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).
- Hellertown Girl, 16, Missing for 3 Days, According to Viral Facebook Post (Published Jan. 1, 2017) *Note: Mallery Mules was ultimately found safe.
- Police Shooting Suspects Believed on the Loose Near Wedgewood Golf Course in U. Saucon (Published June 24, 2017)
- ‘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.
- Couple Identified in U. Saucon Murder-Suicide That Followed Shooting, Standoff (Published June 25, 2017)
- Former Saucon Valley Student Accused of Murdering Father in California (Published July 6, 2017)
- Police Impersonator Stopped Woman in Lower Saucon, Police Say (Published Feb. 4, 2017) *Note: To date, no arrests have been announced in this case.
- Hellertown Man Was Impaired, Fled After He Drove Truck Into Vape Shop, Police Say (Published April 14, 2017)
- ‘Truck Into Building’ Accident Closes Main Street in Hellertown (Published April 14, 2017)
- Standoff Over in U. Saucon, Suspects Reportedly Found Dead in ‘Murder-Suicide’ (Published June 24, 2017)
- Lower Saucon Man Harassed Hellertown Officer, Police Say (Published May 10, 2017)
- 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.
- School Board Member to Parents Who Complained of Bigotry: ‘It’s Your Problem’ (Published March 29, 2017)
- AG: ‘Horrendous’ Case Involves Pedophile Ring, Abuse of Former Hellertown Boy by ‘Furry’ (Published Jan. 29, 2017)
- Silver Creek Country Club Sold, $2.5 Million in Improvements Planned (Published June 30, 2017)
- 2017 Trick-or-Treat Dates Discussed in Hellertown (Published Feb. 6, 2017)