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Commissioners back rescue plan for Rest Haven

The Board of Commissioners of Schuylkill County Tuesday voted to help Rest Haven Nursing Home navigate a current cash flow squeeze.

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Walnutport man's get-rich-quick scheme backfires

A 23-year-old Walnutport man tried to get away with stolen lottery tickets.

State trooper foils strong-armed robber

Off-duty state trooper breaks up robbery

A 15-year-old boy was arrested by Bethlehem police early Wednesday after police say he knocked down and attempted to rob a 36-year-old man who was walking home from work.

Downtown Allentown

Allentown downtown rebirth advancing at breakneck speed, mayor says

Allentonians are invited to share their views with city consultants on priorities for future actions shaping downtown Allentown infrastructure, land use, development policy and management, during two days in August.

Motorcycle accident scene

Motorcycle operator injured in Lower Macungie crash

A motorcycle was involved in an accident about 5:50 p.m. Wednesday in Lower Macungie Township.

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Lower Macungie files objections to TIF lawsuit

Lower Macungie Township has filed preliminary objections to a lawsuit that challenges the legality of the township approving a tax increment financing plan for the Hamilton Crossings shopping center.

Bordeaux Lofts developers sued for unfair housing

A federal lawsuit has been filed against developers of Bordeaux Lofts at the Vineyard at Wagner Farms, a 92-unit condominium project in Bethlehem Township, Northampton County.

Palmer Township supervisors

DA’s call for no licenses for 'illegal aliens' gets little attention in Palmer

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.”

Monocacy Park, Bethlehem

Updating Bethlehem park rules is a work in progress

Regulations for city parks are only as good as the enforcement that backs them up, and Bethlehem officials are reviewing rules for local parks.

Albright College campus

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Albright College grad returns as AmeriCorps volunteer

A recent Albright College graduate is giving back to her school by serving as an AmeriCorps volunteer.

Easton Area School Board meeting

Easton's Strong Foundations charter school rejected again

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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Road closure in Whitehall Township

Motorists traveling through a busy Lehigh County area will have to change course while a road is under construction.


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  • Apollo 15 Lunar Rover on moon, astronaut Jim Irwin


    On this day: July 31

    Mt. Fuji erupts, the Apollo 15 astronauts go for a ride, major-league baseball players end their strike, and Michael Phelps swims into Olympic history, all on this day.

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