TOP HEADLINES FOR BERKS AND LANCASTER 11/23


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(Undated) -- Here's the latest news:Lancaster General Hospital says COVID patients can now receive one fully-vaccinated visitor per day. Two area men face charges for beating and stealing from a man in a wheelchair last Sunday. Local poultry farmers say they've had to raise their costs for turkeys this year due to higher costs for feeding, packaging and transporting them.

>>Lancaster General Hospital Updates Policy for COVID Patient Visitors

(Lancaster, PA) -- Limited visitation is now being permitted for COVID-19 positive patients being treated at Lancaster General Hospital. In a new policy announced Monday, hospital administrators say one designated companion, who is fully vaccinated, will be permitted daily. Visitation for COVID-19 positive patients is between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and visitors must wear personal protective equipment for the entire visit. Clergy also are now allowed to visit.

>>Two Charged for Beating, Stealing from Man in Wheelchair

(Lancaster, PA) -- A man who police say is homeless and another suspect are facing charges of beating and stealing from a man in a wheelchair due to his foot being in a cast. Police say Dave Dwayne Hunter, of Lancaster Township, and William Alexis Reyes of Lancaster, stole the man's wallet and his shoes and clothing outside a Sunoco gas station last Sunday evening. After the incident, they allegedly pushed him from his wheelchair and threw him to the ground. The man was taken to the hospital and was treated for several injuries. Hunter was arrested Saturday; it's unclear if Reyes has been taken into custody.

>>New Holland Man Gets A Minimum of 14 Years for Raping 7-Year-Old

(Lancaster, PA) -- TheLancasterCounty District Attorney's Office says a New Holland man convicted of raping a seven-year-old boy has been sentenced to at least 14 years in prison. Mark Kevin Brown of Bridle Path was sentenced to a maximum of 40 years last Thursday after his April conviction of eight sexual abuse charges. Those included assaulting the boy many times at his home and in New Holland Community Park. Police learned of the abuse after interviewing the boy in 2018.

>>Farmers Say Turkeys Cost More to Produce, Therefore Buy, This Year

(Ronks, PA) -- The owners of the Esbenshade Turkey Farm in rural Paradise say their costs for raising turkeys has gone up a lot and unfortunately, the cost will be passed on to buyers. The farm, which raises up to 8-thousand Broad Breasted Whites each year, says it costs more to feed, produce, package and transport their cage-free turkeys by as much as 50 or 60 cents per pound. The American Farm Bureau says a 16-pound bird will cost on average about 24-dollars. That's up 24 percent from 2020.

>>Former Philly Curt Shilling Faces Last Chance on Hall of Fame Ballot This Year

(Cooperstown, PA) -- The Baseball Writers' Association of America revealed its 2022 Hall of Fame ballot Monday, showing former Philly Curt Shilling as one of the nominees. He has one more chance to be named for the honor as Schilling is in 10th and final year of eligibility. His accomplishments as a pitcher have been outstanding, but his nominations have been marred by reports that he took performance-enhancing drugs in the late 1990s. He helped lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a World Series appearance in 1993 and won championships in 2001 with the Arizona Diamondbacks and in 2004 and 2007 with the Boston Red Sox.


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