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The latest on local crime and public safety.
Manhunt Underway After Pa. State Trooper Killed in Ambush

Manhunt Underway After Pa. State Trooper Killed in Ambush

A second Pennsylvania State Trooper was wounded in the shooting late Friday night.
Son Of Slain Former Lehigh Valley Resident Returned To Family

Son Of Slain Former Lehigh Valley Resident Returned To Family

The boy’s father, 28-year-old Adam Matos, appeared in court Sunday after he was identified as the suspect in the murders.
Former Lehigh Valley Resident, Victim In Quadruple Homicide Was Suspect's Ex-Girlfriend

Former Lehigh Valley Resident, Victim In Quadruple Homicide Was Suspect's Ex-Girlfriend

Megan Brown was Adam Matos’s ex-girlfriend and the mother of his 4-year-old son, with whom he attempted to flee.
Bodies Found In Florida Roadside Ditch Were Former Lehigh Valley Residents

Bodies Found In Florida Roadside Ditch Were Former Lehigh Valley Residents

Pasco County sheriff’s deputies checking on the family had noticed a bad odor in the area Thursday and found the bodies.
State Police: 686 Crashes in Pa. Over Holiday Weekend

State Police: 686 Crashes in Pa. Over Holiday Weekend

Thirteen people were killed and 211 injured, police said.
Bill Would Require Make, Model and Year of Vehicle on Registration

Bill Would Require Make, Model and Year of Vehicle on Registration

The legislation was suggested by an Easton police officer.
Suburban Philly Drug Ring Linked to Lafayette College

Suburban Philly Drug Ring Linked to Lafayette College

The sub-dealers, including two Lafayette College students, were to meet the quota of selling 1 pound of marijuana per week, authorities said.
Allentown Man Admits Role in Interstate Prostitution Ring

Allentown Man Admits Role in Interstate Prostitution Ring

Francisco Torrellas agreed to a 10-year sentence as part of the plea deal.
Allentown Man Charged with Running Prostitution Ring from Jail

Allentown Man Charged with Running Prostitution Ring from Jail

Proceeds were deposited into his commissary account at the correctional facility, the indictment alleges.
Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest in 18-Year-Old Murder Case

Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest in 18-Year-Old Murder Case

Joslyn Bailey was wanted for murder in Massachusetts.
NJ Police Seek Help in Identfying Remains Found in Camden in December

NJ Police Seek Help in Identfying Remains Found in Camden in December

The man's body was found off I-676 near Morgan Boulevard.
Tainted Heroin Blamed for Rise in Overdose Deaths in Pa.

Tainted Heroin Blamed for Rise in Overdose Deaths in Pa.

At least 22 people have died in the past two weeks.
'Suspicious' Powder Delivered to MetLife-Area Hotels Likely Cornstarch

'Suspicious' Powder Delivered to MetLife-Area Hotels Likely Cornstarch

New Jersey State Police issued a warning Friday afternoon that they are investigating 'several' locations that received suspicious letters and substances.
Cops: N.J. Man Wrecks Car in Naked Pa. Crash

Cops: N.J. Man Wrecks Car in Naked Pa. Crash

Vincent Wade wrecked his car at a Crown Fried Chicken down in Philadelphia.
Grand Jury to Probe Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka's Girlfriend's Death

Grand Jury to Probe Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka's Girlfriend's Death

A Lehigh County grand jury will investigate the 1983 death of Nancy L. Argentino in Whitehall.
Pa. Ranks Fourth in Black Homicide Victims

Pa. Ranks Fourth in Black Homicide Victims

A new study from the Violence Policy Center found that blacks are killed at disproportionately high rates in Pennsylvania.
OMG PD: Man Uses Feces to Apologize

OMG PD: Man Uses Feces to Apologize

Check out these unusual police stories from around eastern Pennsylvania.
Pa. Woman Gives Birth on a Sled

Pa. Woman Gives Birth on a Sled

A Roxborough woman gives birth to her baby girl on her front lawn, on a sled early Tuesday morning.
OMG PD: Alleged 'Swiss Cheese Pervert' Arrested

OMG PD: Alleged 'Swiss Cheese Pervert' Arrested

Check out these unusual police stories from around eastern Pennsylvania.
Reward Offered for Information on Rt. 22 Hit-and-Run Death

Reward Offered for Information on Rt. 22 Hit-and-Run Death

Lehigh Valley Crime Stoppers offering up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of driver who killed Rt. 22 pedestrian.