The 24th Democrat to enter the 2020 presidential race is a name familiar to many Pennsylvanians. Ex-Congressman and two-time Senate candidate Joe Sestak announced Sunday he is running for the White House. "I will always remain accountable to you alone," Sestak said in the video on his website. Sestak won congressional elections in both 2006 and 2008. He lost senate races in both 2010 and 2016.
Days after ten people were shot outside an Allentown nightclub, anti-gun activists hit the streets of Allentown to demand change to the state's gun laws. "We have the right to be safe," one protester said. State representatives Michael Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer and Mayor Ray O'Connell were among the roughly 75 people to attend the rally outside City Hall.
Two men wanted by the FBI are in custody after getting caught in Schuylkill County over the weekend. Joel Datil and Kendall Clark were arrested Saturday morning in Minersville by a joint force of local police, state police and U.S. Marshals. Police say they found crystal meth and a handgun in their vehicle. Datil was jailed on drug charges, weapons possession and possessing stolen property. Clark was charged with similar offenses as well as violating parole.
A man is in custody for allegedly setting a Monroe County mobile home on fire back in April. State Police arrested Jake Jahada on an arson count. He allegedly set the blaze in Ross Township intentionally to collect insurance money. He's being held in Monroe County Jail with a hearing date set for August 2nd.
Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to draw criticism for comments made last week about working with segregationist senators. On ABC's 'This Week,' New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said he has much respect for his fellow 2020 presidential candidate, but his comments were hurtful to many African-Americans. Booker said Biden showed a lack of understanding or insensitivity by invoking the idea that he was called son by white segregationists. Booker continues to call on Biden to apologize for his comments.
The Marine Mammal Stranding center is performing a necropsy today on a small whale that died after being caught under a dock at the Sandy Hook Bay Marina. A young whale was spotted Sunday in the marina where it got trapped. State Marine police and other officials responded to the scene, but the animal got stuck twice before dying before any humans could help.