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Authorities say Whitehall teen had 100s of child porn images, videos

19-year-old tells investigators that he didn't mean to download it

Crews battle fire on East Columbia St. in Allentown

Crews battled fire on East Columbia St. in Allentown

Freighters worked to put out a house fire in Allentown Friday morning. 

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Easton police arrest 2 in drug raids

Early-morning drug raids in Northampton County resulted in the arrests of two men.

Sen Pat Toomey speaks on hospital legislation

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Sen. Pat Toomey speaks on hospital legislation

The nationwide heroin and opioid epidemic has Washington's attention.

Whitehall Twp. Police seek to ID identity theft suspect

Whitehall Township Police are trying to identify a suspect in an identity theft case. 

Ronald Gainer installed as Harrisburg Diocese bishop

Harrisburg bishop hospitalized after not feeling well

The Roman Catholic bishop of Harrisburg is in a hospital after not feeling well.

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Bethlehem man arrested after pointing gun at girlfriend

Police say the assault started as an argument over personnel property

 

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AEA President claims ASD payroll issues

Allentown Education Association President Debra Tretter alleged the Allentown School district made mistakes in their April 7 payroll checks to teachers and has been slow to address the concerns over the last three weeks.

Inadequate fire hydrants endanger Salisbury neighborhood

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Inadequate fire hydrants hampered firefighting at three homes destroyed in the last two years in the same hillside neighborhood of eastern Salisbury Township.

Providing HOPE to those battling addiction

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Community meetings have become more frequent as residents begin to demand something be done about the drug epidemic in the area

Prescription drug collection this Saturday

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A routine drug collection this weekend is taking on greater significance in the wake of dozens of fatal overdoses.

Lower Saucon Township woman attacked by rabid cat

LOWER SAUCON TOWNSHIP, Pa.

A Lower Saucon Township woman is recovering after authorities say she was attacked by a rabid cat

Mack Leasing System expands its business

GREENSBORO, S.C.

Mack Leasing System added 19 member dealer locations in 2015.

Fake SWAT team members rob victim in his home

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

An Allentown man impersonating a SWAT team member barged into someone’s home early Monday morning and robbed him, police said.

Transformed Allentown praised by Urban Land Institute

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown has been recognized as one of six transforming communities across the nation by the Urban Land Institute of Washington, D.C.

PPL's first quarter earnings drop by $166 million

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

PPL Corporation on Thursday announced first-quarter 2016 reported earnings of $481 million, or $0.71 per share, compared with $647 million, or $0.96 per share, in 2015.

Police make latest arrest in phony check scam

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Authorities say four people cashed more than $3,000 in fake payroll checks

Lehigh commissioners push LCA on lead levels

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Lehigh County commissioners passed a resolution Wednesday night requesting that the Lehigh County Authority "send immediate notification" to its 15,000 customers in Allentown who are known or suspected to have lead service lines.

Zachary Mako wins District 183 Republican nomination

Lehigh Township resident Zachary Mako narrowly defeated Lehigh Township supervisor Cindy Miller for the Republican nomination for state representative in Pennsylvania’s 183rd District.



Man facing DUI charge in pedestrian crash

U. MACUNGIE TWP., Pa.

Police said an 18-year-old was severely injured in the Feb. 5 crash along Hamilton Boulevard

Society of the Arts Show House and Gardens opens this weekend

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

All the latest in home design and decor will soon be on display in Allentown.

Allentown Council concurs 12 rental inspectors is too few for the city

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown City Bureau of Building Standards & Safety Director Carmen Dragotta Wednesday evening shed more light on the status of the city's rental inspection program during council's Community and Economic Development Committee meeting.

Second annual “Little Rock Nine” excellence awards presented to 50 Easton area students

Easton Area High School Ninth Grade Assistant Principal Randy Buck addressed parents, students and teachers at the second annual "Little Rock Nine Awards of Excellence," held in the Easton Area Middle School auditorium. 

Medical marijuana advocacy group urges more education to support new law

While there may be a new law legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, a sustained campaign is still needed to convince the medical community to accept its use, an advocacy group said Wednesday night in Bethlehem.

Candidates from around the county apply for Easton City Administrator job

EASTON, Pa.

Easton City Council said it expects to begin interviewing candidates as early as next week to fill the city administrator post –– a $109,400 job that has drawn applicants from around the country.

Local experts hope to educate public on dangers of lead

One month after a 69 News investigative report on elevated lead levels in the Lehigh Valley, some experts WFMZ interviewed are now reaching out to educate the public

Northampton County couple charged in toddler's death will face trial

EASTON, Pa.

Charges against Heather Surget and Gary Foley were held for court Wednesday

Bethlehem's bond rating improves

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

According to Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez, the city’s credit rating, as analyzed by Standard and Poor’s, is increasing from BBB favorable, to A- favorable

Cedar Crest College hosts students visiting from around the globe

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A group of international high school students visited a local college Wednesday to experience a day in the life of an American college student

As Trump keeps rolling, what's the impact on local races?

After Tuesday's primary, Donald Trump is more poised than ever to be the Republican Presidential nominee but political pundit Terry Madonna says that may not be good news for other Republicans

Moravian College gets a head start on Arbor Day

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The school's Sustainability Committee planted a new Hackberry tree on campus Wednesday

Local father shares tragic story in hopes of saving students

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

A Northampton County father who lost his only daughter in an alcohol-related crash is sharing his story with high school students

Bethlehem police turn resident tips into drug arrests

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Investigators fielded several complaints about a Pawnee Street home

Car wreck leads police to pot farm, AK-47

BANGOR, Pa.

Authorities stumbled onto a pot-growing operation in the Slate Belt on Tuesday after police were called to a car wreck.

South Whitehall police make arrest in 2015 shooting

S. WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

The alleged shooter was already in Chester County Prison when he was arraigned

Renew Lehigh Valley holds talks on growing the local food economy

BETHLEHEM Pa.

Renew LV a campaign to renew the Lehigh Valley hosted a forum Monday evening in Williams Hall at Lehigh University entitled “A Community Conversation on Food” as part of a day-long symposium that examined various avenues for growing the local fuel economy.

Airport Authority Board approves sale of additional properties to FedEx hub developer

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

With its just shy of $10 million land sale to the developer of a regional FedEx shipping hub finally expected to close next month after over a year of on-going negotiations plagued by various delays, the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority Tuesday approved to the purchase agreement of 233 optional acres of additional land surrounding the site on both its east and west borders allowing for possible future expansion.

 
 
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