Here's what's trending for October 5.


Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey will reportedly announce later today he will not run for a third term in the Senate, nor run for governor in 2022. The Republican has scheduled a 10am news conference where he's expected to make that decision official. Toomey was first elected to the Senate in 2010 when he defeated Joe Sestak and was re-elected in 2016 when he turned aside Katie McGinty.

Pennsylvania Department of Health officials are asking those in attendance for President Trump's rally last week at Harrisburg International Airport to use their COVID Alert PA app. They say it's an easy way to anonymously inform people they had contact with that they could be infected.

New Jersey health officials are warning more than 200 people who attended an event with President Trump that they may have been exposed to coronavirus. The President attended a fundraiser at his Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster last week, a few hours before testing positive for the virus. Authorities are interviewing people who work at the venue while also asking anyone in attendance to quarantine for the next 14 days. Gov. Phil Murphy is suggesting to anyone who was at the event to wait at least five days before getting tested.

New Jersey's COVID-19 transmission rate continues to climb. 637 new coronavirus cases and one death were reported Sunday. The positivity rate was reported at 1.26-percent, making Sunday the seventh consecutive day the positivity rate has gone up.

Fire crews in Monroe County are investigating the cause of an explosion of a Coolbaugh Township home Sunday around noon. The fire appears to have started on the first floor of the home and when they arrived, the windows were blown out. No one was home at the time of the explosion and no injuries were reported.

Some Allentown police officers are starting a national training program next month aimed at preventing misconduct. Allentown's police chief says the department is always looking for new and meaningful training opportunities and that being selected to participate in the Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement project is a testament to their commitment to policing the community. The evidence-based project provides police with strategies and tactics to prevent misconduct, reduce mistakes and promote health and wellness. One group from the Allentown PD will be participating for now, but the entire department is scheduled for the same training sometime next year.

A popular Pennsylvania brand is getting a rebranding. Unique Pretzel Bakery in Reading is changing names to Unique Snacks and will have new packaging on shelves later this year. The rebranding comes ahead of its 100th anniversary that will happen in February of next year.

The Philadelphia Eagles went from winless to first place by beating the San Francisco 49ers Sunday night. Quarterback Carson Wentz went 18 of 28 for 193 yards and a touchdown in the 25-20 win. "Obviously tonight it was a huge team win. Everybody, all-around, offense, defense, special teams making plays when they needed to," Wentz said. The Eagles are now 1-2-1 which is good enough for first place in the NFC East.