An Allentown row home has been seriously damaged in a Thursday morning fire. It happened in the 1100 block of Tilghman Street just before 11 o'clock. All three floors of the building sustained heavy damage. Two firefighters were injured and eight residents were displaced. It's still too soon to determine what may have caused it.
There was a three-vehicle crash around 11 o'clock Thursday morning in the area of Eighth and Union streets in Allentown. An Allentown police cruiser ended up on its roof due to the crash. Three people, including the officer, were taken to the hospital. The officer was responding to a fire call when the crash happened.
Police are still investigating a crash of a SUV into a Northampton County home. It happened just after midnight last night in the 5700 block of Front Street in Lower Mount Bethel. The SUV caused significant damage to the foundation of the home. There's no word of any injuries.
As it stands now, Palmer Township’s proposed 2022 budget won’t raise taxes. That would be the fifth straight year with no tax increase if the supervisors adopt it as-is. The tax rate is 8.25 mills, with one mill equaling $1 for every $1,000 of a property’s assessed value for tax purposes. A property assessed at $100,000 would generate a tax bill of $825. The budget is scheduled for adoption on December 13.
A new Burger King will soon open at the old Fiesta Ole Mexican restaurant on Chestnut Street in Emmaus. The new Burger King could reportedly open within the next week.
St. Sen. Ryan Aument, a Republican from Lancaster, has introduced a bill that he says would reduce the corporate net income rate. He says doing so will help bring more economic growth to Pennsylvania as the commonwealth's 9.99-percent rate is the second-highest in the country. It's also almost double the national average and reportedly continues to be a major roadblock as to why companies outside Pennsylvania don't relocate to the Keystone State. Senate Bill 771 calls for the immediate, three-year phased reduction of the income rate to 6.99-percent.
An iconic figure in Philadelphia television history is calling it quits. Jim Gardner, who has anchored the 6 and 11pm newscasts on 6ABC since 1977 is giving up the 11pm anchor job in early January. "I look forward, for instance, to being able to watch a Sixers game on television with my wife, or even go to a game on a weeknight, or perhaps linger over dinner, or doze off reading a book before 2 in the morning," Gardner says. Gardner will continue anchoring the 6pm newscast before retiring completely at the end of 2022.
Spirit Airlines, one of the largest carriers at Philadelphia International Airport, says it anticipates mass flight cancellations in coming months. The airline says labor shortages and severe storms cost the company approximately $50 million in just two weeks near the start of the summer. That lead to a negative revenue impact of about $140 million from the start of July to the end of September. The company says it'll have to cancel planned flights over the next few months, especially as labor issues continue.
Republican Jack Ciatterelli is expected to concede in the race to be New Jersey's next governor. He's held off giving into incumbent Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy for more than a week. He ended up being a competitor this election cycle, shocking pollsters who closely followed the race. Ciatterelli is expected to throw in the towel this afternoon at 1 o'clock.