A 29-year-old man is under arrest, charged with trying to kill his father over the weekend. Giuseppe Rizzolino Jr. is behind bars on $1 million bail after being arrested late Sunday afternoon. The day before, police say Rizzolino stabbed his 60-year-old father several times at a home on Mine Lane Road in Palmer Township. Rizzolino fled the scene and remained at large until being spotted parked in Upper Mount Bethel around 4:30 Sunday afternoon. The father is hospitalized with what are described as critical injuries. Police haven't given a motive for the attack.
A Lehigh Valley doctor has died three weeks after a bicycle accident in Upper Macungie Township. 60-year-old Lorraine A. Dickey died Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest from complications from a cervical spine injury suffered in a bicycle accident earlier this month. The incident happened August 8 around 5 p.m. in the 100 block of Robert Drive. The Upper Macungie Township Police Department is investigating the death. Dickey was the former medical director of the Lehigh Valley Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
A man is being accused of setting fire to his former employer in Carbon County. Anthony Dick of Lehighton was arrested and charged for arson for allegedly setting Estes Express Lines in Mahoning Township on fire last week. The blaze heavily damaged trailers and the building. Wednesday's fire was the second in less than two weeks. Authorities have not said if the fires are connected.
The Great Allentown Fair opens its annual run Wednesday afternoon and Accu-Weather's Courtney Spamer has some good news for them. "The biggest risk for the holiday weekend for to see something pop up is going to be Sunday and Sunday evening. There's the potential that maybe we'll see a spotty thunderstorm in the area but it looks like, for the most part, it's going to miss the region. So other than that, it looks pretty nice for the holiday weekend. We've got a nice stretch of weather once we get to Wednesday," Spamer says. Before we get to the more pleasant weather Wednesday, we'll have to endure another two days above 90 degrees and the possibility of rough thunderstorms tomorrow.
A state appellate court has ruled that police officers can pull you over if any part of your license plate isn't visible. That includes the strip at the bottom of the plate that lists the website of the state's official tourism office. The ruling stems from a case involving a traffic stop in April of last year in Philadelphia when an officer pulled over a car because of a partially obstructed plate.
Governor Tom Wolf wants to find out if the state can use federal funds to help extend its limited supply of monkeypox vaccine. Last week, the governor said the state is checking to see if it can buy a different kind of needle for the vaccine. To conserve the limited vaccine supply, the FDA has given providers emergency approval to administer shots between the skin to get five doses out of a one-dose vial. The shots require a specific type of syringe, whose cost might be covered by the federal government.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is ending a state rule limiting claims of medical malpractice. The limit was imposed in 2003 as part of a broader effort to rein in medical malpractice costs, which were seen as running rampant at the time. In a 14-page report issued late last week, the court says the new rule will apply to malpractice against doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and other providers. It will become effective January first of next year.
It appears President Joe Biden will visit Pennsylvania not once, but twice over the next week. The President is scheduled to visit Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday and is expected to make a trip to Pittsburgh on Labor Day. White House officials are planning a formal announcement today. Further details on the presidential visit have not yet been released.
State health officials report another confirmed 14-hundred-53 tests of COVID-19 in the state and no fatalities as the seven-day average for positive tests continues to decline. Only three counties -- Mercer, Cape May and Atlantic -- remain in the high risk category for transmission of the virus, which is a decline from seven counties last Thursday. The rate of transmission in New Jersey has fallen to point-86. Anything below a rate of one means the virus has leveled off.
Beginning this fall, residents of the Garden State will be able to enjoy alcohol delivered to their home. Friday, New Jersey's Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control announced approval of a rule that lets bars, liquor stores and restaurants use third-party delivery services -- such as DoorDash -- deliver alcohol to customers in their homes. Deliveries to college campuses will not be allowed.
The Phillies lost their six-game winning streak Sunday afternoon in a 5-0 loss to Pittsburgh. Despite the defeat, manager Rob Thomson says he's satisfed with where the team is trending. "We had a 7-4 homestand. We'll take that, especially after how it started. We're healthy and getting healthier every day and keep moving forward," Thomson says. The Phillies visit Arizona tonight in the first of a three-game series.