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Northampton County Prison guard charged with smuggling drugs

A Northampton County corrections officer could end up on the other side of the prison bars.

Fireworks light up the sky in Breinigsville

Fireworks light up the sky in Breinigsville

The Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular at Breinigsville Park was underway Friday night

Allentown mayor throws his hat in race for US Senate

FBI questions Allentown mayor, top manager amid federal probe

Agents took files & hard drives from the mayor's office, controller's office and IT department Thursday, according to the city solicitor.

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Allentown issues statement on federal investigation

Allentown on Friday issued a statement about a federal investigation that saw FBI agents collecting subpoenaed documents from City Hall on Thursday, in addition to questioning…

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Coroner: East Allen Township man jumped from Allentown parking deck

Justin Shellhammer of Weaversville Road died Thursday when he either fell or jumped from the parking deck located at 401 West Hamilton Street

Upper Milford Supervisors

Upper Milford officials OK township agreement with PennDOT

The agreement will allow the municipality and state agency to execute mutually beneficial highway and road-related projects.

Upper Macungie Supervisors

Upper Macungie to recoup delinquent sewer, refuse accounts

Currently, there is between $40,000 and $50,000 in past due sewer and refuse accounts.

 

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FBI officials investigating at Allentown City Hall

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

City solicitor Susan Wild said investigators had 'complete access' to Allentown's offices including that of the mayor.

Not Carolina but Allentown in James Taylor's mind

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The singer's fans crowded the downtown in the early evening, and formed a long line outside the city's new arena more than an hour before the show

Chrin interchange officially open to drivers

PALMER TWP., Pa.

After years of planning and construction the Chrin interchange is officially open to drivers in Northampton County

Bushkill Police get money for new radios

BUSHKILL, Pa.

Bushkill Township officials are fine tuning plans that would expand their police station, township engineer Bob Collura said Thursday night at a township meeting.

Cedarbrook Advisory Team submits recommendations

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Lehigh County's Cedarbrook nursing homes should be renovated or replaced.

James Taylor in Allentown means busy nights for local restaurants

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Business owners across Allentown hopeful downtown revitalization leads to more customers for them

Canal museum open new exhibit

EASTON, Pa.

A new historical exhibit is coming to Easton's Hugh Moore Park.

Car restorer wants to spur interest in new generation

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Could a lack of interest from the younger generation eventually put the brakes on antique car restoration?

LNAA mulling creation of business park

HANOVER TWP., Pa.

The lehigh-northampton airport authority is floating an idea to lease a piece of property.

Bethlehem male arrested for sexually assaulting boy

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

A Bethlehem man allegedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old for three months to teach the boy how to be a man.

Second teen arrested for machete attack and burglary

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown police have charged a second teenager in connection with a burglary and machete attack on a bicyclist.

Dieruff High student sentenced for raping girl at school

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A student at Dieruff High School in Allentown, who stands accused of raping a fellow student, was sentenced this week to at least six months in a juvenile detention facility.

Northampton County scrambles to fix pay raise error

EASTON, Pa.

County council on Wednesday night formally signed off on 5 percent pay raises for court-appointed, non-professional workers and youth care workers.

Lower Saucon council says landfill expansion will hurt environment

LOWER SAUCON TWP., Pa.

The township on Wednesday also revealed details of a private meeting with representatives of the controversial PennEast Pipeline.

Bethlehem man breaks into couple's home, attacks them, police say

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The victims were in bed when they heard a knock at the door then the sound of someone smashing a window at their Allentown apartment, court records show.

LVHN building targeted by thief with drug habit, police say

SALISBURY TWP., Pa.

While working for a cleaning company, the man allegedly broke into locked cabinets at the health network's 1250 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. building.

Yard sale limits considered in South Whitehall

SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

It could be said that yard sales are as American as mom, apple pie and baseball. But in South Whitehall Township on Wednesday night the board of commissioners considered placing restrictions on them on the eve of a holiday where we honor America.

Severe storms cause heavy damage in Catasauqua

Cleanup continues in Catasauqua after Tuesday's storms left residents with a major mess

Straight line winds, no tornado in Whitehall, NWS says

WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

The National Weather Service has confirmed it was a microburst and straight line winds, not a tornado, that tore through Lehigh County near Whitehall on Tuesday

Lehigh County DA's office hopeful new partnership protects domestic violence victims

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Lehigh County District Attorney's Office and Altronics Security Systems are partnering together to provide free monitored security systems to protect victims of domestic violence

Long journey leads to keys to "smart home" for local soldier

ANNAPOLIS, Md.

It's been in the works for years but Wednesday Army Sergeant Adam Keys finally received the keys to his new "smart home."

Farmers assess storm damage; 'I don't know how we're going to recover'

WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

Farmers were assessing the storm damage to their crops Wednesday.

Bethlehem officials urge people to stay safe this 4th

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Bethlehem officials are urging residents to stay safe during this upcoming holiday weekend.

Easton police arrest Shyheem Smith on drug charges

EASTON, Pa.

About $30,000 worth of suspected cocaine and a large sum of money were recovered by the Easton Police Department's vice unit after Shyheem Smith was arrested at the Holiday Inn Express in Palmer Township Wednesday morning.

Disaster emergency declared in Hanover Township

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Northampton County, Pa.

A disaster emergency has been declared in Northampton County's Hanover Township, which was  hard hit by Tuesday afternoon's violent storm.

One block of Bethlehem's Pierce Street closing

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Bethlehem's Pierce Street will be closing early next week between Third and Fourth streets.

Northampton residents oppose power plant's proposed emission increase

NORTHAMPTON, Pa.

Residents say they fear lead emissions from the facility have contributed to a higher incidence of autism among children who live nearby.

Allentown landlord walks in on tenant molesting teen, police say

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The 66-year-old suspect said he sexually assaulted the boy because he was lonely and that he'd offered to pay the victim.

Easton man charged with molesting 12-year-old boy

EASTON, Pa.

An Easton man is in custody for committing several sexual acts upon a child.

Easton man punches son's mom, stabs himself, police say

PALMER TWP., Pa.

An Easton man allegedly tried to stab himself to death after punching his son’s mother in the face.

 
 
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