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Downtown Allentown resurgence hopes to extend past hockey

Downtown Allentown resurgence hopes to extend past hockey season

The Lehigh Valley is starting look and feel more like "hockey valley" now the Phantoms are in town.

Slate Belt Regional Police on track for April 1 start

Slate Belt Regional Police on track for April 1 start

There's a new police chief in the Slate Belt and his officers will be hitting the streets in a few days.

Baby foxes found in Wal-Mart parking lot are in good hands

Baby foxes found in Wal-Mart parking lot are in good hands

On Tuesday seven foxes were found inside a box near a dumpster at the Trexlertown Wal-Mart parking lot.

Community activists accuse ASD of racial toxicity

Allentown teacher accused of using 'n-word' in class

Community activists are accusing the Allentown School District of harboring "racial toxicity."

Robert Wilkinson

Man who tried to jump off casino deck sentenced

Robert Wilkinson, who threatened to jump off the Sands Casino parking garage with his son in his arms, was sentenced to two to four months in Northampton County Prison Friday.

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Pedestrian hospitalized after being hit by car in Bangor

A pedestrian accident in Bangor, Northampton County, sent one woman to the hospital Thursday night.

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Aldi will reopen two former Bottom Dollar stores

The Aldi grocery chain plans to reopen two former Bottom Dollar grocery stores in the Lehigh Valley.

New charges details in deadly hit and run in Hanover

Allentown man charged with homicide by vehicle

An Allentown man was charged Wednesday with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and other offenses in the death of a pedestrian in Lehigh County.

Equi-librium gives Travis Saveri a happy birthday

Equi-librium gives Travis Saveri a happy birthday

Travis Saveri celebrated his 27th birthday in Nazareth Thursday with some help from a few trusty companions.

Fitness Friday Endurance Multisports

Fitness Friday: Endurance Multisport

If you've ever dreamed of running a marathon, doing a triathlon, or any other long race, there's a new fitness center in Lehigh County aimed at helping you train.

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Dad accused of letting kid's teeth rot, now charged with perjury

A father in trouble for letting his child's teeth rot is facing new charges.

LVCP Planning Commisson

Study: Goods transported by truck through LV will double in next 25 years

By the year 2040, the freight tonnage being transported over Lehigh Valley's most traveled highways will double from the amount currently transported.


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ASD administration under fire at directors' meeting


For the last four years, the month of March has brought madness to the Allentown School District.

Local residents say goodbye to Chuck Bednarik

Local residents say goodbye to Chuck Bednarik

Friends, family and Eagles fans from around the region came together in Bethlehem Thursday to say good-bye to local legend Chuck Bednarik.

As disasters happen abroad, Easton discusses preparedness

As disasters happen abroad Easton discusses preparedness

While emergency situations are playing out on a national and global scale, residents in Easton are stepping up to make sure the community is ready in case a large-scale disaster were to happen here at home.

Honeybees can't stop approval of new Salisbury zoning ordinance

Salisbury Twp. commissioners 3-26-15

The honeybees could not stop Salisbury Township from adopting a new zoning ordinance Thursday night.

Parkland School District collects 20,000 pounds of food

Parkland School District collects 20 000 pounds of food

A friendly competition is helping put food on the table of those who need it most.

Local economist says economy continues to improve

Local economist says economy continues to improve

Kamran Afshar spoke to members of the Lehigh County Bar Association on Thursday.

Local soldier says Bergdahl should be charged with treason

Local soldier says Bergdahl should be charged with treason

A local soldier who went on hundreds of rescue missions looking for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said the former soldier should also be charged with treason.

Teen who admitted assaulting Lehigh student learns his fate

Bryan Sanchez Osorio

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A teenager who admitted to the attempted murder and sexual assault of a Lehigh University student learned his fate Thursday morning.

David Howard gets up to five years for beating death

David Howard

David Howard was sentenced to up to five years in jail in Lehigh County Court Thursday.

Victims identified in fatal Route 33 accident in Palmer Township

2 killed in Rt 33 crash

A Northampton County couple were killed and two others injured in a three-vehicle crash on Route 33 Tuesday night.

County commissioners appoint Cedarbrook and labor negotiating teams

Rev. Rodney Wells

Lehigh County commissioners created their own labor negotiations team Wednesday night.

Lehigh County keeping cross on its seal

Lehigh County seal

The cross stays on Lehigh County’s official seal.

Bethlehem zoners OK apartment project

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A 10-story office building in Bethlehem may get new life as the home to 48 upscale apartments.

S&P raises Allentown's long-term credit rating to 'A+'

Allentown finance committee meeting
Allentown, Pa.

The City of Allentown's long-term credit rating has been raised by Standard and Poor's (S&P) indexers from a 'BBB+" to an 'A+' rating with a stable outlook.

Should developer David Jaindl serve on LV Planning Commission?

David Jaindl

Should Lehigh County developer David Jaindl be appointed to serve on the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission?

Crews battle smoky blaze at fabrication business in Bethlehem

Crews battle smoky blaze at business in Bethlehem

A Bethlehem business went up in flames early Wednesday. Smoke hung over the west side of town.

Easton man gets $7M lottery ticket in get well card

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A Northampton County man got the best get well card ever.

Easton gets first look at 2016 budget

Easton Council meeting

Easton is facing a tentative $1.1 million budget shortfall in 2016 but city officials said Wednesday night they believe the gap can be closed before October when Mayor Sal Panto Jr. presents his budget to city council.

Easton Police honor Ofc. Jesse Sollman

Easton Police honor Ofc Jesse Sollman

Wednesday was a somber day of remembrance in the city of Easton.

Changes coming to the Express-Times

Changes coming to the Express-Times

Beginning May 1, staff will become employees of NJ Advance Media, a digital media company launched in June 2014.

Brown lays out Northampton County’s financial forecast

Northampton County Executive John Brown

One of the biggest challenges facing Northampton County is its habit of dipping into its general fund balance to cover “overspending," said its county executive.

Berks-Lehigh drug ring dismantled in $2.2 million bust

Reading drug bust

Federal and local authorities have dismantled a drug ring that, they said, was operating throughout Berks and Lehigh counties.

Allentown now involved in My Brother's Keeper initiative

Allentown now involved in My Brother s Keeper initiative

Allentown officials are working to help young men of all races succeed.

Report: LNAA hired firm to investigate 2 board members

Report LNAA hired firm to investigate 2 board members

A private investigation into two members of the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority reveals a "conflict of interest," according to a report obtained by an Allentown newspaper.

Coroner IDs body found in Allentown house Monday

Coroner IDs body found in Allentown house Monday

The Lehigh County coroner has identified the body found in a house in Allentown on Monday.

Only 3 yrs math, science required to graduate from Easton Area HS

Easton Area High School

High school students in the Easton Area School District will only have to take math and science for three years to graduate.

Easton father questions school's policy on violence

Timothy Thomas brings his concern on bullying to the Easton SB meeting

An Easton Area parent is questioning school district policy after he says his son was unfairly disciplined for fighting back against a bully on the bus.

Juvenile charged with making threats against Bethlehem high schools

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April Maddona/69News


Students at Bethlehem's three high schools got out of class early Tuesday while officials investigated threats made against the schools.

Easy Eats: Mary Grube

Easy Eats Mary Grube

Not sure what to make your family for dinner this week?

Culture Club back on tour, headlining Musikfest show

Culture Club

For the first time in 14 years, Culture Club is back on the road, and will make a stop in Bethlehem for a Musikfest show in August.


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