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  • Boy tossed by car near Allentown Fair 'improving' at Lehigh Valley Hospital

    The 5-year-old boy seriously injured Tuesday when he was hit by a car as he walked to the Allentown Fair was doing better Wednesday, authorities said. Omesh Shiwcharan of Newark, N.J., was crossing Liberty Street west of 19th Street at 5:45 p.m. when he,...
  • Driver glances at GPS, crashes into Upper Macungie roadside truck, police say

    A South Whitehall driver was hurt Wednesday morning when she looked down at her GPS unit and her car smacked into a parked tractor-trailer on Hamilton Boulevard in Upper Macungie, police said. Krista Fuller, 33, was westbound near the Getz Service Center...
  • Default rates going down for PPL customers

    The price of electricity for PPL Electric Utilities' default customers will drop slightly next month, the Allentown company announced Thursday. The new "price to compare" for residential customers will be 8.814 cents a kilowatt hour, down from the...
  • Will Michael Ballard go ahead with wish to be executed?

    To Northampton County's top prosecutor, mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard is a "mad dog" and a "poster boy" for the death penalty. To Ballard, District Attorney John Morganelli is a "little Napoleon" who has used his crime to score political points....
  • Suit: Bail changes will put bondsmen out of business

    Saying new rules will make it more difficult for them to do business, a group of Allentown bail bondsmen is suing to stop the changes scheduled to go into effect next month. The new Lehigh County Court rules would force bail bondsmen to place one...
  • Reinstated Nazareth police officer claims in lawsuit firing was retaliation for union advocacy

    A Nazareth police officer who said he raised concerns about racial and sexual discrimination toward fellow officers and misconduct in the police department and in borough government claims he was fired in retaliation for his actions. Fred Lahovski, who...
  • Man charged with sexually assaulting girl, 8, in Bethlehem

    A 36-year-old man was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old old girl repeatedly in Bethlehem. Angel Serrano of Allentown was charged with indecent assault, corruption of minors, child endangerment and indecent exposure. He was...
  • Police: Man offers to pay for car ride, then robs victim in Allentown

    A 22-year-old man robbed a woman at gunpoint after she agreed to give him a ride to the mall Tuesday, according to court records. Hasson Deese, of Sharon Hill, Delaware County, arranged to get a ride at 7 p.m. in the 200 block of Railroad Street in...
  • Third man charged in Allentown home-invasion robbery

    A third man has been charged in a home-invasion robbery where a shot was fired last month in Allentown, according to court records. Michael A. Santana, 23, of Reading, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of robbery, burglary and conspiracy in the July 24...
  • Police: Man threw keys at pregnant woman's stomach

    An Allentown man upset with his child's mother threw a set of keys at her stomach, smashed her phone and stole $100 from her, according to court records. Edman L. Velez, 45, of the 1200 block of Union Street, was charged with simple assault, theft,...
  • Investigators move to revoke another electricity supplier's license

    State investigators are continuing their crackdown against electricity suppliers they allege have deceived customers in their quest to cash in on Pennsylvania's deregulated energy market. The latest company on the hot seat is Respond Power of...