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(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: Police are investigating the shooting death of Heidi Lopez in Leesport. The Bros Motorcycle Club has begun its annual holiday toy run. One man is dead and two others are hospitalized after a crash Friday afternoon in Hereford Township. 

>>Man Kills Wife, Injures Self In Front Of Kids

(Leesport, PA) -- Police are investigating the shooting death of Heidi Lopez in Leesport. Her husband, Ernesto Lopez, allegedly shot her and then turned the gun on himself and is hospitalized in grave condition. Berks County District Attorney John Adams says the shooting was the result of a domestic incident and was witnessed by several family members, including their children. The incident happened Saturday night.

>>Motorcycle Club Begins Annual Holiday Toy Run

(Reading, PA) -- The Bros Motorcycle Club has begun its annual holiday toy run. The Berks County motorcycle club went to The Children's Home of Reading Sunday and the kids were excited to see them and be able to get on the bikes. The Children's Home of Reading spokeswoman Jill Troutman says the kids weren't able to have the motorcycle club come by last year. They are hoping to collect thousands of gift cards and toys this season.

>>One Killed, Two Hurt In Hereford Township Crash

(Hereford Township, PA) -- One man is dead and two others are hospitalized after a crash Friday afternoon in Hereford Township. Thirty-three-year-old Russell Badman of Hereford died when his Chevy Cobalt was hit head-on by a Toyota Senna. The Senna's driver, 53-year-old Wendalyn Kutz of Zionsville, tried to take a curve to the right and went into oncoming traffic. Kutz and a passenger in Badman's car, 20-year-old Kadin Seasholtz of East Greenville, are hospitalized at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

>>Third Annual Maddie's Miracles Returns To Exeter High School

(Exeter, PA) -- Maddie's Miracles has returned to an in-person event this year after being held virtually last year due to COVID-19. Started by Eric and Sue Nordhoy for their daughter, Maddie, the third annual event was held at Exeter High School and was a walk-a-thon to raise money for families of handicapped children. The organization has helped six families in Berks County to date and has raised 30-thousand dollars before this weekend. Maren Nordhoy, Maddie's sister, says the event features a silent auction, vendors, and an obstacle course and they plan to expand beyond Berks County when possible.

>>At Least One Shot At Park City Mall

(Lancaster, PA) -- Police are investigating after at least one person was shot at Park City Mall inLancaster. No life-threatening injuries resulted, but authorities have not indicated how many people may have been shot. The mall closed after the incident yesterday afternoon. 


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