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Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Issued In Northampton County Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Issued In Northampton County
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Issued In Northampton County The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm warnings and warned of 60 mph winds across parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania Friday, June 14. At 4:15 p.m., the NWS issued the warnings for Sussex and Warren counties in New Jersey, and Carbon, Monroe, Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton, in PA.  Newton, Washington, Jim Thorpe, Stroudsburg, Reading, Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, are also being warned of severe storms. The warnings are in effect through 5 p.m. Temps hit the 90-degree mark late in the afternoon, the NWS said. Storms were expected in the evening hours, a…
Stolen Car Leads Police On Chase Through Palmer Township: Authorities Stolen Car Leads Police On Chase Through Palmer Township: Authorities
Stolen Car Leads Police On Chase Through Palmer Township: Authorities One man is in custody after a police chase in Palmer Township on Sunday, May 12, authorities say.  Joshua E. Ewell, 25, is charged with receiving stolen property, fleeing arrest, reckless endangerment, and related counts, said township police.  Around 8:45 p.m., officers spotted Ewell in a grey Kia Soul that had been reported stolen out of Easton, authorities said. He fled when they tried to pull him over, leading police on a chase through the township's Old Orchard section, according to officials.  Police said Ewell crashed into a street light and nearly struck a polic…
Car Thief Wanted In Easton: Police Car Thief Wanted In Easton: Police
Car Thief Wanted In Easton: Police Detectives are investigating after a car was stolen off an Easton street last Wednesday, May 8.  Authorities believe the pictured man stole a grey Kia Soul off the 200 block of West Nesquehoning Street.  Easton Police Department He's also a suspect in other car thefts and break-ins in Easton, according to city police.  Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Price at 610-250-6637 or email dprice@easton-pa.gov. 
New Traffic Pattern Coming To Easton Streets New Traffic Pattern Coming To Easton Streets
New Traffic Pattern Coming To Easton Streets Easton area drivers are getting a heads up about a new traffic pattern starting next week.  Church Street between Wood Avenue and North 7th Street will reverse direction and become a westbound one-way, according to officials.  Meanwhile, Wood Avenue between North 8th Street and Northampton Street will reverse to become an eastbound one-way.  The changes go into effect on Wednesday, May 1. 
Alleged Gunman In Easton Shooting Caught In New Jersey: Police Alleged Gunman In Easton Shooting Caught In New Jersey: Police
Alleged Gunman In Easton Shooting Caught In New Jersey: Police US Marshals arrested a suspect in an Easton shooting this week, according to police.  Authorities said Tamir Freeman was taken into custody in Newark, New Jersey on Tuesday, April 23. He was taken to the Essex County jail pending his extradition to Pennsylvania, Easton police said.  Investigators believe Freeman was the gunman in a Dec. 11 shooting on Northampton Street that sent a 30-year-old man to the hospital. Two businesses and a parked car were also struck by gunfire during the incident, police said.  Freeman, 23, is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assailt,…
Easton Car Thief Caught Following Foot Pursuit In NJ: Police Easton Car Thief Caught Following Foot Pursuit In NJ: Police
Easton Car Thief Caught Following Foot Pursuit In NJ: Police A 31-year-old New Jersey man wanted out of Pennsylvania was arrested after he was found with a stolen car and then led officers on a foot pursuit over the weekend, police said. Robert Hollingsworth, who was charged in Easton, PA with car theft last year, became the center of an investigation in Fairfield (Essex County), NJ, on Saturday, March 30, when police were notified of a stolen green Kia Soul stolen out of Passaic three days prior, Fairfield police said in a release. Police found the Kia at a BP gas station on Route 46 east, parked, running, and unoccupied around 1 p.m., officers said…
Know Him? Suspect Tried To Enter Easton Home, Investigators Say Know Him? Suspect Tried To Enter Easton Home, Investigators Say
Know Him? Suspect Tried To Enter Easton Home, Investigators Say Police are looking for a suspect who they said tried to gain access to a home in Easton.  The pictured man tried to "unlawfully enter a residence," city police said in a release on Monday, March 25.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Easton Police Department Tip Line at 610-250-6635 or submit an anonymous tip via Crimewatch. 
