Here's what's trending for May 30.

The Senate campaign of Republican Dave McCormick came to the Lehigh Valley Wednesday. McCormick was at the Phoenix Club in Nazareth where the issue of athletes born male but who now identify as female should be allowed to compete against biological females. "As a father of six daughters, this one just resonates with me so much. The very idea that you would allow biological males to compete with biological females is fundamentally unfair," McCormick said. McCormick was joined by former U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at the event hosted by the Moms for Liberty group.

The area along Route 191 in Lower Nazareth Township could have a dramatically different look soon. The Jaindl Land Company would like to put more than 250 new single-family homes there. The largest of the three developments is called the Estates at Silver Crest, with 141 single-family homes proposed on 323 acres of land south of Newburg and Silvercrest roads. Another development would be called Monocacy Creek Estates, with 102 homes placed on 186 acres along Steuben Road. The third development would be called Meadow Park Estates and would feature just ten homes on 16 acres off of Hanoverville Road. The developer says the plans are still in the preliminary stage.

A Lehigh County business was nearly entirely destroyed by a Wednesday morning fire. It happened just after 5:30 at the Fastenal Fulfillment Center in Upper Macungie Township. That fire forced the closure of Route 100 for the entire morning commute. The building was not occupied when the fire began and no injuries were reported. The investigation is ongoing.

The beach at Beltzville State Park in Carbon County is closed for swimming until acceptable sample test results are received. The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources made the announcement on Wednesday morning and the beach will remain closed until acceptable water sample test results are received. No other recreational activities at Beltzville State Park are affected.

According to AAA East Central, gas prices remained flat over the past seven days. Across the state, the average price, as of Tuesday, was $3.76, which is eight cents more than one year earlier. In the Lehigh Valley, the average price was $3.67, up a nickel over the May 28, 2023 figure.

A Phillipsburg man is facing charges after allegedly firing a gun last week. 30-year-old Khalil Thomas allegedly fired the shots around 8:30 last Thursday night. Nobody was hit by the gunfire.

Over the four-day Memorial Day Weekend driving period, the Pennsylvania State Police handled 756 crashes that resulted in 181 injuries and a half-dozen deaths. All those numbers were higher than the 2023 Memorial Day Weekend, which saw 651 crashes, 142 injuries and three deaths. Troopers issued more than 28,000 citations over the holiday weekend, more than 8800 of which were for speeding.

President Biden is going after Donald Trump, while courting Black voters. While speaking at a rally in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Biden claimed Donald Trump wants to take care of the January 6th rioters. "If re-elected, he wants to pardon every one of them," Biden told the crowd. He then asked, "what do you think he would have done on January 6th if Black Americans had stormed the Capitol?" Biden went on to say to those in attendance that the now-ex president wanted to tear gas civilians protesting George Floyd's murder in the summer of 2020.

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