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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Lower Saucon planners postpone action on landfillThe Lower Saucon Township Planning Commission took no action Thursday on the pr
Lower Saucon planners postpone action on landfill
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 8 hours ago
The Lower Saucon Township Planning Commission took no action Thursday on the proposed realignment plan for the southeastern portion of the IESI Bethlehem landfill located just outside of Steel City in the township. As a result of last week's... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Lower Saucon Planners postpone action on Bethlehem LandfillThe Lower Saucon Township Planning Commission took no action Thursday night on
Lower Saucon Planners postpone action on Bethlehem Landfill
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 14 hours ago
The Lower Saucon Township Planning Commission took no action Thursday night on the proposed realignment plan for the southeastern portion of the IESI Bethlehem landfill located just outside of Steel City in the township. As a result of last week's... Read more
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The Morning Call
Feds charge Pa. man in 'dark' humor preschool threat on FacebookPITTSBURGH (AP) — A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man faces federal charges over a F
Feds charge Pa. man in 'dark' humor preschool threat on Facebook
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man faces federal charges over a Facebook post threatening to kill preschool children even after telling investigators he has a dark sense of humor and didn't plan to carry out the threat. Cale Haer was... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Fleetwood school district ousts football coachOfficials with the Fleetwood Area School District are investigating an incident
Fleetwood school district ousts football coach
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
Officials with the Fleetwood Area School District are investigating an incident last weekend that prompted to the district to remove the high school football coach. Fleetwood Superintendent Paul Eaken said head football coach James Martinez has been... Read more
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The Express-Times
Saucon Valley board shoots down arbitrator's proposalThe Saucon Valley School Board voted down a neutral arbitrator's proposal to se
Saucon Valley board shoots down arbitrator's proposal
The Express-Times / Posted 2 days ago
The Saucon Valley School Board voted down a neutral arbitrator's proposal to settle the teacher contract impasse Tuesday night citing salary and other concerns. Members of the Saucon Valley Education Association packed the meeting to hear the... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Police pick up 'muddy, wet' drunken frat pledgeLower Saucon Township police report finding a drunken 20-year-old college stude
Police pick up 'muddy, wet' drunken frat pledge
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
Lower Saucon Township police report finding a drunken 20-year-old college student wandering Riverside Drive, claiming he was pledging a fraternity. Police were called to a home along Riverside Drive in Steel City for an "unwanted guest," who... Read more
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The Express-Times
Drunk Lehigh pledge gets lost on way back to school, cops sayIt was quite a journey for a drunk fraternity pledge who was dropped off by his
Drunk Lehigh pledge gets lost on way back to school, cops say
The Express-Times / Posted 4 days ago
It was quite a journey for a drunk fraternity pledge who was dropped off by his potential brothers and told his to find his way back to school, Lower Saucon Township police said. Township officers were called early Friday morning for a report of an... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Hellertown man on riding mower hit by carA Hellertown man on a riding mower suffered minor injuries Friday, when his law
Hellertown man on riding mower hit by car
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
A Hellertown man on a riding mower suffered minor injuries Friday, when his lawn mower was hit by a car. Anthony Chavar was cutting grass for a relative in the 2700 block of Wassergass Road about 2 p.m. Friday, when he drove the riding mower onto... Read more
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The Morning Call
Lehigh Township now in PennEast pipeline's pathPennEast's latest route change introduces nearly 2.5 miles of pipeline into Leh
Lehigh Township now in PennEast pipeline's path
The Morning Call / Posted 6 days ago
PennEast's latest route change introduces nearly 2.5 miles of pipeline into Lehigh Township, triggering an additional 30-day comment period for landowners who now find themselves in the project's 114-mile path. The pipeline, which would span from... Read more
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The Express-Times
Pedestrian accident closes road in Lower Saucon TownshipA pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Friday afternoon in Lower Saucon Township,
Pedestrian accident closes road in Lower Saucon Township
The Express-Times / Posted 7 days ago
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Friday afternoon in Lower Saucon Township, prompting a road closure in the area, a Northampton County 911 dispatch supervisor confirmed. The incident about 2 p.m. forced the closure of Wassergass Road at Kally... Read more
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The Express-Times
PennEast protest comes as final application is readiedPennEast Pipeline Co. Inc. anticipates filing next month for federal approval t
PennEast protest comes as final application is readied
The Express-Times / Posted 7 days ago
PennEast Pipeline Co. Inc. anticipates filing next month for federal approval to build its 113.8-mile-long, 36-inch-diameter line, and says plans remain on track to bring it online in late 2017. Opponents, meanwhile, are keeping up pressure on the... Read more
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The Morning Call
PPL tree-cutting practice in Lower Saucon 'questionable'Lower Saucon Township will soon be a deforested wasteland, thanks to the insens
PPL tree-cutting practice in Lower Saucon 'questionable'
The Morning Call / Posted 7 days ago
Lower Saucon Township will soon be a deforested wasteland, thanks to the insensitive policies of PPL. Pines and spruces along Meadows Road have provided perfect homes for animals; they have added value for the residential properties as well as... Read more
