Investigators say an elderly man in Carbon County killed his wife before killing himself. A 91-year-old Nesquehoning man fatally shot his wife before killing himself according to state police at Lehighton. Leonard L. Lauchnor shot his 89-year-old wife, Josephine, then turned the gun on himself according to state police, who are saying there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident. Police said they were called at 5:10 Sunday morning to 116 Coal St. for a report of a deceased male and female inside the residence. Both victims were dead inside their bedroom from apparent gunshot wounds.
Bethlehem police and the coroner's office are investigating the death of a person whose body was found near a trail. Police had a section of the South Bethlehem Greenway in the area of East Third and Hayes streets sealed off with crime tape for several hours Sunday night. Authorities have not commented on what happened or who the person is.
An unidentified man died in a motorcycle crash in Bethlehem early Sunday morning. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital about an hour after the midnight crash in the area of West Union Boulevard and Eaton Avenue. Investigators say a vehicle struck the motorcycle, killing the motorcyclist. The investigation continues.
Investigators have identified the victim of a three-alarm fire Saturday. It happened at an apartment building in Allentown in the area of Walnut and South Lumber streets. Captain John Christopher says 40-year-old Jessica Maes was pulled from the blaze and died at the scene. Three dogs also died in the fire. The Lehigh County Coroner's Office says the cause of her death is still pending and awaiting further investigation.
It's a very typical mid-July Accu-Weather forecast. A heat wave this week and some nasty thunderstorms possible today. "Mid-to-late afternoon and early tonight is going to be very active," says Accu-Weather's Joe Lundberg. He says any storm could cause flash flooding and produce damaging winds.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting the first probable human cases of West Nile Virus in the commonwealth. Human infections have been detected in Berks, Lancaster, Luzerne and Philadelphia counties. Samples are being forwarded to the CDC to be confirmed.
Cannabis-related businesses are getting some help from new laws enacted last week. HB 331 was one of 40 laws signed by Gov. Tom Wolf. It allows authorized banks and credit unions to provide services for legitimate cannabis-related businesses and their business associates. The bill also authorizes insurance providers to work with cannabis-related businesses.
A law has now been put into place in Pennsylvania that allows pharmacists to give young kids vaccines. The measure signed into law last week will let pharmacists give shots to children as young as five for vaccines for COVID and the flu. Supporters say the idea affords convenience for parents who otherwise might not get their kids inoculated. But some doctors argue the convenience might keep parents from bringing them into doctors' offices for regular checkups.
A new state law will keep convicted drunk or drugged drivers off the streets longer. The law will potentially require someone convicted of a third DUI offense to serve consecutive sentences for separate counts, instead of serving the sentences at the same time. It also increases the grading of offenses for someone convicted of a fourth DUI if they are caught with drugs or record a high blood alcohol content. The new law takes effect in November.
An accidental fall is to blame for taking a man's life at Lincoln Financial Field. Authorities say it happened as the 32-year-old man was sitting on an escalator rail last Thursday. The stadium was hosting a concert by 'The Weeknd' and the victim fell around 40-feet. No other details have been released surrounding his death.
The Phillies' first-round draft pick Sunday evening was outfielder Justin Crawford, who's the son of four-time All-Star Carl Crawford. Justin Crawford tells MLB Network his dad gets a lot of credit for his success. "He's really proud of me, but without him, I don't really know where I'd be at," Crawford said. Crawford hit .503 with five home runs and 20 stolen bases in his senior year of high school.