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WFMJ Youngstown
Cause of death unknown for woman missing from nursing homesearching for Penn, who had Alzheimer's disease, since she wandered away from a
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 5 hours ago
searching for Penn, who had Alzheimer's disease, since she wandered away from a nursing home outside Allentown on Aug. 23. Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Friday that the exact cause and manner of death couldn't be determined due to the... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown police investigating infant's deathAllentown police are investigating the death of a 24-day-old infant. The Lehig
The Morning Call / Posted 8 hours ago
Allentown police are investigating the death of a 24-day-old infant. The Lehigh County Coronor’s Office said Sunday that Rion Matz was pronounced dead at his home at 10:41 p.m. Sunday. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday to determine the cause of... Read more
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The Express-Times
Coroner investigation finds no foul play, but no cause of woman's deathThe Lehigh County coroner has ruled out any foul play as a cause of death for a
The Express-Times / Posted 10 hours ago
The Lehigh County coroner has ruled out any foul play as a cause of death for an elderly woman who wandered away from an Alzheimer facility in Salisbury Township. But Audrey Penn's body was so decomposed when she was discovered that the coroner... Read more
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The Express-Times
Police, coroner investigate baby's death in Allentownp.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at his home in Allentown, according to a news release fr
The Express-Times / Posted 10 hours ago
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at his home in Allentown, according to a news release from Eric Minnich, the first deputy coroner of Lehigh County. The news release says an autopsy will be performed on Monday to determine Rion's cause of death. The release... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Saturday's snow exceeds expectationsas well as northwestern New Jersey. Mertztown in Berks County was one of the h
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 18 hours ago
as well as northwestern New Jersey. Mertztown in Berks County was one of the higher reported totals at 8 inches. In Lehigh County, Neffs saw 7.5 inches of snow. The Allentown total of 4.9 inches is at the Lehigh Valley International Airport... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Group still 'extending' reach after 100 yearsand H.W. Weldy, Tamaqua, treasurer. McDowell transferred Hacker, “who was perf
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 22 hours ago
and H.W. Weldy, Tamaqua, treasurer. McDowell transferred Hacker, “who was perfectly innocent of the issues involved” to Lehigh County where he later became Lehigh’s first county agent and “one of the state’s best.” Bollinger describes his first... Read more
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The Morning Call
Why is retail lagging in Allentown's NIZ while offices and apartments boom?Eric Castro thinks promising days are in store for his barber shop. He said he
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
Eric Castro thinks promising days are in store for his barber shop. He said he gets good business from workers at the Lehigh County Courthouse, and “can’t wait” for Tower 6, a few steps away, to open. If things develop as he expects, Castro... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown man facing slew of charges after allegedly fleeing police, crashingon eight charges including manufacturing, delivering, or possessing a controlle
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
on eight charges including manufacturing, delivering, or possessing a controlled substance, fleeing or attempting to elude an office, and reckless endangerment of another person. Perez is in Lehigh County Jail under $250,00 bail. 61... Read more
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The Courier Express Newspapers
Cause of death unknown for woman missing from nursing homesearching for Penn, who had Alzheimer's disease, since she wandered away from a
The Courier Express Newspapers / Posted yesterday
searching for Penn, who had Alzheimer's disease, since she wandered away from a nursing home outside Allentown on Aug. 23. Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Friday that the exact cause and manner of death couldn't be determined due to the... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Coroner: Body of Audrey Penn too decomposed to find cause of deathSALISBURY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - The Lehigh County coroner has released the findings f
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
SALISBURY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - The Lehigh County coroner has released the findings from an autopsy of a woman who went missing from a senior living facility and was later found dead. Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim says he is unable to determine the... Read more
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The Morning Call
Alzheimer’s patient who went missing did not die of foul play, Lehigh coroner’s ruleswho was found dead 25 days after she disappeared from a Salisbury Township nurs
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
who was found dead 25 days after she disappeared from a Salisbury Township nursing home, did not die of foul play, the Lehigh County coroner’s office ruled Friday. Penn, 77, who had Alzheimer’s disease, was reported missing Aug. 23 from the... Read more
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The Morning Call
Taxes to remain steady as Upper Macungie invests in rec center, farmland preservationincrease to $9.6 million in 2018, part of the savings effort to prepare for the
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
increase to $9.6 million in 2018, part of the savings effort to prepare for the costs associated with the upgrades to the Lehigh County Authority sewer lines. It’s all part of a nearly 10-year-old federal directive to stop overflows in the sewer... Read more
