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Residents worry about future of Bethlehem Township birds

Traditions of America's planned 265-unit residential project has residents concerned about local wetlands. 

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Tax hike and fewer teachers surface in Bangor school district budget talks

Real estate taxes may increase about two percent and four or five teaching positions may not be filled, according to preliminary estimates for the 2015-16 Bangor Area School District budget

From the newsroom to the ballroom

From the newsroom to the ballroom

WFMZ's own Eve Tannery will take center stage Friday night for "Dancing with the Lehigh Valley Stars."

Year one in the books for Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Year one in the books for Lehigh Valley Phantoms

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms are now in their off season. It's their first one since they've been playing at the PPL Center.

Armed student s threat puts school on lockdown police say

Armed student's threat puts school on lockdown, police say

A teenager is facing charges for allegedly trying to take a gun to a high school in Allentown.

Local fans react to the arrival of Tim Tebow

Local fans react to the arrival of Tim Tebow

The quarterback signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday.

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BASD will accept bids for Freedom High School turf field

The Bethlehem Area School District's board of directors authorized the district to solicit bids for a synthetic turf field and all-weather track at Freedom High School during Monday night's meeting.

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Former newspaper owner pleads guilty to sexual assault

Ricardo Montero has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. 

Tiny dancers help Eve Tannery prepare for Dance competition

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Tiny dancers help Eve Tannery prepare for Dance competition

WFMZ's Eve Tannery is getting ready to compete in Dancing with the Lehigh Valley Stars at the State Theatre in Easton on Friday.

Cases of breast cancer may rise but treatment better

Cases of breast cancer may rise but treatment better than ever

Cases of breast cancer in the United States are expected to jump 50 percent in the next 15 years according to the National Cancer Institute.

DEP approves modifications for Forks Township compressor

DEP approves modifications for Forks Township compressor

A natural gas company is getting the green light from the Department of Environmental Protection to expand its compressor station in Northampton County.

With Blue Mountain brush fire contained regrowth can begin

With Blue Mountain brush fire contained, regrowth can begin

The massive Blue Mountain brush fire that scorched more than 300 acres this weekend is contained.

 

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Berks chief shocked with Taser during struggle with Lehigh man

Fleetwood Chief Steve Stinsky and Terrance Deangelo
UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa.

A man suspected of driving under the influence is now in more trouble with the law following a struggle with the police chief who arrested him.

Former prison doctor sentenced for fraud, tax evasion

Former prison doctor sentenced for fraud tax evasion
PHILADELPHIA

A Lehigh County doctor accused of pretending to be a poor minister to avoid paying taxes will now spend years behind bars.

Air Products awarded contract for complex in Saudi Arabia

Air Products awarded contract for complex in Saudi Arabia
UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa.

A Lehigh Valley-based gas company is making a major advancement in the Middle East.

Massive brush fire in Carbon, Lehigh counties extinguished

Massive brush fire continues to spread
EAST PENN TWP., Pa.

A massive brush fire in Carbon and Lehigh counties continued to burn Sunday night, but the flames were extinguished by Monday morning.

O.A.R. brings its dynamic live show to Musikfest

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BETHLEHEM, Pa.

O.A.R. will rock Musikfest with its dynamic live show on August 9.

Daytime tunnel maintenance will impact travelers on I-476

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Motorists traveling on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike will face some changes in daytime traffic patterns this week.

Emmaus Library unveils new mosaic mural

Emmaus Library unveils mural
EMMAUS, Pa.

The Emmaus Public Library celebrated the unveiling of a colorful mosaic mural Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters rescue girl involved in bike crash

Firefighters rescue girl in bike crash
EASTON, Pa.

It's rare to find 8-year-old Ava Digirolamo inside on a spring day in Easton. You would have much better luck finding her cruising the streets on her lime green bike.

Legendary Tuskegee Airmen member visits Bethlehem

Tuskegee Airmen member visits Bethlehem
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The Tuskegee Airmen made history during World War II, and sparked the blockbuster movie "Red Tails." On Saturday, a surviving member visited Bethlehem to share his story.

