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The Morning Call
Second Allentown man charged in man’s shooting death in front of daughterAllentown police are investigating what they are calling preliminarily a “suspi
The Morning Call / Posted 31 minutes ago
Allentown police are investigating what they are calling preliminarily a “suspicious” death at 1351 Linden St. Police were called around 3:30 a.m. to an apartment where the body of a man around 40 years old had been discovered, according to Capt.... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Police say group broke into Pennsylvania apartment and fatally shot manof a man Pennsylvania authorities say was gunned down in front of his young dau
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted yesterday
of a man Pennsylvania authorities say was gunned down in front of his young daughter during a robbery in his apartment. Allentown police say a masked group broke into 39-year-old Jermaine Taylor’s unit early Sunday, forced him to open his safe... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man charged with exposing himself outside Allentown apartment buildingin Allentown, according to court records. Steven D. Bermudez, with no current
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
in Allentown, according to court records. Steven D. Bermudez, with no current address, was caught with his pants down by Allentown police officers at 3:32 p.m., records show. He was lying on top of a discarded mattress in the back of 200 block... Read more
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The Brown and White
Man gets 20 years in prison for role in heroin, meth ringAn Allentown man allegedly found in a car full of drugs is now facing 20 years
The Brown and White / Posted yesterday
An Allentown man allegedly found in a car full of drugs is now facing 20 years in prison for his role in a heroin and methamphetamine ring. Robert Estes, 41, previously admitted to being a manager and supervisor in the ring that distributed between... Read more
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The Express-Times
Arrest made in armed robbery spree that hit gas stations, CVS, KFCagainst an alleged accomplice, 24-year-old Marcus "Face" Grantham of Bethlehem,
The Express-Times / Posted yesterday
against an alleged accomplice, 24-year-old Marcus "Face" Grantham of Bethlehem, but he has not been arraigned in the case. Allentown police said most of the robberies were caught on surveillance cameras, and two witnesses, not identified in court... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Investigators link Allentown man to 4 armed robberiesmillion bail for his role in a one-month robbery spree, including the attempted
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted yesterday
million bail for his role in a one-month robbery spree, including the attempted burglary of a Schuylkill County gun shop. Allentown police charged Montrel “Spade” Mansell, of the 400 block of North 15th Street, with felony counts each of robbery... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown man charged in robberies of Gulf, Speedway, KFC and CVStold witness No. 1 that he does not visit the [Gulf] store because he robbed it
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
told witness No. 1 that he does not visit the [Gulf] store because he robbed it,” according to the affidavit, prepared by Allentown police officer Amaury Almonte. Police relied primarily on two witnesses to establish their probable cause for an... Read more
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Times News
Man who sold drugs in Carbon gets 20 yearsin June 2016, as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administr
Times News / Posted 2 days ago
in June 2016, as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania State Police, and Allentown Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa prosecuted the case. This case was brought as part of a district... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Police charge Allentown man in alleged machete attackPa. - An Allentown man is facing aggravated assault charges after allegedly sla
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
Pa. - An Allentown man is facing aggravated assault charges after allegedly slashing another man’s neck with a machete. Allentown police charged Cristian G. Santiago-Perez, of the 800 block of North Ulster Street, with two felony counts of... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown police charge man with homicide in robberyALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown police said a child was in a Linden Street apartment
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown police said a child was in a Linden Street apartment early Sunday morning, when the child’s father was shot and killed in an apparent drug robbery. Authorities charged Isaac J. Navarro, of the 300 block of North 13th... Read more
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The Morning Call
Gunmen burst into Allentown home, kill resident; one chargedis charged with homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide and conspiracy to commi
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
is charged with homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide and conspiracy to commit robbery. He was arraigned Monday morning. Allentown police are looking for four other suspects in the homicide, including three men and a woman who a witness described... Read more
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The Express-Times
Arrest made in Sunday's fatal shooting in Allentownto the body, and the death was ruled a homicide by the Lehigh County coroner's
The Express-Times / Posted 2 days ago
to the body, and the death was ruled a homicide by the Lehigh County coroner's office. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. Allentown Police Captain Tony Alsleben said Taylor was the only person inside the apartment when the shooter opened... Read more
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The Morning Call
Hundreds join Allentown rally to respond to violence in Virginiarace of participants. The man was largely ignored by the crowd, and the event r
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
race of participants. The man was largely ignored by the crowd, and the event remained peaceful under the watch of several Allentown Police officers. Raya Abdelaal, 24, of Whitehall, said she was drawn to Sunday’s rally because there’s no excuse... Read more
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The Brown and White
39-old shot dead overnight in Allentown, cops sayA 39-year-old man was killed overnight in what Allentown police are describing
The Brown and White / Posted 3 days ago
A 39-year-old man was killed overnight in what Allentown police are describing as a homicide. Police identified the man as Jermaine Taylor. He was pronounced dead at 4:19 a.m. Sunday by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Cassandra Schiffner. The cause of... Read more
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The Morning Call
PICTURES" Police investigate Suspicious death in AllentownPHOTO GALLERY: Allentown police are investigating what they are calling prelimi
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
