The Latest for Berks and Lancaster 07/28


>>The Latest

(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: A Lancaster County man is being accused of pepper-spraying an officer during the U.S. Capitol riots. Tower Health's Reading Hospital is earning some recognition for being one of the best hospitals in the state. A Berks County man is behind bars for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl.

>>Lancaster County Man Accused Of Pepper-Spraying Officer During U.S Capitol Riots

(Ephrata, PA) -- A Lancaster County man is being accused of pepper-spraying an officer during the U.S. Capitol riots. Samuel Lazar of Ephrata was taken into custody on Monday. F-B-I officials say a woman who knew Lazar for 28 years told authorities she recognized him from his Facebook pictures from the Capitol building.

>>Tower Health Reading Hospital Considered One Of Best In State

(Reading, PA) -- Tower Health's Reading Hospital is earning some recognition for being one of the best hospitals in the state. Reading Hospital made the number eight spot on U.S. News and World Report's top ten hospitals in Pennsylvania list. The hospital is nationally ranked in pulmonology and lung surgery, and it is considered to perform highly in four adult specialties and eleven procedures.

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>>Berks County Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Young Girl

(Douglassville, PA) -- A Berks County man is behind bars for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl. Richard Joseph O'Reilly of Douglassville is charged with aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, endangering welfare of children and corruption of minors. He is being held at the Berks County Jail on a 25-thousand-dollar bail.

>>Woman Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver In Lancaster

(Lancaster, PA) -- A woman is recovering at the hospital after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Lancaster City. The incident happened last night in the area of Fairview Avenue and Wabank Street. Police say the woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but they are still looking for the driver of the vehicle involved.

>>Kutztown Pipe Band Looking For New Members

(Kutztown, PA) -- The Kutztown Pipe Band is looking for new members. The band announced recently that it wants to grow and will accept new players as well as old professionals. Anyone interested in learning how to play or joining the band can send an email to sherrod@kutztown.edu.


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