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The Morning Call
As noise violations pile up, Allentown's Maingate to close — for nowby LCE officers, but only those four ended in citations. All the complaints wer
As noise violations pile up, Allentown's Maingate to close — for now
The Morning Call / Posted 23 hours ago
by LCE officers, but only those four ended in citations. All the complaints were made directly to liquor control, not Allentown police. Germano said he's tried several ways to fix the issue. The club operates primarily as a concert venue... Read more
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The Morning Call
Teen testifies he hid in closet with mom as his friend fired shots at themThe fight started after Brockington did or said something to disrespect Beidler
Teen testifies he hid in closet with mom as his friend fired shots at them
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
The fight started after Brockington did or said something to disrespect Beidler and then refused to leave his home. Three Allentown police officers also testified about the shooting that happened in the early hours of March 18 and District Judge... Read more
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BBC News
Rescue mission gone wrong in father's vigilante war on heroinhitting all walks of life," says Lehigh County coroner Scott M Grim. "It's dist
Rescue mission gone wrong in father's vigilante war on heroin
BBC News / Posted yesterday
hitting all walks of life," says Lehigh County coroner Scott M Grim. "It's disturbing." Regardless, a spokesman for the Allentown Police Department says they can't condone the actions Cramsey took in New York. "We do not encourage anyone to... Read more
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The Morning Call
Friends say John Cramsey tried to help save drug addictsHutch type breaking down doors," Baker said. "That's not him. He's not bullet-p
Friends say John Cramsey tried to help save drug addicts
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
Hutch type breaking down doors," Baker said. "That's not him. He's not bullet-proof vesting, he's just very charismatic." Allentown police Capt. Daniel Wiedemann said stories about Cramsey's extractions, some supposedly happening in Allentown,... Read more
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The Morning Call
Police investigate after man's body found in grassy field in south AllentownALLENTOWN — Allentown police are conducting a death investigation after a man's
Police investigate after man's body found in grassy field in south Allentown
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
ALLENTOWN — Allentown police are conducting a death investigation after a man's body was found early Wednesday on a grassy field in the south side of the city. The body was found around 5:30 a.m. on the grassy field in the 1700 block of S. Hall... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man stabbed after being promised 'chicks' readmitted to hospital; alleged assailant's case postponedGarfield Morague, of Philadelphia, on May 23 with a screwdriver or a similar sh
Man stabbed after being promised 'chicks' readmitted to hospital; alleged assailant's case postponed
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
Garfield Morague, of Philadelphia, on May 23 with a screwdriver or a similar sharp object, according to court records. Allentown police found Morague naked and bleeding from stab wounds to his head, sides, arms and legs. The most serious wounds... Read more
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The Morning Call
In tears, sixth-grader points out man who shot sisterand three counts of simple assault. Before Tuesday's hearing, a count of illega
In tears, sixth-grader points out man who shot sister
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
and three counts of simple assault. Before Tuesday's hearing, a count of illegal firearms possession was added. An Allentown police officer testified he was dispatched at 6:37 p.m. Tuesday to the 1600 block of Russell Street on a report of... Read more
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The Brown and White
Teen girl breaks down as she testifies about sister's shootingto the girl. Salvador got into the front passenger seat, hung halfway out the
Teen girl breaks down as she testifies about sister's shooting
The Brown and White / Posted 4 days ago
to the girl. Salvador got into the front passenger seat, hung halfway out the window and opened fire, the witness said. Allentown police Detective John Brixius said Roland was taken to the hospital and released after one day. She still has the... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Emmaus officially appoints new police chiefbeen full-time with the Emmaus police since 1994 and was promoted to patrol ser
Emmaus officially appoints new police chief
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
been full-time with the Emmaus police since 1994 and was promoted to patrol sergeant in 2001. He previously worked for the Allentown police and sheriff’s offices and is one of the commanding officers of Lehigh County’s emergency response team. He... Read more
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The Morning Call
Probation visit in Allentown leads to two pounds of marijuana, $10,000more than $10,000 in their Allentown apartment on Friday, according to court re
Probation visit in Allentown leads to two pounds of marijuana, $10,000
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
