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Lehigh Valley Planning Commission adopts climate and energy elements into comprehensive plan

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Thursday evening adopted a series of integrated climate and energy elements into its comprehensive plan.

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Northampton County homeowner interrupts burglar

State police are investigating a Northampton County house burglary that was interrupted when the owner came home.

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Pottstown banker misapplied funds, feds charge

A 32-year-old former assistant bank manager  from Pottstown has been charged with misapplication of bank funds by the U.S. Justice Department.

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Lehigh County executive proposes budget with no tax hike

A balanced 2015 Lehigh County budget with no tax increase was proposed Thursday afternoon by county Executive Thomas Muller.

Police Chief Thomas M. Trachta, center, at Nazareth Borough Council

Nazareth Borough Council taking hard look at police chief

The hot topic before Nazareth Borough Council Thursday night was what to do with the borough’s  police chief.

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Quakertown School Board lays out improvements to hub transportation system

Transportation for non-public school students and parents in the Quakertown Community School District should now run smoother than in the past.

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Teachers' union president critical of ASD superintendent

Union head Debra Tretter criticized Superintendent C. Russell Mayo over late teacher assignments, among other issues.

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Man charged with a felony for defrauding The Home Depot store

A  Laureldale man, Todd D. Livinghouse, has been charged with a felony for committing multiple instances of fraud at the Home Depot store in Wyomissing.

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Cedarbrook issues dominate Lehigh County commissioners' meeting

Already dissatisfied with the management of Lehigh County’s Cedarbrook nursing homes, county commissioners rejected an estimate that it will take up to one year to turn Cedarbrook around.

Bethlehem City Council members discuss Bethlehem Rail plans

Council committee gives nod to Lehigh Valley Railway

A Bethlehem City Council committee passed a motion Wednesday to recommend  legislation to create a railway authority in the Lehigh Valley.

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New twist to old fair brings in harvest for food bank

Allentown fairgoers experienced a new twist to the 162nd Great Allentown Fair on Tuesday night.

Council member Jeffrey Warren, second from right.

Wanted: New Easton City Council member

A seat on Easton City Council will soon be vacant in the wake of a surprise announcement at Wednesday night’s council meeting.

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    Courtesy of NOAA/Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island

    On this day: September 1

    The last passenger pigeon dies, World War II begins, the Soviet Union shoots down a Korean airliner, and the wreck of the Titanic is discovered, all on this day.

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