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35 min ago | NJ.com

'I'm going to jail aren't I?' Nazareth man allegedly says...

Jessica Drake was on the phone with 911, her boyfriend bleeding from multiple stab wounds and his face draining of color, when she said she first laid eyes on the alleged assailant. Hess' preliminary hearing before District Judge Robert Hawke took place Wednesdsay afternoon in the county courthouse in Easton.

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3 hrs ago | Pocono Record

Poconos on edge as accused gunman Eric Frein remains on the loose -

Schools are closed, parents are afraid and residents of the Poconos are jittery on Day 5 of the manhunt for the man who allegedly shot and killed a state trooper and wounded another. Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, is accused of ambushing troopers late Friday night at the Blooming Grove station, killing Cpl.

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Related Topix: Canadensis, PA, Trooper, PA, East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA

13 hrs ago | NJ.com

FreshPet files for IPO valued at up to $100M

FreshPet employee Jonathan Laboy hands out free food samples to attendees during a opening ceremony last October for their manufacturing facility in Hanover Township, Northampton County. (Express-Times File Photo The company, which manufactures its products outside Bethlehem , didn't say when it plans to go public or how many shares it plans to sell.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

NJ.com

Preventative maintenance program nearly in place in Northampton County

Northampton County officials will begin a new preventative maintenance program at the Human Services Building in Bethlehem Township. (Express-Times Photo After years of watching maintenance shortfalls turn into long-term expenses, Northampton County officials plan on introducing software that will track the upkeep of government facilities.

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Pocono Record

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

A former Bangor teacher's aide who supplied drugs to students got back more than six years of his life Friday at resentencing. Brad Washburn will serve 32 to 64 months in state prison for a 2012 parole violation in which he was caught using heroin - a steep drop from Northampton County Senior Judge Leonard Zito's previous nine- to 18-year sentence, which was thrown out by an appellate court as "manifestly unreasonable."

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

WFMZ

Police search for iPhone robbery suspect

Police in Bethlehem are looking for a person who stole 10 Apple iPhones from people who were selling the phones on Craigslist. Four people, two sellers and two buyers, agreed to meet at the Sands Casino parking lot, a well lit area, police said.

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Related Topix: Craigslist., iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Bethlehem, PA

WFMZ

Grand jury testimony helps solve 2011 homicide in Easton

According to grand jury testimony, Beth Marsteller, while an inmate in the Northampton County Prison, confessed to strangling George Humbert. She admitted the incident started with a fight over drugs.

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NJ.com

Bethlehem man accused of trying to shoot woman pleads guilty to firearm charge

A Bethlehem man pleaded guilty to a firearms charge related to a May 17 incident where prosecutors said he tried to shoot a woman. A Bethlehem man accused of attacking a woman and then trying to shoot her in Allentown pleaded guilty to a firearm charge Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA

NJ.com

Search of minivan turns up fraudulent checks, credit, debit cards, police say

A Bethlehem woman is accused of opening several fraudulent bank accounts at TD Bank branches across the region, court records say. Felipa Betzaida Giles, 24, of the 400 block of Pawnee Street, was arraigned Saturday on charges of identity theft, access device fraud and criminal attempt to commit theft by deception.

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Related Topix: Bethlehem, PA, Social Security, Personal Finance

NJ.com

Wilson Borough man surrenders to Easton police on robbery, theft charges

D'Angelo Markqui Hyland, 18, of the 2000 block of Freemansburg Avenue, was advised his photo was in the news so he turned himself in at 8 o'clock, police said early this morning in a news release. Hyland was arraigned before District Judge Jacqueline Taschner on charges of robbery, theft and terroristic threats and sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of 10 percent of $50,000 bail, police said.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA

The Morning Call

Elective surgery on Saturdays coming to Coordinated Health

"Surgery Saturdays" may not be your idea of an ideal day-off activity, but it's what Coordinated Health will be offering starting later this month. "Today, consumers expect greater simplicity and accessibility in every aspect of their lives," said Coordinated Health CEO Emil DiIorio in a news release.

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WFMZ

Police: Report of child abduction in Nazareth unfounded

A massive search for a child unfolded in Nazareth, Northampton County, on Sunday, but it was it all for nothing? Not only was nothing found, but police said there was no report of a small child missing in the area. Now, police are wondering if it was just a hoax.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

NJ.com

Bethlehem Township officer named Northampton County officer of the year

The annual Nathan Ogden Award is usually given to an officer who has had a distinguished career or one with a recent standout case, Bethlehem Township Chief Daniel Pancoast said. Recipient Sgt.

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WFMZ

Training for violence against first responders

Radio calls released this weekend seemed to indicate first responders who responded to the scene of a deadly police ambush in the Poconos had also been attacked. At a press conference Monday, State Police said that wasn't true.

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Related Topix: Fire, Pike County, PA, Trooper, PA, Easton, PA

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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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

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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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

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

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