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  • Debris found on Reunion Island

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    Reunion debris was from MH370, France says

    A piece of debris that washed up on the shore of Reunion Island in July was part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the Paris prosecutor's office said Thursday, backing up a statement that Malaysia's Prime Minister made weeks ago.

    Following the analysis...

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INSIDE YOUR TOWN

City Council approves new Allentown finance director

Brent Hartzell (on left) and Mayor Ed Pawlowski before City Council
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown City Council unanimously has approved hiring Brent A. Hartzell, Detroit’s former budget director, as the city’s next finance director.

Lawyer asks DA to drop charges against singing man

James Ochse
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A lawyer representing the Allentown man who was busted while singing a Beach Boys song outside a center-city restaurant last month is asking Lehigh County's district attorney to drop the charges against him. 

Allentown plans to spend $1.3 million on Cedar Beach

Cedar Beach Pool rendering
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown plans to spend about $1.3 million to recreate its Cedar Beach pool by next summer — with new attendance-boosting features including water slides, in-pool climbing walls and designated lanes for swimming laps.

Loan OK'd for purchase, development of former Glidden site

Old Glidden Paints site in Reading

Jon Rodriguez/69 News

HARRISBURG, Pa.

A state loan will help paint a brighter picture for one Reading neighborhood.

City Council approves new Allentown finance director

Brent Hartzell (on left) and Mayor Ed Pawlowski before City Council

Allentown City Council unanimously has approved hiring Brent A. Hartzell, Detroit’s former budget director, as the city’s next finance director.

Kerry in Philadelphia: Iran deal 'will get the job done'

John Kerry in Philadelphia

Matt Slocum/AP

United States Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Philadelphia on Wednesday, seeking public and congressional support for the Iran nuclear deal.

Public hearing scheduled on Martin Tower property

Martin Tower

A public hearing has been scheduled before Bethlehem City Council on the controversial proposal to rezone the 53-acre Martin Tower property.


Local unemployment climbed slightly in July

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The Lehigh Valley's unemployment rate increased to 5.6 percent in July, slightly higher than the state and national rates, according to the state Department of Labor & Industry.