PHOTO GALLERY: Allentown police are investigating what they are calling preliminarily a “suspicious” death at 1351 Linden St. Police were called around 3:30 a.m. to an apartment where the body of a man around 40 years old had been discovered,... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown police investigate suspicious deathALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown Police are investigating a suspicious death at a hom
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown Police are investigating a suspicious death at a home in the 1300 block of Linden Street. Police said a deceased male was found around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. The investigation caused officers to close Linden Street for several... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown police investigating death on Linden StreetAllentown police said they are investigating a death on the 1300 block of Linde
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
Allentown police said they are investigating a death on the 1300 block of Linden Street. Police were called around 3:30 a.m. to an apartment where the body of a man around 40 years old had been discovered, according to Capt. Tony... Read more
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The Brown and White
Man leaves for the bathroom, friend allegedly steals his gunA man needed to use the bathroom, and asked his friend to watch his car, Allent
The Brown and White / Posted 5 days ago
A man needed to use the bathroom, and asked his friend to watch his car, Allentown police said. All was right with the car when the man returned to the parking lot in the 700 block of West Turner Street, but his friend Darrell Primer took off... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Man shot at over 20 times pleads guilty to multiple chargesHe was sentenced to 21 months to 7 years in prison. McMahon said he should be e
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
He was sentenced to 21 months to 7 years in prison. McMahon said he should be eligible for parole in 13 months. Allentown police detectives accompanied two detectives from the New York Police Department after tracking Valdez to the 100... Read more
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The Express-Times
Man shot after ramming Allentown cops reaches plea dealA man accused of running down two Allentown police officers before he was shot
The Express-Times / Posted 5 days ago
A man accused of running down two Allentown police officers before he was shot reached a plea deal in his case this week. Joseph Valdez, 21, was wanted in New York for an alleged parole violation and on allegations he was involved in an attempted... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Police charge 2 in assault posted to FacebookALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown police have charged two people in connection with a
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown police have charged two people in connection with a beating that was recorded and posted to the victim's Facebook page. Authorities this week arrested Rog Portalatin Maysonet and Milagros M. Rivera in connection to the... Read more
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The Brown and White
Arrest made in Allentown melee that left man injured, cops sayRennie Watts, 24, was seen on surveillance video on Aug. 2 with a firearm conce
The Brown and White / Posted 7 days ago
Rennie Watts, 24, was seen on surveillance video on Aug. 2 with a firearm concealed in his waistband under a shirt, Allentown police said. The video shows "the functionality of this firearm," police said in the affidavit. The department previously... Read more
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The Express-Times
Man fleeing crash calls 911 to report car was stolen, cops saysummary violations. Gonzalez's bail was revoked in the marijuana case, and bai
The Express-Times / Posted 7 days ago
summary violations. Gonzalez's bail was revoked in the marijuana case, and bail was set at $7,500 in the fleeing case. Allentown police said back on July 27, they saw Gonzalez selling drugs in the Family Dollar parking lot on North Ninth... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Police allegedly find passed out driver, gun, drugsALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown police said they recovered drugs and an illegal hand
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 8 days ago
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown police said they recovered drugs and an illegal handgun after waking a driver passed out behind the wheel Sunday morning. Anthony L. Moore, of Mauch Chunk Street in Easton, faces DUI and drug charges following his arrest... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Robbery victim tracks suspects with iPhone appALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown police said a robbery victim used an iPhone tracking
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 9 days ago
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown police said a robbery victim used an iPhone tracking app to track down the two men who allegedly robbed him at gunpoint. Jorge L. Mendez and Oscar S. Ramirez, both of Allentown, face robbery, theft and assault charges for... Read more
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The Morning Call
Using cellphone tracker app, man helps Allentown police catch robbersA robber pulled a gun on a man Saturday night in the parking lot of a hardware
The Morning Call / Posted 9 days ago
A robber pulled a gun on a man Saturday night in the parking lot of a hardware store in Allentown and demanded “give me everything or lose your life,” according to court records. The victim gave up his belongings, which included his... Read more
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The Express-Times
2 were hurt by pellets in Allentown shooting, cops sayby pellets each in the torso area. "Someone randomly shot at the two with a BB
The Express-Times / Posted 10 days ago
by pellets each in the torso area. "Someone randomly shot at the two with a BB gun as they were walking down street," said Allentown Police Capt. James Keiser. "It was totally random." Both were injured with the woman reporting pellets penetrated... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Police investigate double shooting in downtown AllentownPa. - Two men were injured during an afternoon shooting in Allentown. It happe
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 10 days ago
Pa. - Two men were injured during an afternoon shooting in Allentown. It happened in the 900 block of Chew Street Sunday. Allentown Police Captain James Keiser said both victims are in stable condition. Police are still investigating. Stay with... Read more
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The Brown and White
2 hurt in Allentown double shooting, cops looking for suspectShots rang out at 2:46 p.m. in the 900 block of Chew Street. Allentown Police C
The Brown and White / Posted 10 days ago
Shots rang out at 2:46 p.m. in the 900 block of Chew Street. Allentown Police Capt. James Keiser said a suspect shot the man and woman and then ran from the scene. Bullets struck both the man and woman in the torso. The pair were taken by Emergency... Read more
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The Morning Call
Two hurt as shots fired in downtown AllentownALLENTOWN — Police have responded to a report of gunshots fired about 2:30 p.m.
