Top Stories for Berks and Lancaster 1/17


>>The Latest

(Undated) -- Here's the latest news: ALancaster drive-thru COVID testing site is back open.  A pedestrian in Lancaster is dead after being struck by an Amtrak train. A homicide is under investigation in Reading.

>>Lancaster Drive-Thru COVID Testing Site Back Open

(Lancaster, PA) -- A Lancaster drive-thru COVID testing site is back open. Several hundred people are expected to be tested each day at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center in Manheim. LancasterGeneral Hospital health promotions specialist Mary Dorman says the entire testing process takes place inside the vehicle. No word on how soon test results are returned.

>>Lancaster Pedestrian Killed By Amtrak Train

(Lancaster, PA) -- A pedestrian in Lancaster is dead after being struck by an Amtrak train. Reports say the victim was struck near Grofftown Road and died from their injuries. The identity of the victim hasn't been released. An investigation is underway.

>>Homicide Under Investigation In Reading

(Reading, PA) -- A homicide is under investigation in Reading. Authorities say the deadly shooting happened Wednesday night in the area of Chestnut and Maple Streets. No word on a possible motive or if any suspects have been identified. The identity of the victim hasn't been released.

>>Residents Honoring Those Who Died In 1908 Boyertown Rhoads Opera House Fire

(Boyertown, PA) -- Residents with the Boyertown Area Historical Society are honoring the victims of a 1908 fire at Rhoads Opera House. The organization commemorated the event yesterday that left 170 dead. About 340 people were attending a play that night about the Scottish Reformation. The blaze got underway when a person backstage hit a kerosene foot lamp, setting the curtain on fire just before a deadly explosion.

>>Dog Owner Hoping For Help Finding Stolen Morkie Puppy

(Reading, PA) -- A Reading dog owner is hoping to find information that will lead to the recovery of her stolen eight-week-old pet Morkie. A report on Berks Dog Search on Facebook says the woman was walking into her home in the 400-block of Spring Street Friday night when a man asked to see her dog. She says the man then grabbed it and ran away. The suspect is described as a slim, black man in his 20s. 


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