Georgia Lottery Winner Invests Millions Into Crystal Meth Trafficking Ring

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Most of you would buy a new car or a new house if you won millions in the lottery. Maybe you’d invest in a company or go on a globe-spanning trip. But a Georgia man apparently hoped to become the next Walter White, the methamphetamine mastermind from the TV show “Breaking Bad.” It […]

Wham Cam: Longest River?

He always wants to challenge people to answer a burning question, and before he left for Go Joe 19, Newswatch 16’s Joe Snedeker wanted to find out — what’s the longest river on the east coast?

Watch Live on Donald Trump’s Town Hall in Scranton at 3 p.m.

Don’t have a ticket or can’t make it to Donald Trump’s town hall at Lackawanna College in Scranton? WNEP will stream the event live at beginning at 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 27.

Police Investigating Home Invasion in Northumberland County

MILTON — Police in Northumberland County are investigating a home invasion. Officers were called to the 300 block of Mahoning Street in Milton just after 12:30 a.m. Monday. Investigators say a masked man was seen inside the home. The woman who spotted the intruder locked herself, her child and her brother in a bedroom The man was […]

Former snack food company exec pleads guilty to $1.4M fraud

A former executive with a Pennsylvania potato chip and snack food company has pleaded guilty to defrauding the company out of roughly $1.4 million.

Thirty-eight-year-old Kevin Myers acknowledged Tuesday that he received $651,000 in kickbacks while p…

Pennsylvania gun range owned by NY drug rescuer burglarized

Pennsylvania state police are investigating a burglary at a gun range owned by a man jailed on weapons charges stemming from an apparent attempt to rescue a heroin addict in New York City.

Troopers from the Fogelsville barracks say John Cramsey’s Hi…

Cars roll in for Kutztown Kruizz

Thousands of car enthusiasts will be driving to Kutztown this Saturday for the Kutztown Kruizz car show.

The show was created last year for the bicentennial celebrations and was such a hit, organizers have brought it back and plan to make it an annu…

Parkland Library seeking increase in tax rate to pay for new facility

Parkland Community Library officials are seeking ways to help fund a proposed $14 million new facility, by asking voters to approve a significant tax rate increase.

Library Director, Debbie Jack, along with Karl Siebert, President of the Library Board, presented their case before the school board on Tuesday for relocating and expanding of the new community library. They say the current 5,400 square-foot building at 4422 Walbert Avenue in Allentown, doesn’t serve as adequate place where the community’s needs could to be met.

They argued that the Parkland School District’s special library tax, at its current 0.1 millage rate, should be bumped to .28 mills in order to help generate additional funding for the project. A medium household valued at $200,000 would expect to pay about $36 per year from current tax of $22.40. The library is funded by 80 percent of local tax collected by the school district.

Library officials said that they will be collecting residents’ signatures in coming weeks and presenting the list before the school board. Ultimately, they want the board to place the question on the ballot for referendum in the upcoming general election in November.

“The community should decide whether they want to fund this library or not,” Siebert said, “it’s totally up to them, it’s a simple majority vote.”

Jack said the library was visited about 80,000 people last year and more than 250,000 items were checked out. She added that more room space is needed to hold special events and give the library goers enough space to work on computers. The current building provides only twenty-four parking spots. That equals to one for every one thousand residents.

“[The current building] is very small for population being served. It was even small the day we opened the doors for population we had then. We always had a lot of people walking through the doors,” Jack said.

The proposed 30,000 square-foot facility would be built on new location at 4240 Orefield Rd. in South Whitehall Township. That piece of land was generously donated to the library by David Jaindl, a local businessman and land developer.

Some school board members had voiced their concerns about the new location of the library, citing that it isn’t in central spot of travel for most residents within the Parkland District. Jef Reyburn, board director, warned that residents in Upper Macungie Township would deal with the most travel as result. He and other board members advised the library officials to ask the people for feedback where they would want their library built.

In 2013, voters were defeated by 60 percent of a similar referendum to build the library in Upper Macungie Township.

WFMZ’s Karin Mallett: DNC day 2 wrap

Hillary’s nomination was the highlight of the evening for delegates inside the Wells Fargo Center.But it wasn’t all cheers and applause.

It looked smooth inside the Wells Fargo Center but it was anything but. Shortly after the official nomination ca…

Berks County Coroner seeks next of kin for Todd Bauer

The Berks County Coroner is seeking the next of kin of 42-year-old Todd Allen Bauer.

He was pronounced dead at his residence at the Boyertown Inn around 10 p.m.