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Nakia Rivera sentenced for kidnapping

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.

Man cut out of Tilgman St crash

Jaws of Life needed to rescue man from crash

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

2 homes hit by gunfire in Easton

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

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

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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 birthday surprise from LV Phantoms

Teen receives special birthday surprise from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms

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

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ALDI

Aldi will reopen two former Bottom Dollar stores

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

Slate Belt Police sworn in

Slate Belt Regional Police officers sworn in

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

Shots fired in Easton

Easton residence struck by gunfire late Friday night

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

Strong-arm robbery in Allentown

Allentown Police investigating strong-arm robbery

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

Accident on on I-78

One person sent to the hospital after vehicle strikes tractor trailer 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.

 

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Baby foxes found in Walmart parking lot are in good hands

Baby foxes found in Wal-Mart parking lot are in good hands
STROUDSBURG, Pa.

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
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

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

Man who tried to jump off casino deck sentenced

Robert Wilkinson
EASTON, PA.

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

Bangor police car, generic
BANGOR, Pa.

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
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

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
NAZARETH, Pa.

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
EMMAUS, Pa.

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
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

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

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

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
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

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
EASTON, Pa.

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

Salisbury Twp. commissioners 3-26-15
SALISBURY TWP., Pa.

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
LEHIGH COUNTY, Pa.

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

Ethan Walthier/69 News

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

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
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

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
PALMER TWP., Pa.

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
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Lehigh County commissioners created their own labor negotiations team Wednesday night.

Lehigh County keeping cross on its seal

Lehigh County seal
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The cross stays on Lehigh County’s official seal.

Bethlehem zoners OK apartment project

Google Maps

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

A 10-story office building in Bethlehem may get new life as the home to 48 upscale apartments.

S&P raises Allentown's long-term credit rating to 'A+'

Allentown finance committee meeting
Allentown, Pa.

The City of Allentown's long-term credit rating has been raised by Standard and Poor's (S&P) indexers from a 'BBB+" to an 'A+' rating with a stable outlook.

Should developer David Jaindl serve on LV Planning Commission?

David Jaindl
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Should Lehigh County developer David Jaindl be appointed to serve on the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission?

Crews battle smoky blaze at fabrication business in Bethlehem

Crews battle smoky blaze at business in Bethlehem
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

A Bethlehem business went up in flames early Wednesday. Smoke hung over the west side of town.

Easton man gets $7M lottery ticket in get well card

Money, cash, dollars, currency, generic image

AP

EASTON, Pa.

A Northampton County man got the best get well card ever.

Easton gets first look at 2016 budget

Easton Council meeting
EASTON, Pa.

Easton is facing a tentative $1.1 million budget shortfall in 2016 but city officials said Wednesday night they believe the gap can be closed before October when Mayor Sal Panto Jr. presents his budget to city council.

Easton Police honor Ofc. Jesse Sollman

Easton Police honor Ofc Jesse Sollman
EASTON, Pa.

Wednesday was a somber day of remembrance in the city of Easton.

Changes coming to the Express-Times

Changes coming to the Express-Times
EASTON, Pa.

Beginning May 1, staff will become employees of NJ Advance Media, a digital media company launched in June 2014.

 
 
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On this Day

  • President Ronald Reagan's assassination attempt, 1981

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    On this day: March 30

    Henry VIII divorces his first wife, Vincent van Gogh is born, America agrees to buy Alaska from Russia, and President Reagan survives an assassination attempt, all on this day.

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