Saucon Source’s 15 Most-Read Stories of 2017

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The year 2017 was another big one for news in Saucon Valley, with crime, schools, business news and breaking news all dominating the headlines.

A perennial subject du jour in Hellertown–the timing of Trick-or-Treat–was also one of the most popular story subjects this year; a year in which Saucon Source published more than 1,000 stories, which together with archived stories published since the site was launched in October 2014 received nearly 1 million page views, according to Google Analytics.

Here are the 15 most-read stories of the year (with #1 being the most-read).

  1. Hellertown Girl, 16, Missing for 3 Days, According to Viral Facebook Post (Published Jan. 1, 2017) *Note: Mallery Mules was ultimately found safe.
  2. Police Shooting Suspects Believed on the Loose Near Wedgewood Golf Course in U. Saucon (Published June 24, 2017)
  3. ‘Threatening’ Email Sent to 8th and 9th Grade Saucon Students (Published Aug. 15, 2017) *Note: No discipline or arrests were ever announced in this case.
  4. Couple Identified in U. Saucon Murder-Suicide That Followed Shooting, Standoff (Published June 25, 2017)
  5. Former Saucon Valley Student Accused of Murdering Father in California (Published July 6, 2017)
  6. Police Impersonator Stopped Woman in Lower Saucon, Police Say (Published Feb. 4, 2017) *Note: To date, no arrests have been announced in this case.
  7. Hellertown Man Was Impaired, Fled After He Drove Truck Into Vape Shop, Police Say (Published April 14, 2017)
  8. ‘Truck Into Building’ Accident Closes Main Street in Hellertown (Published April 14, 2017)
  9. Standoff Over in U. Saucon, Suspects Reportedly Found Dead in ‘Murder-Suicide’ (Published June 24, 2017)
  10. Lower Saucon Man Harassed Hellertown Officer, Police Say (Published May 10, 2017)
  11. Wawa Approved for Rt. 309 and Passer Road in Upper Saucon (Published June 9, 2017) *Note: As of Dec. 28, there is no information about this store on Wawa.com’s “Future Locations” page.
  12. School Board Member to Parents Who Complained of Bigotry: ‘It’s Your Problem’ (Published March 29, 2017)
  13. AG: ‘Horrendous’ Case Involves Pedophile Ring, Abuse of Former Hellertown Boy by ‘Furry’ (Published Jan. 29, 2017)
  14. Silver Creek Country Club Sold, $2.5 Million in Improvements Planned (Published June 30, 2017)
  15. 2017 Trick-or-Treat Dates Discussed in Hellertown (Published Feb. 6, 2017)

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