The Latest for Berks and Lancaster 08/02


>>The Latest

(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: A dozen people were injured Sunday in an incident at a basketball tournament in Lancaster County. Berks County acting Coroner Jonn Hollenbach says a third person has died from a house fire in Reading. Eviction orders in Berks County will be delayed up to 90 days by the order of Berks County President Judge Thomas Parisi. 

>>A Dozen Injured During Incident At Basketball Tournament

(East Hempfield Township, PA) -- A dozen people were injured Sunday in an incident at a basketball tournament in Lancaster County. Several police agencies responded to report of shots fired at Spooky Nook Sports in East Hempfield Township, but said no one was shot and no one saw a gun. Six people were hospitalized and six others were treated at the scene. The injuries happened as they were trying to leave the building.

>>Third Person Dies From Reading House Fire

(Reading, PA) -- Berks County acting Coroner Jonn Hollenbach says a third person has died from a house fire in Reading. The child died in Philadelphia at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Thirty-two-year-old Catherine Dingle and nine-year-old Christian Torres died in the Thursday morning fire. Reading officials said Friday two-year-old Alza'y Torres and seven-year-old Aubree Torres were hospitalized in Philadelphia and there is no information on which one died.

>>Berks Cares Vaccine Center Closes

(Muhlenberg Township, PA) -- The mass vaccination center for COVID-19 in Berks County is now closed. The Berks Cares Vaccine Center closed on Saturday after it began to see fewer patients with vaccines being readily available in several places. The clinic gave over five-thousand doses since it opened May 3 in Muhlenberg Township.

>>Eviction Orders Delayed Up To 90 Days In Berks County

(Berks County, PA) -- Eviction orders in Berks County will be delayed up to 90 days by the order of Berks County President Judge Thomas Parisi. The order took effect yesterday as a national edict banning most evictions expired. The CDC order was in place since last year to help people who had lost their jobs or had their hours slashed due to COVID-19. Renters are being encouraged to get help through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

>>Berks County Fair Opens

(Bern Township, PA) -- The 167th Berks County Fair is underway. The event started Sunday with an emphasis on agriculture. The fair is held in Bern Township at the fairgrounds and will run until August 6th.


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