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The Morning Call
Allentown police arrest man who twice abducted ex-girlfriendALLENTOWN — A 29-year-old man who twice assaulted and abducted his ex-girlfrien
Allentown police arrest man who twice abducted ex-girlfriend
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
ALLENTOWN — A 29-year-old man who twice assaulted and abducted his ex-girlfriend in less than a week was arrested by Allentown police on Thursday night, according to court records. Thomas J. Alvin, of Allentown, was captured on Thursday night in the... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown settles federal Taser lawsuitAllentown officials have settled a federal lawsuit with the family of a teenage
Allentown settles federal Taser lawsuit
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted yesterday
Allentown officials have settled a federal lawsuit with the family of a teenager who they say was shocked with a Taser for no reason. Victoria Geist filed the suit more than five years ago on behalf of her then 14-year-old daughter. In September... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown School District could adopt new weapons policyALLENTOWN — The Allentown School District might begin visually searching people
Allentown School District could adopt new weapons policy
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
ALLENTOWN — The Allentown School District might begin visually searching people who attend board meetings and athletic events under a weapons policy the district is looking at adopting. At Thursday's school board Policy Committee meeting, the... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown teacher details her injuries at teen's hearing on aggravated assault chargesALLENTOWN — An Allentown School District teacher said she suffered a broken rib
Allentown teacher details her injuries at teen's hearing on aggravated assault charges
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
ALLENTOWN — An Allentown School District teacher said she suffered a broken rib and concussion and has been unable to work since she was allegedly injured by a 14-year-old student while trying to break up a fight. Teacher Candace Avrich gave an... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown traffic stop leads to federal drug and gun chargesFederal authorities charged an Allentown man with drug and weapons offenses fol
Allentown traffic stop leads to federal drug and gun charges
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
Federal authorities charged an Allentown man with drug and weapons offenses following a traffic stop Tuesday that they say revealed more than a pound of crack cocaine in the car in which he was a passenger. Khrist Gonzalez-Colon, 25, is charged with... Read more
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The Express-Times
Allentown student accused of threatening staff, scuffling with copA Dieruff High School student was arrested Wednesday on charges he lunged at an
Allentown student accused of threatening staff, scuffling with cop
The Express-Times / Posted 2 days ago
A Dieruff High School student was arrested Wednesday on charges he lunged at an assistant principal, threatened school staff and scuffled with a police officer. Wanya Grimsley, 18, is charged with two counts of making terroristic threats and a... Read more
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The Express-Times
Allentown man charged with punching, biting 1-old boyA man punched and bit his girlfriend's 1-year-old son last year, Allentown poli
Allentown man charged with punching, biting 1-old boy
The Express-Times / Posted 3 days ago
A man punched and bit his girlfriend's 1-year-old son last year, Allentown police said. While the child's mother witnessed the abuse, police said she discussed ways to hide the boy's bruises instead of reporting it. Israel Lopez-Carmona and... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Dolores L. StefanikFeb. 8, 2016 , 83, of Allentown passed away Monday in St. Luke’s Hospital, All
Dolores L. Stefanik
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
Feb. 8, 2016 , 83, of Allentown passed away Monday in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown, with her son, John, at her side. She was the wife of retired Allentown Police Chief John R. Stefanik Sr., who is currently hospitalized. They... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown police use Taser to arrest drug suspectALLENTOWN — A Bethlehem man faces drug charges after he was arrested Monday aft
Allentown police use Taser to arrest drug suspect
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
ALLENTOWN — A Bethlehem man faces drug charges after he was arrested Monday afternoon by police investigating a harassment complaint in Allentown, according to court records. An Allentown officer used a Taser to subdue Luis M. Rivera, 26, of the... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown police use Taser to arrest drug suspectALLENTOWN — A Bethlehem man faces drug charges after he was arrested Monday aft
Allentown police use Taser to arrest drug suspect
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
ALLENTOWN — A Bethlehem man faces drug charges after he was arrested Monday afternoon by police investigating a harassment complaint in Allentown, according to court records. An Allentown officer used a Taser to take down Luis M. Rivera, 26, of the... Read more
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The Morning Call
Mom accused of child endangerment cries when judge tells her to stay away from babyALLENTOWN — An Allentown woman in county jail on child endangerment charges cri
