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When Allentown Fairgrounds gave World War I ambulance crews their start

Organizers of the Great Allentown Fair are commemorating 100 years since the grounds became Camp Crane, 1917 to 1919.

A string of success for the Great Allentown Fair hit a…

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…

Woman wheels full grocery cart out of store without paying, cops say

The woman stole nearly $200 worth of items, police said.

A Palmer Township woman loaded up a shopping cart full groceries and then wheeled passed the checkout counters witho…

Heroin laced with fentanyl kills 2 drug counselors, DA says

A suburban Philadelphia offkicial issues a warning to addicts.

Two counselors at a drug treatment facility in suburban Philadelphia died this week from overdoses of heroin l…

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.

Sarah Cassi may be reached at scassi@lehighvalleylive.com. Follow her on Twitter @SarahCassi. Find lehighvalleylive.com on Facebook.

 

Easton Area School Board member resigns 2 months after appointment

Jason Simms lost the primary election so he decided to step aside.

An Easton Area School Board member appointed in March resigned Tuesday.
Jason Simms only lasted two months…

Easton Area School Board authorizes $120M in debt

The school board approved a borrowing plan, the 2017-18 budget and the Easton Area Public Library budget

The Easton Area School Board authorized administrators Tuesday to bo…

N.J. man returns to Florida to face charges in fatal hit-and-run

The Blairstown-area resident is accused of killing a homeless man in the crash.

A New Jersey man has returned to Florida to face charges for a homeless man’s death in a…

School district ordered to hand over video of teacher slamming down student on bus

The state Office of Open Records ordered the Easton Area School District to hand over a surveillance video to lehighvalleylive.com.

The Easton Area School District was orde…

Easton’s mayor ‘learned to be a leader’ from the late Pat Vulcano Jr.

Former Easton City Councilman Pat Vulcano Jr. died Tuesday at age 69.

He needed to stand on a soapbox to reach the counter at his father’s store.
But when it came to heart or dr…