TOP STORIES 12/10 FOR BERKS AND LANCASTER


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(Undated) -- Here's the latest news: The head of Berks' County's emergency management office says people need to use the hospital responsibly during a surge in coronavirus hospitalizations. East Hempfield Township police say they're looking into a threat at the Kellogg's plant there. Penn State has hired its first woman of color to be its new president.

>>Berks County Emergency Chief Wants People To Use The Hospital Responsibly

(Reading, PA) -- The head of Berks' County's emergency management office says people need to use the hospital responsibly during a surge in coronavirus hospitalizations. Director of emergency services Brian Gottschall yesterday said hospitals and emergency rooms are crowded with coronavirus and flu patients. He told people not to go to either for routine care. He also told people that taking an ambulance will not get them treated any faster. He said people need to take care of their own health, and 'protect' hospitals and care centers in and around Reading.

>>Police Investigating Threat At Lancaster County Kellogg's Plant

(Lancaster, PA) -- There's more security in place at the Kellogg's plant in Lancaster County following a threat. East Hempfield Township police yesterday said someone threatened to shoot the temporary workers who are working at the plant. Officers were sent to the facility yesterday afternoon. The temporary workers are filling-in for union workers who've been on strike since early October.

>>TSA Is Hiring At Three Pennsylvania Airports

(Allentown, PA) -- The Lehigh Valley Airport is on the list of airports in the state that are looking for new TSA agents. The TSA yesterday said it is looking to fill jobs at three Pennsylvania airports. In addition to the airport in Allentown, the TSA is looking for security guards in Harrisburg, and at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton airport. TSA says new hires can qualify for a one thousand-dollar sign-on bonus. You can apply online.

>>Penn State Hires First Woman Of Color To Be President

(State College, PA) -- Penn State's new president is a first. The school yesterday announced that Neeli Bendapudi will take over for out-going president Eric Barron when he retires in June. Bendapudi will be the first woman of color to be president at Penn State. She comes to the school from the University of Louisville, where she's been president since 2018.

>>People's Congressional Map Debuted At Pennsylvania Capitol

(Harrisburg, PA) -- We're getting a first look at what could be Pennsylvania's new political map for Congress. The Pennsylvania House unveiled its chosen map yesterday. Lawmakers did not draw the map, instead it came from several maps drawn by the people. State Rep. Seth Grove says they chose this map because it meets the constitutional requirements and limits the splitting of communities. Democrats at the Capitol say they wanted more input into the map-making princess. They will likely unveil their maps next week.


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