Archive for category Allentown

Allentown mayor: City council needs term limits, too

Ed Pawlowski said in a news release that city council and the controller should also be considered for term limits.

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski. (lehighvalleylive.com file photo…

Volunteer army will deploy on United Way’s 25th Day of Caring

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley will enlist about 1,000 volunteers on Wednesday, June 21.

The Lehigh Valley’s nonprofit agencies are about to get a boost.
From 8:30 a.m….

Cops: Man repeatedly harasses officers in obscene, threatening calls

The caller identified himself by his first name, police said.

A man who reportedly said he dislikes cops got a visit from a few Allentown police officers after allegedly making a…

Man, 44, admits raping boy, Allentown police say

Police were called Saturday night for a reported sexual assault.

A 44-year-old man is accused of raping a 13-year-old boy in Allentown.
Allentown police said they were called Sat…

Airbnb battle brewing in Bethlehem Historic District (PHOTOS)

Airbnb, the popular house and room rental service, is raising questions for Lehigh Valley city leaders.

After 30 combined years living in Bethlehem’s Historic District, Jay Brew …

Dieruff High School graduation 2017 (PHOTOS)

Students of Dieruff High School celebrated their commencement at the PPL Center in Allentown.

Dieruff High School held its commencement Friday night at the PPL Center in All…

More guilty pleas in planned armed invasion of judge’s home

A man serving time for third-degree murder will spend more time behind bars for helping with the plan.

A man serving what he called a fair sentence in a murder case was close to …

LV brewers team up with local Habitat chapter

The House That Beer Built fundraiser is a coupon book that is redeemable at several area breweries.

Habitat of the Lehigh Valley has partnered with Lehigh Valley Brewers Guild f…

$14K worth of meth gets Allentown man state prison

Police also found heroin and a handgun in the man’s Allentown home.

A man who had $14,000 worth of methamphetamine in his Allentown home is headed to state prison.

Reuben Smith, 48, pleaded guilty on Monday in Lehigh County Court to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He was sentenced to 30 months to five years in state prison as part of the plea deal.

Smith had been free since January, when his $250,000 bail was made unsecured bail.

MORE: Slate Belt woman accused of having meth at gas station

Smith was arrested Aug. 12 following a traffic stop where Allentown police said they found 12 bags of heroin in Smith’s pants pocket.

Officers then raided Smith’s apartment in the 200 block of South 14th Street, and police said they found:

    • About 185 grams of meth with an estimated street value of more than $14,000
    • 70 bags of heroin with an estimated street value of more than $700
    • A Lorcin .380 caliber handgun
    • Packaging material

Smith was charged with two counts each of possession with intent to deliver and possession of a controlled substance, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.  The other charges were withdrawn as part of Smith’s guilty plea.

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Driver with 4 pending DUI cases gets 5th case this weekend

The Whitehall Township man allegedly drove drunk in January, February, April and May, police said.

A man with four DUI cases is back in jail after a fifth incident this past week…