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Update: 17-year-old killed in wood chipper accident in Lehigh County is identified

A 17-year-old from Coplay died Tuesday after he was partially pulled into a commercial wood chipper in North Whitehall Township. Isiah M. Bedocs was pronounced dead at 2:55 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, according to a news release from Lehigh County Coroner Daniel A. Buglio. An autopsy, completed Wednesday morning, showed the cause of death was multiple traumatic injuries, and ...
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17-year-old dies after woodchipping incident in North Whitehall

N. WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. - The death of a Lehigh County teenager who got caught up in a wood chipper has been officially ruled an accident. Now, we're learning more about the victim. He has been identified as 17-year-old Isiah Bedocs. He was part of a tree removal crew working at a home on the 3700 block of Excelsior Road in North Whitehall Township. The County Coroner said he was pulled into the woodchipper at 1:39 p.m. Tuesday. He was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, but he was pronounced dead at 2:45 p.m.

Teen worker dies after horrifying wood chipper incident on rural Pennsylvania road: Report

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Pennsylvania teen died Tuesday in an on-the-job incident involving a wood chipper, according to a report. Isiah M. Bedocs, 17, of Coplay, Pa., suffered multiple traumatic injuries after he was partially pulled into a wood chipper in what authorities have ruled an accident, Lehigh County Coroner Daniel A. Buglio told the news outlet.

Arrest Warrant Issued for Homicide in Shooting Investigation

— The Reading Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 23-year-old Jayquan Miguel Sanchez. Sanchez is wanted for Homicide charges in connection to the shooting that occurred on July 31, 2022, in the 1200 Block of Church St. The victim has been identified as Quadell Spradley. The...

Man killed by fallen tree in Carbon Co., police investigate

JIM THORPE, CARBON CO, (WOLF) — A Jim Thorpe man died on Tuesday after being struck by a fallen tree. The Lehigh County Coroner's Office released information stating that 66-year-old Nolan O. Wernett was pronounced dead at 1:55 PM at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Officials say the incident...

Booker on Mar-a-Lago Raid: ‘Significant’

PHILLIPSBURG – Cory Booker often sounds more like a preacher than a New Jersey politician, prone as he is to talk about love – or as he said today “radical love.” Then he was onto mentioning a “circle of faith.”. The senator is touring New...

Police investigate man killed by a fallen tree

JIM THORPE, CARBON COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Lehigh County Coroner Daniel Buglio announces the death of a 66-year-old man from Jim Thorpe who has died due to a fallen tree hitting him. According to the coroner, Nolan Wernett was hit by a fallen tree Tuesday around 9:20 a.m. in the 100 block of Broadview Drive in Jim […]
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Cement truck falls over in Tilden, briefly halting traffic

TILDEN TWP., Pa. — Crews helped clear out a cement truck that fell over in Tilden Township. It happened on Hex Highway, near Pine Road. A fire official said the driver suffered minor injuries and wasn't hospitalized. The official added the vehicle didn't have cement inside and that the...

Worker Assaults Non-Verbal Patient At Bucks County Mental Health Clinic: Police

A 25-year-old man is facing charges for assaulting a non-verbal patient at his Bucks County workplace, authorities said. Witnesses say they saw Jophany K. Raphael, of Philadelphia, blocking the 18-year-old victim from leaving a room and then assaulting him at the Foundations Behavioral Health clinic in Doylestown sometime in June, according to the Central Bucks Regional Police Department.
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Boy, 17, Dies After Being Pulled Into Woodchipper in the Lehigh Valley

A 17-year-old boy died after being pulled into a woodchipper in Lehigh County, officials said Wednesday. Isiah Bedocs, of Coplay, was working for a commercial tree company on Tuesday when a piece of debris he was putting into the wood chipper caught on his clothing and partially pulled him in, state police and the county coroner said.
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Woman rescued from island in Lehigh River in Mahoning

A woman rafter was successfully rescued after being stranded on an island in the Lehigh River in Mahoning Township Tuesday afternoon. Township fire Chief Mark Ebbert said the incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. on the Lehigh River north of the Packerton Yards section. “We were told a female was stranded...

‘Fire inspector’ in Wind Gap charged with impersonating public servant, cops say

An Allentown man faces charges for allegedly trying to enter a padlocked apartment above a fire-damaged garage in April in Wind Gap, according to court records. A tenant of the property in the first block of West Second Street told police the 59-year-old was told during the incident the afternoon of April 30 that he was not to enter the property but that he did anyway, Slate Belt Regional police wrote in the records. A neighbor reported to police having seen the man trying to enter the structure by prying open the door, while wearing a yellow firefighter’s helmet, police said.

Three girls who drowned in Cass County pond to be laid to rest Saturday

Services for 5-year-old Te’Mari Robinson-Oliver, 8-year-old A’Miyah Hughes, and 9-year-old Zi-Ariel Robinson-Oliver will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Atlanta High School Auditorium. They will be interred at Gum Spring CME Cemetery in Douglassville. The girls’ bodies were recovered by dive teams from a pond on...