A man faces DUI charges after a December crash in Northampton County. Joel Nieves crashed his car into a pole last month at the intersection of routes 512 and 22. Police say Nieves was unconscious when rescuers arrived and had to be extricated from his vehicle before being taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Police say the 38-year-old had a blood alcohol content of point-two-four percent.
An Allentown man is under arrest after a weekend shooting in Hanover Township. Police say Marvin Benitez was "negligently handling" a gun when he shot a woman inside his home on Troxell Street. Investigators say Benitez accidentally fired his gun and the bullet traveled through his bedroom door and across the hallway before striking Milagros Rivera, who was seriously injured and rushed to the hospital. Police have not released the relationship between the pair. Benitez faces numerous charges, including aggravated assault.
Monroe County officials are advising residents of a recent tech company scam. Police say a 44-year-old Saylorsburg man was the victim of an Amazon Prime scheme, asking him to renew his membership. The victim says he received an email on January 12th from Amazon referencing his account. Once he began payment, the victim was alerted by his bank of fraudulent purchases being made on the account. Police say all payments have been stopped but are warning Prime customers to be careful. Law enforcement believe the scam email originated in California and are continuing to investigate.
Whatever snow is left over from Saturday's storm won't be melting much today or tomorrow. However, Accu-Weather's Joe Lundberg says warmer temperatures aren't all that far off. "After that, the cold starts to ease up with sunshine on Wednesday. We're in the upper 30s and then probably around 40 on Thursday and pretty cloudy and low 40s on Friday," Lundberg says. Saturday's official snowfall was just a whisker below two inches at LVIA.
A local Dominos pizza delivery driver got a very pleasant surprise when he made a delivery to a YouTube star, who lives in Bethlehem. When Nyles Harris rang Gabi DeMartino's door bell, she was shooting a video for her three million-plus subscribers and she used the opportunity to give Harris a nice tip. A really nice tip. Like more than $2000. He says how he used the money. "I need to pay off some debt, pay off some bills and I had to get something for my mom," Harris says. Harris works for Dominos five days a week while attending Northampton Community College and says he hopes to be able to pay that gesture forward someday.
Rutgers University is going to hire its first-ever black president this week. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy confirms that Jonathan Holloway, who is still isted as the provost of Northwestern University, will be named Rutgers' president tomorrow, pending approval by the university's Board of Governors and Board of Trustees. If approved, Holloway would be the first person of color to preside over Rutgers since it was first chartered in 1766.
A candidate from the Garden State who just dropped out of the race for president isn't sure if he's going to endorse one of his former competitors before the Iowa caucuses. Democrat Sen. Cory Booker appeared on ABC's 'This Week' and said he will give a lot of thought to whom he should support. Booker says the next president must be a healer.