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Hackettstown police searching for missing 12-year-old

Pharo is described as 4 feet 11 inches tall and 64 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair, and was wearing a dark grey sweatshirt, dark blue jeans and sneakers. He may have gone to a park, library or QuickChek convenience store, police said.

NJ.COM - 2018-10-16 11:55:00

Deadly gang next door: MS-13 brings violence, drugs to your NJ suburb

Living a couple blocks from the Long Branch train station, Miguel Angel Corea Diaz – also known as “Reaper” – was accused of trafficking heroin and ordering a murder in his role as the MS-13 “regional director for the east coast,” according to a New York court document.

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-10-16 10:42:00

UPDATE: Missing Hackettstown boy is found safe

Wyatt P. Pharo was located just before 6:30 p.m., about nine and a half hours after he was last seen, town police said in a Facebook post updating an earlier call for help.

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2018-10-16 18:50:00

Mayor: Phillipsburg taking steps to fix sewage problems | Opinion

Like many facts about living in a community, safely handling sewage has been a need since the start of civilization. The town of Phillipsburg has an aging infrastructure that is experiencing issues that our skilled staff has been addressing as emergencies. We find ourselves dealing with decades of n

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2018-10-16 15:46:00

Phillipsburg man accused of crashing into motorcyclist in custody

Jaquan Simmons, 22, of the 400 block of South Main Street in Phillipsburg, has been held at Northampton County Prison since Sunday.

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2018-10-15 11:39:00

Montco man dies in custody while awaiting trial for overdose death

Ronald M. Brauning Jr., 41, of the 1300 block of Birchwood Avenue, was found unresponsive at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Lower Providence on Oct. 9 and was later pronounced dead at Einstein Medical Center in East Norriton, county officials confirmed on Tuesday.

MONTGOMERY NEWS - 2018-10-16 21:06:00

Upper Bucks bomb case: DA warns public to look out for unexploded devices

"If you find something suspicious, please do not investigate it on your own. Call 911," Weintraub said.

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2018-10-16 15:00:00

Panic buttons could soon be in most N.J. hotel rooms

The devices are already in use at some hotels in Las Vegas, New York, Washington, Seattle and Chicago, said Bob McDevitt, head of the main Atlantic City casino workers' union. Hotel guests harassing or making room cleaners uncomfortable is common, he said.

NJ.COM - 2018-10-16 16:56:00

Bucks County DA warns of possible undetonated explosive devices

According to authorities, through the investigation into the activities of David W. Surman Jr. and alleged co-conspirator Tina May Smith, investigators have learned some devices deployed by the Milford Township couple earlier this year may have failed to explode and could still be live.

FOX29.COM - 2018-10-16 20:56:00

15-foot snake, pigs, dozens of exotic animals found in Macungie home

MACUNGIE, Pa. - As many as 100 animals, including many exotic animals and even a 15-foot snake, were removed from a Macungie home Monday night by authorities.

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-10-16 00:40:24

VIDEO Lehigh County Humane Society rescues nearly 100 animals from Macungie home

VIDEO Lehigh County Humane Society rescues nearly 100 animals from Macungie homeThe Lehigh County Humane Society is dealing with its second major animal rescue in nearly a week. Workers called it one of the worst cases of animal abuse they've seen. Dozens of exotic animals were found in a Macungie h

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-10-16 16:40:53

Lehigh coroner seeks next of kin

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Lehigh County Coroner's Office is seeking information on the next of kin of Adam Lucas, 38, of Allentown.

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-10-16 00:56:13

How did Bethlehem woman in woods die? Coroner can't say right now

Authorities were continuing to investigate thedeath of a Bethlehem woman in a wooded area off Route 378in the city.Following an autopsy Monday morning, the cause and manner of death for Lisa A. Lutz remained pending further investigation, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said in a news release.Deput

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2018-10-15 14:24:00

Missing person search leads police to Philadelphia park

Police say they need to excavate the area before they can confirm what, if anything, is buried there. They are waiting for daylight to begin the digging.

6ABC.COM - 2018-10-16 09:12:26

As Temps Drop, Here's 4 Predictions For Winter In PA

Did you break out that sweater this weekend? Temperatures are finally dipping, and it now feels like the season is actually changing. The chill in the air reminds us that fall is now in full swing. And after fall, of course, comes winter.

PATCH - 2018-10-15 16:16:32

MS-13 in NJ: Why you should worry about the notorious gang — coming soon

MS-13 in NJ: Why you should worry about the notorious gang — coming soonAn investigation coming soon to the USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey details the threat of MS-13 in the Garden State.Andrew Ford and Ryan Ross, Asbury Park Press(Photo: Illustration by Andrew Ford)Rape. Murder. Control.MS-13's motto


Death outside Phillipsburg social club was suicide, prosecutor says

The body was that of a Pennsylvania man who appears to have committed suicide, Warren County Prosecutor Richard Burke said. He identified the victim as 62-year-old George Taylor, of Stroudsburg.


Squirrel Caused Hackettstown Power Outage: Report

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — Power outages aren't unusual in HACKETTSTOWN, but the cause of Sunday afternoons was: according toWRNJ, a squirrel is to blame.

PATCH - 2018-10-15 14:02:55

Phillipsburg hams it up at 2nd annual Pork Roll Palooza (PHOTOS)

Whether you call its signature processed food pork roll or Taylor ham, there's plenty of food to go around, along with beer sales, live music and other entertainment.


U.D. man busted in telephone scam that targeted seniors

UPPER DARBY — An Upper Darby man has been arrested in connection with a telephone scam that fleeced township senior citizens out of almost $400,000 in cash, officials said.Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said Sunday morning that Richard Otoo, 36, of the 200 block of Glendale Road