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The Express-Times
Manhunt continues in Pennsylvania police officer assaultPennsylvania State Police at Frackville said Thursday night there was no update
Manhunt continues in Pennsylvania police officer assault
The Express-Times / Posted 4 hours ago
Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville said Thursday night there was no update in the search for a man accused of assaulting a police officer Wednesday evening in Schuylkill County. Words of encouragement, meanwhile, have come in across the United... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown police chief a finalist for second jobAlready a finalist for a position in Kansas, Allentown's police chief is also a
Allentown police chief a finalist for second job
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 11 hours ago
Already a finalist for a position in Kansas, Allentown's police chief is also a finalist to head a department in Texas. Allentown police Chief Joel Fitzgerald Sr. is one of six finalists for the police chief position in Forth Worth, Texas. City... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald named finalist for job in TexasAllentown Police Chief Joel FItzgerald has been named a finalist for a police c
Allentown Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald named finalist for job in Texas
The Morning Call / Posted 16 hours ago
Allentown Police Chief Joel FItzgerald has been named a finalist for a police chief position in Fort Worth, Texas, the Fort Worth Star Telegram is reporting. Fort Worth officials announced the names of six finalists on Wednesday. Fitzgerald will... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Lawyer asks DA to drop charges against singing manA lawyer representing the Allentown man who was busted while singing a Beach Bo
Lawyer asks DA to drop charges against singing man
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted yesterday
A lawyer representing the Allentown man who was busted while singing a Beach Boys song outside a center-city restaurant last month is asking Lehigh County's district attorney to drop the charges against him. James W. Ochse was arrested by Allentown... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Numerous Lehigh Valley cold cases remain openJimmy "Superfly" Snuka, 72, faces third-degree murder and involuntary manslaugh
Numerous Lehigh Valley cold cases remain open
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, 72, faces third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter charges in the 1983 death of then-girlfriend Nancy Argentino in the wake of a grand jury investigation into her death in a Whitehall motel room. Lehigh County... Read more
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The Morning Call
Numerous Lehigh Valley cold cases remain openJimmy "Superfly" Snuka, 72, faces third-degree murder and involuntary manslaugh
Numerous Lehigh Valley cold cases remain open
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, 72, faces third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter charges in the 1983 death of then-girlfriend Nancy Argentino in the wake of a grand jury investigation into her death in a Whitehall motel room. Lehigh County... Read more
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The Express-Times
Allentown Police Department welcomes six new officersThe Allentown Police Department welcomed six new officers to the force Tuesday.
Allentown Police Department welcomes six new officers
The Express-Times / Posted 2 days ago
The Allentown Police Department welcomed six new officers to the force Tuesday. "This is an exciting time for the new officers to join our ranks," Fitzgerald said in a statement. "We (APD) have worked very hard over the last 20 months to increase... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown police officer should be thankedJames Ochse was asked to leave the area by Allentown police and he refused. Ins
Allentown police officer should be thanked
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
James Ochse was asked to leave the area by Allentown police and he refused. Instead he allegedly pointed his finger and argued with officer Busch. Mr. Ochse was told he was under arrest. He became "very hostile," according to police. He was then... Read more
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The Express-Times
2-old left alone in Allentown apartment buildingAn Allentown woman at a city hospital told staffers her two-year-old daughter w
2-old left alone in Allentown apartment building
The Express-Times / Posted 3 days ago
An Allentown woman at a city hospital told staffers her two-year-old daughter was home alone, city police said. Allentown police said a two-year-old girl was left alone in a city apartment building. (Lehighvalleylive.com File Photo) When officers... Read more
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The Express-Times
Man gets jail for stalking child, stealing children's underwearA Lehigh County prosecutor detailed a list of evidence Monday as she argued for
Man gets jail for stalking child, stealing children's underwear
The Express-Times / Posted 3 days ago
A Lehigh County prosecutor detailed a list of evidence Monday as she argued for jail time for an Allentown man who stole children's underwear and stalked a 13-year-old girl. Daniel Gutierrez, 25, was before Judge James Anthony on Monday to be... Read more
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The Morning Call
Pair busted when Allentown police investigate kidnapping reportAllentown police busted two men for drug possession while investigating what tu
