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The Morning Call
At least one injured after Route 33 crash in Plainfield Twp.from a vehicle Thursday morning after a rollover crash on southbound Route 33 i
At least one injured after Route 33 crash in Plainfield Twp.
The Morning Call / Posted 5 minutes ago
from a vehicle Thursday morning after a rollover crash on southbound Route 33 in Plainfield Township, according to a Northampton County Emergency dispatcher. The incident was dispatched at 10:20 a.m. as a one-vehicle rollover crash and... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Crews called to crash along Rt. 33; possible ejection reportedEmergency crews have been called to the scene of a crash along Route 33 South i
Crews called to crash along Rt. 33; possible ejection reported
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 50 minutes ago
Emergency crews have been called to the scene of a crash along Route 33 South in Plainfield, Northampton County, according to officials. It happened around 10:20 a.m. Thursday at mile marker 16.9. Officials say it was reported as a rollover with a... Read more
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The Express-Times
Gardens produce for hospitals, community in Lehigh Valleya truck, trailer and industrial-sized cooler stocked with fresh produce and gro
Gardens produce for hospitals, community in Lehigh Valley
The Express-Times / Posted 3 hours ago
a truck, trailer and industrial-sized cooler stocked with fresh produce and grocery staples that visits low-income area of Northampton County. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables offer increased amounts of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids... Read more
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Philly.com
Franklin S. Van Antwerpen, 74, longtime federal judge- Joy, Virginia, and Franklin W. The same year he was married, he left his cor
Franklin S. Van Antwerpen, 74, longtime federal judge
Philly.com / Posted 5 hours ago
- Joy, Virginia, and Franklin W. The same year he was married, he left his corporate law job to become chief counsel for Northampton County Legal Aid Society in Easton, which provided legal help to the poor. In 1979, he was appointed to fill a... Read more
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The Morning Call
Car hit bicyclist in Weis lot in Hanover Twp., then fled scene, police sayA man drove his car into a boy bicycling Wednesday night outside the Weis Marke
Car hit bicyclist in Weis lot in Hanover Twp., then fled scene, police say
The Morning Call / Posted 11 hours ago
A man drove his car into a boy bicycling Wednesday night outside the Weis Market in Hanover Township, Northampton County, and then fled the scene, police said. Colonial Regional police late Wednesday said they were looking for a man in his 20s who... Read more
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The Morning Call
Restaurant review: Bethlehem's Fiamma Italian Grillthing in the end. When part of a roof collapsed at That's Amore Restaurante on
Restaurant review: Bethlehem's Fiamma Italian Grill
The Morning Call / Posted 16 hours ago
thing in the end. When part of a roof collapsed at That's Amore Restaurante on Schoenersville Road in Hanover Township, Northampton County, in February 2015, it was forced to close. Owner Joseph Jurkivo took the opportunity to rebrand the... Read more
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The Morning Call
In defense of columnistsWhite was doing was expressing an opinion, which is the job of a columnist. In
In defense of columnists
The Morning Call / Posted 17 hours ago
White was doing was expressing an opinion, which is the job of a columnist. In any case, having negative feelings about Trump is not an example of bias; rather, it's an expression of common sense. Jack McCallum Hanover Township, Northampton Co... Read more
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The Brown and White
3-old killer's mom running for New York Senate, reports saybeat Torres when he was a child, a history presented as a mitigating factor in
3-old killer's mom running for New York Senate, reports say
The Brown and White / Posted 17 hours ago
beat Torres when he was a child, a history presented as a mitigating factor in a bid to save his own life at trial in Northampton County. A jury deadlocked in November 2010 over capital punishment and sentenced Torres instead to life in... Read more
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The Morning Call
Freshpet taps Lehigh Valley native Billy Cyr as new CEOHANOVER TOWNSHIP, Northampton County — Specialty pet food maker Freshpet Inc.,
Freshpet taps Lehigh Valley native Billy Cyr as new CEO
The Morning Call / Posted 18 hours ago
HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Northampton County — Specialty pet food maker Freshpet Inc., which has a major production plant in Northampton County, has named a Lehigh Valley native as its new CEO. Billy Cyr, who grew up in Palmerton, will replace Richard... Read more
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The Express-Times
Inmate charged with escape after allegedly fleeing work release programwas arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Antonia Grifo, who set bail at $15,
Inmate charged with escape after allegedly fleeing work release program
The Express-Times / Posted 18 hours ago
