TOP STORIES FOR BERKS AND LANCASTER 11/22


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(Undated) -- Here's the latest news: Two people are recovering from their injuries after a helicopter training crash at Lancaster Airport. Hospitalizations from COVID are up again in Lancaster County. Manheim Township Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man who reportedly wielded a gun during a domestic incident nearly three weeks ago.

>>Two Hospitalized After Helicopter Crashed Training Exercise

(Lancaster, PA) -- Two people are recovering from their injuries after a helicopter crash at Lancaster Airport. Airport Director Ed Foster says it happened late Saturday morning when the helicopter's owner and an instructor were doing training and something malfunctioned. Foster says the flight instructor took control of the aircraft and attempted to land it at that time, but it crashed down near one of the airport's two runways. Because the runway was closed, the crash didn't affect airport flights. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

>>Thirty More People Admitted To The Hospital Due To Coronavirus Infections

(Lancaster, PA) -- Thirty more people have been admitted to the hospital due to coronavirus infections since Friday. The number of those hospitalized with COVID-19 rose to 111, up from 79 a week ago, according to data from the state Department of Health. As of November 17th,Lancasteris averaging about 201 new cases a day countywide. 

>>Arrest Warrant Issued for Man Who Used Gun During Domestic Dispute

(Manheim Township, PA) -- The Manheim Township Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of allegedly waving around a firearm during a domestic incident nearly three weeks ago. Samuel L. Cruz is 21 and has no known local address. He is a thin, mixed-race man with curly blond and black hair. Anyone who might have any information about him is asked to contact Manheim Township Police.

>>Area Congressional Representatives Vote on the Build Back Better Act

(Washington, DC) -- The social programs part of the bill in Congress known as the Build Back Better Act has passed the House and Pennsylvania's representatives voted along party lines regarding the measure. The state's eight Republicans, including the 11th District's Lloyd Smucker, voted against it and the nine Democrats voted for it. The Senate is preparing to take up the Build Back Better bill after the Thanksgiving break.

>>Eagles Crush Saints for First Home Victory

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Jalen Hurts and his Philadelphia Eagles are celebrating after their 40-29 win over New Orleans in Philadelphia. It was their first victory at home so far this season. Hurts finished with 69 yards on the ground and Miles Sanders led Philly with 94 rushing yards.  Philly's defense forced three turnovers on their way to the win. Next Sunday, Philly will travel up I-95 for a matchup with the New York Giants.


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