Pair busted when Allentown police investigate kidnapping report
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
Allentown police busted two men for drug possession while investigating what turned out to be a false kidnapping report, according to court records. A woman called 911 about 3:23 a.m. Sunday morning saying she was tied up in the attic at 615 W.... Read more
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Times News
Results of checkpointLehigh Township police in Northampton County released the results of a checkpoi
Results of checkpoint
Times News / Posted 6 days ago
Lehigh Township police in Northampton County released the results of a checkpoint operation officers conducted on Aug. 21, on Route 134 and Blue Mountain Drive. Arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol were Michael Ragard,... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Woman chases purse snatcher in AllentownA young purse snatcher failed to make a clean getaway when his victim chased hi
Woman chases purse snatcher in Allentown
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 7 days ago
A young purse snatcher failed to make a clean getaway when his victim chased him and fought back in Allentown Wednesday evening. At around 6 p.m. Wednesday, two women were eating at an unidentified restaurant in the 1500 block of Chew Street when a... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Man critical after being hit by his own vehicleAn unidentified man is hospitalized in critical condition with "significant inj
Man critical after being hit by his own vehicle
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 7 days ago
An unidentified man is hospitalized in critical condition with "significant injuries" after being hit by his own vehicle, which was being operated by a juvenile family member Wednesday night in Allentown. At 10:21 p.m. Wednesday, Allentown police... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Corderro Cody indicated for illegal sex traffickingA federal grand jury has indicted Corderro Cody of Allentown for operating an i
Corderro Cody indicated for illegal sex trafficking
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 7 days ago
A federal grand jury has indicted Corderro Cody of Allentown for operating an illegal sex trafficking operation in and around Allentown, Reading and other locations. The 23-page indictment,which was filed Thursday, maintains that since at least... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown Police: girl ran over relative with carA 37-year-old Allentown man was critically injured after a juvenile relative ac
Allentown Police: girl ran over relative with car
The Morning Call / Posted 7 days ago
A 37-year-old Allentown man was critically injured after a juvenile relative accidentally backed over him in a city alley Wednesday night, according to police. The man suffered serious head injures at 10:20 p.m. when he was knocked backward and... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Local K-9 officers celebrate national dog day in styleSome local K-9s celebrated "National Dog Day" in a very special way. Hounds on
Local K-9 officers celebrate national dog day in style
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 8 days ago
Some local K-9s celebrated "National Dog Day" in a very special way. Hounds on Working Leashes or "HOWL" is a non-profit organization concerned with the safety of emergency service dogs and on Wednesday, West Penn Township K-9 "Gunner" received his... Read more
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The Brown and White
Another arrest, more charges, more stores in counterfeit money scam, police saySoon after Bethlehem Township police took a man into custody in a scam involvin
Another arrest, more charges, more stores in counterfeit money scam, police say
The Brown and White / Posted 8 days ago
Soon after Bethlehem Township police took a man into custody in a scam involving counterfeit money and Beats by Dre headphones at Wal-Mart stores, they found more stores, more products and more men involved, Sgt. Rick Blake said. Anibal Arroyo, 38,... Read more
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The Express-Times
Allentown man dies after jumping from bridge, coroner's office saysDavid Lovenson, of the 1400 block of West Chew Street, was pronounced dead at 5
Allentown man dies after jumping from bridge, coroner's office says
The Express-Times / Posted 8 days ago
David Lovenson, of the 1400 block of West Chew Street, was pronounced dead at 5:06 at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township, the coroner's office said. Lovenson was found about 4:26 that morning in the 600 block of Sumner Avenue, the coroner's... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man pulls gun on Allentown neighbor in noise disputeA 55-year-old man pulled a gun on his Allentown neighbor on Saturday night beca
Man pulls gun on Allentown neighbor in noise dispute
The Morning Call / Posted 10 days ago
A 55-year-old man pulled a gun on his Allentown neighbor on Saturday night because he said they were playing loud music, according to court records. Harry Weil, was charged with terroristic threats and simple assault. He was arraigned by District... Read more
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The Brown and White
Cops: Allentown teen behind armed carjacking, robberyA teenager carjacked a man at gunpoint, then days later robbed and assaulted a
Cops: Allentown teen behind armed carjacking, robbery
The Brown and White / Posted 10 days ago
