Stifling Heat Prompts Desperate Pleas From Forecasters Across NJ, PA Stifling Heat Prompts Desperate Pleas From Forecasters Across NJ, PA
Stifling Heat Prompts Desperate Pleas From Forecasters Across NJ, PA Temperatures will be the hottest they've been in this stretch of heat this weekend in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, say forecasters urging residents to limit time outside. A heat advisory and excessive heat warning have been issued across both states Saturday, June 22.  Heat index values could exceed 100° this weekend, the National Weather Service said, noting actual temps will spike up to 95 degrees on Saturday, and 98 degrees on Sunday, June 23. A heat advisory has been issued through 6 a.m. Sunday, and an excessive heat warning goes into effect Sunday across the Jersey Shore, m…
Two Cut With Knife During Scuffle At PA Waterpark: Authorities Two Cut With Knife During Scuffle At PA Waterpark: Authorities
Two Cut With Knife During Scuffle At PA Waterpark: Authorities Three people were arrested when an argument at a Scranton waterpark became violent last Friday, June 14, according to city police.  Authorities said it happened in the parking lot after an adult swim event at Montage Mountain. Multiple parkgoers "engaged in an altercation" that left four people injured, including two who were cut by a knife, officials said.  Those arrested:  Nyree Kenya Tawanda Pemberton, 25, of Ithaca, New York was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct. Divine Naysa Nari Taylor, 22, of Ithaca, New York …
Pennsylvania Parents Of 6 Drown In Florida Rip Current, Sheriff Says Pennsylvania Parents Of 6 Drown In Florida Rip Current, Sheriff Says
Pennsylvania Parents Of 6 Drown In Florida Rip Current, Sheriff Says Two Pennsylvania parents drowned in rip currents while vacationing in Pennsylvania Thursday, June 20, authorities said. Brian Warter, 51, and Erica Wishard, 48, were with their six, mostly-teenage children when they got swept out by a rip current at Hutchinson Island, a beach in Martin County Florida, the county sheriff's office said. Two of the teens were with their parents and were able to break the current, the sheriff's office said. They tried to help their parents, but it became too dangerous and they were forced to swim ashore. Martin County Ocean Rescue found Wishard and Warter…
Fresh Out Of Prison: Man Charged With Stalking Victim In Lancaster County, Police Say Fresh Out Of Prison: Man Charged With Stalking Victim In Lancaster County, Police Say
Fresh Out Of Prison: Man Charged With Stalking Victim In Lancaster County, Police Say An Ephrata area man is back in police custody after authorities said he harassed a victim just after being released from jail.  Timothy E. Rinehults, 35, is also charged with stalking, said West Earl Township police.  Authorities said they were called to the Hilltop Mobile Home Village in Akron Borough on June 13. A resident said Rinehults was banging on the front door and yelling for them to come outside, according to police.  Rinehults was gone when police arrived and authorities learned he had previously been arrested for a domestic dispute at the same address on May 14, …
Abnormally Hot July Ahead For Northeast, Forecasters Say Abnormally Hot July Ahead For Northeast, Forecasters Say
Abnormally Hot July Ahead For Northeast, Forecasters Say Forecasters say July 2024 will be an unforgettable one — but not exactly for the right reasons. The monthly temperature outlook for July was released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center. A weather map shows next month is shaping up to be between 70 and 80 percent hotter than normal temps for the month of July both in the Northeast and the Midwest. This week could be a good indication of that, as temps have yet to spike and will challenge records, AccuWeather says. AccuWeather Friday, June 21 will be sunny with a …
First Named Storm Of 2024 Hurricane Season Forms: Meet Alberto First Named Storm Of 2024 Hurricane Season Forms: Meet Alberto
First Named Storm Of 2024 Hurricane Season Forms: Meet Alberto What could be one of the most active hurricane seasons ever now has its first named storm. Tropical Storm Alberto formed late Wednesday morning, June 19 as it moved across the western Gulf of Mexico. Heavy rain, coastal flooding, and gusty winds are forecast along the coasts of Texas and northeastern Mexico through Thursday, June 20. Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued in those areas. It could make landfall, probably in Mexico, Thursday night. Up to 12 inches of rainfall is possible in parts of northern Mexico. In late May, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forec…
