Police say a vehicle going the wrong way on southbound Route 378 caused a fiery crash late Wednesday night that left two people dead. Police say 27-year-old Edwin Arcelay, of Bethlehem, and 24-year-old Kaelen Fausey, of Lower Saucon Township, both died in the crash that left part of Route 378 closed for six hours. Police are still investigating and aren't willing yet to identify which vehicle was going north on the southbound side of 378.
OSHA is investigating after a worker was killed at the Martin Tower site in Bethlehem. Police responded Thursday morning to reports of someone dying while cleaning up debris. That person, an employee of CATCO Demolition Services, has not been identified and the exact circumstances that led to his death have not been announced. A second person was also reportedly injured in the incident. The site remains a clean-up situation since the former Bethlehem Steel headquarters was imploded on May 19th.
A man is facing charges after he allegedly chased after children in Allentown with a knife. Police say they responded Wednesday to the Tilghman Street Bridge over the Lehigh River where a male suspect had reportedly brandished a blade toward several school students. Police eventually arrested Justin Hartranft, who was arraigned Thursday on charges related to assault, harassment and making terroristic threats. Nobody was injured.
A man is accused of committing sexual assaults while serving as a nurse anesthetist at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. Robert Kohut, of Luzerne County, was arraigned Thursday. He allegedly attacked a woman at the hospital back on May 13th. She was not a patient when the assault allegedly happened. Kohut was fired by Lehigh Valley Health Network days after the investigation began.
An Allentown man is heading to prison for his role in a heroin trafficking ring that moved its product through Lehigh and Carbon counties. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Robert Birch has been sentenced to serve 140 months behind bars following his pleading guilty to dealing between 4000 and 16,000 doses of the narcotic between 2014 and 2016. Birch admitted to getting heroin from New York and Allentown and then selling it throughout Carbon County and other locations.
An East Stroudsburg man is in custody for child porn possession. Justin Gomez was arrested Thursday as part of a lengthy investigation. Acting on a tip, officials say they found Gomez was connected to a Dropbox account containing images of sexual abuse involving adults and victims as young as four years old. A preliminary hearing for Gomez is scheduled for October 15th.
A man is in custody in connection to the robbery of an East Stroudsburg bank. Stroud Area Regional Police say terrance Tyson entered the NGT Bank on Brown Street Tuesday and handing a note to a teller before fleeing on foot with cash. He has now been arrested and is behind bars.
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is urging anyone convicted of a non-violent marijuana offense to apply for a pardon. That came a day after Gov. Tom Wolf came out in support of legalizing recreational pot. Each application for a pardon will be reviewed by the board of pardons, which is overseen by Fetterman.
New Jersey's Department of Transportation is getting a big boost from the federal government. Gov. Phil Murphy says the Federal Highway Administration is awarding a $100 million to the DOT to fund nearly 30 projects slated in almost 20 Garden State counties.
New Jersey's Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding residents that the fall bow deer season has arrived. Starting Saturday, the season kicks off statewide. Hunters are asked to check the Hunting Digest to get updated on the current bag limit and to review all current regulations.
The Eagles snapped a two game losing streak with a 34-27 win in Green Bay last night. Coach Doug Pederson says the win was definitely a big one. "I love those guys in the locker room. The way they've battled through adversity already early this season, these last two weeks and to do what we did, hopefully it give us momentum," Pederson says. The Eagles are 2-2 while the Packers drop to 3-1.