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Mack Trucks commits to Lehigh Valley with $70M investment

The Lower Macungie plant being modernized is where all its trucks are built for the North American market and export.

Mack Trucks announced Friday plans to invest $70 millio…

Man points handgun during road rage incident, police say

Police say one driver struck another, and a passenger pulled a gun.

Two men have been charged after a road rage incident earlier this month that involved a gun being drawn,&nbsp…

Gunman stuck with guilty plea, 16-year minimum sentence

Evan Castellanos sought to withdraw plea to shooting a man in Bethlehem.

An Upper Macungie Township man who admitted last month to shooting a man through the chest in Bethlehem …

2 of 5 victims from fiery Route 222 crash identified

Both of the women were from Allentown, the coroner said.

The Lehigh County coroner has identified two of the five people killed in a fiery wrong-way crash on Route 222 on We…

Minimum 16-year jail term awaits gunman in Bethlehem shooting

Evan Castellanos’ guilty plea to attempted homicide comes with a sentencing agreement for 16 to 35 years in prison.

An Upper Macungie Township man admitted Friday he attempted to kill a Bethlehem man, shooting him through the chest.

Evan Castellanos, 19, pleaded guilty Friday to attempted homicide, according to Northampton County Assistant District Attorney Kelly Lewis.

The plea bargain includes an agreed-to sentence of 16 to 35 years in state prison. Sentencing is scheduled for March 4 in front of Judge Stephen Baratta.

Upper Macungie man returns to Lehigh Valley to face attempted homicide charge, records indicate

Castellanos and his girlfriend, Leah Cadwallader, lured Anthony Berliner out of his apartment on June 15, 2014, in the 600 block of Atlantic Street on Bethlehem’s South Side. Then Castellanos shot him once in the chest.

Castellanos and Cadwallader told police they were in New York at the time of the shooting, but a drug dealing associate of Castellanos testified Cadwallader and Castellanos gave him a ride from Kutztown to Bethlehem.

Video surveillance has Cadwallader’s car in the Lehigh Valley when she claimed to be in New York, according to court records. 

Two teens in Florida charged in South Side Bethlehem shooting

A grand jury recommended indicting the couple in November 2015. Castellanos was extradited to Northampton County from a Florida prison, where he was in on drug charges.

Cadwallader, 19, of Lenhartsville in Berks County, Pa., has charges of conspiracy to commit attempted homicide and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault pending against her.

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Teen showed ‘criminal sophistication’ in mother’s murder, judge says

The Lehigh County judge explains why 14-year-old Jamie Silvonek will be tried as an adult.

A judge says a 14-year-old Lehigh County girl’s “intelligence and manipulation” were cr…

Upper Macungie credit union among ID thieves’ targets, police say

One of the men was disguised as a woman when fraudulently accepting a loan check, authorities allege.

The allegations are the same, but the target is new.
Two men are accused of …

Pit bull mixes kill 2 dogs, bite 2 people, police say

A pair of pit bull-boxer mixed-breed dogs broke free from their Lehigh County fenced yard, attacked and killed two other dogs and bit two people, according to police.

A pair of p…

Coroner identifies 2 men killed in Lehigh County crash

The men, both from Allentown, were pronounced dead about 3:15 a.m. in Upper Macungie Township, the coroner said.

The Lehigh County coroner has identified the two men who died ear…

Motorcyclist in fatal Route 100 crash identified as Lynn Township man

The 44-year-old died after colliding with a turning car in Upper Macungie Township.

A 44-year-old man died Friday after his motorcycle and another vehicle crashed on Route 100, a…

Motorcyclist dies in 2-vehicle Route 100 crash, police say

The crash was reported to have happened at 6:23 p.m. Friday about half a mile north of Interstate 78.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist in fatal Route 100 crash identified

A motorcyclist has…

Plane crash into Allentown creek affects area water supply

The Lehigh County Authority shut off its intake from the Little Lehigh Creek at the water filtration plant in Allentown.

The crash of a small plane into an Allentown st…

Serial robber caught after Upper Macungie bank holdup, cops say

David Parks told police he is responsible for five other robberies, police said.

A Connecticut man arrested after the armed robbery of an Upper Macungie bank Friday morning admit…

Robber wore fake beard, fishing hat during bank robbery, police say

The robber flashed what appeared to be a gun during the holdup, but it turned out to be fake, police said.

UPDATE: Serial robber caught after Upper Macungie bank holdup, cop…

53-year-old tractor-trailer driver from N.Y. found dead after crash, coroner says

The cause and manner of the woman’s death will be sought Friday in an autopsy.

upper macungie township police carUpper Macungie Township police and the Lehigh County coroner are investigating a fatal crash on Route 222. (lehighvalleylive.com file photo)Precious Petty | The Express-Times 

A 53-year-old New York woman died early Thursday after a tractor-trailer left Route 222 in Upper Macungie Township and rolled over, the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office reports.

The woman was partially ejected from the truck, county Coroner Scott Grim wrote in an email.

An autopsy will be performed Friday to determine the woman’s cause and manner of death, Grim said. He did not identify the woman, pending notification of next of kin.

The woman was pronounced dead at 4:54 a.m. after the 3:20 a.m. crash, Grim said.

The road — also known as Hamilton Boulevard — was closed for hours in both directions in the 10600 block between Schantz and Independent roads, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports. It reopened just before 8 a.m.

The coroner and Upper Macungie Township police continue too investigate, Grim said.