TOP HEADLINES FOR BERKS, LANCASTER 08/11


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(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: COVID-19 cases are again on the rise in Berks County. Masks are once again being required in all Berks County-owned buildings. Drivers that are speeding and driving aggressively are being targeted by West Reading police. 

>>COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Berks County Triple In Three Days

(Reading, PA) -- COVID-19 cases are again on the rise in Berks County. Hospitalizations have tripled from Saturday to Tuesday with 18 people now getting care. The Delta variant is the main cause for the spike. Only one person, however, has needed to be hospitalized in intensive care.

>>Masks Now Required In All Berks County-Owned Buildings

(Reading, PA) -- Masks are once again being required in all Berks County-owned buildings. The county commission approved the mandate yesterday and it takes effect on Monday. A sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Berks County and surrounding counties is the reason.

>>West Reading Police Cracking Down On Aggressive Drivers

(West Reading, PA) -- Drivers that are speeding and driving aggressively are being targeted by West Reading police. Police Chief Glenn Granitz says they have caught some drivers going over 50-miles-an-hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone. He adds tickets can be pricey at up to 200-dollars and adds the borough doesn't get much from the fine. He says they are reminding drivers to slow down as the school year is close to starting.

>>Heat Advisory From Noon To 7 P.M. Today, Tomorrow

(State College, PA) -- Lancaster County is under a heat advisory from noon to 7 p.m. today and tomorrow. The National Weather Service says heat index values are expected to be between 100 and 104 degrees in the area. The heat and humidity are dangerous for people with pre-existing health conditions along with children and the elderly.

>>Kutztown Fair Returns

(Kutztown, PA) -- The COVID-19 pandemic caused the Kutztown Fair to be canceled last year, but it is back this year. The 150th edition of the fair is now in full swing. Officials expect around 30-thousand to visit this year. The fair runs through Saturday.


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