TOP HEADLINES BERKS, LANCASTER 04/07


>>Man Wanted for Killing Four People in Reading Arrested in Florida

(Reading, PA) -- The man who was wanted for killing four people in Reading three years ago is now behind bars. The FBI announced yesterday that Pedro Sanchez-Laporte was arrested at a home in Lake Alfred, Florida. Sanchez-Laporte is facing several felony charges including criminal homicide for his alleged involvement in a gang-related shooting inside an apartment in the one-hundred block of South Third Street in 2018. Officials say he will be returned to Pennsylvania soon.

>>Governor Mifflin School District Announces Start Dates for Construction Project

(Shillington, PA) -- Construction to upgrade several schools in the Governor Mifflin School District is going to start soon. The school board announced this past Monday that work will begin at the middle school on April 9th and work for the high school is expected to start April 20th. Officials say the project will make significant improvements at the schools including building a new community athletic building on the football practice field. The new center will feature two classrooms and two multi-purpose rooms and it will be able to seat 21-hundred students.

>>Former Berks County Special Olympics Soccer Coach Sentenced to Prison

(Reading, PA) -- A former Special Olympics soccer coach in Berks County is going to be spending some time behind bars. Michael Sheldon was sentenced yesterday to serve about 360-to-730 days in jail and must also register for 15 years as a sex offender. He was originally charged with rape and sexual assault after he was accused of forcing a man with intellectual disabilities to engage in sexual activity with him. He pleaded guilty last year to indecent assault without consent and indecent exposure.

>>Two Juveniles Injured in Reading Hit-and-Run Accident

(Reading, PA) -- Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run in Reading that injured two juveniles. The incident happened yesterday evening near South 18th Street and Perkiomen Avenue. Police say a teenager and a four-year-old child were found injured on the scene. Their conditions are unknown at this time. Anyone with any information is being asked to contact the Reading Police Department.

>>Mountville Fire Company to Host Carnival Next Month

(Mountville, PA) -- The Mountville Fire Company is going to be hosting a carnival next month. The company announced yesterday that it will be holding the Mountville Days Carnival from May 19th to May 22nd at Froelich Park. The carnival will feature several food vendors, rides, games and there will be a firework display held on May 21st with weather permitting. The event last year had to be canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers are encouraging visitors to wear face-masks and maintain social-distancing while attending the carnival.