Allentown, PAWFMZ-TV Online

Allentown motorcyclist killed in Saturday accident

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The motorcyclist involved in a crash in a parking lot in Allentown has died from his injuries. The Lehigh County Coroner's Office reports Carlos Batista, 53 of Allentown was pronounced dead just before 4:00 p.m. Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. The Coroner's Office says the...
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Easton, PAWFMZ-TV Online

Easton man charged with indecent assault at park

EASTON, Pa. -- A man has been arrested following a report of a possible sexual assault in progress at Delaware Canal State Park. Easton police said people at the park helped lead them to the suspect around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Police did not specify which section of the canal park...
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Palmerton, PATimes News

Palmerton man charged with fatally stabbing brother

A Palmerton man has been charged with homicide in the death of his brother early Saturday morning. At 6:15 a.m. police were called to 565 Lehigh Avenue by Louise Beagle, who said her son, Jonathan Beagle, 38, had barricaded himself in the residence. When Palmerton police arrived, Beagle told them,...
Allentown, PAPosted by
The Morning Call

‘It’s a hand up, not a handout’: How Lehigh Valley officials are working to get $847 million in rental assistance to those who need it

After Kelly Maxwell lost her job as a dealer at the Wind Creek Bethlehem casino last March, she started collecting unemployment, but it wasn’t enough to cover both her rent and her bills. “It was either I pay my rent and not pay my bills, or pay my bills and not pay my rent,” said Maxwell, a single mom living in Bethlehem with her 13-year-old daughter. “It was kind of hard to balance.” And ...
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Update: Allentown man dies after motorcycle crash in the city

An Allentown man has died after crashing his motorcycle Saturday afternoon, the Lehigh County Coroner’s office reported Sunday. Carlos Batista, 53, was riding his motorcycle at 12:13 p.m. when he lost control and struck a curb in a parking lot at 2100 Mack Boulevard in the city, according to the coroner’s office. Batista was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he died of blunt ...
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Ring Returned to Family of 1977 Slaying Victim

DOYLESTOWN, PA — For 44 years, a gold ring that spells out the word “Love” sat in a Bucks County Detectives evidence locker. The ring, with a diamond chip in the center of the letter “O,” was among the crime scene evidence from one of the most heinous murders in Bucks County history, states the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.

Police: One dead after Palmerton man stabs brother

PALMERTON, CARBON COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — One person is dead and another is in jail after a stabbing in Carbon County Saturday morning. According to PSP Lehighton, police responded to the 500 block of Lehigh Avenue in Palmerton around 6:15 a.m. for a report of a domestic assault. When police arrived, they found Jonathan Beagle, 38, of Palmerton, attempting to barricade himself in the residence.
Monroe County, PAWFMZ-TV Online

Fire damages Blakeslee Square businesses

TOBYHANNA TWP., Pa. - Firefighters are on the scene of a working commercial fire in Monroe County. The fire caused damage to the building located at 274 PA-940 in Tobyhanna Township. According to the entrance sign for Blakeslee Square the building houses multiple businesses, including Mountain View Notary, RE/MAX and...
Easton, PAWFMZ-TV Online

Easton Police investigate Saturday night shooting

EASTON, Pa. - Easton Police are searching for information about a possible shots fired incident. Officials say on Saturday around 9:30 p.m. they responded to a report of gunshots fired in 900 block of Philadelphia Road. Ballistic evidence was found at the scene and surrounding area but there was no...
Pennsylvania StateTimes News

Police looking for clues in 2004 Carbon cold case

Pennsylvania State Police Troop N – Lehighton Barracks continue their investigation on the murder of 45-year-old Amandus Balliet that occurred on Wintergreen Road, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County. Balliet, a double amputee who lived alone, was stabbed, and killed in his rented mobile home between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. on...
Stockton, NJAtlantic City Press

Services set for Stockton student who died after parkway crash

Viewing services are set for Sunday for a Waretown man who died last week after a crash on the Garden State Parkway. Kevin T. Grady, 21, was attempting to get off the parkway at Exit 69 in Ocean Township about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday when he lost control of his vehicle, veered to the left and struck several small trees, State Police said. His vehicle then hit a large tree. He was wearing a seat belt.