Whitehall Township police say a 14-year-old, a 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds have been taken into custody and charged in juvenile court with numerous offenses, including inciting a riot, which is a felony. The charges stem from a Tuesday night incident at a Whitehall High School basketball game. District officials say a group of teens were inside the school, but outside the gym during the game. The district says its policy states students aren't permitted to walk around the school during events and a school administrator asked the students to return to the gym. They initially refused, but eventually did. However, their initial refusal prompted school officials to ask them to leave altogether. That prompted a chaotic scene on the gym bleachers and on the floor with the teens resisting police and eventually being roughed up by township and state police in the melee. Some of the teens' parents say police overreacted and said the use of a police dog made the situation worse.
Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey sounds less and less likely to ask for witnesses to testify at President Trump's Senate impeachment trial. Toomey says he's "very, very skeptical" any witnesses would change his mind on the president's guilt or innocence. Toomey says he's only interested in witnesses who could resolve a fact that is in dispute. He says he won't make his final decision on witnesses until after the question-and-answer portion of the trial wraps up today.
A Lehigh Township man who is accused of pointing a gun at family members and threatening to shoot them has been arrested in Virginia. Kyle McKittrick was arrested Wednesday after he fled the Lehigh Valley following a domestic dispute. On Tuesday night, McKittrick was arguing with family members when he allegedly pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot them all. The 44-year-old faces numerous charges.
Forks Township police are looking for the person who burglarized two township homes on Monday. The break-ins occurred between 4-and-9pm on Penny Lane and Abbey Road in the Lockwood Congress development. Investigators believe one person forced their way inside the two homes and stole items.
Police are investigating a shooting incident that happened in Whitehall Township Wednesday night. Police were called to the Popeye's Chicken in the 100 block of MacArthur Road around 8 o'clock last night. We're being told a person has surrendered and a potential victim has been identified, however, Whitehall police say they have no injuries to report.
Gov. Tom Wolf has unveiled a new $1.1 billion package intended to eliminate lead and asbestos contamination in Pennsylvania's schools, day cares, homes and water treatment systems. He says it's something that should've been done a long time ago. "We can't afford to let our kids to wait for that long. How many generations of children will go through these toxic places in the meantime?," Wolf says. The governor's proposal calls for new money in his upcoming budget as well as expanding existing grants.
The Bucks County district attorney is suing over vaping products allegedly being sold to minors. The suit names two local retailers and two e-cigarette manufacturers, including Juul. "Bucks County is tragically among the leaders when it comes to student vaping. This is because of lies in advertising by Juul," says DA Matt Weintraub. He says the defendants are deliberately targeting children as they promote their products. He's seeking an injunction as well as civil penalties and restitution, which would go to pay for programs to prevent and treat vaping addiction.
Super Bowl 54 is three days away. Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce says he and his teammates want to win not just for themselves but for their coach, ex-Eagles coach Andy Reid. "I know it's something he's been working for his entire career. Getting that for him, knowing that we can check that box for him, it means the world really," Kelce says. The Chiefs and 49ers will kickoff just after 6:30 Sunday night.