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Shooting in Whitehall involves constable

Pennsylvania constable charged in Whitehall Township shooting

Charges have been filed against a Pennsylvania constable and a man who was shot by the constable in a 2014 Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, case.

Easton Mayor Sal Panto

Easton mayor schedules meeting on West Ward plan

A West Ward Neighborhood Improvement Plan will be presented during a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium of Paxinosa Elementary School in Easton.

James Ochse

Lawyer asks DA to drop charges against singing man

A lawyer representing the Allentown man who was busted while singing a Beach Boys song outside a center city restaurant last month is asking Lehigh County's district attorney to…

Slatington fire

Slatington man severely burned in apartment fire

Smoking in bed appears to be the cause of an apartment fire in Lehigh County on Wednesday, authorities said.

PPL Center, front view

PPL Center concourse to get a touch up

The nearly brand new PPL Center is getting a touch up.

Allentown s top cop a finalist to head department in Wichita

Allentown police chief a finalist for second job

Already a finalist for a position in Kansas, Allentown's police chief is also a finalist to head a department in Texas.

Lehigh County Courthouse in Allentown

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D.A. to announce results of shooting investigation

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has scheduled a news conference to announce the results of a grand jury shooting investigation.

 

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City Council approves new Allentown finance director

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown City Council unanimously has approved hiring Brent A. Hartzell, Detroit’s former budget director, as the city’s next finance director.

Authorities investigating Slatington fire

The fire started just after 10 p.m. Wednesday in an apartment along Main Street

Allentown plans to spend $1.3 million on Cedar Beach

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown plans to spend about $1.3 million to recreate its Cedar Beach pool by next summer — with new attendance-boosting features including water slides, in-pool climbing walls and designated lanes for swimming laps.

Hundreds say final goodbye to Darryl Dawkins

CATASAUQUA, Pa.

He was larger than life, both in stature and in personality, and Wednesday, hundreds gathered to say a final farewell to NBA great Darryl Dawkins.

Bethlehem police catch large snake in backyard

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Detective Justin Madera and Sgt. Michelle Kott pose with a large snake Bethlehem police captured Tuesday afternoon

Easton Area School District honors three employees

EASTON, Pa.

Three employees have been honored by Easton Area School District for their dedication and commitment toward helping others in need.

Bethlehem Council hears Moravian College proposal

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Changes that will allow Moravian College to construct a new Hall of Health Sciences on its campus in Bethlehem were the subject of two public hearings held by City Council Tuesday night.

Allentown cancels 'Lights in the Parkway' for 2015

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Repairs along the Lehigh Parkway have prompted Allentown to cancel its annual Lights in the Parkway display.

Police say man caught smoking pot outside Dorney Park

SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

A Brooklyn man is sitting in Lehigh County Jail after police allegedly found him sitting outside an amusement park smoking pot.

15-year-old gunshot victim remains in serious condition

FREEMANSBURG, Pa.

A teenager shot in the head outside a Freemansburg apartment complex is in serious condition, according to the police chief.

Easton police investigating reported gunshot

EASTON, Pa.

Easton police are investigating a report of an early morning gunshot that occurred about a half block from an elementary school.

Public hearing scheduled on Martin Tower property

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

A public hearing has been scheduled before Bethlehem City Council on the controversial proposal to rezone the 53-acre Martin Tower property.


Moore Supervisors deem 250th celebration a success

MOORE TWP, Pa

The Moore Township Board of Supervisors reviewed the municipality's 250th anniversary two-day celebration Tuesday evening.

Man charged in Northampton County stabbing

PLAINFIELD TWP., Pa.

According to police, the stabbing happened early Tuesday morning following an altercation at a home in the 700 block of Jones Hill Road in Plainfield Township

Police: Woman stole $34,400 from local PTA

EASTON, Pa.

Jennifer Trimmer is charged with stealing $34,400 from the Shawnee Elementary PTA between 2012 and 2015 while serving with the organization

A final goodbye to Darryl Dawkins

CATASAUQUA, Pa.

A public viewing was held Tuesday night for fans to say their final goodbyes to Darryl Dawkins.

Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka charged with murder in 1983 death

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A WWE legend is now charged in a 32-year-old death investigation in Lehigh County.

Moravian Book Shop expands into Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The country's oldest continuously operating book store is celebrating a new chapter in its history

School for special learning unveils new logo, website

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A school in Allentown that helps students with special needs announced some big changes Tuesday.

6 new officers added to Allentown police force

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Allentown Police Department added six new officers Tuesday.

Search continues for person who shot teen in Freemansburg

FREEMANSBURG, Pa.

Police in Freemansburg, Northampton County, said a 15-year-old boy took a bullet to the head. Now, the hunt is who pulled the trigger.

Redner's Warehose Market in Trexlertown closing

TREXLERTOWN, Pa.

The Redner’s Warehouse Market in Trexlertown is closing Sept. 26.

Local unemployment climbed slightly in July

HARRISBURG, Pa.

The Lehigh Valley's unemployment rate increased to 5.6 percent in July, slightly higher than the state and national rates, according to the state Department of Labor & Industry.

Boy, 15, shot in head near playground in Freemansburg

FREEMANSBURG, Pa.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the head Monday night in Freemansburg, Northampton County, police said.

Plainfield Township man stabbed during fight

PLAINFIELD TWP., Pa.

A Pen Argyl man faces assault charges after allegedly stabbing another man during a fight.

DA set to announce findings in death of wrestler's girlfriend

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A Lehigh County grand jury investigated the 1983 death of  Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka's girlfriend, Nancy Argentino.

Allentown woman drives into tree, leaves car behind

LOWER SAUCON TWP, Pa.

Not knowing what to do after she hit a tree, an Allentown woman decided to just leave the car behind.

Firefighters battle North Whithehall Township fire

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

officials in lehigh county are trying to figure out what sparked a fire. The flames broke out around 10:30 last night at this home at Woodbine Street and Red Hill Road.

Crews on the scene say the fire was under control within an hour. Additional information was not immediately available.

A longer day in store for Bethlehem's kindergartners

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

This year, there is one major change in the Bethlehem Area School District, kindergarten classes are now a full day instead of a half day

Auditor General DePasquale launches audit of Allentown School District

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Monday the start of a comprehensive performance audit of the city's school district

 
 
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