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Allentown text 9-1-1 service covered by all major cell companies

Allentown residents using all of the nation's major wireless carriers can now text information to 9-1-1 operators.

City Council RAWA come to an agreement

RAWA authorizes execution of new lease, requests small changes

Reading Area Water Authority (RAWA) moved to authorize a lease agreement with the City of Reading on Thursday, but not without leaving room for small changes.

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Iraq hero to be honored with bridge name

When the $28 million bridge is completed in Lehighton, it will be named in honor of a soldier who gave his life to protect our freedom.

Lehigh Valley Planning Commis

Public input sought on new LV regional housing plan

Beginning Friday, you can read -- and offer your comments on -- a new regional housing plan for the Lehigh Valley.

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Allentown teacher dies in motorcycle accident

A 47-year-old Allentown School District teacher died in a motorcycle accident early Wednesday evening in Lower Macungie Township.

Nazareth Council meeting

Nazareth could start regulating rentals

Borough officials say the Nazareth community is set to join a number of other Lehigh Valley municipalities in regulating and inspecting rental properties.

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Man pinned under truck in Bath

A 61-year-old Monroe County man was pinned under a pick-up truck when a co-worker accidentally backed into him Thursday morning.

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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    On this day: August 1

    Oxygen is discovered, Adolf Hitler presides over the opening of the Olympics, a new superhero is introduced, tragedy strikes the University of Texas, and a new all-music TV network debuts, all on this day.

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