The Morning Call / Posted 10 days ago
ALLENTOWN — Police have responded to a report of gunshots fired about 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the 900 block of Chew Street. Police at the scene declined comment, but Capt. Jim Keiser said about 3:15 p.m. that a male and female were struck by gunshots,... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Police searching for autistic man in Salisbury Twp.Police are searching for a 20-year-old autistic man from Allentown. Police say
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 11 days ago
Police are searching for a 20-year-old autistic man from Allentown. Police sayDeny Arias left a vehicle and went into a wooded area near the 2800 block of South Pike Avenue in Salisbury Township. Arias stands 6 feet tall and weighs about 230... Read more
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The Express-Times
Allentown cop allegedly driven into by fleeing drug dealerPolice seek your help to find an alleged drug dealer charged with driving into
The Express-Times / Posted 11 days ago
Police seek your help to find an alleged drug dealer charged with driving into an Allentown police officer. David Vega allegedly struck the officer after speeding away from a drug deal. Vega allegedly brought a bag with drugs Wednesday to a home in... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Police in search of man groping women in Allentown's west endthe man as a white male in his 20s with blonde or light brown hair wearing dark
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 12 days ago
the man as a white male in his 20s with blonde or light brown hair wearing dark pants and a flannel shirt. He's around 5 feet 7 inches tall with a thin build. Police are asking anyone with information to contact Allentown police at 610-4... Read more
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The Morning Call
Grace Packer's grandparents battle her biological parents for estate rightsfor Grace and her two siblings. Grace was placed in foster care at age 2 and ad
The Morning Call / Posted 12 days ago
for Grace and her two siblings. Grace was placed in foster care at age 2 and adopted at age 5 by Sara and David Packer of Allentown. Police say Sara Packer helped her boyfriend, Jacob Sullivan, plan and carry out Grace’s rape and murder last July... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Settlement conference set in lawsuit filed by son of former Allentown police chiefALLENTOWN, Pa. - The son of former Allentown police Chief Joel Fitzgerald is su
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 12 days ago
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The son of former Allentown police Chief Joel Fitzgerald is suing authorities in Lehigh County, claiming they violated his civil rights and now the case will move forward. Christopher Fitzgerald's lawsuit came a little more than a... Read more
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Times News
Ex-cop, councilman, mayoral candidate pleads to harassmentAntonio Phillips must serve 90 days probation after Wednesday's plea in Lehigh
Times News / Posted 12 days ago
Antonio Phillips must serve 90 days probation after Wednesday's plea in Lehigh County Court. Phillips spent 22 years as an Allentown police officer and four more on city council before unsuccessfully running for mayor in 2009. That campaign was... Read more
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The Morning Call
Judge refuses to dismiss false arrest claims by ex-chief's sonFormer Allentown Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald’s son can move forward with a fed
The Morning Call / Posted 13 days ago
Former Allentown Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald’s son can move forward with a federal lawsuit claiming two county detectives illegally arrested him following a 2014 road rage incident, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Edward G.... Read more
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The Morning Call
DA: Officer struck by car as suspect in South Whitehall drug raid tries to escapea vice officer with his car, sending the officer rolling over the hood, authori
The Morning Call / Posted 13 days ago
a vice officer with his car, sending the officer rolling over the hood, authorities said. The officer, a member of the Allentown police vice unit, did not suffer any severe injuries or require hospitalization, Lehigh County District Attorney... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
cop, councilman, mayoral candidate pleads to harassmentAntonio Phillips must serve 90 days probation after Wednesday's plea in Lehigh
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 13 days ago
Antonio Phillips must serve 90 days probation after Wednesday's plea in Lehigh County Court. Phillips spent 22 years as an Allentown police officer and four more on city council before unsuccessfully running for mayor in 2009. That campaign was... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Man seriously injured in shots fired incident in AllentownPa. - A man sustained serious facial injuries after allegedly trying to break u
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 14 days ago
