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Allentown City Council oks appointment of LVHN doc to health board

Allentown City Council meeting
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Preventive and occupational medicine physician Kevin A. Vrablik, MD is the newest member appointed to the Allentown Health Bureau board.

County commissioners give behavioral services provider 1 more year

Lehigh County commissioners 12-17-14
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Despite objections, Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, Inc. will get another one-year contract with Lehigh County.

Commissioners OK major tax hike in South Whitehall

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SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

South Whitehall Township residents will see their taxes increase nearly 36 percent next year as commissioners approved the 2015 budget during Wednesday night's meeting by 4-0 vote.

Macungie woman faces charges for theft and endangering a 6-year-old

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LOWER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa.

A Macungie woman is being charged with multiple crimes, including endangering the welfare of a child, after police said she left her six-year-old daughter in the middle of a busy road while fleeing from Walmart for retail theft.

Stop playing politics with Cedarbrook, says Muller

Lehigh County commissioners

Lehigh County Executive Thomas Muller accuses county commissioners of playing political games with the Cedarbrook nursing homes.

Joseph Hanna announces run for Lehigh County Sheriff

Joe Hanna kicks off campaign

Joseph N. Hanna, recently retired Allentown police chief, announced his candidacy for Lehigh County Sheriff at a reception Monday night in Allentown.

Spending in 2014 campaign for Pa. governor tops $82M

Tom Wolf and Tom Corbett

The record spending in Pennsylvania's 2014 race for governor has now surpassed $82 million.

House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

President Obama's executive actions on immigration are coming under fire on Capitol Hill.

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