Easton Jobs Initiative launched with rally on Centre Square

Job rally in Easton
EASTON, Pa.

Business, labor and community leaders all came together to bring more jobs to Easton.

Syrians gather in Whitehall Township to see their country's flag raised

WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

On Syria's Independence Day, dozens came out to see their home country's flag raised alongside of the American flag at the Whitehall Township Municipal Building.

Police investigating a death in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Bethlehem police and the coroner's office are involved in a death investigation.

Brush fire breaks out in Lower Saucon Township

LOWER SAUCON TWP., Pa.

Crews responded to the scene of a brush fire that spread quickly in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County.

Lawmakers host senior fair in Bethlehem

Lawmakers host senior fair in Bethlehem
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

More than 80 state and local organizations were on hand to share information on programs for older Pennsylvanians.

Sidewalks in Bethlehem come alive with 3-D art

Sidewalks in Bethlehem come alive with 3-D art
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Kids use sidewalk chalk to play hopscotch or draw stick figures outside, but some people in Bethlehem are taking it to another dimension.

Judge denies request to move 14-year-old murder suspect to juvenile facility

Jamie Silvonek

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ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Silvonek's attorney John Waldron confirmed Lehigh County Judge Maria Dantos signed an order denying his request to have her transferred. 

Senator Casey visits Northeast Middle School in Bethlehem

Senator Casey visits Northeast Middle School in Bethlehem
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Students at Northeast Middle School in Bethlehem showed off their artistic skills while calling for an end to bullying.

Dad pleads guilty to letting child's teeth rot

Kenneth Wanamaker
EASTON, Pa.

Kenneth Wanamaker Jr. pleaded guilty in Northampton County Court Friday to charges that he let his child's teeth rot.

Burned and left for dead, Allentown pit bull now all smiles

Burned and left for dead Allentown pit bull now all smiles
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

There's the saying "you can't keep a good dog down" and Charmane, an adult pit bull, is the perfect example of that.

Wolf says wheels are in motion for manufacturing resurgence

Wolf says wheels are in motion for manufacturing resurgence
NORTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

Governor Tom Wolf said the wheels are in motion for a manufacturing resurgence in Pennsylvania.

Wilson school growing a teaching garden

Wilson school growing a teaching garden
WILSON, Pa.

The Wilson Area School District in Northampton County broke ground on a new project Friday.

Ground broken for 900-space parking garage in Allentown

Ground broken for 900-space parking garage in Allentown
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Do you have trouble finding parking in downtown Allentown?

Allentown man sentenced for robbery, kidnapping

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HARTFORD, Conn.

Twenty-seven-year-old William Davis of Allentown was sentenced to more than 14 years in prison in Connecticut  Friday, for his participation in a violent kidnapping and jewelry store robbery in April 2013.

Man accused in fatal hit-and-run says he's 'sorry'

Man accused in fatal hit-and-run says he s sorry
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

An Allentown man accused of killing a pedestrian in a gruesome hit-and-run accident appeared in Lehigh County Court for a preliminary hearing Friday morning.

Allentown mayor throws his hat in race for US Senate

Allentown mayor throws his hat in race for US Senate
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski made it official Friday: He is running for U.S. Senate.

Forks Township takes step towards paperless government

Forks Twp. Board of Supervisors meeting
FORKS TWP., Pa.

Officials in one Northampton community are going paperless.

Muhlenberg College "sends silence packing"

Muhlenberg College sends silence packing
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A nonprofit group is carrying a message it hopes will make a difference on college campuses nationwide.

Northampton County clerks finally get a raise

NORCO council meeting
EASTON, Pa.

Saying it was "long overdue," Northampton County Council Thursday night approved raises for 228 clerical workers.

Upper Milford supervisors not pleased with PennDOT road service

Upper Milford Board of Supervisors
UPPER MILFORD TWP., Pa.

The Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors' patience has worn thin with PennDOT's lack of action on township roads.

Bethlehem gears up for 275th anniversary celebration

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BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Bethlehem officials have big plans to celebrate the city's 275th anniversary next year.

 
 
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