A woman is recovering after being stabbed in Allentown. Julio Paredes, the victim's boyfriend, is behind bars after he allegedly attacked the woman early Tuesday morning. The woman was found suffering from several stab wounds on the porch of a home on North 12th Street and is expected to survive.
A Northampton County man is now officially being charged in connection to possession of explosives, guns and crystal meth. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Jason Muzzicato has been indicted on charges of unlawful possession of weapons and unregistered drone usage. The charges come from his alleged possession of guns and homemade bombs, which he can't have because he's under a restraining order from an ex-girlfriend and has been previously charged for using meth. If convicted, the Bangor man could end up in prison for as many as 33 years.
A 73-year-old Emmaus man died after a lawn tractor accident at the Locust Valley Golf Club near Coopersburg. It's believed the lawn mower Frank Deutsch was riding on fell down an embankment and into a pond. Deutsch died at the hospital shortly after 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. An autopsy is set for today.
In a 4-0 vote, Bethlehem Township commissioners have approved the purchase of a $7,335 ballistic shield to protect police from rifle fire. The township already has shields that can protect against pistol shots, but none rated for protection against rifle fire. The vote came two years after an officer was pinned down on Dennis Street by a gunman who was firing semi-automatic rifles. That gunman killed his mother before police responded and he then fired more than 100 shots from his home during the standoff before he killed himself.
A Lehigh Valley lawmaker is pushing a bill that would put a cap on the monthly cost of insulin in Pennsylvania. St. Rep. Jeanne McNeill says the average cost of insulin for someone with Type One diabetes is about $5700 annually. "This is happening a lot in the Lehigh Valley, across the state and across the whole country and we as legislators have to do something to help these people. Nobody should have to make a decision on using a life-sustaining medication," McNeill says. She plans to introduce a bill that would set a price cap of $100 per month on insulin.
The building that was once home to Kutztown's borough hall and fire station will soon be restored. A Berks County couple announced plans to convert the building at North Whiteoak and Fair streets into a shared workspace called K-Town Hall. People who work independently will be able to access the amenities and networking benefits of a professional office. K-Town Hall is expected to open in October.
Pennsylvania now has more than an extra $2 million to help address the issue of pregnancy-related deaths. Gov. Tom Wolf says such deaths are rising in the Commonwealth and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a $2.25 million grant to the Pennsylvania Maternal Mortality Review Committee in support. The committee is going to hire more staff so it can better collect and analyze related data. Pregnancy-associated deaths can either include the death of a woman during pregnancy, or up to one year after pregnancy and can include murders, suicides and drug-related fatalities.
Gov. Tom Wolf is getting ready to head to Europe to visit members of the Pennsylvania National Guard. The governor will go next week to check in with the nearly 600 Guard members deployed to Lithuania and Poland as well as visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial. The governor says he'll be paying for the air travel and lodging out of his own pocket.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says his staff is keeping an eye on Hurricane Dorian. He says it's too early to tell if the hurricane will have much of an impact on New Jersey. Right now, some weather models have the hurricane clipping a small section of south Jersey later in the week. Murphy says state officials are monitoring the storm carefully. The governor also applauded state police for sending a unit to South Carolina, where the storm is expected to have a major impact.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is making it clear that law firms can now provide legal services to the State at no charge. The service better known as pro bono can now be offered to New Jersey, following an executive order issued by Murphy Tuesday that clarified the law. However, any firm doing so will not be allowed to take up compensated services with New Jersey either while currently also providing pro bono legal support or until six months after doing so. Murphy says his order allows law firms to take up challenging or unusual cases involving the Garden State without using taxpayer money.