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Allentown man indicted on drug and weapons trafficking charges

An Allentown man faces multiple federal drug and gun charges as a result of an investigation by the FBI and Allentown police into a drug trafficking organization that allegedly smuggled cocaine to Lehigh County from Puerto Rico.


Heroin, meth, crack found in Allentown home

Three days after turning 31, a man was charged Thursday with drug possession with intent to distribute after being found with heroin, crystal methamphetamine and crack cocaine in his home.


Boy band Why Don’t We coming to the Great Allentown Fair

Popular boy band Why Don’t We will end the summer leg of its 8 Letter tour in Allentown. The group behind “Big Plans,” “Trust Fund Baby” and "Cold in LA” will perform Aug. 31 at The Great Allentown Fair.


Lower Macungie traffic stop leads to arrest for drunk driving, weapons violations, police say

A 41-year-old man is facing drunk driving and weapons charges after a traffic stop in Lower Macungie Township early Friday where police saw him toss a gun from his vehicle, according to court records.


Two more Democrats, one Republican enter Allentown Council race

The field of candidates for Allentown City Council is growing. Several challengers have begun circulating petitions in hopes of ousting one of three incumbent council members whose seats are due for reelection this year.


Man had cache of guns and drug dealing operations near elementary schools, feds say

An Allentown man initially arrested on firearms charges in the city is now facing federal charges on allegations he dealt drugs near elementary schools and housed a cache of guns, including two machine guns.


Allentown pharmaceutical firm agrees to pay $4M in Justice Department settlement

When Allentown company Lehigh Valley Technologies applied for approval to market the painkiller Oxycodone in 2010, it took advantage of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration program that allows small businesses entering the pharmaceutical industry for the first time to avoid paying a fee, according to


Weekend Grab Bag for the week of Feb. 22

Academy of Music: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s "Cinderella," a 2013 Tony-winner, takes the stage at the Academy of Music, Broad and Locust streets, Philadelphia. performances are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Tickets start at $20. Call (215) 893-1999 or visit


Man pushes pregnant girlfriend down the steps over Facebook friend request, cops say

A Bethlehem man is accused of attacking his pregnant girlfriend over a Facebook friend request. Victor Cordova, 21, allegedly punched the woman twice at his home in the 600 block of Broadway, and then allegedly shoved her from behind down some steps when she ran away.


By the numbers: Pennsylvania has 17th highest property taxes, according to new study

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World War II vet surprised with tank ride through the streets of Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (WPVI) -- Hundreds of people lined the streets of Allentown on Friday to honor a World War II veteran. The best part? It was all a surprise. Tank gunner Clarence Smoyer kicked off the weekend with the unexpected.


Fugitive Ian Cultrona captured in Pennsylvania, awaiting extradition

Nancy Molnar The Times-Reporter @nmolnarTRStaff Reporter A 36-year-old man who is charged with attempted murder was arrested today in New Brighton, Pa., about 28 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.


5 men shot, one of them dead near Pennsylvania Ave and Bloom Street

BALTIMORE, Md. — Baltimore Police are investigating reports of five men shot near the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and Bloom Street. According to police, around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, patrol officers heard gunshots coming from the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and responded to the scene.


Allentown police officer arrested for assaulting girlfriend in Carbon Co.

MAHONING TOWNSHIP, CARBON COUNTY (WOLF) -- An Allentown police officer is facing assault charges for allegedly hitting his girlfriend in Carbon County. Mahoning Township Police responded to a physical domestic call at a home on Pleasant View Friday night.


Pennsylvania to auction over 360 used, seized vehicles

GRANTVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) - More than 360 vehicles, either seized by police or formerly used by state agencies, will go on sale by auction next week. The state's first vehicle auction of the year will be held Tuesday at Manheim Keystone Pennsylvania, at 488 Firehouse Road in Grantville, beginning at 10


Sex assault suspect extradited from Israel to Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH – An Israeli man who allegedly had been on the run for 15 years after being accused of raping a teenage girl in Pennsylvania has been extradited back to the United States.


Serious crimes in Bethlehem drop 44 percent in 10 years, city police say

Serious, violent crime was cut nearly in half over a decade in Bethlehem, according to city crime statistics released Thursday. Police Chief Mark DiLuzio released a report comparing Bethlehem's 2018 Uniform Crime Reporting figures with those of recent years, including an analysis on overall crimes g


Jacob Sullivan's guilty plea hearing in Grace Packer murder starts again...and he goes back to hospital again

After more than a full day’s delay due to a medical emergency and winter storm, Jacob Sullivan’s guilty plea hearing in the rape and murder of 14-year-old Grace Packer started up again in Bucks County Court on Thursday, only to be suddenly halted once again when Sullivan’s blood pressure spiked and


Pennsylvania prisons to stop copying inmates' legal mail

To settle two federal lawsuits, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections will stop intercepting and copying inmates’ legal mail as part of its drug surveillance and security plans.


Pennsylvania, Florida hardest hit by opioid crisis

The two states, along with the District of Columbia, had opioid-related mortality rates that were at least doubling every two years, in research that looked at opioid-related mortality in the U.S. from 1999 to 2016. During that period of time, there were more than 44.9 million deaths from opioids am