Pennsylvania health officials are confirming more cases of COVID-19 throughout the state. Sunday saw an increase of 506 new cases of the virus, boosting the state's total to 75,592. Another dozen new deaths attributed to coronavirus were also reported Sunday. That total in Pennsylvania now stands at 5943.
Trans-Bridge will resume limited service to New York City today two months after suspending it due to the coronavirus pandemic. Seating will be limited to just 25 passengers and all those passengers must wear a mask. Passengers are also going to be asked to spread out, not sit in the first four seats, use window seats only and exit from the front to the back of the bus. Modified schedules into and out of New York City are up on Trans-Bridge's website.
Many local churches reopened their doors this weekend for the time since Gov. Tom Wolf forced those doors to close back in March when the coronavirus pandemic was kicking into high gear. This worshiper attended Mass at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Siena in Allentown. "It's a part of the week for our family and it's a return to what's been part of our lives for our entire lives," the man said. The Allentown Diocese says for those not yet comfortable attending Mass, they'll continue to livestream services.
A New Jersey landlord is suing Gov. Phil Murphy for the governor's executive order allowing tenants to use their security deposits to pay their rent during the coronavirus pandemic. Matthew Johnson, along with the group New Civil Liberties Alliance, says the executive order violates Johnson's constitutional rights and violates the contract he signed with his tenant. An attorney with New Civil Liberties Alliance says the case is a straightforward example of administrative overreach on the part of Murphy.
Members of several churches from across the Lehigh Valley are protesting against police brutality, racism and the death of George Floyd while in custody of Minneapolis police. Organizers say if they're going to call themselves Christian, the Bible talks about loving others as we love ourselves and that's what they wanted to show everyone. More than 100 people met Sunday outside the Bethlehem Public Library for the "Peace, Prayer and Protest" demonstration.
Philadelphians are no longer under a curfew. It is the first time in over a week that city residents can stay out late. People have been demonstrating in Philadelphia against racism and police brutality since the death of George Floyd in Minnesota on Memorial Day. Officials have not decided when they will have the National Guard move out of the area.
People are continuing to make their voices heard against police brutality. Protesters gathered at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and marched to City Hall and back. An estimated 2500 people participated in the event over the weekend. Demonstrations and in some cases rioting have been happening since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.
The Frank Rizzo mural has been painted over. Philadelphia crews began painting over the mural early Sunday morning and it took about an hour to complete. Rizzo was a controversial mayor and police commissioner of Philadelphia. A statue of Rizzo was removed last week from the steps of Philadelphia's Municipal Services Building.
The streets of New Jersey may be quiet this morning, but over the weekend, thousands marched including Gov. Phil Murphy, against the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy took part in two marches over the weekend in Hillside and Westfield.
Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press", New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker says America is over-policied. "We now in America we have more African-American man under criminal supervision than all the men were enslaved in 1850. This is astonishing. This is unacceptable," Booker said. The Democrat says more love and compassion are needed.
An Allentown man without a license is charged with driving through two stop signs when his car struck and killed a bicyclist. The crash happened around 8:30 Sunday morning at the intersection of Schantz and Independent roads in Upper Macungie Township. The bicyclist, 45-year-old Sandro Micocci, of North Whitehall Township, died at the hospital. Police said the driver of the car, 31-year-old Armando-Roblero Morales is facing several charges, including homicide by vehicle, driving without a license, careless driving and driving at an unsafe speed. He's behind bars on $500,000 bail.
The Lehigh County coroner's office says a Hazleton woman died after an ATV crash in Carbon County over the weekend. 30-year-old Kimberly Kraus was the passenger on an ATV that rolled onto its side around 12:30 Sunday morning in Banks Township. She was pronounced dead about five-and-a-half hours later at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.
Harrisburg city officials say they're planning for a large crowd to attend a recently-canceled Second Amendment rally in the city today. Despite the event being cancelled last week over safety concerns, they cannot be sure people won't come anyway. It's reported that several outside advocacy groups are expected to rally this morning at the Capitol Complex.