A Whitehall Township man is facing charges after admitting to vandalizing a Berks County Walmart on two occasions. 46-year-old Leonard Repp Jr. admitted to pouring bleach, motor oil, dish soap, maple syrup and jelly onto the floor of the Tilden Township Walmart January 14th. Six days later, Repp says he dumped bleach, pickles and hot sauce onto the same store's aisles. His apparent motive was an unhappiness with customer service.
Lehigh Valley Health Network has cut the ribbon on its 70,000-square-foot Center for Healthcare Education. The new facility features a state-of-the-art simulation center, a full-size training operating room and more classroom size and flexibility. It's located on Sierra Circle in Center Valley.
According to a spokesperson with Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration, 2,300 state employees will soon be required to commute to the office and work in person. A large portion of state employees have been working hybrid since the COVID-19 pandemic, which allowed work from home. Now, those same employees will be required to work in person at the office at least three days a week starting March 6.
Pennsylvania collected $3.6 billion in General Fund revenue last month, which is $205 million, or 5.5 percent, less than expected. Fiscal year-to-date collections total $23.3 billion, which is 1.3 percent ahead of estimate.
PennDOT is looking for your input on traffic safety and driving behaviors. The agency has posted an online survey at www.penndot.pa.gov/safety. That survey will be posted until the end of this month and should take about five minutes to complete. PennDOT officials say the survey's responses help PennDOT adjust its efforts to reduce crashes and deaths.
The USDA says two new cases of Avian Flu have been detected in Lancaster County. According to the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's website, 36,000 birds were affected.
The Pennsylvania Lottery says Scratch-Off winners claimed more than $221 million in prizes last month, including one top prize of $5 million claimed by a player in Philadelphia.
Quakertown Community School District officials have already announced a two-hour delay for all students on the Monday after the Super Bowl. In an email sent to parents, the district said a two-hour delay is scheduled for February 13th and parents and students should enjoy the game.
The hard work continues with just over a week until Super Bowl weekend. Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts says he feels fine. "You just have to go out there and do what we've done all year. Try to execute at a high level. We know we have a huge challenge in front with what they do on defense, their front seven and how active they are up front. We just want to go out there and kind of play clean," Hurts says.