Manuel Gamiz Jr., The Morning Call

Manuel Gamiz Jr.

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Allentown, PA, United States

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Past articles by Manny:

DA: Allentown police officers were justified in takedown. Protesters: ‘We do not accept it’

Two Allentown police officers who subdued a man last weekend, one of them placing his knee on the man’s head, were justified in their use of force, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Friday. In response, a Black Lives Matter coalition plans a Friday night protest. → Read More

Traffic stop in Allentown leads to arrest, drug seizure

A 43-year-old man is facing a number of drug charges following a traffic stop Wednesday that was part of an investigation by the Lehigh County Drug Task Force, according to court records. → Read More

Did Allentown police do anything wrong in video that sparked protests? One expert says no.

Experts scrutinize video that shows events before and after an Allentown police officer kneeled on a man outside St. Luke's Hospital-Sacred Heart. → Read More

Black Lives Matter protest planned over video, group will issue demands of Allentown police

Black Lives Matter of the Lehigh Valley is holding a protest Monday afternoon to issue demands of Allentown police in response to what they characterize as an excessive use of force against a man in front of St. Luke’s Hospital-Sacred Heart, which has drawn national attention after a video was widely circulated on social media. → Read More

Truck driver died in rollover crash on I-78 in Weisenberg Township, coroner reports

A 32-year-old truck driver died early Tuesday after his truck went down an embankment on Interstate 78 in Weisenberg Township and rolled over, the Lehigh County Coroner’s office reported. → Read More

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: State reports 505 new cases, 3 deaths on Sunday

The state Department of Health reported an additional 505 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 85,496. → Read More

Man assaulted, killed in Easton; homicide investigation underway

A 22-year-old man was assaulted and killed early Sunday following a large fight and disturbance in Easton and then a barrage of gunfire nearby, police said. → Read More

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: 621 new cases, 24 deaths reported

A day after all but one Pennsylvania county reopened in the green phase, 621 new cases were reported by the state Department of Health on Saturday, the largest one-day increase in two weeks. → Read More

Man stabbed in Allentown home; suspect arrested

A 34-year-old man was arrested Tuesday following a stabbing inside an Allentown home, police said. → Read More

Allentown man, twin sons charged with beating women with bamboo stick, garden rake

A 52-year-old man and his twin sons were charged with beating two women with a bamboo stick and a garden rake in an Allentown rooming house on Monday morning, according to court records. → Read More

Bethlehem grandfather charged in 8th sexual assault at city’s Marvine-Pembroke developments

A grandfather arrested last year for allegedly sexually assaulting and terrorizing several children in Bethlehem’s Marvine-Pembroke public housing development is facing a new set of charges after a girl in Texas came forward earlier this month, police said. → Read More

State police investigating more shootings in northern Lehigh County

State police said they are investigating another random shooting in northern Lehigh County, this one Wednesday in Lowhill Township that left 10 shell casings littered on a road. → Read More

At least a dozen infected with the coronavirus in one Allentown family: ‘Please no more deaths’

The coronavirus hit an Allentown family hard, when nine members here and others in Ecuador contracted the coronavirus. While matriarch Orfa Fernandez survived to see her 86th birthday, three of her relatives were not as fortunate. → Read More

Man, teen charged with robbing two Allentown businesses, police say

A man and a teen were arrested Tuesday for robbing two city businesses in the past week in Allentown, police said. → Read More

Man who died in Lower Milford fireworks explosion identified as home owner, coroner says

Authorities continue to investigate what caused an explosion Tuesday of a shipping container filled with fireworks that killed one person, state police said. → Read More

Allentown Puerto Rican Day Parade and Festival canceled due to coronavirus crowd restrictions

Crowd restrictions forced by the COVID-19 pandemic are resulting in the cancellation of the 2020 Lehigh Valley Puerto Rican Festival & Parade in Allentown scheduled for Sunday, July 26. → Read More

Easton man shot, killed in North Whitehall, state police say; homicide investigation underway

A 45-year-old man was killed Sunday night in North Whitehall Township and his death is being investigated as a homicide, state police said. → Read More

Man killed in Whitehall Township crash, coroner says

A 71-year-old man was killed Thursday night after driving off a road in Whitehall Township and striking several trees, the Lehigh County coroner’s office said. → Read More

Man threatens to kill Bethlehem roommate, ‘eat heart and liver,’ police say

Bethlehem police arrested a 31-year-old man Tuesday who had barricaded himself in his South Side apartment after threatening to kill his roommate and eat his “heart and liver,” according to court records. → Read More

Suspect spits on South Whitehall officer’s face during arrest on gun and drug charges, police say

A Wilson man being arrested for driving a stolen car fought with South Whitehall Township officers on Monday and spit in the face of one of them after he was placed in the back of a squad car, according to court records. → Read More