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Man stabs Family Dollar worker during Thanksgiving theft in Allentown, cops say
A 28-year-old man is accused of stabbing a Family Dollar store employee during a theft in Allentown. City police said the incident happened around 2:45 p.m. on Thanksgiving at the store at 1401 West Allen St. in the Allen Street Shopping Center. The man was concealing merchandise, police said. The...
Allentown home subdivided into apartments goes up in flames (PHOTOS)
A large Allentown home subdivided into at least four apartments was destroyed in a fire Monday evening, according to an Allentown fire captain. Firefighters battled the three-alarm blaze just after 5 p.m. at 6 N. 17th St., according to fire Capt. John Christopher. If you purchase a product or register...
Woman, 28, arrested for intentionally mowing down 23-year-old scooter rider in NYC road-rage killing: cops
A woman who allegedly intentionally mowed down a 23-year-old moped rider, killing him, in the Bronx has been arrested and charged with murder for the road rage-fueled attack, police said Monday. Lillibeth Vasquez, 28, of Allentown, Pa., allegedly flew into a fury when the victim, Robert Jimenez, sideswiped her Honda Civic, knocking off her mirror, around 2:20 p.m. Saturday on Fox Street, near the Intervale Avenue intersection, cops and law enforcement sources said. Both continued driving, but Vasquez is then accused of ramming into the scooter rider, leaving him with fatal trauma to his body, according to police. Jimenez, who lived just about two miles away, was rushed to Lincoln Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Photos from the site of the deadly collision showed a red vehicle with its front violently smashed in and the front right tire turned on its side. Jimenez’s death was later classified as a homicide, cops said. Vasquez was arrested and charged Sunday with murder and manslaughter. Her arraignment in Bronx Criminal Court was pending Monday.
Sketch plan calls for 264 garden apartments on old V-7 site
BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa. – The Bethlehem Township Planning Commission reviewed a sketch plan for 264 garden apartments on the site of the old V-7 miniature golf course and restaurant Monday night. The proposal, offered by Charles Chrin Cos., is slated for the southeastern intersection of William Penn Highway and...
Fire Destroys Allentown Home Subdivided into Apartments
• A large home in Allentown, subdivided into at least four apartments, was destroyed in a fire. • The fire occurred on Monday evening and required three alarms to be battled by firefighters.
Ludacris to perform at Musikfest 2024
Get ready to "rollout" with your friends and "act a fool" because Ludacris is coming to Musikfest 2024!
'Someone Is Going To Die Tonight': Gunman Threatened Woman In Allentown Home, Police Say
Lloyd Saunders, 44, is also charged with illegal firearm possession, simple assault, and harassment, police said. Investigators said it happened at a home on the 900 block of West Chew Street after midnight. The victim told police Saunders aimed a gun at her and said "Someone is going to die tonight" before fleeing out the back door.
Fatal Early Morning Crash Claims Life in Allentown
A tragic early morning collision in Allentown has resulted in the death of Kendy V. Acosta-Gomez, a 26-year-old resident of Whitehall Township. On Sunday, Nov. 26, Acosta-Gomez's vehicle veered off the road on the 400 block of Basin Street and made impact with a tree. The incident, occurring around 2:45 a.m., left him with multiple blunt force injuries which, unfortunately, led to his being pronounced dead at the scene at 3:35 a.m.
Pennsylvania Troop M Reports Drop in Thanksgiving Aggressive Driving Incidents
In a proactive move to enhance road safety during the Thanksgiving holiday, Pennsylvania State Police from Troop M, covering Lehigh, Northampton, and Bucks counties, reported a decrease in traffic incidents and DUI arrests compared to last year. The concerted campaign targeting aggressive driving, which ran from Wednesday through Sunday night, resulted in 68 crashes with nine injuries, showing improvement from the previous year's 80 crashes and 26 injuries. Notably, no fatal crashes occurred in either year, signaling effective enforcement efforts.
Bagel Lovers' Paradise: 4 Outstanding Bagel Shops in Bethlehem
In this article, we explore four outstanding bagel shops in Bethlehem. Have you had the chance to visit any of these yet? If yes, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below.
BASD proposes new school to 'master plan' land near tricky intersection
BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa. – In an effort to look towards the future, officials from the Bethlehem Area School District presented a sketch plan Monday night for a two-story, 500-student elementary school at the Freemansburg Avenue and Farmersville Road intersection. While BASD Superintendent Jack Silva previously said that "no new...
Lehigh County plaintiff says her extensive car accident injuries were Allentown cop's fault
ALLENTOWN – A Lehigh County woman alleges she suffered numerous physical injuries, as a result of a motor vehicle collision she says was caused by an Allentown police officer who operated their vehicle in a reckless fashion. Jessica Rivera of Breinigsville filed suit in the U.S. District Court for...
Lehigh Twp. Police looking for man charged with home improvement fraud
LEHIGH TWP., Pa. - Police in part of Northampton County are looking for a man they say committed home improvement fraud and theft. Brian M. Fosko, 30, was offered to do concrete work for a homeowner, received a deposit, then failed to return to do work or return money, according to the Lehigh Township Police Department.
Economic Pulse: Week of 11/24/23
Gasoline prices are down from last summer’s record high. As of this taping, the price of regular gas in the Valley averages around $3.40. The national average gas price is at $3.21 per gallon, well below its record high of $5, established during the second week of June last year. It is also 36 cents or 10% below its level last November price.
Man Charged for POinting Gun During Incident in Allentown
ALLENTOWN, PA – The Allentown Police Department made an arrest following a domestic disturbance report in the 900 block of Chew Street. Lloyd Saunders, a 44-year-old with no fixed address,…
Lehigh police officer dies unexpectedly
Mark Ferencin, an officer for the Lehigh University Police Department, died unexpectedly on Nov. 24 after suffering a medical incident at home, according to an email from Mary Jo McNulty, Lehigh’s Director of Employee Engagement. Ferencin worked with Lehigh’s police department for 19 years and was 56 years old,...
Pennsylvania Woman Gets Decades in Prison for DUI Crash That Killed Troopers
The driver who struck and killed two Pennsylvania State Troopers and a pedestrian on Interstate 95 last year will serve a long prison sentence after pleading guilty to charges in Philadelphia last week. Jayana Webb, of Norristown, was accused of fatally striking Trooper Martin Mack III, 33, of Bristol Borough,...
3-alarm fire on 17th Street
At 17:00 hours Allentown transmitted box 2416 17th and Hamilton for an apartment building fire located at 6 North 17th Street sending Engines 10, 4, 9, Truck 1, Engine 11 (F.A.S.T.) and Battalion 2. Moments later, fire dispatch advised of possible entrapment. Battalion 2 special-called Truck 2 for the 2nd...
Coroner's office searching for next-of-kin of Hamilton Twp. woman
HAMILTON TWP., Pa. - The Lehigh County Coroner's Office is asking for help locating the next-of-kin for a Hamilton Township woman. The coroner's office says Dorothy Whitaker, 82, died on Nov. 21 at St. Luke's University Hospital, Bethlehem of natural causes. Anyone with information on Whitaker's family is asked to...
Billy Joel was a struggling artist. A legendary Lehigh Valley gig 50 years ago was the break he needed.
The musician’s voice echoes through the theater and through time. The recording has captured him as he was. Youthful. Excited. Nervous? Perhaps. Surprised? Almost certainly. “Where are we? Northampton?” he asks with a city accent, clearly not from around here. “I want to move here, man. S’alright, s’alright. Really is the nicest audience we’ve come across, I gotta tell ya.”