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13 hrs ago | via NJ.com
Authorities were looking Wednesday for a Northampton County man accused of striking a 16-year-old in the head , tying her to a motel bed and sexually assaulting her. Michael Burdo, 58, of the 2500 block of Brader Street in Bethlehem Township, failed to appear in court for an afternoon status conference in Lehigh County Court. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 24 | via New Jersey Herald
Police say Martin took supplements valued at less than $200 from the store without first purchasing them at about 12:15 p.m. Sunday. The incident is still under investigation and more charges are possible, as more items are believed to have been taken over the past month, according to police. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 24 | via The Morning Call
A Northampton County judge upheld a murder conviction for Lucas Cabassa in a 2013 killing in Bethlehem. A Northampton County judge upheld a decades-long murder sentence for a 17-year-old convicted of shooting a man during a south Bethlehem brawl, saying he took Lucas Cabassa's young age into account when sentencing him for the "cold-blooded killing." Comment?
Friday Feb 20 | via Daily Mail
How Bronze Age rulers got HIGH to predict the future: Armenian shrines reveal bizarre practices of fortune tellers 3,300 years ago Speeding driver who killed expectant parents and their unborn child as they traveled to the hospital convicted in their deaths and now faces life in prison A speeding driver who crashed into a hired car taking expectant parents to a New York City hospital has been convicted in the deaths of the couple and their baby, who was delivered alive after the wreck but didn't survive. Julio Acevedo was found guilty Thursday of two counts of second-degree manslaughter and one count of criminally negligent homicide. Comment?
Friday Feb 20 | via The Morning Call
The stab wounds that Nicholas Bossons inflicted upon Jeffrey Janos when an attempted robbery fell flat will affect the Bethlehem man for the rest of his life. For attacking Janos, looting his home and fighting with police officers who came to arrest him, Northampton County Judge Michael J. Koury Jr. gave Bossons a sentence that will keep him in prison or on parole for most of his life. Comment?
Friday Feb 20 | via The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
A speeding driver who crashed into a hired car taking expectant parents to a New York City hospital has been convicted in the deaths of the couple and their baby, who was delivered alive after the wreck but didn't survive. night of two counts of second-degree manslaughter and one count of criminally negligent homicide. Comment?
Thursday Feb 19 | via The Morning Call
The gun man convicted in a fatal shootout at a Bethlehem club must face trial for plot to kill witnesses. An Easton man convicted last year of fatally shooting a woman outside a Puerto Rican social club in Bethlehem must stand trial on charges he conspired with his wife to kill witnesses in his case. Comment?
Friday Feb 13 | via The Morning Call
Samuel E. Martinez of Bethlehem is sentenced to up to eight years in state prison for robbing Stefko Boulevard convenience store. Samuel E. Martinez of Bethlehem is sentenced to up to eight years in state prison for robbing Stefko Boulevard convenience store. Comment?
Monday Feb 9 | via The Morning Call
Two sisters of a man slain in 2013 outside an Allentown bar lashed out in a Lehigh County courtroom Monday, complaining that the admitted killer, David J. Howard, was making faces as he stood before the judge. "You stand there with that smirk on your face!" Tangela Bentley shouted. Comment?
Friday Feb 6 | via The Jersey Journal
On Jan. 29, at midnight, James H. Blaney, 57, of Morristown was arrested at Union Place on a contempt of court charge. On Jan. 31, at 8:07 p.m., David E. Morgan, 59, of Summit was arrested Woodland Avenue and Springfield Avenue on a shoplifting charge. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 3 | via The Morning Call
Bryan Sanchez-Osorio, 17, pleaded guilty Monday to trying to murder and rape a Lehigh University student. A Bethlehem teenager who tried to rape and murder a Lehigh University student after sneaking into her off-campus apartment while she slept pleaded guilty Monday to criminal charges that could send him to state prison for decades. Comment?
Monday Feb 2 | via MyFoxNY
A trial has begun for a driver charged with manslaughter in a New York City crash that killed a pregnant woman and her husband. The couple's premature baby was delivered after the wreck but died a day later. Comment?
Monday Feb 2 | via WFMZ
A Bethlehem teen has accepted a plea deal in connection with the case of a brutal attack on a Lehigh University student. Police said Bryan Sanchez-Osorio attacked a Lehigh University student in July 2014 after breaking into her off-campus apartment through a window and assaulting the woman inside her bedroom, where he allegedly tried to rape her and choked her until she turned blue. Comment?
Jan 30, 2015 | via The Morning Call
Andy Diaz of Bethlehem will serve up to five years in state prison for shooting and wounding a man on S. New Street. Andy Diaz of Bethlehem will serve up to five years in state prison for shooting and wounding a man on S. New Street. Comment?
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