Marella Mystery, Dog Shootings Top Regional News

Cop acquitted of DUI charges; Local school districts' strip search policies.

Marella Death Remains A Mystery

Authorities want to know who 26-year-old Natalie Marella was with in the final hours before her body was found in a cornfield in western Montgomery County last summer. 

Man Charged in Shooting Deaths of Neighbors' "Beloved Pets" 

A 72-year-old man allegedly admitted to police that he shot the two Bernese Mountain Dogs because he believed they were menacing sheep in an enclosure on his property. 

Cop Acquitted of DUI Charges

46-year-old Gerald Schwartz was acquitted of all charges in an August 2011 incident in which tests showed his blood-alcohol level to be 0.26, more than three times the legal limit. 

Strip Search Policies at Local Schools

One Lehigh Valley school district has moved to allow strip searches of students under specific circumstances. Here's a look at some local school districts' search policies. 

Area Man Arrested With 28 Pounds of Marijuana in Okla.

Police reportedly could smell the marijuana in the trunk from outside the car.

Barbara Ayling February 23, 2013 at 02:09 PM
Those poor dogs had no Ideal. But this man that shot them did.
Corinnhe Griffiths February 23, 2013 at 03:51 PM
My condolences to the children who lost their pets, and the rest of the family, too. It appears that we have only half the story - the ending. Where is the beginning and will we ever know it? I know there is more than has been noted in this article, even though I don't know Mr Pilotti or where he lives.
ceeuu February 23, 2013 at 05:11 PM
David Powell (Editor) February 23, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Corinnhe, if you click on that headline in the article, you'll be taken to the full story.
Terry Shirey February 23, 2013 at 05:19 PM
Just another example of cowboy mentality. Shoot first, then ask questions. It seems to me Mr. Pilotti would have been familiar with these dogs, knowing they belonged to his neighbor, and should have known they weren't a threat to his sheep. Now there is a heartbroken family with an irreplaceable loss of their beloved pets. Just senseless.


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