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Violence will be topic of forum in Reading

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Dec 09 2012 06:00:00 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 10 2012 07:26:33 PM CST

State and local officials will meet next month to tackle Reading's problems with crime and violence.

READING, Pa. -

State and local officials will meet next month to tackle Reading's problems with crime and violence.

Officials with state Senator Judy Schwank's office say the meeting will be held January 18th.

No word on where the meeting will be.

Lawmakers have been trying to organize a summit in response to the violence in the city.

Police say there have been 18 homicides so far this year, not including vehicular homicides.

Just last week two young men were found shot to death on Franklin Street.