Easton Resident Among 4 From PA Nabbed After 1 Waves Loaded Gun Out Sedan Window In NJ: Police Easton Resident Among 4 From PA Nabbed After 1 Waves Loaded Gun Out Sedan Window In NJ: Police
Easton Resident Among 4 From PA Nabbed After 1 Waves Loaded Gun Out Sedan Window In NJ: Police Elmwood Park police seized a Pennsylvania couple and two minors who they said had a loaded gun, a high-capacity magazine and hollow-point bullets in their car. Officers responding to a report of a male passenger brandishing a gun out the window of a blue 2019 Chevy Malibu on Donor Avenue stopped the sedan on Elmwood Terrace shortly after 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Police Chief Michael Foligno said. As they approached, the officers saw a front passenger shove the gun between his feet, the chief said. All four occupants were ordered out of the vehicle, Foligno said. Officers recovered a …
Three Nazareth, Easton Residents Hurt In Route 78 New Jersey Crash Three Nazareth, Easton Residents Hurt In Route 78 New Jersey Crash
Three Nazareth, Easton Residents Hurt In Route 78 New Jersey Crash Three Pennsylvania residents were hurt, one seriously, in a crash on Route 78 in New Jersey, authorities said. A 58-year-old Nazareth, PA man was parked on the right shoulder of the highway around 4:50 a.m. near milepost 39.2 in Warren Township Sunday, Feb. 18, when his vehicle was struck by a Chevrolet SUV, New Jersey State Police Detective I Jeffrey Lebron said. The Subaru driver was seriously injured while the Chevrolet driver, a 32-year-old Easton man, and passenger, a 31-year-old Easton man, were moderately hurt. Both drivers and passenger were taken to an area hospital. The acci…
Sarah Palin Porn Star Impersonator From Easton Gets Boot From Matt Rife Radio City Show Sarah Palin Porn Star Impersonator From Easton Gets Boot From Matt Rife Radio City Show
Sarah Palin Porn Star Impersonator From Easton Gets Boot From Matt Rife Radio City Show A adult film star from Easton, PA known for portraying Sarah Palin is going viral on social media for being escorted out of a comedy show in New York City in handcuffs. And, she's denied any wrongdoing. Lisa Ann Corpora, a retired porn star and radio personality, took to X to share a video of herself being escorted out of Matt Rife's Radio City Music Hall show in handcuffs on Sunday, Feb. 4. She said, she was accused of being on her phone, but in actuality was not. So I was dragged out of @mattrife show tonight in handcuffs, stating I was using my phone. I had not used my phone. I was …
Easton Lotto Player Wins $860K Playing 'Cash 5,' Officials Say Easton Lotto Player Wins $860K Playing 'Cash 5,' Officials Say
Easton Weis Sells $860K Lotto Ticket A Pennsylvania Lottery player in Easton got a little something extra during a grocery trip over the weekend.  The lucky winner matched all five balls pulled in the Saturday, Jan. 27 drawing for the Cash 5 with Quick Cash game to win $860,761.50, said officials.  The Weis Market at 3825 Sullivan Trail will receive a $5,000 bonus check for having sold the winning slip, according to Pennsylvania Lottery representatives.  The winner will not be identified until they claim their prize and their ticket is validated, officials said. Winners have up to one year from t…
Storm Downs Trees, Closes Roads Across Lehigh Valley Storm Downs Trees, Closes Roads Across Lehigh Valley
Storm Downs Trees, Closes Roads Across Lehigh Valley Authorities advise residents to adjust their travel routes after heavy rains flooded parts of greater Philadelphia Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, Jan. 9 and 10.  Flood and coastal flood warnings remain in effect Wednesday for Philadelphia and parts of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Lehigh, and Northampton counties, according to meteorologists at the National Weather Service.  Drivers should take care to avoid flooded roadways and should never drive into pooled water, authorities note.  Here is a rolling, inexhaustive list of the most recent travel advisorie…
Burglar Stole Electronics During Break-In At Easton Business: Police Burglar Stole Electronics During Break-In At Easton Business: Police
Burglar Stole Electronics During Break-In At Easton Business: Police Look familiar?  Easton police said the pictured man broke into a retail shop on the 200 block of Northampton Street during the early morning hours on Friday, Dec. 29.  The burglar forced his way inside before making off with unspecified electronics, according to the release.  Anyone who can identify him is being asked to call Easton PD at 610-250-6635 or submit an anonymous tip via Crimewatch. 
