TOP STORIES FOR BERKS AND LANCASTER 10/07


>>The Latest

(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: A contractor's pressure washer is blamed for setting off the carbon monoxide detector inside Reading's Glenside Elementary School. Suspects are being sought by police after the "No Place for Hate" mural in Boyertown was vandalized late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. Volunteers will plant 25 trees in Reading City Park this weekend. 

>>Carbon Monoxide Detector Activated By Pressure Washer

(Reading, PA) -- A contractor's pressure washer is blamed for setting off the carbon monoxide detector inside Reading's Glenside Elementary School. The incident happened yesterday afternoon, with firefighters and paramedics being dispatched to the school. EMS evaluated a dozen students and two teachers who reported symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, and no one had to be hospitalized.

>>Tolerance Mural Vandalized In Berks County

(Boyertown, PA) -- Suspects are being sought by police after the "No Place for Hate" mural in Boyertown was vandalized late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. The mural promotes tolerance. The vandals put the website for a white supremacist organization, which the Anti-Defamation League says promotes intolerance, anti-Semitism, and racism.

>>Trees To Be Planted At Reading City Park

(Reading, PA) -- Volunteers will plant 25 trees in Reading City Park this weekend. The planting is part of a community cleanup effort with the 2021 Clean City initiative. Mayor Eddie Moran says volunteers have collected more than 200 bags of trash in four community cleanups this year.

>>COVID-19 Kills Five In Berks County

(Reading, PA) -- Five more people in Berks County have been killed by COVID-19. The state health department says Wednesday was the worst day on the current surge for the state with 111 deaths. There were 129 new COVID-19 cases in Berks yesterday with the pandemic total now reaching 55-thousand-550.

>>EV Charging Station Installed In Muhlenberg Township

(Muhlenberg Township, PA) -- Muhlenberg Township now has an electric vehicle charging station at the township's municipal building. EV owners can use the station for a fee to quickly charge their batteries. The station is paid for by the PA Driving Forward EV Charging Rebate Program.


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