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The Brown and White
Man answers to sexual, physical assault charges in Easton-- to get through his criminal record, and while Hanuszak said he wasn't on pro
The Brown and White / Posted 2 days ago
-- to get through his criminal record, and while Hanuszak said he wasn't on probation, there will be a detainer from Lehigh County on a probation violation, police said. "It never came up while I was in jail," he said of the Lehigh County... Read more
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The Express-Times
80 years after hemp was outlawed, Pa. eyes major expansionexcellence," government jargon for a research partnership between top colleges
The Express-Times / Posted 2 days ago
excellence," government jargon for a research partnership between top colleges and universities, that will be located in Lehigh County. Jefferson and Lehigh universities have already signed on, he said, and others are likely to join. "They want... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
NorCo Council OKs $10 million for proposed Easton Da Vinci Science CityDa Vinci project, arguing the organization is not even headquartered in Northam
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
Da Vinci project, arguing the organization is not even headquartered in Northampton County, but rather in west Allentown in Lehigh County. He also pointed out the $100,000 loss in real estate taxes for the county as a result of the science center's... Read more
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The Brown and White
How much surprise snow will fall and where will it pile up?accumulate not only in areas near the coast, but through and well northwest of
The Brown and White / Posted 2 days ago
accumulate not only in areas near the coast, but through and well northwest of the I-95 corridor on Saturday." So, eastern Lehigh County and eastern Northampton County could get one to two inches of snow, Martrich figures. Parts of Warren and... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Card skimming devices discovered at Lehigh County gas stationWEISENBERG TWP., Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a pair of cr
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
WEISENBERG TWP., Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a pair of credit card skimmers that were found at a Lehigh County gas station. State police were dispatched to an Exxon gas station at 2298 Route 863 in Weisenberg Township about... Read more
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The Morning Call
Charlie Thiel takes the helm as Allentown School Board presidentin Thursday night. The mother of a student at Building 21 had an outstanding $5
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
in Thursday night. The mother of a student at Building 21 had an outstanding $500 fine for filing campaign reports late. Lehigh County Board of Elections officials previously said she couldn’t serve until her fines were paid. Harris’ fines were... Read more
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The Morning Call
Who will pay the most toward Allentown's new stormwater fee? Here's the top 75.School District: $122,560 3. Allentown Commerce Park Corp.: $94,120 4. Lehigh
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
School District: $122,560 3. Allentown Commerce Park Corp.: $94,120 4. Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority: $71,200 5. Lehigh County Agricultural Society (Allentown Fairgrounds): $56,440 6. Allentown Housing Authority: $51,000 7. Lehigh... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown Council approves stormwater fee, passes 2018 budgetwould owe the most in stormwater fees, six are government entities, including A
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
would owe the most in stormwater fees, six are government entities, including Allentown City, Allentown School District, Lehigh County and Allentown State Hospital, which is owned by the state. Others are tax-exempt such as Muhlenberg... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Lehigh County Humane Society overcrowded, needs helpVIDEO: Lehigh County Humane Society... ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The need is dire. Cats
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
VIDEO: Lehigh County Humane Society... ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The need is dire. Cats, dogs and other animals here at the Lehigh County Humane Society are in desperate need of loving forever homes. "As you can see this is our intake area and we are full,"... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown couple beaten by two angry over treatment of a child, police saystrangulation, burglary, criminal trespass, simple assault and harassment. Pro
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
strangulation, burglary, criminal trespass, simple assault and harassment. Provvedi was arraigned on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, simple assault and harassment. Both were sent to Lehigh County Jail under $50,000 bail each. 610-820... Read more
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The Morning Call
Emmaus needs two new council members to fill vacanciesNathan Brown and Lee Ann Gilbert are slated to move on to new positions in loca
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
Nathan Brown and Lee Ann Gilbert are slated to move on to new positions in local government — Brown to a seat on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners and Gilbert as Emmaus mayor, where she will replace longtime Mayor Winfield... Read more
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The Morning Call
PPL charged up over equipment on utility poles it says puts workers at riskof attaching equipment to utility poles that may put PPL’s workers at risk. In
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
of attaching equipment to utility poles that may put PPL’s workers at risk. In the 131-page lawsuit filed this week in Lehigh County Court, PPL wants MAW Communications to stop attaching the equipment to PPL’s poles. PPL says the equipment is... Read more