was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Antonia Grifo, who set bail at $15,000. In lieu of bail, Zettlemoyer was taken to Northampton County Prison. The judge allowed 10 percent of $15,000 bail if Pretrial... Read more
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The Morning Call
Restaurant review: Bethlehem's Fiamma Italian Grillthing in the end. When part of a roof collapsed at That's Amore Restaurante on
Restaurant review: Bethlehem's Fiamma Italian Grill
The Morning Call / Posted 19 hours ago
thing in the end. When part of a roof collapsed at That's Amore Restaurante on Schoenersville Road in Hanover Township, Northampton County, in February 2015, it was forced to close. Owner Joseph Jurkivo took the opportunity to rebrand the... Read more
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The Express-Times
Easton man allegedly chases other man down street with knifeassault. He was arraigned before District Judge Antonia Grifo, who set bail at
Easton man allegedly chases other man down street with knife
The Express-Times / Posted 19 hours ago
assault. He was arraigned before District Judge Antonia Grifo, who set bail at $20,000. In lieu of bail, Ayala was taken to Northampton County Prison. The judge ordered Ayala enroll in Pretrial Services, submit to random drug and alcohol screens... Read more
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The Morning Call
Online fundraiser for Palisades High teacher killed in 'contact' with electric linePoynton Jr., 31, died from what authorities believe was electrocution from a do
Online fundraiser for Palisades High teacher killed in 'contact' with electric line
The Morning Call / Posted 21 hours ago
Poynton Jr., 31, died from what authorities believe was electrocution from a downed 34,500-volt power line. Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek said Wednesday that Poynton did not touch the wire, but an investigation into... Read more
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The Brown and White
Ex-staffer facing sex assault charges fled for 7 months, cops saywent in the wind right after," Parkansky said. Wilson police then enlisted the
Ex-staffer facing sex assault charges fled for 7 months, cops say
The Brown and White / Posted 21 hours ago
went in the wind right after," Parkansky said. Wilson police then enlisted the resources of the U.S. Marshal's Service and Northampton County Sheriff's Office. After seven months of searching, sheriff's officers found Bussey working at an... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Construction worker falls while working on bridge in EastonEmergency crews were called out in Northampton County, after a construction wor
Construction worker falls while working on bridge in Easton
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 21 hours ago
Emergency crews were called out in Northampton County, after a construction worker fell while working on a bridge in Easton. It happened Wednesday morning around 10:30a.m. at a bridge at Bushkill Drive and Route 611. Fire officials say the worker... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man admits 2004 Wilson rapea 41-year-old New York man pleaded guilty on Friday after DNA evidence tied him
Man admits 2004 Wilson rape
The Morning Call / Posted 22 hours ago
a 41-year-old New York man pleaded guilty on Friday after DNA evidence tied him to the crime. Jason A. Davies admitted in Northampton County Court to a felony rape charge in the attack of the woman, who has testified she was awoken in her bedroom... Read more
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The Express-Times
Man admits to rape 12 years after committing the crimecompulsion, a crime that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. He'l
Man admits to rape 12 years after committing the crime
The Express-Times / Posted 22 hours ago
compulsion, a crime that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. He'll be sentenced Oct. 28, according to Northampton County Assistant District Attorney Tatum Wilson. Davies will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Hutchinson sentenced to 4 years in prisonA Northampton County man accused of living with his girlfriend's decomposing bo
Hutchinson sentenced to 4 years in prison
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 22 hours ago
A Northampton County man accused of living with his girlfriend's decomposing body has learned his fate. Franklyn Hutchison was sentenced to the maximum allowable sentence of 4 years behind bars. In May, 23-year-old Hutchison was found guilty for... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Buxco Teacher, Coach Electrocuted by Power Linehigh school teacher and assistant football coach has been electrocuted by a pow
Buxco Teacher, Coach Electrocuted by Power Line
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 23 hours ago
high school teacher and assistant football coach has been electrocuted by a power line that fell into his yard. The Northampton County coroner says it appears 32-year-old Thomas Poynton Jr. died from the current of the 34,500-volt line even... Read more
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Times News
Pennsylvania teacher/coach killed by downed power linehigh school teacher and assistant football coach has been electrocuted by a pow
Pennsylvania teacher/coach killed by downed power line
Times News / Posted 23 hours ago
high school teacher and assistant football coach has been electrocuted by a power line that fell into his yard. The Northampton County coroner says it appears 32-year-old Thomas Poynton Jr. died from the current of the 34,500-volt line even... Read more
