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Coroner seeks family of 22-year-old Allentown woman
Alexandra Gonzalez, 22, was pronounced dead Sunday at 11:40 a.m. at 1033 Airport Road in the city, according to a release.
Police officer injured in Tacony
TACONY (WPVI) --Medics are on the scene of a reported incident involving a police officer in the Tacony section of the city.It happened around 4 p.m. at the intersection of Princeton Avenue and Hegerman Street.Details are still developing, but officials say an officer was injured in an automobile ve
Tractor-trailer fire shuts down Route 33 near Route 22
BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa. - The morning commute will be difficult in part of Northampton County because of a tractor-trailer fire Sunday night.Flames tore through the trailer of a truck just after 9 p.m. Sunday on Route 33 south, near the interchange for Route 22.Officials said there was also some type of
Riverview road to close in North Whitehall Township
NORTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. - Riverview Road between Ranch Road and Lock Lane in North Whitehall Township will be closed on Tuesday, Aug. 20.
14 brand new, gut-busting foods to try at the Great Allentown Fair
At any great fair, you'll find classic foods like funnel cakes, corndogs and cotton candy. ButThe Great Allentown Fairisn't content to rely on those old standbys alone.
Police say family squabble in Bethlehem ends in stabbing attack
Bethlehem police arrested Marta Martinez, of East Fourth Street, and Wilfredo Rodriguez, of East Seventh Street, following the alleged attack shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Arch Street. District Judge Michael D’Amore arraigned Martinez, 57, and the 39-year-old Rodriguez later that
Pope reacts to AG grand jury report
Pope Francis refers to the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report inhis letter to Catholicsof the world saying: "A report was made public which detailed the experiences of at least a thousand survivors, victims of sexual abuse, the abuse of power and of conscience at the hands of priests over a period of ap
Allentown bishop: I share the anger, heartbreak | Opinion
People are angry. The abuse of children by some members of the clergy, and the past failures to address this deviant behavior appropriately, are outlined in terrible and heart-wrenching detail in thestatewide grand jury report.
LGBT community holds 25th annual pride festival in Allentown
"We've gone from literally a small, small festival to now, what this is now, where last year we had more than 3,000 people attend," said volunteer Shawn Bausher.
Second rabid skunk found in Allentown
Officials advise to feed all pets inside, clean-up after bird feeders, cover trash and recycling cans and fill-in any holes around sheds to prevent den sites.
Police: Teen girl beat mom after having cell phone seized
QUAKERTOWN, Pa. - Authorities in upper Bucks County say a teenager beat her mother after the girl had her cell phone seized.State Police say a 14-year-old Quakertown girl punched her mother in the back of the head repeatedly when the mom refused to return the phone.Police say charges will be filed i
Motorcyclist hurt after he crashed in own driveway, cops say
AnUpper Milford Townshipmotorcyclist was injured after speeding into his own driveway, striking a concrete barrier and being thrown from the bike, Pennsylvania State Police said.
Woman shot in abdomen; suspect in custody
At Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton, police found Roberto Alvarez Marquez, 30, Hazleton, causing a disturbance and fighting with security, police wrote.
Recent rain turns creeks into raging torrents
The morning I wrote this column, it was once again hot and humid but at least we hadn't had rain in 24 hours. On the previous Saturday, we had 5 inches of rain in 1.5 hours, and it turned Fry's Run, the creek that flows through this valley to the Delaware River, into a raging brown torrent.
Lehigh County Coroner, DA ask for public's help with cold case
Skeletal remains of a person identified as "John Doe" were discovered in a wooded area on April 28, 1991. The remains were discovered 430 feet beyond an access road off Albert Street in Allentown, according to a release from the Lehigh County Coroner.
Thousands attend 'We Got Your Back' event in Bethlehem
BETHLEHEM, Pa - Volunteers at Wesley Church in Bethlehem spent Saturday handing out new backpacks, school supplies, socks, underwear and offering free haircuts to local elementary-aged children.
Lehigh Valley city's 2nd skunk in 3 weeks tests positive for rabies
The dogs may be subject to quarantine, based on whether their vaccinations are up to date and according to Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture protocols, the city says.
Allentown mayor names interim fire chief of Allentown Fire Department
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown Mayor Ray O'Connell appointed Jim Wehr as interim chief of the Allentown Fire Department Thursday afternoon.Wehr succeeds Chief Lee Laubach whose retirement is effective this Friday.Wehr has spent 24 years with the department and has been the deputy chief since February 20
Crash on Route 22 pushes barrier into opposing traffic, leading to 2nd crash
Pennsylvania State Police with the Bethlehem barracks were still at the crash scene, and had no details to release yet, a dispatcher said.
Allentown Diocese bishop can do more to heal victims' wounds | Editorial
Schlert, who in 2002 was a diocesan monsignor handling complaints of sex abuse, and others allegedly chose to inflict further pain on Julianne that year when she broke her silence and reported being sexually abused by a priest back in the 1960s at Allentown Central Catholic High School.