As one of the leading Pennsylvania Republicans, Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman says he has to show leadership. "So, today, putting the party first, it's time for me to step aside and support someone who can win in the fall," Corman said. Corman says that person is Lou Barletta. Corman is dropping his run for governor and backing Barletta and tells supporters that even though his name will still be on the ballot, those supporters should vote for Barletta instead.
A 19-year-old Allentown man is in custody, charged with a fatal crash that happened three months ago. Jose Gonzalez-Roman is accused of driving at a "very high rate of speed" in the 1000 block of West Tilghman Street. As police tried to catch up to the vehicle, they found the body of Steve Bernhard lying in the intersection of North 17th Street and Sumner Avenue. Bernhard died from his injuries. Gonzalez-Roman is in Lehigh County Jail under $150,000 bail.
One person is dead after a motorcycle crash in Northampton County. It happened shortly after 6:30 Thursday evening on Route 248, near the entrance to the 25th Street Shopping Center in Palmer Township. Police say a motorcycle hit the back of a car. The investigation continues.
The very best in local high school musical talent will be honored during the Freddy Awards at the State Theatre and on WFMZ May 26th. Emmaus High School pulled in the most Freddy nominations with 15 for their production of "The Addams Family: School Edition."
The Pennsylvania Department of Health published its weekly update of data on the COVID-19 pandemic and has reported an average of a little over 3000 cases per day. They say that calculates to a 46-percent increase in a week, and more than triple the average of 862 daily cases recorded a month ago.
New Jersey authorities are willing to pay for unwanted firearms. The state's Attorney General office is teaming up with the Morris County Prosecutor's office to host a gun buyback events this weekend in Budd Lake and Parsippany. New Jerseyans can anonymously turn in up to three guns with no questions asked. The payout for each gun is up to $300.
Dozens of gas stations across New Jersey are set to lower their prices Friday in a push to allow customers to pump their own gas. New Jersey is the only state in the country that doesn't allow drivers to pump their own gas, but legislators are considering a measure to change that. More than 75 stations across 14 counties are taking part in fuel your way NJ's "Self-Serve Awareness Campaign" to help drivers understand how much money they would save if the legislation goes into effect. Drivers who gas up at participating stations will be encouraged to contact their local representatives and demand they pass the Motorist Fueling Choice and Convenience Act.
The 76ers season ended Thursday night when they lost 99-90 to Miami in game six of their playoff series. Forward Tobias Harris says a lack of talent isn't why his team is going home earlier than hoped. "Everything we went through, we still had enough talent and enough firepower to fight for a championship and we weren't able to do that," Harris says. Miami will play either Boston or Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference Final.