Here's what's trending for October 23.


Police in Allentown are investigating an overnight murder. A man was killed just after 1 a.m. in a parking lot in the 1200 block of Airport Road. The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Yaret Rivera of Worcester, Massachusetts. No arrests have been made.

Cleanup continues in Allentown after an early Sunday morning fire destroyed ten row homes on North Fountain Street. 47 people have been displaced by the fire and the executive director of the local Red Cross chapter says those people span the very young to the very old. "There are 17 children under the age of 18 and several infants. There are four senior citizens. Most of these families have lost everything," says Peter Brown. He says his agency is teaming with the local United Way and Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley to help the victims of the fire. If you'd like to help the cause, donations can be sent to United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Attn: Fountain Street Fire Fund, 1110 American Parkway NE, Suite F-120, Allentown PA 18109.

The Lehigh County DA says an Allentown policeman was justified for fatally shooting an armed New Jersey man. Jim Martin says Samson Wega acted appropriately when he fired 22 times at Andre Leach, who was walking down North Fifth Street near Allen Street on the morning of August 1st while firing a gun into the air and at nearby homes. Wega told Leach to drop the weapon before firing. Martin also says toxicology tests revealed Leach had amphetamine, meth and PCP in his system at the time of his death.

The Allentown woman accused of stealing from the Fearless Fire Company has waived her preliminary hearing. 46-year-old Wendy Desch allegedly stole nearly $100,000 while serving as the office manager at the Fearless Fire Company on the southside of Allentown. Police say she took the money from January 2016 to January 2018 by paying herself in checks, overpaying herself and taking more than $42,000 in cash. Desch remains free on $15,000 bail.

The investigation into a big Lehigh County fire is over, with the cause of the fire listed as "undetermined." A fire killed more than 4000 pigs at the Billig Farm in Lynn Township on September 21st and after a month-long investigation, state police have ended that investigation after failing to come up with a cause.

A boy is gravely injured after being partially run over by a lawn mower at a home on Christine Ann Lane in Lower Nazareth Township Monday evening. A 6-year-old boy had been backed over with a riding lawn mower and his leg was trapped in the blades. The father, who had been driving the lawn mower, had lifted the machine on its side and applied a tourniquet to control the bleeding. The boy suffered what are described as life-threatening injuries.

The Allentown woman accused of stealing from the Fearless Fire Company has waived her preliminary hearing. 46-year-old Wendy Desch allegedly stole nearly $100,000 while serving as the office manager at the Fearless Fire Company on the southside of Allentown. Police say she took the money from January 2016 to January 2018 by paying herself in checks, overpaying herself and taking more than $42,000 in cash. Desch remains free on $15,000 bail.

A Lehighton man is charged with raping a child. Police say 33-year-old Cody Meserve raped a child between 2014 and 2016 in East Penn Township when that child was 10-to-12 years old. The child, who is now 15, told police about the incidents in August.

A Penn State frat is being suspended following a death at an off-campus house. College officials say an interim suspension has been imposed on the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity until further notice. A male died Saturday at an off-campus house allegedly occupied by fraternity members in State College. The victim was visiting and is not a Penn State student.

A large aggressive driving crackdown is underway in Pennsylvania. State police and some 200 local law enforcement agencies are targeting tailgating, speeding and violators of school bus and Steer Clear laws. The crackdown runs now through November 17th.

Supporters are pushing state lawmakers to get behind a bill to require health insurers to cover Lyme disease treatments. During a Tuesday rally, the group said they want the state to require coverage whether the disease's treatment plan is for the long or short term. House Bill 629 passed the House in April and is in committee in the state Senate. Pennsylvania has the highest confirmed number of cases of Lyme disease in the nation for the past seven years.

You're invited to test drive some electric and hybrid vehicles today in Harrisburg. The event, held by the Drive Electric Pennsylvania Coalition, starts at 10am and will take place on Commonwealth Avenue. Participants will get a crack at vehicles made by companies such as Nissan and Tesla and government officials will be on-hand to chat about the future of e-vehicles in Pennsylvania.

President Donald Trump is expected to talk today about his administration's successes on the American energy front. The speech to the Shale Insight conference is also expected to touch on the number of jobs that have been created in the oil and gas industry.

Arnold Palmer will be honored with postage stamp next year. Tuesday, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled a Forever stamp that features an action shot of the Pennsylvania native from the 1964 U.S. Open. The Palmer stamp is one in a series that celebrates people, events and cultural milestones in American history.

Toll rates on New Jersey's largest toll roads are staying flat for the next year. Neither the New Jersey Turnpike Authority nor the Garden State Parkway will be raising tolls in 2020.