The Latest for Berks and Lancaster 09/09


>>The Latest

(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: The Lancaster County Coroner says a 65-year-old woman was strangled last week in her home. A Berks County woman will be sentenced to life in prison without parole on Friday after she was convicted yesterday of first-degree murder for her boyfriend's death. The first star of the hit Nickelodeon kids' TV show has gone viral in a return video posted to Nick Jr.'s Twitter account. 

>>Lancaster County Coroner Rules Woman's Death A Homicide

(New Holland, PA) -- The Lancaster County Coroner says a 65-year-old woman was strangled last week in her home. Nora Sanchez was found in her house in New Holland just before 10 a.m. on September 1. Police were there after being asked to do a welfare check. No arrests have been made.

>>Berks County Woman Convicted Of Boyfriend's Murder

(Reading, PA) -- A Berks County woman will be sentenced to life in prison without parole on Friday after she was convicted yesterday of first-degree murder for her boyfriend's death. Danishka Otero-Velez shot and killed Ranciel Natera outside hisReadinghome in November 2018. The two were arguing over her claims that he had a child with someone else. Otero-Velez was arrested in Miami, Florida hiding with family almost a month later.

>>Amtrak Will Hold Meeting On Expanded Train Routes

(Reading, PA) -- Pennsylvania officials will join Amtrak executives for a virtual meeting Friday over plans to expand train service in the commonwealth. The GreaterReadingChamber Alliance says passenger demand for more trains will be discussed. Governor Tom Wolf, Congressman Matt Cartwright, Chamber Alliance president and CEO Jim Gerlach, Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn and Amtrak president Stephen Gardner will take part. One new route would connectReadingto Philadelphia and New York City and be the first passenger train service for the county since 1981.

>>Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 Ticket Worth Over $800,000 Sold In Berks County

(Hamburg, PA) -- The Pennsylvania Lottery says a winning Cash 5 ticket for 814-thousand dollars was sold at a Hamburg Marathon station. The ticket matched all the balls for the September 7 drawing on Tuesday. The Marathon station will receive a five-thousand dollar bonus from the Lottery for selling the ticket.

>>Twitter Video Of Berks Native Steve Burns Goes Viral On Nick Jr. Account

(Undated) -- The first star of the hit Nickelodeon kids' TV show Blues Clues is going viral in a return video posted to Nick Jr.'s Twitter account. Berks County native Steve Burns hosted the show from 1996 to 2002 before suddenly resigning. Burns explained he left the show to attend college and closed the message by saying he never forgot those who watched. The video has been seen over 28-million times as of Wednesday evening.


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