Police in Easton are investigating a Monday night murder. The shooting happened last night just after 8 o'clock near Church and North Union Street. Police say an unidentified man was shot several times and was dead at the scene. Police are looking for a black male and a black female who were seen fleeing on Church Street in a white SUV.
In Allentown, police are investigating a Monday night shooting. One man was shot just before 8 o'clock last night near Sixth and Washington streets. Police say the shooter went into a home at 622 Washington Street and after a brief standoff, he emerged and surrendered. Initial reports indicate the shooting may have stemmed from a chilc custody issue.
The Lehigh County District Attorney's office has decided against persuing the death penalty for 62-year-old Walter Bratvold. Prosecutors say there are no aggravating circumstances to warrant a death sentence. Bratvold is charged with killing Rose Sieniawski inside their North Godfrey Street apartment back in February and then dumping her body in a recycling bin behind a building on East Tilghman Street. A trial is scheduled to begin on September 20.
State Police in the Belfast barracks are investigating the theft of items taken from several unlocked vehicles in Portland Borough. Police say several victims living near and along Delaware Avenue reported items having been taken from Saturday into Sunday. If you have any information on who stole the items, call State Police at 610-759-6106.
The first chairwoman of the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners has died. Judith Diehl died Friday at the age of 89. She served as a commissioner from 1979 to 1987.
A Poconos man is charged with his infant daughter's death. Police say 25-year-old Anthony Gudino was intoxicated when he brought his 5-month-old daughter to Pocono Medical Center on Friday, claiming he found her limp and non-responsive on a swing. Instead, doctors determined the baby had several head injuries, including a skull fracture. Gudino is being held in the Monroe County Jail without bail.
Sen. Pat Toomey says Philadelphia police officers are forced to abide by a law they strongly disagree with. "The vast majority of Philadelphia police officers do not think Philadelphia should be a sanctuary city. I am very confident about that," Toomey says. The Republican says he bases that confidence on many conversations he has had with Philadelphia police officers. After his comments, Toomey released a radio ad criticizing Democrat opponent Katie McGinty for supporting the idea of sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants. McGinty's campaign responded by saying Toomey supports "hateful" policies of Donald Trump.
Governor Tom Wolf is threatening to veto a bill that would eliminate seniority-based layoffs for public school teachers. The Senate voted Monday for the legislation, which would require school districts to make cuts based on performance rather than seniority. Wolf says the issue should be settled by districts and labor unions.
One of Joe Paterno's sons is responding to new allegations that his late father knew about child sexual abuse allegations against assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky as far back as 1976. Speaking on CBS Sports Radio, Jay Paterno says before people judge his father, they need to take a deep breath. "I think the thing people have to understand is they are just allegations. Nothing has been proven. The line that pertains to Joe Paterno in that legal document, just above that, the judge says none of this has been proven," Jay Paterno says. Paterno says there are been allegations against his father for the past four-and-a-half years that have been reported as fact...until they've been proven to be false. He is confident the new claims will be as well.
The teen accused of stabbing 20 students and a security guard at Franklin Regional High School in Westmoreland County is going to be tried as an adult. A judge has ruled that Alex Hribal, who was 16 when the crime was committed in 2014, will face attempted homicide and aggravted assault charges in adult court. Hribal's attorney says he is concerned about his client's welfare in the county prison.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is going to be the transition team chairman for Donald Trump if Trump wins November's election. Trump calls Christie a knowledgable, loyal person with the tools to put together a unparalleled transition team. Christie will deal with a team that is preparing to transition into the White House should Trump become president.