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Lyft driver goes viral for refusing ride for woman, companion over racist remarks

A Lyft driver in Pennsylvania ordered a couple out of his car after the woman made racist remarks, expressing surprise to see a “white guy” behind the wheel, video shows. Driver James Bode posted a video of the alarming exchange, which took place Friday outside a drinking hole in Catasauqua called Fossil’s Last Stand, the Morning Call reported. “Wow, you’re like a white guy,” the woman tells the shocked Bode. “What’s that?” he says. “Excuse me?” “You’re like a normal guy, like you speak English,” the woman says, laughingly, as she pats his shoulder and adds, “Sorry.” “Nah, you can get out of the car,”...
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Lyft Driver Kicks Racist Couple Out of His Car

A Lyft driver wasn't about to allow a racist couple into his vehicle -- getting in a nasty back and forth with the two -- before ultimately giving them the boot. According to the driver, the whole thing went down outside a bar called Fossils Last Stand in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania. He says the ride was for a woman named "Jackie" who allegedly owns the bar.
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Notre Dame football recruiting: Four-star edge Owen Wafle commits to Fighting Irish live on CBS Sports HQ

The 2023 recruiting cycle is raging, but it's never too early to look ahead to the 2024 offseason. Owen Wafle, a four-star defensive end from the Hun School in Princeton, New Jersey, announced his commitment to Notre Dame on Monday live on CBS Sports HQ. Wafle chose the Fighting Irish over other finalists Iowa, Michigan State, Rutgers and Vanderbilt.
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Man pleads guilty to deadly shooting at Trout Creek Park in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A man pleaded guilty Monday to a shooting that left another man dead in an Allentown park on July 4, 2020. Kenith Yadiel Otero-Ruiz pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and carrying a firearm without a license, according to the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office. He also entered a guilty plea for burglary and theft and fleeing or eluding police in two related cases, the DA's office said.

2 NJ towns nominated for top travel award

Located along the banks of the Delaware River on the Hunterdon Plateau, is Frenchtown. Frenchtown is known for its specialty shops, restaurants, and art galleries, and home to several street fairs and festivals. USA Today has recognized this little spot on the map. It nominated Frenchtown as a 2022 "Best...
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‘You Speak English': Lyft Driver Kicks Rider Out Over Racist Comment

A Lyft driver's video of two Lehigh Valley passengers making racist comments, and of one of them getting kicked out of the car, is going viral. James Bode, the Lyft driver, posted the video from inside his car onto his Facebook page late Friday night. Since then, the video has had millions of views across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit and beyond.
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New rodizio restaurant in Palmerton brings the 'wow' of Brazil

PALMERTON, Pa. - In Portuguese, the language of Brazil, “Uai,” is a word of exclamation, much as “wow” is in English. So when Meiriane Pessoa and her husband, Soliney, of Whitehall, decided to open a Brazilian rodizio-style all-you-can-eat restaurant Uai Brasil BBQ in Palmerton, they thought “uai” was an appropriate introduction to their food and service.

Poller: Swim club report on possible fill contamination ‘not yet’ ready

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON—Although the Township closed on the 6.1-acre former private Washington Township Recreation Club on Ridgewood Boulevard North on April 29, a consultant’s environmental report dated April 7 found that further environmental investigation of “historic fill” onsite was needed and called for a second $7,000-plus study of the specific area.

‘A Night on Broadway’ comes to Nazareth

Broadway is quite the distance from the Borough of Nazareth. But for a special two nights in April and May, the melodies of some of Broadway’s greatest love songs filled the Nazareth Center for the Arts. “A Night on Broadway…with Love” was the center’s debut original stage production. Originally...