An 18-year-old Allentown man was arrested Friday on charges of robbing a couple at gunpoint two months earlier on West Linden Street.Yostin A. Montes de Oca Alma pointed a BB gun at Felix Rodriguez at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 16 as de Oca Alma and an accomplice took the backpacks and other belongings of Rodriguez and Krystal Velez, police said.De Oca Alma was arraigned Friday night by District Judge Tom Creighton on charges of robbery, conspiracy, theft and receiving stolen property.He was sent to Lehigh County Jail under $15,000 bail.The robbery happened in the 1500 block of Linden Street. Three days later, Allentown police found Rodriguez’s backpack behind de Oca Alma’s house, in the 1300 block of Linden, police said.The recovered backpack contained Rodriguez’s identification and Velez’s employment identification number, according to the arrest affidavit.In an interview with officer Pedro Cruz, de Oca Alma admitted that he teamed up with other young men to commit … [Read more...] about Allentown man arrested in February gunpoint robbery of Linden St. couple
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Two days after allegedly causing a head-on crash that killed his passenger in Allentown, a 20-year-old man fled the country and is believed to be in the Dominican Republic, the Lehigh County District Attorney’s office announced Friday.Allentown police filed an arrest warrant on Fernando Hernandez, who had been living in the 200 block of E. Union Street in Allentown at the time of the Nov. 4 crash that killed his 21-year-old passenger Lizaida Antonetty,of Allentown.An investigation determined Hernandez was under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance when he collided head-on with another car in the 300 block of Hamilton Street, the district attorney’s office said.On Friday, authorities announced that they filed a count each of homicide by vehicle while driving under influence, homicide by vehicle, accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed and involuntary manslaughter, and two counts each of reckless endangerment drunken … [Read more...] about Man charged with causing fatal Allentown crash; authorities say he fled the country
One person was shot Tuesday evening on an Allentown street and taken to the hospital, police said. Witnesses said several shots were fired.The 6:24 p.m. shooting left blood on the pavement at Chew and Railroad streets, a block west of the Lehigh River. As of 7:40 p.m., no one was in custody in the shooting.“We’re still investigating,” police Capt. Glenn Granitz said.A half-hour after the shooting, a red SUV sat with its doors open near the bloodied [email protected] … [Read more...] about One person shot in Allentown, taken to the hospital; police investigate
World Palestinians Israeli-Palestinian Conflict West Bank Gaza Strip Obada Nawawra was talking to friends at a restaurant in Bethlehem. Outside the window, the terraced hills around the ancient West Bank city rolled into the distance. It was early June, and most restaurants were closed for Ramadan; aside from a table of tourists, the large place was nearly empty. As the conversation shifted to the subject of the Palestinian Authority (PA)—the semi-autonomous government based in the Israeli-occupied West Bank—the idle waiters edged closer to Nawawra’s table.The 25-year-old was staking out a historically mainstream position: The PA is an important institution for keeping peace in Palestinian enclaves. “Without the authority,” he said, there would be lawlessness—“more crime and drugs.” A boyish-looking waiter was incredulous: “How is the authority good? Before it, was there more crime? Another waiter, a woman who looked to be in her … [Read more...] about Middle East Peace? Can Young Palestinians’ Rejection of the PA Lead to a Binational State With Israel?
Home Daily News West Virginia House votes to impeach all… Judiciary By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted August 14, 2018, 8:15 am CDT The West Virginia House of Delegates on Monday voted to impeach the four remaining justices on the state’s top court, including a justice who was suspended following his federal indictment in June. The articles of impeachment accused indicted Justice Allen Loughry of “unnecessary and lavish spending” on an office renovation and a $32,000 office sofa, moving state property–an antique desk with an appraised value of $42,000–to his home, lying to lawmakers about the desk, and using state vehicles for personal travel. The Washington Post, the New York Times, the West Virginia-Gazette Mail and the Wall Street Journal have coverage. The other justices named in the articles of impeachment are Robin Davis, Margaret Workman and Beth Walker. Davis is also accused of unnecessary and lavish spending, while all the justices are accused … [Read more...] about West Virginia House votes to impeach all four justices remaining on the state supreme court