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Muhlenberg College students in Nepal at time of devastating quake

Three Muhlenberg College students were in Nepal at the time of Saturday's devastating earthquake.

Great Allentown Cleanup

More than 700 volunteer for Great Allentown Clean Up

More than 700 volunteers helped pick up trash, sweep streets, and make things look a little nicer in Allentown.

Deacons ordained

Diocese of Allentown welcomes 47 permanent deacons

Forty-seven men, called from each of the five counties of the Diocese of Allentown, were ordained permanent deacons by Bishop John Barres at St. Thomas More Church in Allentown on Saturday.

Graffiti concerns

'Lake' graffiti spreads in Allentown, Bethlehem

Investigators are working to figure out who has been spray painting graffiti in different places in Allentown and Bethlehem.

Former boxer killed

RPD homicide detectives seek clues in killing of pro-boxer

Homicide investigators in Reading went door-to-door in the city's Glenside neighborhood on Friday.

Pa State Trooper car

State Police on the hunt for vandals

State Police are on the hunt for vandals who destroyed mailboxes and street signs in Lower Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County.

Allentown skyline

The Great Allentown Cleanup

The spirit of Earth Day continues with ninth annual The Great Allentown Cleanup

Police mayor discuss synthetic marijuana problem

Police, mayor discuss synthetic marijuana problem

Concern continues to grow about overdoses -- and possible deaths -- linked to synthetic marijuana.

Circus workshop at Muhlenberg College

Cirque du Soleil-type show comes to Muhlenberg College

The circus is in town. Muhlenberg College students put on quite the show Friday night.

Dancing with the LV Stars hits the stage

Dancing with the LV Stars hits the stage

Lehigh Valley stars competed on the dance floor at a fundraiser for The Freddy Awards.

WFMZ's Eve Tannery wins Dancing with the Lehigh Valley Stars

We're going behind the scenes of Dancing with the Lehigh Valley Stars!

Officers adjusting well to new department in the Slate Belt

Officers adjusting well to new department in the Slate Belt

A new police force is now patrolling parts of Northampton County.

 

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Lehigh couple in Statue of Liberty's crown when told to evacuate

Statue of Liberty threat

Julio Cortez/AP

NEW YORK

Tourists were evacuated Friday from the Statue of Liberty, where New York City police said they responded to a report of a suspicious package.

LVHN highlights gift of life at transplant symposium

LVHN highlights gift of life at Transplant symposium
SALISBURY TWP., Pa.

Lehigh Valley Health Network is celebrating the gift of life.

Activists charge Allentown School District with 'racial toxicity'

Community rallies at Allentown School District meeting
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Community members donned surgical masks that read "racism is toxic" at the district's board meeting on Thursday.

Allentown police, Lehigh County sheriff's office square off on diamond

Allentown Police Lehigh County Sheriff s Office square off
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

It was a battle for bragging rights in Allentown Thursday night.

Pawlowski kicks off United States Senate campaign

Pawlowski kicks off United States Senate campaign
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Dozens of supporters and political leaders gathered in front of the PPL Center for the mayor's campaign kick off Thursday.

Civil rights leader James Lawson speaks of an America that is yet to be

Rev. James Lawson
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

You might expect that an elder statesman of the American civil rights movement would be content to just look back and proudly reflect on how dramatically the nation has changed.

Lehigh Valley Stars dancing up support for the Freddy Awards

Lehigh Valley Stars dancing up support for the Freddy Awards (1)
EASTON, Pa.

The "Dancing with the Lehigh Valley Stars" show benefits the Freddy Awards program, which recognizes and showcases high school musical theater students.

Convicted killer Demar Edwards wants a new trial

Convicted killer Demar Edwards wants a new trial
EASTON, Pa.

Convicted killer Demar Edwards wants a new trial in Northampton County Court.

Walmart holding job fair on Friday in Easton

Walmart holding job fair on Friday in Easton
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The company will hold a job fair Friday from 9-11:30 a.m. in the morning at ProJeCt Fowler Literacy Center in Easton.

