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Farmers assessing damage after crops damaged by storm

Farmers assess storm damage; 'I don't know how we're going to recover'

Farmers were assessing the storm damage to their crops Wednesday.

Straight line winds, no tornado in Whitehall, NWS says

The National Weather Service has confirmed it was a microburst and straight line winds, not a tornado, that tore through Lehigh County near Whitehall on Tuesday

Bethlehem officials urge people to stay safe this 4th

Bethlehem officials urge people to stay safe this 4th

Bethlehem officials are urging residents to stay safe during this upcoming holiday weekend.

Easton police arrest Shyheem Smith on drug charges

About $30,000 worth of suspected cocaine and a large sum of money were recovered by the Easton Police Department's vice unit after Shyheem Smith was arrested at the Holiday Inn…

Hanover Twp., Northampton County admin bldg

Hanover Township

Disaster emergency declared in Hanover Township

A disaster emergency has been declared in Northampton County's Hanover Township, which was  hard hit by Tuesday afternoon's violent storm.

One block of Bethlehem's Pierce Street closing

Bethlehem's Pierce Street will be closing early next week between Third and Fourth streets.

Northampton residents oppose power plant's proposed emission increase

Residents say they fear lead emissions from the facility have contributed to a higher incidence of autism among children who live nearby.

 

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Allentown landlord walks in on tenant molesting teen, police say

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The 66-year-old suspect said he sexually assaulted the boy because he was lonely and that he'd offered to pay the victim.

Easton man charged with molesting 12-year-old boy

EASTON, Pa.

An Easton man is in custody for committing several sexual acts upon a child.

Easton man punches son's mom, stabs himself, police say

PALMER TWP., Pa.

An Easton man allegedly tried to stab himself to death after punching his son’s mother in the face.

'Smart house' dedication for wounded warrior from Whitehall

Sgt. Adam Keyes was injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan; he lost three limbs.

Police: Spat over price of sex ends in South Whitehall robbery

SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP.

An Allentown woman held a man at knifepoint after they argued over how much he would pay her for sexual favors, court records say.

Tuesday's storm causes widespread damage

A powerful thunderstorm caused widespread damage and may have spawned a tornado in the Lehigh Valley Tuesday.

Airport authority seeks to improve customer experience

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Members of the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA) Tuesday approved a new car rental customer charge and a state transportation grant both designed to make navigating around the airport an improved and more pleasant experience for travelers.

PennDOT's first female secretary speaks at Mack Trucks

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Leslie Richards, Pennsylvania's first female Secretary of the Department of Transportation, visited Mack Trucks, Allentown, Tuesday afternoon to present an update on the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation during the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Transportation Forum.

Emmaus business featured on "The Profit"

EMMAUS, Pa.

A Lehigh County company just got a very valuable wake-up call from a millionaire businessman.

Coplay hit hard by powerful storm

COPLAY, Pa.

Tuesday's powerful storm cause significant damage throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Allentown city employee possible victim of hit-and-run

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown police have a mystery on their hands.

New Rt. 903 turnpike interchange opens in Poconos

HARRISBURG, Pa.

A new "E-ZPass-only" interchange opened at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday to link the Pennsylvania Turnpike with Route 903 in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

Two Gap stores closing at Promenade Shops

UPPER SAUCON TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Two Gap stores in the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley will be closing before the end of July.

Now you can text Lehigh County's 911 center for help

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Lehigh County residents who need help in an emergency now can text as well as call 911.

Allentown man allegedly failed to report baby's broken limbs

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The child suffered multiple arm fractures in 2012 and the man told police he likely caused one of them, court records say.

Allentown man lands in county jail following $15 stickup

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Police say the suspect threatened the victim with a handgun stolen from Wilson Borough.

Drumming up competition in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

J. Birney Crum Stadium was once again the site for a major drum and bugle corp competition, with a show titled "Drum Corps: An American Tradition."

DA: Juvenile probation officer threatened teen, demanded sex, photos

EASTON, Pa.

A juvenile probation officer and Notre Dame wrestling coach has been accused of threatening a teenager under his watch in the justice system.

CVS in Wind Gap robbed of $8,200 worth of medicine

WIND GAP, Pa.

According to police, a surveillance image shows three men and a woman stuffing over-the-counter medicine into shopping bags

Synthetic pot, cardiac arrest lead to death of man in police custody, coroner says

EASTON, Pa.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim says the 25-year-old Upper Saucon Township man had synthetic marijuana in his system at the time of his death.

State of environment key to Lehigh Valley's economy

A recent study by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and Wildlands Conservancy called "Return on Environment" showed the environment is a financial force of nature

FBI arrest, charge Warren County man for role in 14 bank robberies

HARRISBURG, Pa.

Investigators with the FBI arrested and charged 41-year-old Francis Simmons. Police said he robbed 14 banks in five states from November 2013 to November 2014

Jason Davies will stand trial for 2004 rape in Wilson

EASTON, Pa.

Jason Davies will stand trial for a rape that occurred in Northampton County in 2004.

Coroner: Manner of prisoner's death undetermined

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim has ruled the manner of the Jan. 15 death of 25-year-old Andrew Ohl of Upper Saucon Township remains undetermined.

Allentown man accused of exposing himself to woman

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Authorities accuse an Allentown man of exposing himself while trying to drag a woman into an alley.

Bethlehem police say man threw scooter at his daughter

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Bethlehem police say that a father assaulted his daughter when he threw a scooter at the girl from across the living room.

Valley Preferred wins communications award

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Valley Preferred of Allentown was named a winner in the 32nd Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards, the health care industry’s largest marketing communications competition,.

Allentown woman fires shots at parked car, police say

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The victims identified a 23-year-old as the person who fired two shots at their white Infinity, flattening one of the tires, police say.

State Theatre will honor its volunteers Tuesday

EASTON, Pa.

More than 200 volunteers who contribute their time and energy to the State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton will be honored.

Air Products plant in France reopens after terror attack

Operations resumed Monday at the Air Products factory in southeastern France that was the site of a deadly terror attack on Friday.

 
 
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