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1 hr ago | NJ.com

Allentown man knocked out Bethlehem woman, threatened to kill her, police said

A 32-year-old Allentown man is in Northampton County Prison after he knocked out a Bethlehem woman over the weekend. Bethlehem police said Randall Jones and Vanessa Mendez got into a fight over their relationship early Sunday morning in an apartment on the 1200 block of Woodbine Street.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA

5 hrs ago | NJ.com

Bethlehem raid nabs nearly $7,000 worth of heroin and cocaine, police say

Bethlehem police raided a Dover Lane home and found nearly $7,000 worth of heroin and cocaine, police said. Bethlehem police say they arrested a 32-year-old man, who had nearly $7,000 worth of cocaine and heroin, as he tried to flush evidence down the toilet.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Bethlehem, PA

9 hrs ago | NJ.com

No injuries reported in school bus crash outside Easton elementary school

An empty school bus was involved in a traffic accident outside Cheston Elementary School in South Side Easton this morning. Northampton County officials report there are no injuries this morning in a traffic accident involving a school bus down the block from Cheston Elementary School in Easton .

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Related Topix: Easton, PA

14 hrs ago | NJ.com

Sick-day-payout records aren't released by three Lehigh Valley school districts

When other school districts in Northampton County were asked to provide information about accumulated sick and vacation days for public employees, half refused. The Express-Times asked each district in the county for accumulated sick and vacation days through 2013-14 as part of a Right-to-Know project.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Pennsylvania, Pen Argyl, PA, Nazareth, PA

19 hrs ago | NJ.com

Abduction report initiates five-hour search in Nazareth Borough Park

A massive search of Nazareth Borough Park in connection with a reported abduction was called off after more than five hours. "We responded here over a possible abduction at the park," Nazareth police Chief Thomas Trachta said at 1 a.m. A witness reported the incident, according to the chief.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Pocono Record

Monroe County's redrawn districts change voter landscape

Monroe County is entering the home stretch of what may be its most significant state election in at least a generation. Area voters will - for the first time Nov. 4 - elect a state senator whose district includes a majority of Monroe County residents.

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Related Topix: Monroe County, PA, Mount Pocono, PA, Stroudsburg, PA, East Stroudsburg, PA

NJ.com

Easton fire crews rush to South Side garage fire; close surrounding roads

A fully-engulfed detached garage fire in the 400 block of Belmont Street in Easton forced the closure of surrounding roads, according to emergency radio reports. Northampton County dispatch confirmed that Industrial Drive, Belmont Street, Line Street and Morgan Hill Road were being blocked at 11:30 a.m. in the area of the garage fire to allow firefighters to reach the blaze.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA

NJ.com

Palmer Township man crashes stolen van in Easton's West Ward, police say

Kajuan Dashawn Knox, 22, of Palmer Township arrives Thursday afternoon at Easton police headquarters after his arrest in the West Ward. (Tim Wynkoop A 22-year-old Palmer Township man crashed a stolen minivan Thursday afternoon in Easton 's West Ward, city police Lt.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA

The Morning Call

Bangor teacher's aide who supplied drugs to students gets sharply reduced sentence

Former Bangor teacher's aide Brad Washburn, shown here in a file photo, received a reduced sentence Friday on charges he supplied drugs to students. Former Bangor teacher's aide Brad Washburn, shown here in a file photo, received a reduced sentence Friday on charges he supplied drugs to students.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Bangor, PA, State Prisons, Prison, Bethlehem, PA

The Morning Call

Father accused of letting kid's teeth rot heading to prison over drug test

Kenneth Wanamaker walks to his preliminary hearing Tuesday morning. Wanamaker and Jessica Hoffman are facing criminal charges after authorities say they failed to seek dental care for their 6-year-old daughter's 14 rotted teeth.

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Related Topix: Drug Testing

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Pair of rollover accidents, sinkhole close 78 West in Northampton County

The first, in Lower Saucon Township, happened just before 7:30 p.m. Friday at mile marker 64.4. There were at least two injuries and two cars involved in this accident. The second accident happened at mile marker 66.8 in Bethlehem.

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Related Topix: Bethlehem, PA

NJ.com

Northampton County judge refuses to lessen sentence for Bethlehem Y embezzler

President Judge Stephen Baratta said Theresa Leguillow Flores preyed upon society's destitute and just thinking about how she stole $94,289 made him angry. "The whole thing, it was cruel.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Morning Call

Charges reduced in wild Northampton police chase

Aaron W. Ibrahem, 23, will stand trial for allegedly leading police on a car chase and threatening to shoot officers. Aaron W. Ibrahem, 23, will stand trial for allegedly leading police on a car chase and threatening to shoot officers.

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Related Topix: Northampton, PA, Berks County, PA, Mertztown, PA

NJ.com

Lehigh Township man imprisoned after third bail violation in child endangerment case

A Lehigh Township man charged in a child endangerment case is in Northampton County Prison this morning on a bail violation, and a judge barred his previous bail bond company from working with the county until it pays its debts. Prosecutors requested President Judge Stephen Baratta change Kenneth Wanamaker Jr.'s bail last week after he twice missed appointments for drug tests and failed to enroll in court-ordered treatment.

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NJ.com

Easton man who stalked probation officer needs treatment, not prison, mother says

Rene Oxford watched as a Northampton County judge sentenced her son to state prison for stalking his probation officer, but she still can't understand how a mentally ill man could fall so far afoul of the judicial system. A jury convicted Clinton Oxford on Thursday of stalking, harassing and threatening probation officer Jennifer Dodwell in a series of emails in January.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WFMZ

Police investigating haz-mat incident at bar

Police in Northampton County are investigating after a false-alarm haz-mat situation at a bar. It happened this afternoon at Keystone Pub on Easton Avenue in Bethlehem Township.

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NJ.com

Hearing delayed in National Museum of Industrial History's $5.5 million trust proposal

The National Museum of Industrial History is proposed for this former Bethlehem Steel Corp. electrical shop on South Side Bethlehem. The hearing is now set for Oct. 10 before Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano at the courthouse in Easton, according to the museum board of directors Chairman L. Charles Marcon.

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Pocono Record

Economic experts weigh in on Poconos recession recovery

That was the theme of the inaugural Monroe County Economic Scorecard distributed and discussed at the 2014 Economic Outlook Summit Sept. 5 at East Stroudsburg University's Innovation Center.

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Related Topix: Monroe County, PA, East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA

NJ.com

Easton police raid West Ward rental home, make one arrest

Easton police take Curtis Hann into custody the morning of Sept. 11, 2014, at 1448 Elm St. in the city.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA, Drugs, Roseto, PA

Wed Sep 10, 2014

NJ.com

Easton man accused of stalking his probation officer will take the stand, lawyer says

The trial of an Easton man accused of stalking his Northampton County probation officer will continue Thursday after the prosecution rested its case this afternoon. Defense attorney Tony Rybak said he will call Clinton Oxford to testify about his intent when he sent a series of bizarre emails in January that used increasingly violent language.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

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