Rumors of armed marches planned for every state capitol in the country Sunday afternoon, turned out to be nothing in Harrisburg, where only a handful of people showed up without incident. This man explained why he was there. "I think there's a lot of unhappy American citizens. I think there's a lot of people who feel their legislators don't represent their interests. I think that they don't know how to resolve that and feel kind of lost," one protester said. Capitol police were guarding the Capitol building and state troopers on horseback were positioned throughout the city.
Trenton remained relatively quiet over the weekend after officials warned of potential protests ahead of inauguration day Wednesday. Police were prepared for protesters in front of the Statehouse on Sunday, but only a few showed up.
A Carbon County man faces federal charges for his alleged involvement in the riot that happened on Capitol Hill on January 6th. Investigators say Andrew Wrigley knowingly and illegally entered the Capitol and photos that have since been deleted from his Facebook page, show him at the riot. Wrigley also faces disorderly conduct charges. He has been released from custody, but ordered to stay away from Harrisburg and Washington, D.C..
Pennsylvania is now sending 1000 more of its National Guard members to assist with securing Joe Biden's inauguration. Gov. Tom Wolf is sending the additional soldiers in response to the riot at the Capitol on January 6th.
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey believes impeaching President Trump can and should go more quickly. "Every day that goes by there's more evidence of how close these individuals came to bringing harm to government officials. To overturn the results of an American election based upon a total premeditated lie, a falsehood about the election," Casey says. He failing to hold those responsible for the Capitol Hill riot accountable would be a profound injustice and give a green light to future authoritarians.
One person is dead after a weekend crash. Just after 4:30 Sunday morning, police were called to the intersection of Hamilton Boulevard and Farmington Road in Upper Macungie Township for a two vehicle head-on collision. When they arrived, they found a 26-year-old York resident dead. The driver of the second vehicle was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. The investigation into what caused the crash continues.
A man who made his mark in both government and the classroom has died. Michael Schweder, who served in the state House back in the 1970s and then on Bethlehem City Council from 1998 to 2009, has died at the age of 71. Schweder was also a teacher at Salisbury High School. In a post on social media, Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez wrote that Schweder believed in giving back to the community and added that because of Schweder, "Bethlehem is a better place."
Police in North Catasauqua are investigating a weekend stabbing. Police were called to the 1000 block of Third Street just before 2:30 Sunday afternoon. When they arrived, officers found a victim with a stab wound to his left shoulder. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment. Investigators took a female into custody at the scene and charged her in the incident. Police have not released their names or details on what happened.
Wilson police are investigating several gunshots fired at a home around 10 o'clock Saturday night. It happened in the 1500 block of Northampton Street where residents reported damage to their home after hearing two gunshots. Nobody was injured, but a bedroom window on the second floor was hit. Nobody has been arrested.
Pennsylvania St. Sen. David Arnold Jr. has died at 49 years of age after battling brain cancer. Arnold died Sunday morning with his wife and daughter by his side. Arnold led the state's 48th Senatorial District that includes parts of Dauphin, Lebanon and York counties.
Last night's game between the 76ers and Thunder in Oklahoma City was postponed in accordance to the NBA's health and safety protocols. The 76ers didn't have enough players due to contact tracing. Philadelphia is next scheduled to host Boston on Wednesday and Friday.