Several people taken to hospital following Union Township crash

Interstate 78 was shut down for hours Sunday morning following a two-vehicle crash in Hunterdon County, NJ.

Crews on the scene say the incident happened around 9:48 a.m. between exits 11 and 12. One of the cars rolled over.

78 West was shut down …

Hundreds of rabbits, calf found in New Jersey home

Hundreds of animals were discovered in a Hunterdon County, NJ home Saturday after the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded to a call it received on its animal cruelty hotline.

When NJSPCA officers arrived at the home…

Police: hit-and-run driver found sleeping in vehicle in Schuylkill County

Police say a driver who left the scene of an accident was later found sleeping in his vehicle.

According to police, around 6:19 p.m. Saturday, Kevin Kennedy of Port Carbon was involved in a minor two-vehicle crash in the 100 block of Jackson Street….

Accident in Tulpehocken Township sends two children to hospital

A 10-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl were transported to the hospital for minor injuries after a car crash in Tulpehocken Township Saturday.

According to police, the incident happened around 2:55 p.m. at the intersection of New Schaefferstown Ro…

In need of a 2nd kidney transplant, she finds a donor nearby

Donna Beahn will undergo her 2nd transplant in 13 years. The donor? Her husband of 34 years.

Trying to find an suitable donor for an organ transplant can be the ordeal of a …

Stick it: Flu clinics reject nasal vaccine for 2016-17 (VIDEO)

Bethlehem and Lehigh Valley Health Network are following the federal recommendation to go with all injectable vaccine.

Watch video

Intranasal flu vaccine — FluMi…

N.J. police nab alleged credit card forgers after chase

The New York men’s names were on the cards but the accounts belonged to other people, police say.

The credit cards apparently looked like theirs, but the money wasn’t.

pohatcong township police carPohatcong police say they chased credit card forgers through the township’s Parkside area. (lehighvalleylive.com file photo)

Two New York City men were charged this week with fraudulently using credit cards at the Phillipsburg Mall, Pohatcong Township police said. The cards had allegedly been altered with the suspects’ names, but the accounts still belonged to other people.

Police said they were alerted Thursday afternoon by mall security and a patrol pursued them through the Parkside section of town, eventually apprehending them when the vehicle turned down a dead end, police said.

Darnell J. Johnson, 32, of Brooklyn, is charged with two counts of forgery, one count each of theft by deception and fraudulent use of a credit card.

Jayquran K. Hazel, 24, of the Bronx, is charged with two counts of forgery and one count of fraudulent use of a credit card.

Thieves swipe credit cards from Crossings

Bail information was not immediately available.

A third man who was driving the car is charged with several motor vehicle violations. Police did not identify him in a news release.

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Clear to partly cloudy skies tonight

Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy. Low: 64

Sunday: Mostly sunny and hot (PM shower/t-storm N&W). High: 89

Sunday Night: Patchy clouds (evening shower/t-storm N&W). Low: 66

After a hot but sunny start to the weekend, skies will remain clear to partly cloudy tonight with low temperatures reaching the mid 60s.

Sunday will also be mostly sunny with high temperatures hovering near that 90 degree mark. However, the humidity should stay fairly low once again. There could be a shower or t-storm developing nearby, staying mainly north and west of the area.

For Monday, a few showers and a thunderstorm may start to push in from the west as a cold front approaches, but they do not look like a big deal and most of the activity appears to hold off until the afternoon and evening. Otherwise, Monday should feature partly sunny skies, but with more humidity and highs topping out near 90 degrees again.

Enjoy the weekend!

Crews battle blaze on Penn Avenue in West Reading

Crews arrived on the scene of a 2-alarm fire in the 500 block of Penn Avenue in West Reading Saturday afternoon.

Officials say the fire was contained to one structure. They say a wooden deck caught fire and spread to a wooden roof.

Officials say no…

Christie: Wife has retired after 3 decades on Wall St.

Gov. Chris Christie says New Jersey’s first lady is now retired after three decades of working in the financial world.

The Republican governor spoke at news conference on an unrelated topic Friday. He says Mary Pat Christie made the decision she wanted to stay at home with the couple’s youngest children.

Mary Pat Christie didn’t return to work on Wall Street after the governor’s failed presidential campaign, but Friday was the first time the governor addressed her work status.

She stepped down from her role as a director with at Angelo, Gordon & Co. before the governor officially announced his presidential bid.

Christie says his wife has been the breadwinner for years and after he leaves office in 2018, he plans to return to the private sector to earn a paycheck.