Police from two departments were called to a brawl in Northampton County over the weekend. Wilson and Palmer township police responded to multiple fights at a Community Basketball League tournament in the Wilson Area High School gym Saturday night. They broke up multiple crowds involved in fights between adults and juveniles following a game between the Firthtown Falcons and Forks Township Knicks. Two minors were evaluated for minor injuries. There are no reports yet of any arrests. Police are still reviewing surveillance video as part of their investigation.
Five people were injured in two separate weekend crashes. Two people were injured in a Saturday afternoon Lehigh County crash. It happened on Route 309 in Heidelberg Township around 1:30. Two vehicles collided at the intersection of 309 and Peters Road. A second crash happened around 9 o'clock Saturday night on Daniels Road in Bushkill Township, Northampton County. Emergency crews had to free two people from the truck and one person from the car. All three people were taken to the hospital.
Two men face charges after four people were shot outside a Pottsville bar over the weekend. Police say a large fight preceded the gunshots outside Woody's Bar Saturday afternoon. Police say an argument between three men outside the bar escalated until two of the men opened fire. Two of the men involved were hit as were two bystanders. State police are still investigating.
Penn State is working to get students studying abroad in Italy back home amid the coronavirus outbreak. University officials placed the country on the restricted list for student travel following reports of the virus there. Faculty and staff in Italy are also being urged to return home, while administrators will have to approve any future travel plans.
New Jersey officials say nobody has tested positive for coronavirus there and no one is under investigation for the virus at this time. Concerns had risen when it was reported that an individual was hospitalized in Monmouth County Saturday for testing, but results came negative. Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli says that most New Jersey residents reamin at low risk for coronavirus.
The Flyers have now won six straight after knocking off the Rangers 5-3 Sunday afternoon. Newly acquired Derek Grant had a goal and an assist in the win. "We played well. We stuck together and we made it hard on them down low. We had to play fast against them and get the puck down deep against them. Our power play did such a good job and they led the way for us," Grant said. The Flyers remain in second place in their division, three points behind Washington.