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Discussion continues over seven-story high rise in Bethlehem

South Bethlehem Historic Board tables developer's plan

On Monday night, the South Bethlehem Historic Conservation District resembled a hung jury on developer Dennis Benner's proposed 7-story building at Third and New streets.

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Muhlenberg College students witness Nepal devastation

The school announced after Saturday's earthquake that four students studying abroad in Nepal are safe.

Ground broken for Guardian Life Insurance s new facility

Ground broken for Guardian Life Insurance's new facility

The company broke ground on its future 31-acre site on Sterner's Way in Hanover Township

Route 145 wreck

Northampton County woman sentenced in fatal crash blamed on lack of sleep

Courtney Quinn was sentenced to one to two years in jail after a fatal crash a year ago that authorities said was due to lack of sleep.

NCC opens Center for Civic and Community Engagement

NCC opens Center for Civic and Community Engagement

Northampton Community College is reaching out to the community.

Bottoms up Mayor encourages others to get colonoscopy

Bottoms up! Mayor encourages others to get colonoscopy

He put it off for 13 years, but last month, Easton Mayor Sal Panto joined the "colonoscopy club."

Families rally to prevent more heroin deaths

Families rally to prevent future deaths from heroin

 The parents of two young men, who both died of overdoses in January, put together the "Sounding Out Against Heroin" fundraiser in Lehigh County Sunday.

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Guardian Insurance breaks ground on new regional center

Guardian Insurance employees can look forward to working in a new 31-acre facility in Northampton County.

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3 Doors Down & Collective Soul headlining Musikfest

Musikfest is adding two more acts to its 2015 lineup.

Cat show in Palmer Twp

Cat lovers raise funds for local shelters

Cat lovers gathered in Northampton County Sunday for the Championship Cat Fanciers of America Cat Show.

Workers killed on the job remembered Sunday

Ceremony remembers those killed on the job

A somber memorial in Bethlehem Sunday remembered hundreds of workers killed on the job.

Officials search for family of Allentown woman

Officials are hoping the public can help identify the family of an Allentown woman.

 

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The Great Allentown Cleanup

Allentown skyline
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The spirit of Earth Day continues with ninth annual The Great Allentown Cleanup

Female civil rights icons share their stories

Women leaders of civil rights
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Female leaders during the civil rights movement told their stories at an event in downtown Allentown Sunday.

Muhlenberg College students in Nepal are safe following quake

Muhlenberg College students in Nepal during earthquake
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Four Muhlenberg College students who are studying abroad in Nepal are safe, after a 7.8 magnitude eathquake tore through the country Sunday.

Bullets fly in Stockertown neighborhood

Bullets Fly in Stockertown Neighborhood
STOCKERTOWN, Pa.

One local community is outraged stray bullets continue to fly through their Northampton County neighborhood.

Arc film festival, art display shed light on bullying

Program sheds light on bullying
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton counties hosted the festival "This is What Bullying Feels Like" at Muhlenberg College this weekend.

Car splits in half after hitting tree

Car splits in half
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A car split in half after crashing into a tree in Allentown, according to crews at the scene.

Lehigh Valley Polish community honors one of its heroes

Pulaski
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Crowds gathered at the Pulaski Monument in Bethlehem Sunday morning.

Driver ditches Mercedes following hit-and-run crash

Route 33 generic sign
BUSHKILL TWP., Pa.

Police in Northampton County are searching for a driver who ditched a Mercedes following a hit-and-run crash on Route 33.

Miracle League takes the field at Coca-Cola Park

Miracle League takes the field at Coca-Cola Park
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Before the IronPigs took the field Saturday night, the Miracle League played a game at Coca-Cola Park.

More than 700 volunteer for Great Allentown Clean Up

Great Allentown Cleanup
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

More than 700 volunteers helped pick up trash, sweep streets, and make things look a little nicer in Allentown.

