Breakfast Newser Notes – July 2nd, 2019

BREAKFAST NEWSER – 7AM EST M-F LEHIGH.TODAY/BREAKFAST

ROOSTER REPORT

AM FORECAST

  • From Weather.gov –

    This Afternoon
    A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. West wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
    Tonight
    A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. | go to source

TRAFFIC ALERTS- AM REPORT

  • From 511pa.com

    PEMBROKE RD / WILLOW PARK RD / FREEMANSBURG AV / STEFKO BL
    LAST UPDATED: 07/02/2019 09:25:13 am
    COUNTY:
    MUNICIPALITY: BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP
    DESCRIPTION: Downed tree on PEMBROKE RD / WILLOW PARK RD / FREEMANSBURG AV / STEFKO BL both directions between FREEMANSBURG AV and COOLIDGE ST. All lanes closed.

    STATE HILL RD
    LAST UPDATED: 07/01/2019 12:35:51 pm
    COUNTY:
    MUNICIPALITY: WYOMISSING
    DESCRIPTION: Flooding on STATE HILL RD southbound between GRANITE PT DR / + SPRING ST and HOBART AV. There is a lane restriction.

    KREIDERSVILLE RD / MAIN ST / WALNUT DR
    LAST UPDATED: 07/01/2019 10:15:17 am
    COUNTY:
    MUNICIPALITY: LEHIGH TOWNSHIP
    DESCRIPTION: Bridge outage on KREIDERSVILLE RD / MAIN ST / WALNUT DR both directions between LEHIGH DR and ELM RD / + WALNUT DR. All lanes closed. | go to source

COFFEE STORY

  • One never knows the places that life might unexpectedly lead you to when you least expect it. This is the story of Sofia and Diego. Sofia is a widowed woman in her late 60s. Diego is a 7-year old adventurer from Barcelona, who also happens to be Sofia’s grandson.
    Sofia and Diego would find a lynchpin between them, and even between themselves and the world around them. That lynchpin is none other than Pokemon Go, the go outdoors app that sends you into the world looking for Pokemons (gotta catch them all, you know).
    The Conversation – Meet the 67-year-old nurse Sofia, who lives in Badalona in Spain. After losing her husband to cancer a decade ago, Sofia initially found it hard to fight the grief and depression. Her daughters and grandchildren helped her in this transition.
    Sofia is especially close to her seven-year-old grandson, Diego. They do many activities together, constantly sharing intergenerational skills. It was Diego who first introduced Sofia to Pokémon Go.
    As they wandered the streets of Badalona together, Diego would show her the digital overlays of Pokémon Go that reinvented Sofia’s everyday experiences of mundane spaces.
    | go to source

NEWS ABOVE THE FOLD

TOP FIRE

  • A used syringe could lead to more charges for the Kentucky driver involved in the I-78 crash that killed a father and son.
    Reading Eagle -Investigators found used hypodermic needles near the steering wheel of the SUV driven by a Kentucky man that struck another SUV on Interstate 78 over the weekend, killing a father and his son from Schuylkill County, state police in Hamburg said Monday.
    Christopher A. Cornelius, 41, of Louisville was charged Saturday with possessing and intending to use drug paraphernalia. The investigation of the crash itself continues. | go to source

NEWSACTIONS

TOPACTION

  • WFMZ – Executive Education Academy Charter School in Allentown said farewell to its first graduating class on Friday, June 14. Commencement was held at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown.  77 seniors comprised the EEACS Class of 2019. Many of them will be going on to two and four-year colleges and universities, including Arcadia University, Lehigh University, Penn State, and West Chester University. | go to source

BELOW THE FOLD

THE DAILY UG

  • Facebook faced a Sarin scare recently when an abundance of caution led to a good old fashioned building scare in the heart of Facebook,  the HQ in Silicon Valley.
    France 24 -Facebook Inc evacuated four buildings and two people were being evaluated for possible exposure to the nerve agent sarin on Monday after a package at the social media company’s Silicon Valley mail facility tested positive for the toxic compound.  The people who came in contact with the suspicious package at about 11 a.m. PT (1800 GMT) did not show any symptoms of exposure to sarin, said Jon Johnston, fire marshal for the city of Menlo Park, California, where Facebook is based.
    “The (Facebook) facility tests all of the packages that come in and they had a positive test, so they just initiated their standard protocol. Now we’re just waiting to verify whether that’s true or not,” he said. | go to source

THE DAILY LULZ

  • Bang your head, Dr.  That’s right, you can be a Doctor just for banging your head.  Well, sort of…..If you go to the right kind of school, you can get a PhD for doing it…
    Mixdown – According to Anarchist Geography, a site run by University of Newcastle’s Director of Human Geography Simon Springer, there are two fully-funded PhD scholarships up for grabs. This will include the Geography of Heavy Metal Music course, as well as Geographies of Homelessness, Veganism and Unschooling.
    “Heavy Metal is a global phenomenon, representing a major cultural trend for the past four decades,” the description reads. “Numerous sub-genres exist within the general framework of Heavy Metal, each representing unique subcultures.” | go to source

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