When asked by Fox News what he made of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripping up her copy of President Trump's State of the Union address, Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey didn't really answer, but said the voters back home don't really care. "People that I represent in Pennsylvania, and I've won six general elections so I know them better than anybody, they are most interested in what the policy is. I'm not sure they're going to be evaluating the interactions between public officials. I don't think they really give a damn about that," Casey said. He says the issue that should be talked about is President Trump's policies and whether you like the direction he's taking the country.
There were no surprises in the impeachment trial votes of Pennsylvania's and New Jersey's senators. Pennsylvania Democrat Sen. Bob Casey voted to convict, saying he couldn't ignore the evidence showing a clear abuse of power. Republican Sen. Pat Toomey voted to acquit, saying the President's actions don't justify overturning the last election. Both New Jersey Democrat senators voted to convict President Trump. Bob Menendez called the verdict a sham and the coronation of a king. Cory Booker says Senate Republicans surrendered their obligation after President Trump betrayed the nation.
Lafayette College says they're monitoring a student for signs of the coronavirus. A campus community letter says the student was hospitalized for evaluation on Monday, but they are in "good condition." Several students who returned from China already participated in health screenings. Results of the test should be shared within the next several days. Lafayette's Health Services and the state Department of Health both say there is a low risk to the campus.
Wind Creek Casino is expanding into a 270-room luxury hotel. The hotel will include a new lobby, event space, bar and spa. Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez couldn't be happier. "Today marks the beginning of a new chapter of the development of the Beth Works site," Donchez said. The mayor says the project will create more than 80 positions, as well as additional construction jobs. Construction could start as early as the second quarter of this year, and the hotel is expected to open in the fall of 2021.
Police are looking for two people who robbed a gas station in Easton then fled into Phillipsburg. Around 3:30 Wednesday morning an armed man and woman entered the Square One Exxon in the 100 block of South Third Street and eventually fled in a Buick Enclave into Phillipsburg. There's no word on what, if anything, they stole.
Up to 124 elementary students in the Easton Area School District could be in a new school next school year. The school board there is considering redistricting options that would send some students currently in the Edward Tracy, Palmer and Forks elementary schools to different schools in the 2020-2021 school year. The board could vote on the matter at its Feb. 18 meeting.
Former Bieber bus drivers have won in court. A ruling grants those drivers back pay and benefits, almost a year after the company went out of business. 45 workers filed the suit last February, less than a week after Bieber closed its doors.
A fire is responsible for destroying ahome in Carbon County Wednesday. Firefighters were called to a residence along Manor Lane in Mahoning Township around 11am. No one was injured. Firefighters are still working to determine what caused the fire.
Accu-Weather's Joe Lundberg says your umbrella will get a workout today and tonight. "I think the bulk of it will be tonight. There will be some rain at times today, but it's more intermittent in nature. Then more rain tonight, some of it heavy," Lundberg says. He says the heaviest rain will likely stay to our south, but we still might get enough to cause some flooding issues in areas prone to that problem.
The Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly making moves ahead of today's NBA trade deadline. Philadelphia has reportedly acquired Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III from the Golden State Warriors for draft picks. Burks is averaging 16 points this season, while Robinson has averaged almost 13 points a game. The 76ers will have to move two players off the roster to make room for the new players.