Police Searching for Missing Man with Diabetes

COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — Police in Monroe County are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing man. Richard McClain was last seen leaving his home on Chip Path in Coolbaugh Township on Thursday. McClain’s pickup truck was located Saturday on Plank Road in Gouldsboro. Officers say McClain is diabetic and it’s not known if […]

Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament Swings into Courthouse Square

SCRANTON — Dozens of law enforcement members and first responders faced off with some Wiffle ball Saturday in Scranton. The third annual “Wiffle on the Square” was held on the front lawn of the Lackawanna County Courthouse. “The companionship with the other law enforcement officers, this is mainly I think 90-percent law enforcement between the […]

Thousands Celebrate Saint Ubaldo Festival

JESSUP — For more than a century, thousands have descended on Jessup for the annual Saint Ubaldo Festival. “It’s hard to put it into words,” said Brook Brunozzi of Old Forge. Brunozzi has helped run for Saint Anthony for 40 years. “It’s just incredible. I love the day! I live for the day!” Hundreds like […]

Solar Impulse 2 impresses thousands in Lehigh County

It touched down in Lehigh County on Wednesday, but on Saturday thousands of people from all over the region had the once-in-a-lifetime chance to get up close and personal with the first ever solar plane traveling around the world.

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Toddler seriously injured in car crash in Allentown

A two-year-old was seriously injured in a car crash Saturday morning, police say.

According to police, the toddler, Darian Carter Jones, was restrained in a car seat when the vehicle he was traveling in struck a parked car while traveling eastbound on Hanover Avenue, approaching Randolph Street.

He was transported to St. Luke’s Bethlehem, and then flown by helicopter to a hospital in Philadelphia.

Police say the driver, Sadi McWhite, 68, was not injured. 

Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash, including whether a mechanical issue was to blame.

They say as of now, there does not appear to be any illegal activity or evidence of impaired driving. 

Toddler seriously injured in car crash in Allentown

A two-year-old was seriously injured in a car crash Saturday morning, police say.

According to police, the toddler, Darian Carter Jones, was restrained in a car seat when the vehicle he was traveling in struck a parked car while traveling eastbound on Hanover Avenue, approaching Randolph Street.

He was transported to St. Luke’s Bethlehem, and then flown by helicopter to a hospital in Philadelphia.

Police say the driver, Sadi McWhite, 68, was not injured. 

Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash, including whether a mechanical issue was to blame.

They say as of now, there does not appear to be any illegal activity or evidence of impaired driving. 

WWII era plane with local ties crashes into Hudson River

Divers have retrieved the wreckage of a World War II plane that crashed into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, killing the pilot.

The plane was pulled out of the water at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday by divers with the New York Police Department and the Army Corps of Engineers. It was being taken to a heliport in Manhattan. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will examine the aircraft as part of its investigation.

The single-seat P-47 Thunderbolt crashed at about 7:30 p.m. Friday. The body of 56-year-old pilot William Gordon of Key West, Florida, was recovered hours later.
    
Gordon had 25 years of experience as an air show performer.

Scott Clyman of the American Airpower Museum said in a statement Saturday that Bill Gordon understood the “powerful message” that historic aircraft represent “in telling the story of American courage and valor.”
    
The plane was taking part in the American Airpower Museum’s celebration of the P-47 Thunderbolt’s 75th anniversary this weekend.

That same plane was scheduled to be part of “World War II Weekend” in Bern Township, Berks County next weekend, according to the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s website.

According to a museum employee, the owners of the Thunderbolt plane canceled its appearance just days before Friday’s crash, but it had been on display at previous “World War II Weekend” events.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the aircraft, which went down near the George Washington Bridge, was among three planes that had departed from Republic Airport in Farmingdale, on Long Island, just east of New York City. The other two aircraft returned to the airport and landed safely.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

WWII era plane with local ties crashes into Hudson River

Divers have retrieved the wreckage of a World War II plane that crashed into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, killing the pilot.

The plane was pulled out of the water at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday by divers with the New York Police Department and the Army Corps of Engineers. It was being taken to a heliport in Manhattan. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will examine the aircraft as part of its investigation.

The single-seat P-47 Thunderbolt crashed at about 7:30 p.m. Friday. The body of 56-year-old pilot William Gordon of Key West, Florida, was recovered hours later.
    
Gordon had 25 years of experience as an air show performer.

Scott Clyman of the American Airpower Museum said in a statement Saturday that Bill Gordon understood the “powerful message” that historic aircraft represent “in telling the story of American courage and valor.”
    
The plane was taking part in the American Airpower Museum’s celebration of the P-47 Thunderbolt’s 75th anniversary this weekend.

That same plane was scheduled to be part of “World War II Weekend” in Bern Township, Berks County next weekend, according to the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s website.

According to a museum employee, the owners of the Thunderbolt plane canceled its appearance just days before Friday’s crash, but it had been on display at previous “World War II Weekend” events.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the aircraft, which went down near the George Washington Bridge, was among three planes that had departed from Republic Airport in Farmingdale, on Long Island, just east of New York City. The other two aircraft returned to the airport and landed safely.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Blaze engulfs home in Rockland Township

Firefighters are battling a three-alarm fire in Berks County.

Officials say flames have engulfed a house in the unit block of Mine Road.

There is currently no word on injuries or what caused the blaze.

Stay with 69 News and wfmz.com for updates.

Blaze engulfs home in Rockland Township

Firefighters are battling a three-alarm fire in Berks County.

Officials say flames have engulfed a house in the unit block of Mine Road.

There is currently no word on injuries or what caused the blaze.

Stay with 69 News and wfmz.com for updates.