Diocese of Allentown welcomes 47 permanent deacons

Deacons ordained
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Forty-seven men, called from each of the five counties of the Diocese of Allentown, were ordained permanent deacons by Bishop John Barres at St. Thomas More Church in Allentown on Saturday.

'Lake' graffiti spreads in Allentown, Bethlehem

Graffiti concerns

Investigators are working to figure out who has been spray painting graffiti in different places in Allentown and Bethlehem.

RPD homicide detectives seek clues in killing of pro-boxer

Former boxer killed
READING, Pa.

Homicide investigators in Reading went door-to-door in the city's Glenside neighborhood on Friday.

State Police on the hunt for vandals

Pa State Trooper car
LOWER MT. BETHEL TWP., Pa.

State Police are on the hunt for vandals who destroyed mailboxes and street signs in Lower Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County.

Police, mayor discuss synthetic marijuana problem

Police mayor discuss synthetic marijuana problem
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Concern continues to grow about overdoses -- and possible deaths -- linked to synthetic marijuana.

Cirque du Soleil-type show comes to Muhlenberg College

Circus workshop at Muhlenberg College
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The circus is in town. Muhlenberg College students put on quite the show Friday night.

Dancing with the LV Stars hits the stage

Dancing with the LV Stars hits the stage
EASTON, Pa.

Lehigh Valley stars competed on the dance floor at a fundraiser for The Freddy Awards.

WFMZ's Eve Tannery wins Dancing with the Lehigh Valley Stars

EASTON, Pa.

We're going behind the scenes of Dancing with the Lehigh Valley Stars!

Officers adjusting well to new department in the Slate Belt

Officers adjusting well to new department in the Slate Belt

A new police force is now patrolling parts of Northampton County.

Lehigh couple in Statue of Liberty's crown when told to evacuate

Statue of Liberty threat

Julio Cortez/AP

NEW YORK

Tourists were evacuated Friday from the Statue of Liberty, where New York City police said they responded to a report of a suspicious package.

LVHN highlights gift of life at transplant symposium

LVHN highlights gift of life at Transplant symposium
SALISBURY TWP., Pa.

Lehigh Valley Health Network is celebrating the gift of life.

Activists charge Allentown School District with 'racial toxicity'

Community rallies at Allentown School District meeting
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Community members donned surgical masks that read "racism is toxic" at the district's board meeting on Thursday.

Allentown police, Lehigh County sheriff's office square off on diamond

Allentown Police Lehigh County Sheriff s Office square off
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

It was a battle for bragging rights in Allentown Thursday night.

Pawlowski kicks off United States Senate campaign

Pawlowski kicks off United States Senate campaign
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Dozens of supporters and political leaders gathered in front of the PPL Center for the mayor's campaign kick off Thursday.

Civil rights leader James Lawson speaks of an America that is yet to be

Rev. James Lawson
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

You might expect that an elder statesman of the American civil rights movement would be content to just look back and proudly reflect on how dramatically the nation has changed.

Lehigh Valley Stars dancing up support for the Freddy Awards

Lehigh Valley Stars dancing up support for the Freddy Awards (1)
EASTON, Pa.

The "Dancing with the Lehigh Valley Stars" show benefits the Freddy Awards program, which recognizes and showcases high school musical theater students.

Convicted killer Demar Edwards wants a new trial

Convicted killer Demar Edwards wants a new trial
EASTON, Pa.

Convicted killer Demar Edwards wants a new trial in Northampton County Court.

Walmart holding job fair on Friday in Easton

Walmart holding job fair on Friday in Easton
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The company will hold a job fair Friday from 9-11:30 a.m. in the morning at ProJeCt Fowler Literacy Center in Easton.

Northampton Community College designated Green Ribbon School

Northampton Community College designated Green Ribbon School
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Northampton Community College has received some special recognition from the Department of Education.

As temperatures drop, concerns for local farmers rise

As temperatures drop concerns for local farmers rise
BREINIGSVILLE, Pa.

The freezing temperatures in the forecast for Thursday night are threatening to wipe out some local crops.

 
 
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