The Latest for Berks and Lancaster 09/24


>>The Latest

(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: A 23-year-old Lancaster woman is facing several charges including homicide by vehicle while intoxicated for a deadly crash in June. UGI has opened its new cutting edge training center in Bern Township. Reading School District has an interim superintendent.

>>Woman Charged With Homicide In Crash

(West Hempfield Township, PA) -- A 23-year-old Lancaster woman is facing several charges including homicide by vehicle while intoxicated for a deadly crash in June. Renee Emerick reportedly had prescription drugs and marijuana in her system when she went into oncoming traffic June 19th. Police said she hit another vehicle head-on at high speed. 

>>UGI Cuts Ribbon On Training Center

(Bern Township, PA) -- UGI has opened its new cutting edge training center in Bern Township. UGI president Hans Bell says it will "support the best possible preparation of our current and former workforce" and is an important investment for the utility. The 37-million-dollar facility has six classrooms, two lecture rooms, four labs, and a welding shop.

>>Interim Superintendent Selected For Reading Schools

(Reading, PA) -- Assistant superintendent Jennifer Murray will serve as the Reading School District's interim superintendent. The school board chose her to take over for the outgoing Khalid Mumin after he leaves October 8th. Mumin will become the superintendent for the Lower Merion School District in Montgomery County. He says the district will be in good hands under Murray.

>>Berks County Commissioner Wants Attention For Private Hunt

(Reading, PA) -- Berks County Commissioner Kevin Barnhardt is calling for more signage and advertising to let people know about the controlled, nonpublic deer hunt at Antietam Lake Park. The hunt has been underway since September 18th and will end January 29th to thin the deer population. He says a recent meeting of the Mount Penn Preserve brought those issues to his attention from the Berks Area Mountain Bike Association, which does not oppose the hunt. 

>>ARL Of Berks County Offering Spay, Neuter Special

(Cumru Township, PA) -- A grant from a State Farm insurance agency in Exeter Township will help people spay and neuter their dogs and cats. The Animal Rescue League of Berks County has "pay what you can" surgeries available for pet owners. The ARL only has a limited number of those available.


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