Lehigh Valley first responders are preparing for an emergency at Lehigh Valley International Airport. More than 150 people from more than 30 agencies took part in the weekend exercise at the airport. They participated in a drill that simulated a bus hitting a taxiing plane on the runway. Officials say the drill that took more than a year to plan was meant to strengthen partnerships between the agencies.
Colonial Regional police are investigating a pair of weekend armed robberies. Police say two men entered the Turkey Hill on Chestnut Street in Emmaus early Sunday morning, showed a pair of guns and got away with an undisclosed amount of money. A short time later, two males entered the Turkey Hill on Sterners Way in Hanover Township, again showed two guns and fled with money and cigarettes. Nobody was injured in either holdup. Police are trying to determine if the robberies are connected.
Police are asking your help in tracking down a couple suspected of stealing a purse in Northampton County. Bethlehem Township police are releasing a surveillance picture of a man and woman they believe took the victim's purse from a Panera Bread on Southmont Way in Easton last week. The victim's credit cards were used at a Best Buy in the same shopping center as the Panera Bread within minutes after being stolen.
A Civil War-themed wedding Saturday at the Hotel Bethlehem ended up having police called when a man became unruly after seeing the Confederate flag inside one of the hotel's windows. Police Chief Mark DiLuzio says guests and the wedding party were wearing long dresses and uniforms and the flag, which was hanging next to the American flag, was meant to reflect the wedding theme. A man who was passing by, saw the flag and according to DiLuzio "began freaking out, screaming and yelling" and created a disorderly scene. When police arrived, the man continued screaming obscenities and had to be removed from the scene.
Today's high temperature is expected to be 80. Tomorrow's is only 70. Accu-Weather's Brian Thompson says thunderstorms later tonight will push the warmer weather out. "There's going to be a cold front that comes through tonight. I cannot rule out a shower popping up later this afternoon, but for the most part I think everything is going to hold off until after dark," Thompson says. He says most of those storms won't arrive until after 9 o'clock tonight.
New Jersey fire officials are asking residents to be more cautious as wildfire season is off to an early start in the state this year. A dry winter and warmer temperatures have created combustible materials and that along with carelessness can lead to wildfires. Fire risk also increases as more homes are built in wooded areas. The state says all regions are at moderate risk of wildfires right now.
After winning two games in Hershey to force a winner-take-all game 5 at PPL Center, the Phantoms could not complete a remarkable comeback and saw their season end Sunday night with a 3-2 loss to Hershey. For captain Colin McDonald, it was a bitter pill to swallow. "Our end goal was to win the cup and I thought we had the makeup here to do that, so it's just really disappointing. The year we had and coming back in this series, I really thought we had it," McDonald says. While Lehigh Valley's season ends, Hershey moves on to round two and a matchup with Providence.