TOP STORIES FOR BERKS AND LANCASTER 10/19


>>The Latest

(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: The Berks County district attorney says Ernesto Lopez has died at Reading Hospital after killing his wife in front of family members Sunday evening. Nearly 100 people took part in the Safe Berks Silent Witness March Monday afternoon to honor the 76 men, women, and children killed in domestic violence in the county since 1999. Berks County residents can apply for a federal loan to help clean up and recover from storm damage from Ida until Thursday. 

>>Man Who Killed Wife Dies In Hospital

(Reading, PA) -- The Berks County district attorney says Ernesto Lopez has died at Reading Hospital after killing his wife in front of family members Sunday evening. Heidi Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene. DA John Adams says her husband died later in the evening. He shot his wife and himself in front of family members at their home in Leesport.

>>Nearly 100 Take Part In Safe Berks Silent Witness March

(Reading, PA) -- Nearly 100 people took part in the Safe Berks Silent Witness March Monday afternoon to honor the 76 men, women, and children killed in domestic violence in the county since 1999. This was the 20th year for the event. They walked from Safe Berks on Chestnut Street to the campus of Reading Area Community College.

>>Park City Center Shooting Injures Three Men, One Woman

(Lancaster, PA) -- A shooting at the Park City Center Sunday afternoon resulted in three men and a woman being shot. Two women were injured in the stampede to get away from the shooters. A 16-year-old pulled a gun during an argument and shot at least one person when people tried to get it away from him. A bystander with a gun also fired and shot one person. The 16-year-old is in custody after being hospitalized.

>>SBA Closing Berks County Loan Building Thursday

(Reading, PA) -- Berks County residents can apply for a federal loan to help clean up and recover from storm damage from Ida until Thursday. The Small Business Administration will close the loan center at 4 p.m. Thursday and will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and tomorrow. The loans are due to the damage in September from remnants of Hurricane Ida.

>>Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opening Friday In Wyomissing

(Wyomissing, PA) -- Cresco Labs will open its fifth medical marijuana dispensary in Pennsylvania Friday in Wyomissing. The store will be named Sunnyside and sell vape products, flower marijuana, concentrates, and capsules. Cresco says Sunnyside will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


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