A teenager carjacked a man at gunpoint, then days later robbed and assaulted a man at knifepoint, Allentown police said. Andrew Rodriguez was able to get away after both crimes, but the knifepoint robbery victim spotted him Friday and Rodriguez was... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Police investigating Susquehanna Street wreckAllentown police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that happened 1 p.m. S
Police investigating Susquehanna Street wreck
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 10 days ago
Allentown police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that happened 1 p.m. Sunday on Susquehanna Street, near Front Street. One of the cars crashed into a home, and officials said none of the injuries were life threatening. The cause of the crash... Read more
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The Morning Call
Six-vehicle crash in Allentown sends victims to hospital, closes roadSeveral people were injured and a home damaged early Sunday afternoon after a s
Six-vehicle crash in Allentown sends victims to hospital, closes road
The Morning Call / Posted 11 days ago
Several people were injured and a home damaged early Sunday afternoon after a six-vehicle crash that spanned two blocks in Allentown, police said. The crash happened shortly before 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Susquehanna and Front streets.... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Multi-vehicle accident closes section of Susquehanna Street in AllentownAllentown police say a six-vehicle accident in the city has closed a section of
Multi-vehicle accident closes section of Susquehanna Street in Allentown
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 11 days ago
Allentown police say a six-vehicle accident in the city has closed a section of Susquehanna Street. The crash occurred shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Susquehanna and Front streets. According to police, the wreck spanned the... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Multi-vehicle accident closes part of Susquehanna Street in AllentownAllentown police say a six-vehicle accident in the city has closed a section of
Multi-vehicle accident closes part of Susquehanna Street in Allentown
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 11 days ago
Allentown police say a six-vehicle accident in the city has closed a section of Susquehanna Street. The crash occurred shortly after 1 p.m. near the intersection and Susquehanna and Front streets. According to police, the wreck spanned the length... Read more
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Philly.com
Was viral arrest of Pa. street singer justified?Manuel Gamiz Jr. and Laurie Mason Schroeder, The Morning Call Last updated: Sun
Was viral arrest of Pa. street singer justified?
Philly.com / Posted 11 days ago
Manuel Gamiz Jr. and Laurie Mason Schroeder, The Morning Call Last updated: Sunday, August 23, 2015, 12:05 PM The takedown, recorded by a patron and a restaurant employee with smartphones and shared on social media, sparked a police review, a slew... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Reading and Allentown residents rally to end violenceHundreds of people who live in Reading rallied to get rid of violence on their
Reading and Allentown residents rally to end violence
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 11 days ago
Hundreds of people who live in Reading rallied to get rid of violence on their streets Saturday. The "Stop the Violence" march stretched from Santander Arena to Pendora Park. The rally comes amid a violent year in Reading, as the number of... Read more
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The Express-Times
'Slime' guilty of manslaughter in fatal Bethlehem shootingAfter deliberating over two days, a Lehigh County jury found an Allentown man g
'Slime' guilty of manslaughter in fatal Bethlehem shooting
The Express-Times / Posted 13 days ago
After deliberating over two days, a Lehigh County jury found an Allentown man guilty of voluntary manslaughter in a fatal shooting another man near the border of the city and Bethlehem. Rodriguez is slated to be sentenced Sept. 25; he faces a... Read more
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York Daily Record
Sex offender who robbed bank in West York, hid in dumpster, faces additional chargesA convicted sex offender who police charged last week with robbing a bank after
Sex offender who robbed bank in West York, hid in dumpster, faces additional charges
York Daily Record / Posted 13 days ago
A convicted sex offender who police charged last week with robbing a bank after finding him hiding out in a dumpster now faces additional charges. Scott Vosburgh, 28, was arraigned Thursday on robbery charges and theft by unlawful taking or... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown city worker crashes into Recycling Center gatesAn Allentown Recycling Center worker crashed through the center's Oxford Drive
Allentown city worker crashes into Recycling Center gates
The Morning Call / Posted 14 days ago
An Allentown Recycling Center worker crashed through the center's Oxford Drive gates Thursday afternoon as the worker left for the day in his pickup truck, officials said. The 4 p.m. crash caused extensive damage to the chain-link gates and battered... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown police chief named finalist for job in WichitaAllentown Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald has been named as one of three finalists
