NYC fire emergency responders

Mayor: NY blast likely 'gas-related'

Inspectors from New York's gas utility were at a building in Manhattan's East Village on Thursday a little more than an hour before a fiery blast injured at least 19 people, at least four…


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LVCP Planning Commisson

LVPC hears region's comprehensive freight movement profile

By the year 2040, the freight tonnage being transported over Lehigh Valley's most traveled highways will double from the amount currently transported, according to an area freight movement profile and plan presented Thursday evening to members of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC).

ASD administration under fire at directors' meeting

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

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.

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, local 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

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Pedestrian involved accident in Bangor

A pedestrian accident in Bangor has sent one woman to the hospital.

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 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 to say good-bye to local legend Chuck Bednarik.

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.

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.

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Teen who admitted assaulting Lehigh student learns his fate

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

David Howard

David Howard gets up to five years for beating death

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


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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+'

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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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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.

Parkland School District plans for the future

Parkland School District board 3-24-15

With eyes on the future, Parkland School Board is hiring a consultant to evaluate the school district’s needs for the next 10 years.

Sewage nightmare for Palmer Township family

Sewage nightmare for Palmer Township family

A Northampton County family is looking for answers from township officials about an ongoing sewage issue.

Wanted: Easton homeless encampment attacker


Police are searching for a man who was involved in a violent altercation with another man at an Easton homeless encampment.

Debate continues over PennEast Pipeline

Debate continues over PennEast Pipeline

A new study says a major pipeline proposed for our area could save consumers millions but opponents say, first consider the source of that study.

Ten years later, Ofc. Jesse Sollman's death continues to spark change in Easton

10 years later officer s death sparks change in Easton

It was a shooting that shook Easton to its very core.

The art of paper making comes to Cedar Crest College

The art of paper making comes to Cedar Crest College

It's a modern spin on an ancient tradition.

Rep. Schlossberg speaks to the value and danger of social media

Rep Schlossberg knows the value and danger of social media

For Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, connecting with constituents doesn't end after a day at work.

Alzheimer's diagnosis being withheld from patients

Alzheimer s diagnosis being withheld from patients

Imagine having Alzheimer's disease and not being told by your doctor that you have it.

Jewish day school holds model Seder with Israeli students

Jewish day school holds model Seder with Israeli students

Passover doesn't begin until next week, but local students are celebrating early.


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