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The Morning Call
Musikfest brings freshness, creativity to lineupNow that Musikfest 2015 is history, what better way is there to counteract post
Musikfest brings freshness, creativity to lineup
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
Now that Musikfest 2015 is history, what better way is there to counteract post-'Fest letdown than to reflect on the sounds, sights and tastes of this year's festival? Yes, I loved the music of Los Straitjackets, Start Making Sense, Igor and the Red... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Lower Saucon Solicitor says landfill rezoning process needs restartThe Lower Saucon Township Solicitor Wednesday said he would be “uncomfortable”
Lower Saucon Solicitor says landfill rezoning process needs restart
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 8 days ago
The Lower Saucon Township Solicitor Wednesday said he would be “uncomfortable” with the township council currently voting on a Bethlehem landfill expansion since nearly two years have passed since the last jam-packed public hearing on the matter was... Read more
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The Morning Call
Lower Saucon solicitor: Landfill rezoning process has gone staleFor two years, Lower Saucon Township Council has not even whispered about the i
Lower Saucon solicitor: Landfill rezoning process has gone stale
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
For two years, Lower Saucon Township Council has not even whispered about the issue of rezoning a portion of Applebutter Road so the IESI Bethlehem Landfill could expand. As a result of that hush, council learned Wednesday night that all of the... Read more
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The Express-Times
Interstate 78 accident closes eastbound lanes at HellertownA rear-end collision between two tractor-tractors Friday afternoon closed Inter
Interstate 78 accident closes eastbound lanes at Hellertown
The Express-Times / Posted 13 days ago
A rear-end collision between two tractor-tractors Friday afternoon closed Interstate 78 East in Northampton County. Interstate 78 East is closed at Hellertown (Route 412) following a collision between two tractor-trailers at mile-marker 67.8, just... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
2 tractor trailers collide, closing section of I-78Two tractor trailers collided Friday afternoon closing a stretch of Interstate
2 tractor trailers collide, closing section of I-78
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 13 days ago
Two tractor trailers collided Friday afternoon closing a stretch of Interstate 78. The road was closed around 4:45pm at mile marker 67, the Hellertown exit, in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County. Communications officials say a tractor... Read more
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The Morning Call
2 tractor-trailers crash on I-78 in Lower Saucon, shutting down east lanesTwo tractor-trailers collided Friday afternoon on Interstate 78 in Lower Saucon
2 tractor-trailers crash on I-78 in Lower Saucon, shutting down east lanes
The Morning Call / Posted 13 days ago
Two tractor-trailers collided Friday afternoon on Interstate 78 in Lower Saucon Township, injuring one driver and spilling oil on the highway, according to police radio reports. The crash forced police to shut down I-78's eastbound lanes in the... Read more
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The Express-Times
Interstate 78 hit-run accidents reportedTwo hit-and-run crashes occurred about 90 minutes and three miles apart Saturda
Interstate 78 hit-run accidents reported
The Express-Times / Posted 15 days ago
Two hit-and-run crashes occurred about 90 minutes and three miles apart Saturday morning on Interstate 78 East in Lower Saucon Township, Pennsylvania State Police said. About 9:50 a.m. at mile-marker 67.6, just east of the Hellertown (Route 412)... Read more
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The Express-Times
Man with suspended license abandons SUV following crash, police sayA Bethlehem man is facing charges after allegedly abandoning his SUV following
Man with suspended license abandons SUV following crash, police say
The Express-Times / Posted 17 days ago
A Bethlehem man is facing charges after allegedly abandoning his SUV following a single-vehicle crash. Donald Niquette, of the first block of West Union Boulevard, shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday allegedly crashed his 2002 Chevrolet Siverado into an... Read more
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The Express-Times
Sneeze, following too closely lead to Route 378 accident, police sayA driver was cited in a Route 378 crash blamed, in part, on one too many sneeze
Sneeze, following too closely lead to Route 378 accident, police say
The Express-Times / Posted 20 days ago
A driver was cited in a Route 378 crash blamed, in part, on one too many sneezes, Lower Saucon Township police said. James Shirer, 38, of Moore Township, sneezed twice in stop-and-go traffic shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday, and on the second sneeze... Read more
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The Brown and White
Man tries to steal drills hidden in pants, Palmer Township police sayTwo power drills added up to a felony charge for a Lower Saucon Township man wi
Man tries to steal drills hidden in pants, Palmer Township police say
The Brown and White / Posted 21 days ago
Two power drills added up to a felony charge for a Lower Saucon Township man with a record of prior thefts. Giles F. Carnes, 59, of the 500 block of Selfridge Street at 7:22 p.m. Wednesday allegedly attempted to steal the two drills, valued at $268,... Read more
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The Express-Times
Driver cited in Interstate 78 van-truck accidentA van driver faces a careless driving citation after crashing into a commercial
Driver cited in Interstate 78 van-truck accident
The Express-Times / Posted 22 days ago
A van driver faces a careless driving citation after crashing into a commercial hauler Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 78 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania State Police said. The crash occurred about 3:20 p.m. on I-78 West at mile-marker 64.9,... Read more
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The Morning Call
Community support helps Coopersburg event growThe Community Outreach Benefit was held July 26 at St. John's UCC in Coopersbur
