The U.S. Humane Society is out with its latest “Horrible Hundred” report which outlines America's worst kennels. There are eight facilities in the report here in Pennsylvania. John Goodwin, with the Humane Society, says "Every single person in this list from Pennsylvania fails to comply with Pennsylvania laws that set some very basic standards for puppy mills. None of these puppy mill owners seem to want to take responsibility for how negligent they've been," Goodwin says.
The Northeast Extension will be closed in each direction Sunday from midnight until 6am from the Quakertown Interchange to the Lehigh Valley Interchange. The closure will allow crews to remove overhead bridge beams that support a bridge that carries Indian Creek Road over the Turnpike. State Police and Turnpike workers will be out assisting drivers on detour routes.
The Forks Township Police Department has a new police chief. Michael Friel was sworn in Thursday night in a ceremony in front of family and fellow officers. He's been with the force since November of 2003, and was promoted to detective in 2013, and then to Assistant Chief of Police last year.
Pennsylvania's unemployment rate for the month of April was 4.1 percent, matching the lowest rate on record set back in January 1976. Pennsylvania's jobless figure was two-tenths of a point below its April 2022 number. The U.S. unemployment rate was down one-tenth of a point from March to 3.4 percent.
As work continues to reach a deal on the debt ceiling, an argument's being made by some Democrats in the Senate that the U.S. Constitution does not allow for the country to default. Pennsylvania's John Fetterman is in the group pushing for President Biden to cite the 14th Amendment. "The entire GOP debt ceiling negotiation is a sad charade. That's exactly what's wrong in Washington. We're playing with the livelihoods of millions just so the GOP can turn the screws against hungry Americans. This is the whole reason why the 14th Amendment exists," Fetterman says.
Target is recalling close to five million candles that could crack while burning and pose risk of injury. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the items could break and could cut or burn users. The retail giant fielded over 100 reports of the candles cracking during use, and six reports of injuries. The recall is for the Threshold Glass Jar candles in various scents and sizes, sold beginning August 2019.