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The Express-Times
'I hate you with every fiber in my body' grandmother tells corpse abuserMiles. "When it's time for you to die I want you to die a horrible death like
'I hate you with every fiber in my body' grandmother tells corpse abuser
The Express-Times / Posted 23 hours ago
Miles. "When it's time for you to die I want you to die a horrible death like my granddaughter Brianne," she said. Northampton County Judge Michael Koury sentenced Hutchison to two to four years in prison, the maximum allowed by... Read more
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The Morning Call
West Easton man gets prison for abusing girlfriend's corpsea judge decided Wednesday. Franklyn P. Hutchison IV offered no words of remors
West Easton man gets prison for abusing girlfriend's corpse
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
a judge decided Wednesday. Franklyn P. Hutchison IV offered no words of remorse or explanation before being sentenced by Northampton County Judge Michael Koury Jr. to the maximum term the law allows for the charges of abuse of a corpse, making... Read more
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The Express-Times
Power company's message: 'Stay away from downed wires'high-voltage line came down in his backyard, apparently charging the ground and
Power company's message: 'Stay away from downed wires'
The Express-Times / Posted yesterday
high-voltage line came down in his backyard, apparently charging the ground and electrocuting them, authorities have said. Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek is expecting to announce the official cause and manner of Poynton's death Thursday.... Read more
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The Morning Call
Materials-handling company is expanding in Northampton CountyBUSHKILL TOWNSHIP – A materials-handling company is expanding operations in Nor
Materials-handling company is expanding in Northampton County
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
BUSHKILL TOWNSHIP – A materials-handling company is expanding operations in Northampton County. JMR Industrial Enterprise Inc. has purchased 6 acres at 433 Male Road in Bushkill Township for a new facility, according to co-owner Dick Smith. The... Read more
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The Brown and White
Election Day safety concerns lead to good news for Easton area studentsit's too late in the election cycle to make a change this year. Reinhart said
Election Day safety concerns lead to good news for Easton area students
The Brown and White / Posted yesterday
it's too late in the election cycle to make a change this year. Reinhart said the district will continue to work with Northampton County Executive John Brown for a long-term solution. School board member Baron Vanderburg said the board... Read more
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Times News
Pennsylvania judge resigns, attorney cites misconduct probesupport. Samuel Stretton, the attorney representing Tidd, told The (Allentown)
Pennsylvania judge resigns, attorney cites misconduct probe
Times News / Posted yesterday
support. Samuel Stretton, the attorney representing Tidd, told The (Allentown) Morning Call that Tidd "had enough of Northampton County" saying he believes the judge has been "mistreated and targeted." Stretton wouldn't say what kind of... Read more
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The Morning Call
Bethlehem house damaged after fire starts in bedroominitially were concerned that someone might have remained in the house during t
Bethlehem house damaged after fire starts in bedroom
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
initially were concerned that someone might have remained in the house during the fire, but two searches of the structure found no one inside. According to Northampton County records, the home is owned by Edgardo Fuentes.... Read more
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The Morning Call
Easton students will have Election Day offofficials in May said they had little ability to change the polling place and e
Easton students will have Election Day off
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
officials in May said they had little ability to change the polling place and encouraged concerned parents to contact Northampton County officials. The state election code states "the county board of elections shall, wherever possible and... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Palisades HS teacher electrocuted Tuesday, school to offer grief counselingthough the corner said they were nowhere near the line. "At this point, everyt
Palisades HS teacher electrocuted Tuesday, school to offer grief counseling
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted yesterday
though the corner said they were nowhere near the line. "At this point, everything is consistent with electrocution," says Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek. Around that same time, neighbors say they heard a 'boom!' and went outside and... Read more
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The Express-Times
'There's no words': Long-time coach remembers Tom Poynton Jr.had fallen into the back yard of his Williams Township home, in the 200 block o
'There's no words': Long-time coach remembers Tom Poynton Jr.
