State police said six people were killed in five crashes they investigated over the Easter weekend, including three that involved alcohol.The crashes, from Friday to Sunday, only included those on roads and highways the state police patrol. None of the fatal crashes were in the Lehigh Valley.State police say they investigated 476 crashes over the weekend, including 143 that caused injuries and 54 that involved alcohol.The total of crashes was lower than it was a year ago, but fatalities were up by one.Troopers made 359 drunken-driving arrests, which was slightly higher than a year ago. Troopers also issued 7,572 speeding citations, 489 seat belt citations, and 68 child safety seat citations over the holiday weekend.Troop M, which covers the Lehigh Valley, investigated 38 crashes that caused 13 injuries. Alcohol was a factor in three of those crashes.Troopers in the Lehigh Valley also made 27 drunken-driving arrests and issued 395 speeding [email protected] … [Read more...] about Pennsylvania State Police say 6 killed in Easter weekend crashes
A 13-year-old Lehigh Valley Academy charter school student is facing terroristic threat charges for allegedly threatening to shoot two of his fellow students.The threats were made online Sunday while the student, who is not being named because of his age, was playing video games online, according to Colonial Regional police.Lehigh Valley Academy administrators were notified shortly afterward by a student who heard the threats being made, police say.Before school on Monday, the Colonial Regional Police Department was contacted and found the 13-year-old boy at his home. He was taken into custody and charged with terroristic threats after approval by the Northampton County district attorney’s office.The two students named as targets were notified, as were their families, according to police. Police say no other students are in any danger and the school is fully cooperating with the investigation.Lehigh Valley Academy CEO Susan Mauser said the 13-year-old was never on school grounds … [Read more...] about Teen threatened to shoot two Lehigh Valley Academy peers, police say
Taylor Telford, The Washington Post Published 2:05 pm PDT, Saturday, September 1, 2018 Before she called 911 and said her baby wasn't breathing, police say Stephany LaFountain looked up how to get away with murder. "Best ways to suffocate." "How to: commit the perfect murder." "16 steps to kill someone and not get caught." Her search history suggests malicious intent, the Fairbanks Police Department says, making the subsequent calls for help seem like something darker. On the evening of Nov. 20, 2017, LaFountain called authorities for help at her home on the Fort Wainwright military base in Fairbanks, Alaska, according to police records. Her 13-month-old had stopped breathing. LaFountain called her in-laws, telling them she'd been trying CPR. She called her husband, who was away on deployment. He rushed home while their baby girl was flown to the hospital. She died four days later. The autopsy revealed the baby had been completely healthy - no diseases, no injuries, no … [Read more...] about She searched ‘how to kill someone and not get caught,’ police say. Now she’s charged with the murder of her two infants.
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Share Tweet Email Crime & Safety Share: Share Tweet Email EMBED <> More Videos <iframe width="476" height="267" src="https://abc13.com/video/embed/?pid=5219828" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Houston police say a transaction between two men involving a Playstation turned deadly. Share: Share Tweet Email KTRK HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police say a man who may have been selling or buying a PlayStation got into a shootout with a person he was dealing with and ended up killing him. Police say a man was waiting in his car in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Greens Parkway around 10 p.m. Tuesday. He told investigators that a man wearing a mask walked up and pointed a rifle at him, so he pulled out his own gun and started shooting because he thought he was going to get robbed. The suspect was shot and killed. The district attorney will decided on potential … [Read more...] about Man kills suspected robber during sale of PlayStation in north Houston, police say