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4 hrs ago | via WFMZ
Police have identified the man who was shot last week after officials said he hit a police officer with his car in Pottstown. Police said 70-year-old Dennis Neulin of Allentown has been released from the hospital and is now behind bars. Comment?
7 hrs ago | via The Morning Call
After two days of fighting at William Allen High School, a former student made Facebook threats and then was arrested with a loaded gun as he walked toward the school Friday, according to court records. Marcus W. Crespo, 18, of Allentown allegedly made a Facebook post on Friday morning, saying he was "going to Allen strapped today let's see wassup," according to court records. Comment?
13 hrs ago | via NJ.com
Following back-to-back fights last week near William Allen High School during dismissal, police say a Facebook post tipped authorities off to an armed district student who was arrested Friday afternoon, according to court records. Marcus Crespo, 18, of the 100 block of South Ninth Street, is charged with carrying a firearm without a license, making terroristic threats and possession of drug paraphernalia. Comment?
Saturday Apr 18 | via Patch.com
Editor's note: We recently ran this piece, but wanted to run it again in case you missed it during the week. On April 11, 2013, William Davis of Allentown, Pa., broke into an apartment on Gravel Street in Meriden with three other men at approximately 9 p.m. All were wearing masks and gloves and two had handguns, according to a press release from Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. Comment?
Friday Apr 17 | via WFMZ
Twenty-seven-year-old William Davis of Allentown was sentenced to more than 14 years in prison in Connecticut Friday, for his participation in a violent kidnapping and jewelry store robbery in April 2013. At 9 p.m. April 11, 2013, Davis and three other men, broke into an apartment on Gravel Street in Meriden, Conn., bound four victims with duct tape and covered their heads with pillowcases, towels and jackets. 1 comment
Thursday Apr 16 | via The Morning Call
Jeremy Rios, 39, of Allentown will serve four to 23 months in Northampton County Prison for accosting a couple outside a Bethlehem bar. Jeremy Rios, 39, of Allentown will serve four to 23 months in Northampton County Prison for accosting a couple outside a Bethlehem bar. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 15 | via The Morning Call
Rushquan K. Matthews called the shooting an "unfortunate" accident. The way Lehigh County Judge Maria L. Dantos saw it, the victim barely escaped with his life. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 14 | via B104
THE EASTON SCHOOL BOARD HAS DECIDED TO KEEP THE DISTRICT'S TRACY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OPEN. THE DECISION COMES DESPITE A 2014 STUDY THAT RECOMMENDED THE PALMER TOWNSHIP SCHOOL BE CLOSED BECAUSE OF PROJECTED DWINDLING ENROLLMENT. Comment?
Monday Apr 13 | via NJ.com
A woman accused of driving a man who opened fire outside Dieruff High School to "settle the score" for a previous attack is now facing her own criminal charges. Rhakiyyah Lovett, 35, of Allentown, was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy and simple assault. Comment?
Saturday Apr 11 | via WFMZ
Here's a look back at the stories that made headlines this week in the 69 News "Week in Review." According to court documents, Bono grabbed the 6-year-old girl by her neck and forcibly held her head underwater in a bathtub three times, for about 20 seconds each. Comment?
Friday Apr 10 | via WFMZ
Allentown police said they've arrested a man in connection with an incident where shots were fired outside Dieruff High School Thursday afternoon. 22-year-old Takiem Foat of Allentown is facing aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and simple assault charges. Comment?
Friday Apr 10 | via NJ.com
A man opened fire near Dieruff High School on Thursday afternoon as retribution for an attempted group attack on a juvenile, Allentown police said. City police said a group tried to "jump" the unidentified boy on Wednesday, but he was able to run away. Comment?
Friday Apr 10 | via The Morning Call
For shooting an Easton man in the face while he slept, Mendez-Acevedo will get used to birthdays behind bars. On Friday, the Allentown teen was sentenced under a plea bargain to nine to 20 years in state prison for attempted murder - a term that his father said was far too lengthy and that a Northampton County judge said could have been far worse. Comment?
Thursday Apr 9 | via The Morning Call
Charged in a home invasion in Bushkill Township, Noel Serrano-Pizarro was acquitted of all charges on Thursday. One of four men accused of a harrowing home invasion in Bushkill Township, 28-year-old Noel Serrano-Pizarro insisted he was being falsely accused by a co-defendant who would say anything to curry favor with authorities. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 7 | via WFMZ
Allentown's Cold Case Unit released new video they hope will help them catch a killer. The new video comes as police continue to investigate the deadly shooting of 57-year-old Rocco Marinaro. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 7 | via NJ.com
A bloody knife was found in the couple's kitchen, and Nicole Lellis had dried blood on her hands, city police said. Lellis, 23, of the 100 block of East Susquehanna Street, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment. Comment?
Friday Apr 3 | via WZZO
ACCORDING TO LEHIGH COUNTY DA JIM MARTIN, 20-YEAR-OLD CALEB BARNES AND HIS 14-YEAR-OLD GIRLFRIEND, JAMIE SILVONEK, KILLED SILVONEK'S MOTHER AND DISPOSED OF HER BODY LAST MONTH, BUT THE DA SAYS THEY HAD BIGGER PLANS. "THE PLAN INVOLVED LURING HER PARENTS AWAY FROM THE SILVONEK HOUSE TO A PLACE WHERE BARNES COULD KILL THEM AND THEN REJOIN WITH JAMIE SILVONEK TO DISPOSE OF THE BODIES," MARTIN SAYS. Comment?
Thursday Apr 2 | via WFMZ-TV Allentown
Joseph "Cleezy" Ramos of the 300 block of South Oak St. was charged with possession of heroin, possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of communication facility. In the current investigation, Ramos was suspected of distributing large amounts of heroin throughout the area. Comment?
Thursday Apr 2 | via NJ.com
The Freemansburg man arrested Wednesday on heroin charges formerly had gang ties and was under investigation recently for weeks over suspicions he was dealing large amounts of the drug, police said. Joseph Luis "Cleezy" Ramos, 35, was on parole following his arrest in 2010 as part of a roundup of Latin Kings Sun Tribe members on drug and weapons charges, Bethlehem police Chief Mark DiLuzio said in a news release Thursday afternoon. Comment?
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