more than $10,000 in their Allentown apartment on Friday, according to court records. Hector L. Cruz-Malagon admitted to Allentown police that the drugs and drug paraphernalia found in the apartment he shares with his brother Javier belonged to... Read more
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The Morning Call
Suspected drunk driver crashes into parked car, Dollar Tree in Allentown, police sayon suspicion of drunk driving after crashing into a parked car and then into a
Suspected drunk driver crashes into parked car, Dollar Tree in Allentown, police say
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
on suspicion of drunk driving after crashing into a parked car and then into a wall of a Dollar Tree on Sunday night, Allentown police said. Allentown police were dispatched shortly after 9 p.m. to a shopping center at 12th and Liberty... Read more
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The Morning Call
Plumbing dispute leads to man swinging hammer at woman, police sayassault and disorderly conduct. He was arraigned by District Judge Daniel Trexl
Plumbing dispute leads to man swinging hammer at woman, police say
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
assault and disorderly conduct. He was arraigned by District Judge Daniel Trexler and released after posting $25,000 bail. Allentown police were dispatched at 4:23 p.m. Saturday to a home in the 1700 block of Tilghman Street on a report of a man... Read more
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The Brown and White
Gunshot victim charged in Allentown shootout on Chew Streetinjured while trying to buy cocaine has been charged in the Thursday afternoon
Gunshot victim charged in Allentown shootout on Chew Street
The Brown and White / Posted 4 days ago
injured while trying to buy cocaine has been charged in the Thursday afternoon shootout in the 1300 block of Chew Street, Allentown police said. Darryl Kendail Woody, of the 900 block of West Tilghman Street in Allentown, was arrested Friday and... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man charged in daytime gunfight in Allentownwindow of a boarding room above the bar, police said. Woody appears to have bee
Man charged in daytime gunfight in Allentown
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
window of a boarding room above the bar, police said. Woody appears to have been a second shooting victim, records show. Allentown police said the disturbance began in one of the boarding rooms at the West End Hotel. The disturbance spilled out... Read more
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The Morning Call
Ex-teacher Michael Frassetto in court on charges for leading Allentown School District student walkout17, Martin called Frassetto a "hindrance" for his involvement in the arrest of
Ex-teacher Michael Frassetto in court on charges for leading Allentown School District student walkout
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
17, Martin called Frassetto a "hindrance" for his involvement in the arrest of seven teens from the Medical Academy Charter School for allegedly jumping an Allentown police officer trying to break up an after-school fight Nov. 13 in south Allen... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
$2 stickup lands Allentown man in county lockupin Allentown Friday morning. District Judge Rashid Santiago arraigned Dawson Fr
$2 stickup lands Allentown man in county lockup
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 7 days ago
in Allentown Friday morning. District Judge Rashid Santiago arraigned Dawson Friday afternoon, setting bail at $100,000. Allentown police were dispatched just before 7 a.m. for reports of a man wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants demanding... Read more
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The Morning Call
Alleged robber gets $2 in Allentown stickup, doesn't have time to spend itof Harrisburg. He was arraigned by District Judge Rashid Santiago and sent away
Alleged robber gets $2 in Allentown stickup, doesn't have time to spend it
The Morning Call / Posted 7 days ago
of Harrisburg. He was arraigned by District Judge Rashid Santiago and sent away to Lehigh County Jail under S100,000 bail. Allentown police were dispatched at 6:57 a.m. Friday to the intersection of N. 12th and Gordon streets where a man said he... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown man charged with assaulting infant will face trialAn Allentown man accused of assaulting an infant will stand trial. Alex Guevar
Allentown man charged with assaulting infant will face trial
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 8 days ago
An Allentown man accused of assaulting an infant will stand trial. Alex Guevara waived his preliminary hearing Thursday. Allentown police charged Alex J. Guevara with assault and child endangerment after doctors discovered his girlfriend's infant... Read more
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The Morning Call
After 44 years, Allentown crossing guard hangs up the stop signA snowball hit it. It would have hit me smack in the face." Morrell more or le
After 44 years, Allentown crossing guard hangs up the stop sign
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
A snowball hit it. It would have hit me smack in the face." Morrell more or less fell into her job. A lieutenant in the Allentown police department, which runs the city-funded crossing guard program, tried to hire one of her friends. The friend... Read more
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The Morning Call
Diplomas come decades later for war veteransin 1940 when he just shy of his 18th birthday. He served in World War II until
