BERKS AND LANCASTER TOP HEADLINES FOR 8/13


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(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: U.S. Census Bureau data shows Reading is now the state's fourth-largest city, passing Erie. A Reading woman will spend between 13 and 29-years in prison for shooting a man in August 2017. Governor Wolf is touting the success and availability of COVID-19 vaccines. 

>>Census Data Shows Reading Fourth Largest Pennsylvania City

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Census Bureau data shows Reading is now the state's fourth-largest city, passing Erie. The population in the past decade rose almost eight-percent and stands at 95-thousand-112. Berks County is the ninth-largest county with a four-point-two percent population increase.

>>Reading Woman Sentenced To 13-To-29 Years For 2017 Shooting

- A Reading woman will spend between 13 and 29-years in prison for shooting a man in August 2017. Coralys Lopez was sentenced for receiving stolen property, possessing a firearm illegally, and for probation violations. Lopez admitted she was looking for cocaine and was at the shooting, but denies she was the one on video shooting a man.

>>Governor Wolf Touts COVID-19 Vaccines In Lancaster

(Lancaster,PA) -- Governor Wolf is touting the success and availability of COVID-19 vaccines. He stopped in Lancaster yesterday to continue to praise the shots and says the state will not put a mask mandate back in place. Wolf said the strategy of his administration is to get people vaccinated. He added businesses should mandate that all employees get vaccinated.

>>RAWA Says Sinkhole Possible Source Of Water Main Break

The Reading Area Water Authority says a sinkhole may be what caused a water main to break. The break happened yesterday morning on Berkley Road in the Riverdale neighborhood. Service was restored later in the day.

>>30th Berks Jazz Fest Starts Today

Hundreds of volunteers have been hard at work preparing for the 30th Berks Jazz Fest, which begins today. The event was canceled last year due to COVID-19. General manager John Ernesto says they will have 900 seats with a full production with lighting, video screens and the stage in the Double Tree Hotel ballroom. 


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