All that rain Sunday caused flash flooding across the Lehigh Valley region, leading to road closures and several water rescues of drivers stranded in vehicles. Some local roads are still closed due to flood waters yet to recede. Rainfall across the area varied with some places reporting a little more than an inch of rain while others to the west in Berks County saw more than seven inches fall. The storms put an early end to Easton’s Heritage Day festivities, with events cancelled around 2:30. The fireworks display planned for last night was postponed until this Sunday evening.
A Monroe County man is being accused of pointing a shotgun at a woman trying to deliver Amazon packages. The incident happened earlier this month at a home located in the three-hundred block of Hunters Farm Road in Paradise Township. Police say the 70-year-old man gave the woman access to his property by opening a security gate before he pointed the gun at her. The man is now facing a reckless endangerment charge.
Police in Allentown were called out Sunday night for reports of gunfire. Police tape sealed off the area of West Chew and North Hazel streets around 9 p.m. Police have given no further indication what may have happened.
A short-term resident in the County Meadows retirement community in Bethlehem Township tested positive at a local hospital for the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease. The disease is spread through water distribution lines in building plumbing and because of that bottled water is being provided to residents in that resident's building and residents there are being told not to drink tap water or use it to make ice or brush teeth. Country Meadows officials say a water management company has conducted tests of its water system, however the results of those tests won't be in until next Monday.
Police are investigating a hit-and-run incident that occurred Saturday night at the Giant in Coplay. It happened around 8 o'clock Saturday night. A white Honda Odyssey fled the scene and was last seen crossing the Chestnut Street bridge into Northampton. Police say the Odyssey's license plate's possible last three digits were 496.
A prison escapee in western Pennsylvania remains on the loose. State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens says Michael Burham knows what he's doing. "Burham is a self-taught survivalist with military reserve experience. We believe he had previously prepared to conceal himself in the woods," Bivens says. The 34-year-old Burham escaped from the Warren County Prison on Thursday by tying sheets together to make a rope and using it to slide off the roof of the prison. Burham was in jail on charges he kidnapped an elderly couple and stealing their SUV in May. He's also described as a murder suspect in the death of a New York woman also in May.
A state bill to outlaw discrimination based on a person's hairstyle could become the law soon in Pennsylvania. State lawmakers in the House approved the "Crown Act" last week. It would add hair type, texture and style as a protected class to state anti-discrimination laws. The measure now heads to the state Senate, where it must pass before Governor Josh Shapiro can sign it into law.
Despite the best efforts and high hopes of Pennsylvania lottery players and others around the nation, there were no winners in either of the country's multi-state lotteries over the weekend. There has not been a jackpot winner in either the Powerball game or the Mega Millions game since April. The next Powerball drawing happens tonight with an estimated top prize of $650 million. The next Mega Millions drawing is set for tomorrow night with an estimated jackpot of $480 million.