Mom accused of child endangerment cries when judge tells her to stay away from baby
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
ALLENTOWN — An Allentown woman in county jail on child endangerment charges cried when a judge told her she can't have contact with her 14-month-old baby if she is able to post bail. "I love my daughter," Robin Jean Wendling blurted out during the... Read more
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The Brown and White
Man accused of forcing child to film sex assaults rejects plea dealA 41-year-old Allentown man accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl, a
Man accused of forcing child to film sex assaults rejects plea deal
The Brown and White / Posted 5 days ago
A 41-year-old Allentown man accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl, and making another child record the assaults, has rejected a plea deal offered in the case. Adrian Jimenez, of the 300 block of Hickory Lane, is charged with involuntary... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown man stabbed overnight, suspect in custodyAllentown police say a man is in custody after a stabbing in the city Saturday
Allentown man stabbed overnight, suspect in custody
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 6 days ago
Allentown police say a man is in custody after a stabbing in the city Saturday night. The incident happened shortly after 11:30, outside the Indian Cafe in the 500 block of North Seventh Street. According to Allentown Police Assistant Chief Gail... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown police investigating Saturday night stabbingAllentown police said a man was stabbed during a fight outside a North Seventh
Allentown police investigating Saturday night stabbing
The Morning Call / Posted 6 days ago
Allentown police said a man was stabbed during a fight outside a North Seventh Street bar late Saturday night. The victim, a 23-year-old city man, told police he was involved in an argument with another man around 11:30 p.m. outside the Indian Café... Read more
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The Morning Call
Chronology of the Allentown gas blast, five years agoA NIGHT OF HORROR Tuesday marks the fifth anniversary of the natural gas explo
Chronology of the Allentown gas blast, five years ago
The Morning Call / Posted 7 days ago
A NIGHT OF HORROR Tuesday marks the fifth anniversary of the natural gas explosion that claimed five lives and changed many more as it devastated a city block in Allentown. Feb. 9, 2011 10:48 p.m.: Leaking natural gas causes an explosion on the... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Volunteers show their thanks with 'Cookies for Cops'Saturday, a group of volunteers hoped to instill a feeling of pride with local
Volunteers show their thanks with 'Cookies for Cops'
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 7 days ago
Saturday, a group of volunteers hoped to instill a feeling of pride with local law enforcement. They did it by passing out cookies to area officers. "Cops needs support," retired Lehigh County Sheriff, Ron Neimeyer said. "Whichever way we can to it... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown police chief announces promotions in departmentAllentown Police Chief Keith Morris announced Friday the promotion of two assis
Allentown police chief announces promotions in department
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 8 days ago
Allentown Police Chief Keith Morris announced Friday the promotion of two assistant chiefs and three captains. Glen Dorney was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief of Operations. Dorney was hired by the Allentown Police Department in 1997 He has... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown police chief announces promotions to administrationALLENTOWN — Allentown police Chief Keith Morris finalized his police administra
Allentown police chief announces promotions to administration
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
ALLENTOWN — Allentown police Chief Keith Morris finalized his police administration Friday by announcing the promotion of two assistant chiefs and three captains. "It is with great pride that I announce these promotions to complete my full... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown police announce promotions to administrationAllentown police Chief Keith Morris finalized his police administration Friday
Allentown police announce promotions to administration
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
Allentown police Chief Keith Morris finalized his police administration Friday by announcing the promotion of two assistant chiefs and three captains. "It is with great pride that I announce these promotions to complete my full administration," said... Read more
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The Express-Times
Competency question halts trial in barbershop killingA trial is on hold for a man accused of fatally stabbing a customer in an Allen
Competency question halts trial in barbershop killing
The Express-Times / Posted 9 days ago
A trial is on hold for a man accused of fatally stabbing a customer in an Allentown barbershop as the victim was getting a haircut last year. Eugenio Hernandez-Andino's defense attorney raised questions about his client's competency and requested a... Read more
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The Brown and White
Drunk woman unconcerned about missing baby, police sayAllentown police officers checking on the welfare of a 14-month-old girl Saturd
