Allentown police say two people were shot within 24 hours over the weekend. The first shooting happened late Friday night in the 700 block of Chestnut Street and the second incident happened around 8 o'clock Saturday night in the 300 block of Sixth Street. Investigators are asking anyone with information to come forward.
The Rodale Institute is getting a lot of help thanks to a donation from Giant Food Stores. Giant donated more than $1 million to Rodale, which says the money will be used in its efforts to continue training farmers and conducting agriculture research.
The end of Pennsylvania's mask mandate order will apparently arrive one week from today. Last month, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the state will lift its mask mandate on June 28th or when 70-percent of Pennsylvania's adults are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, whichever comes first. So far, it looks like the state will have to wait until next Monday for the order to be lifted because only 59-percent of adults in the state are fully vaccinated.
New Jersey has hit its coronavirus vaccination goals ahead of schedule as new infections there remain low. The Garden State reported 148 additional cases Sunday while confirming three new COVID-related deaths. Just under 300 people are currently hospitalized across New Jersey, the lowest number we've seen since the spring of 2020. Gov. Phil Murphy says more than 4.7-million New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated.
About 200 new jobs are going to be created in Monroe County soon. Sanofi Pasteur has gotten approval from the FDA to build its new manufacturing facility in Pocono Township. The facility costs about $425 million and will be used to expand Sanofi's production and distribution of vaccines for the coming flu season.
You will have the opportunity to buy more than 200 vehicles at this year's Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Auto Auction. The auction is going to be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at Manheim Keystone Pennsylvania in Grantville. The vehicles that will be available were all seized by police.
Pennsylvania Republican Brian Fitzpatrick is one of the co-chairs of the House Problem Solvers caucus and tells CNN the caucus' mission isn't complicated. "Our caucus is where the overwhelming majority of American people are. They want people to work together," Fitzpatrick says. Right now, that caucus is working on getting an infrastructure compromise to the desk of President Biden. To achieve that, Fitzpatrick says both sides must agree to save disagreements for another day.
New Jersey is creating a Wealth Disparity Task Force. Gov. Phil Murphy announced the initiative on Juneteenth to address the state's "gaping racial wealth disparity." The board will be made up of government officials and academic researchers, along with faith and community leaders. Four members have already been appointed, including Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver.
Some New Jerseyans are calling for a path to citizenship for immigrant fathers. More than 100 community members gathered in Elizabeth Sunday at the Celebrate Immigrant Fathers March and Rally for Citizenship For All. The more than one-mile rally started in Mattano Park before making its way over to Veterans Memorial Waterfront for another rally.
The Philadelphia 76ers season ended Sunday night with a bitterly disappointing 103-96 game seven loss to Atlanta. Seth Curry says it isn't too tough to explain. He says his team simply didn't make enough shots. "We just didn't score enough points. It's as simple as that. If we hold to 103 points, we should be able to get there and the offense let us down at times," Curry says. The top-seeded 76ers' season is over while Atlanta advances to the Eastern Conference Final to take on Milwaukee.