For the first time, we've heard from the Allentown School District teacher who was placed on leave after he posted pictures of himself attending the rally for President Trump that preceeded a riot at the U.S. Capitol. Jason Moorehead, a teacher at Raub Middle School, tells CNN he did nothing wrong. "I was there to observe first-hand a historic day and was never within a mile of the rioting that happened which I didn't know about until much later," Moorehead said. A statement from the school says Moorehead was indeed at the Capitol. Moorehead and his attorney say they haven't heard anything from the district since he was placed on leave.
Accu-Weather's Joe Lundberg says if you have errands to run, today will be a lot better to do them than tomorrow. "I think it breaks out as snow across the area after midnight. Sometime between one and three in the morning some light snow will break out. Then not long after daybreak tomorrow morning I think the snow will begin to mix with some sleet and freezing rain and it's a question of whether we'll get above freezing in the afternoon and it goes over to plain rain or drizzle before ending early at night," Lundberg says. Snow accumulation in the Lehigh Valley could reach one-to-three inches and perhaps double that in the Poconos.
An elderly Northampton County man has died after a weekend crash. 86-year-old Joseph Boucher of Easton died Sunday morning, less than 24 hours after being involved in a crash on Uhler Road in Forks Township. Police say Boucher was driving a vehicle that was hit by another vehicle. The investigation continues.
The Gockley Elementary School will be closed through Wednesday after one staff member and four students tested positive for the coronavirus. The Whitehall-Coplay School District says in-person learning will resume Thursday.
President Biden is calling on Congress to pass another coronavirus relief bill worth up to $1.9 trillion. Sen. Bob Casey says the relief package is a must, but it won't bring back those already lost. "In Pennsylvanaia in terms of COVID deaths, we've got more deaths in our state than were killed in World War II," Casey said. Johns Hopkins University reports the U.S. has now eclipsed 24-million cases and has suffered more than 414,000 deaths.
New Jersey's coronavirus vaccine call center is set to go live. The toll free phone line is expected to help individuals struggling to make an appointment for the vaccine. The number is 855-568-0545 and the call center will have about 250 live agents ready to take your calls starting at 8am this morning.
Police in Berks County are investigating the death of a Schuylkill County man after his body was found at a Muhlenberg Township quarry over the weekend. Police say Joshua Fontanez-Rodriguez was being sought by them on suspicion he was involved in an attempted robbery at a Target store Friday night. They believe he fled the stor and made his way into the quarry near Reading before divers found him in the icy water Saturday afternoon.
Pennsylvania Democrats are calling for Congressman Scott Perry to resign for his involvement in President Trump's refusal to accept President Biden's victory. The Pennsylvania Democratic Party called for Perry's resignation Sunday. Officials from the group say Perry tried to use the Justice Department to overturn the 2020 election results. Perry reportedly introduced President Trump to a Department of Justice attorney who was interested in the President's claims of election fraud.
The son of two victims from the 2018 Tree of Life synagogue mass shooting is suing the National Rifle Association, claiming the organization's rhetoric led to the attack that killed his parents and nine others. Marc Simon's suit is against gun-maker Colt's Manufacturing Company, accused killer Robert Bowers and the NRA. Simon claims the gun lobbyist has radicalized people with white supremacist conspiracy theories.