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  • Term limits essential for effective government

    Our state legislators are frozen and are unable to act on major issues. They fear that taking a position will antagonize and thereby alienate the voter. This is not the way one wins elections and maintains a career in government. After all, an $80,000-a-...
  • Cellmate: Ex-prison doc talked about shooting judge

    PHILADELPHIA — The long, strange story of Dr. Erik von Kiel took a sinister turn Tuesday as his cellmate testified about the former Lehigh County Jail doctor's jailhouse talk of intimidating witnesses and assassinating a federal judge. Von Kiel,...
  • Treatment Trends gets nod from Allentown zoning board

    People recovering from drug addiction have another place to turn in Allentown. On Monday, the Allentown Zoning Hearing Board approved by unanimous vote the repurposing of the former Allentown Veterans Sanctuary into a halfway house. The house will be...
  • Congressmen Paul Ryan, Charlie Dent raise money in Allentown for House Republicans

    Paul Ryan, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, and Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent appeared Tuesday in Allentown to raise money for fellow U.S. House Republicans. Dent, R-15th District, hosted the National Republican Congressional Committee...
  • Coroner identifies two killed in train accident as landscaping employees

    Hoping to avoid the dangers of walking along busy Chestnut Street, two young men working at an Emmaus landscaping business probably thought they were taking the "safer" shortcut from their job site to the bus that would take them home to Allentown,...
  • Man faces charges in second Allentown burglary

    A 47-year-old man arrested last week after he allegedly burglarized a home in Allentown was charged Monday in a second city burglary, according to court records. Purnell M. Hatcher of Allentown was charged with a June 17 burglary of an apartment in the...
  • Man charged with forcing woman into prostitution from Allentown home

    A 26-year-old man forced a woman into prostitution, sending her on sex dates from a home in Allentown, according to court records. Aaron Flowers, with no current address, set up a backpage.com listing that showed a woman in provocative poses and offering...
  • Police: On trip to hospital, man threatens to knock out officers, paramedics

    A 20-year-old man struggled with Allentown police early Sunday and threatened paramedics and an officer taking him to a hospital, according to court records. Eric J. Smith of Allentown told paramedics and an Allentown police officer he is a boxer and "I'...
  • Allentown man with fake $100 bills is stripped of knife after threat, police say

    An Allentown salvage yard worker took a knife away from a customer who threatened to cut him Monday morning for refusing to accept the customer's fake $100 bill for merchandise, police said. Victor Gonzales, 54, of Allentown at 9:30 a.m. threatened to...
  • Allentown man pulled dead from pond after jumping from swing rope into water

    Allentown man pulled dead from pond after jumping from swing rope into water
    A swimmer jumped into a pond next to the South Mountain Reservoir on Tuesday afternoon and disappeared, and despite rescuers' attempts to save him, he was found dead. The Lehigh County coroner's office was called to the scene at South 10th Street and...
  • Upper Saucon police: Woman kidnapped her estranged girlfriend from shower

    Three days after a woman went missing during a daytime home-invasion robbery at a posh Upper Saucon condo that left police seeking a motive, investigators now believe they have one: The woman's jilted girlfriend kidnapped her to get her back. Police...