The Lehigh Valley Mall reopened Sunday a day after gunshots were fired near the former Modell's Sporting Goods on the mall's lower level. Whitehall Township police Chief Michael Marks is asking for your help finding the person or persons who opened fire. "We're asking for the public's help. If they have any cellphone video, if they have any video that was taken inside the mall during this incident," Marks says. Shoppers were told to shelter in place during the incident, which happened just before 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Nobody was injured.
The fight over replacing late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is heating up. While campaigning in Philadelphia Sunday, Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden says Ginsburg's replacement should be nominated after the November election. "The Senate should not act until after the American people select their next president, their next Congress, their next Senate. If Donald Trump wins the election then the Senate should move on his selection and weigh the nominee he chooses fairly," Biden said. While saying he wouldn't release his list of potential Supreme Court nominees, Biden 'did' say he'd nominate a black woman to fill her spot. President Trump has said he's nominate a woman to replace Ginsburg.
It's still a long way from being business as usual, but Pennsylvania restaurants are at least taking a step in that direction today. Effective today Pennsylvania restaurants will be allowed to operate at 50-percent indoor capacity, up from the 25-percent that had been in place since the middle of July. While more people will be allowed inside, the time they spend drinking is being trimmed. Alcohol sales at bars and restaurants are being cut off at 11 o'clock every night. Two weeks ago, Gov. Tom Wolf said the cutoff was to be at 10pm, but revised that last week. What hasn't changed is all on-site alcohol sales must come with a meal and no establishments can use bar seating. Take-out sales of alcohol remain unchanged as well.
At least one person is dead after a weekend crash in Moore Township. It happened just before 1:30 Sunday morning on the 2300 block of Yost Road. No additional details have been released.
Fire crews battled a fire that destroyed a Plainfield Township home early Sunday morning. The call came in just after 5am for a fire in the 800 block of Bangor Road. Two residents were able to get out safely. One firefighter sustained minor injuries. The cause of the fire is still being investigated but officials say that it does not appear to be suspicious at this time.
A marked Allentown police vehicle was involved in a collision with a motorcycle late Saturday night. It happened just before 11:30 on American Parkway and a preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcycle was unregistered and operating without a headlight. The driver of the motorcycle was taken to an area hospital and is listed in stable condition.
A Wilson man is being charged with raping a child over several years after he admitted to the acts during a lie detector test. Police say Jason Allegar denied the allegations at first, but he admitted to his crimes to the polygraph test operator. They added that the 39-year-old knew his victim, who was younger than 13 when the rapes happened. Allegar is scheduled for a preliminary hearing next Monday.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is warning you of lies being spread by robocall. Shapiro says there's a message from a woman who says she works for Project 1599 who claims if someone votes by mail, there personal information will be part of a public database which police will use to track down old warrants. The message also claims credit card companies would use the info to collect outstanding debts. Shapiro says that message it wholly untrue and that your personal information is not shared with anyone else.
New Jersey's coronavirus transmission rate is rising again. The numbers are up for the fourth day in a row after th state reported 457 new cases and three deaths Sunday. The transmission rate increased to 1.12, which is up slightly from Saturday's 1.1. The transmission rate has been steadily ticking higher since the beginning of the month.
New Jersey courts are resuming jury trials this week after a nearly six-month hiatus. The first set of questioning is scheduled to begin today in Hackensack, but the jury will be questioned this week and a socially distanced trial is expected to begin next Monday. Officials say jury trials are needed saying they're the reason cases get settled.
Former Whitehall High School and Penn State star Saquon Barkley suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury in the New York Giants' 17-13 loss to the Bears. Joe Judge is the Giants' head coach. "I don't have a diagnosis on his knee. He's going to see some doctors. We're going to wait and see what that is. Obviously we're all praying for the best," Judge said. There are fears Barkley may have torn the ACL in his right knee on a second quarter tackle.