Here's what's trending for February 16.


Last night into this morning's storm didn't quite bring the ice originally feared, but Accu-Weather's Joe Lundberg says we're not out of the woods this week. "Storm number two for the week comes in very late Wednesday night, but it's mostly a Thursday-Thursday night affair and exits early Friday," Lundberg says. As of now, Lundberg says snow could mix with sleet Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening leaving behind anywhere from three-to-six inches of snow.

The Allentown Health Bureau has canceled COVID-19 vaccine clinics for today and Thursday due to a pair of storms. Appointments scheduled for today at the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds will be moved to Wednesday at the same time and location. Those scheduled for a vaccine on Thursday will have their appointments moved to this Friday at the same time and location. Nothing changes for those previously scheduled to be vaccinated on Wednesday and Friday.

Newark Liberty International Airport is now offering travelers COVID-19 testing. Airport officials say those passing through can get tested at an XpressCheck facility located in terminals B and C. There are four separate testing rooms with the ability to administer roughly 300 tests per day. Customers have the choice between a PCR test and rapid testing, which could run you about $200 before you submit an insurance claim.

Stroudsburg's Pocono Irish-American Club's St. Patrick's Day Parade is being canceled for the second year in a row. Club officials say it's due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, but they are planning to hold the parade next year on March 20th. Parades in Philadelphia, Bethlehem and Hackettstown have previously been canceled. The Allentown parade will happen virtually and be shown on Service Electric Cable TV on March 21st.

The Miller-Keystone Blood Center says its supply of blood is approaching historic lows, particularly for O-negative, which is the most common blood typs used in hospitals for emergency care. Miller-Keystone says B-negative is also nearly gone. To schedule a donation, call 1-800-B-A-DONOR or go to www.giveapint.org.

Pennsylvania's Republican party is looking to retaliate against Sen. Pat Toomey for voting to convict former President Trump at his impeachment trial. They're considering voting to censure Toomey for being one of seven Republicans who voted to convict the former president of inciting the riot at the nation's Capitol on January 6th. Toomey is leaving the Senate when his term ends in 2022.

Pennsylvania's Department of Labor & Industry is again warning about unemployment fraud. They say anyone who receives a 1099-G tax form for benefits they didn't apply for is likely the victim of fraud. They add you can fill out a form on their website and shouldn't wait for a revised 1099 to file.

Bryan Callahan is running for reelection to Bethlehem City Council. Callahan is running for a third term.


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