THE LATEST FOR BERKS AND LANCASTER 08/24


>>The Latest

(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: Reading city council meetings will go back to being virtual. Lancasterpolice have the suspect in custody for a Friday night deadly shooting. Trash and recycling will be picked up early this week due to excessive heat in Reading. 

>>Reading City Council Returning To Virtual Meetings

(Reading, PA) -- Reading city council meetings will go back to being virtual. Councilmembers made the announcement last night. The reason is the rapid rise in delta variant cases of COVID-19. Anyone who wants to watch the meeting and does not have access to technology can watch in the Penn Room in city hall.

>>LancasterMurder Suspect Turns Self In

(Lancaster, PA) -- LancasterPolice have the suspect in custody for a Friday night deadly shooting. Twenty-seven-year-old Steffen Tidwell turned himself in yesterday. He is accused of shooting and killing 26-year-old Jomar Almestica of York County.

>>Overturned Semi Closes I-78 For Hours In Berks County

(Greenwich Township, PA) -- Interstate 78 is running normal today after the westbound lanes were closed at exit 40 in Berks County for several hours Monday. An overturned semi caused police to shut down the highway from 11:30 a.m. to just before 3 p.m. No details about the crash have been released.

>>Reading's Trash, Recycling Pickup Impacted By Heat

(Reading, PA) -- Trash and recycling will be picked up early this week due to excessive heat in Reading. The city says the 6 a.m. start time has been waived through Friday. Crews will be allowed to begin collecting the waste and recycling an hour earlier at 5 a.m.

>>Diocese Of Allentown: Masks Required In Schools

(Allentown, PA) -- Catholic school students will need to wear masks for the school year. The Diocese of Allentown issued the mandate for its five-county area schools. They add masks are the best way to keep students safe, especially with COVID-19 vaccines not yet available for anyone younger than 12.


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