HEADLINES FOR BERKS AND LANCASTER 09/10


>>The Latest

(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: There are 125 new cases of COVID-19 in Berks County. Reading Hospital will only allow patients to have one visitor per day due to a rise in COVID-19 cases. The Reading Fightin Phils will close the regular season on the road as they have had to cancel the rest of their homestand with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. 

>>Berks County Adds 125 New COVID-19 Cases

(Reading, PA) -- There are 125 new cases of COVID-19 in Berks County. The Pennsylvania Department of Health says that bring the pandemic total to 51-thousand-980 for the county. There were 58 people hospitalized in Berks County yesterday, with eleven in intensive care and ten on ventilators. One death was reported for the county.

>>Fleetwood Man Pleads Not Guilty In US Capitol Case

(Washington, DC) -- A Berks County man is pleading not guilty to several federal charges for allegedly assaulting three police officers and one reporter during the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Alan Byerly is accused of being in a crowd of rioters who gathered near bicycle racks and charged at police with a Taser. He hit officers after the Taser was knocked from his hands. Byerly also allegedly assaulted a news photographer who was pulled down stairs and dragged toward a mob.

>>COVID Case Rise Prompts Hospital Visitor Policy Change

(West Reading, PA) -- Reading Hospital will only allow patients to have one visitor per day due to a rise in COVID-19 cases. The hospital said yesterday the change is in effect immediately. The Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing in Spring Township will only allow visitors when they are deemed medically necessary.

>>Straight-Line Winds Blamed For Berks County Damage

(Wyomissing, PA) -- The National Weather Service says their investigation has found it was straight-line winds that caused damage in Berks County on Wednesday and not a tornado. Large trees were uprooted during the storm from Wyomissing to Wernersville. Despite widespread damage, there are no reports of injuries.

>>Reading Fightin Phils Remaining Home Games Canceled

(Reading, PA) -- The Reading Fightin Phils will close the regular season on the road as they have had to cancel the rest of their homestand with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. The Fisher Cats have been undergoing COVID-19 testing. The Fightin Phils will travel to Binghamton, New York for six final games with the Rumble Ponies starting Tuesday.


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