Archive for category Bethlehem

Here’s what Diana Ross told fans after limo crash in Bethlehem

Diana Ross was hurt in a limousine crash Wednesday, just hours before she performed at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center.

Diana Ross sent out a message to her fans via her Tw…

Should paralysis keep 3-time DUI offender out of prison?

An attorney for Miguelangel Tsiounis, 30, of Bethlehem Township, says the county prison isn’t equipped to care for him.

A Northampton County judge will decide next month whether to grant house arrest for a wheelchair-bound habitual drunken driver.

Miguelangel Tsiounis was on parole for his second drunken driving conviction when he allegedly drove drunk Oct. 23, 2015 in Freemansburg.

The 30-year-old Bethlehem Township man was sentenced to 90 days to five years in prison for the second offense, but spent his sentence on house arrest due to his condition.

Defense attorney James Burke is looking for house arrest again because Northampton County Prison is ill-equipped to care for him due to his paralysis. Tsiounis suffered a spinal injury on Aug. 27, 2005, due to a fall.

“Because of health reasons, we’re asking for house arrest, which I think is more than reasonable,” Burke said Thursday.

14 strange things we found in court papers, testimony

Tsiounis drives with the aid of a hand-operable car.

He pleaded guilty to his third DUI offense Thursday in front of Northampton County Senior Judge Leonard Zito. His sentencing is in May, Burke said.

The Express-Times archives say Tsiounis drove drunk, crashed into a parked snowplow and punched a paramedic in 2009. It’s unclear how the 2009 case was resolved. It’s not listed in an online criminal docket.

His second offense was Jan. 5, 2013, in Bethlehem.

Tsiounis was first charged in 2005 for underage drinking, speeding, driving without a license and drunken driving in Bethlehem Township.

The district attorney’s office agreed to throw out the charges, however, because Tsiounis would lose medical assistance to treat his spinal cord injury if he had charges pending against him. He injured his spine less than two months after he was charged in 2005.

Rudy Miller may be reached at rmiller@lehighvalleylive.com. Follow him on Twitter @RudyMillerLV. Find Easton area news on Facebook.

Allentown sex offender admits he filmed naked 6-year-olds

Glenn T. Evans, 52, of Allentown, was on probation for a prior sex offense when he filmed 6-year-old girls naked.

A convicted sex offender from Allentown admitted Thursday h…

Convicted felon allegedly found with 4 guns during raid

Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole agents said they found a firearm in plain view.

A convicted felon has returned to Northampton County Prison after Bethlehem police raid…

22-year-old sought in 2012 robbery arrested in Puerto Rico

The woman was having a relationship with one of the men charged in the crime, police say.

A 22-year-old former gas station clerk who Bethlehem Township police said was complicit …

Overdose antidote coming to Bethlehem high schools

Bethlehem nurses and school resource officers will soon be trained to administer naloxone in district high schools.

Bethlehem school nurses and city police officers in distr…

Alleged Bethlehem gang shooter facing trial in Allentown case

Elias Ariza is accused of shooting a rival gang member in Bethlehem, then opening fire on a man during an Allentown car chase.

The alleged gunman in a gang-related shooting in Be…

Juvenile charged following Hellertown playground fight

Hellertown police said two boys were fighting when officers arrived at the scene.

A boy has been charged following a fight at the Dimmick Park playground, Hellertown police …

Coroner summoned to multi-vehicle crash in Lehigh County

Rescuers were called to the wreck on Weaversville Road in Hanover Township at 4:32 p.m.

UPDATE: Crash victim identified as 3-year-old girl

Rescuers and the coroner were called t…

High school bands join for regional show (PHOTOS)

The first-ever Northampton County Band Festival is hosted in Easton.

After weeks of preparation, high school musicians from around Northampton County took a final tuneup Sat…