Diplomas come decades later for war veterans
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
in 1940 when he just shy of his 18th birthday. He served in World War II until 1945 and later had a long career as an Allentown police officer. He died in 2011. His son, Robert E. Sperling Jr., will accept his diploma Saturday. It's the first... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
DA rules on Allentown police shooting of suspectAllentown police were justified in wounding a murder suspect who fired the firs
DA rules on Allentown police shooting of suspect
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 8 days ago
Allentown police were justified in wounding a murder suspect who fired the first shots, according to Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin. Martin announced his ruling on the "officer-involved shooting" in a letter sent Tuesday to Allentown... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown police say 1 person shot at 13th and MadisonAllentown police and paramedics have responded to a shooting at Chew and Madiso
Allentown police say 1 person shot at 13th and Madison
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 8 days ago
Allentown police and paramedics have responded to a shooting at Chew and Madison streets. The shooting was reported about 3:15 p.m. at apartments above Jabber Jaws Bar & Grille. A neighbor reported hearing three to six gunshots. Another reported... Read more
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The Express-Times
Midday gunfire erupts outside Allentown tavernsaid police are looking for private surveillance cameras and witnesses. Anyone
Midday gunfire erupts outside Allentown tavern
The Express-Times / Posted 8 days ago
said police are looking for private surveillance cameras and witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to call the Allentown Police Department Detective Bureau at 610-437-7721. Police on Thursday afternoon worked to clear the building,... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown police respond to shootingAllentown police and paramedics have responded to a shooting at Chew and Madiso
Allentown police respond to shooting
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 8 days ago
Allentown police and paramedics have responded to a shooting at Chew and Madison streets. The shooting was reported about 3:15 p.m. at apartments above Jabber Jaws Bar & Grille. A neighbor reported hearing three to six gunshots. Another reported... Read more
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The Morning Call
One person shot, multiple gunshots fired, Allentown police sayALLENTOWN — Allentown police said one person was shot and another injured Thurs
One person shot, multiple gunshots fired, Allentown police say
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
ALLENTOWN — Allentown police said one person was shot and another injured Thursday afternoon at an apartment building near 14th and Chew streets. Police Chief Keith Morris said multiple shots fired and the investigation is ongoing. Police said they... Read more
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The Brown and White
Man faces trial for allegedly fracturing 3-month old's skullchild endangerment. Guevara, of the 1400 block of Hamilton Street, remains in
Man faces trial for allegedly fracturing 3-month old's skull
The Brown and White / Posted 9 days ago
child endangerment. Guevara, of the 1400 block of Hamilton Street, remains in Lehigh County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail. Allentown police said the infant had three skull fractures, a broken clavicle, a fractured eye socket, a fractured jaw,... Read more
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The Morning Call
DA: Officers justified in shooting man accused of stuffing wife's body in recycling binALLENTOWN — The shooting of a homicide suspect who shot at Allentown police off
DA: Officers justified in shooting man accused of stuffing wife's body in recycling bin
The Morning Call / Posted 9 days ago
ALLENTOWN — The shooting of a homicide suspect who shot at Allentown police officers attempting to serve a search warrant after the man's wife's body was found stuffed in a recycling bin was justified, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin ruled... Read more
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The Express-Times
DA: Allentown cop justified in shooting of homicide suspectLehigh County's district attorney has ruled Allentown police officers were "amp
DA: Allentown cop justified in shooting of homicide suspect
The Express-Times / Posted 9 days ago
Lehigh County's district attorney has ruled Allentown police officers were "amply justified" in returning gunfire with a city man under investigation in the killing of his girlfriend. Walter Bratvold, of the 600 block of North Godfrey Street, was... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Shooting victim was only spending the night, family saidapartment as she answered the door Wednesday night was only staying there for t
Shooting victim was only spending the night, family said
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 9 days ago
apartment as she answered the door Wednesday night was only staying there for the night, according to a family member. Allentown police are searching for a suspect they said shot the victim multiple times inside a third-floor apartment at 941... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man punches pregnant woman, threatens to kill officer's grandma, police sayby District Judge Rod Beck and sent to Lehigh County Jail under $50,000 bail.