Allentown police chief named finalist for job in Wichita
The Morning Call / Posted 14 days ago
Allentown Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald has been named as one of three finalists for a police chief job in Wichita, Kansas. Fitzgerald, who is Allentown's first minority police chief, has been at the helm of Allentown's police department for less... Read more
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The Brown and White
Allentown police chief finalist for Wichita police chief jobIt looks like Allentown's police chief is looking to leave the Queen City. Joe
Allentown police chief finalist for Wichita police chief job
The Brown and White / Posted 14 days ago
It looks like Allentown's police chief is looking to leave the Queen City. Joel Fitzgerald is a finalist for for the police chief join in Wichita, Kansas, which was revealed Thursday as the city announced the three finalists for the job. Allentown... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown police chief a finalist to head department in Wichita, KansasAfter less than two years at the helm of the Allentown Police Department, Chief
Allentown police chief a finalist to head department in Wichita, Kansas
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 14 days ago
After less than two years at the helm of the Allentown Police Department, Chief Joel F. Fitzgerald Sr. is a finalist for the top law enforcement post in Wichita, Kansas. Fitzgerald is one of three finalists announced Thursday by Wichita City Manager... Read more
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The Express-Times
All escape injury following 3-car crash in Upper Macungie Twp., cops sayNo one was reported injured following a three-car crash Wednesday along Route 1
All escape injury following 3-car crash in Upper Macungie Twp., cops say
The Express-Times / Posted 14 days ago
No one was reported injured following a three-car crash Wednesday along Route 100 at the Route 222 Bypass in Upper Macungie Township. Upper Macungie Township police say no one was injured following a three-vehicle crash aug. 19, 2015 at Route 100... Read more
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The Morning Call
Salisbury Twp. man charged with assault in stabbingSalisbury Township police charged a man with assault after he allegedly stabbed
Salisbury Twp. man charged with assault in stabbing
The Morning Call / Posted 14 days ago
Salisbury Township police charged a man with assault after he allegedly stabbed a woman with a knife during a dispute Wednesday. Edward Reyes, 27, of the 1100 block of East Susquehanna Street in the township is charged with aggravated assault,... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Citizens voice concern over recent Allentown police behaviorThe Allentown City Council heard from residents who voiced concerns about the b
Citizens voice concern over recent Allentown police behavior
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 15 days ago
The Allentown City Council heard from residents who voiced concerns about the behavior of police officers. During Wednesday's council meeting, some speakers said officers' behavior is becoming a problem. "These officers are out of hand. I've never... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown City Council hears protests in wake of viral police videosPublic outcry over videos showing an Allentown police officer wrestling a man t
Allentown City Council hears protests in wake of viral police videos
The Morning Call / Posted 15 days ago
Public outcry over videos showing an Allentown police officer wrestling a man to the ground spilled over to the halls of government Wednesday evening as protesters took their complaints to City Council. Clutching signs reading "This is not how our... Read more
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The Express-Times
Allentown council to review police training following singer's controversial arrestSome Allentown City Council members on Wednesday said they want to review city
Allentown council to review police training following singer's controversial arrest
The Express-Times / Posted 15 days ago
Some Allentown City Council members on Wednesday said they want to review city police training in light of the recent controversial arrest of a street singer. Resident James Osche was knocked to the ground by police and injured when he was taken... Read more
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The Express-Times
Cops find 150 grams of heroin after alleged dealer says he has more drugs at homeAn Allentown man busted with 51 packets of heroin during a drug sting Tuesday a
Cops find 150 grams of heroin after alleged dealer says he has more drugs at home
The Express-Times / Posted 15 days ago
An Allentown man busted with 51 packets of heroin during a drug sting Tuesday afternoon told city officers he had more drugs at his house, city police said. Allentown police say a man had more than 150 grams of heroin in his city apartment, along... Read more
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The Brown and White
Man allegedly fights with group, then Allentown officersAllentown police officers investigating reported shots fired Tuesday night ende
Man allegedly fights with group, then Allentown officers
The Brown and White / Posted 15 days ago
Allentown police officers investigating reported shots fired Tuesday night ended up arresting a man for allegedly fighting with a group and then officers. Adrian Perez, of the 1000 block of North Sixth Street in Whitehall Township, is charged with... Read more
