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Gov. Wolf Declares State Of Emergency For Pennsylvania Ahead Of Winter Storm

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Gov. Tom Wolf has declared a state of emergency for Pennsylvania ahead of this weekend’s winter storm. The upcoming storm is expected to bring heavy snow, high winds, sleet and freezing rain across the state through the weekend.


After hardball negotiations with Northampton County, Chrin ponies up more money for farmland preservation

Hardball negotiations have paid off for Northampton County after it reached a new farmland preservation deal with the Charles Chrin Real Estate Trust for land surrounding the Route 33 Chrin Interchange.


Trial set April 1 for Palmer man charged with killing 12-year-old while texting and driving

A Palmer Township man will stand trial April 1 on vehicular homicide and related charges in the death of a 12-year-old girl he allegedly struck while texting and driving in 2017.


After being stabbed multiple times and shot once, teen attempts to walk to hospital, Allentown police say

An 18-year-old-man was stabbed several times and shot once Thursday night in Allentown and attempted to walk to the hospital, police said. Patrol officers found the teen at 11:48 p.m. in the 300 block of Chew Street as he attempted to walk to Sacred Heart Hospital, according to Assistant Police Chie


Girls basketball: Scoring leaders and standings

The 5-foot-5 senior win guard broke her school’s 35-year old girl’s record for points in a game when she scored 38 in a 61-43 win over Saucon Valley. The 1,317-point career scorer tallied 16 in the fourth quarter when the Bulldogs expanded on a 43-34 lead entering the quarter.


New Jersey priest charged with sexually assaulting teen for 4 years in the 90s

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. -- A New Jersey priest accused of sexually assaulting a teen has a detention hearing scheduled for Friday. Father Thomas Ganley was taken into custody this week by a New Jersey prosecutor's office.


Boys basketball: Our top 10 teams, top 25 scorers and the player of the week

Palmerton coach Ken Termini is thrilled Nate Dougherty will be playing his college basketball at Moravian College. But Termini is hopeful that before he becomes a Greyhound, Dougherty, a senior, has many more big moments left as a Blue Bomber.


Pennsylvania Woman Tried To Kidnap Kangaroo From Petting Zoo, Take It To Florida, Police Say

HANGZHOU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 21: (CHINA OUT) A kangaroo looks at the camera in Hangzhou Zoo on September 21, 2015 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)


Police looking for Easton woman accused of assaulting intellectually disabled resident

Freemansburg police are looking for an Easton woman they say repeatedly assaulted an intellectually disabled resident at the group home where the woman previously worked. Morgan Marvine, 27, of the 1200 block of Ferry Street, is wanted on charges of neglect of care, reckless endangerment, harassment


Judge tosses "emotionally disturbing" photos from Grace Packer trial

Bucks County Judge Diane Gibbons on Friday denied prosecutors’ requests to show close up photos of Grace Packer’s dismembered remains to a jury. At issue were photos of the 14-year-old’s head and limbs which were discovered by hunters in October 2016.


Thousands respond to Pennsylvania police request for volunteers to get drunk for officer training

KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania police department's request for volunteers to get drunk for law and order purposes generated a predictably enthusiastic response. The Kutztown Police Department sought three volunteers to drink hard liquor to the point of inebriation so officers could be trained how t


Feds seek life in prison for New York man who repeatedly raped Northampton girl

Arguing that he was driven by the goal of sex with a child and didn’t let a fear of getting caught stand in his way, federal prosecutors will seek life in prison for a New York man who traveled to the Lehigh Valley three times to rape an 11-year-old girl he met online.


Easton homeless shelter has food but nobody to cook, serve it

If you’re comfortable in the kitchen, Safe Harbor shelter in Easton is sending a lunch invitation your way. The homeless shelter on Bushkill Drive has a stocked cupboard but no one to cook lunch for the next few weeks.


Allentown day care to open second center in Whitehall

An Allentown day care operator has gained approval to open a second facility in Whitehall Township. The Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday granted special exception approval to Romil Santos, 1049 N. 13th St., Allentown, to operate Little Stars Early Learning Center at 521 Fifth St., Fullerton.


Martin Guitar to Debut Special and Limited-Edition Models

Nazareth, PA (January 17, 2019) -- C.F. Martin & Co.®(Martin Guitar) will introduce brand-new Special and Limited Edition modelsat Winter NAMM in Anaheim, California, January 24-27, 2019.


Bragger breaks his own Allentown program track record

Jake Bragger owns the Allentown High School record in the 300-meter dash. In 2018, at the Ocean Breeze Freedom Games in Staten Island, Bragger ran a 39:23 in the 300 meters, setting Allentown’s program mark. Almost exactly a year later, on Jan. 5, 2019, Bragger broke his own record, crossing the fin


An early payment for Pennsylvanians on food stamps, but uncertainty on when help will continue

With careful budgeting, Jason Maisonet can make his food stamp benefits stretch a full month, allowing him to buy fresh fruit and yogurt for his 20-month-old nephew. But Maisonet’s disciplined choices are about to be tested as the entire benefit for February was added to his account early.


Lehigh Valley attendees talk about why they were at the March for Life rally

As they have for more than four decades, abortion opponents from Pennsylvania and across the country flooded a snowy, muddy stretch of the National Mall in their annual rally to end abortions in America.


Driver escapes injuries in Polk Township crash

A Kunkletown man escaped injuries in a one-vehicle crash at 9:46 p.m. Monday on Mountain View Drive in Polk Township. State police at the Lehighton barracks said Adam R. Beecher, 20, was driving a 2006 Subaru northbound at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle. Its rear quarter pa


Bethlehem officer not liable in wrong-way crash with suspect

A federal jury has concluded a police officer shouldn’t be held liable for injuries to a suspect he was pursuing the wrong way down a one-way street. A Bethlehem Township man was injured in 2014 when he was struck by Bethlehem police officer Joshua Hobson’s patrol car. Hobson was driving without eme