Two people have died in a reported murder-suicide Tuesday night in the Borough of Northampton.
According to Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek, Matthew Eberhardt, 45, shot his wife, Kristin Eberhardt, 42, then turned the gun on himself inside the couple’s home, in the 300 block of West 27th Street.
Police responded to a report of gunshots about 9:45 p.m. The coroner’s office was called.
Lysek said Matthew and Kristin Eberhardt died of gunshot wounds. Kristin Eberhardt’s death was ruled a homicide, Lysek said, while Matthew’s was ruled a suicide.
During a campaign kickoff Nov. 13, Jeanne McNeill urged everyone to vote in the Dec. 5 special election.
The special election is required to fill the 133rd Legislative District seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which has been vacant since the Sept. 8 death of McNeill’s husband, Daniel.
A GoFundMe account created to benefit the children of slain Whitehall Township resident Kelsy Thomson has surpassed its goal in just five days.
The fundraising site, set up to honor the memory of Kelsy Thomson, who was killed June 7 in her Whitehall home, will “help fulfill Kelsy’s dreams for her daughters in her absence,” according to the fund drive organizers.
A $25,000 goal had been set. On Wednesday morning, $25,360 had already been raised.
The Democratic incumbent serving the 133rd Legislative District will have two challengers in the general election Nov. 8.
Daniel McNeill will face opposition from David Molony, Republican, and Alexander Humanick, Libertarian.
The 133rd Legislative District includes, in Lehigh County, Bethlehem, Catasauqua, Coplay, Fountain Hill, Hanover Township, Salisbury Township (wards 1, 2 and 3-division 2 and Whitehall Township (districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 12.
The Press asked the candidates the following question: Why are you the best candidate for this office?
Two candidates are seeking the seat representing the 183rd Legislative District.
Democrat Phillips Armstrong will face Republican Zach Mako in the Nov. 8 general election.
The 183rd Legislative District includes, in Lehigh County, the townships of South Whitehall (districts 5, 6 and 8), Washington and Whitehall (districts 7, 10 and 11) and the Borough of Slatington; and in Northampton County, the townships of Allen, Lehigh, Moore (Beersville and Klecknersville districts) and the boroughs of North Catasauqua, Northampton and Walnutport.
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