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Lehigh County commissioners 1-28-15 meeting

County commissioners blast Exec. Tom Muller as uncooperative

Lehigh County Executive Thomas Muller is being blasted for refusing to meet with the leaders of the nine county commissioners.

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City controller asks for police protection at Easton Council meetings

In the wake of a shooting at a council meeting in Minnesota, Easton Controller Tony Bassil said Wednesday night he wants police protection at city council meetings.

Bethlehem approves full-day kindergarten for all

BASD, teachers reach 3-year pact

It was out with the old and in with the new in three major votes during Wednesday night's Bethlehem Area School District's board of directors' meeting.

Heather Lynn Belford, charged with fraud

Former Scout chair faces fraud charges

A former Cub Scout Committee Chair is getting ready to answer multiple charges for defrauding the Pack and Troop she was meant to serve.

2015 Reading State of City address

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Mayor Spencer on state of city: 'Reading is riding a comeback'

While challenges remain on Reading's road to recovery, the city's future is bright.

New Montgomery County commissioner

Montgomery County picks Valerie Arkoosh as newest commissioner

Montgomery County has filled a vacant spot at the commissioners' table.

Parkland SB

Parkland says no to LCCC request to pre-approve real estate deals

Parkland School Board unanimously has rejected a request from Lehigh Carbon Community College for pre-approval to acquire real estate.

Anthony Ianniello, Joseph Ianniello, Angelo Pennetti, Lisa Lucas, Sherin Darwish

Police arrest 5 in alleged drug trafficking ring

Five people are in custody on drug charges after a search warrant in Monroe County.

Hanover Twp. board of supervisors

Hanover Twp. knows winter is far from done

Like most of the Lehigh Valley, Hanover Township dodged a bullet when Tuesday's massive snowfall prognosis didn't materialize as advertised.

Birds rescued from Weider's home

Macungie man pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges

A Lehigh County man has pleaded guilty to 12 counts of animal cruelty for neglecting over 30 birds and three huskie dogs. He will pay a $50 fine on each count.

Sal Panto appointed vice chair of National League of Cities Committee

Mayor Sal Panto, Jr.  has been appointed vice chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2015 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

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State legislators schedule meeting about gas pipeline

An informational meeting on the proposed 100-mile-long  pipeline that would run through Northampton County has been scheduled for next week in Bath.

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  • President George W. Bush, 2002 State of the Union

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    On this day: January 29

    "The Raven" is first published, baseball and football induct their first hall of fame classes, the Gulf War fighting takes to the ground, and President George W. Bush coins the phrase "Axis of Evil," all on this day.

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