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Tuskegee Airmen member visits Bethlehem

Legendary Tuskegee Airmen member visits Bethlehem

The Tuskegee Airmen made history during World War II, and sparked the blockbuster movie "Red Tails." On Saturday, a surviving member visited Bethlehem to share his story.

Job rally in Easton

Easton Jobs Initiative launched with rally on Centre Square

Business, labor and community leaders all came together to bring more jobs to Easton.

Syrians gather in Whitehall Township to see their country's flag raised

On Syria's Independence Day, dozens came out to see their home country's flag raised alongside of the American flag at the Whitehall Township Municipal Building.

Police investigating a death in Bethlehem

Bethlehem police and the coroner's office are involved in a death investigation.

Brush fire breaks out in Lower Saucon Township

Crews responded to the scene of a brush fire that spread quickly in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County.

Lawmakers host senior fair in Bethlehem

Lawmakers host senior fair in Bethlehem

More than 80 state and local organizations were on hand to share information on programs for older Pennsylvanians.

Sidewalks in Bethlehem come alive with 3-D art

Sidewalks in Bethlehem come alive with 3-D art

Kids use sidewalk chalk to play hopscotch or draw stick figures outside, but some people in Bethlehem are taking it to another dimension.

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Judge denies request to move 14-year-old murder suspect to juvenile facility

Silvonek's attorney John Waldron confirmed Lehigh County Judge Maria Dantos signed an order denying his request to have her transferred. 

Senator Casey visits Northeast Middle School in Bethlehem

Senator Casey visits Northeast Middle School in Bethlehem

Students at Northeast Middle School in Bethlehem showed off their artistic skills while calling for an end to bullying.

Kenneth Wanamaker

Dad pleads guilty to letting child's teeth rot

Kenneth Wanamaker Jr. pleaded guilty in Northampton County Court Friday to charges that he let his child's teeth rot.

Burned and left for dead Allentown pit bull now all smiles

Burned and left for dead, Allentown pit bull now all smiles

There's the saying "you can't keep a good dog down" and Charmane, an adult pit bull, is the perfect example of that.

Wolf says wheels are in motion for manufacturing resurgence

Wolf says wheels are in motion for manufacturing resurgence

Governor Tom Wolf said the wheels are in motion for a manufacturing resurgence in Pennsylvania.

 

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Wilson school growing a teaching garden

Wilson school growing a teaching garden
WILSON, Pa.

The Wilson Area School District in Northampton County broke ground on a new project Friday.

Ground broken for 900-space parking garage in Allentown

Ground broken for 900-space parking garage in Allentown
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Do you have trouble finding parking in downtown Allentown?

Allentown man sentenced for robbery, kidnapping

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HARTFORD, Conn.

Twenty-seven-year-old William Davis of Allentown was sentenced to more than 14 years in prison in Connecticut  Friday, for his participation in a violent kidnapping and jewelry store robbery in April 2013.

Man accused in fatal hit-and-run says he's 'sorry'

Man accused in fatal hit-and-run says he s sorry
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

An Allentown man accused of killing a pedestrian in a gruesome hit-and-run accident appeared in Lehigh County Court for a preliminary hearing Friday morning.

Allentown mayor throws his hat in race for US Senate

Allentown mayor throws his hat in race for US Senate
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski made it official Friday: He is running for U.S. Senate.

Forks Township takes step towards paperless government

Forks Twp. Board of Supervisors meeting
FORKS TWP., Pa.

Officials in one Northampton community are going paperless.

Muhlenberg College "sends silence packing"

Muhlenberg College sends silence packing
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A nonprofit group is carrying a message it hopes will make a difference on college campuses nationwide.

Northampton County clerks finally get a raise

NORCO council meeting
EASTON, Pa.

Saying it was "long overdue," Northampton County Council Thursday night approved raises for 228 clerical workers.

Upper Milford supervisors not pleased with PennDOT road service

Upper Milford Board of Supervisors
UPPER MILFORD TWP., Pa.

The Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors' patience has worn thin with PennDOT's lack of action on township roads.

Bethlehem gears up for 275th anniversary celebration

500 block of Main St, Bethlehem, generic, downtown Bethlehem

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BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Bethlehem officials have big plans to celebrate the city's 275th anniversary next year.

Chemical used to put out washer fire causes hazard

Fire at Firely Pediatrics
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A small fire at a pediatric home in Allentown caused an evacuation early Friday.

Lower Macungie approves plans for Weis, Jimmy John's and 204 apartments

Bertram Winzer
LOWER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa.

Coming this summer to Lower Macungie Township: the first Jimmy John’s gourmet sandwich shop in Lehigh County.

Flu could be coming to Pennsylvania's canines

Flu could be coming to Pennsylvania s canines

Is your dog protected? A new strain of canine influenza has hit five states and could be in Pennsylvania soon.

Northampton buys property for 4th street playground parking lot

Northampton County Council meeting
NORTHAMPTON, Pa.

Northampton Borough Council Thursday approved the purchase of a corner lot for Fourth Street Playground parking.

Lower Macungie voting districts may increase from 10 to 22 by 2017

Lower Macungie
LOWER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa.

Redistricting of voting places throughout Lower Macungie Township may happen before the 2017 elections.

Allentown mayor expected to announce run for US Senate

Ed Pawlowski - Allentown mayor

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ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Allentown mayor will release an announcement on Friday regarding his decision 

Sands Bethlehem announces new Atlantic City area office

Sands Bethlehem announces new Atlantic City area office
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The casino hopes the new office will attract AC gamblers to the Lehigh Valley

Dozens rally outside offices of Congressman Charlie Dent

Dozens rally outside offices of Congressman Charlie Dent
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The protesters demanded Dent come out against fast track for a new trade agreement

Historic homes getting new beginnings in Allentown

Historic homes getting new beginnings in Allentown
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

It looks like a new beginning is right around the corner for more than a half-dozen historic homes in Allentown.

Allentown doubles some parking meter fees, extends hours till 10 p.m.

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Expect to pay more at most parking meters in downtown Allentown.

Allentown mayor considering run for US Senate

Allentown mayor considering run for US Senate
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski may be tossing his hat into the ring for U.S. Senate.

History's Headlines: A Life in Art

History s Headlines A Life in Art
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

On a recent morning, as a reluctant sunshine casts a feeble light on three Allentown Victorian homes visible from his office window at 5th and Linden Streets, Rudy Ackerman is reflecting on his and the Baum School of Art’s past.

PennDOT plugging sinkhole on Route 33

Route 33 generic sign
STOCKERTOWN, Pa.

PennDOT is plugging a sinkhole that opened along Route 33 in Northampton County.

Haz-mat incident turns out to be drug abuser goof

Days Inn
HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Lehigh County, Pa.

A Pennsylvania State Police hazardous materials team was sent to the Allentown Days Inn in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, Wednesday night because of a suspected meth lab in one of the rooms.

Should Pennsylvania bars keep their doors open later?

Should Pennsylvania bars keep their doors open later

Should Pennsylvania bars keep their doors open later?

Hazmat situation forces evacuation at airport hotel

Haz mat at Lehigh County hotel
HANOVER TWP., Pa.

Offiials are working to figure out what triggered a hazmat situation Wednesday night in Lehigh County.

Teens learn how to save money

Teens learn money management
HANOVER TWP., Pa.

You're never too young to start saving money!

State police say no one impersonated officer

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PALMER TWP., Pa.

State police say an incident of a man who reportedly impersonated an officer was unfounded.

James Taylor kicks off summer tour at PPL Center

James Taylor

AP

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

"Sweet Baby" James Taylor and his All-Star Band will kick off their summer tour with an intimate concert at Allentown's PPL Center.

Saucon Valley teachers reject board proposal

Saucon Valley teachers reject board propposal
HELLERTOWN, Pa.

The contract situation in the Saucon Valley School District remains unresolved.

 
 
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