A fast-spreading fire has left 30-to-40 people homeless in Allentown. The fire began around 3 o'clock Sunday morning at 726 North Fountain Street and quickly spread before destroying ten row homes. Remarkably, nobody was injured and Police Chief Glenn Granitz says that probably partly due to the actions of residents there. "I'm hearing about neighbors grabbing other neighbors and knocking on doors and that might have made a difference in getting people out," Granitz says. Initially it was believed the fire began after an explosion, but now both police and fire officials are backing away from that. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is assisting with the investigation.
Cindy Hewko watched her home go up in smoke. "Where do I go now? What do I do? I have nothing. I have to find another place to live. It's going to be hard, but I'll get through it," Hewko says. It's not yet been determined what caused the fire, which began at 726 North Fountain Street and quickly spread to neighboring homes. After initial reports the fire began with an explosion, investigators have backed off that statement and are still working on determining the cause of the fire.
A 26-year-old man is expected to recover after being shot in Allentown late Saturday night. Police say the man was walking in the area of 11th and Allen streets when he was shot by a man described as short and wearing a black baseball cap and dark clothing. The man, who was shot just before 10:30 Saturday night, was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle.
Two people are charged after being arrested in Allentown. During an ongoing investigation, police say they found fentanyl in the home and vehicle of 37-year-old Logan Harris and 35-year-old Charlene Worrell of North Jordan Street. Both people were sent to Lehigh County Jail.
A woman is dead after a two-car collision in Schuylkill County. The 37-year-old woman crashed Sunday morning in Union Township when she was apparently trying to turn near Hill Field Road when she lost control and struck another driver before flipping into a ditch. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The second driver was not injured.
Hunters looking to bag a black bear during New Jersey's first bear season of the year have already surpassed the amount of all the bears taken last year. This year's first season saw 265 bears harvested. The 2018 total for both hunting seasons was only 225. The second bear hunting season in New Jersey will run for three days in December.
The Eagles were embarrassed 37-10 in Dallas on Sunday Night Football. The Eagles fell behind 14-0 after fumbling the ball away on each of their first two possessions. Head coach Doug Pederson says that can't happen. "We can't do that. We can't start a game that way. We had two fumbles to start the game, which led to 14 points. That's hard. Against good football teams that's hard. You can't do that," Pederson says. The Eagles drop to 3-4. Dallas improves to 4-3, good for first place in the NFC East.