TOP HEADLINES FOR BERKS, LANCASTER 08/04


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(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: The city of Reading is holding a series of public meetings on how to expand parking. National Night Out has returned to Berks County after being canceled last year because of COVID-19. The Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth is closing August 15. 

>>Reading To Hold Meetings On Parking

(Reading, PA)  -- The city of Reading is holding a series of public meetings on how to expand parking. The first was held last night, with the next coming this evening at 6 p.m., with two more on August 10th and 11th, also at 6 p.m. Community development director Jamal Abodalo says the city has just eleven-thousand public parking spaces, and they are aware they have a problem.

>>National Night Out Held In Berks County

(Berks County, PA) -- National Night Out has returned to Berks County after being canceled last year because of COVID-19. Police held events in the county to help better relationships with residents. People were able to speak to police and others as well as get a look at their vehicles and talk about community issues.

>>Jesuit Center Closing In Berks County

(Lower Heidelberg Township, PA) -- The Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth is closing August 15th. The center has been operating for 50 years in Berks County in Lower Heidelberg Township. Financial challenges, however, proved to be too much to handle so the decision to close was made in May 2020. 

>>Reading Woman Hurt In Route 222 Crash

(Berks County, PA) -- Northern Berks Regional police say a 33-year-old Reading woman was hurt when her SUV hit a parked steamroller in a construction zone on Route 222. The crash in Maidencreek Township Monday night happened near Snyder Road. According to witnesses, Raysa Downing did not hit her brakes and may have been asleep when she went from the southbound lanes into the northbound ones and slammed into the steamroller.

>>CDC: Lancaster County At Substantial COVID-19 Risk

(Lancaster County, PA) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Lancaster County is at substantial level of COVID-19 transmission. The CDC says transmission rates are determined by studying the rates of positive tests the last seven days. Lancaster County has had cases go up over 86-percent in the last week, and hospital admissions for COVID patients are up 100-percent.


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