Four families are without a place to stay after a fire in Slatington. Firefighters were called to an eight-unit complex on Hillcrest Lane just after 5:30 Sunday morning. One unit was destroyed by the fire, while three others were destroyed by water and smoke damage. No injuries are reported. The families are being assisted by the Red Cross. The cause of the fire is still undetermined.
A 32-year-old motorcyclist died in a weekend crash near Route 309 in Heidelberg Township. John Watt of New Tripoli was pronounced dead after 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon after the crash along Hunsicker Road. The cause of the crash hasn't been determined but it appears that Watt failed to negotiate a curve and hit a tree. The crash happened on a curve about a half-mile from Route 309.
An 81-year-old New Tripoli man is dead following a head-on crash in Northampton County. Dale Bower had been reported missing prior to the Saturday night crash. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to St. Luke's University Hospital in Fountain Hill with what are described as serious injuries. The crash happened on Route 611 near Church Road. Investigators say Bower was not wearing a seatbelt.
After Saturday's record high temperature was tied and Sunday's was eclipsed, Accu-Weather's Dean DeVore says another record could fall later this week. "I think we'll make a run at 70 again and it's probably another record day on Thursday," DeVore says. Enjoy that however. DeVore says by the weekend, daytime highs will barely reach into the 40s.
Penn State's annual 46-hour dance marathon is in the books. Among those attending at Bryce Jordan Center was football coach James Franklin who addressed students who spent almost the entire weekend on their feet to raise money in the fight against pediatric cancer. "What you guys are doing today is unbelievable. 46 hours dancing straight to make a difference in families and children's lives and to beat pediatric cancer is unbelievable. I'm so proud of you guys," Franklin said. The final dollar figure for the 2017 THON is just more than $10 million to go to the Four Diamonds Fund and the Penn State Health Milton Hershey Medical Center.
A spokesman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is denying a published report that says he will soon be taking on a role in the Trump administration. The "New York Post" quoted sources at the White House as saying officials are working to bring Christie to the White House in some capacity. Sunday, Christie spokesman Brian Murray said there's "absolutely no truth to the story," adding that Christie has indicated that he plans to finish his term as governor.