Here are some of the best stories you may have missed this week in the Lehigh Valley.
Lawsuit filed against LVHN for ransomware photos
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Lehigh Valley Health Network alleging the hospital prioritized money over patient privacy after photos of cancer patients were posted on the internet in a hack of ransomware.
Banks in the region seek to reassure customers
Banks in the Lehigh Valley area have sought to reassure customers that their banking is safe after the failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank prompted customers to withdraw their money.
The judge decides that the candidate will not be on the ballot
Patrick Palmer, an Allentown Democrat who accused Lehigh County of causing him to miss the deadline to file nominations for a district judge race, will not be in the May primary ballot, a judge has ruled Tuesday.
Northampton County Council Chairman Kerry Myers will not appear on the primary ballot in May unless he mounts a write-in campaign after a county judge ruled he had not garnered the required number of valid signatures to appear. Norco Chairman of the Board Calls Primary Election
Northampton County Council Chairman Kerry Myers will not take part in the primary ballot in May after Senior Judge Edward Reibman declared invalid on Wednesday dozens of voter signatures that Myers needed to run. Unless he runs as a written candidate, Myers will be out of office next year.
Lower Macungie man convicted of first degree murder in neighbor murder
Joseph Raszler of Lower Macungie Township was convicted of first-degree murder in the September 2016 murder of his neighbor and former girlfriend, Stephanie Roof. Authorities charged Raszler with making a homemade gun and having shot Roof in his driveway.
Allentown Mayor Matt Tuerk is pushing for an analysis of the Allentown parking authority. (Rick Kintzel/The Morning Call) Council backs mayor in Allentown parking authority review
At the request of Mayor Matt Tuerk, the Allentown City Council on Wednesday night unanimously approved a $20,000 expense for a consultant to provide ‘legal and policy analysis’ of the Allentown Parking Authority . Tuerk says the parking authority’s executive leadership has “ignored the interests of the people”, is “revenue driven” and its “unchecked power” has forced the city to act.
Lehigh County DA warns of illegal ATV riding
A 40-year-old Pen Argyl man has been charged in several cases of alleged reckless driving by bikers and ATV riders in Upper Macungie and South Whitehall townships and Allentown, the district attorney announced Thursday. of Lehigh County, Jim Martin, noting that the phenomenon of bikers and ATV riders swarming along busy roads, putting themselves and other motorists at risk, has caused accidents, including fatalities.
“If we can identify you, we will charge you, seize your bike and seek jail time,” Martin said.