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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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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.
ALLENTOWN, PA
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One dead after standoff, officer-involved shooting, PSP investigates

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Pennsylvania State Police say an hours-long standoff in Monroe County ended with officers firing their weapons. On Thursday just after 8:00 p.m. police say they were called to a home in the 510 block of High Point Drive in Jackson Township after receiving information that a man barricaded himself […]
MONROE COUNTY, PA
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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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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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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
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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.
LEHIGH 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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South Side Easton convenience store adds chicken restaurant

EASTON, Pa. - A convenience store in Easton has added Krispy Krunchy Chicken to its offerings and name. Now, in addition to serving groceries, drinks, beer, cigarettes and more, Chubby’s of Southside and Krispy Krunchy Chicken is a fast-food eatery specializing in Cajun-style fried chicken, wings, seafood, breakfast and more, owner Raj Patel said.
EASTON, PA
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