South Whitehall Township police say a gunshot victim was rushed to the hospital this morning. Police were called to an area along the Hamilton Boulevard Bypass near Haines Mill Road, close to the shopping center, around 6:30 this morning for a welfare check. Responding officers found a gunshot victim and the person was taken to the hospital. An officer believes the person was not shot at that location, but declined to release any other details.
A man is fighting for his life while another is facing charges following a Sunday afternoon shooting in Bethlehem. Eric Garcia is behind bars after allegedly shooting a friend of the mother of Garcia's children on Argus Court around 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The shooting happened when Garcia came to the ex-girlfriend's home to pick up their children and found the man there. Garcia claimed the victim and his ex-girlfriend were romantically involved and then shot the man from inside his car. Garcia drove off and ended up in his father's house on East Fourth Street, prompting a standoff that lasted two hours before Garcia was finally taken into custody.
Several areas in the Lehigh Valley are trying to dry out today after flooding caused problems over the weekend. At least one driver required rescue from flood waters early Sunday as their car got trapped along Route 512 in Hanover Township near Jaindl Boulevard. Flooding is still causing a problem today on 512 in Bath. 512 remains closed between 248 and 946 because of flooding.
Police in Upper Macungie Township are investigating after two people were injured in a crash involving a tanker truck. Several vehicles were involved in the accident that took place Sunday near Schantz and Grim roads. The two injured people were taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. Their conditions have not been released.
A New York City man died over the weekend in a hit-and-run crash in Monroe County. John Walpole died early Sunday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono after being struck Saturday night on Route 611 near the multi-point intersection in Mount Pocono. Police aren't saying anything about either the car or driver involved, but they do say the matter remains under investigation.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is appearing tonight in West Trenton to discuss his Middle Class Blueprint agenda. Murphy's plan, which he has been promoting via social media, will focus on his Fiscal year 2020 budget and how it invests in the state's middle class. Murphy is inviting the public to join him at the West Trenton fire station to discuss what he says will create a stronger and fairer New Jersey together.
Presidential candidate and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker says he supports Medicare for All, but wants to be realistic about it. The Democrat told CNN Sunday he's interested in looking for more immediate reforms to the health care system. He plans to find a solution that everybody can be happy with, but says he won't pull health insurance from 150 million Americans who have and like their private insurance. Booker admits it'll be tough to get any health care plan passed through Congress, but he believes his unannounced vice presidential candidate will break lots of tied votes.
After losing 101-96 to Toronto in game four of their NBA playoff series, 76ers guard Jimmy Butler said his team did not play playoff-level basketball. "I think that at times we can get lost talking about it and have a good time being here instead of doing what we're supposed to do. I like it. We got humbled. I'm proud of it. Hopefully we'll go do what we're supposed to do," Butler said. With the series knotted at two games apiece, game number five is tomorrow night in Toronto.