UFOs Over Bethlehem?
Several people standing outside of the Square One Exxon market on W. Broad Street in Bethlehem saw something in the sky that was difficult to explain. It was March 3 at about 8:50 p.m. and the witnesses were looking toward South Mountain when they spotted about 100 objects floating west to east, according to Dan Medleycott, a senior field investigator and a state section director for the Mutual UFO Network in Pennsylvania.
Bethlehem Man Charged with Bigamy
Easton police say a Bethlehem man got married in the city earlier this year despite already being married to another woman. Edward Odin, 50, of the 1400 block of W. Broad Street, is charged with bigamy and unsworn falsification. According to court records, Odin's wife contacted police in late January to say that her husband had married another woman.
Mayor Rescues Puerto Rican Pooch
A new furry, four-legged friend accompanied Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan during his workday on Tuesday. Jeter is a 2½-year-old Portuguese water dog, which the Callahans adopted over the weekend. They traveled to Newark Airport to pick the dog up after its rescue flight from Puerto Rico.
Mayor's Race: Reynolds Gets Big Endorsements
Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan endorsed City Councilman J. William Reynolds to be the next mayor on Friday. The mayor criticized Reynolds’ opponent, Bob Donchez, who early in the campaign sent out fliers with a picture of Reynolds as a 19-year-old wearing a baseball cap backwards and proclaiming “Reynolds not ready to lead.” At the last of a series of debates between the two candidates on Thursday, .
Drug Raid at South Side Home Nets 2 Arrests
Bethlehem police raided a South Side home early Tuesday morning and arrested a man and a woman on multiple felony drug charges, law enforcement officials said.
'Most Wanted' Fugitive Pleads Guilty to Murder
A man who spent 18 years on Pennsylvania’s Most Wanted list pleaded guilty on Friday to a 1994 murder in a South Bethlehem parking lot. Francisco G. Miranda, 50, was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in state prison after pleading guilty to third-degree murder,
2.1 Percent School Tax Hike Could Get Higher
The Bethlehem Area School Board voted Monday night to increase the district’s school real estate tax by 2.1 percent, though the final budget the board adopts in June could have a larger increase. With one member absent, the board first deadlocked 4-4 on a 2.4 percent tax increase that would have added five full-day kindergarten classes.
Sisters Get in Knife Fight in South Side: Police
A woman came after her sister with a kitchen knife in a South Bethlehem apartment then resisted arrest after police arrived, according to court papers. Xesenia Vives Martinez, 24, of Philadelphia, kicked the side of a squad car as police tried to put her inside, causing a dent in the door and other damage, police wrote in an affidavit of probable cause.