A woman is dead following a crash in Monroe County. The accident happened Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Route 534 and Route 209 near Kresgeville. Police say the woman, whose name has not been released, lost control of her vehicle before crashing into a tree.
Aa 15-year-old boy is recovering in a hospital after he was shot in the face in Eastern Berks County. Emergency officials were dispatched over the weekend to Landis Store Road in Pike Township for reports of gunfire. When they arrived, the victim was found at the scene with a gunshot wound to the jaw and rushed to a local hospital for treatment. Officials say the gunshot came from a .22-caliber weapon. The circumstances of the shooting aren't currently known.
The Allentown Toy Manufacturing Co. is closing. After more than 70 years in business, the past 55 headquartered on North 10th Street, the company's owner plans to dissolve the company at the end of this month. Nancy Homan says the combination of rising prices, the pandemic, supply chain issues and advancing age all factored in her decision to close up shop.
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has announced that the first case of the Omicron coronavirus variant has reached Pennsylvania. A man in his 30s from Philadelphia has tested positive for the variant. A Pennsylvania Department of Health spokesman says the variant coming to the commonwealth was expected, based on how many other positive cases have been reported in the northeast.
The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has arrived in New Jersey. Officials report the individual is a fully vaccinated woman from Georgia who recently traveled to South Africa. She has been in isolation since testing positive for the strain on November 28th in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy said the Omicron variant is "among us" and we need to take steps to stop its spread, like remaining vigilant by masking up and getting vaccinated.
Playing in place of injured starting quarterback Jalen Hurts, Gardner Minshew threw two touchdowns and led the Philadelphia Eagles to a 33-18 win over the New York Jets. For Minshew, it was his first win in a long time. "It felt good. It's the best time I've had since week one last year. There's nothing like that feeling. I'm glad to do it with this group of guys. They made it easy for me. It was a lot, a lot of fun," said Minshew. The Eagles are now 6-7 heading into their bye week.
For the first time since January 2011, Penn State will be playing in the Outback Bowl New Year's Day. There was a lot of conjecture on where the Nittany Lions would end up, but head coach James Franklin says he didn't pay that much attention to the chatter. "I try to spend as little of my energy as possible on things that are outside of my control and bowl sites, selections and opportunities is really one of those things," Franklin says. Penn State has played in the Outback Bowl three other times, beating Auburn and Tennessee and losing to Florida.