Police are asking for the public's help in finding an 18-year-old who may have been involved in an April 2nd shooting in Easton. Northampton County DA Terry Houck says they've issued a warrant for 18-year-old Zymaire Greene on assault charges, among other counts. The shooting happened in the 600 block of Church Street. Officials ask anyone with information about Greene's whereabouts to call 9-1-1.
Mayors from both Easton and Phillipsburg are asking the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission to make traffic one-way on the Northampton Street Bridge. The mayors say during ongoing construction, the 126-year-old bridge is reduced from three lanes to two, causing traffic to jam up on South Main Street in P-Burg. They'd like to see both lanes used for westbound traffic headed into Pennsylvania and have eastbound traffic diverted onto Route 22. Since there's no eastbound toll on Route 22, drivers would then be able to cross the river in each direction toll-free. Roadwork on the bridge is expected to last about one year.
The latest AAA East Central gas price report is a case of good news-bad news. The good news is the average price for a gallon of unleaded gas as of April 5 in Pennsylvania is now $4.26, down a nickel per gallon from seven days earlier. The bad news is that is $1.29 more than one year earlier. In the Lehigh Valley, the average price is $4.21, down eight cents from one week earlier, but $1.29 higher than in April 2021.
A man’s body was discovered Monday morning near Bethlehem’s skatepark, but the death does not appear to be suspicious according to Bethlehem police. The body of a man in his 70s was found by a passerby along the South Bethlehem Greenway near Steel Avenue. However, the Bethlehem PD says there is nothing suspicious about the death at this point, and there is no danger to the public.
Allentown police are encouraging residents to get into a nightly 9pm routine. "Locking your doors, turning your lights on, report any suspicious activity," says Chief Charles Roca. He says getting into the routine of doing something as simple as making sure house and car doors are locked and outside lights are turned on can go a long way to preventing becoming a crime victim. The Allentown PD has launched an initiative called #9PMRoutine with the goal of making city residents tougher targets for criminals.
The Commonwealth Court is halting Gov. Tom Wolf's carbon emissions plan. The court ordered yesterday that it won't allow Wolf's plan to be officially regulated pending further order. The governor is trying to make Pennsylvania the first major fossil-fuel state to have a carbon policy. The regulation calls for fossil fuel plants to pay for every ton of carbon dioxide they emit and it was set to begin on July first.
Family members and friends are mourning the loss of singer and Philly native Bobby Rydell. Hhe died yesterday at a local hospital. The 79-year-old was known for his classic hits 'Volare' and 'Swinging School.' Bobby Rydell died from complications of pneumonia.
Officials at the Philadelphia Zoo are making changes to keep birds safe from the avian flu. The zoo has decided to pull all of the birds inside so they won't catch the flu. It's something they started back in February and they're not sure when they will let the birds go back outside. Multiple cases of the contagious bird flu have been detected in Delaware.
Ride operators at Six Flags Great Adventure are about to get a pay increase. Amusement park officials say the staffers can now earn up to $20 an hour. Other positions, like lifeguards and retail, can now earn up to $16 an hour. Six Flags is offering same day interviewing daily at their park.