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Updated: February 25, 2022 | 3:30 pm

Reading and Allentown highlight how redistricting can impact Latino communities for better, worse

New state legislative maps are supposed to not impede on a Latino candidates’ chances to represent their community in the capital. Some see opportunity and others see protection for incumbents.

By Anthony Orozco

This political power couple wants Latino candidates to win. Can they make it happen in Allentown?

One couple has played a hand in getting Latinos into prominent positions in Berks County. They are working to export their success into other areas with large Latino communities.

By Anthony Orozco

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Updated: April 21, 2021 | 3:44 pm

Man pumping gas at a Lehigh County Wawa is shot and killed

The district attorney said the shooter fled on foot and then took his own life.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Allentown teacher fights suspension over DC protest

Jason Moorehead had attended Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” rally on Jan. 6, but the middle school social studies teacher said he was never any closer than a mile and a quarter to the Capitol that day and did nothing wrong.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

DA: No basis for charges against Allentown cop who put knee on man’s head

Surveillance video showed the unnamed officer putting his knee on the man’s head and neck area twice while he was being restrained a few steps from the emergency room entrance.

By The Associated Press

Protest in Allentown after police officer uses knee to restrain man

Activists say the officer violated the department's policy against neck restraints.
By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Protest in Pennsylvania after cop uses knee to restrain man

Activists said Allentown police appeared to violate their own use-of-force policy against neck restraints when an officer used his knee to bear down on the man’s head.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Video shows Allentown police officer with knee on man’s neck

The department released its use of force policy earlier this month and it prohibits neck restraints and chokeholds.
By The Associated Press