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LOCAL NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2014

LOCAL NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2014

  POLICE SAY A MAN WHO ROBBED A WELLS FARGO BANK IN BETHLEHEM IS NOW IN CUSTODY.  32-YEAR-OLD ALOYSUIS MILLS ALLEGEDLY ROBBED THE WEST BROAD STREET BANK MONDAY MORNING AFTER HE HANDED THE TELLER A NOTE THAT SAID HE HAD A GUN AND DEMANDED MONEY.  MILLS WASN'T IN DISGUISE AND GOT AWAY WITH AN UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT OF MONEY.  SHORTLY AFTER THAT, POLICE FOUND MILLS NEAR HIS HIGH STREET HOME.  HE LED POLICE ON A BRIEF CAR CHASE BEFORE BEING CAPTURED.


  A MAN IS FACING CHARGES AFTER POLICE SAY HE STOLE A CAR FROM MUSIKFEST AND THEN DROVE DRUNK TO HIS GIRLFRIEND'S HOUSE.  21-YEAR-OLD ZAKKARY ZABOWER ALLEGEDLY STOLE A CAR EARLY MONDAY MORNING AND THEN DROVE OVER TO HIS GIRLFRIEND'S HOUSE IN LOWER MILFORD TOWNSHIP.  THE GIRL'S FATHER CALLED POLICE AFTER ZABOWER CLIMBED INTO HIS GIRLFRIEND'S BEDROOM THROUGH THE WINDOW.  ZABOWER WAS SENT TO JAIL ON $25,000 BAIL.


  THE TRIAL OF A MAN ACCUSED OF RAPING A GIRL IN ALLENTOWN IS UNDERWAY.  46-YEAR-OLD NELSON MARTINEZ IS CHARGED WITH REPEATEDLY RAPING A 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL, WHO IS NOW 12.  THE ALLEGED VICTIM TOOK THE STAND TUESDAY AND TOLD THE JURY THE ABUSE STARTED WHEN MARTINEZ OFFERED TO TEACH HER HOW TO KISS.  SHE SAYS IT ESCALATED TO HIM SHOWING HER PORNOGRAPHIC WEBSITES, EXPOSING HIMSELF TO HER AND THEN TOUCHING HER.  IF CONVICTED, MARTINEZ WOULD GET A MINIMUM OF 20 YEARS IN PRISON.


  THE TRIAL IS UNDERWAY FOR A WOMAN ACCUSED OF STEALING RENT PAYMENTS TO THE BETHLEHEM YMCA.  THERESA LEGUILLOW IS CHARGED WITH STEALING MORE THAN $100,000 IN RENT PAYMENTS FROM TENANTS AT A YMCA 35-APARTMENT BUILDING ON EAST BROAD STREET IN BETHLEHEM.  PROSECUTORS SAY LEGUILLOW TOOK THE TENANTS' RENT PAYMENTS, MADE FALSE CREDIT CARD CHARGES, TOOK OUT EMERGENCY HOUSING GRANTS IN TENANTS' NAMES WITHOUT THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND STOLE QUARTERS FROM THE APARTMENTS' LAUNDRY MACHINES.  LEGUILLOW SAYS SHE'S INNOCENT AND IS A VICTIM OF POOR RECORD KEEPING BY THE YMCA. 


  BODY SLAMS, ARM BARS AND SUPLEXES ARE COMING TO ALLENTOWN THIS FALL.  THE PPL CENTER IN ALLENTOWN HAS BOOKED WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE NIGHT OF OCTOBER 5.  AMONG THOSE SCHEDULED TO WRESTLE THAT NIGHT ARE RANDY ORTON, DOLPH ZIGGLER AND THE MIZ.  TICKETS GO ON SALE AUGUST 15.


  THE PROMENADE SHOPS AT SAUCON VALLEY IS GETTING A NEW RESTAURANT.  THE FORMER PACIFICO RESTAURANT IS BEING REPLACED BY A NEW MEXICAN RESTAURANT FROM THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE MELT AND BLUE GRILLHOUSE RESTAURANTS.  TORRE WILL FEATURE TEQUILA, INCLUDING A COLOR-CHANGING TEQUILA TOWER OFFERING 80 VARIETIES OF THE DRINK.   THE NEW RESTAURANT SHOULD OPEN UP SOMETIME THIS FALL.


  FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF A ROSS TOWNSHIP SHOOTING VICTIM ARE FINDING WAYS TO HONOR HIS MEMORY.  TUESDAY MARKED THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE SHOOTING RAMPAGE AT A ROSS TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL MEETING, WHERE THREE PEOPLE WERE MURDERED AND OTHERS INJURED.  DAVE FLEETWOOD WAS ONE OF THE MEN KILLED THAT DAY.  HIS FAMILY IS PUTTING TOGETHER A MEMORIAL RUN AND WALK ON THE TRAIL THAT WAS NAMED AFTER HIM.  THE RUN AND WALK WILL BE HELD SEPTEMBER 21.


  OFFICIALS ARE CONFIRMING THAT A U.S. GENERAL KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN WAS A GRADUATE OF THE ARMY WAR COLLEGE IN CARLISLE.  MAJOR GENERAL HAROLD GREENE WAS KILLED TUESDAY WHEN A GUNMAN DRESSED AS AN AFGHAN SOLDIER OPENED FIRE AT A TRAINING FACILITY IN KABUL.  ARMY SPOKESPERSON JUANITA CHANG.  "I HAVE SPOKEN TO THE FAMILY AND THE FAMILY HAS ASKED ME TO PASS ALONG THAT THEY BELIEVE THE ARMY AS WELL AS AFGHANISTAN AND AMERICA HAVE LOST A TRUE HERO," CHANG SAYS.  GENERAL GREENE JOINED THE ARMY AS AN ENGINEER BACK IN 1980.  HE IS THE HIGHEST RANKING OFFICER KILLED BY HOSTILE ACTION SINCE THE VIETNAM WAR.


  THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IS SHUTTING DOWN A SEED-SHARING PROGRAM AT A MECHANICSBURG LIBRARY.  THE PROGRAM ALLOWS PEOPLE TO 'BORROW' SEEDS FROM THE LIBRARY AND THEN WHEN THE PLANT PRODUCES ITS OWN SEEDS, THE BORROWER 'RETURNS' THEM TO THE LIBRARY.  THE STATE PUT A STOP TO THE PROGRAM, CITING INFRINGEMENT OF SEED PATENTS AND THE SPREAD OF INVASIVE PLANTS AND DISEASE.  THE LIBRARY IS NOW CHANGING THE PROGRAM TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO SWAP PRE-PACKAGED SEEDS WITHOUT RETURNING THE HOME-GROWN SEEDS TO THE LIBRARY.


  LONGTIME PHILADELPHIA FLYERS DEFENSEMAN KIMMO TIMONEN IS BEING TREATED FOR BLOOD CLOTS IN BOTH LUNGS AND HIS RIGHT LEG.  FLYERS' GENERAL MANAGER RON HEXTALL EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS TEAM'S BEST DEFENSEMAN.  "KIMMO WAS HAVING SOME PAIN IN HIS CALF AND HE SAID SOMETHING TO A BUDDY WHO IS A DOCTOR AND HE WAS TOLD HE BETTER GET TO THE HOSPITAL.  SO HE WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AND THANKFULLY THEY FOUND THE CLOTS AND TREATED HIM," HEXTALL SAYS.  TIMONEN IS LISTED IN STABLE CONDITION AND COULD BE RELEASED FROM A FINNISH HOSPITAL AS SOON AS TODAY.

 

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