To the surprise of nobody, Pennsylvania's two senators have vastly different takes on the Mueller Report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Republican Pat Toomey says, "All Americans should be pleased that the Special Counsel concluded there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia." Democrat Bob Casey tweets, "While examining the Mueller Report and the underlying evidence will be vital, it will not change what we already know: Russia attacked our election in 2016 and President Trump and his closest aides and allies welcomed that attack. The actions we know that President Trump, his aides and allies took may not violate criminal statutes, but they are fundamentally inconsistent with American values."
A state lawmaker says the Inspector General has agreed to his request to investigate the handling of the case of Grace Packer, a 14-year-old girl who was tortured, raped and murdered by her adoptive mother and her boyfriend in Bucks County. Rep. Rob Kauffman has posted a letter from Inspector General Bruce Beemer on his website, confirming the beginning of the investigation. Kauffman says the system failed the teen, allowed her to be abused for years before her death. Jacob Sullivan was recently sentenced to death for her murder and Grace's adoptive mother, Sara Packer, will serve life in prison for her role in Grace's death.
The case of a missing Bucks County woman is now being prosecuted. Gloria Korzon vanished in March of 1981 and now her 76-year-old husband, William, is being charged with her death. DA Matt Weintraub says Gloria Korzon's body still hasn't been found and he admits that makes his case tougher. "Of course, homicides are always much easier to prove when you have the deceased's remains," Weintraub says. Besides killing his wife, William Korzon is also charged with profiting from her murder, maintaining the illusion of her life, covering it up and soliciting another to murder a police officer who was investigating the case.
Grab an umbrella. Accu-Weather's Steve Travis says you're going to need it. "I think this afternoon and tonight we're going to see widespread showers and thunderstorms blowing through and there could be some heavy rains falling tonight and perhaps even into tomorrow morning," Travis says. More than an inch of rain is expected before things dry out tomorrow afternoon. As for Easter Sunday, Travis expects cloudy skies and perhaps a few showers.
Two state senators are pushing a bill that would set up a family and medical leave insurance program in the state. Senators Dan Laughlin and Maria Collett believe their Family Care Act would allow people to contribute to the program from their earnings, then use the money to care for themselves or a close family member undergoing a serious health issue or the birth of a child. If approved, the program would be run by the Department of Labor and Industry.
Four New Jersey residents are among the victims sickened by listeria caused by deli meats. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that at least one person has died and eight others have been hospitalized in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan due to the outbreak. The cause is said to be deli-sliced meats and cheeses, but the CDC has not announced which companies or grands are behind the food allegedly responsible. Symptoms of the infection include muscle aches, diarrhea, fever, headache and convulsions. The person who died was from Michigan.
Ben Simmons scored 31 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 131-115 win over the Brooklyn Nets in Game Three. Philadelphia was without center Joel Embiid, who missed the game with left knee soreness. The 76ers have a 2-1 series lead. Game Four is in Brooklyn Saturday night.