FRIDAY 10/22 HEADLINES FOR BERKS AND LANCASTER


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(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: Reading police say they seized over 600-thousand-dollars worth of drugs this week. Police are investigating the death of 71-year-old George Gechter at an Amity Township farm. Berks County commissioners are unanimously approving a contract with the Pennsylvania National Guard to help with the staffing shortage at Berks Heim nursing home. 

>>Reading Police Make Major Drug Bust

(Reading, PA) -- Reading police say they seized over 600-thousand-dollars worth of drugs this week. Police also seized two SKS rifles, an AR-15 rifle, two other rifles, and two nine-millimeter pistols. Thirty-four-year-old Maximino Suarez and 24-year-old Jesse Garcia were arrested. Police seized fentanyl, cocaine, meth, ecstasy, and marijuana in the apartment on North 8th Street.

>>Man Killed In Farm Accident

(Amity Township, PA) -- Police are investigating the death of 71-year-old George Gechter at an Amity Township farm. He became trapped under bales of hay Thursday morning. Authorities say Gechter was pronounced dead at the scene on Browns Mill Road.

>>National Guard To Help At Berks Heim Nursing Home

(Reading, PA) -- Berks County commissioners are unanimously approving a contract with the Pennsylvania National Guard to help with the staffing shortage at Berks Heim nursing home. The Guard will send 14 nursing assistants to the county-owned facility. Eight of them are medics and six are general purpose workers. The county will not have to pay for the help under a state program.

>>Mental Health Mural Dedicated In Reading

(Reading, PA) -- A new mural called "Hope Blossoms" is up in Reading. The ceremony yesterday afternoon for the mental health mural was attended by over 150 people. The 45-foot-tall mural is behind Threshold Rehabilitation Services' Mosaic House on Franklin Street and is part of the Berks County Suicide Prevention Task Force's ruOK [[ are-you-okay]] Berks campaign.

>>Yuengling Gives 106-Year-Old Woman Present Of Nearly 500 Beers

(Spring Township, PA) -- Margaret Dilullo will soon turn 107-years-old and says she has one beer every day. To celebrate her upcoming 107th birthday, Yuengling delivered her an early present yesterday of almost 500 cans of its Traditional Lager to her Spring Township home. Dilullo credits her long life to drinking one beer a day. Debbie Yuengling is the brewery's employee engagement and culture manager and says customers like Dilullo are why they make beer.


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