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The Morning Call
Free group therapy for families affected by opioid crisishealth experts say, as the opioid crisis rages across the country. “It really
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
health experts say, as the opioid crisis rages across the country. “It really is a family disease,” said Layne Turner, Lehigh County’s drug and alcohol administrator. “Individuals struggling with addiction don’t progress and get active with... Read more
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The Morning Call
Letter seeking DACA vote includes 5 Pa. House Republicansdraws near, describing the need for “a humane, permanent and constitutional sol
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
draws near, describing the need for “a humane, permanent and constitutional solution.” Dent, whose 15th District includes Lehigh County and part of Northampton County, said during an MSNBC interview last week that he has “no problem” with... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Alleged robber jumps man near ATMwith a clear enough image of the attacker to distribute a flyer with Feist’s ph
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
with a clear enough image of the attacker to distribute a flyer with Feist’s photo. Feist, no confirmable address, failed to post bail following his arraignment and was sent to Lehigh County Jail to await a preliminary hearing scheduled for Dec.... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Bail approved for man accused of 'knocking out' infantbased on the recommendation from pre-trial services. Durazo's next court date
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
based on the recommendation from pre-trial services. Durazo's next court date is a Jan. 25 formal arraignment before Lehigh County Judge Maria Dantos. If he does post bail, Durazo is forbidden from having any contact with the victim. The... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Santa Claus with 'naughty,' 'nice' tattoos must tone it downalso operates Santa experiences at several other malls around the region, inclu
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
also operates Santa experiences at several other malls around the region, including at the Berkshire Mall in Wyomissing, the King of Prussia Mall in Montgomery County, and the Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, near Alle... Read more
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The Morning Call
GOP sticks it to middle classPresident and the GOP, for nothing. We and our future generation will pay dearl
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
President and the GOP, for nothing. We and our future generation will pay dearly for this so-called tax cut. Ronald Reagan must be smiling because this is a page out of his book from the 1980s. Thomas M. Gimbor Sr. Washington Township, Lehigh Cou... Read more
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The Express-Times
Jeanne McNeill wins late husband's seat in Pa. HouseHouse of Representatives in a special election on Tuesday. The 57-year-old Whi
The Express-Times / Posted 4 days ago
House of Representatives in a special election on Tuesday. The 57-year-old Whitehall Township resident will represent the Lehigh County district after she captured 2,290 votes or nearly 68 percent of the total. She easily defeated Republican David... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown couple beaten by two angry over treatment of a child, police sayburglary, criminal trespass, simple assault and harassment. Provvedi was arrai
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
burglary, criminal trespass, simple assault and harassment. Provvedi was arraigned on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, simple assault and harassment. Both were committed to Lehigh County Jail under $50,000 bail each... Read more
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The Morning Call
After 24 years, Allentown killing suspect returns city to face justicesaid. District Judge Jacob Hammond arraigned Morales late Tuesday on the singl
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
said. District Judge Jacob Hammond arraigned Morales late Tuesday on the single homicide charge and committed him to Lehigh County Jail without bail. Allentown police said Morales and Torres were acquaintances, but authorities have yet to... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Jeanne McNeill wins 133rd district special electionPa. - There were no surprises in the special election to fill the seat of late
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
Pa. - There were no surprises in the special election to fill the seat of late State Representative Dan McNeill of Lehigh County Tuesday night. McNeill wound up getting just under 68 percent of the vote. Republican David Molony had about... Read more
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The Morning Call
Pennsylvania Bear Harvest Once Again Tops 3,000 Bruinsat 196 and Pike County third with 172. Locally, 16 bears have been taken in Nor
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
at 196 and Pike County third with 172. Locally, 16 bears have been taken in Northampton County, while one was harvested in Lehigh County. Other counties in the region include Monroe (76), Carbon (52), Schuylkill (41) and Berks (6). Although most... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
PennDOT in need of plow drivers as snow season nearsstory MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa. - It's possibly the worst time to experience a shor
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
story MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa. - It's possibly the worst time to experience a shortage of snow plow drivers. "Berks County is short nine operators, Lehigh [County] is short 11, and Northampton [County] is short eight," said Rick Stone,... Read more
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The Morning Call
Lehigh Valley premiums will jump if ACA penalty is repealed, health officials sayafford it,” he said in a prepared statement weeks before Saturday’s vote. Rep.