Man punches pregnant woman, threatens to kill officer's grandma, police say
The Morning Call / Posted 9 days ago
by District Judge Rod Beck and sent to Lehigh County Jail under $50,000 bail. According to a criminal complaint: Allentown police were dispatched at 2:55 p.m. to the 10 block of East Chew Street on a report of a domestic assault. When an... Read more
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The Morning Call
Woman shot several times after answering knock on door of Allentown apartment55-year-old woman answered a knock on the door of her Hamilton Street apartment
Woman shot several times after answering knock on door of Allentown apartment
The Morning Call / Posted 9 days ago
55-year-old woman answered a knock on the door of her Hamilton Street apartment Wednesday night and was shot several times, Allentown police said. The woman was rushed to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in serious condition, reportedly suffering... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Woman, 55, shot by man who knocked on her doorhas not been released. She answered a knock at her door late Wednesday night a
Woman, 55, shot by man who knocked on her door
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 9 days ago
has not been released. She answered a knock at her door late Wednesday night and was shot, more than once, in the torso, Allentown Police Assistant Chief Gail Struss said. Struss said the woman was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown settles claim that cop assaulted man for recording arrestthe suit says. Heckman's suit alleged the ordeal began Oct. 27, 2014, when he
Allentown settles claim that cop assaulted man for recording arrest
The Morning Call / Posted 9 days ago
the suit says. Heckman's suit alleged the ordeal began Oct. 27, 2014, when he happened upon the scene of an arrest by Allentown police in the 500 block of North Fourth Street. His attention was drawn by the "blood curdling" screams of the... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Reading man pleads guilty to 2014 Craigslist murderadd another nine years to his sentence, according to a news release from the Le
Reading man pleads guilty to 2014 Craigslist murder
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 9 days ago
add another nine years to his sentence, according to a news release from the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office. Allentown police responded to Ervin's shop the morning of April 9, 2014, to conduct a welfare check after his girlfriend... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown Craigslist killer pleads guilty, sentenced to 30-60 years in prisonan interested buyer that day. She did not know the buyer, only that he had a 34
Allentown Craigslist killer pleads guilty, sentenced to 30-60 years in prison
The Morning Call / Posted 10 days ago
an interested buyer that day. She did not know the buyer, only that he had a 347 telephone area code, authorities said. Allentown police quickly tracked that buyer. Police gathered phone records from Ervin's two cellphones and tracked the phone... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown Police Department wants more minoritiesThe Allentown Police Department wants to hire more minorities to better reflect
Allentown Police Department wants more minorities
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 10 days ago
The Allentown Police Department wants to hire more minorities to better reflect the city's diverse population. “Establishing a police department that mirrors our diverse community is been a priority for me, as it leads to a greater sense of trust... Read more
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The Express-Times
Trial begins for cross-carrying man who recorded custody meetingaround in an attempt to spread the word of Jesus Christ as part of his Jesus is
Trial begins for cross-carrying man who recorded custody meeting
The Express-Times / Posted 10 days ago
around in an attempt to spread the word of Jesus Christ as part of his Jesus is God's Ministry. Cline was arrested by Allentown police in March, and brought to county jail on St. Patrick's Day. The following week, Cline was found guilty of... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown woman sentenced for sexual assaultCounty Court. Warris, now 41, had been arrested for sexually assaulting the 13
Allentown woman sentenced for sexual assault
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 10 days ago
County Court. Warris, now 41, had been arrested for sexually assaulting the 13-year-old boy at her home in February 2015. Allentown police charged her with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a victim less than 16 years of age, statutory... Read more
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The Express-Times
Muhlenberg College student allegedly records woman in the showerTuesday. A message to the college's public relations department asking about We
Muhlenberg College student allegedly records woman in the shower
The Express-Times / Posted 11 days ago
Tuesday. A message to the college's public relations department asking about Wetty's status was not immediately returned. Allentown police said a woman reported to Muhlenberg officials in February that Wetty surreptitiously recorded the victim in... Read more
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The Morning Call
Female 'predator' gets up to 33 years for sexually assaulting boy, 13to play basketball and video games, prosecutors said. The jury also heard an a
Female 'predator' gets up to 33 years for sexually assaulting boy, 13
The Morning Call / Posted 11 days ago
