New trial sought for teen convicted in mother’s slaying

U.S. 05/14/19, 18:08

Attorneys for a teenager convicted in the murder of her mother in eastern Pennsylvania four years ago are seeking a new trial, calling the outcome of her case "shocking."Now-18-year-old Jamie Silvonek was sentenced to 35 years to life after pleading guilty in the Lehigh County killing of 54-year-old Cheryl Silvonek ...

11 lucky ducks rescued after falling through sewer

U.S. 05/07/19, 13:49

Nearly a dozen lucky ducks have been rescued by eastern Pennsylvania firefighters after falling through a sewer grate and out of sight of their distressed mother.Emergency workers were called Tuesday morning to a street in Catasauqua, an Allentown suburb. A neighbor had witnessed 11 of 12 baby ducks drop into ...

A baseball branding bonanza, and 2 guys helping it happen

Baseball 04/22/19, 01:06

On a spring evening in eastern Pennsylvania, upon a bluff overlooking the Lehigh Valley, a carnival of baseball and pork products is at hand.From loudspeakers, swine-like sounds reverberate. Vendors roam the stands in clothing festooned with outsized strips of bacon. And yes, there is also a baseball game going on ...

TSA agents find non-working grenade launcher in luggage

U.S. 03/05/19, 14:26

A Florida man's plans to bring a military rocket-propelled grenade launcher back home were shot down after security screeners at a Pennsylvania airport spotted the non-functioning weapon in his checked bag.The Transportation and Security Administration says the unassembled parts of the launcher and a replica grenade were found on Monday ...

Ex-mayor convicted of selling office faces sentencing

U.S. 10/23/18, 01:22

The former mayor of Allentown, Pennsylvania, faces sentencing on federal corruption charges.Ed Pawlowski is due in court Tuesday.The 53-year-old Democrat was convicted in March on dozens of charges that he traded city contracts for campaign cash. Prosecutors say Pawlowski strong-armed city vendors to contribute to his failed campaigns for governor ...

Woman pleads to texting while driving in fatal crash

U.S. 10/22/18, 23:16

A woman has acknowledged texting while driving before her vehicle struck and killed a woman crossing an eastern Pennsylvania street almost two years ago. Seneca Harley, who turns 23 Wednesday, was scheduled for trial in Lehigh County Court but entered guilty pleas Monday to vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and prohibited text-based ...

Dozens of rescued beagles begin finding new homes

U.S. 10/19/18, 09:32

Dozens of beagles rescued from a home in rural Pennsylvania are finding new owners and new homes. The Lehigh County Humane Society started accepting adoption applications Thursday after receiving thousands of inquiries. The dogs were rescued this month from a home outside Allentown where a woman had been breeding them without a ...

65 rescued beagles should be ready for adoption soon

U.S. 10/15/18, 12:08

The tale of 65 beagles rescued from a hoarding situation in Pennsylvania led to an outpouring of donations for an overwhelmed shelter housing the dogs. Mary Shafer, the Lehigh County Humane Society's executive director, says they've run out of room to store any more food, but monetary donations are still needed. She ...

Authorities: Man sent letters before car blast that killed 3

U.S. 10/04/18, 05:35

Investigators are expected to reveal the cause of a car explosion in Allentown, Pennsylvania, that killed three people, including a father and his toddler son.Officials with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are holding a news conference Thursday with prosecutors and Allentown police. They're expected to discuss ...

Tips sought from public after car explosion that left 3 dead

Pennsylvania 10/01/18, 01:06

Autopsies are planned Monday on the bodies of three people found dead after a car explosion on a downtown street in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in what authorities called a "criminal incident" being probed by federal, state and local authorities.Stephanie Connelly of Allentown, Pa., describes the details of being near the explosion ...

Officials confirm 3 dead in Pa. car explosion

U.S. 09/30/18, 22:02

Officials say three males were found dead after Saturday nights blast in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said he'll wait to release the names after their identities are confirmed and their families notified. (Sept. 30)Source: The Associated Press

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