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Whitehall woman dies weeks after car crash

1 hour 33 min ago

An 80-year-old Whitehall woman died Friday, nearly three weeks after she was injured in a car accident on Hamilton Boulevard, the Lehigh County coroner's office said in a news release Saturday.

Shirley Lendl, of the 3100 block of Parkview Drive, died of complications from injuries she suffered in...

Demand prompts NY to beef up medical marijuana program

2 hours 7 min ago

(AP) — The state Department of Health is boosting New York's medical marijuana program to meet growing demand.

Effective immediately, nurse practitioners can register online and certify patients the same day. Officials say that will help streamline and simplify the registration process.

The Health...

Woman found slain in Philadelphia park

2 hours 12 min ago

(AP) — Authorities say a woman was found stabbed to death in a park behind a North Philadelphia high school.

Police said the 34-year-old victim was found in the grass behind Dobbins High School at 21st Street and Lehigh Avenue, around 3:15 a.m. Saturday.

Capt. Drew Techner said the woman was stabbed...

Man sentenced to 24 years in shooting death of his daughter's mother

4 hours 6 min ago

A 30-year-old man will spend the next 24 years in prison for shooting death of his daughter's mother four years ago in Phillipsburg, N.J.

The sentence was party of a plea deal last month where Salim R.Newton admitted to first-degree aggravated manslaughter in the killing of Melissa Williams, 22.

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More than 100 people feared buried by southwest China landslide

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:58

Around 100 people are feared buried by a landslide that crashed into their homes in southwestern China early Saturday, a county government said.

The landslide from a mountain fell onto the village of Xinmo at about 6 a.m., burying some 40 homes, the government of Mao county in Sichuan province...

Remains found off Pennsylvania shore could be plane crash victim's

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:34

Remains found by someone fishing in Lake Erie might belong to one of three victims unaccounted for in a plane crash that killed six people just off the Cleveland shore last year, a Pennsylvania coroner said Friday.

Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook hopes DNA tests will identify the leg found about...

Man found in Schuylkill road with bullet wounds; he's flown to LVH-Cedar Crest

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:11

A driver stopped his car Thursday night when he noticed a man lying on a remote Schuylkill County road about three miles southeast of Pottsville.

He got out and discovered the man was bleeding from several gunshot wounds, police said.

Devin Andresen, 22, the wounded man, was flown to Lehigh Valley...

Lobbyist wounded in GOP baseball shooting leaves hospital

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 21:33

Another victim of the mass shooting that critically injured a congressman is out of the hospital.

Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, was released from George Washington University Hospital on Friday after being treated for multiple gunshots to his chest and arm.

"Matt's discharge is a welcome...

Wrong-way driver in California: 'I have always wanted to kill a stupid human'

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 21:21

John Taylor Freeman ranted on Facebook that he hated people, thought of suicide, and wanted to crash into “stupid humans” on the road.

Last week, he may have carried out his dark fantasies when he drove the wrong way on state Route 52 in San Diego and smashed head-on into another car, killing that...

Lower Bucks man found alive after 4 days missing in Montana wilderness

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 20:59

CHOTEAU, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say a U.S. Forest Service official has found a Pennsylvania man who had been missing in Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness since Monday.

Rocky Mountain District Ranger Mike Munoz says 21-year-old Eric Hellmuth was found alive on Friday.

The Choteau Acantha first...

Former Rodale executive in play to purchase publishing giant

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 20:53

EMMAUS — The corporate chess game to determine the fate of Rodale Inc. could include one of its former executives.

David Zinczenko, a Lehigh Valley native who worked more than two decades at Rodale, on Friday confirmed a media report that he is exploring the possibility of acquiring the private...

East Bangor man admits pit bull attack on troopers

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 20:44

A man who used his pit bull to fend off state troopers trying to arrest him as a burglary suspect avoided felony charges by pleading guilty Friday.

Steven W. Berliner, 35, of East Bangor pleaded guilty in Northampton County Court to simple assault, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal...

Trump struggles to stay calm on Russia, one morning call at a time

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 20:32

President Donald Trump has a new morning ritual. Around 6:30 a.m. on many days - before all the network news shows have come on the air - he gets on the phone with a member of his outside legal team to chew over all things Russia.

The calls - detailed by three senior White House officials - are...

Accomplice in severed-hand home invasion pleads guilty

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 20:20

After seeing his uncle sentenced last month to decades in prison for a violent 2016 burglary, Ronald Mumbauer Jr. admitted his role in the crime.

In exchange for Mumbauer's guilty plea Friday in Northampton County Court, Assistant District Attorney John Obrecht said he would propose an eight-year...

Man who assaulted wife, daughters, held family hostage gets jail

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 20:15

A Bath man who assaulted his wife and daughters as he held his family hostage in their home will serve nine to 18 months in jail.

Northampton County Senior Judge Leonard Zito imposed the sentence Friday after hearing Robert Hahr Jr.'s wife ask for a probationary sentence. Even with work release,...

Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she's gay at church, sparking debate

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 20:04

A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God — before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders — is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues.

Savannah, 13, spoke on May 7 in Eagle Mountain,...

Tractor-trailer, car collide on I-78 in Allentown, slowing traffic both ways

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:57

Five people, including a toddler, were injured Friday afternoon when a tractor-trailer collided with a compact sport utility vehicle on Interstate 78 in Allentown.

The westbound big rig went to the right and then swerved back left into the I-78 concrete median at 5:35 p.m., colliding with the SUV...

White House will step up lobbying against sanctions bill now stalled in Congress

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:26

The Trump administration is planning to step up its lobbying against parts of a bipartisan Senate bill slapping new sanctions on Russia and Iran, a senior official said - an effort that comes as Congress works to clear up an unexpected roadblock to the measure that could give the White House more...

Pennsylvania Legislature eyes wider DNA sampling of convicts

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:16

Pennsylvania lawmakers moved closer this week to mandating that DNA samples be collected from people who have been convicted of crimes, something supporters predict will help solve serious crimes.

The state House voted 157-32 for a bill that would require cheek swabs from those convicted of any...

2 sent to hospital after Thunderbirds jet goes off runway before Ohio air show

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:57

A Thunderbirds Air Force jet went off a runway while preparing for an Ohio air show, and authorities say the jet's two occupants have been taken to a hospital.

The extent of any injuries wasn't immediately known.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office received a report around 12:30 p.m. Friday...

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