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Driver suffers serious injuries in head-on crash in south Allentown
Two vehicles collided head-on early Saturday in south Allentown, sending one of the drivers to the hospital with serious injuries, city police said. The crash happened around 4 a.m. on Basin Street, near Auburn Street, police Capt. Charles Roca said.
Readers React: When will Allentown taxpayers see benefits of new construction?
With all the politicos lauding the $1 billion in downtown Allentown construction, I have one question: Where's the money?. Why is it necessary to increase Allentown taxes and school taxes in a city with so much new construction? Has all this not contributed anything to our tax revenue? Oh, to be a b
Jury deliberating broad daylight south Allentown road rage homicide
Jurors have begun deliberations in a homicide trial stemming from a shocking broad daylight road rage killing at a south Allentown intersection. Curtis Nathan Thomas, 37, could serve life in prison if convicted in the Nov. 1, 2017 killing of 32-year-old Charles Hughes III. He has pleaded not guilty.
Electric tools and cold weather
I was reminded this week that cold weather can seriously sap the power from lithium-ion batteries. While trying to clear the driveway of leaves I found that my battery kept dying well before it usually does and when it was recharged, it did not take a good full charge.
Man dies after being injured at Allentown work site
A 70-year-old Allentown man died Monday night from injuries suffered hours earlier at an Allentown work site. Marwan Hajjar was working for a painting contractor at 333 W. Court St. in the city when he was hurt, property owner Nat Hyman said, adding he didn’t have further confirmed details. The form
Bill White's 10 best-read columns from 2018
We thought it would be interesting to look at the most-read Bill White columns from 2018. The stories are ranked by pages views on themorningcall.com:. 1. South Whitehall police shooting defense offered.
OSHA, Allentown police investigating man's death at city warehouse
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and local authorities are investigating the death of 70-year-old man who died in an Allentown warehouse that has been undergoing renovations for the past month.
Man convicted of murder in road rage shooting
A Lehigh County jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder after he killed a man with a shotgun following an argument. Prosecutors said the killing resulted from road rage, according to the Morning Call of Allentown.
After responding to Allentown apartment ad, victims robbed of deposit money, police say
A woman allegedly placed an ad for an apartment rental in Allentown and when two interested renters came to see the place she robbed them of their deposit money, according to court records.
Upcoming Allentown restaurant, Empanada City, will offer more than 20 empanada varieties
A popular dish in Hispanic cultures is taking center stage at an upcoming restaurant in downtown Allentown. Empanada City, offering more than 20 kinds of empanadas, is expected to open by early January at 44 N. Eighth St., according to David Vargas, who will operate the eatery with his fiance, Evely
Retail Watch: Fill stockings with Polish treats in downtown Bethlehem
If you have some foodies on your gift-giving list, ditch the cookies and candy canes and consider surprising them with delectable Polish chocolates, pastas and other goodies, available at Kavva’s on Broad in downtown Bethlehem. Of course, you also can treat yourself.
Where and when the Lehigh Valley’s 3rd medical marijuana dispensary is opening
The Lehigh Valley’s third dispensary for medical marijuana is scheduled to open Dec. 17 just west of Allentown. Columbia Care LLC said Thursday that’s when it’s opening its third cannabis dispensary in Pennsylvania, at 3025 W. Tilghman St. in South Whitehall Township. Its other dispensaries are in S
Readers React: Use Allentown taxes to fix city streets
Regarding Mayor O’Connell’s desire to increase taxes for property owners in Allentown: I’d like an accounting of where these extra millions would be spent. Could it be to hire more police officers to keep up with a criminal element that doesn’t know how to behave? Could it be for supplies for mainte
Source of strong odor in Lehigh Valley under investigation
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Environmental officials in Pennsylvania are investigating the source of a strong odor that has irritated residents of the Lehigh Valley. The probe has focused on a landfill in Plainfield Township, but no violations were found. The Grand Central Landfill treats garbage runoff.
Pennsylvania Woman in Critical Condition After Bear Attacked, Dragged Her While She Was Walking Dog
A Pennsylvania woman has been left in critical condition following a bear attack outside her Lycoming County home on Wednesday evening, officials say. Melinda LeBarron was attacked on her property at around 6:45 p.m., WNEP-TV reported. She was grabbed on the leg by a black bear and pulled nearly 90
Free Narcan Available Across Philadelphia Region
The Philadelphia area is joining counties across the state as Pennsylvania looks to stem the opioid crisis by providing people with free medication to counter overdoses. The state’s health department will be distributing kits with free naloxone, commonly known by its brand name Narcan, across 80 dif
Allentown's Louie's Italian Restaurant offering Feast of the Seven Fishes take-out specials
Enjoy an Italian Christmas Eve tradition, the Feast of the Seven Fishes, with help from Louie’s Italian Restaurant in Allentown, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.
Trial to begin in Allentown road rage homicide
Testimony is set to begin in the case of an Allentown man accused of killing another man to death in a shocking daytime road rage shooting at a south Allentown intersection last year.
Man shot in arm in Allentown; police investigate shooting
A man told Allentown police he was at Fifth and Liberty streets early Tuesday when a car pulled up and one of the men inside shot him in the arm, police said. The 26-year-old man told police he ran to a friend’s house following the 12:50 a.m. shooting and someone there called police, Assistant Chief
Elderly woman found dead in Allentown home; died of hypothermia, coroner rules
A 95-year-old woman died Sunday because of the cold temperatures in her Allentown home, the Lehigh County Coroner’s office said. Jeanette Wintz was pronounced dead at 7:39 p.m. Sunday and an autopsy on Tuesday determined that she died of complications of hypothermia, according to First Deputy Corone