| Feb 13, 2015
| 4:58 PM
For Wanda Mata, the news Friday that Gov. Tom Wolf had halted executions under Pennsylvania's death penalty brought a new flood of pain over her brother's murder.
Only three weeks ago, the birth of Carlos Juarbe's first grandchild forced Mata to again...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 8:41 PM
In the wake of lawsuits filed against several Pennsylvania cities, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is moving forward with plans to repeal a city gun law in hopes of avoiding a similar battle.
The repeal, being introduced to Allentown City Council this...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 9:16 AM
After a Lehigh County grand jury investigation, Bethlehem police have charged a man who worked as a nurse at a rehabilitation center with sexually assaulting a "non-verbal" patient.
Robert Poindexter, 45, of 25 Congress Court in Quakertown, was...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has called for the repeal of a local gun law that could open up the city to a costly lawsuit, thanks to a move by the state Legislature.
In the final minutes of the legislative session Monday, lawmakers approved a bill that...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 8:45 PM
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that she hopes to avoid a "violent exchange" with Occupy Baltimore protesters, though she and other city officials declined to say when or if they would forcibly remove the activists.
| Dec 1, 2010
| 7:58 PM
A violent attack on famous boxer Christy Martin by her husband, James, was preceded by her announcement that she was leaving him for a woman, according to Orange County Sheriff's Office records.
On Nov. 23, the day of the attack, James "Jim" Martin...
| Aug 16, 2010
| 5:15 PM
Do you know how the Sox, or any team, decides who is a prospect? Stefan Gartrell hit 23 homers last year, already has 24 this year, and yet he never even gets listed as a prospect. We keep hearing about Jordan Danks and Tyler Flowers, neither of whom...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 5:12 PM
In five years, Melissa T. Benvegno of Allentown sees herself as a juvenile probation officer or even a federal border patrol agent.
Not long ago, those dreams would have been next to impossible for her, given two shoplifting convictions she had in her...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka had just walked into his Whitehall hotel room, where a beautiful young woman lay in his bed.
It wasn't unusual for Snuka, a married man, to spend the night with his girlfriend, Nancy Argentino. But on this night, after the...