President Trump is making not one, not two, but three Pennsylvania campaign stops today, including one in our backyard. President Trump's first stop is at at 11 o'clock at HoverTech International in Hanover Township, Northampton County. From there, the President is off to a rally at the Lancaster Airport early this afternoon and then tonight, he's campaigning in western Pennsylvania in Latrobe.
Did you apply for a mail-in ballot but have changed your mind and would prefer voting in person next Tuesday? Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar says you can. Step one is bringing that mail-in ballot and all the envelopes that came with it with you to your polling place. Step two? "You'll go up to the voter check-in just like you'd normally go up and say you want to surrender your ballot. They'll have you sign a declaration that basically says you haven't already voted and hand in your ballot and then you'll sign in the poll book like normal and they'll let you vote on the regular voting system," Boockvar says. If you’ve received a mail-in ballot, but have lost it, Boockvar says you’ll need to go your polling location and tell election officials what happened and then vote via provisional ballot.
A fatal crash caused big traffic backups on Interstate 78 in Lehigh County. A van and tractor-trailer were involved in the wreck around 6:30 a.m. on I-78 eastbound, just past the Summit Lawn exit. The right two lanes were closed, but traffic was able to get by in one lane. Heavy delays were evident through the morning commute and well after the morning rush. The westbound side was not affected.
One person is recovering after a shooting at a Bucks County park. The victim, who is described as an 18-year-old male, was shot at Nockamixon State Park late Saturday afternoon and was rushed to the hospital. His condition is unknown. Authorities are looking for the drivers of a silver car and a tan truck spotted in the area around the time of the incident. Hunting was permitted in the area where the man was shot, however it's not known if the shooting was hunting-related.
A 75-year-old Lehigh County man is in police custody in connection to homicide cold case in California. Pennsylvania State Police say John Sipos was arrested on a murder charge out of San Diego County on Saturday. No details have been provided on the exact cold case he's being connected to, but his bail has been set at $3 million.
The Lehigh Valley's first Dave & Buster's opens today along MacArthur Road in front of the Lehigh Valley Mall. Dave & Buster's offers 167 games, including virtual reality, arcade-style games and sports themed ones. The 30,000-quare-foot business has a bar area with 10 TV screens and a restaurant. Dave & Buster's will be open noon to 10pm Sunday through Thursday and noon until 11pm Fridays and Saturdays.
State officials are reminding folks about rent and mortgage assistance available for Pennsylvanians. Renters are eligible for $750 a month for six months. Homeowners can get up to $1000 per month for up to six months. It's all made available through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. The deadline to apply is November 4th.
New Jersey is extending its public health emergency for at least another 30 days. Gov. Phil Murphy made the announcement over the weekend, after the state reported just shy of 2000 new coronavirus cases. Gov. Murphy says everyone needs to take the virus seriously, stressing we're still in the midst of a pandemic. He didn't mention if certain areas would experience reopening rollbacks.