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Monday | via NJ.com
An Allentown man is facing assault charges after police say he held his girlfriend down inside a closet and threatened to to have Latin King gang members come after her. Jose Miguel Quinones-Luna, 32, of the 800 block of Chew Street, allegedly began arguing with his girlfriend over their relationship at a home in the 600 block of Atlantic Street in Bethlehem. Comment?
Saturday Nov 21 | via WFMZ
Pennsylvania prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing seven people in two states over a seven-week period this summer. Twenty-three-year-old Todd West of Elizabeth, New Jersey, is charged in Lehigh County with homicide and robbery counts in connection with the July 5 shooting deaths of a man in Easton and a man and a woman in nearby Allentown. Comment?
Friday Nov 20 | via Erie Times News
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Thursday Nov 19 | via NJ.com
Issac Pearson, 34, was in court Thursday for his preliminary hearing on charges of human trafficking, promoting prostitution and illegal use of a cellphone. In February, Allentown police set up a sting at the Royale Motel, 1117 N. Irving St., after viewing ads on backpage.com. Comment?
Thursday Nov 19 | via PennLive.com
A 16-year-old student in Allentown, Pa., allegedly pushed a 51-year-old female teacher down the bleachers amid a Nov. 6 high school pep rally for the football team. The teacher, pictured here, tumbled two-thirds of the way down the bleachers, then attempted to confiscate the student's ID, but the girl resisted. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 18 | via WZZO
After yet another incident involving Allentown school students and the city's police department, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin is left shaking his head. "I don't know what's gotten into these kids, frankly," Martin says. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 17 | via CBS Local
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Tuesday Nov 17 | via O-R Online
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Monday Nov 16 | via NJ.com
A 16-year-old Dieruff High School student accused of shoving and punching a teacher on the high school bleachers was released on house arrest Monday while she awaits an adjudication hearing in her case. The Allentown School District and city police continue to investigate the incident that happened at the end of a pep rally at Dieruff High School last week. Comment?
Sunday Nov 15 | via WFMZ
Authorities say a man fleeing from police in Allentown pointed a gun at an officer and pulled the trigger in the midst of a foot pursuit. Police say the incident began around 2:40 a.m. Sunday at the Pace Mart in the 600 block of North 7th Street. Comment?
Friday Nov 13 | via WFMZ
Allentown police responded to the area of North Eighth and Oak streets about 10:48 p.m. Thursday for reports of a fight and an assault. Officers found 35-year-old Roberto Pancheco suffering from four stab wounds to the torso and head. Comment?
Thursday Nov 12 | via NJ.com
Jeffrey Leidy, of the 2400 block of Allenbrook Drive in Allentown, was arrested Wednesday and charged with robbery, theft, receiving stolen property and simple assault. Liberty Bell Beverage Sunday evening was robbed of undetermined amount of cash, city police say. Comment?
Thursday Nov 12 | via WFMZ-TV Allentown
Allentown police have arrested a 58-year-old city man in connection with a weekend armed robbery of Liberty Bell Beverage. Authorities arrested Jeffery J. Leidy Wednesday on robbery and related charges for allegedly robbing Liberty Bell Beverage about 4 p.m. Sunday. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 10 | via WFMZ
One charge has been dropped against 57-year-old James Edward Reilley of Lower Saucon Township, but he will stand trial on the rest. A 57-year-old Northampton County man was arrested for choking another male in a Hellertown bar on Sept. Comment?
Sunday Nov 8 | via WFMZ
It's time now to take a look back at the stories making headlines this week in the 69 News "Week in Review." Monday: Berks County District Attorney John Adams said a pair of market employees were justified in shooting and killing two masked men during a robbery in Reading last weekend. Comment?
Thursday Nov 5 | via NJ.com
Franklyn Palmer Hutchison IV, 22, of the 200 block of Spring Street, allegedly allowed the deceased body of Brianne Miller, 21, decompose in his bedroom from July 8 to July 10 before calling 911. He is charged with abuse of a corpse, false reports to law enforcement and possession of drug paraphernalia. Comment?
Thursday Nov 5 | via WFMJ-TV Youngstown
A number of fights broke out throughout the school day at an eastern Pennsylvania middle school, prompting a visit by police and leading to two arrests. Thursday's violence at Allentown's Trexler Middle School came a week after four officers were hurt during a brawl involving dozens of students at nearby William Allen High School. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 3 | via NJ.com
An alleged pimp is now accused of forcing three women to prostitute themselves in Allentown , and sexually assaulting one of them. Issac Pearson, 34, is charged with human trafficking, promoting prostitution and illegal use of a cellphone. 1 comment
Monday Nov 2 | via NBC29
Houston's mayor says the fight is not over in the wake of a defeat by voters of an ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people. Comment?
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