Local Politics

Scots decide whether to declare independence from England

Scotland independence referendum, voters at polling place

Paul Hackett/Reuters

An independent Scotland could soon become a reality, so is the playing of bagpipes the sound of a revolution or the continued soundtrack of 300 years of tradition?

Pa. Senate committee approves property tax reform bill

Pennsylvania Capitol building - sunny day

Jace Codi/69 News

A measure to reform Pennsylvania's property tax system moved forward in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

Bethlehem leaders seek ways to close $5.9 million budget gap

Bethlehem City Hall

A $5.9 million budget deficit is looming in Bethlehem, but the mayor said he has a plan to fix it, and it's going to require some belt-tightening at City Hall and from residents themselves.

Poll shows Wolf maintaining lead in race for Pa. governor

Poll shows Wolf maintaining lead in race for Pa governor

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is falling further behind in his bid for re-election.

Former Pa. lawmaker to take another shot at House seat

David Kessler

69 News

A former Pennsylvania representative in Berks County is once again setting his sights on Harrisburg.

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Allentown council hires 4 cops, advances "Andre Reed Park"

Allentown City Council
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown City Council approved hiring four more police officers Wednesday night and advanced a proposal to rename an East Side park for pro football Hall of Famer Andre Reed.

Timothy Snyder enters guilty plea in June standoff

Man upset over stolen pocketknife prompts police standoff
EASTON, Pa.

Timothy Snyder of Northampton has entered a negotiated guilty plea in Northampton County County on charges that he caused a standoff with police in June.

Lehigh University's entrepreneurship program honored

Lehigh University
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Accolades continue to pour in to Lehigh University for its outstanding program in entrepreneurial education.

Wehr's Dam supporters seek answers from South Whitehall Twp.

Wehr's Dam at Covered Bridge Park, South Whitehall Twp.

South Whitehall Township

SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

Proponents of saving Wehr's Dam said the administration of South Whitehall Township is darn slow when it comes to determining the dam's future.