TOP STORIES FOR BERKS AND LANCASTER 10/26


>>The Latest

(Undated) -- Here is the latest news:  Preliminary data from the 2020 U.S. census shows Berks and Lancaster counties are growing. Police are investigating a murder after a body was found on Mount Penn. A fundraiser to restore the "No Place for Hate" mural in Boyertown is bringing in thousands.

>>2020 Census Shows Berks, Lancaster Counties Growing

(Reading, PA) -- Preliminary data from the 2020 U.S. census shows Berks and Lancaster counties are growing. Berks County's population is roughly four percent higher than 2010 at nearly 429-thousand people. Lancaster County grew six-point-three percent in the last ten years.

>>Murder Under Investigation

(Lower Alsace Township, PA) -- Police are investigating a murder after a body was found on Mount Penn. The discovery happened shortly before three p.m. Monday at Rotary Park in Lower Alsace Township. It's not known who the victim was or how they died according to Berks County District Attorney John Adams. 

>>Over $18,000 Raised To Restore Boyertown Mural

(Boyertown, PA) -- A fundraiser to restore the "No Place for Hate" mural in Boyertown is bringing in thousands. So far, it has raised over 18-thousand-bucks. The mural was vandalized earlier this month with white supremacist group graffiti. The donations will be paid to artists to repaint the mural. A clear coat will be added to protect the mural.

>>Motorcyclist Killed In Lancaster County Crash

(East Hempfield Township, PA) -- East Hempfield Township police are investigating a crash between a motorcycle and a vehicle that killed the man on the bike yesterday afternoon. The 21-year-old hit a Warwick Township dump truck after crashing into a vehicle on Route 72 at Quarry Road. The dump truck was stopped at the Quarry Road stop sign. Police closed Route 72 for three and a half hours.

>>Woman Rescues Neighbor From Fire

(East Lampeter Township, PA) -- An elderly Lancaster County man is alive today thanks to the quick action by his neighbor to save him from his burning house. Katrina Aviles said she saw smoke coming from the windows and a door of her neighbor's home. She also said he told her he couldn't get out of the house. So, she put him on her back and carried him to safety. Investigators say the fire was started by a malfunctioning oxygen machine.


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