A priest is being removed from ministry by the Diocese of Allentown for child sexual abuse allegations. The diocese announced Sunday that Father Robert Potts, the pastor of Saint Ursula Church in Fountain Hill, has been removed over allegations he sexually abused an underage victim back in the 1980s and 1990s while serving at Saint George Parish in Shenandoah. Church officials say law enforcement was contacted immediately at the direction of Bishop Alfred Schlert.
Workers at Mack Truck in Macungie are walking the picket line for the second day after walking off the job just before midnight Saturday night. Walter Smith is the president of the local United Auto Workers union and says the striking workers like their jobs but just want to be treated fairly. "I love Mack Truck. Everyone here does. We just want to have a fair contract," Smith says. It's the first strike at Mack in 35 years. The next negotiating session isn't planned until next Monday.
Some Bethlehem residents may be seeing discolored water coming from their taps following a water main break. Mayor Robert Donchez says a 12-inch water main has broken in the area of 8th and Eaton avenues. The mayor says crews are on the job and working on the situation, but some locals may end up seeing tinted water as a result.
The state Game Commission is hosting discussions this week to update the public about Chronic Wasting Disease. More commonly known as CWD, the condition is a contagious neurological disease that affects deer, elk and moose by causing brain damage that leads to abnormal behavior, loss of bodily functions and starvation before finally killing the animal. First detected in Pennsylvania seven years ago, more than 250 deer have tested positive for the disease. While not known to affect people, hunters are advised not to eat meat harvested from infected animals.
Penn State officials say they support their athletes expressing themselves, though aren't happy some football players wore shirts in support of a teammate who received an alumni letter about his hair. Several players wore shirts with the phrase 'Chains, Tattoos, Dreads, We Are' during warmups before their Saturday night game in Iowa. Team officials confiscated the shirts shortly after they walked onto the field. In the statement, the school said while they are supportive of its students expressing themselves in a thoughtful manner, they are expected to wear team-issued apparel on game day. The state also justified the move out of an abundance of caution for NCAA compliance.
Bow hunters seeking to bag a black bear in New Jersey can get started today at hunting season begins. Archery season opens today, but muzzleloaders don't get the green light until Thursday. Both seasons end at the end of Saturday.
The Eagles defense was shredded Sunday afternoon in a 38-20 loss in Minnesota. Head coach Doug Pederson says the entire team, not just the defense needs to look in the mirror. "We all have to take accountability, myself included. We're all in this together. It's an ownership. It starts with me. I've gotta look myself in the mirror and ask myself if I'm doing everything I can to help this football team win to decisions during the game or during the week, or how we practice or whatever it might be," Pederson says. The Eagles drop to 3-3. The Vikings move to 4-2. The Eagles visit Dallas this Sunday night.