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Mom gets probation for allegedly punching girl

Mother gets probation for allegedly punching teen

An Allentown mother has learned her fate for allegedly punching a 14-year-old girl in the face.

'Yoga Girl' author gets rock star welcome in Bethlehem

The Yoga Girl got a rock star reception in Bethlehem Area Public Library Monday night.

Culinary competition stirs up fun in Lehigh County

Culinary competition stirs up fun in Lehigh County

In the sixth annual SkillsUSA Council Culinary Challenge, students from area vocational schools teamed up with local chefs to compete against each other and feed a crowd of more than 100 people

Lehigh Valley Steelers returning for 2015 season

The Steelers will be holding a public try out on Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m. at Game Time Field House, 155 Nestle Way in Breinigsville.

Lehigh Valley International Airport in snow

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Lehigh Valley International Airport's traffic continues to rise

LVIA saw a 17 percent rise in traffic in February, its largest increase since February 2011. 

Allentown School District lays out the plans for new school

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. awarded renovations for new Allentown School District high school

The new high school is a partnership between the school district and Building 21, an organization that partners with communities and school districts to design, open and operate new high schools.

Easton restaurant owner opens doors to feed those in need

Easton restaurant owner opens doors to feed those in need

Owner Mike Pichetto doesn't get to cook in the kitchen at 3rd and Ferry St. Fish Market often.

Lafayette College

Half of Lafayette College campus loses electricity

A malfunction in an electric substation cut off power to about half the campus at Lafayette College in Easton Monday afternoon.

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Man accused of threatening to kill Lehigh University police

A Bethlehem man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill the chief of the Lehigh University Police Department as well as all the officers that work for him.

Nakia Rivera heads to trial

Woman who kidnapped estranged girlfriend will spend years behind bars

A woman who pleaded guilty to kidnapping her estranged girlfriend learned her fate in court Monday.

Program helps seniors find financial help

Money available to help seniors

A local non-profit is helping senior citizens save hundreds of dollars a month by taking advantage of state and local benefits.

Downtown Allentown resurgence hopes to extend past hockey

Downtown Allentown resurgence hopes to extend past hockey season

The Lehigh Valley is starting look and feel more like "hockey valley" now the Phantoms are in town.


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Jaws of Life needed to rescue man from crash

Man cut out of Tilgman St crash

One man had to be rescued with the Jaws of Life after a three car crash on Tilghman Street in Allentown Sunday.

Easton Police: Two more residences struck by gunfire in West Ward

2 homes hit by gunfire in Easton

Easton Police say they are investigating the scene of a shots fired call, where two residences were struck by gunfire.

Hit and run on I-78 leaves man with severe injuries


Pennsylvania State Police Belfast are investigating a hit and run that sent one man to the hospital with severe injuries.

Teen receives special birthday surprise from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Teen receives birthday surprise from LV Phantoms

A teen battling a rare terminal illness received a special birthday surprise from his favorite hockey team, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Aldi will reopen two former Bottom Dollar stores

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The Aldi grocery chain plans to reopen two former Bottom Dollar grocery stores in the Lehigh Valley.

Slate Belt Regional Police officers sworn in

Slate Belt Police sworn in

A new police force is just days away from being on the beat in the Slate Belt area.

Easton residence struck by gunfire late Friday night

Shots fired in Easton

Easton Police are investigating the scene of a home struck by gunfire late Friday night.

Allentown Police investigating strong-arm robbery

Strong-arm robbery in Allentown

Allentown Police say they are investigating a strong-arm robbery at a Pace Mart Saturday morning.

One person sent to the hospital after vehicle strikes tractor trailer on I-78

Accident on on I-78

An accident on I-78 in Lehigh County left a vehicle stuck underneath a tractor trailer, leaving one person in the hospital and the driver was taken into custody.

Baby foxes found in Walmart parking lot are in good hands

Baby foxes found in Wal-Mart parking lot are in good hands

Typically, almost anything can be found inside a Walmart, but a find made Tuesday in the parking lot was an unusual one.

Slate Belt Regional Police on track for April 1 start

Slate Belt Regional Police on track for April 1 start

There's a new police chief in the Slate Belt and his officers will be hitting the streets in a few days.

Allentown teacher accused of using 'n-word' in class

Community activists accuse ASD of racial toxicity

Community activists are accusing the Allentown School District of harboring "racial toxicity."

Man who tried to jump off casino deck sentenced

Robert Wilkinson

Robert Wilkinson, who threatened to jump off the Sands Casino parking garage with his son in his arms, was sentenced to two to four months in Northampton County Prison Friday.

Pedestrian hospitalized after being hit by car in Bangor

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A pedestrian accident in Bangor, Northampton County, sent one woman to the hospital Thursday night.

Allentown man charged with homicide by vehicle

New charges details in deadly hit and run in Hanover

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.

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.

Fitness Friday: Endurance Multisport

Fitness Friday Endurance Multisports

If you've ever dreamed of running a marathon, doing a triathlon, or any other long race, there's a new fitness center in Lehigh County aimed at helping you train.

Dad accused of letting kid's teeth rot, now charged with perjury

Kenneth Wanamaker

A father in trouble for letting his child's teeth rot is facing new charges.

Study: Goods transported by truck through LV will double in next 25 years

LVCP Planning Commisson

By the year 2040, the freight tonnage being transported over Lehigh Valley's most traveled highways will double from the amount currently transported.

ASD administration under fire at directors' meeting


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

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 Thursday to say good-bye to local legend Chuck Bednarik.

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, 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.

Honeybees can't stop approval of new Salisbury zoning ordinance

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The honeybees could not stop Salisbury Township from adopting a new zoning ordinance Thursday night.

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 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.

Teen who admitted assaulting Lehigh student learns his fate

Bryan Sanchez Osorio

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

David Howard gets up to five years for beating death

David Howard

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

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.


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