Drunk woman unconcerned about missing baby, police say
The Brown and White / Posted 11 days ago
Allentown police officers checking on the welfare of a 14-month-old girl Saturday night found the baby's mother extremely intoxicated and with no idea where her daughter was, police said. Robin Wendling, 40, was on a couch, drinking and smoking when... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown man arrested in screwdriver attackA 20-year-old Allentown man faces criminal charges after authorities say he att
Allentown man arrested in screwdriver attack
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 11 days ago
A 20-year-old Allentown man faces criminal charges after authorities say he attacked another city man with a screwdriver. Allentown police arrested Randy Torres late Monday afternoon after he allegedly stabbed someone in the back with a screwdriver... Read more
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The Morning Call
Alleged Allentown pimp tells jury he'd never subject women to slaveryALLENTOWN — Police say Isaac Pearson is a violent pimp who used threats and dru
Alleged Allentown pimp tells jury he'd never subject women to slavery
The Morning Call / Posted 12 days ago
ALLENTOWN — Police say Isaac Pearson is a violent pimp who used threats and drugs to force women to sell their bodies in Allentown motels then hand all over the money to him. Pearson, 34, told a Lehigh County jury Monday that the women who accused... Read more
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The Morning Call
Drunk mom forgets where her baby's at; then curses, fights, spits on Allentown officersALLENTOWN — A woman was extremely intoxicated when Allentown police went to her
Drunk mom forgets where her baby's at; then curses, fights, spits on Allentown officers
The Morning Call / Posted 12 days ago
ALLENTOWN — A woman was extremely intoxicated when Allentown police went to her Allentown apartment for a welfare check of her 14-month-old baby girl, according to court records. The baby's grandparents had called police at 6:04 p.m. concerned... Read more
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The Brown and White
Man accused in Allentown drug deal killing is extradicted to face chargesAn Allentown man has been returned to Pennsylvania to face charges he shot a ma
Man accused in Allentown drug deal killing is extradicted to face charges
The Brown and White / Posted 12 days ago
An Allentown man has been returned to Pennsylvania to face charges he shot a man to death during a drug deal in January - the city's first homicide of 2016. Ulric Daron McKenzie, 34, of the 200 block of North 10th Street, was arrested Jan. 15 in... Read more
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The Express-Times
2nd suspect charged in Bethlehem shooting of teensElias Zachariah Ariza, of the 1600 block of Major Street in Bethlehem, was arra
2nd suspect charged in Bethlehem shooting of teens
The Express-Times / Posted 12 days ago
Elias Zachariah Ariza, of the 1600 block of Major Street in Bethlehem, was arraigned by video at noon Monday before Senior District Judge Joseph Barner on charges of two counts felony attempted homicide, two counts felony aggravated assault and two... Read more
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The Morning Call
Suspect in Allentown killing extradited from New YorkALLENTOWN — The suspect in Allentown's first homicide of the year was recently
Suspect in Allentown killing extradited from New York
The Morning Call / Posted 12 days ago
ALLENTOWN — The suspect in Allentown's first homicide of the year was recently extradited from New York, according to court records. Ulric D. McKenzie, 34, of Allentown, was returned to the Lehigh Valley on Friday and arraigned by District Judge... Read more
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The Express-Times
Suspect shot Bethlehem teen 8 times as he ran, cops sayA 19-year-old from Bethlehem has been charged with two counts of attempted homi
Suspect shot Bethlehem teen 8 times as he ran, cops say
The Express-Times / Posted 12 days ago
A 19-year-old from Bethlehem has been charged with two counts of attempted homicide in connection with a Saturday shooting that left two teens seriously wounded. Omar Yadiel Quinones, of the 1200 block of Woodbine Street, is accused of opening fire... Read more
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The Morning Call
News conference will be held to detail Bethlehem shootings, arrestsBETHLEHEM — Authorities will host a news conference this afternoon to detail sh
News conference will be held to detail Bethlehem shootings, arrests
The Morning Call / Posted 12 days ago
BETHLEHEM — Authorities will host a news conference this afternoon to detail shootings in both Allentown and Bethlehem that Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said are likely connected. Bethlehem police Chief Mark DiLuzio said the... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Police make arrests in shooting of 2 teensAt least two people are now in custody in connection with Saturday's double sho
Police make arrests in shooting of 2 teens
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 12 days ago
At least two people are now in custody in connection with Saturday's double shooting involving two teenagers on Sixth street in South Bethlehem. A male and female were picked up by police Sunday night at the Knights Inn Hotel in Allentown. Police... Read more
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The Morning Call
