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DA: No charges against driver who struck girls in Emmaus

No charges will be filed against the driver of a car that struck and killed one girl and injured another in Lehigh County earlier this month, District Attorney Jim Martin announced Friday.

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Student charged with raping another at Dieruff High School

Rape charges have bee filed against a juvenile Friday in an assault that allegedly took place at Allentown's Dieruff High School.

Police arrest man for homicide in Allentown

Police: Murder sparked by exchange of words between shooter and ex-girlfriend

According to police, an exchange of words between an alleged killer and his ex-girlfriend led to the shooting that left one man dead in Allentown Thursday.

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Pocono Health System merging with LVHN

Pocono Medical Center will be merging into the Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Goats gobble up invasive plants clogging stormwater basin

Three goats named Winky, Blinky and Nodd soon will be feasting on Japanese knotweed that has taken over a stormwater basin next to the Salisbury Township municipal building, which is along Pike Avenue just south of Allentown.

Valley planners hear transportation plan

Details of the Lehigh Valley's Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) were unveiled to members of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) at its monthly meeting Thursday evening.

Detective in road rage trial I thought we were dead

Detective in road rage trial: 'I thought we were dead'

The trial continued Thursday for the Allentown's police chief's son, who's accused in an alleged road rage incident involving a gun.

 

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Valley Planners hear transportation plan

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Details of the Lehigh Valley's Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) were unveiled to members of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) at Thursday evening's monthly meeting.

ASD approves proposed final budget

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Allentown School District is on the threshold of doing something it hasn't done in years.

"Girls on the Run" in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Young runners gave it their all Thursday in the "Girls on the Run" 5K

Coplay cement kilns preservation would cost over $4 million

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Demolition may be inevitable for at least some of the landmark cement kilns that stand along the Lehigh River as monuments to Lehigh County’s industrial history.

Utah man guilty in fraud conspiracy with local doc

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.

A 75-year-old Utah man was found guilty in federal court Wednesday on charges that he conspired with a Lehigh County doctor to defraud the federal government out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Rep. Dent takes 3D look at engineering at ProtoCAM

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent is taking a 3D look at engineering in the Lehigh Valley.

LVEDC gets $500,000 for brownfields redevelopment

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

A $500,000 federal grant will be used to help evaluate and clean up brownfields, abandoned and under-utilized commercial and industrial properties across the Lehigh Valley,

Overturned trailer slows traffic on 78 West

GLENDON, Pa.

A trailer carrying cars detached from the truck hauling it in the area of mile marker 73 on 78 West

Two more eateries coming soon to downtown Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Two more locally-owned eateries will open this summer in downtown Allentown.

No drugs found in police sweep through prison

EASTON, Pa.

No drugs were found in Wednesday's law enforcement sweep through Northampton County Prison, reported county District Attorney John Morganelli, so no arrests will be made.

Good Shepherd one of four companies that want to run Cedarbrook

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Allentown-based Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network wants to run Lehigh County’s Cedarbrook nursing homes.

Lehigh County Commissioners agree to be "My Brother's Keeper"

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Lehigh County commissioners unanimously support a national initiative called “My Brother’s Keeper,” which was started to help boys and young men of color succeed.

US gambling market saturated, yet casinos keep on coming

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.

The casino market in the northeastern United States is saturated, yet that's not stopping some states from approving gambling legislation and companies from building new gambling halls.

Student charged after punching bus aid

LOWHILL TWP., Pa.

Police charged an Allentown boy with assault and harassment after he attacked a school bus aid at the Lehigh Learning and Achievement Center.

Explore our world at a new Da Vinci Science Center exhibit

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

You can take a hot air balloon over the African savanna or swim with the sharks, all right in Allentown.

Easton City Council gets an earful from complaints about noise, speeding

EASTON, Pa.

Easton City Council Wednesday night listened to repeated complaints from West Ward residents about speeding and noise in the city's most densely populated section.

Lehigh County asked to support TIF for former Lehigh Dairy site

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

New life finally may be coming to the partly-demolished eyesore that once was Lehigh Valley Dairy along MacArthur Road in Whitehall Township — and Lehigh County commissioners are being asked to help make it happen.

Ron Angle gets enough votes to run for county controller

EASTON, Pa.

An outspoken politician from Northampton County is taking another stab at local government.

Taylor Swift sends flowers to grieving Emmaus family

EMMAUS, Pa.

Recording artist and Berks County native Taylor Swift sent flowers to a grieving Lehigh County family of an 11-year-old fan who died last week after being struck by a car.

"Property Brothers" hosts speak at Lehigh Valley realtors event

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Drew and Jonathan Scott, hosts of the HGTV show "Property Brothers," were the featured speakers at the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors' third annual "Signature Event."

Nature trail program gains national recognition

EASTON, Pa.

A community-based initiative geared to promoting outdoor fitness recently gained national recognition, winning the American Trails' "Trails for Health Award."

Adult English for Speaker of Other Languages graduation celebration in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Some parents within the Allentown School district have become students themselves

Northampton County man accused of raping a child

ALLEN TWP., Pa.

Brian George, 37, allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with a 6-year-old girl in her residence 

Steelhawks visit Boys and Girls Club in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Some lucky boys and girls got a special visit from a few Lehigh Valley Steelhawks Thursday

Lehigh Valley Hospital plans addition for new arrivals

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Lehigh Valley Health Network) plans to construct a $93.6-million building for babies at Lehigh Valley Hospital's Muhlenberg campus in Bethlehem.

Allentown government buildings closed Wednesday after AC failure

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown City Hall and the city's Public Safety Building were closed Wednesday after the air conditioning broke down in the buildings.

Hundreds of officers sweep through Northampton County Prison

EASTON, Pa.

Hundreds of law enforcement specialists swept through the Northampton County Prison in Easton on Wednesday.

U.S. Rep. Dent visits start-up companies in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15)  visited four early-stage manufacturing companies Tuesday at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, the small business incubator located on Allentown’s south side.

Allentown homes hit by bullets in possible drive-by shooting

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

According to Allentown Police, earlier last night two homes were hit by bullets in a possible drive-by shooting.

Shooting overnight in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown police are investigating a shooting that left one man injured Tuesday night.

 
 
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