| Sep 18, 2011
Elmer Goris spent a year working in Amazon.com's Lehigh Valley warehouse, where books, CDs and various other products are packed and shipped to customers who order from the world's largest online retailer.
The 34-year-old Allentown resident, who has...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 12:13 PM
Brian DeLeon told the bat-wielding attacker bearing down on him near a Logan Square school last week that he wasn't in a gang, but the man ignored his pleas, prosecutors said today in court.
"I'm not about that. I'm not a Spanish Cobra," Brian, 14,...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Democratic leaders are considering a pre-Christmas special session regarding recent electrical outages that could include tax credits for hotel stays and an expansion of the state's price-gouging law.
The leaders who control the legislature are currently...
| Apr 3, 2011
After the fires were out and the dead accounted for, state regulators tasked with determining the cause of the natural gas explosion that leveled an Allentown city block ordered UGI Utilities to dig up its own pipe and find out why it failed.
| Nov 22, 2011
| 8:45 AM
ST. CLOUD — David Alyn Penney was dressed for war — or a teenage video-game fantasy.
Young enough to still be battling acne, the 18-year-old stood tall in the middle of Alabama Avenue early Monday and opened fire.
Methodically pulling the...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 3:21 PM
The U.S. Marshals Pacific Northwest Fugitive Apprehension Task Force and Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team located Aubrey Taylor in Las Vegas with the help of a tip to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound. The viewer tip corroborated information they...
| Dec 14, 2011
The Food and Drug Administration has accused the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing company of using misleading advertising in its promotion of Lap-Band weight-loss surgery, saying the billboard, radio and television ads underplay serious risks to patients.
| Oct 5, 2011
Jessica Bleaman, 21, responded in 2009 to an ad from 1-800-GET-THIN, the outfit that has been touting weight-loss surgery incessantly in the Southland via broadcast commercials and freeway billboards. Her experience with the gastric-banding purveyors...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:14 PM
A state lawmaker who helps set tax policy is calling for an overhaul of Maryland's property tax cap law, after a Baltimore Sun investigation documented how the costly program has resulted in homeowners across Baltimore paying vastly different amounts...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 8:41 AM
For nearly 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has helped consumers avoid fraud and scams by helping them find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. We are uniquely positioned in representing both the interests of the business community,...
| Jan 1, 2012
The traffic stop began peacefully three hours into New Year's Day 2010, with the woman driving the SUV telling the officer that she hadn't been drinking and her husband merrily exclaiming he was the source of the alcohol smell.
But the situation soured...