Shootings in Bethlehem, Allentown likely connected, Morganelli saysLEHIGH VALLEY — A shooting Saturday night in south Bethlehem and a shooting ear
Shootings in Bethlehem, Allentown likely connected, Morganelli says
The Morning Call / Posted 12 days ago
LEHIGH VALLEY — A shooting Saturday night in south Bethlehem and a shooting early Sunday morning in Allentown are likely connected, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said Sunday night. Two people were apprehended Sunday in... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Gunmen Shoot at SUV During Chase in AllentownTwo men were arrested after they allegedly shot at an SUV, striking one person,
Gunmen Shoot at SUV During Chase in Allentown
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 13 days ago
Two men were arrested after they allegedly shot at an SUV, striking one person, early Sunday morning in Allentown. Allentown Police were patrolling the area Sunday shortly before 5 a.m. when they heard gunshots around American Parkway and Gordon... Read more
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The Morning Call
Two Bethlehem men arrested in Allentown shooting early SundayALLENTOWN — Allentown police have two Bethlehem men in custody after a shooting
Two Bethlehem men arrested in Allentown shooting early Sunday
The Morning Call / Posted 13 days ago
ALLENTOWN — Allentown police have two Bethlehem men in custody after a shooting that left the victim critically injured Sunday morning. A 39-year-old Allentown man was in critical but stable condition at a regional trauma center Sunday evening,... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown police investigating early morning shootingAllentown police say they are investigating a shooting that "evolved in various
Allentown police investigating early morning shooting
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 13 days ago
Allentown police say they are investigating a shooting that "evolved in various parts of the city" early Sunday morning. According to Allentown Police Captain Bill Lake, one male victim was shot and transported to the hospital. He is currently in... Read more
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The Morning Call
Arrest made in shooting death of Allentown teenALLENTOWN — Police arrested a 19-year-old man Friday night in connection with t
Arrest made in shooting death of Allentown teen
The Morning Call / Posted 14 days ago
ALLENTOWN — Police arrested a 19-year-old man Friday night in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy last week. Allentown police Capt. William Lake said investigators arrested Michael Angelo Rodriguez about 8 p.m. in York. Lake... Read more
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The Express-Times
Man accused of fatal Allentown shooting arrested in YorkA suspect in the shooting death of an Allentown teen on Monday was arrested Fri
Man accused of fatal Allentown shooting arrested in York
The Express-Times / Posted 14 days ago
A suspect in the shooting death of an Allentown teen on Monday was arrested Friday night in York, Pennsylvania, according to police. Michael Angelo Rodriguez was returned to Lehigh County overnight to face charges of criminal homicide and carrying a... Read more
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WTRF Wheeling
Man, 19, charged in slaying of teenagerALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A man has been charged in the shooting death of a 16-year
Man, 19, charged in slaying of teenager
WTRF Wheeling / Posted 14 days ago
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A man has been charged in the shooting death of a 16-year-old youth in eastern Pennsylvania last week. Allentown police said 19-year-old Michael Angelo Rodriguez was arrested Friday in York in the death of 16-year-old Trequon... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Man arrested for murder of 16-oldA teenager has been arrested for gunning down another teen. Michael Angelo Rod
Man arrested for murder of 16-old
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 14 days ago
A teenager has been arrested for gunning down another teen. Michael Angelo Rodriguez, 19, is accused of shooting Trequon D. Wade, 16, of Allentown Monday night in front of 340 Ridge Avenue in Allentown. Wade later died at Lehigh Valley... Read more
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The Morning Call
Arrest made in teen homicide, Allentown police sayALLENTOWN — Allentown police arrested a 19-year-old city man in York Friday nig
Arrest made in teen homicide, Allentown police say
The Morning Call / Posted 14 days ago
ALLENTOWN — Allentown police arrested a 19-year-old city man in York Friday night in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy earlier this week. Allentown Police Capt. William Lake said investigators arrested Michael Angelo Rodriguez,... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski says state of the city strong; makes no mention of ongoing FBI probeALLENTOWN — A week after a near-blizzard dumped 31 inches of snow on Allentown,
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski says state of the city strong; makes no mention of ongoing FBI probe
The Morning Call / Posted 15 days ago
ALLENTOWN — A week after a near-blizzard dumped 31 inches of snow on Allentown, the city is only now emerging from its icy grip. An FBI probe into corruption at City Hall has brought down three former city officials, cast a shadow over an... Read more
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The Brown and White