Northampton Community College designated Green Ribbon School

Northampton Community College designated Green Ribbon School
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Northampton Community College has received some special recognition from the Department of Education.

As temperatures drop, concerns for local farmers rise

As temperatures drop concerns for local farmers rise
BREINIGSVILLE, Pa.

The freezing temperatures in the forecast for Thursday night are threatening to wipe out some local crops.

Community activist Ernie Atiyeh dies

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Atiyeh served as the president of the Allentown President's Council

Local students compete in Envirothon

Local students compete in Envirothon
BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa.

Local high school students went head-to-head over the environment.

Bethlehem unveils mayor's official portrait

Bethlehem unveils mayor s official portrait
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The mayor of Bethlehem has officially been painted into history.

Police ID man struck, killed by train in Wernersville

Train accident in Wernersville

Gregory Didyoung/69 News

WERNERSVILLE, Pa.

Police on Thursday identified a man who was struck and killed by a freight train in Berks County as being from Lehigh County.

Readily accessible K2 is threat to students, schools say

Synthetic drug a threat to students officials say
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Some local school officials are issuing a warning amid a recent outbreak of overdoses related to synthetic marijuana.

Bangor man charged with operating meth lab

Bangor police car, generic
BANGOR, Pa.

Thirty-seven-year-old Jason P. Lane of Bangor was arrested Thursday morning for operating a meth lab in the Northampton County borough.

Official vows to find person responsible for Blue Mountain forest fire

With Blue Mountain brush fire contained regrowth can begin
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A county official says a forest fire on Blue Mountain last weekend was not an act of nature.

Competitors prepare as 'Dancing with the LV Stars' approaches

Competitors prepare as Dancing with the Lehigh Valley Stars
EASTON, Pa.

Competition is heating up among contestants for "Dancing with the Lehigh Valley Stars."

In Easton, Council turns its sights on the Christmas holiday season

EASTON, Pa.

It may be spring but Easton City Council spent a large chunk of time Wednesday night discussing the 2015 Christmas holidays.

Educators discuss state funding's affect on students, taxpayers

CENTER VALLEY, Pa.

How does state funding of public schools affect taxpayers and students?

It's Zosky for LCA board, Crampsie for airport authority board

John Crampsie and Deana Zosky
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Lehigh County commissioners made two appointments to the boards of the Lehigh County Authority and Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority Wednesday night.

Dangerous drug raising red flags in Lehigh County

Dangerous drug raising red flags in Lehigh County
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Officials at local hospitals in Lehigh County say they are seeing a huge surge in the number of patients overdosing on synthetic marijuana.

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld to perform at Musikfest in Bethlehem

Jerry Seinfeld

Skip Nocciolo/CNN

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is set for a return to the region.

Police search for man wanted in connection to armed robbery

Police search for man wanted in connection to armed robbery
PEN ARGYL, Pa.

Police said a man is wanted for an armed robbery at a Turkey Hill in Pen Argyl on Monday night.

Proof Positive: Third Street Alliance opens mansion for tours

Proof Positive 3rd Street Alliance opens mansion for tours
EASTON, Pa.

You may have driven past the building, but have you ever wondered what's inside the mansion with a mission in Easton?

Allentown residents showing their green thumbs on Earth Day

Allentown residents showing their green thumbs on Earth Day
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Some Allentown residents are showing off their green thumbs on this Earth Day.

Wind Gap named Appalachian Trail community

Wind Gap named Appalachian Trail community
WIND GAP, Pa.

Wind Gap, in Northampton County, could soon see an uptick in foot traffic.

Lottery machine stops car from going further into store

EMMAUS, Pa.

A regular customer at a Lehigh County store got into the store without having to leave her car!

Easton man arrested after attempting robbery

Handcuffs

AlexRaths / iStock

PALMER TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Police arrested an Easton man who tried to rob the Kay Jewelers in Palmer Park Mall Wednesday morning, then attempted to steal merchandise from a Walmart in Lower Nazareth Township.

 
 
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