to play basketball and video games, prosecutors said. The jury also heard an audio recording of Warris' confession to Allentown police Detective John Buckwalter, and saw a string of Facebook messages Warris sent to the teen that included... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Alligator captured in AllentownALLENTOWN — See ya later, alligator. Allentown police confirmed local official
Alligator captured in Allentown
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
ALLENTOWN — See ya later, alligator. Allentown police confirmed local officials corralled an alligator around 7 p.m. Friday after hours tracking it through the Lehigh Canal. On Saturday morning, the reptile was on its way to a preserve in the... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
REGIONAL BRIEFSArticle Tools Police probing burglary at inn HONESDALE — Borough police are i
REGIONAL BRIEFS
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
Article Tools Police probing burglary at inn HONESDALE — Borough police are investigating a burglary at the Wayne Inn over the weekend. The burglary happened sometime between 9 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday, when someone took alcohol, cash and... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Alligator captured near PhiladelphiaArticle Tools ALLENTOWN — Wildlife experts were called in to help corral an al
Alligator captured near Philadelphia
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
Article Tools ALLENTOWN — Wildlife experts were called in to help corral an alligator spotted in a canal about 50 miles north of Philadelphia. Eighteen-year-old Travis Benitez says he saw the 3½-foot reptile Friday afternoon while fishing in the... Read more
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The Express-Times
'Out and out murder:' Prevention is an every-minute efforthas changed since 9/11 when it comes to intelligence. "Law enforcement is incl
'Out and out murder:' Prevention is an every-minute effort
The Express-Times / Posted 12 days ago
has changed since 9/11 when it comes to intelligence. "Law enforcement is inclusive," Lehigh County Sheriff and former Allentown police chief Joe Hanna explained. "We've developed an entirely different paradigm since 9/11. "There's a much more... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown parolee nabbed with cocaine, revolver, police sayof drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned by District Judge Rod Beck and sent to
Allentown parolee nabbed with cocaine, revolver, police say
The Morning Call / Posted 12 days ago
of drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned by District Judge Rod Beck and sent to Lehigh County Jail under $40,000 bail. Allentown police were dispatched at 10:53 a.m. Friday to the 200 block of North Irving Street to assist parole agents. The... Read more
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Times News
Alligator captured in Allentown taken to preserveALLENTOWN (AP) — Wildlife experts were called in to help corral an alligator sp
Alligator captured in Allentown taken to preserve
Times News / Posted 12 days ago
ALLENTOWN (AP) — Wildlife experts were called in to help corral an alligator spotted in a canalin Allentown. Eighteen-year-old Travis Benitez says he saw the 3½-foot reptile Friday afternoon while fishing in the Lehigh Canal in Allentown. Police... Read more
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Philly.com
Alligator captured in Pa. canal taken to preserveALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Wildlife experts were called in to help corral an alligat
Alligator captured in Pa. canal taken to preserve
Philly.com / Posted 12 days ago
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Wildlife experts were called in to help corral an alligator spotted in a canal about 50 miles north of Philadelphia. Eighteen-year-old Travis Benitez says he saw the 3½-foot reptile Friday afternoon while fishing in the Lehigh... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
CAPTURED: Crews catch alligator in Allentown's Lehigh Canaldifferent in the Lehigh Canal Friday afternoon. An alligator was seen in the w
CAPTURED: Crews catch alligator in Allentown's Lehigh Canal
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 14 days ago
different in the Lehigh Canal Friday afternoon. An alligator was seen in the water in Allentown's Canal Park, according to Allentown police. Police received a call from a citizen around 12:30 p.m. reporting the sighting of an alligator in the... Read more
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The Express-Times
Alligator in Lehigh Canal proves tough to catchThis one was a bit much for Allentown police and the city's animal control offi
Alligator in Lehigh Canal proves tough to catch
The Express-Times / Posted 14 days ago
This one was a bit much for Allentown police and the city's animal control officer. An alligator was spotted in the Lehigh Canal by a citizen about 12:30 p.m. Friday, city police Assistant Chief Gail Struss said. Police called in Upper Macungie... Read more
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The Morning Call
WATCH: Emergency crews try to catch an alligator in the Lehigh Canal Allentown Police, Animal control and other crews respond to an alligator spot
WATCH: Emergency crews try to catch an alligator in the Lehigh Canal
The Morning Call / Posted 14 days ago
Allentown Police, Animal control and other crews respond to an alligator spotted in the Lehigh Canal in Allentown on Friday afternoon. Keith Galvin and his son Keith Jr. of Galvin... Read more
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