The Express-Times / Posted yesterday
had fallen into the back yard of his Williams Township home, in the 200 block of Royal Manor Road. He was 32, according to Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek. His dog was also killed, and his house caught fire in the incident. He's the... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Former Children's Home of Easton employee charged with sexual assaultchildren while he worked there. A preliminary arraignment was held Tuesday for
Former Children's Home of Easton employee charged with sexual assault
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted yesterday
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. Bussey is facing charges that include institutional sexual... Read more
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The Morning Call
Faulty logic used to defend proposed Northampton County $5 vehicle registration feeIn defending the proposed $5 fee to be added to vehicle registrations, Northamp
Faulty logic used to defend proposed Northampton County $5 vehicle registration fee
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
In defending the proposed $5 fee to be added to vehicle registrations, Northampton County Councilman John Cusick addressed concerns that large trucks contribute greatly to road and bridge deterioration. Critics of the fee proposal, which has since... Read more
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The Morning Call
In parking dispute, Lower Nazareth man 'sucker punches' man, pulls gun, police sayKeith Kulp said. Kish as arraigned Tuesday morning by District Judge John C. C
In parking dispute, Lower Nazareth man 'sucker punches' man, pulls gun, police say
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
Keith Kulp said. Kish as arraigned Tuesday morning by District Judge John C. Capobianco on charges of terroristic threats, simple assault and reckless endangerment. Kish was sent to Northampton County Prison under $75,000 bail. — Fra... Read more
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The Morning Call
Outage sends Norco courthouse workers home earlyEASTON — A power outage at the Northampton County Courthouse in Easton sent wor
Outage sends Norco courthouse workers home early
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
EASTON — A power outage at the Northampton County Courthouse in Easton sent workers home a half hour early on Tuesday. Employees were allowed to leave work at 4 p.m., roughly 45 minutes after the outage knocked out power at the county building at... Read more
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The Brown and White
Williams Township man who was electrocuted was teacher, football coachat Poynton's home and led to the death of one of his two dogs. Poynton was ele
Williams Township man who was electrocuted was teacher, football coach
The Brown and White / Posted yesterday
at Poynton's home and led to the death of one of his two dogs. Poynton was electrocuted, Smith said in a news release. Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek was continuing to investigate before finalizing the cause and manner of death but... Read more
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The Brown and White
Ex-Children's Home staffer accused of sexually assaulting 3who set bail at $150,000, $100,000 and $100,000 for all three cases, respective
Ex-Children's Home staffer accused of sexually assaulting 3
The Brown and White / Posted yesterday
who set bail at $150,000, $100,000 and $100,000 for all three cases, respectively. In lieu of bail, Bussey was sent to Northampton County Prison. The judge ordered Bussey stay away from all the victims and undergo a mental health... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Judge Resigns, Attorney Cites Unfair Scrutinysupport. Samuel Stretton, the attorney representing Tidd, tells The (Allentown
Judge Resigns, Attorney Cites Unfair Scrutiny
NBC Philadelphia / Posted yesterday
support. Samuel Stretton, the attorney representing Tidd, tells The (Allentown) Morning Call that Tidd "had enough of Northampton County'' saying he believes the judge has been "mistreated and targeted.'' Stretton wouldn't say what kind of... Read more
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The Express-Times
Wire down near fatality, fire believed to carry 34K voltscircuit that came down Tuesday morning, said Scott Surgeoner, spokesman for Fir
Wire down near fatality, fire believed to carry 34K volts
The Express-Times / Posted yesterday
circuit that came down Tuesday morning, said Scott Surgeoner, spokesman for FirstEnergy's Metropolitan-Edison, or Met-Ed. Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek confirmed the death of 32-year-old Tom Poynton Jr. in the incident at 250 Royal... Read more
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The Express-Times
Man who died from live wire in yard is identifiedWhile the investigation into Thomas Joseph Poynton Jr.'s death at 250 Royal Man
Man who died from live wire in yard is identified
The Express-Times / Posted yesterday
While the investigation into Thomas Joseph Poynton Jr.'s death at 250 Royal Manor Road is continuing, Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek said it is consistent with electrocution. Township fire Chief Jeff Murray said Poynton wasn't near a... Read more
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The Express-Times
Nazareth-area man allegedly points loaded gun during property-line disputethreats, five counts simple assault, six counts simple assault and one count re
Nazareth-area man allegedly points loaded gun during property-line dispute
The Express-Times / Posted yesterday
