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Local police hoping to stay Below 100

Local police hoping to stay "Below 100"

Since 1944, over 100 officers have died in the line of duty, nationwide, every year.

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South Whitehall puts teeth into dog laws

The South Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners believed their dog ordinance was more bark than bite.

Fire marshal Massive fire in Bethlehem an arson

Fire marshal: Massive fire in Bethlehem an arson

A fire that burned through a local business, created a plume of smoke that was seen for miles, knocked out power to thousands and closed a school for the day has been ruled arson.

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Net-zero energy building planned in Lehigh Valley

A net-zero commercial building is being designed to be built somewhere in the Lehigh Valley.

Sands Casino looks to expand

Sands Casino looks to expand

Casino officials said they want to add a multi-million dollar, live dealer, electronic-table-game stadium.

The circus is coming to Allentown

The circus is coming to Allentown

Ringling Bros. Circus is putting on five shows through Sunday starting Thursday night at 7 p.m.

KidsPeace hoping to impact gang activity in Lehigh Valley

KidsPeace hoping to impact gang activity in Lehigh Valley

Gang activity in the Lehigh Valley is a growing problem according to officials but one organization is working to change that.

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Allentown woman among 28 sought in drug roundup

An Allentown woman is among more than two dozen people who were the target of a drug roundup by Berks County law enforcement authorities early Wednesday morning.

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Doctor accused of flashing students at Muhlenberg College

A first-year medical resident is facing charges after officials say he exposed himself to college students.

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Is saving $10 million in 2014 Lehigh County budget good news or bad?

Lehigh County began 2014 facing a $7.8 million budget deficit, which officials intended to avert by dipping into the county’s cash reserves.

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Little Big Town rolling into Great Allentown Fair

A Grammy-award winning country band is returning to headline a show at this year's Great Allentown Fair.

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Photos of 'Hometown Heroes' sought for exhibit

Photos of veterans and active members of the U.S. armed forces are being sought for  a fifth annual '"Our Hometown Heroes" display over Memorial Day weekend at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.


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Construction of Hamilton Crossings begins

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Construction of the Hamilton Crossings Shopping Center has begun in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County.

United Youth changing minds and neighborhoods in Allentown

United Youth changing minds and neighborhoods in Allentown

It is easy to pass by a group of kids in the city of Allentown, and think they may be up to no good.

Shots fired in Easton neighborhood

Shots fired in Easton

Easton Police are investigating a report of shots fired.

DA: Police justified in shooting of Catasauqua man


The two law enforcement officers who killed a Catasauqua, Lehigh County, man last month were "entirely justified" in shooting him, the county's district attorney announced Tuesday.

LVIA in need of new revenue sources despite rise in passenger traffic

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Despite increased passenger traffic at the Lehigh Valley International Airport, board members are looking for ways to raise airport revenues.

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

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

Man taken into custody after police situation

police incident on E Tremont St, Allentown

One man was taken into custody after a neighborhood was asked to stay inside during a police incident Tuesday morning.

Hospital Central Services begins expansion

Hospital Central Services begins expansion

Hospital Central Services broke ground Monday on a $10.5 million addition.

Work underway at King George Inn

Work underway at King George Inn

Crews were working Tuesday to replace the roof on the building in South Whitehall Township.

Keller Williams agents assisting Easter Bunny this year

Keller Williams agents assisting Easter Bunny this year

For real estate agents of Keller Williams Real Estate in Bethlehem, playing Easter bunny behind the scenes is done for a simple reason.

Former Norton Oil customers left out in the cold

Former Norton Oil customers left out in the cold

Customers of the defunct Norton Oil are boiling mad all over again after receiving word there's no way they'll get their money back.

Mother convicted of killing her baby sentenced to 15-30 years

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A woman recently convicted of murder for killing her infant son a dozen years ago was sentenced Tuesday.

Catasauqua church has 20 Easter dinners to give away

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Revolution Church in Catasauqua still has the makings for more than 20 Easter dinners to give away.

Mother gets probation for allegedly punching teen

Mom gets probation for allegedly punching girl

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

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's traffic continues to rise

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

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

Allentown School District lays out the plans for new 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.

Half of Lafayette College campus loses electricity

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

Man accused of threatening to kill Lehigh University police

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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.

Woman who kidnapped estranged girlfriend will spend years behind bars

Nakia Rivera heads to trial

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

Money available to help seniors

Program helps seniors find financial help

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 season

Downtown Allentown resurgence hopes to extend past hockey

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

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.


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