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The Morning Call
Former Emmaus football player to become borough copEmmaus Borough Council has hired one of their own to fill a vacancy in the boro
Former Emmaus football player to become borough cop
The Morning Call / Posted 15 days ago
Emmaus Borough Council has hired one of their own to fill a vacancy in the borough police department. Adam Polster, a 2009 graduate of Emmaus High School, was made a conditional offer of employment by council Monday, subject to his passing pre-hire... Read more
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The Brown and White
Teen girl's death in Allentown ruled an accidentAlayna Velez, of the 500 block of East Tioga Street in the city, died of multip
Teen girl's death in Allentown ruled an accident
The Brown and White / Posted 16 days ago
Alayna Velez, of the 500 block of East Tioga Street in the city, died of multiple blunt force trauma, Grim said following an autopsy Tuesday. She was pronounced dead at 8:43 a.m. Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Velez was a... Read more
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The Morning Call
Coroner: Allentown girl died of blunt-force trauma in accidentThe death of a 16-year-old Allentown girl Sunday night was the result of multip
Coroner: Allentown girl died of blunt-force trauma in accident
The Morning Call / Posted 16 days ago
The death of a 16-year-old Allentown girl Sunday night was the result of multiple blunt-force trauma suffered in a traffic collision, the Lehigh County coroner's office said Tuesday. Alayna Velez' death was ruled an accident. The findings were the... Read more
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The Express-Times
Trial begins for alleged gunman in killing near Scoobies Gentlemans ClubTrial began in Tuesday for an Allentown man accused of fatally shooting another
Trial begins for alleged gunman in killing near Scoobies Gentlemans Club
The Express-Times / Posted 16 days ago
Trial began in Tuesday for an Allentown man accused of fatally shooting another man near the border of the city and Bethlehem. Police said Wimberly, of Allentown, was shot multiple times in the chest and then staggered toward the club, which is just... Read more
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The Morning Call
Protest against arrest of Allentown street singer; Shula's Steak House reports threatsThe five protesters marching along Allentown's Hamilton Street on Tuesday after
Protest against arrest of Allentown street singer; Shula's Steak House reports threats
The Morning Call / Posted 16 days ago
The five protesters marching along Allentown's Hamilton Street on Tuesday afternoon were singing an unlikely protest song: "Ba-ba-ba-ba Barbara Ann…" That Beach Boys classic was the song Jim Ochse was singing outside Shula's Steak House on Friday... Read more
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The Morning Call
Protesters demand Allentown police officer taken off duty A handful of protesters march through Allentown Tuesday afternoon, demanding
Protesters demand Allentown police officer taken off duty
The Morning Call / Posted 16 days ago
A handful of protesters march through Allentown Tuesday afternoon, demanding an Allentown police officer be taken off duty because of what they claim was excessive force in his arrest of a... Read more
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The Brown and White
Allentown street singer back at it after viral video of arrestBruised, scraped up and walking with a cane, an Allentown street singer whose a
Allentown street singer back at it after viral video of arrest
The Brown and White / Posted 16 days ago
Bruised, scraped up and walking with a cane, an Allentown street singer whose arrest by city police was caught on cellphone video was back belting his heart out Tuesday morning. James Ochse sang just as loudly as before, and walked with a limp down... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Police take down man singing outside Shula's Steak House An Allentown police officer takes down a man singing outside Shula's Steak Ho
Police take down man singing outside Shula's Steak House
Baltimore Sun / Posted 16 days ago
An Allentown police officer takes down a man singing outside Shula's Steak House downtown. An Allentown police officer takes down a man singing outside Shula's Steak House downtown.See more... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Mother asks officials to make Chestnut Street saferArmed with $800 in donations, a petition with 430 signatures and three requests
Mother asks officials to make Chestnut Street safer
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 16 days ago
Armed with $800 in donations, a petition with 430 signatures and three requests, an Emmaus mother went before borough council Monday in an effort to make the borough’s main thoroughfare safer to travel. She made the request following the death of an... Read more
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Daily Mirror
This man was tackled by police for 'singing a Beach Boys song in public'Jim Ochse, 61, was approached by police in Allentown, Pennsylvania, as he blast
This man was tackled by police for 'singing a Beach Boys song in public'
Daily Mirror / Posted 16 days ago
Jim Ochse, 61, was approached by police in Allentown, Pennsylvania, as he blasted out the popular tune outside the Shula steakhouse. One video of the incident shows Mr Ochse stop singing to converse with the policeman before he turns to leave - and... Read more
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