TOP HEADLINES 08/05 FOR BERKS AND LANCASTER


>>Business Burns In Lancaster County

(Clay Township,PA) -- An explosion resulted in a fire at Weaver Nut Company in Clay Township, sending thick black smoke into the air. Firefighters responded around 6:30 p.m. There was also a parrtial building collapse, but no reported injuries.

>>Berks County Has 44 New COVID-19 Cases

There are 44 new COVID-19 cases in Berks County as of Wednesday, the highest daily total since May 26th. That pushed the total during the pandemic to 48-thousand-971. The state also set a Delta variant surge record as one-thousand-493 new cases were added, also the most since May. One person died in Berks County from COVID-19 yesterday to bring the pandemic total to one-thousand-45.

>>Reading To Spend $4M On Improving Literacy

 Four-million-dollars will be spent by the city of Reading on improving literacy. Mayor Eddie Moran says the city is the only one in Pennsylvania to get the grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health. The city will work with Reading Area Community College and the Penn State Health College of Medicine

>>Four Teens Charged With Assaulting Man

(Lancaster,PA) -- Four teens between 14- and 16-years old are facing charges for an assault on a 42-year-old man in Lancaster. Police say it happened July 8th near the victim's home on South Water Street when the teens knocked him over, broke his arm, and kicked and punched him. Video footage helped identify the four suspects. They are charged with criminal conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, and three are charged with aggravated assault.

>>Alvernia University And Customers Bank Donate Bikes Alvernia University and Customers Bank havepartnered to give away 90 bicycles and helmets to Reading children. The bikes and helmets were given away at Millmont and Tyson-Schoener elementary schools. Students also received ten books each. The students received the giveaways if they had 75-percent attendance or better during the summer program.


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