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Needed rain in Lehigh Valley forecast could cause some flooding

The forecast rain could come close to covering the area’s rainfall deficit for October.

Know this woman? Purse theft from Hobby Lobby break room probed

Investigators released surveillance photos in the hopes someone would recognize the alleged perpetrator.

Colonial Regional police asked Monday for help in identifying a woman ac…

‘Gun just went off,’ suspect tells cops after allegedly killing stepson

The men were drinking, then arguing, then fighting in a trailer before the shooting, police say.

Dennis Long, 52, his wife Lori, and his stepson Ryan Boomer, 26, were drinking Sa…

WATCH: This Lehigh Valley city is a pioneer in police body cameras

Allentown is Pennsylvania’s largest city to outfit every patrol officer with body-worn cameras, a tool but no cure-all.

Bicyclist hit by LANTA bus in Bethlehem Twp. remains hospitalized

Saturday’s crash shut down Easton Avenue between Hecktown and Santee roads while police investigated

A male bicyclist remains hospitalized after being struck by a LANTA bus Saturday morning on Easton Avenue in Bethlehem Township.

Police Sgt. Daryl LaPointe said the bicyclist underwent surgery Saturday for injuries suffered in the crash, but a condition was not immediately available Sunday. The accident occurred just before 11 a.m. west of Hecktown Road, in front of Colonial Apartments.

One of several riders on the bus was also taken by ambulance for treatment, with a cervical collar around his neck. The bicycle, equipped with a battery-powered motor, lay under the front of the bus, and the bus windshield was smashed.

Argument leads to deadly shooting in the Slate Belt, DA says

LaPointe said Sunday an investigation determined the bicyclist was at fault in the accident and there was no fault of the LANTA bus driver. The bicyclist veered in front of the bus, he said.

The crash closed Easton Avenue between Hecktown and Santee roads while police investigated. Firefighters with the Nancy Run Fire Co. cleaned up blood on the road. The collision also sent bits of glass into the interior of the bus, said passenger Tajon Ortiz.

The Route 220 bus was headed west from Easton into Bethlehem en route to Allentown.

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Neighbors stunned in shooting death by family member in Slate Belt

A 52-year-old man is accused of shooting a 26-year-old male family member in an argument, authorities said.

Neighbors in a Slate Belt rural community where police say a man …

Argument leads to deadly shooting in the Slate Belt, DA says

The pair were arguing over “family issues,” said Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli.


UPDATE: Neighbors stunned in shooting death by family member in Slate Belt

Lower Mount Bethel Township man is accused of shooting and killing a male family member following a heated argument Saturday evening at his Slate Belt home.

Dennis Maurice Long, 52, of 10124A Upper Little Creek Road in Lower Mount Bethel Township, is being charged in the killing.

Pennsylvania State Police in Belfast said the argument occurred sometime around 10 p.m. Saturday between Long and Ryan Craig Boomer, 26, no address provided, at Long’s home. When troopers arrived, they found Boomer dead as the result of a gunshot wound to the upper torso. Long was outside and arrested without incident.

Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek pronounced Boomer dead at the scene.

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said Sunday Long and Boomer were family members, but he wasn’t sure exactly how they were related. The argument was about “family issues,” Morganelli said.

Long has been charged with a single count of homicide. He was arraigned before District Judge Nancy Matos-Gonzalez without bail. Long was then sent to Northampton County Prison.

Morganelli said he at this time no other charges are being filed in the case.

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Man accused of stealing car, trees from Lehigh County property

State police said the man then sold the trees to a logging company.

A Delaware County man is accused of stealing a vehicle and several trees on a Lehigh County property before se…

Thousands take part in Runner’s World Half Marathon (PHOTOS)

An estimated 2,200 people participated in Sunday’s race alone.

The Runner’s World Half Marathon & Festival wrapped up Sunday with the half marathon, which started at First Street and Founders Way and ended at ArtsQuest at the SteelStacks campus in Bethlehem.

The half marathon annually serves as the second version of the festival. The festival’s 5K and 10K races, as well as a one-mile dog run and children’s race, all were Saturday. A Health & Fitness Expo and seminar about beginner trail running was offered Friday.

The 13.1-mile course Sunday wound through Bethlehem’s historic neighborhoods — running past some of the town’s original 1741 settlements, Lehigh University and Moravian College campuses, and the former Bethlehem Steel Complex.

An estimated 2,200 runners participated in Sunday’s race alone. Scroll the top of this post for scenes from the half marathon.

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Easton Area administrators say new turf is worth $1.2M

The Easton Area School Board will vote Tuesday on whether to move ahead with plans for new artificial turf.

Artificial turf isn’t cheap. But it takes a beating and bounces back w…