A Philadelphia judge is allowing a lawsuit against Walmart to move forward. The suit, filed by the families of three murder victims, claims the Lower Nazareth Township Walmart was negligent when it allegedly sold ammo to an underage man. Robert Jourdain was allegedly drunk and was under 21 at the time of the sale in July 2015. The ammo sold to Jourdain was used in a shooting spree that killed three people. Todd West has been convicted of the three killings and sentenced to live in prison. Jourdain pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and faces 12 to 40 years in prison.
Upper Macungie Township police are looking for a New Jersey man accused of damaging a motel room. Aleko Archili was renting a room at the Motel 6 on Blue Barn Road and an employee found $2500 worth of damage Sunday. A window and television set were damaged during his stay.
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski continues to push forward with his campaign and doing so on social media. Via his campaign website, the mayor was asked if he could secure endorsements for a fourth term with a cloud of corruption hovering above him and city hall. Pawlowski says endorsements don't matter as much as his record does. "We've been able to take a city that was deep in debt and turn that debt into a surplus. We've solved our pension problems, something very few cities in the commonwealth or across the country have been able to do," the mayor says. Pawlowski has been charged with nothing, but a handful of former city employees have pleaded guilty to participating in a pay-to-play scheme.
Governor Tom Wolf is holding a town hall meeting today. The event will be livestreamed on Facebook at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Questions can be posted on Wolf's Facebook page.
As the weather warms up, at least briefly, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is reminding people about boating safety. Officials released the accident figures for 2016 last week. 11 people died in boating incidents last year and more than half of those deaths involved alcohol. Accident reports indicate almost 80 percent of all boating fatalities also involve boaters not wearing life jackets. Pennsylvania boaters must wear a life jacket between November 1st and April 30th.
A Colebrookdale woman is dead after an accident on the way to her husband's grave. Nancy Heist suffered an asthma attack at the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Pottstown over the weekend and crashed her car into a tree. She was trapped for more than two hours before emergency responders found the scene. She died at the hospital a short time later. Heist's husband died just a week earlier.