Olympic cycling gold medalist, former Lehigh County commissioner and candidate for Congress Marty Nothstein is in trouble with the law. The Lehigh County DA's Office is charging Nothstein with Criminal Trespass, which is a felony, and two counts of Stalking and Defiant Trespass, both misdemeanors. DA Jim Martin says there are two alleged victims, one a woman with whom Nothstein had a six-year affair and that woman's new boyfriend. Nothstein's actions allegedly happened between December 2020, when the woman broke off her relationship with Nothstein and last month. Martin says, among those actions, Nothstein entered the woman's home back in March without her permission in an attempt to access her Apple account, something the DA says Nothstein admitted to. Nothstein won gold in the 2000 Olympics and silver four years earlier.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to decide on the legality of a statewide mask mandate for schools. After a day of hearing oral arguments Wednesday, no decision was made. The school mask mandate was implemented by acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam back in August. The goal of the mandate, according to attorneys for the secretary, was to allow for in-person classes and limit the need for quarantine and stop the surge of COVID-19.
New Jersey is holding a COVID-19 booster shot day of action next week. Gov. Phil Murphy notes it will be held on December 15th, which is also the one-year anniversary of when the first shot was administered in New Jersey. "The best way we can celebrate this milestone is by getting our boosters. To help facilitate that and make it easier is Boost NJ Day," Murphy says. Everyone 18-and-older is presently eligible for a booster shot in the Garden State.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is lashing out at Republican lawmakers ignoring new COVID rules at the Statehouse. It was last Thursday when Republican lawmakers refused to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test before entering the building for a vote. Murphy called their actions "outrageous" and "incredibly irresponsible." He added it's about the "idiocy of these ringleaders" who are putting others in danger.
The Lehigh County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in a Tuesday morning crash in Berks County. The 21-year-old man died at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest about an hour after an early morning crash at Exit 40 on I-78 in Greenwich Township. State Police say the crash happened after a police pursuit that began when troopers found the vehicle stopped in the road on the ramp from Route 33 South to I-78 West in Lower Saucon Township shortly before 12:30 Tuesday morning. The victim's name will be released once next of kin has been notified.
One person is dead and another has serious injuries following a single vehicle crash in Allentown. Police say the crash happened late Tuesday night on South 15th Street. A passenger in the car was rushed from the scene to the hospital, but did not survive. The driver of the vehicle was also taken to the hospital, and is being treated for serious injuries.
Accu-Weather's Joe Lundberg says we'll have a record-setting weekend. "We're going to see a significant change in temperatures on Saturday," Lundberg says. By significant change, Lundberg means a lot warmer. He's expecting a high Saturday of 64 degrees, which would easily set a record high for December 11th. The current record is 61, last reached in 1979.
A girl believed to have been abducted in Philadelphia was found safe Wednesday morning. Pennsylvania State Police canceled the Amber Alert for 6-year-old Sahara Little around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, roughly three hours after it was put in place. They said she was found safe, but did not elaborate. The girl was inside a car that was stolen outside a Philadelphia pizza shop around 9:30 Tuesday night. Police said the girl's mother went inside to pick up a pizza and left the car running, and when she came out, the car was gone.
The Pennsylvania Dairyman's Association is whipping up a brand new treat for the upcoming 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show. The association announced Wednesday the new black raspberry flavored milkshake for next year's event. The black raspberry will be served up alongside the traditional vanilla, chocolate, and mixed flavors. In addition to the sweet treats, the dairymen will be serving mozzarella cheese cubes with marinara, grilled cheese sandwiches, locally produced white and chocolate milk, and so much more.