Dollar Tree Sold Lead-Infused Applesauce Pouches For Weeks After Recall, FDA Says Dollar Tree Sold Lead-Infused Applesauce Pouches For Weeks After Recall, FDA Says
Dollar Tree Sold Lead-Infused Applesauce Pouches For Weeks After Recall, FDA Says Despite a recall notice and multiple warnings from the Food and Drug Administration, Dollar Tree continued to sell applesauce pouches containing lead for weeks, federal officials say. The popular retail chain was issued a letter from the FDA this month regarding the WanaBana fruit puree pouches, distributed by Negasmart. "As described below, laboratory analysis of multiple lots of WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree pouches, including finished product samples collected from Dollar Tree stores, detected extremely high concentrations of lead," the letter reads.  "... you conti…
COLD CASE: Philly Woman Found Strangled Off I-81 In Schuylkill County COLD CASE: Philly Woman Found Strangled Off I-81 In Schuylkill County
Cold CASE: Philly Woman Found Strangled Off I-81 In Schuylkill County Pennsylvania State Police continue to investigate the murder of Caryn Fortino.  Fortino, 38, was found dead in a wooded area off of Interstate 81 in Delano Township on May 23, 2003. She had been strangled, according to troopers.  Authorities said Fortino was from the Philadelphia area and was last in contact with loved ones that February. A 2003 report from the Allentown Morning Call said her last known address was in Egg Harbor, New Jersey, but that she had moved back to Philly before her death.  She was not reported missing, changed addresses often, and was thought to be w…
36 Animals Including Bull, Chickens Rescued From School Bus Trailer In Adams County: SPCA 36 Animals Including Bull, Chickens Rescued From School Bus Trailer In Adams County: SPCA
36 Animals Including Bull, Chickens Rescued From School Bus Trailer In Adams County: SPCA Thirty birds, four dogs, one bull, and one pony were removed from a school bus and trailer in Adams County over the weekend, according to the SPCA.  Eastern Adams Regional police called SPCA members to Hanover Street and Red Hill Road on Saturday night, the organization said in a release.  Police had discovered the animals in the bus and accompanying trailer after arresting the driver on out-of-state warrants, officials said. The animals were given water and kept secure until Sunday when they could be removed.  Authorities said the birds — including chickens, roosters, …
Accident Closes Route 30 In Lancaster County Accident Closes Route 30 In Lancaster County
Accident Closes Route 30 In Lancaster County Traffic on Route 30/Lincoln Highway in Lancaster County is shut down after a multi-vehicle crash on Monday morning, June 17, authorities say.  Route 30 is closed between Newport Pike and Simmontown Road, according to PennDOT.  WGAL reports the Lancaster County Coroner's Office responded to the scene. 
Woman Wanted For Stealing $7.7K Out Of MD Captured In PA, Police Say Woman Wanted For Stealing $7.7K Out Of MD Captured In PA, Police Say
Woman Wanted For Stealing $7.7K Out Of MD Captured In PA, Police Say A 55-year-old woman wanted out of Maryland for felony theft and malicious property destruction was has been arrested in Pennsylvania. Quarryville, PA police got a tip on June 6 that Lisa Marie Phillips was on the 100 block of Groffdale Drive in Oak Bottom Village, the office said. She had been wanted by the Carroll County Sheriff's Office for felony theft of $7,705 and malicious destruction of property.  QPD officers responded to the area, immediately found Phillips and arrested her. Phillips was subsequently charged with one one additional count of Fugitive from Justice (M) by t…
Stevie Nicks Fans Enraged After Hershey Stadium Show Postponed Last Minute Stevie Nicks Fans Enraged After Hershey Stadium Show Postponed Last Minute
Stevie Nicks Fans Enraged After Hershey Stadium Show Postponed Last Minute Less than two hours before it was set to begin, the Stevie Nicks performance at Hershey Park Stadium was postponed. The stadium took to Facebook to make the announcement, citing a band illness. SHOW UPDATE: Regrettably, due to illness in the band, tonight’s performance is being postponed. Please hold on to your tickets. A new date will be announced soon. Posted by Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday, June 15, 2024 Locals reported seeing dozens of police cars in the area. Fans who had driven from several states having purchased tickets months in advance away were enraged. "An hour and…