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Allentown School Board passes 2016-17 proposed budget calling for no tax increase

The Allentown School Board Thursday evening gave its stamp of approval for the 2016-17 proposed budget that calls for a no tax increase.

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Coroner called to Allentown stabbing

The coroner was called to the scene of a stabbing in Allentown. 

Lehigh Valley Planners Hear 2016 State of the Lehigh Valley’s Health Presentation

The Lehigh Valley’s healthcare system is more than adequate to diagnose, treat, and care for the sick, but does little to prevent illness in the first place and offering…

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Neighbors seek Salisbury's help in water fight with LVH

Two neighbors are asking Salisbury Township to help them win a water battle with Lehigh Valley Hospital.

A father's advice leads to a dream realized for both father and daughter

All good welders know how important a strong bond is. All good dads know it too

Crews rescue man from scaffolding in Palmer Township

According to fire officials, a male was prepping the tower to paint, when the scaffolding failed, becoming dislodged from the top of the tower

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2 killed in Washington Twp. shooting; ruled murder-suicide

The two men, who were killed in a shooting in Lehigh County Wednesday night, have been identified and the coroner has ruled the incident a murder-suicide. 

 

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Baby bison joins the herd at Lehigh Valley Zoo

SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa.

A baby bison calf was born May 19 on the Trexler Nature Preserve

Raymond Solano resentenced to life in prison

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

He was previously sentenced to death for the 2003 shooting death of Almondo Rodriguez

3 Bethlehem firefighters injured in morning blaze

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The fire, which was contained about 3 p.m., spread to four homes, displacing 10 people.

Palmer police investigate theft from vehicles

PALMER TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Palmer Township police are investigating the theft of property from vehicles by at l;east one person early Wednesday morning.

Crews respond to 3-alarm fire in Bethlehem; 1 firefighter taken to hospital

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Crews are on the scene of a fire in Bethlehem. 

Police say mom showed up drunk twice to pick up child

U. MACUNGIE TWP., Pa.

Authorities arrested the Upper Macungie woman outside Jaindl elementary on back-to-back days

Police say Allentown man threatened to shoot officers

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Authorities allegedly found gun and cocaine in Front Street garage after detaining 47-year-old

Mayfair Festival of the Arts 2016

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Mayfair Festival of the Arts is back for another year.

Catasauqua officials hold public hearing for proposed waterfront development

CATASAUQUA, Pa.

It has promised to change a rugged and abandoned site into a vibrant commercial space where people can eat and shop. But the proposed “Iron Works” project is getting a mixed reaction from Catasauqua residents.

Easton Mayor: New rules will make contractors 'sharpen their pencils' on City Hall projects

EASTON, Pa.

City Council, in an effort to stimulate more competitive bidding in its own building, dramatically revised labor agreement rules for construction companies who want to build the new office for F&G Insurance and new restaurant for Billy's Diner in the new City Hall building.

Commissioners thwart moving toward floating a bond

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A split Lehigh County board of commissioners again has torpedoed attempts by the administration to move toward floating a bond for capital improvement projects.

Solar Impulse 2 touches down at LVIA

HANOVER TWP., Pa.

After a day-long delay, a solar-powered plane landed at Lehigh Valley International Airport Wednesday night

Bethlehem zoners turn down Lehigh U. apartments request

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

In a move one member referred to as “just following the law”, the Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board Wednesday denied a request from Lehigh University to build a three-story apartment building on a 9,100 square-foot lot located at the southwest corner of West Packer and Montclair Avenues to house newly hired staff, faculty, and graduate students for which the university claims it currently has nothing to offer in living quarters.

Bethlehem Township zoners deny variances for Miller Heights home

The Bethlehem Township Zoning Hearing Board Wednesday night denied variance requests to build a single-family home on a Miller Heights lot that residents say is a potential flood zone.

The men and women behind the curtain of the Freddys

EASTON, Pa.

While the crowds come to watch the students perform at the Freddy Awards, you might be surprised to learn who is working behind the scenes

Crayola Experience opens in Minnesota

BLOOMINGTON, Minn.

A crayon-wrapper ribbon-cutting was held at the attraction's newest location at the Mall of America in Bloomington

Student built press box dedicated at Emmaus High School

EMMAUS, Pa.

Emmaus High School teacher Scott Didra's architecture class spent last year designing and building a press box on campus

Residents say new Bethlehem Township home would cause more flooding

BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa.

A property owner is asking the Bethlehem Township Zoning Board for permission to build on a potential flood zone but residents say it's a bad idea and they have the pictures to prove it

'STEM' day at Cheston Elementary in Easton

EASTON, Pa.

Some Easton students left their notebooks behind to study science and math on Wednesday.

Solar Impulse 2 plane approaching Lehigh Valley

HANOVER TWP., Pa.

After a day-long delay, a solar-powered plane is set to land at Lehigh Valley International Airport on Wednesday.

Pa. overpaid Allentown district, says auditor general

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Pennsylvania overpaid the Allentown School District to the tune of nearly $2 million, according to the state's auditor general.

Half-naked morning stroll lands Macungie man in jail

MACUNGIE, Pa.

Police said the 58-year-old, who was drunk, was spotted by parents and kids walking to the school bus

No pension for 'ghost teacher,' says state agency

HARRISBURG, Pa.

The Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System --PSERS -- agrees taxpayers should not be on the hook for the pension of a teacher who doesn't teach.

Palmer teen threatens to shoot man outside diner

NAZARETH, Pa.

'I will shoot you and everyone you are with,' 18-year-old allegedly threatened

Teacher leaving a hand built legacy at Emmaus High School

EMMAUS, Pa.

Students are in the process of building a retractable observatory but it wouldn't be possible without the help of retiring teacher Scott Didra

New Palmer Township police officers sworn into service

PALMER TWP., Pa.

Palmer Township supervisors swore in two police officers Tuesday night, bringing the police force to full strength.

The 42nd Annual Boutique at the Rink

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Organizers are busy setting up for one of the biggest sales of the year in Bethlehem and it's all for a good cause. 

Bethlehem man nabbed in afternoon parking lot drug deal

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Police arrested the 28-year-old outside Ahart's Market for allegedly selling cocaine

Easton man caught with hand in the collection plate

BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa.

Police allege he tried to cash a forged check from an Easton church

Stabbing victim tells police he tried to break up fight

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Allentown man charged after attack in district court parking lot in South Side Bethlehem

 


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