THE LATEST FOR BERKS AND LANCASTER 07/30


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(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: A Reading School District student is dead following a house fire in the city. The United Way of Berks County is giving grants from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott to two local groups. A man accused of shooting and killing another man in Reading is now behind bars.

>>Reading School District Student Killed By House Fire

(Reading, PA) -- A Reading School District student is dead following a house fire in the city. The blaze broke out yesterday morning at a home in the 900-block of Muhlenberg Street. A nine-year-old Amanda Stout Elementary student was pronounced dead at the hospital by the Berks County coroner. R-S-D officials say grief counseling services will be made available for students and staff.

>>United Way Of Berks County Giving Two Groups Grants From MacKenzie Scott

(Reading, PA) -- The United Way of Berks County is giving grants from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott to two local groups. A 150-thousand-dollar grant will be given away to the Second Street Learning Center in Reading, and a 120-thousand-dollar grant will go to the two-one-one information help line. Scott gave the United Way ten-million-dollars last year to support programs in Berks County.

>>Man Accused Of Shooting, Killing Another Man In Reading Arrested

(Reading, PA) -- A man accused of shooting and killing another man in Reading is now behind bars. Xavier Concepcion was arrested on Wednesday at his residence in Leesport, and he is being charged with first-and-third-degree murder for the death of Victor Aguirre last December. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information on the case is being asked to contact the Reading Police Department or Crime Alert Berks County.

>>Dirt Biker Accused Of Leading Police On Chase In Lancaster

(Lancaster, PA) -- A man is facing several charges after he allegedly led police on a high-speed chase through a residential neighborhood in Lancaster County while on his dirt bike. Isaac Hubik is being accused of leading officers on the chase that reached up to 70-miles-per-hour in the New Holland Borough recently. Police say he did escape officers but later turned himself in. He is being charged with fleeing and attempting to elude officers, agricultural vandalism and ten summary traffic offenses.

>>Police Still Searching For Vehicle Involved In Hit-And-Run In Lancaster City

(Lancaster, PA) -- Police are still asking the public for help with finding a car that was involved in a hit-and-run incident in Lancaster City. The incident happened Tuesday evening at Wabank Street near Fairview Avenue when a woman and a child were struck by a red sedan while trying to cross the street. Anyone with any information on the incident is being asked to contact the Lancaster City Bureau of Police.


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