Thursday, former President Donald Trump became the first ex-president to be indicted. Lafayette College professor John Kincaid doesn't think the move will sway either side of the political spectrum. "People already supportive of him will be energized by this indictment. People who are not very happy about Trump, of course, will be given another reason why they're unhappy with him and why they don't want him to run," Kincaid says. He says the charges don't mean Trump can't continue his campaign. He reminds us that there are three qualifications to be president: a candidate must be at least 35 years-old, a natural born citizen, and a resident of the United States for 14 years.
The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Pennsylvania, and a Philadelphia law firm are suing the Saucon Valley School District over the district's decision to not allow the After School Satan Club to meet in district buildings. The ACLU says the district violated the First Amendment by not allowing the club to meet. The school district originally agreed to the club, but later rescinded that approval. The superintendent said the club failed to meet all district requirements and led to major disruptions, one of those being a threat called into the school by a North Carolina man who's now facing charges.
Accu-Weather's Joe Lundberg says Saturday is going to be one of those days you may end up picking up debris in your yard thanks to strong winds. "Ahead of the front, sustained winds will be 15-25, gusts to 30 or 35, but behind that front I think it's 20-30 and gusts to 45 or 50," Lundberg says. He says thunderstorms, perhaps strong ones, are a pretty good bet late Saturday afternoon in the evening.
Through April 9, Giant supermarket has promised to donate 50 cents for every Palmer Easter candy and chocolate customers buy, up to $25,000, to support the West Reading Disaster Recovery Fund. That fund has, to date, raised nearly $420,000 for the victims of last Friday's explosion at the R.M. Palmer chocolate factory in West Reading.
A candlelight vigil is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday for the seven people killed in a candy factory explosion last week in West Reading. Berks County officials say it will be held at the footbridge behind the West Reading Fire Company. Community members from both Reading and West Reading will meet in the center of the bridge in a show of solidarity. A memorial area will honor the victims and be available to those who want to bring flowers, pictures or other mementos.
Several nonprofits in the Poconos are getting some nice gifts from the Mount Airy Casino Resort. The casino located near Mount Pocono was doing inventory at their warehouse recently and officials realized they could repurpose a lot of gifts to the community. Almost 20 local nonprofits received items including kitchenware, gardening tools and luggage. Monroe County Habitat for Humanity received more than a hundred items that will be used for their warehouse store sales.
A man from Maryland admits to bilking the state of New Jersey out of $2 million in COVID-19 relief funds and unemployment benefits. U-S Attorney Philip Sellinger says 42-year-old Mohamad Kamara pleaded guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud this week. Kamara is scheduled for sentencing in October. He faces up to 40 years in prison.