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Road closure in Whitehall Township

Whitehall Township announces that effective Wednesday, July 30, 2014 until further notice, Center Street a Township owned street will be closed from S. R. 145/MacArthur Road to Ruch Street for road reconstruction.

Congressman Dent introduces bill for permanent authorization of National Heritage Areas

Congressman, Charlie Dent (PA-15), and Democratic Congressman, Paul Tonko (NY-20) have introduced a bill-H.R. 445, that would permanently authorize the current 49 National Heritage Areas (NHA), and require new Heritage Areas to have a viable management plan in place before any designation by Congress.

Palmer Township supervisors

DA’s call for no driver’s licenses for “illegal aliens” gets little attention in Palmer

Township officials heard a plea Tuesday night not to endorse the idea of giving driver’s licenses or any kind of ID cards to “illegal aliens” from Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, but township supervisors took no action and quickly moved onto other business.

Easton Area School Board meeting

Easton's Strong Foundations charter school rejected for second time

For the second time in four months, the Easton Area School Board has said no to the idea of a charter school opening within the school district.

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Daniel Devitt of Palmerton waives theft hearing

Daniel Devitt, the UPS worker accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from the company, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

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Garden of marijuana sends Allentown man to court

A 48-year-old Allentown man will be going to court on charges that he had a thriving marijuana garden in his backyard.

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Talkin' trash: garbage collection nights changing in Allentown

The city of Allentown has announced a number of changes to trash collection nights.

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Double shooting leaves Wilson residents scared

A rash of violent crime in one borough in Northampton County has some residents seeing red.

Residents fed up with violence in Wilson Borough

Residents fed up with violence in Wilson

A shooting in broad daylight is the last straw for one Northampton County community.

Northampton Co. Exec John Brown at a town meeting

Northampton County exec undeterred by low attendance, budget deficit

Low attendance at his town meeting didn't affect John Brown's attitude.

Bethlehem Twp. planners meeting

Overflow crowd opposes housing development in Bethlehem Twp.

Nearly 150 concerned residents crammed into a meeting in Northampton County to oppose a proposed housing development that may jeopardize wetlands.

Borough of Quakertown council

Quakertown park naming rights up for grabs

Quakertown officials will be visiting with potential donors in coming weeks in hopes of finding a name for their newest park, currently under construction in the borough.

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    On this day: July 30

    Henry Ford is born, the host nation captures the very first World Cup, the USS Indianapolis sinks into shark-infested waters, and Hoffa goes missing, all on this day.

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