Here's what's trending for October 18.


A man is dead and a woman seriously hurt in what authorities are calling an attempted murder-suicide in Northampton County. It all happened shortly after midnight in a mobile home park off N. Broadway, near Route 33, in Wind Gap. The man died, and the woman was flown to the hospital. Her condition is not known. The Northampton County district attorney said the incident was an attempted murder-suicide. Authorities did not comment on who pulled the trigger.

The person accused of bringing a pipe bomb into the St. Luke's Fountain Hill hospital on Friday is 44-year-old Brian Kunsman, from Philadelphia. On Friday, he was taken to the emergency room after a crash in Lower Saucon Township around 7 a.m. Police said hospital staff found a pipe bomb in his backpack. No one was hurt, but it prompted a brief evacuation of the emergency room. It remains unclear why he allegedly had the pipe bomb in the first place.

Pennsylvania nursing schools are seeing a rise in applications. Officials with the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences say since the start of the pandemic, they have been seeing a strong interest in all of their health care programs, especially nursing. They added that people want to be involved in the cause against the pandemic and help overcome the nursing shortage. However, the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association says the rise in more applicants isn't as big as it was three or four years ago. The group hopes that legislators and folks that can provide scholarships can help get more people into the nursing profession.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is already on the campaign trail for the governor seat, but he has no plans to step down from his role while doing so. Shapiro made the announcement during a campaign stop in Dauphin County on Saturday. Shapiro says the challenges are immense, but so are the opportunities and Pennsylvania needs a governor who's got a history of taking on the big fights. He added that the state needs someone who knows how to bring Democrats and Republicans together to get things done, as he has done throughout his career which he is also prepared to do as governor.

Today is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming election. The municipal election is slated for November 2nd. Those who have yet to register to vote can go online to www.pavoterservices.pa.gov to do so. Once registered, residents can vote by mail, vote now in-person by mail ballot or go to the polls on election day.

Six people are injured after a shooting at a Lancaster County mall Sunday afternoon. Police were dispatched around 2:30 to Park City Center Mall in Lancaster following reports of multiple gunshots. They added that a fight between several males broke out inside the mall, then one reportedly pulled out a handgun and opened fire. This man works inside the mall. "I heard a series of small bangs. I immediately thought somebody had dropped something," one man says. Four people were shot and two others were injured while trying to run away from the shooting. They all suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

All New Jersey state workers, including educators, must be fully vaccinated against coronavirus or submit to frequent testing starting today. This woman is on board with the order. "I personally just want to get back to normal, whatever it takes to get back to how it was two years ago," the woman says. Gov. Phil Murphy's order includes teachers, contract workers and subs from pre-K through high school. The order also applies to private and parochial schools.

Basketball is just a few days away for the Philadelphia 76ers and Ben Simmons has hit the practice court. Simmons was a full participant in practice on Sunday. This comes as the all-star requested trade after the end of last season and he missed most of training camp. The 25-year-old reported to the team last week. Coach Doc Rivers has said that he wants Simmons to stay with the team moving forward.


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