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'Jolly' Joe Timmer, Musikfest polka icon, dies

The Lehigh Valley has lost a longtime polka legend.

Charles Bud Berge

ArtsQuest

St. Nicholas passes away

A longtime fixture at a Bethlehem holiday festival has passed away.

Northampton School Board

New Northampton middle school ready for 2015-2016 school year

Northampton Area School District's new middle school is expected to open on schedule next month for the start of the 2015-2016 school year.

New, transitional care facility discussed in Upper Saucon

A proposed transitional care facility that would rest across the highway from the Promenade Shops in Upper Saucon Township is one step closer to becoming a reality.

New school board president Michael Goffredo, second from right,

Bangor school board president blasts board members, quits

Bangor School Board president Pam Colton unexpectedly resigned Monday, saying she can no longer tolerate some other members.

Study: more health risks for seniors who stop driving

Study: more health risks for seniors who stop driving

It's a part of getting older that can sometimes be a tough decision to make: giving up the car keys.

Musikfest introduces new app for Apple and Android phones

Musikfest, the nation’s largest free music festival, just announced the release of its new mobile app

 

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Coroner identifies man who died in Northampton County motorcycle accident

EAST BANGOR, Pa.

The coroner has identified the man who was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday morning in Northampton County

Kids travel from The Big Apple to the Lehigh Valley for some fresh air

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Monday afternoon at Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church in Allentown, 23 children from New York met their Lehigh Valley host families for the first time

Lehigh Valley Health Network opens new facility in Fogelsville

FOGELSVILLE, Pa.

A special ribbon cutting ceremony was held Monday to celebrate the opening of a new health center in Lehigh County

Developer invites public to tour landmark hotel in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A landmark building in Allentown appears to be on the upswing.

Historic mansion demolished; 'It's sickening,' says protester

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Protesters lost the fight to save the historic Donecker Mansion in Allentown as the demolition process began Monday.

2 injured in Lehigh Twp. crash

LEHIGH TWP., Pa.

A one-car crash Sunday night sent two people to the hospital.

A-Treat wants you to pick next soda flavor

OREFIELD, Pa.

It's your turn to speak up and have a say in A-Treat's next flavor.

SWAT team arrest man in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

A SWAT team arrested a man in Bethlehem Sunday night who was wanted on felony charges in Berks County.

Police investigating fatal motorcycle crash in Northampton County

EAST BANGOR, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash near the border of Upper Mount Bethel Township and East Bangor.

Online fundraiser underway for family of man found dead in Lehigh River

COPLAY, Pa.

An online fundraiser is underway to help cover funeral expenses for a Lehigh County man who was found dead in the Lehigh River on his 22nd birthday.

Community outreach event helps people with medical bills

COOPERSBURG, Pa.

Community outreach event helps people with medical bills

Man points gun at driver during I-78 road rage incident

BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a man who they say pointed a handgun at another driver during a road rage incident Friday afternoon.

Bethlehem Township proposes stormwater tax to combat flash flooding

BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Last month, a pair of storms caused severe damage throughout Bethlehem Township. After hearing complaints from residents this week, township commissioners proposed a stormwater tax.

Zucchini 500 returns to the Easton Farmers' Market

EASTON, Pa.

It was a fun and zany day of fast food in Easton's Centre Square on Saturday.

Habitat for Humanity dedicates Bethlehem home to former refugee family

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley has dedicated a home on 8th Street in Bethlehem to a family of five.

Community comes together to help make Emmaus roads safer

EMMAUS, Pa.

It was a little over two months ago when an 11-year-old girl was killed and her friend was injured after they were hit by a car while crossing a busy street in Emmaus. Now the community is coming together, to urge leaders to make the road safer.

Partial building collapse in North Whitehall Township injures two

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Two people were injured in a partial building collapse in North Whitehall Township Saturday afternoon.

Lehigh County Jail inmate found dead in his cell

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Officials say a Lehigh County Jail inmate was found dead in his cell Friday morning.

Truck overturns in Lower Macungie Township, snarls traffic

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP, Pa.

A single-vehicle crash in Lower Macungie Township caused some minor traffic issues Saturday morning.

Lehigh Valley summer bucket list

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa.

Discover Lehigh Valley and 69 News teamed up to make a local summer bucket list.

Man with 8-month-old baby in tow leads police on wild chase

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

According to police, the seven mile chase began around 12:45 Friday morning in the area of Tilghman Street and Blue Barn Road in Upper Macungie Township

Pawlowski says he’s staying put; Council considers what ifs

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown's leaders are grappling with a very powerful "what if."

Easton 18-year-old allegedly steals car, drives it into creek

Joey Graham allegedly stole the vehicle from a residence on East Main Street in Pen Argyl 

New program turns cigarette butts into cash in Easton

EASTON, Pa.

A trash issue that has been a real drag in Easton is now becoming a money-maker.

Easton police investigating gunfire that hit house

EASTON, Pa.

Easton police are investigating why a home on South Ninth Street was struck by gunfire Thursday night.

Construction planned for Route 29 in Upper Milford

UPPER MILFORD, Pa.

The bridge was built in 1927 and officials say it is no longer structurally sound

Man arrested in hit-and-run that injured 2 alleged Crips members

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Bethlehem police charged an Allentown man with attempted homicide in a hit-and-run crash that allegedly targeted two reported members of a street gang.

Court Documents: Charges against Marte held for court

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A Northampton man remains in jail for attempting to run over an Allentown police officer last June.

ASD approves contracts and agreements

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Pennsylvania Auditor General's investigation of the charter school deal between the Allentown School District and developer Abe Atiyeh did not garner a word of discussion during Thursday night's board of directors meeting.

Bigger trucks coming to Pennsylvania roadways?

A provision in a federal spending bill would allow 85-foot double tractor-trailer trucks on Pennsylvania roadways

 
 
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