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Crews called to crash along Rt. 33; possible ejection reported

Monroe Co. man dies following Rt. 33 crash

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash along Route 33 South in Plainfield, Northampton County, according to officials.

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Man accused of trying to run over Allentown police captain sentenced

A Northampton County man accused of trying to run over an Allentown police captain has learned his fate.

Fire breaks out at Islamic Education Center in Allentown

Crews were called to a two-alarm fire in Allentown Thursday afternoon.

Police Girls riding bikes hit by car in Easton

Police: Girls riding bikes hit by car in Easton; possibly intentional

Easton Police are investigating after they say a driver intentionally hit two girls, while they were riding their bikes.

Jumping for a good cause at Sky Zone

Jumping for a good cause at Sky Zone

Sky Zone trampoline park in Bethlehem is getting ready to host an indoor competition and it's all for a good cause.

Police investigating 2 shooting reports in Allentown

Police in Allentown are investigating two reports of shootings in the city Wednesday night.

Lower Nazareth supervisors want Trio Fields to build 80 percent of homes before dedicating roads

Lower Nazareth supervisors want Trio Fields to build 80 percent of homes before dedicating roads

Lower Nazareth Township Board of Supervisors Wednesday evening voted to deny a request from the Trio Fields developer to accept a maintenance release and dedication of roads.


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Lehigh County Commissioners approve five-year, $67.5 million capital plan

Lehigh County Commissioners Wednesday night unanimously approved a sweeping $67.5 million capital plan that over the next five years will help fund projects ranging from the restoration of the old county courthouse to farmland preservation.

Allentown to borrow $2.5M for sewer upgrades


The City of Allentown agreed to acquire $2.5 million in debt to fund capital projects related to sewer system and wastewater improvement.

Easton discusses delinquent real estate taxes


Easton City Council gets a primer on delinquent real estate taxes and advice
on what to do next.

Lehigh Valley Health Care workers grow 'Garden of Hope'

A handful of Lehigh Valley Health Care workers are trading their suits for shovels.

Colleagues recall coach, teacher killed in electrical accident

Kevin Ronalds worked with Thomas Poynton and called him a friend.

Man pleads guilty to sex with minors in Bethlehem Township

A Hunterdon County man has pleaded guilty to two counts of endangering the welfare of a child after police said he engaged with sex acts with two children from Bethlehem Township.

Local teen heads to Spain for World Youth Fly Fishing Championship

The lure of the river shapes the life of 18- year-old fly fisherman Doug Freemann.

Allentown's Hamilton Street Improvement Project to begin in August


The contractor for the nearly $1.8 million Hamilton Street Improvements project in the city of Allentown will begin work next month on ADA compliant ramps.

Construction worker falls from bridge in Easton


Emergency crews were called out in Northampton County, after a construction worker fell while working on a bridge in Easton.

Hutchinson sentenced to 4 years in prison


A Northampton County man accused of living with his girlfriend's decomposing body has learned his fate.

Pennsylvania gun range owned by NY drug rescuer burglarized


Pennsylvania state police are investigating a burglary at a gun range owned by a man jailed on weapons charges stemming from an apparent attempt to rescue a heroin addict in New York City.

Allentown couple charged with stealing $1.4 M from employer


Charges were brought against an Allentown couple Wednesday, who are accused of stealing more than $1.4 million from their employer.

Former snack food company exec pleads guilty to $1.4M fraud


A former executive with a Pennsylvania potato chip and snack food company has pleaded guilty to defrauding the company out of roughly $1.4 million.

Parkland Library seeking increase in tax rate to pay for new facility


Parkland Community Library officials are seeking ways to help fund a proposed $14 million new facility, by asking voters to approve a significant tax rate increase.

Local mounted police press on through heat

Bethlehem Mounted Police Officer Jon Buskirk, says he loves tending to his horse "Pharaoh" and patrolling downtown Bethlehem.

Health and Technology efforts receive boost in EASD


The Easton Area School District board labeled the last several weeks “celebratory” thanks to some positive movement in funding two key programs.

Palisades HS teacher electrocuted Tuesday, school to offer grief counseling


A teacher and football coach at Palisades High School in Bucks County has died, after it appears he was electrocuted when a power line fell in his Williams Township yard.

A sign of compromise wins Movie Tavern zoning relief


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Man, 32, victim of apparent electrocution


A 32-year-old man was killed Tuesday after a fire in Williams Township, Northampton County.

Local 13 year old obtains patent for specialized bottle cap

Students in the DaVinci Science Center's, Inventor's Lab Program, have one mission:
find a solution to a problem.

Former Children's Home of Easton employee charged with sexual assault

A former employee of the Children's Home of Easton is accused of sexually assaulting three children while he worked there.

A preliminary arraignment was held Tuesday for 33-year-old Troy Bussey. He was sent to Northampton County Prison after being unable to post bail.

Upper Nazareth Township cleans up after storms


"I knew we were going to lose everything. There was nothing I could do," said Upper Nazareth Township resident Nanette Vinson.

Construction continues at Butz Corporate Center


Officials say the expansion in the 800 block of West Hamilton Street should be complete towards the end of this summer

Child hit by car in Allentown; in serious condition


A child was struck by a vehicle in Allentown Tuesday morning.

Lehigh Valley Health Network adjusting staffing levels

Officials with LVHN say the cuts are part of a plan to provide better care at a lower cost

Fire destroys Williams Township business


Crews in Northampton County were certainly feeling the heat Monday as they worked to get a fire under control at a business in Williams Township.

Fire damages Whitehall American Legion; lightning may be to blame


Lightning may be to blame for a fire that damaged an American Legion post in Whitehall.

Camp Red Jacket helps kids with diabetes


Children learned about managing their diabetes at a hands-on camp this week.

Catasauqua to vote on mixed-use zoning ordinance change


In an effort to redevelop the former iron works site on Front Street downtown, the Catasauqua Borough Council next Monday will vote on an ordinance providing for a new zoning district on the 10-acre property making it developer-friendly for mixed use.

Preparations well underway for Musikfest


One of the biggest free music festivals in the country is less than two weeks away


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