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Video Shows Lyft Driver Kick Passenger Out of Car After She Makes Racist Commen

A Lyft driver shared footage of an exchange he had with a passenger, who asked him if he was a “normal guy” who speaks English. In the dashcam-recorded clip shared to Facebook, driver James W. Bode can be seen letting a woman into his vehicle at 10:37 p.m. on Friday night, before she asks if he’s a “white guy.” He says he picked her and her partner up from a pub and grill in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania before she made the “racist” remark to him.
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Lyft driver celebrated for refusal to take passengers over racist comment

A Lyft driver in Pennsylvania has become a social media hero after he kicked out a bar owner for making racist comments. James W Bode shared on social media a dash cam video of the incident that took place outside Fossil’s Last Stand, a biker bar along the 400 block of Race Street in Catasauqua. The video shows Mr Bode waiting in the car as the rider Jackie gets into the vehicle. He greets her warmly: “Hello, you’re Jackie right? How are you?”As she enters the vehicle, she tells Mr Bode: “Oh, you’re like, a white guy.”The driver, perplexed, asks:...
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1 taken into custody after shots fired incident in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - One person has been taken into custody after a shots fired incident in Allentown last week. Jaseer Pearson, 19, is charged with firearms not to be carried without a license and recklessly endangering another person, according to a news release from the Allentown Police Department. Allentown Police...
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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,”...
CATASAUQUA, PA
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Man dies in lawn mower accident in Carbon County

MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa., (WOLF) — A man died in a lawnmower accident Monday in the Lehighton area. First responders were called to the 2700 Block of Blakeslee Blvd Drive West around 3:30 PM for a man trapped under a lawn tractor in a water-filled ditch. The man was pronounced...
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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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Pickup truck crashes into tractor-trailer in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – A pickup truck crashed into a tractor-trailer Monday night in Allentown. The incident happened around 11 p.m. on Lehigh Street, at the off-ramp from Interstate 78 East. It appeared that the tractor-trailer was turning left onto Lehigh Street. The front of the truck ended up wedged...
ALLENTOWN, PA
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Making progress on roundabout

The widening of Route 209 in the vicinity of Pleasant Valley High School in Brodheadsville continues. Much of the work is being done at the main entrance of the school with an opening provided to the school parking lot and area businesses. The cost of the project, now in phase 2 of three phases, is $18,630,782. Part of the project involves the construction of a roundabout at the Route 209 and Route 115 intersection. Work is expected to be complete by November 2024. Traffic continues to flow through the area during construction. RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS.
BRODHEADSVILLE, PA

Alert Issued For Missing Allentown Woman With Autism

Allentown police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing woman with autism. Marion DeJesus, 57, was last seen walking away from her home in the 100 block of West Gordon Street, Allentown police said Tuesday, May 17. DeJesus is known to frequent the 400 block of North 2nd...
ALLENTOWN, PA
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Northampton County receives a grant to preserve a historic house

Lamont McClure and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) announce a grant of $753,397 awarded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Governor’s Budget Office. DCED applied for the grant on behalf of Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites (HBMS). The funds will be used for construction on the Grist Miller’s House located at 459 Old York Road, Bethlehem in the Colonial Industrial Quarter. The building, constructed in 1782 and enlarged in 1834, is in need of structural repairs and must be brought into compliance with current building codes.
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Ground Broken for Building That Will House Bethlehem Food Co-op

It may be nothing more than a barren dirt lot now, but in about a year’s time the parcel along one of north Bethlehem’s busiest thoroughfares will be home to a community market that has been more than a decade in the making. A groundbreaking ceremony was held...
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East Texas Favorite Weather Man is in Need of Your Prayers

I have lived in East Texas my entire life. Born and raised in Lindale, lived in Tyler for about 20 years. One constant through my years in East Texas has been KLTV meteorologist Mark Scirto. With the exception of a few years, he has always been the weather man I remember giving the daily forecast or informing us about severe weather moving through the area. That's why I was sad to hear the news on Friday, May 13 that Mark had suffered a stroke.
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