TOP STORIES FOR BERKS AND LANCASTER 10/29


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(Undated) -- Here's the latest news: East Cocalico Township's former recreation board chairman will take a plea agreement next month for his involvement in the riots at the U.S. Capitol. A Newmanstown man faces charges for leaving a handgun in a public bathroom where it was found by a child. Two area schools will be getting nearly 15-thousand dollars to learn how fresh produce and farm-raised products can help them eat better.

>>Kid Finds Gun in Gas Station Bathroom, Owner Charged with Leaving it There

(Elizabethtown, PA) -- State police say a child who found a nine millimeter gun in a convenience store bathroom last week did the right thing -- he turned it over to the store clerk who called police. Authorities say the gun had a value of a thousand dollars. It belongs to a 37-year-old man from Newmanstown, whose name has not been released. He's been charged with disorderly conduct for leaving the gun there.

>>Chester Co. Man Sentenced To 55 Years InLancasterCounty Deaths

(Lancaster, PA) -- A Chester County man who pleaded guilty to charges related to the deaths of two people has been sentenced for those crimes inLancasterCounty. Court records show Matthew J. Moser will serve up to 55 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges for the strangulation death of his girlfriend and the death of a man to whom he'd delivered drugs. Evidence on Facebook messages, phone records, and internet searches on Moser's phone indicated he delivered the drugs that resulted in the man's death, the District Attorney's report said. He's believed to have strangled Kristin Graham in a separate incident.

>>East Cocalico Man to Take Plea On Charges Related to Riots at U.S. Capitol

(East Cocalico, PA) -- East Cocalico Township's former recreation board chairman will take a plea agreement next month for his involvement in the riots at the U.S. Capitol. But the attorney for Edward McAlanis didn't tell the federal judge in D.C. Thursday if his client intends to plead guilty or no contest. McAlanis took an indefinite leave of absence from the recreation board in August. The video plea hearing is scheduled for November 22.

>>Two School Districts inLancasterCounty to Receive $15K in Farm to School Grants

(Harrisburg, PA) -- Two area schools will be getting thousand of dollars from the state to learn how fresh produce and farm-raised products can help them eat better. The Department of Agriculture announced they've approved about 15-thousand dollars in Farm to School Grants for the Cocalico Area School District inLancasterCounty as well as Adamstown Elementary Community Action Partnership ofLancasterCounty.  Local farmers will supply fresh, in-season products to support programs or help those that plan to start a school garden.

>>Trick or Treating in Manheim Township Postponed

(Lancaster, PA)-- City leaders in Manheim have decided to hold off on Trick or Treating this Friday due to the chance of wicked weather. They say Trick or Treat Night 2021 will now take place Sunday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Residents are encouraged to share the updated information with their family, friends, and neighbors.


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