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Police & Fire

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.
Reports of Armed Man in Reading Causes School Lockdowns

Reports of Armed Man in Reading Causes School Lockdowns

Reports of a man with a rifle have prompted lockdowns in three Reading schools.
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.
Macungie Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing N.J. Cop Car

Macungie Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing N.J. Cop Car

The man ran over a police officer, who still is recovering from his injuries.
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.
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.
Fatal Accident in Breinigsville Monday Morning

Fatal Accident in Breinigsville Monday Morning

One person was killed in a three-vehicle accident.
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.
Small Fire Reported at Silker Laboratories

Small Fire Reported at Silker Laboratories

Small fire Tuesday night on Hedgewood Drive was accidental, fire marshal rules.
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.
Driver With Suspended License Charged With DUI

Driver With Suspended License Charged With DUI

Allentown man faces DUI charge relating to Jan. 18 traffic stop in Breinigsville.
'Crip' Graffiti Written on Fence, Police Say

'Crip' Graffiti Written on Fence, Police Say

Police seek public's help in finding whoever wrote "crip county" on woman's fence.
Police Seek Witnesses in Two Crashes

Police Seek Witnesses in Two Crashes

Upper Macungie police ask for information in two-vehicle Route 100 crash and hit-and-run on Cobbler Drive.