threats, five counts simple assault, six counts simple assault and one count reckless endangerment. He was arraigned before District Judge John Capobianco, who set bail at $75,000. In lieu of bail, Kish was sent to Northampton Co... Read more
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The Brown and White
Wanted man picked up in Easton following alleged assaultBoard violation. Police said the assault occurred on July 14 in Delaware Count
Wanted man picked up in Easton following alleged assault
The Brown and White / Posted yesterday
Board violation. Police said the assault occurred on July 14 in Delaware County. He was arraigned before District Judge Richard Yetter III, who set bail at $75,000. Corley was taken to Northampton County on an arrest prior to requisition... Read more
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The Morning Call
Coroner called to reported electrocution in Williams TownshipWILLIAMS TOWNSHIP — The Northampton County Coroner is investigating the death o
Coroner called to reported electrocution in Williams Township
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP — The Northampton County Coroner is investigating the death of a man reportedly found Tuesday morning electrocuted in a Williams Township backyard. Fire officials said a downed power line in the backyard of a home on the 200 block... Read more
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The Express-Times
1 dead after electrical wire comes down behind houseWilliams Township after a live wire fell in the back yard of a home in the 200
1 dead after electrical wire comes down behind house
The Express-Times / Posted 2 days ago
Williams Township after a live wire fell in the back yard of a home in the 200 block of Royal Manor Road, officials said. Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek confirmed the death but was just beginning his investigation so he said he couldn't... Read more
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The Express-Times
Woman accused of biting boyfriend, throwing knife at himwas arraigned Saturday before District Judge Antonia Grifo, who set bail at $5,
Woman accused of biting boyfriend, throwing knife at him
The Express-Times / Posted 2 days ago
was arraigned Saturday before District Judge Antonia Grifo, who set bail at $5,000. In lieu of bail, Harrison was sent to Northampton County Prison. Online records show she has since posted bail. The judge ordered Harrison enroll in Pretrial... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Fire destroys Williams Township businessCrews in Northampton County were certainly feeling the heat Monday as they work
Fire destroys Williams Township business
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
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. The heat was so bad extra crews were called in to help fight the fire. The good thing no injuries, but... Read more
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The Express-Times
Power outages persist after dawn in Valley, NW N.J.of thunderstorms Monday afternoon into evening. PPL Electric Utilities still h
Power outages persist after dawn in Valley, NW N.J.
The Express-Times / Posted 2 days ago
of thunderstorms Monday afternoon into evening. PPL Electric Utilities still had 195 customers in the dark at 6 a.m. in Northampton County, with 80 out in Bethlehem, 55 out in Bethlehem Township and 37 out in Lower Nazareth Township, according... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allen grad Stan Dziedzic settled for freestyle wrestling bronze at Montreal OlympicsThe Buffaloes are eliminated the following day by Pottsville, 7-6. 1996—The Bi
Allen grad Stan Dziedzic settled for freestyle wrestling bronze at Montreal Olympics
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
The Buffaloes are eliminated the following day by Pottsville, 7-6. 1996—The Birches ends Northampton's three-year reign as Northampton County Legion champions with a 5-2 victory, sweeping their best-of-three championship series. 1981—Confusion... Read more
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The Express-Times
Have your say on Penneast Pipeline's environmental impactmiles in Pennsylvania and 38 miles in New Jersey). the 2.1-mile Hellertown Lat
Have your say on Penneast Pipeline's environmental impact
The Express-Times / Posted 2 days ago
miles in Pennsylvania and 38 miles in New Jersey). the 2.1-mile Hellertown Lateral consisting of 24-inch-diameter pipe in Northampton County. the 0.1-mile Gilbert Lateral consisting of 12-inch-diameter pipe in Hunterdon County. the 1.5-mile... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Federal judge from Northampton County diesfilled in for other judges when there was a vacancy. Van Antwerpen had a disti
Federal judge from Northampton County dies
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
filled in for other judges when there was a vacancy. Van Antwerpen had a distinguished law career as he served on the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas until he was nominated to a federal bench by President Ronald Reagan. He was later... Read more
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The Brown and White
Round 2 of storms forecast amid trees down, power lossof the region. This warning was in effect until 6:15 p.m. and covered an area
Round 2 of storms forecast amid trees down, power loss
The Brown and White / Posted 2 days ago
of the region. This warning was in effect until 6:15 p.m. and covered an area encompassing Lehigh County and southwestern Northampton County, in addition to Carbon County and northeastern Berks County. Public works and electric company crews were... Read more
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