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Street in Allentown closed after UGI crews respond to call

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Officials shut down a street in Allentown Friday night while the gas company responds to a call. A crew from UGI is out at the 900 block of Gordon Street. A 69 News freelance photojournalist at the scene says he saw homes being evacuated. The area is...
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Man from Lehigh Valley killed in NJ crash

HAMILTON, N.J. - A Lehigh Valley man was killed in a crash in Mercer County, New Jersey Thursday night. A 36-year-old man from Easton was traveling northbound on E. State St. Extension near Montana Avenue when he went into the right-side shoulder of the roadway and hit the back of a parked and unoccupied trailer, according to a news release from the Hamilton Township Police Department.
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Driver breaks neck after runaway dump truck tire slams into her car on NJ highway

A Pennsylvania woman broke her neck after a runaway dump truck tire slammed into her car while heading to the Jersey Shore on Friday, according to reports. Tracy Snyder, 61, of Macungie, Pennsylvania, was driving southbound on Route 42 in Camden County in South Jersey when her SUV was suddenly struck by a fast-rolling tire, police told The tire had fallen off a dump truck traveling northbound on the highway, cops said. NJ state police said the truck’s rear tandem tires “separated from the vehicle” before one of the wheels took off into the southbound lane. Snyder was taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where she is undergoing surgery to fix broken vertebrae in her back and neck, her son, Keegan Moyer told He said she was in “stable” condition but is on breathing support. Moyer said his grandmother was also in the car during the accident but was uninjured. He said his mother on her way to drop his grandmother off and his aunt and uncle’s house at the shore. How the truck’s tires came off is still under investigation, and no criminal charges have been filed in the incident.

Court orders Woodland Behavioral and Nursing Center in Sussex County into temporary receivership due to health, safety concerns

ANDOVER, NJ (Sussex County) – To ensure the health and safety of the residents of the Woodland Behavioral and Nursing Center in Andover, formerly Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation II facility, a Superior Court Judge Friday signed an order placing the nursing home in receivership, according to the New Jersey Department of Health.
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Palmerton’s Walters medals at states

Nataly Walters has been making waves all season. The Palmerton freshman made another big splash on Friday. Walters continued her tremendous spring with a seventh-place finish in the Class 2A long jump at the PIAA Track and Field Championships. “I really amazed myself,” said Walters. “I’m really happy about what...

Order Stoke Sticks at Stoke Coal Fire Pizza

Call them fries, call them edible Jenga—the house-made Stoke Sticks (polenta fries) at Stoke Coal Fire Pizza are a must-order. “Polenta is synonymous with Italy,” says Executive Chef Abe Lopez. “We always try to innovate, so this is our play on soft, cheesy polenta.”. Lopez explains...

Hackettstown defeats Spotswood - Baseball recap

Nick Struble went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI to lead Hackettstown past Spotswood 7-2 in Spotswood. Hackettstown (16-6) took a 2-1 lead into the fifth inning before pulling away with a combined five runs in the final three innings. Andrew Carida went 3-for-5 and scored three times while Kurt Huff added a two-run blast.

District 1-6A Softball: Spring-Ford, Scogna earn state, district semifinal trips with walk-off, 8-inning win over Quakertown

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> It was, to say the least, a character-strengthening game for Spring-Ford. And, to say the most, an epic outing. The Rams found themselves in an unaccustomed position Friday, when they hosted Quakertown in a District 1 Class 6A quarterfinal-round game. Playing to a 1-1 tie in regulation time, the Panthers parlayed three of their 10 hits into a run good for a 2-1 lead in the top of the eighth.

Errichiello’s no-hitter powers No. 10 Roxbury to second consecutive North 1, Group 3 title

The electricity in the sky was not the only voltage in the atmosphere on Friday afternoon at Roxbury High School. Trying to lead Roxbury to its second consecutive North 1, Group 3 sectional title, sophomore stud pitcher Hailey Errichiello was so focused on that singular task that she did not realize just how close she was achieving the ultimate individual pitching achievement -- a perfect game.

WooSox score season-high 16 runs, cruise past Lehigh Valley

Rob Refsnyder and Jaylin Davis had four hits each as the Worcester Red Sox scored a season-high 16 runs in a 16-2 win over Lehigh Valley in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Friday. Refsnyder and Yolmer Sanchez (1-for-2, three runs, three RBIs) both homered in the win for Worcester (21-25). Davis scored four runs and drove in four.

Bartonsville Man Arrested for Pandemic Fraud

In an official release from The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Nazim Hassam, age 70, of Bartonsville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion to 18 months in prison for money laundering stemming from an illegal transaction conducted with funds obtained through a fraudulent pandemic assistance loan application.

Roxbury defeats Bloomfield - Baseball recap

Colin Richter went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs, and a stolen base as Roxbury defeated Bloomfield 6-3 in Succasunna. Roxbury (13-15) took a 6-2 lead at the end of the fourth inning before holding Bloomfield (9-18) to one run the rest of the way. Mike Peia cracked a solo home run while Joseph Ronchetta and Matt Capko added an RBI.

PIAA Track & Field: Palisades’ Thomas Smigo rewarded for sticking to his plan

Thomas Smigo’s two goals for Friday’s Class 2A boys 1,600-meter run were to grab a medal and run a personal-best. Midway through the four-lap race at the PIAA Track & Field Championships, the Palisades junior was not on pace to do either one, but state-level experience and discipline allowed Smigo to stay patient and stick to his plan. Smigo passed seven competitors in the final two laps to ...