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Two-county chase ends in Jim Thorpe

A two-county high speed chase came to an end Friday afternoon in Jim Thorpe. The incident began in Tamaqua around 3 p.m. when police were notified of a suspected intoxicated woman operating a Chevrolet Malibu. The chase began on Route 309 South when the woman turned onto Owl Creek Road.
JIM THORPE, PA
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Burglaries, Car Thefts, And Motor Vehicle Pursuits Lead To Arrests In The Poconos

A crime spree within the Mount Pocono area ends with multiple felony charges. According to the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department, On May 28, a gray Toyota Camry fled police after failing to stop leading to a pursuit in Coolbaugh Township. After coming to a stop, four individuals fled from the vehicle, which was determined to have been stolen from Burks Tavern in Mt. Pocono. A search revealed a stolen handgun and a cell phone belonging to a 15-year-old juvenile male. The search also revealed a connection between the juvenile and one Shateek Burks.
MOUNT POCONO, PA
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Mahanoy City Man Arrested for Incident at Shenandoah Liquor Store

A Mahanoy City man is locked up in Schuylkill County Prison after an incident Friday evening at the Shenandoah Liquor Store. According to Shenandoah Police, officers responded to a disturbance call that was placed by the employees of the Wine and Spirits at the Gold Star Plaza. According to the employees, a male came in to make a purchase of alcohol but was already heavily intoxicated.
MAHANOY CITY, PA
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1 dead after Pa. Turnpike crash near Allentown Service Plaza

L. MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. - One person was killed in a crash that shut down part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike for several hours Friday night. The crash happened around 9:15 p.m. on the southbound side of the turnpike near the Allentown Service Plaza. Two vehicles were involved, state police said,...
ALLENTOWN, PA
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Roe v. Wade decision draws quick reactions from Diocese of Allentown, Lehigh Valley leaders

Within minutes of the Supreme Court announcing its controversial decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, statements from Lehigh Valley political and civic leaders came pouring in. One of the first statements locally came from Bishop Alfred A. Schlert of the Diocese of Allentown, which administers to Catholics in Lehigh, Northampton and several surrounding counties. The message from Schlert lauded the decision, which ends constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years.
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Allen’s Martin lands with Atlanta Hawks after selection in NBA Draft’s 2nd round

Tyrese Martin’s NBA opportunity has arrived. The Allen High School product was the 51st overall selection on Thursday night in the NBA Draft and landed with the Atlanta Hawks. The 51st pick belonged to the Golden State Warriors, the reigning NBA champions, but was controlled by Atlanta in exchange for the 44th pick (Toledo’s Ryan Rollins) and $2 million, according to ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski.
ATLANTA, GA
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Steven W.T. Newhart, 60, of Springfield Twp. (Obituary Brought to You by Heintzelman Funeral Home)

Steven W.T. Newhart (1962 – 2022) Steven W.T. Newhart, 60, of Springfield Township, died Monday, June 20, 2022 at his residence. He was born in San Francisco, Calif., on March 30, 1962 to the late William T. Newhart and Kathleen (Gregory). Steve was a self-employed master plumber. He enjoyed the outdoors, cooking on the grill–especially steak and shrimp–and traveling to Colorado. Steve adored his grandchildren.
HELLERTOWN, PA
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Carjacking suspect arrested following 100 mph chase on I-78 in northern Berks

A New York man was arrested after leading local and state police on a high-speed chase along Interstate 78 following an armed carjacking in northwestern Berks County. Police successfully deployed spike strips Thursday evening to flatten the tires of the stolen car, ending the roughly 13-mile chase near Hamburg, and arrested the 20-year-old robbery suspect, Jarrion Wiggins of New York.
BERKS COUNTY, PA

Nazareth man to serve up to 6 months in jail, license suspended in DUI crash into home

A Nazareth man was sentenced to up to six months in jail and probation following a drunken driving crash last year into an Upper Nazareth Township home. Joseph Anthony Capobianco appeared Friday afternoon before Berks County Senior Judge Stephen B. Lieberman on drunken driving and reckless endangerment charges. The sentencing included 3 days to 6 months in Northampton County Prison for the drunken driving offense and two years probation to run consecutively for the three counts of reckless endangerment charges.
NAZARETH, PA
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Coroner seeks family of Upper Macungie woman

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Lehigh County coroner's office is looking for relatives of an Upper Macungie Township woman. Susan Chapkovich, 65, died Friday morning at her home, the coroner said. She died of natural causes. Anyone with information on her family is asked to call the coroner's office at 610-782-3426.
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