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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Homicide charges against 4 suspects sent to Lehigh County courtALLENTOWN, Pa. - The four suspects in a fatal shooting this summer in Allentown
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 20 hours ago
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The four suspects in a fatal shooting this summer in Allentown each had their charges sent to Lehigh County Court following their preliminary hearings Thursday morning. Isaac Navarro, Brandon Eanes, Waldemar Rivera and Sasha Vargas... Read more
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The Morning Call
After hearing in fatal home-invasion robbery, question remains: Who shot Jermaine Taylor?Judge Ron Manescu found enough evidence was presented to send homicide and rela
The Morning Call / Posted 21 hours ago
Judge Ron Manescu found enough evidence was presented to send homicide and related charges against three men and a woman to Lehigh County Court for trial. She bluntly said, they told her to turn around and then they killed her dad.— Erik Landis,... Read more
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The Morning Call
Whitehall zoners postpone hearing on apartment building proposallaw requires him to have 16 spaces — two for each unit. On a separate but rela
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
law requires him to have 16 spaces — two for each unit. On a separate but related issue, Atiyeh is suing the township in Lehigh County Court, appealing an ordinance that is allowing affordable housing developer PathStone Housing Corp. of... Read more
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The Morning Call
Skip Eckhart presents challengesin May. The SPCA said it removed eight dogs and puppies, 35 cats and kittens an
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
in May. The SPCA said it removed eight dogs and puppies, 35 cats and kittens and five horses. Eckhart was convicted in Lehigh County Court of animal cruelty in 2010 in the wake of 2008 and 2009 raids on his Almost Heaven kennel in Upper Milford... Read more
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The Morning Call
Atiyeh pitches apartments next to affordable housing he opposes over parkingwith Philadelphia-based PathStone Housing Corp., an affordable housing company.
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
with Philadelphia-based PathStone Housing Corp., an affordable housing company. Atiyeh had filed a challenge to the law in Lehigh County Court. But he abandoned it because state law required his company, PVC Third Street LP, to make an appeal to... Read more
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The Morning Call
Horror story continues for animals, charges showdefunct Almost Heaven dog kennel in Upper Milford Township. But let's focus on
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
defunct Almost Heaven dog kennel in Upper Milford Township. But let's focus on modern history. Eckhart was convicted in Lehigh County Court of animal cruelty in 2010 in the wake of 2008 and 2009 raids on his kennel, which cost him his state... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man involved in Lehigh Valley robbery spree waives hearingand waived four counts of robbery, four counts of conspiracy to commit robbery
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
and waived four counts of robbery, four counts of conspiracy to commit robbery and one count of attempted burglary into Lehigh County Court. The robberies happened on June 12 at the Gulf gas station, 1441 Gordon St., Allentown, the Speedway gas... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man waives hearing on charges he was getaway driver in 10 robberiesDistrict Judge Karen Devine and waived 10 counts each of robbery and conspiracy
The Morning Call / Posted 10 days ago
District Judge Karen Devine and waived 10 counts each of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery and now faces trial in Lehigh County Court. Singleton, who was in county jail on an unrelated case, was charged with the first-degree felonies in... Read more
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The Morning Call
Bank robber pleads guiltyAn Allentown man could serve up to 20 years in a state prison after pleading gu
The Morning Call / Posted 10 days ago
An Allentown man could serve up to 20 years in a state prison after pleading guilty Monday in Lehigh County Court to an armed robbery at an Emmaus bank. John Cruz, 41, also agreed to plead guilty to another bank robbery at a Whitehall Township bank.... Read more
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The Morning Call
Woman ordered to stand trial on charges she was texting at time of fatal Allentown crashmanslaughter, two counts of reckless endangerment and four summary offenses, in
The Morning Call / Posted 14 days ago
manslaughter, two counts of reckless endangerment and four summary offenses, including texting while driving, to Lehigh County Court. Harley, who was charged eight months after the crash, is free on unsecured bail. They don’t... Read more
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The Morning Call
Victim testified she was beaten by group, then saw attack posted on Facebookenough evidence was presented on Wednesday and sent burglary, trespassing and s
The Morning Call / Posted 15 days ago
enough evidence was presented on Wednesday and sent burglary, trespassing and simple assault charges against Rivera to Lehigh County Court. Earlier Wednesday, Rivera’s boyfriend, Rog Portalatin-Maysonet, 24, with no current address, gave up... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Union must repay Allentown ghost teacher coststo the union to the classroom where it belongs," said Karin Sweigart, deputy ge
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 21 days ago
to the union to the classroom where it belongs," said Karin Sweigart, deputy general counsel for the Fairness Center in the news release. The Allentown lawsuit was filed in Commonwealth Court and now awaits consideration in Lehigh Coun... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man ordered to face trial in drunken crash that killed motorcyclist in Allentownby vehicle while driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle, involuntary
The Morning Call / Posted 21 days ago
by vehicle while driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment to Lehigh County Court. Marrero, who also faces two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance,... Read more
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The Express-Times
Shooting witness: 'All I heard was 'Oh my God, no!'was in court on Wednesday for his preliminary hearing in the case. Following th
