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Police: men threatened to kill, attacked Wind Gap man

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:30

Three men threatened to kill a Wind Gap resident and assaulted him before fleeing after another resident pulled a gun, police said.

Slate Belt Regional Police said they captured two of the three men as they fled. Kyle Dickey, 25, of Roseto, and Zachary Feenstra, 23, of Phillipsburg, are charged...

Man accused of urinating on Philadelphia synagogue arraigned, jailed

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:45

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of urinating on the walls of a Philadelphia synagogue has been jailed on charges of ethnic intimidation.

Records show 23-year-old Sheidali Dzhalilov has been jailed after a judge at Wednesday's arraignment set his bail at $50,000.

Police say Dzhalilov approached...

Troopers seek vehicle that hit man in Weisenberg Twp.

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:05

State police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian bleeding in the roadway early Sunday morning on Holbens Valley Road in Weisenberg Township.

State police said about 1:55 a.m. a 24-year-old New Tripoli man was struck by a vehicle on Holbens Valley Road at Hillside Court...

Washington gridlock weighing on Lehigh Valley business community, economist says

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:45

ALLENTOWN — Legislative inertia in Washington has filtered down into the Lehigh Valley’s economy, according to one expert.

“The excitement and enthusiasm that came in early January is almost entirely gone,” said economist Kamran Afshar, speaking Thursday during a lunch event at the Lehigh County...

West Chester road rage shooting suspect waives hearing

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:30

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man charged with fatally shooting an 18-year-old woman during a road rage encounter has waived his preliminary hearing.

That means 28-year-old David Desper, of Trainer, will head to trial. A formal arraignment is set for next week.

Family and friends of victim...

The 'business president' couldn't even keep CEOs on his side

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:53

The businessman president just lost his business leaders. It's a deep blow.

On Wednesday, so many executives were ready to quit President Donald Trump's two business panels - the Strategy and Policy Forum and the Manufacturing Council - that the president was forced to disband the groups. It was...

Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' hit during eclipse

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:51

Some cruise passengers will have the ultimate soundtrack for Monday's solar eclipse when Bonnie Tyler sings her hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on board.

Royal Caribbean says the Welsh singer will be backed on the power ballad by Joe Jonas' band DNCE for a performance in an outdoor theater on...

Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 07:35

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the city of 30,000 responded to 11 other overdose reports...

Didn't win the Powerball? You might still get a payout

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 06:15

The Powerball jackpot has now rolled over 19 times, with no winner since the June 14 drawing.

For Saturday night's Powerball drawing, the jackpot is estimated at $510 million. The estimated cash value is $324.2 million.

But if you played the game but didn't win the jackpot, there is still hope...

Publishers Clearing House scams are persistent

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 06:00

It’s been a while since I’ve written about scammers who impersonate Publishers Clearing House and try to trick you into paying for delivery of a non-existent prize, but that doesn't mean those scams have dried up.

I still hear from people who get fraudulent calls and emails, and figured a reminder...

Instacart adds another grocery chain to its Lehigh Valley delivery lineup

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 06:00

If Price Rite is your go-to supermarket, you now have the option of getting items delivered directly to your doorstep in as little as one hour — albeit for a small fee comparable to the price of a frozen pizza.

Price Rite Supermarkets on Wednesday announced the expansion of its partnership with...

How to stop being the family ATM

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 06:00

If you want someone to stop asking you for money, the worst thing you can do is say no and then give in after persistent pleading.

Such “intermittent reinforcement” — granting a reward after an unpredictable number of requests — makes it more likely the person will ask for another handout than if...

Heat builds as severe weather takes aim at Lehigh Valley

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 05:20

The National Weather Service says rising heat and humidity will spark storms today and tomorrow across the region.

In the Lehigh Valley, these muggy conditions are expected to lead to a round of showers and thunderstorms that will bring heavy downpours on Friday.

To get there, meteorologists say...

Hundreds carry lit candles across U.Va. campus against white nationalism

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:00

Hundreds of people marched with lit candles across the University of Virginia campus Wednesday night in a contrasting demonstration from the torchlight white nationalist parade last Friday night.

Students and residents gathered at the Rotunda at the University of Virginia campus carrying candles...

Powerball winning numbers drawn for $430 million jackpot

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:03

The Powerball winning numbers have been drawn. They are 9-15-43-60-64, with a Powerball of 4 and a power play of 3.

It is not yet known if there are any winners.

Ahead of the Wednesday night Powerball drawing, the jackpot was estimated at $430 million. The estimated cash value is $273.4 million.


Second Allentown man charged in man’s shooting death in front of daughter

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:00

A second Allentown man was arrested Wednesday in the Sunday morning robbery and death of a city man whose daughter, police say, was told turn turn away before he was shot.

Waldemar Rivera, 20, entered a window of 1351 W. Linden St. to reach the apartment of Jermaine J. Taylor, 39, who was shot after...

Postal worker, 3 men charged in theft of blank money orders

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:18

Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey postal service worker and three other men are charged in a $100,000 fraud involving dozens of stolen blank money orders.

U.S. Postal Service employee Marc Saunders is accused of stealing a money order imprinting machine and more than 180 blank money orders.


5 missing after Army helicopter goes down off Hawaii; items found

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:11

A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii on Wednesday for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise.

The UH-60 Black Hawk went missing when another Army helicopter training with it lost visual and radio contact about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, said...

Mayors taking swift action to avoid becoming the next Charlottesville

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:04
City officials across the country are nervously trying to figure out how to avoid becoming the next Charlottesville, Va., as alt-right leaders and white nationalist groups vow to stage more rallies in coming days.

A group claiming it is advocating free speech has planned a rally for Saturday on...

Cedar Beach Pool price tag increases; Allentown officials say it could still open this season

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:52

ALLENTOWN — The renovation cost of Allentown’s Cedar Beach Pool increased again, pushing a possible opening date into September.

Allentown City Council approved a $29,132 change order for the pool Wednesday, bringing the total cost of renovations there and at Mack Pool to nearly $3.5 million.