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layoffs at cedarbrook

More than 40 positions being eliminated at Cedarbrook

More than 40 positions at Lehigh County's Cedarbrook nursing homes are being eliminated in the next two weeks.


episcopal house evacuated

Senior housing high-rise being partially evacuated

Allentown Fire Department is evacuating portions of a senior high-rise building after high carbon monoxide readings were found in some areas.

Northampton DA wants new execution date for mass murderer

Northampton DA wants new execution date for mass murderer

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli wants a date set for the execution of convicted mass murderer Michael Ballard.

New safety measures to be in place for Musikfest

New safety measures to be in place for Musikfest

Preparations are underway for the 32nd Musikfest.

Palmer Twp. to close parks on weekends

Besieged by another round of complaints, Palmer Township supervisors Monday night took the unusual step of closing Pen Pump Park to the public on weekends, effective this weekend…

Bethlehem Township and Freemansburg join forces in stormwater fight

Bethlehem Township Commissioners say they will work with their neighbors in Freemansburg in their efforts to make stormwater improvements.

PPL reports loss after Talon

PPL reports loss after Talon spin-off

PPL is taking stock of its bottom line after parting ways with the power generation side of its business.

 

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Easton artist delivers portraits of church shooting victims

EASTON, Pa.

An art teacher in Easton has made a special delivery to a church in South Carolina.

Art advocate seek more funding in state budget

ALLENTOWN, Pa

Randall Forte, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Arts Council, says it is unfortunate that Pennsylvania still doesn't have a spending plan more than a month into the fiscal year.

Borough supports extreme bicycle course

CATASAUQUA, Pa.

An extreme sport on a homemade course isn't something you'd expect a local municipality to support.

CVS pharmacy chain announces affiliation with LVHN

WOONSOCKET, R.I.

CVS has entered into a new clinical affiliation with Lehigh Valley Health Network that promises to "help enhance access to high-quality, affordable health care services for patients."

Lehigh County Meals on Wheels remains award winning

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County has been honored with a prestigious Top-Rated Award by Great Nonprofits, a leading provider of user reviews about non-profit organizations.

Bethlehem police issue kidnapping phone scam warning

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The Bethlehem Police Department is alerting the public about a new telephone kidnapping scam.

OraSure lands emergency authorization for Ebola test

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The FDA granted the Bethlehem-based company emergency use of the rapid detection test for labs equipped and trained to conduct Ebola testing.

Community rallies around hit-and-run victim

EMMAUS, Pa.

A victim of a hit and run crash in Lehigh County is still recovering seven months later.

Relic of Pope John Paul II brought to Lehigh Valley

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Ukrainian Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, once the private secretary to Pope John Paul II, presented his relic Sunday afternoon.

Group searches for missing woman on her birthday

NAZARETH, Pa.

Family and local volunteer search groups stepped in Sunday afternoon, to search for 43-year-old Ellen Beth Greenberg on her birthday.

Man arrested for failing to tell partners he was HIV positive

EASTON, Pa.

Easton police say they've arrested a New Jersey man who failed to tell sexual partners he is HIV positive.

Police: Mechanical malfunction may have lead to motorcycle crash

MOORE TWP., Pa.

A possible mechanical malfunction may have caused a motorcyclist to crash into a wooded area Sunday morning.

Veterans from the Wounded Warrior Project get certified to scuba dive

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Dozens of veterans from the Wounded Warrior Project, along with help from the Handicapped Scuba Association, are taking to the water at Dutch Springs.

Two-vehicle accident shuts down Route 100 in Lower Macungie Township

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Emergency crews responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident that shut down part of Route 100 in Lower Macungie Township Saturday morning.

Police step in to establish order at Palmer Township park

PALMER TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Palmer Township Police are cracking down on the loud and obnoxious behavior residents have reported at Penn Pump Park.

Bethlehem Police Department warns public of "new, frightening scam"

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The Bethlehem Police Department is alerting the public to a new, frightening scam that is targeting Bethlehem residents.

Man arrested for stabbing in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown Police say a man has been arrested for an early morning stabbing in Allentown.

One hundred years old and still marching to the beat of her own drum

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Thousands of musicians and spectators marched into the area and into J. Birney Crum Stadium for the event. And while on the field musicians ranged in age from 17-22, one spectator in the stands is just a bit older

52nd annual Das Awkscht Fescht underway in Macungie

A weekend of cars, food and fun is kicking off at Macungie Memorial Park in Lehigh County

Judge reconsidering decision over video release of Easton police involved shooting

EASTON, Pa.

The attorney for the family of Richard Scheuermann said the request for police dash cam video is being filed in response to a separate court case where a similar video was released

Feds grant Allentown more time to submit documents

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown city officials asked for more time and got it to get together all the information that's being collected in connection with a federal probe.

Drum and bugle competition reaches a crescendo in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

J. Birney Crum Stadium was once again the site for a major drum and bugle corp competition

Accident in Lehigh Township sends two to hospital

LEHIGH TWP., Pa.

It happened shortly before 5 p.m. at the intersection of Locust Drive and Cherryville Road

$30 million needed to renovate Bethlehem's Boyd Theatre

BETHLEHEM, Pa.


Crews respond to hazmat spill at Nestle distribution center in Upper Macungie

UPPER MACUNGIE, PA.

Local fire crews and the county's special operations unit responded to the call around 5:30 p.m.

Easton police looking for person acting suspiciously around children

EASTON, Pa.

Easton Police are searching for a man who was reported to be acting oddly around children.

Road work on Route 22 expected to cause major delays

A PennDOT project on Route 22 next week is expected to cause major delays for motorists.

Student-built home for sale

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

Lehigh County Technical Institute students have built a 2,300 square foot ranch home that's now available for sale.

3 charged with dealing meth

Three people are accused of dealing methamphetamine in Lehigh County.

LVPC executive director finds governor’s advisory board “impressive”

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Calling it a “real honor” to serve on Governor Wolf’s newly formed advisory board on economic development, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) Executive Director Becky Bradley described her first meeting with the governor and fellow advisory board members earlier Thursday in Harrisburg as an “interesting and refreshing collaborative effort with an impressive broad-based group of professionals”.

 
 
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