Community support helps Coopersburg event grow
The Morning Call / Posted 23 days ago
The Community Outreach Benefit was held July 26 at St. John's UCC in Coopersburg on a glorious hot and humid day, capped off with an upside-down, smiley face rainbow. We thank The Morning Call for writing a wonderful article about it, highlighting... Read more
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The Express-Times
Cops: Driver crashes on Route 378 after looking at GPSAn Allentown woman caused a crash by looking down at her GPS unit and running a
Cops: Driver crashes on Route 378 after looking at GPS
The Express-Times / Posted 25 days ago
An Allentown woman caused a crash by looking down at her GPS unit and running a red light in Lower Saucon Township, police said. (MCT file photo) Margie Ritz, 53, told township police she was driving on Route 378 when she looked down at the device... Read more
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The Express-Times
Lehigh Valley's National Night Out events promote community safetyNational Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, "promo
Lehigh Valley's National Night Out events promote community safety
The Express-Times / Posted 26 days ago
National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, "promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie," according to its website. A news release from Capt. Greg Gottschall of Bethlehem Township police said... Read more
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The Express-Times
Route 22 crash, I-78 vehicle fire causing major traffic jamsOne lane is closed on Interstate 78 in Lower Saucon Township because of a vehic
Route 22 crash, I-78 vehicle fire causing major traffic jams
The Express-Times / Posted 27 days ago
One lane is closed on Interstate 78 in Lower Saucon Township because of a vehicle fire and one lane is closed on Route 22 in Hanover Township because of a crash, according to alerts on 511pa.com. The incidents are causing traffic delays as the... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Casey wants more federal railroad bridge inspectorsWith only one federal railroad inspector for all 919 train bridges in Pennsylva
Casey wants more federal railroad bridge inspectors
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 27 days ago
With only one federal railroad inspector for all 919 train bridges in Pennsylvania, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) wants more inspectors on railroad bridges carrying trains loaded with potentially dangerous toxic chemicals. Responding, a spokesman... Read more
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The Express-Times
Easton woman hurt in Interstate 78 crashA 38-year-old Easton woman was hurt Thursday morning when a pickup truck driven
Easton woman hurt in Interstate 78 crash
The Express-Times / Posted 29 days ago
A 38-year-old Easton woman was hurt Thursday morning when a pickup truck driven by a 75-year-old New Holland, Pennsylvania, man struck her SUV from behind on Interstate 78 East in Lower Saucon Township, police report. Amy J. Hummer suffered injuries... Read more
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The Express-Times
Saucon Valley students to get breakfast choices this fallThe school board voted to create a federally-subsidized school breakfast progra
Saucon Valley students to get breakfast choices this fall
The Express-Times / Posted 30 days ago
The school board voted to create a federally-subsidized school breakfast program despite reservations from some that the food offerings won't be healthy enough. Breakfast will cost $1.70 for students, although price breaks are given to those that... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Community outreach event helps people with medical billsA block party in Lehigh County brought people together for a cause. There were
Community outreach event helps people with medical bills
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 1 months ago
A block party in Lehigh County brought people together for a cause. There were games, music and food at the event Sunday, but it was a party with a purpose. It was the 14th annual Community Outreach Benefit at St. John's United Church of Christ in... Read more
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The Express-Times
Mom who left toddler with drug-snorting dad charged, police sayVirginia Ann Shaver, 28, "was fully aware of the unsafe/unhealthy conditions sh
Mom who left toddler with drug-snorting dad charged, police say
The Express-Times / Posted 1 months ago
Virginia Ann Shaver, 28, "was fully aware of the unsafe/unhealthy conditions she left her 2-year-old daughter ... to live in," Lower Saucon Township police say in court records. Police said they responded just before 6 p.m. July 15 to the apartment... Read more
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The Morning Call
Couple charged for leaving child in 'sickening' conditionsFour days after Lower Saucon Township police charged a man who said he put pres
Couple charged for leaving child in 'sickening' conditions
The Morning Call / Posted 1 months ago
Four days after Lower Saucon Township police charged a man who said he put prescription medicine in his 2-year-old daughter's cereal, authorities have also charged the child's mother with leaving the girl in "deplorable" conditions. Virginia Ann... Read more
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The Express-Times
23 firearms stolen in Hellertown; some sold to drug dealers, police sayA one-time Hellertown man stole 23 high-powered firearms from his stepfather, s
23 firearms stolen in Hellertown; some sold to drug dealers, police say
The Express-Times / Posted 1 months ago
A one-time Hellertown man stole 23 high-powered firearms from his stepfather, some of which were sold to drug dealers for heroin or cash, court records say. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in a narcotics-related search July 13 recovered... Read more
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The Morning Call
Ben Franklin incubator expansion moves aheadZoning boards in two communities have approved a variance for the Ben Franklin
Ben Franklin incubator expansion moves ahead
The Morning Call / Posted 1 months ago
Zoning boards in two communities have approved a variance for the Ben Franklin TechVentures planned expansion. Laura Eppler, spokeswoman for Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania, said Bethlehem zoners gave the OK to... Read more

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