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How a state gambling expansion may boost the Banana Factory

The state Senate sent an amended bill back to the House that includes a big grant for ArtsQuest.

The renovation of ArtsQuest’s Banana Factory in South Bethlehem may get a $5…

Alleged cop biter to officer: ‘Yeah, I bit you!’

The woman reportedly told an officer, ‘You’re not arresting me’ before she was, in fact, arrested.

A woman allegedly scuffled with Bethlehem police officers trying to arrest her, eventually biting one officer on the leg.

After the biting, Lindsay Mantz said, “Yeah, I bit you,” and spit in the officer’s face, police said.

The 31-year-old Mantz, of the 300 block of Penn Street in Allentown, is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. She was sent to Lehigh County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

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Bethlehem police said officers dealt with Mantz earlier on Tuesday night, and were called again at 9:45 p.m. for a report of Mantz and a man fighting.

Mantz was walking near Liberty Street and Eighth Avenue, and was yelling and cursing, including multiple times at an officer, police said.

Earlier in the evening, Mantz had a dispute with her father and was supposed to be walking to her home in Allentown, according to police. Instead, Mantz tried going back to her father’s residence.

Mantz repeatedly refused to follow an officer’s commands and, when he went to arrest her for disorderly conduct, reportedly said, “You’re not arresting me.”

It took two officers to handcuff Mantz, and during the scuffle she bit officer Paul Ramsden in the thigh, police said.

It took three officers to get her into a police cruiser, police said.

The bite broke Ramsden’s skin and left a bruise, police said. The officer sought treatment at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill.

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Vehicle flips on Route 22, shuts westbound lanes in Pa.

One injury was reported.

A rollover crash about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday shut both lanes on Route 22 West in Hanover Township, Northampton County.
One injury was reported, according to…

‘I was unaware of this entire situation,’ owner says of illegal dumping

A truck owned by a property maintenance company was found on surveillance video illegally dumping, police said.

The owner of a sealing and property maintenance company said he ha…

Cool Spaces: Traditional meets contemporary in Bethlehem

An East Market Street with a bit of old and a bit of new is one of many stops on Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites 2017 Rooms to a View House Tour.

A few steps inside Johanna…

Elderly man falls victim to scammer posing as utility worker

The scammer stole $2,100 from the homeowner in the scheme, police said.

An elderly man was scammed earlier this month when a man approached his front door offering a phony identi…

Easton Area High School prom 2017 (PHOTOS)

The Easton Area High School prom was held Saturday night at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

Easton Area High School students celebrated their prom Saturday night at SteelStac…

Nazareth Area High School prom 2017 (PHOTOS)

Students of Nazareth Area High School celebrated their prom Friday night at the Palace Center in Allentown.

Nazareth Area High School students celebrated their prom Friday n…

Moravian Academy prom 2017 (PHOTOS)

Moravian Academy students celebrated their prom Friday night at Hotel Bethlehem.

Moravian Academy students celebrated their prom Friday night at Hotel Bethlehem.
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Housenick Park mansion break-in try causes $1K-plus in damage, cops say

A 21-year-old from Bethlehem is charged with trespass and criminal mischief in the incident.

Michael P. Ohm (Courtesy photo | For 
A Bethlehem man wa…