Allentown police are investigating reports of shots fired near the Mountainville Plaza. Gunfire was reported around 4 o'clock Sunday morning in the 1700 block of South Fourth Street. No one was hurt. Police did not say if any arrests have been made.
Police have identified victim in a deadly crash involving a motorcycle and a car. 32-year-old Nyjer Black of Bethlehem was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car. The crash happened just before 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon on Schoenersville Road near the Westgate Mall. There's no word on whether anyone else was hurt. Police are investigating the crash.
A high-speed police chase ended in a crash. It began just before 2 o'clock Sunday morning when state troopers say a car passed their vehicle at a high rate of speed on Route 22 east near MacArthur Road. When troopers pursued, the car hit speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. The car eventually crashed into an embankment. At that point Jose Marquez Ramos tried to flee police on foot but was quickly caught. Marquez Ramos was allegedly driving with a suspended license and was on parole from state prison.
No people were hurt, but two golden retrievers are in emergency veterinary care after they were rescued from a house in Upper Saucon Township. Fire officials say the dogs were likely in the smoke-filled house about an hour before a policeman called in what turned out to be a two-alarm fire Sunday afternoon. Photos from the scene showed the dogs being carried from the home in the 6000 block of Domaray Street. Officials say the fire was likely caused by something electrical and the home may be a total loss.
A man is being accused of dumping gasoline on someone during a domestic dispute in Monroe County. The incident happened at a home in the 2300 block of Woodcrest Drive in Middle Smithfield Township. Police say the suspect was trying to harm himself when a family member walked in on him and that started the incident. The man is facing several charges including arson, risking catastrophe, two counts of simple assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and resisting arrest.
If you're flying out of Lehigh Valley International Airport over the Thanksgiving holiday, LVIA's Colin Riccobon urges you not to cut your arrival time close. "Because I think you're going to see, and we saw this over the summer, where the volume and the number of passengers that are trying to process through TSA checkpoints and the number of flights and capacity is high at Lehigh Valley International Airport is high. So you want to make sure you get yourself to the airport in plenty of time so you don't miss that flight," Riccobon says. He says allowing for two hours between your arrival and your flight time is a good idea to avoid stress and perhaps missing your flight altogether.
Anyone ages five to 18 years of age can get the COVID vaccine today in the East Penn School District. Lehigh Valley Health Network is providing the shots today from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lower Macungie Middle School cafeteria. The clinic will administer the first Pfizer vaccine for kids, free of charge. The second inoculation will be December 13th in the same location also from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam has announced that all adults in Pennsylvania are now eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine booster. The expanded eligibility follows an in-depth review process by the FDA and CDC. Officials also say, regardless of which brand of vaccine was received for a primary vaccination, you can take any brand for a booster dose.
State GOP Senate leaders say taxpayers will cover the $270,000 cost to have an Iowa consulting firm verify the state's 2020 election results. The review, demanded by a GOP subpoena, will be conducted by the Iowa firm Envoy Sage. Republican lawmakers are moving forward with the verification regardless of an active court fight over its legality. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Senate Democrats have filed lawsuits to block the subpoena. The GOP has also asked for the Wolf administration to turn over millions of voters' data, including nonpublic information in order to verify the results. A panel of Commonwealth Court judges is scheduled to hear arguments on both aspects at a hearing in Harrisburg December 15th.
The Eagles are at 5-6 after beating New Orleans 40-29 Sunday afternoon. Miles Sanders returned from injury to lead the team with 94 yards rushing and said afterwards the Eagles better play is due to head coach Nick Sirianni's message. "Coach preaches the same things. He doesn't change anything. He preaches the same things and we're following what he's talking about and you can see it's paying off," Sanders says. The Eagles visit the Giants this Sunday afternoon.