Lehigh Valley Congresswoman Susan Wild is with a bipartisan group of members of Congress about a dozen miles from the Poland/Ukraine border. She tells MSNBC a no-fly zone above Ukraine to be enforced by U.S. planes is out. However, Wild says, "We are prepared, 100 percent, to make sure Ukraine has the planes that it needs. Ukraine's president has asked us for air cover and that air cover is best provided by old Russian fighter planes that Poland actually has in its possession." Pennsylvania Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick is among a Congressional delegation about a dozen miles from Poland/Ukraine border and he tells Fox News any additional planes to be used by Ukraine against Russia should come from Poland and not the United States. "Ukrainians do not know how to fly the F14 or the F15 or the A10, the American aircraft. They know how to fly the old Soviet systems. The Polish have many of them. The Romanians have many of them. We have to cut the red tape from the NSC standpoint in the United States to make sure we can get that across the border to them," Fitzpatrick says.
A Northampton County home has been severely damaged by a week fire. It happened around 11 o'clock Sunday night in the 1100 block of West Stateside Drive in Lehigh Township. There's no word of any injuries or on what may have caused the fire.
That sound you hear this afternoon may be a record being broken. Accu-Weather's Joe Lundberg says it will get unusually warm today. "70 is the old record last reached in 2009 and I think we get there," Lundberg says.
Police are investigating a shooting in Hazleton that left one teenager dead and four others injured. The incident happened early Sunday morning along Wyoming and Beech streets. Police say all five boys were taken to the hospital where one later passed away. Anyone with any information is being asked to contact the Hazleton Police Department.
A new poll conducted by Franklin & Marshall College shows Lt. Gov. John Fetterman ahead in the Democratic race for Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate seat. The poll found Fetterman with support from 28 percent of Pennsylvania Democrats, followed by Congressman Connor Lamb at 15 percent. Two percent of respondents said they supported St. Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, while seven percent supported another candidate. 44 percent of surveyed Democrats don't know who they'll support. That same Franklin & Marshall College poll shows Republicans are widely undecided who they'll support as their candidate for U.S. Senate. David McCormick has 13 percent backing, followed by Carla Sands at 11 percent and Mehmet Oz with 10 percent. About 53 percent of Republicans are undecided about their choice for US Senate.
Newly-released data by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation shows Pennsylvania banks saw fourth-quarter assets, loans and deposits rise in 2021, compared to the same period in 2020. However, regulators also say the number of banks in the state decreased by three and employment dipped by one and a half percent.
A new study says light to moderate alcohol consumption may carry risks to the brain. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania studied data from over 36,000 adults. They found the link between alcohol use and aging scaled depending on the amount of alcohol consumed. The researchers say the findings go against governmental guidelines on safe drinking limits.
New Jersey is lifting its school mask mandate today, which also applies to child daycare centers. The milestone comes just over two years since the beginning of the pandemic. Several schools are making masks optional as new daily coronavirus cases level out across the state. But some schools are requiring masks until local officials are more secure with transmission rates, which means students in New Brunswick, Plainfield, and Newark must continue masking up.