Here's what's trending for April 18.

The Lower Nazareth Township Planning Commission has given the thumbs down to two warehouse proposals. One plan calls for a 72,000-square-foot facility on Lonat Drive. The second proposes a 450,000-square-foot warehouse along Route 191. Commission members cited the additional traffic burden the warehouses would bring as one of the reasons for their 'no' vote. The decisions Monday night mean the commission will not recommend conditional use approval for the projects to the township's board of supervisors. More hearings on the issue are planned for next month. Both proposals came from an affiliate of Jaindl Land Co.

The issue of the After School Satan Club holding meetings in Saucon Valley School District buildings heads to court later this week. A hearing is set Thursday on the American Civil Liberties Union’s motion for a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction seeking to reinstate the approval granted, then rescinded, by the school district for the club to meet on district property. The club claims its First Amendment rights are being violated by not being allowed to meet in a district building. The district claims the club violated district policy on using its buildings. Thursday’s hearing is scheduled for the Edward Cahn Federal Building and United States Courthouse at 504 W. Hamilton St. in Allentown.

Police are looking for a 28-year-old Nazareth woman, who allegedly stabbed a man in the neck last week. Elizabeth Stevens is wanted for allegedly stabbing a man late Friday night at Pennsylvania Roadhouse on Sullivan Trail in Plainfield Township. The man was stabbed on the right side of his neck and taken to the hospital for treatment. The man reportedly told officers Stevens came into his apartment and stabbed him in the neck and then fled. Police are not saying how or if Stevens and the victim knew each other.

Emmaus' fire chief credits working smoke alarms with avoiding a tragedy over the weekend. A family on Broad Street was asleep just before 4 o'clock Saturday morning when they were awakened by a smoke detector. A fire had begun in the basement of the duplex and was on its say up onto the second floor. Nobody was hurt, but the unit was left uninhabitable by the damage. The next door unit sustained smoke damage, however that family should soon be able to return to their home.

Merchants Square in Allentown closed last month and now two of its displaced tenants have found a new home. The Cash Cow, which buys and selling vintage toys and comic books and Attic Mice 2, which sells antiques, collectibles and home furnishings have been opened up inside the South Mall.

Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman returned to work in the U.S. Senate on Monday. The Democrat had been sidelined since February when he began hospitalized treatment for clinical depression. On social media, Fetterman yesterday posted a picture of himself with fellow Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey and said that it's good to be back.

PennDOT has joined the Pennsylvania Department of Health to raise awareness about organ donation. Millions of motorists have already signed up, but PennDOT's Kurt Myers says the demand continues to outstrip supply. "There are more than 7000 Pennsylvanians throughout the commonwealth who are currently in need of life-saving organ and tissue transplants. Getting even more licensed or photo identification card holders to become organ donors would impact more lives than we can imagine," Myers says.

Officials with the U.S. Department of Justice say they'll seek the longest prison sentence yet for a Pennsylvania man for his actions in the January 6th, 2021 riots at the U.S. Capitol. Peter Schwartz of Uniontown could get more than 24 years in prison when he's sentenced May 5th. Prosecutors argue Schwartz already had a lengthy criminal history when he entered the Capitol and unleashed a series of violent acts against officers. He later claimed to a friend that he "started a riot" by throwing the first chair.

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners is finalizing its new process for hunters to get antlerless deer licenses and soon that will include online purchase. State law originally required such licenses to be issued only by county treasurers. Now, antlerless licenses can only be purchased online or through a licensing agency, meaning applications will no longer be sent by mail. You can buy antlerless licenses for 2023-24 online at hunt fish dot pa dot gov or in-store at any hunting agency.

Officials are investigating after a dead dolphin washed up on shore in Cape May Sunday. The dolphin was found near 71st Street in Avalon. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center removed the mammal on Monday. The dolphin stranding joins a number of other dolphins and whales over the past few months along the New Jersey shore and New York coastline.

New Jersey plans to create a survey to evaluate Holocaust and Genocide curriculum in public schools. Governor Murphy signed the directive on Holocaust Remembrance Day, saying it honors the memory of six million Jews and the millions of others murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust. The Department of Education will have two months to develop the survey and a few more months to report their findings. Several lawmakers note education should be used as a tool to combat the recent rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes.

New Jersey is pausing its electric vehicle incentive program due to high demand. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities says Charge Up New Jersey has used up all the funds that were allocated in its third year of operation. Officials believe so far this year 35-million-dollars has helped at least ten-thousand people buy or lease an electric vehicle. In total, the program has dispersed roughly 90-million-dollars since it launched in May of 2020.

It's a done deal. Jalen Hurts will be in Philadelphia for years to come. The Eagles and their superstar quarterback agreed to terms Monday on a five-year, $255 million contract extension. Hurts' deal has $179.304 million in total guarantees, including $110 million fully guaranteed at signing and $126.5 million fully guaranteed by March 2024, as well as the first no-trade clause in Eagles history. The total guarantee of $179.304 million on Hurts' new deal is the second-largest in NFL history behind only Deshaun Watson's five-year, $230 million fully guaranteed deal with the Browns last year.

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