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Emmaus man's commitment to his craft has fishing fans hooked

A Lehigh County man has been hooked on a hobby for nearly 40 years and a lot of other people are hooked on what he can make for them including quite a few recognizable faces

NCC's 'Fab Lab' draws interest from the White House

A lab in Bethlehem that encourages people to create and invent their ideas is getting the White House's attention

Lehigh University welcomes the class of 2020

Lehigh University welcomes the class of 2020

It was move in day for freshmen at Lehigh University in Bethlehem

Teachers and students prepare temporary Paxinosa

Teachers and students prepare temporary Paxinosa Elementary School

A new school year, usually means students have to learn a new classroom and school but this year at Paxinosa Elementary school, everyone will be learning the new location,…

PA looks to up the ante in war on prescription drug abuse

Pennsylvania looks to up the ante in war on prescription drug abuse

The launch of a new, online database aims to make "doctor shopping" for pills a thing of the past

Demonstration illustrates dangers of power lines

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Demonstration illustrates dangers of power lines

Smoke and flames are never a good thing when it comes to power lines, but that's exactly what PPL officials wanted to show first-responders with a new machine.

Child cancer awareness events announced

Child cancer awareness events announced

A Lehigh Valley charity is pairing food and drink with a side of fundraising and awareness.


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Suspect appears in court with severed hand re-attached


The Northampton County man who had his hand severed during a home invasion in July appeared before a district judge Thursday for his arraignment with the hand reattached.

VP candidate Tim Kaine to visit Lehigh Valley

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, the Democrats' candidate for vice president, will be campaigning in Pennsylvania next week, and he'll be making a stop in the Lehigh Valley.

Lower Nazareth supervisors to hold hearing on ordinances for health care overlay district


Lower Nazareth Township supervisors Wednesday night passed resolutions authorizing the advertisement of zoning amendment to allow a health care overlay district that would create one of the largest medical campuses in the Lehigh Valley.

Easton sets sights on Centre Square and Wood Avenue projects


City officials are looking for a $400,000 state grant to improve Centre Square and another $1.1 million in grants for improvements to the traffic nightmare on Wood Avenue.

Woman's cries for help alert police to alleged abuse


A neighbor walked to the Nazareth police station after hearing a woman screaming.

Man fights with police during arrest on 2012 charges


The 57-year-old Allentown man allegedly left threatening messages with his insurance company.

Lehigh County Commissioners not enamored with proposed FHA changes

Lehigh County Commissioners on Wednesday night opposed a potential federal transportation funding change they say will hurt the region and specifically their county.

Bernie Sanders launches 'Our Revolution'


Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders formally launched “Our Revolution” on Wednesday night hoping the momentum he built can spark a political revolution.

Two local children's centers announce merger


The Easton-based Spring Garden Children's Center has officially merged with Lehigh Valley Children's Centers

Community gathers in Allentown for Ukrainian flag raising


A flag raising ceremony was held Wednesday morning at City Hall Plaza in Allentown

Mailer cause for concern among charter schools

A mailer has been getting a lot of attention in Bethlehem, and it has complicated "opening day" for a new charter school in Catasauqua, Lehigh County.

Former consultant: Charter school CEO expected to resign


69 News has learned the head of the Innovative Arts Academy Charter School is expected to resign

Man allegedly assaults ex when she tries to retrieve TV


Authorities say the 21-year-old threw her cell phone and dragged her across the sidewalk.

Airport authority sees a future for Braden Airpark


Authority officials are weighing a more than $2 million project that includes upgrades and leasing surrounding land.

Authorities say Wawa employee 'gottahava' lawyer


Police allege the Lower Macungie man skimmed thousands from cash registers.

Fire breaks out in Allentown


A fire broke out at a home in Allentown Tuesday night.

Neighbors vet former historic Bethlehem Armory Project

As a former mayor of Bethlehem, John Callahan was accustomed to speaking at town halls.

Palmer Township supervisors approve minor changes to Amazon warehouse site plan

Palmer Township supervisors Tuesday night unanimously approved a revised site plan for a recently completed 1.1-million-square-foot warehouse on Van Buren Road to be occupied by Amazon.

EASD greets new staff

Easton Area School District is going into the 2016-2017 year with new teachers and increased security

Easton's long-range plan should be ready next month


Easton's comprehensive plan, a blueprint for where the city is headed over the next two decades, went through one of its final edits Tuesday night with City Council and Mayor Sal Panto Jr. providing a few last-minute observations, tweaks and suggestions.

The sweet taste of BBQ is on the way to Allentown's NIZ


The owners of The Bayou in Bethlehem and Grain in Allentown say they are opening a third restaurant in the location of the former Shula's Steakhouse

More to love coming to the Lehigh Valley Zoo


It's the little things that are often a big deal at a zoo like the new title of 'Mom' being tossed around one exhibit, that makes everybody giddy.

Amidst mailer controversy, charter school CEO resigns


The last 48 hours haven't gotten any better for the new Innovative Arts Academy Charter School.with the CEO, Loraine Petrillo, handing in her letter of resignation saying in part

Getting into the 'mindset' of the modern college student

Around this time every year students across the country are gearing up for their freshman year of college and every year a school in Wisconsin releases its "Mindset List" which takes a look at what these students haven't had to live without and some of the things on the list might surprise you

DA: Mayor could be allowed into ARD if he pays restitution, resigns


The mayor of Nazareth, Northampton County, will be forced to step down if he's granted acceptance into a program for first-time offenders.

Police say man assaulted daughter over cell phone argument


Authorities allege he tried to blame blood on her frequent nosebleeds.

State, local leaders blast unauthorized charter school mailer

A mailer that takes a shot at Bethlehem students was sent to homes throughout the area this weekend and that same piece of paper is promoting a new charter school but the charter says it had nothing to do with it

Homeless man allegedly caught with stolen car


Police said the car was spotted across the street from where it was taken.

Alert neighborhood leads to Allentown drug arrest


Police find heroin, marijuana and ammunition in bedroom.

Talen Energy shareholders sue to block takeover bid


Shareholders of Talen Energy are suing to block a take-over bid of the Allentown-based company.


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  • Charles Lindbergh, Spirit of St. Louis

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    On this day: August 26

    Major-league baseball makes its television debut, The Beatles release "Hey Jude," women stage a nationwide strike for equality, and aviation hero Charles Lindbergh dies, all on this day.

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