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The Morning Call
Most of Paragon Centre in South Whitehall is soldLehigh Valley law firm Norris McLaughin & Marcus relocated with much fanfare to
Most of Paragon Centre in South Whitehall is sold
The Morning Call / Posted 20 hours ago
Lehigh Valley law firm Norris McLaughin & Marcus relocated with much fanfare to downtown Allentown in April. Now some of its senior partners have sold their interest in the South Whitehall Township office building the firm once called home. The... Read more
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The Morning Call
'Pervy dad' convicted at trial, could face life in prisonThe self-described "pervy dad" from Nazareth was desperate to get his hands on
'Pervy dad' convicted at trial, could face life in prison
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
The self-described "pervy dad" from Nazareth was desperate to get his hands on a young girl, federal prosecutors said, complaining he was tired of looking at sexual images of children from the Internet and needed "real-life experiences." But how... Read more
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The Brown and White
'Pervy dad' from Nazareth guilty of enticing a minor, child porn chargesThe federal jury on Wednesday found Nazareth resident Brent Galletta guilty of
'Pervy dad' from Nazareth guilty of enticing a minor, child porn charges
The Brown and White / Posted yesterday
The federal jury on Wednesday found Nazareth resident Brent Galletta guilty of enticing a minor, sending child pornography and possession of child pornography. Galletta's jury trial was before federal Judge Edward Smith, a former Northampton County... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Police say man caught smoking pot outside Dorney ParkA Brooklyn man is sitting in Lehigh County Jail after police allegedly found hi
Police say man caught smoking pot outside Dorney Park
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted yesterday
A Brooklyn man is sitting in Lehigh County Jail after police allegedly found him sitting outside an amusement park smoking pot. South Whitehall Township police were called to Dorney Park and Wild Water Kingdom about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for a report of... Read more
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NBA.com
Community pays tribute to small-town giant DawkinsCATASAUQUA, Pa. — Sitting on top of a hill, not far off the main road, the 60-f
Community pays tribute to small-town giant Dawkins
NBA.com / Posted 2 days ago
CATASAUQUA, Pa. — Sitting on top of a hill, not far off the main road, the 60-foot red brick steeple of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church has probably been the tallest structure in town since it was built in 1962. Darryl Dawkins was a close... Read more
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The Morning Call
People of all levels remember 76ers legend Darryl Dawkins at viewingForty years ago, Helmet Freed, moonlighting as a driver for an Allentown limous
People of all levels remember 76ers legend Darryl Dawkins at viewing
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
Forty years ago, Helmet Freed, moonlighting as a driver for an Allentown limousine service, probably became one of the first Lehigh Valley residents to cross paths with Darryl Dawkins when he was sent to the Spectrum to bring the newly drafted... Read more
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The Brown and White
Karl-Anthony Towns among those in Lehigh Valley to remember Darryl DawkinsNeither was born when Darryl Dawkins got his nickname "Chocolate Thunder" by tw
Karl-Anthony Towns among those in Lehigh Valley to remember Darryl Dawkins
The Brown and White / Posted 2 days ago
Neither was born when Darryl Dawkins got his nickname "Chocolate Thunder" by twice shattering the backboard on dunks in 1979. They've certainly seen all the clips on YouTube years later, but Karl-Anthony Towns and Jason Thompson came to Catasauqua... Read more
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The Express-Times
Defense attorney for alleged 'Pervy dad:' creepy, but not criminalA federal trial began Tuesday for a Lehigh Valley man accused of meeting a fell
Defense attorney for alleged 'Pervy dad:' creepy, but not criminal
The Express-Times / Posted 3 days ago
A federal trial began Tuesday for a Lehigh Valley man accused of meeting a fellow "pervy dad" in order to have sex with the man's 7-year-old daughter. Galletta's jury trial is before federal Judge Edward Smith, a former Northampton County judge. On... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Muller releases proposed 2016 Lehigh County budgetSticking to a pledge he made early this year, Lehigh County Executive Thomas Mu
Muller releases proposed 2016 Lehigh County budget
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
Sticking to a pledge he made early this year, Lehigh County Executive Thomas Muller is proposing a 2016 county budget with no tax increase. Muller presented his $382.5-million budget Monday afternoon in the Cedarbrook nursing home in South Whitehall... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Backboard-Shattering 76ers Legend DiesUPDATE: Dawkins' family announced the public can mourn and pay their respects T
Backboard-Shattering 76ers Legend Dies
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 3 days ago
