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2 hrs ago | WFMZ

Police search for iPhone robbery suspect

Police in Bethlehem are looking for a person who stole 10 Apple iPhones from people who were selling the phones on Craigslist. Four people, two sellers and two buyers, agreed to meet at the Sands Casino parking lot, a well lit area, police said.

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Related Topix: Craigslist., iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Bethlehem, PA

2 hrs ago | WFMZ

Grand jury testimony helps solve 2011 homicide in Easton

According to grand jury testimony, Beth Marsteller, while an inmate in the Northampton County Prison, confessed to strangling George Humbert. She admitted the incident started with a fight over drugs.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA

6 hrs ago | NJ.com

Bethlehem man accused of trying to shoot woman pleads guilty to firearm charge

A Bethlehem man pleaded guilty to a firearms charge related to a May 17 incident where prosecutors said he tried to shoot a woman. A Bethlehem man accused of attacking a woman and then trying to shoot her in Allentown pleaded guilty to a firearm charge Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA

7 hrs ago | NJ.com

Search of minivan turns up fraudulent checks, credit, debit cards, police say

A Bethlehem woman is accused of opening several fraudulent bank accounts at TD Bank branches across the region, court records say. Felipa Betzaida Giles, 24, of the 400 block of Pawnee Street, was arraigned Saturday on charges of identity theft, access device fraud and criminal attempt to commit theft by deception.

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Related Topix: Bethlehem, PA, Social Security, Personal Finance

12 hrs ago | NJ.com

Wilson Borough man surrenders to Easton police on robbery, theft charges

D'Angelo Markqui Hyland, 18, of the 2000 block of Freemansburg Avenue, was advised his photo was in the news so he turned himself in at 8 o'clock, police said early this morning in a news release. Hyland was arraigned before District Judge Jacqueline Taschner on charges of robbery, theft and terroristic threats and sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of 10 percent of $50,000 bail, police said.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA

13 hrs ago | The Morning Call

Elective surgery on Saturdays coming to Coordinated Health

"Surgery Saturdays" may not be your idea of an ideal day-off activity, but it's what Coordinated Health will be offering starting later this month. "Today, consumers expect greater simplicity and accessibility in every aspect of their lives," said Coordinated Health CEO Emil DiIorio in a news release.

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17 hrs ago | WFMZ

Police: Report of child abduction in Nazareth unfounded

A massive search for a child unfolded in Nazareth, Northampton County, on Sunday, but it was it all for nothing? Not only was nothing found, but police said there was no report of a small child missing in the area. Now, police are wondering if it was just a hoax.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

NJ.com

Bethlehem Township officer named Northampton County officer of the year

The annual Nathan Ogden Award is usually given to an officer who has had a distinguished career or one with a recent standout case, Bethlehem Township Chief Daniel Pancoast said. Recipient Sgt.

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WFMZ

Training for violence against first responders

Radio calls released this weekend seemed to indicate first responders who responded to the scene of a deadly police ambush in the Poconos had also been attacked. At a press conference Monday, State Police said that wasn't true.

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Related Topix: Fire, Pike County, PA, Trooper, PA, Easton, PA

NJ.com

Allentown man knocked out Bethlehem woman, threatened to kill her, police said

A 32-year-old Allentown man is in Northampton County Prison after he knocked out a Bethlehem woman over the weekend. Bethlehem police said Randall Jones and Vanessa Mendez got into a fight over their relationship early Sunday morning in an apartment on the 1200 block of Woodbine Street.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA

NJ.com

Bethlehem raid nabs nearly $7,000 worth of heroin and cocaine, police say

Bethlehem police raided a Dover Lane home and found nearly $7,000 worth of heroin and cocaine, police said. Bethlehem police say they arrested a 32-year-old man, who had nearly $7,000 worth of cocaine and heroin, as he tried to flush evidence down the toilet.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Bethlehem, PA

NJ.com

No injuries reported in school bus crash outside Easton elementary school

An empty school bus was involved in a traffic accident outside Cheston Elementary School in South Side Easton this morning. Northampton County officials report there are no injuries this morning in a traffic accident involving a school bus down the block from Cheston Elementary School in Easton .

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NJ.com

Sick-day-payout records aren't released by three Lehigh Valley school districts

When other school districts in Northampton County were asked to provide information about accumulated sick and vacation days for public employees, half refused. The Express-Times asked each district in the county for accumulated sick and vacation days through 2013-14 as part of a Right-to-Know project.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Pennsylvania, Pen Argyl, PA, Nazareth, PA

NJ.com

Abduction report initiates five-hour search in Nazareth Borough Park

A massive search of Nazareth Borough Park in connection with a reported abduction was called off after more than five hours. "We responded here over a possible abduction at the park," Nazareth police Chief Thomas Trachta said at 1 a.m. A witness reported the incident, according to the chief.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Pocono Record

Monroe County's redrawn districts change voter landscape

Monroe County is entering the home stretch of what may be its most significant state election in at least a generation. Area voters will - for the first time Nov. 4 - elect a state senator whose district includes a majority of Monroe County residents.

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Related Topix: Monroe County, PA, Mount Pocono, PA, Stroudsburg, PA, East Stroudsburg, PA

NJ.com

Easton fire crews rush to South Side garage fire; close surrounding roads

A fully-engulfed detached garage fire in the 400 block of Belmont Street in Easton forced the closure of surrounding roads, according to emergency radio reports. Northampton County dispatch confirmed that Industrial Drive, Belmont Street, Line Street and Morgan Hill Road were being blocked at 11:30 a.m. in the area of the garage fire to allow firefighters to reach the blaze.

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NJ.com

Palmer Township man crashes stolen van in Easton's West Ward, police say

Kajuan Dashawn Knox, 22, of Palmer Township arrives Thursday afternoon at Easton police headquarters after his arrest in the West Ward. (Tim Wynkoop A 22-year-old Palmer Township man crashed a stolen minivan Thursday afternoon in Easton 's West Ward, city police Lt.

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The Morning Call

Bangor teacher's aide who supplied drugs to students gets sharply reduced sentence

Former Bangor teacher's aide Brad Washburn, shown here in a file photo, received a reduced sentence Friday on charges he supplied drugs to students. Former Bangor teacher's aide Brad Washburn, shown here in a file photo, received a reduced sentence Friday on charges he supplied drugs to students.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Bangor, PA, State Prisons, Prison, Bethlehem, PA

The Morning Call

Father accused of letting kid's teeth rot heading to prison over drug test

Kenneth Wanamaker walks to his preliminary hearing Tuesday morning. Wanamaker and Jessica Hoffman are facing criminal charges after authorities say they failed to seek dental care for their 6-year-old daughter's 14 rotted teeth.

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Related Topix: Drug Testing

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Pair of rollover accidents, sinkhole close 78 West in Northampton County

The first, in Lower Saucon Township, happened just before 7:30 p.m. Friday at mile marker 64.4. There were at least two injuries and two cars involved in this accident. The second accident happened at mile marker 66.8 in Bethlehem.

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Related Topix: Bethlehem, PA

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