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Arrest in Deadly I-78 Crash, Poo Graffiti, BPD Lawsuit Top Local News

Here's a roundup of some of the most-read stories on Hellertown-Lower Saucon Patch this week.

Truck Driver Fell Asleep, Caused Deadly I-78 Crash, Police Say
State police say an Allentown truck driver fell asleep at the wheel last week on Interstate 78, causing a fiery wreck that killed a New Jersey man.

Man Used Feces to Write 'I AM SORRY' on Restroom Wall, Police Say
Lower Saucon Township police say Richard Norman Hamm II, 22, of Center Valley also made two prank phone calls in which he asked Subway staff to check the women's restroom that he had allegedly just vandalized.

Bethlehem Police Officer from Hellertown Subject of Lawsuit
A Bethlehem police officer from Hellertown who allegedly caused a Sept. 15 accident on the city's South Side is being sued—along with the city and the Bethlehem Police Department—by a 28-year-old woman who was injured in the crash.

Saucon Valley Schools Closed Due to Snow, Cold
Saucon Valley schools were shuttered Wednesday due to snow and bitterly cold temperatures and wind chill factors.

Man Allegedly Gave Police Two Fake Names
Hellertown police say Jerome Staggers, of the 600 block of Main Street, falsely identified himself as "Sherod Goff" on Dec. 8 and as "Rod Gulf" on Dec. 25.

Arden Lane Home for Sale for $450,000
A home at 1773 Arden Lane, Lower Saucon Township, is in foreclosure and currently listed for sale for $450,000.

Initial 2014-2015 SVSD Budget Includes $450,000 Deficit
The Saucon Valley School District is dealing with rising costs associated with teacher pension requirements from the state and workmen's compensation and insurance costs.

Saucon Valley Residents Named to NCC Dean's List
A number of Saucon Valley residents who are Northampton Community College students were recently named to the school's fall 2013 dean's list.

Photo: A tractor-trailer burns following an accident at the I-78 toll plaza in Williams Township (credit: Colby Kent)

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