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
afford it,” he said in a prepared statement weeks before Saturday’s vote. Rep. Charlie Dent, whose 15th District includes Lehigh County and part of Northampton County, said in an MSNBC interview last week that having the repeal in the final bill... Read more
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The Express-Times
What opening of new Lehigh River bridge means for Route 22West traffic shifted Tuesday morning onto the new eastbound bridge over the Leh
The Express-Times / Posted 5 days ago
West traffic shifted Tuesday morning onto the new eastbound bridge over the Lehigh River just east of Fullerton Avenue in Lehigh County, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Following eastbound traffic's move Oct. 25 onto... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man charged with dealing marijuana, other drugs in Allentownblock of Gordon Street, was initially arrested at 5:35 p.m. Monday after an arr
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
block of Gordon Street, was initially arrested at 5:35 p.m. Monday after an arrangement to buy marijuana was made through a Lehigh County Drug Task Force investigation, police said. Police saw him leave his home and drive off in a car. Santiago was... Read more
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The Morning Call
In $3.6B blockbuster deal, Regal movie chain being acquired by U.K. cinema operatorkeep the two former Carmike locations at the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley a
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
keep the two former Carmike locations at the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley and on Catasauqua Road in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. The Regal acquisition will bring the number of Cineworld screens to 9,542 in the U.S. and Europe, making it... Read more
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The Express-Times
Pennsylvania towns say they don't want mini-casinosto the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's website as of Dec. 4, Upper Milford
The Express-Times / Posted 5 days ago
to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's website as of Dec. 4, Upper Milford and Upper Saucon townships in Lehigh County have opted out. In Northampton County, according to the website, Allen, East Allen, Hanover and Washington... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Rent argument ends with assault, broken teeththat she was bleeding from the mouth. She was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-C
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
that she was bleeding from the mouth. She was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest for medical treatment. Henry failed to post bail after his arraignment and was sent to Lehigh County Jail to await a preliminary hearing scheduled for Dec.... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Police say robbery suspect flees empty handedcriminal complaint does not indicate wither he indeed had a gun or why he faile
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
criminal complaint does not indicate wither he indeed had a gun or why he failed to grab any money. Bynum, who has not confirmable address, failed to post bail and was sent to Lehigh County Jail to await a preliminary hearing scheduled for Dec... Read more
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The Morning Call
Told to leave Slatington area house, man beats and chokes his father, 84was arraigned Saturday night by District Judge Jacob E. Hammond on charges of a
The Morning Call / Posted 6 days ago
was arraigned Saturday night by District Judge Jacob E. Hammond on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, harassment and disorderly conduct. Hammond sent him to Lehigh County Jail under $25,000 bail.... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Special election Tuesday in 133rd districtDemocrat Jeanne McNeill, the widow of Dan McNeil; Republican David Molony; and
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 6 days ago
Democrat Jeanne McNeill, the widow of Dan McNeil; Republican David Molony; and Libertarian Samantha Dorney. Workers at the Lehigh County board of elections say preparing for a special election presents challenges. “People taking another day off of... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man shot at woman's SUV in parking space dispute in Allentown, police sayviolations, receiving stolen property, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief
The Morning Call / Posted 6 days ago
violations, receiving stolen property, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, theft, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. He was arraigned by District Judge Jacob Hammond and sent to Lehigh County Jail under $100,000 bail. 610-... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown man's robberies get him 8 to 20 years behind barsafter he pleaded guilty to charges of robbery, receiving stolen property and fl
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 6 days ago
after he pleaded guilty to charges of robbery, receiving stolen property and fleeing and eluding police in September. Lehigh County Courts says John Cruz will face eight to 20 years in prison. Cruz's charges followed his arrest for an armed... Read more
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The Morning Call
Don't forget to vote: state House seat up for grabs in special election on Tuesdayoffice. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. in the district, which includ
The Morning Call / Posted 6 days ago
office. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. in the district, which includes parts of Bethlehem, Hanover Township in Lehigh County, Salisbury Township, Whitehall Township, Catasauqua, Coplay and Fountain Hill. Check out Lehigh County’s list... Read more
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The Express-Times
Why trooper shooting suspect was moved to another prisonin the Nov. 7 shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police corporal along Route 33 i
The Express-Times / Posted 6 days ago
in the Nov. 7 shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police corporal along Route 33 in Plainfeld Township, has been moved to Lehigh County Jail. Clary was initially housed in Northampton County Prison after he was released from Lehigh Valley... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Driver causes hit-and-run wrecks with hot Volkswagena motor vehicle, accident involving a damaged vehicle, driving without a licens
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 6 days ago
a motor vehicle, accident involving a damaged vehicle, driving without a license, reckless driving and two other summary traffic offenses. He failed to post bail and was sent to Lehigh County Jail to await a preliminary hearing scheduled for Dec.... Read more
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