TOP STORIES FOR BERKS AND LANCASTER 10/08


>>The Latest

(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved Governor Wolf's request for low-interest loans for Hurricane Ida victims in Pennsylvania, including Berks County. A fundraiser is seeking to raise ten-thousand-dollars to repair a vandalized mural in Boyertown. State Representative Matt Dowling is hospitalized atLancasterGeneral Hospital after a car crash Wednesday night. 

>>SBA Approves Help For Berks County's Ida Victims

(Harrisburg, PA) -- The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved Governor Wolf's request for low-interest loans for Hurricane Ida victims in Pennsylvania, including Berks County. Wolf says he's grateful that SBA recognized the need for the loans, adding they will "undoubtedly help many people and businesses recover." Residents and business owners who had property damaged by Ida can apply.

>>Fundraiser Seeking $10,000 To Fix Boyertown Mural

(Boyertown, PA) -- A fundraiser is seeking to raise ten-thousand-dollars to repair a vandalized mural in Boyertown. The nonprofit Building a Better Boyertown launched the effort after the "No Place for Hate" mural was damaged October 5th. So far, it has raised over 43-hundred dollars with donations from 71 patrons. Vandals painted the website for a white supremacist group founded in 2017 on the mural.

>>State Representative Hospitalized AfterLancasterCounty Crash

(Lancaster, PA) -- State Representative Matt Dowling is hospitalized atLancasterGeneral Hospital after a car crash Wednesday night. Dowling was headed to a caucus event inLancasterCounty when he crashed. Authorities say he was treated for significant trauma and is in serious condition.

>>Man Killed By SUV Was Walking Home From Work

(Wyomissing, PA) -- The man hit and killed by an SUV Wednesday night has been identified as 37-year-old Charles Cleaford of Reading. The Berks County coroner says he was walking home from work when he was hit late at night. The driver who hit him immediately called 9-1-1 and is cooperating. Police say charges against that person are not expected.

>>Man Accused Of Stealing Lottery Tickets

(Amity Township, PA) -- An employee of a Speedway gas station in Amity Township is accused of stealing 111 lottery tickets worth over 800-dollars. Twenty-nine-year-old Tito Montalvo Jr. stole the tickets from September 29th until October 1st and redeemed 280-dollars of winning tickets. He has been arraigned and is free before his next hearing. The store's security camera caught the thefts.


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