Woman stopped after alleged electronic stealing spree at Target

The New Jersey woman also had heroin and drug paraphernalia, police said.

A New Jersey man and woman were both arrested after she allegedly stole $849 worth of electronics from a…

Deer Hunters Relieved Over Semi-Automatic Weapons Law Change

STROUDSBURG — Rifle deer hunting season ended in December, but talks about the sport are being brought back up. On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Game Commission made a last-minute change and decided not to legalize semi-automatic rifles for hunting big game like deer, black bear, elk, and turkey. HIGHLIGHTS FROM TODAY’S COMMISSIONERS MEETING including semiautomatic rifles for small game and furbearers https://t.co/LAmJLrRuzZ — PA Game Commission (@PAGameComm) March 28, 2017 The change is a relief to some hunters like Alex Sotak […]

Expansion Coming to Pocono Mountain Municipal Airport

COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — An airport in the Poconos will undergo major changes this year. Pocono Mountain Municipal Airport in Coolbaugh Township hopes to start a $4 million expansion project this summer. New hangars and a new terminal are just some of the changes to come to Pocono Mountain Municipal Airport. The hope is that the extra space will not only create more room for those who already park their planes there, but also welcome more members to the Poconos. If […]

Crews Working to Take Down Collapsing Building

POTTSVILLE — After a building partially collapsed on Monday, crews have been working to safely demolish half of it. Families that lived on the good side of the building are waiting to find out when they can return home. Crews have been working since early Tuesday afternoon trying to find the best way to take part of the building down. It’s a bit of a delicate process because crews don’t want the building to fall in the street, and they […]

Finding Robert Baron: Family Makes Appeal for Information

OLD FORGE — A family from Lackawanna County is desperate for information about their father’s disappearance. Two months have now passed since Robert Baron vanished from the family’s pizza restaurant in Old Forge. Ghigiarelli’s Pizza on Main Street in Old Forge has remained closed since Baron was reported missing on January 26. Now, two months later, his wife, son, and two daughters say they still have very little information about what happened to Robert. A family missing the center around […]

Man accused of threatening girlfriend at gunpoint free on bail

The victim told investigators she was “scared for her life,” police said.

An Allentown man who allegedly brandished a handgun at his girlfriend’s workplace, repeatedly punched her, followed her and threatened to kill her is free on bail.

Charged is Miguel Angel Cruz, 33, of the 800 block of North Lacrosse Street.

Bethlehem police at 5:46 p.m. Dec. 9 were called to the Zulily warehouse, 1260 Woodbine St., for a report of a woman being attacked by her boyfriend. The victim, a warehouse employee, told police she was sitting in her car in the parking lot when Cruz approached her.

Cruz was holding an automatic handgun in one hand and began punching the victim numerous times with the other hand, according to police.

Cruz allegedly told the victim he was going to follow her and “shoot her.” He began following her as she drove off, but left when the victim told Cruz she was calling for help, police said.

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The victim told investigators she was “scared for her life” and the incident wasn’t the first time Cruz brandished a gun and assaulted her, police said.

Cruz is charged with carrying a concealed firearm without a license, making terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment. He was arraigned before District Judge Joseph Barner, who set bail at 10 percent of $10,000.

Court records indicate Cruz posted bail.

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Healthwatch 16: Pregnancy and your Heart

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N.J. lawmaker ends her GOP primary challenge to former ally

Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus is ending her challenge to Sen. Steve Oroho.

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See what you’ll be able to hunt with semiautomatic rifles in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners rejected semiautomatic rifles for hunting big game.

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Surveillance video helps nab 2016 bank robber, DA says

The bandit got away with $9,535 from the Lehigh Valley bank branch, prosecutors said.

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