Pope Francis will travel up and down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sept. 26-27 so as many people as possible can get a close-up look at the pontiff, organizers of the papal visit to Philadelphia said.
Forty years ago, Helmet Freed, moonlighting as a driver for an Allentown limousine service, probably became one of the first Lehigh Valley residents to cross paths with Darryl Dawkins when he was sent to the Spectrum to bring the newly drafted Philadelphia 76ers rookie to Bethlehem for a promotional event at a bank.
A state constable is being charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly shot and paralyzed a Bethlehem man last summer in Whitehall Township as the man was being served warrants for $600 in unpaid parking tickets, authorities said.
When Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka arrived at the Lehigh County Courthouse to surrender on charges he killed his girlfriend more than three decades ago, the wrestling legend was in a wheelchair and hooked to a feeding tube.
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