in a human trafficking ring in Berks County. Hector Rivera and Dushawn Ellis of Reading and Bridget Thompson of Lancaster are facing many charges including corrupt organizations, trafficking individuals and prostitution. Authorities say the trio preyed on young women and lured them into prostitution in and around Reading between August of 2019 and April of 2020.

>>Obstacle Course Race To Be Held At Clipper Magazine Stadium

(Lancaster, PA) -- Another obstacle course race is going to be held at the Clipper Magazine Stadium. Empower Training Systems will be hosting the race on September 17th. You can register online by going to empowertrainingsystems.com.

>>Police Searching For Assault Suspect Against E-M-T Workers In Lancaster County

(Manheim Township, PA) -- Police in Lancaster County are searching for a woman who allegedly assaulted two E-M-T workers in an ambulance. Danielle Hineline is being charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault. Police say she struck an E-M-T in the stomach and arms and hit another in the chin with a metal clip. Anyone with any information on her whereabouts is being asked to contact the Manheim Township Police Department.


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