TOP HEADLINES FOR BERKS AND LANCASTER 08/18


>>The Latest

(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: A COVID-19 vaccine clinic is being held today in Reading, with tickets to the La India concert on September 25 being given for people who get a jab. One person has died in a crash between a car and a tractor-trailer in Bethel Township on Interstate 78. All 14-thousand employees of Berks County-based Tower Health have to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 after the FDA gives full approval to it. 

>>Reading Offering Concert Tickets For COVID-19 Vaccination

(Reading, PA) -- A COVID-19 vaccine clinic is being held today in Reading, with tickets to the La India concert on September 25th being given for people who get a jab. Mayor Eddie Moran says they're working with state Representative Manny Guzman, St. Joseph Medical Center and a radio station for the effort. The tickets will be given to people after they receive their second dose of the vaccine. The vaccines are available from noon to 6 p.m. at St. Joe's downtown campus.

>>One Killed In Crash Between Vehicle, Tractor-Trailer On I-78

(Bethel Township, PA) -- One person has died in a crash between a car and a tractor-trailer in Bethel Township on Interstate 78. The Berks County coroner was called to the scene late yesterday afternoon. A person was pinned under the trailer, and two other people were hurt.

>>Tower Health Says Employees Must Have COVID-19 Vaccine

(West Reading, PA) -- All 14-thousand employees of Berks County-based Tower Health have to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 after the FDA gives full approval to it. The health system says that is expected in a few weeks. President and CEO Sue Perrotty says it's the right thing to do, "is consistent with our mission to provide high-quality care, and it is vital to our obligation to keep our patients and colleagues safe."

>>Officials Searching For Wallaby In Lebanon County

(Lebanon County, PA) -- A wallaby is on the loose in Lebanon County. Officials are trying to find the animal to catch it. Game Warden Derek Spitler says they are looking to catch it in the safest possible way and get it to a facility that can take care of it. The wallaby has been seen in the last several days in the Mount Zion area.

>>Exeter Township Schools Mandate Masks

(Exeter Township, PA) -- Masks will have to be worn by students, staff, and visitors in all Exeter Township schools this fall. The school board voted 6-3 for the mask mandate last night in a meeting that lasted nearly four hours. The administration had recommended mandating masks for any unvaccinated staff and visitors, but making them optional for students.


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