The state of Allentown: Embattled mayor addresses the cityWith a new arena and growing development in the city's downtown, Ed Pawlowski w
The state of Allentown: Embattled mayor addresses the city
The Brown and White / Posted 15 days ago
With a new arena and growing development in the city's downtown, Ed Pawlowski was gearing up for a bid for U.S. Senate, which he would announce two months later. What a difference a year makes. On Friday, Pawlowski took the podium and talked about... Read more
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The Morning Call
With pointed object, Allentown woman robbed Waffle House on Airport Road, police sayHANOVER TOWNSHIP, Lehigh County — An Allentown woman has been charged with robb
With pointed object, Allentown woman robbed Waffle House on Airport Road, police say
The Morning Call / Posted 17 days ago
HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Lehigh County — An Allentown woman has been charged with robbing the Waffle House, her former employer on Airport Road, and threatening workers there two months ago, police said. Tiffany S. Cupples, 31, walked into the restaurant... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Boy, 16, fatally shot in AllentownAuthorities in Lehigh County are investigating the shooting death of an Allento
Boy, 16, fatally shot in Allentown
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 18 days ago
Authorities in Lehigh County are investigating the shooting death of an Allentown teen. Trequon D. Wade, 16, died at about 11:10 p.m. Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township, according to a news release from the Lehigh County... Read more
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The Brown and White
Man allegedly admits to selling pot, punching customer, then stealing phoneAllentown police officers responding to a disturbance call Sunday afternoon wer
Man allegedly admits to selling pot, punching customer, then stealing phone
The Brown and White / Posted 18 days ago
Allentown police officers responding to a disturbance call Sunday afternoon were met by a man who admitted to not only one crime, but three of them, police said. Ronald Rankins, of Philadelphia, told officers he had just sold marijuana to another... Read more
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The Express-Times
Woman upset EMS won't 'drive her around,' Allentown police sayA woman is in jail after allegedly becoming combative with Allentown EMS when t
Woman upset EMS won't 'drive her around,' Allentown police say
The Express-Times / Posted 18 days ago
A woman is in jail after allegedly becoming combative with Allentown EMS when they refused to drive her around the city, police said. Annette Delorse Witherspoon, 42, no address listed in court papers, is in Lehigh County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail... Read more
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The Express-Times
Allentown teen dies after being shot, coroner saysA 16-year-old Allentown boy, who was shot Monday night in the city, died less t
Allentown teen dies after being shot, coroner says
The Express-Times / Posted 18 days ago
A 16-year-old Allentown boy, who was shot Monday night in the city, died less than two hours later at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim reports. Trequon D. Wade, of the 800 block of St. John Street, died... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
16-old fatally shot Monday in AllentownAuthorities in Lehigh County are investigating the shooting death of an Allento
16-old fatally shot Monday in Allentown
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 18 days ago
Authorities in Lehigh County are investigating the shooting death of an Allentown teen. The county coroner pronounced 16-year-old Trequon D. Wade dead about 11:10 p.m. Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township, according to... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown council delivers deepest cut of all to Mayor Ed PawlowskiThe phrase "death by a thousand cuts" originated from lingchi, a really nasty f
Allentown council delivers deepest cut of all to Mayor Ed Pawlowski
The Morning Call / Posted 21 days ago
The phrase "death by a thousand cuts" originated from lingchi, a really nasty form of execution used in Imperial China. It involved methodically slicing the victim's flesh over time until he or she died. The practice was banned more than a century... Read more
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The Brown and White
Suspect tosses gun out window as raid officers arrive, police sayAn Allentown man threw a gun out a second-floor window as raid officers arrived
Suspect tosses gun out window as raid officers arrive, police say
The Brown and White / Posted 22 days ago
An Allentown man threw a gun out a second-floor window as raid officers arrived Thursday morning, city police said. In addition to the silver Ruger P94 handgun, police also found heroin, crack and marijuana at Gregory Wilson's address, police... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man accused of choking out man who gave him ride from Musikfest to face trialALLENTOWN — A 24-year-old New York man was ordered to face trial Wednesday for
Man accused of choking out man who gave him ride from Musikfest to face trial
The Morning Call / Posted 23 days ago
ALLENTOWN — A 24-year-old New York man was ordered to face trial Wednesday for allegedly choking out a man who gave him a ride from Musikfest last summer and stealing his car. Miguel Quinones, the victim, testified Wednesday and detailed how he... Read more
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