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Rendering of Bethlehem Parking Authority garage

City Council removing final parking garage barricades

Bethlehem City Council has begun removing the final barricades to construction of the long-debated 626-space parking garage on the city’s Southside.

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Over 1,500 pounds of drugs collected in Lehigh County

Lehigh County residents disposed of 1,504 pounds of expired and unused over-the-counter and prescription medications during Saturday's 11th National Take Back Day.

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Legends of hip-hop Run-DMC to headline Musikfest

One of the biggest acts in hip-hop history is set to headline Musikfest.

Police respond to bank robbery in Whitehall Twp.

Bank robbed in Whitehall

Police responded to an armed bank robbery in Lehigh County Wednesday morning.

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Bethlehem man jailed on shoplifting 'crime spree'

He faces charges in four cases in Lehigh and Northampton counties

Man charged after accidentally shooting himself

Allentown police say a prior felony conviction barred the 33-year-old from having a gun 

Summary trial continued for fired teacher

Summary trial continued for fired teacher

A fired teacher who led Allentown School District students out of the classroom back in September in a series of walkouts had a trial summary date set for Wednesday. However,…

 

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Washington Twp. Supervisors accept bid to fix Old Mill Road Bridge

EMERALD, Pa.

The Washington Township Board of Supervisors Tuesday night entertained two bids it received to repair the Old Mill Road bridge.

Moore Township renames Public Works Director as roads superintendent

MOORE TWP., Pa.

The township board of supervisors, in an unusual public display of friction, Tuesday night stripped fellow supervisor David Tashner Sr. of his public works director title and made him roads superintendent.

Local scouts, dignitaries honored at leadership dinner

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The Minsi Trails Council of the Scouts held its annual Leadership Dinner where WFMZ's Rob Vaughn served as the master of ceremonies

Emmaus boy cooks his way to stardom on Chopped Junior

EMMAUS, Pa.

A 12-year-old boy from Emmaus made his television debut on the show "Chopped Junior" on the Food Network Tuesday night

Allentown students get a ride to school in style

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

On Tuesday, two stellar students from Allentown got to ride to school in style on a fire truck

Local business honored by US Small Business Administration

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Tuesday a pair of veterans, and father-son co-owners, were recognized for their hard work and dedication to those they serve

Woman killed, teen seriously injured in crash

ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Pa.

A woman was killed and a teenager was seriously injured when their cars collided head-on in Northampton County on Monday.

Walmart Supercenter coming to Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Walmart announced plans Tuesday to build a Walmart Supercenter at the intersection of Hellertown Road and Commerce Center Boulevard in Bethlehem

Inadequate fire hydrants endanger Salisbury neighborhood

SALISBURY TWP., Pa.

Inadequate fire hydrants hampered firefighting at three homes destroyed in the last two years in the same hillside neighborhood of eastern Salisbury Township, Lehigh County.

Company will pay $6.8 million for Emmaus Superfund site

EMMAUS, Pa.

Schneider Electric USA will pay a penalty totaling more than $6.8 million for allegedly violating the terms of a 2002 court-approved Superfund consent decree during its cleanup at the Rodale Manufacturing Superfund Site located in Emmaus.

Olympus America pays $306 million kickback settlement

CENTER VALLEY, Pa.

Allegations that Lehigh Valley-based Olympus America, Inc. and some of its subsidiaries paid illegal kickbacks to healthcare providers have been resolved with a $306 million civil settlement with Pennsylvania, other states and the federal government.

Allentown domestic dispute ends in fight with 4 cops

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Police allege 26-year-old Bethlehem man also tried to ditch cocaine in holding cell

Police: drunken man knocks over girlfriend with stolen car

WASHINGTON TWP., Pa.

Authorities said he stole the car after fighting with three people

Crash involving tractor trailer in Salisbury Township

SALISBURY TWP., Pa.

Crews responded to the scene of a crash in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County. It happened Monday afternoon at the intersection of East Rock Road and South Pike Avenue. 

Monroe County man charged in violent DUI crash

U. NAZARETH TWP., Pa.

Witnesses say he was drinking at a Bath bar just before the November 2015 wreck

North Whitehall residents ask supervisors to refund their street lighting fees

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

Alleging they have been unlawfully assessed fees for illuminating the street lights in their housing development for multiple years, two Manchester Place residents asked the North Whitehall Board of Supervisors Monday to authorize the refund of approximately $450 to each of the men who said their street is a private road and claim the township is subsidizing the developer.

Business as usual in Nazareth despite mayor's arrest

NAZARETH, Pa.

It was business as usual at Monday night’s borough council meeting for Nazareth Mayor Carl Strye, Jr., despite being formally charged with stealing.

Allentown teacher wins big on Jeopardy

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown School District math teacher Chris Tempro won more than $18,000 on Monday night's show.

Palmer eyes Pittsburgh firm for its new comprehensive plan

PALMER TWP., Pa.

Palmer Township officials are getting ready to blow the dust off the old comprehensive plan for where the township is headed in the next 10 years or so.

Ironton Rail-Trail agreement forwarded in Whitehall

WHITEHALL, Pa.

The Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners moved several ordinances and resolutions to next week's regular board meeting Monday night.

Bethlehem Township commissioners approve vacation buybacks for non-union employees

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Bethlehem Township commissioners on Monday night approved vacation buyouts for six non-union township employees — some who had received in excess of 300 hours’ vacation in 2014 — who lost time with the adoption of the new paid-time-off policy.

Lehigh County man charged with distribution of child pornography

HARRISBURG, Pa.

The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office announced the arrest of a Lehigh County man for possessing child pornography and distributing it on the Internet

Prosecutors ask judge for Snuka's competency report

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Prosecutors are asking a Lehigh County Judge to force the attorneys for Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka to turn over the former wrestler's psychological report

State police in Bethlehem recognize fallen troopers

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

"Pennsylvania State Police Memorial Day" honors the 96 members who have lost their lives in the 101 year history of the department

Follett Corporation workers authorize strike

EASTON, Pa.

Members of a local Steelworkers union voted to authorize a strike if current negotiations do not yield the results they are looking for

No charges filed in cat's shooting death

NORTH CATASAUQUA, Pa.

The officer involved in the shooting death of a cat in Northampton County will not be charged.

2 US missionaries killed in Jamaica

SAINT MARY, JAMAICA

Two United States missionaries with ties to the Lehigh Valley were found murdered in rural Jamaica.

Dropped bullets lead to lockdown at Emmaus HS

EMMAUS, Pa.

Authorities and school administrators have caught the person who was responsible for dropping bullets inside Emmaus High School in Lehigh County on Monday and have determined there is no threat.

Drunk woman accused of assaulting 2 cops

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Police say the 22-year-old kicked one in the groin, hit another in the head

Illegal left turn turns up stolen handgun, drugs

S. WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

The 'overwhelming odor' of pot prompts police to search the car

 


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