State po­lice catch more speed­ers dur­ing La­bor Day hol­i­day

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Ei­ther more peo­ple were in a rush to and from their La­bor Day pic­nics, or more of them got caught by Penn­syl­va­nia State Po­lice dur­ing this year’s hol­i­day.

Troop­ers re­leased the re­sults of the hol­i­day en­force­ment pe­riod from 12:01 a.m. Fri­day to mid­night Mon­day, which show a marked increase in speed­ing ci­ta­tions but lit­tle change in crashes or ar­rests for driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence com­pared with last year.

This year, state po­lice in­ves­ti­gated 43 crashes in­jur­ing eight peo­ple, only one al­co­hol-re­lated. In 2018, there were 47 crashes, three in­volv­ing al­co­hol, and 16 in­juries.

DUI ar­rests rose to 41 this year from 39 last year. There was a nearly 20% increase in speed­ing tick­ets, from 368 ci­ta­tions last year to 433 this year.

State po­lice say there will be other pe­ri­ods of in­creased pa­trols through­out the re­main­der of the sum­mer and dur­ing the Thanks­giv­ing hol­i­day.

— Kayla Dwyer

ex­pected to sur­vive, As­sis­tant Po­lice Chief Gail Struss said.

Julio Pare­des, 32, of Al­len­town, was later charged in the assault with two counts of ag­gra­vated assault and one count of sim­ple assault. He is await­ing ar­raign­ment.

Struss said the stab­bing hap­pened just be­fore 4 a.m. in the 100 block of North 12th Street. She said the vic­tim fled and was found by po­lice on the porch of a nearby home.

Pare­des was later taken into cus­tody. He was also taken to the hos­pi­tal with mi­nor cuts, Struss said.

Struss de­scribed Pare­des and the vic­tim as boyfriend and girl­friend.

— Manuel Gamiz Jr.

been found with a gun at the air­port this year, TSA of­fi­cials said.

— An­drew Scott

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