Pedestrian Struck In Easton Hit-Run, Authorities Say (UPDATED) Pedestrian Struck In Easton Hit-Run, Authorities Say (UPDATED)
Pedestrian Struck In Easton Hit-Run, Authorities Say (Updated) (Note: This story has been updated with new info from Easton police.)  Easton police are asking for the public's help in investigating an early morning hit-and-run on Thursday, Dec. 28.  A 71-year-old pedestrian was struck near on the 300 block of Larry Holmes Drive, near the intersection with Washington and South 4th streets, around 7:20 a.m., authorities said.  He was taken to an area hospital in critical condition, they said Friday, Dec. 29.  The suspect vehicle is said to be a black Nissan Altima with likely front-end damage as a result of the crash. Investigators …
Easton Man Charged For Repeatedly Masturbating By His Bedroom Window Easton Man Charged For Repeatedly Masturbating By His Bedroom Window
Easton Man Charged For Repeatedly Masturbating By His Bedroom Window A Northampton County man is accused of repeatedly exposing himself to neighbors from his window, officials say.  Robert A. Fox of Easton is charged with open lewdness and indecent exposure, Forks Township police said in a release.  Authorities said they were first called to the 2800 block of Falk Street on Oct. 4 for a report of a man touching himself in an upstairs window who was "clearly visible to the public." The 911 caller did not want to press charges at that time, the department said.  On Nov. 25, Forks police said they were called to the same house for the same inci…
Easton Man Sentenced For Brutal Attack That Killed NJ Mom, Son Easton Man Sentenced For Brutal Attack That Killed NJ Mom, Son
Easton Man Sentenced For Brutal Attack That Killed NJ Mom, Son The Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to the brutal attack on an 84-year-old mother and her 53-year-old son at their New Jersey home has been sentenced to state prison. Kyle Kaspereen, of the 1200 block of Butler Street in Easton, was sentenced to 35 years in New Jersey State Prison with a 30-year period of parole ineligibility on Wed., Dec. 20, Warren County Prosecutor James L. Pfeiffer said. UPDATE: The Warren County Prosecutor says the motive for the gruesome Washington attack appears to be robbery. He says Kyle Kaspereen of Easton stole 84-year-old Elaine Trachin’s wallet & her…
Bethlehem Crash Kills Easton Woman: Coroner Bethlehem Crash Kills Easton Woman: Coroner
Nora Coronado Killed In Bethlehem Car Crash: Coroner (Note: This story has been updated with new information from the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.) A passenger was killed when two cars collided in Bethlehem on Sunday evening, Dec. 17, officials say.  Nora H. Coronado, 62, was riding along near the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Eaton Avenue when her car was struck by another vehicle around 4 p.m., according to the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.  Coronado, of Easton, was taken to the Emergency Department at St. Luke's University Hospital where she died around 4:40 p.m., the Coroner said.  Her cause of death was blunt fo…
Armed Driver Was Going 100 MPH In NJ-PA Pursuit That Ended In School Bus Crash: Cops Armed Driver Was Going 100 MPH In NJ-PA Pursuit That Ended In School Bus Crash: Cops
Armed Driver Was Going 100 MPH In Nj-pa Pursuit That Ended In School Bus Crash: Cops A 28-year-old New Jersey man remains hospitalized after police say he shot at multiple vehicles before leading a high-speed pursuit into Pennsylvania that ended in a school bus crash back in Phillipsburg, NJ. Brett M. Wyatt Jr., of Phillipsburg, began the terrifying ordeal around 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, when he fired shots at a parked truck on Uniontown Road in Lopatcong, Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer said. A responding officer found Wyatt’s vehicle, a yellow hatch bag sedan, heading west on Route 57 near the Rt. 519 intersection, the prosecutor said. Wyatt continued west …
Driver Who Crashed In NJ School Bus Had Fled Police Over State Lines: Report Driver Who Crashed In NJ School Bus Had Fled Police Over State Lines: Report
Driver Who Crashed In NJ School Bus Had Fled Police Over State Lines: Report The driver of the car that rammed into a Phillipsburg school bus on Route 22 Tuesday afternoon was fleeing authorities in two states, WFMZ reports.  A bus transporting first- and second-graders from Phillipsburg Primary School was struck by a vehicle shortly after dismissal on Dec. 12, Daily Voice reported. Superintendent Gregory Troxell has said that some of the 22 students onboard received minor injuries.  The driver of the other vehicle had been the subject of a police pursuit that began in Lopatcong, WFMZ reported, citing the Warren County Prosecutor's Office. Authoritie…
Victim 'Uncooperative' After Easton Shooting, Police Say Victim 'Uncooperative' After Easton Shooting, Police Say
Easton Shooting Injures Victim On Northampton Street Police say the victim in a Monday night Easton shooting is not cooperating with investigators.  The 30-year-old man was shot multiple times on the 200 block of Northampton Street around 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 11, the department said in a release.  He was taken to an area hospital with "what are believed to be survivable injuries," police wrote. Two nearby businesses and a car were also damaged by gunfire, they added.  Detectives said they suspect the victim knows who shot him.  Anyone with information is asked to call city detectives at 610-250-6780. 