The Express-Times / Posted 22 days ago
was in court on Wednesday for his preliminary hearing in the case. Following the hearing, all the charges were sent to Lehigh County Court. Gains remains in Lehigh County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail. Valerio is still hospitalized in critical... Read more
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The Morning Call
During sentencing, Lehigh County bank robber said he's glad he was caughtlong. “I knew at some point or another, the truth was going to come out,” he s
The Morning Call / Posted 23 days ago
long. “I knew at some point or another, the truth was going to come out,” he said Tuesday as he awaited his sentencing in Lehigh County Court. “I’m glad it did.” Tillman, 47, was sentenced to 11 ½ to 23 years in state prison and ordered to repay... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Former Whitehall teacher faces trial for alleged inappropriate conductdegree, and corruption of minors, a misdemeanor of the first degree. His forma
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 23 days ago
degree, and corruption of minors, a misdemeanor of the first degree. His formal arraignment is now set for Oct. 9 in the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas with Judge Kelly L. Banach at 8:30 a.m. According to the Lehigh County District... Read more
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The Express-Times
Ex-teacher facing trial for alleged 'inappropriate' contact with studentswith a minor and corruption of minors. Records show Borghesani waived his hear
The Express-Times / Posted 23 days ago
with a minor and corruption of minors. Records show Borghesani waived his hearing last Wednesday, sending the charges to Lehigh County Court. He remains free on 10 percent of $15,000 bail. Borghesani previously lived in Northampton Borough, but... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown teachers union will now pay president's salary, not districtpublic interest law firm Fairness Center, referred to Tretter as a “ghost teach
The Morning Call / Posted 24 days ago
public interest law firm Fairness Center, referred to Tretter as a “ghost teacher.” The lawsuit, which has been booted to Lehigh County Court, wants the union to reimburse the district for salary, benefits and pension credits, which it says... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown teachers union will now pay president's salary, not districtpublic interest law firm Fairness Center, referred to Tretter as a “ghost teach
The Morning Call / Posted 24 days ago
public interest law firm Fairness Center, referred to Tretter as a “ghost teacher.” The lawsuit, which has been booted to Lehigh County Court, wants the union to reimburse the district for salary, benefits and pension credits, which it says... Read more
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The Express-Times
Man admits meth-fueled chase with cops, crashes into 7 vehiclespolice that left a string of damaged cars and police vehicles in its wake. Col
The Express-Times / Posted 24 days ago
police that left a string of damaged cars and police vehicles in its wake. Colin Wentworth pleaded guilty Monday in Lehigh County Court to aggravated assault, DUI, criminal mischief and fleeing police, and the remaining charges were... Read more
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The Morning Call
At hearing, victims, police detail Allentown man's crime spreein Allentown. Senior Judge Carl Balliet ruled enough evidence was presented to
The Morning Call / Posted 27 days ago
in Allentown. Senior Judge Carl Balliet ruled enough evidence was presented to send all charges against Colbert, 23, to Lehigh County Court. He’s charged with seven counts of robbery and a count each of attempted homicide and aggravated... Read more
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The Morning Call
Pair sentenced in bizarre plot to burglarize Lehigh County judge's homehatched by a state prison inmate who was hoping to snitch on the burglars to ge
The Morning Call / Posted 29 days ago
hatched by a state prison inmate who was hoping to snitch on the burglars to get a shorter sentence — were sentenced in Lehigh County Court Wednesday. Roy S. Williams, 20, and Troy L. Butler Jr., 24, both of Philadelphia, were each sentenced to... Read more
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The Express-Times
Terrorism suspect charged in alleged threats to judge, womanA Carbon County man was arraigned Tuesday for allegedly threatening a Northampt
The Express-Times / Posted 30 days ago
A Carbon County man was arraigned Tuesday for allegedly threatening a Northampton County judge and a woman with whom he'd been embroiled in a legal battle. John R. Large, 52, of Lansford, Pa., was being held in Carbon County prison on a probation... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man in 5-hour Whitehall police standoff pleads guiltyinside his girlfriend’s Whitehall apartment for five hours after threatening he
The Morning Call / Posted 30 days ago
inside his girlfriend’s Whitehall apartment for five hours after threatening her with a knife, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lehigh County Court. Zachary J. Weller, 31, will be sentenced next month and could serve more than a year in a state prison.... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Man pleads guilty in deadly hita woman earlier this year. Thirty-five-year-old Joshua Stockman, of South Whit
San Antonio Express-News / Posted a month ago
a woman earlier this year. Thirty-five-year-old Joshua Stockman, of South Whitehall Township, entered the plea Monday in Lehigh County Court. Stockman's lawyer says he has apologized to the family of 32-year-old Ruby Marrero of... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man pleads guilty in fatal hit-and-runwith his car then leaving the scene of the crash. Court records show that Josh
The Morning Call / Posted a month ago
with his car then leaving the scene of the crash. Court records show that Joshua Stockman, 35, pleaded guilty Monday in Lehigh County Court to one count of accidents involving death or personal injury — commonly called hit-and-run. Stockman, of... Read more
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The Morning Call
Indian Creek developer sues Upper Milford over stop work orderson the former Indian Creek Golf Course. Fields at Indian Creek LLC filed two n
The Morning Call / Posted 1 months ago
on the former Indian Creek Golf Course. Fields at Indian Creek LLC filed two nearly identical complaints in the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas on Thursday. The company asked a judge to stay a pair of Upper Milford Township orders... Read more

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