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Lehigh County DA expands Domestic Violence Unit

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Lehigh County District Attorney's Domestic Violence Unit has been expanded and the processing of domestic abuse cases through the court system has been changed to strengthen prosecutors’ and the court’s response to domestic violence cases, according to a Wednesday news release from District Attorney James B. Martin.

70 mph speed limit sign Pennsylvania Turnpike

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Turnpike speed upped to 70 between Morgantown, Blue Mountain

MIDDLETOWN, Pa.

Drivers with the need for more speed are in luck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Berks and Cumberland counties.

Woman takes a stand against crime in her neighborhood

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Woman takes stand against crime in her neighborhood

READING, Pa.

A Reading woman is taking a stand against crime.

DA expands Domestic Violence Unit

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Lehigh County District Attorney has announced changes to the county's domestic violence unti, which will benefit victims.

Dorm room organization: Big ideas for small spaces

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

College students are making their back to school shopping lists, and having to fit all their belongings into a small dorm room space can be a little nerve-wracking at times.

Route 611 sign

Next phase of repair work to begin on heavily traveled bridge

POCONO TWP., Pa.

PennDOT is set to begin the next phase of a project to repair a heavily traveled bridge on Route 611 in the Poconos.

Job-seekers line up for Allentown job fair

Job-seekers line up for Allentown job fair

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

More than one thousand people attended a job fair Thurdsay for positions in Allentown's Neighborhood Improvement Zone, or NIZ.

Police: Man had many pornographic images of young children

WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

A Whitehall man has been arrested for allegedly viewing and downloading online pornographic images of children as young as 3 years of age, according to court documents.

ladder into swimming pool

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Cedar Beach pool reopens

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The pool at Allentown's Cedar Beach is reopening at noon Wednesday.

Train fatalities identified in Upper Milford Township

2 men struck, killed by train near Emmaus identified

EMMAUS, Pa.

The Lehigh County coroner's office has identified the two young men who were hit and killed by a train Monday afternoon.

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