Easton Man Wanted For Sexually Abusing 14-Year-Old Victim In NJ: Prosecutor Easton Man Wanted For Sexually Abusing 14-Year-Old Victim In NJ: Prosecutor
Easton Man Wanted For Sexually Abusing 14-Year-Old Victim In NJ: Prosecutor A 22-year-old man from Pennsylvania is being sought by authorities in New Jersey who they say he engaged in sexual behavior with a teen. Michael Davenport, of Easton, found the victim on Snapchat before the two met up in person, Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer said. Davenport, who was 20 at the time, has been charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Anyone with information as to Davneport’s whereabouts is urged to congaed the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office or Washington Township Police Department at 908-475-6275, or 908-689-1630.
Winning PA Lottery New Year's Millionaire Raffle Ticket Sold In Easton Winning PA Lottery New Year's Millionaire Raffle Ticket Sold In Easton
Winning PA Lottery New Year's Millionaire Raffle Ticket Sold In Easton Two winning tickets have been sold for the New Year’s Millionaire Raffle, the Pennsylvania Lottery announced on Monday, Dec. 11.  Both tickets won $50,000 as part of the fourth weekly drawing in the New Year’s Millionaire Raffle.  The winning numbers were 00171712 and 00172879. The tickets were sold at Sheetzlocated at 1191 Carlisle Street in Hanover, York County; and Friendly Food Mart located at 4209 William Penn Highway in Easton, Northampton County. These randomly drawn numbers were pulled from more than 52,800 Millionaire Raffle tickets sold between November 28 and Dece…
NY Sex Offender Who Absconded From Easton Wanted By PA State Police NY Sex Offender Who Absconded From Easton Wanted By PA State Police
NY Sex Offender Who Absconded From Easton Wanted By PA State Police State troopers are looking for a New York sex offender who has not kept up with his registration requirements, according to authorities.  Edwin Rolando Padron, 57, was convicted in 2012 of possessing child sexual abuse material, PSP said.  The state Megan's Law website shows Padron's most recent address as 1043 Washington Street in Easton and says he works in or near Allentown and Salisbury Township.  He is 5-foot-10 and 220 pounds with brown eyes and black/gray hair, authorities said.  Anyone with information on Padron's whereabouts is asked to call PSP at 610-87…
Roads Close As Work Begins On Easton's Winter Village Roads Close As Work Begins On Easton's Winter Village
Roads Close As Work Begins On Easton's Winter Village It's that time of year again.  Workers have begun setting up Easton's annual Winter Village in the city center, as of Wednesday, Nov. 8.  Beginning this week and lasting through the holiday season, Northampton Street is closed to vehicle traffic from the Circle to Sitgreaves Street, City Hall said.  As of Wednesday, the Department of Public Works is prepping the ground surface for the ice skating rink, which will be completed over the next week and a half, according to officials.  Workers also began setting up the Peace Candle in Centre Square on Tuesday, and residents still have time to…
Missing Phillipsburg Woman With Dementia Frequently Visits Easton, Police Say Missing Phillipsburg Woman With Dementia Frequently Visits Easton, Police Say
Missing Phillipsburg Woman With Dementia Frequently Visits Easton, Police Say An alert has been issued for a missing Phillipsburg woman who suffers from dementia and/or psychosis. Sharon Schall, 67, was last seen Nov. 5, police said. Schall, of S. Main Street, suffers from psychosis and/or dementia, according to her family. She does not drive and is known to take weekly walks to the downtown Easton area. Schall is believed to be traveling on foot. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is urged to contact the Phillipsburg Police Department at (908) 835-2002.
