The Lehigh County coroner says two people are dead following a crash in Whitehall Township on Sunday night. It happened at the intersection of MacArthur Road and Mechanicsville Road around 7 p.m. A damaged car and a damaged motorcycle could be seen at the crash site. The crash is still under investigation.
A man's body was recovered from the Lehigh River Saturday night. Rescue crews rushed to the area of Larry Holmes Drive in Easton around 9 p.m. The Northampton County coroner confirmed that the body of a 56-year-old white male was pulled from the Lehigh River. His name will not be released until next of kin have been notified.
Police are investigating an incident involving gunshots Sunday afternoon in Bethlehem. It happened in the area of Main and West Fairview streets. Police say shots were fired, but no one was hit.
The Monday morning commute was complicated by a crash on I-78. I-78 West was closed for most of the morning rush hour between Route 33 and Route 412. That was because of an overturned tractor trailer. There are no injuries reported at this time.
Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey and other Republicans are defending their "no" vote on a bill to aid veterans exposed to toxic burn pits. On CNN Sunday, Toomey said he voted "no" because there's too much in the bill that has nothing to do with helping sick veterans. "It creates room in future budgets for $400 billion of totally unrelated spending on other matters. That's what I want to prevent. We are spending way too much money to hide behind a veterans bill the opportunity to go on an unrelated $400 spending spree is wrong and we shouldn't allow it," Toomey says. Among the most vocal critics of the vote that blocked the measure is comedian Jon Stewart who said via Twitter, "It's funny that Sen. Toomey never called for spending caps on the war, only on the health care for veterans sickened by said wars."
U.S. Senator Bob Casey wants websites to be more user-friendly for seniors and people who are disabled. The Democrat says many people with disabilities face big barriers when trying to access federal government technology. He says the websites and apps are increasingly important resources for health care, employment and education. Some 40 percent of adults aged 65 years and older have a disability.