Pa. - A man sustained serious facial injuries after allegedly trying to break up a fight in Allentown Wednesday afternoon. Allentown police responded to Penn and Liberty streets around 1 p.m. for a shots fired report. There they found a blood trail... Read more
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The Morning Call
Former Allentown police officer, city councilman, pleads guilty to harassmentA former Allentown police officer and one-time city councilman will serve 90 da
The Morning Call / Posted 14 days ago
A former Allentown police officer and one-time city councilman will serve 90 days of probation after pleading guilty Wednesday to harassing his former girlfriend. A jury was seated for Antonio “Tony” Phillips’ trial in Lehigh County Court when he... Read more
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The Morning Call
Scanner reports: Gunfire in downtown AllentownAllentown police have cordoned off several blocks of Liberty Street after a rep
The Morning Call / Posted 14 days ago
Allentown police have cordoned off several blocks of Liberty Street after a report of shots by city public works employees. Blood spatters were on the sidewalk at Fourth and Liberty streets and police were stringing police tape to keep residents... Read more
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The Express-Times
Former Allentown cop, city councilman admits attacking exmake fabricated allegations about him assaulting her, the application states.
The Express-Times / Posted 14 days ago
make fabricated allegations about him assaulting her, the application states. Phillips, 58, retired after 22 years on the Allentown police force. He served as a city councilman and ran as a Republican against Ed Pawlowski for mayor in 2009. But... Read more
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The Express-Times
Former Allentown cop, city councilman accused of beating exA former Allentown police officer and city councilman is going to trial on accu
The Express-Times / Posted 15 days ago
A former Allentown police officer and city councilman is going to trial on accusations he beat a former girlfriend. Tony Phillips is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend in the morning of July 25, 2016, at a home in Catasauqua where she was... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown woman used company debit card in $22,500 fraud, police sayin early July 2017 a debit card that was not issued to any workers was being us
The Morning Call / Posted 15 days ago
in early July 2017 a debit card that was not issued to any workers was being used,” according to the affidavit prepared by Allentown police Detective Robert Busch. “Gerstenberg stated that he contacted the defendant about the charges and she... Read more
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The Morning Call
Police release images of South Whitehall bank robberpart of his face. The man took an undisclosed amount of money and fled out the
The Morning Call / Posted 16 days ago
part of his face. The man took an undisclosed amount of money and fled out the bank, going north through a wooded area. An Allentown police K-9 tracked the man through the woods but lost his scent at the Cedar Creek Farms development. Surveillance... Read more
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The Express-Times
Help South Whitehall police catch this bank robberjacket, blue jeans with a logo patch on the right rear pocket and work boots.
The Express-Times / Posted 16 days ago
jacket, blue jeans with a logo patch on the right rear pocket and work boots. The man fled west, and a K-9 unit from Allentown police tracked the suspect through a wooded area and into the Cedar Creek Farms housing development, police... Read more
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The Express-Times
Gunman in Lehigh County jail after being shot in Philly, cops sayChief Bill Reinik said Colbert fled the city after the shooting, and he was sho
The Express-Times / Posted 16 days ago
Chief Bill Reinik said Colbert fled the city after the shooting, and he was shot three times in Philadelphia. Allentown police learned Colbert was hospitalized, and officers were guarding him at Temple University in Philadelphia,... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Patient burned in hospital fire has diedCooper, 66, of Grace St., died late Thursday afternoon at the burn center of th
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
Cooper, 66, of Grace St., died late Thursday afternoon at the burn center of the Lehigh Valley Medical Center in Allentown, police said. Cooper, who was on oxygen, was burned when her hospital gown caught fire moments after she stood up in her... Read more
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The Brown and White
Accused arsonist begs DA for mercy: 'Have a heart'prosecutor said. The charges now head to county court. Rosario-Rodriguez remai
The Brown and White / Posted 19 days ago
prosecutor said. The charges now head to county court. Rosario-Rodriguez remains in county jail in lieu of $40,000 bail. Allentown police said officers and the fire department were called at 12:09 a.m. July 5 for a house fire at 2027 E. Cedar... Read more
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