600+ Bags of Fentanyl Found At Drug Counselor's Easton Home: DA 600+ Bags of Fentanyl Found At Drug Counselor's Easton Home: DA
600+ Bags of Fentanyl Found At Drug Counselor's Easton Home: DA An Allentown drug counselor is accused of possessing hundreds of baggies of fentanyl at his Easton home.  Northampton County authorities raided the Steeplechase Drive residence of Jeffrey Cooper last Thursday, Oct. 26 as part of their investigation "related to Cooper's drug-dealing enterprise," said the District Attorney's Office.  While they were in Cooper's home "searching for documents," members of the county Drug Task Force said they found 600 bags of fentanyl, leading them to seek a second "drug-specific" search warrant.  A handgun and $2,000 cash were confiscated in th…
Star Of HBO's 'Telemarketers' Pat Pespas Safe After Missing In Easton Star Of HBO's 'Telemarketers' Pat Pespas Safe After Missing In Easton
Star Of HBO's 'Telemarketers' Pat Pespas Safe After Missing In Easton Patrick J. Pespas, who starred in HBO's "Telemarketers," has been found safe. Pespas, 55, of Phillipsburg, has been found safe and was home with his wife, Sue, directors Sam Lipman-Stern and Adam Bhala Lough said on Pespas' Instagram account Friday, Oct. 27. Pespas had been missing since Sept. 29, when he was seen in Easton, PA, and later at a bar in the Pittsburg area. Pespas, formerly of North Plainfield and Plainfield, NJ, has been living with his wife in Easton, PA.  He teamed up with Lipman-Stern to create the three-part HBO mini docu-series "Telemarketers," which shined a …
Wheelchair-Bound Man Dies 2 Years After Attack Allegedly Carried Out By Easton Perpetrator Wheelchair-Bound Man Dies 2 Years After Attack Allegedly Carried Out By Easton Perpetrator
Wheelchair-Bound Man Dies 2 Years After Attack Allegedly Carried Out By Easton Perpetrator William "Bart" Trachin has died two years after an attack that left him seriously injured and his mother dead, according to his community. The Washington Borough man was 53 years old when he and his mother, 84-year-old Elaine Trachin, were attacked at their home in Washington Borough (Warren County), in 2021, as Daily Voice reported. Kyle Kaspereen, 24, of Easton, PA, is accused of carrying out the Nov. 30 attack. He has been charged with first-degree charges for murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, robbery, and burglary, Warren County Prosecutor James L. Pfeiffer stated in a release foll…
NJ Fugitive Charged With Attempted Murder Caught In Easton NJ Fugitive Charged With Attempted Murder Caught In Easton
NJ Fugitive Charged With Attempted Murder Caught In Easton A Somerset County man accused of five counts of attempted homicide was arrested in Easton, Pennsylvania last week, according to authorities.  Cristobal Avila, 32, of Plainfield, is also charged with unlawful weapon possession related to an April 2021 incident in North Plainfield, said the Prosecutor's Office. He was arrested by Easton police on Saturday, Sept. 30 and will be returned to New Jersey pending extradition and prosecution of other charges in Pennsylvania, officials said.  Avila was Somerset County's fugitive of the month in September, they noted.  Details of his …
Victim Named In Deadly Wrong-Way Crash On PA Route 22 Victim Named In Deadly Wrong-Way Crash On PA Route 22
Victim Named In Deadly Wrong-Way Crash On PA Route 22 The Northampton County Coroner's Office has identified the 22-year-old man who died after a wrong-way driver drove up a highway on-ramp between Easton and Bethlehem on Thursday, Oct. 5.  John Michael Woodburn of Bethlehem died from multiple blunt force trauma, Coroner Zachary Lysek said. His cause of death was ruled accidental.  State troopers have said a motorist in a red Chevrolet Silverado was headed south in the northbound lane of Route 33 when they drove up an on-ramp from Route 22 around 10:30 a.m. The driver of the red Chevy was a 58-year-old man from Summit Hill, who was …
One Dead, Two Hurt In Wrong-Way Crash On Route 22: PA State Police One Dead, Two Hurt In Wrong-Way Crash On Route 22: PA State Police
One Dead, Two Hurt In Wrong-Way Crash On Route 22: PA State Police One person is dead after a driver in Northampton County drove the wrong way up a highway interchange between Easton and Bethlehem, state police say.  A motorist in a red Chevrolet Silverado was headed south in the northbound lane of Route 33 when they drove up an on-ramp from Route 22, troopers said.  Three vehicles were involved and authorities were called around 10:40 a.m.  One victim was pronounced dead at the scene and two others were taken to area hospitals in unknown condition.  The deceased victim's name was not released.  "Currently, all traffic on State …