UPDATE: Dawkins' family announced the public can mourn and pay their respects Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua. Wednesday's service at the church and the internment will be... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Muller releases proposed 2016 Lehigh County budgetSticking to a pledge he made early this year, Lehigh County Executive Thomas Mu
Muller releases proposed 2016 Lehigh County budget
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
Sticking to a pledge he made early this year, Lehigh County Executive Thomas Muller is proposing a 2016 county budget with no tax increase. Muller presented his $382.5-million budget Monday afternoon in the Cedarbrook nursing home in South Whitehall... Read more
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The Morning Call
Executive Tom Muller presents his proposed 2016 Lehigh County budget Muller speaks to a large crowd at at Cedarbrook in South Whitehall Township o
Executive Tom Muller presents his proposed 2016 Lehigh County budget
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
Muller speaks to a large crowd at at Cedarbrook in South Whitehall Township on Monday. Muller speaks to a large crowd at at Cedarbrook in South Whitehall Township on Monday.See... Read more
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The Morning Call
Catasauqua prepares for large crowds at Darryl Dawkins' viewingA small Lehigh Valley borough where NBA star Darryl Dawkins is set to be rememb
Catasauqua prepares for large crowds at Darryl Dawkins' viewing
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
A small Lehigh Valley borough where NBA star Darryl Dawkins is set to be remembered this week is bracing for a large crowd of mourners. His family announced that the public will be given the opportunity to mourn and pay respects from 4 p.m. to 8... Read more
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The Morning Call
Help for families: I feel I've lost my wife to my kidsQ: I feel that I am in the middle of a child-centered vs. couple-centered marri
Help for families: I feel I've lost my wife to my kids
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
Q: I feel that I am in the middle of a child-centered vs. couple-centered marriage. My wife wants to spend all of her free time with our kids. When I talk about not having any alone time, she says "We are parents now, and this is not about us... Read more
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Philly.com
Public viewing set for former 76ers star Darryl DawkinsDarryl Dawkins, the former 76ers star and NBA personality who died on Thursday
Public viewing set for former 76ers star Darryl Dawkins
Philly.com / Posted 5 days ago
Darryl Dawkins, the former 76ers star and NBA personality who died on Thursday at the age of 58, will have a public viewing in the Lehigh Valley on Tuesday night. It is set for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417... Read more
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The Morning Call
Defensive gun use is a mythA recent letter to the editor asserted, "We need 'good guys' prepared to righte
Defensive gun use is a myth
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
A recent letter to the editor asserted, "We need 'good guys' prepared to righteously defend the innocent against bad people out to do harm." The letter cited the 1995 study of Gary Kleck that implausibly found "law-abiding citizens use firearms more... Read more
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The Morning Call
Keeping state liquor stores essential for jobsI recently read one of the many opinion articles about not selling the state li
Keeping state liquor stores essential for jobs
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
I recently read one of the many opinion articles about not selling the state liquor system. I am glad to see that that Wendell Young IV ("Modernize, don't sell, Pa. liquor system") spoke up about the situation. There are so many reasons why selling... Read more
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The Morning Call
Volunteer opportunities in the Lehigh ValleyCEDARBROOK NURSING HOMES, Fountain Hill and South Whitehall Township, need Gift
Volunteer opportunities in the Lehigh Valley
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
CEDARBROOK NURSING HOMES, Fountain Hill and South Whitehall Township, need Gift Shop volunteers to wait on customers, run register and stock shelves. Also needed are In-House Transporters to push residents in wheelchairs to programs and the beauty... Read more
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The Express-Times
Public viewing to be held for late NBA great Darryl DawkinsResidents will have a chance to pay their respects to NBA great and local legen
Public viewing to be held for late NBA great Darryl Dawkins
The Express-Times / Posted 5 days ago
Residents will have a chance to pay their respects to NBA great and local legend Darryl Dawkins on Tuesday. Dawkins, nicknamed "Chocolate Thunder" and known for backboard-shattering dunks in his playing days with the Philadelphia 76ers and New... Read more
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The Brown and White
Darryl Dawkins' cause of death awaiting further testsThe Lehigh County Coroner's Office will need to perform further tests to determ
Darryl Dawkins' cause of death awaiting further tests
The Brown and White / Posted 6 days ago
The Lehigh County Coroner's Office will need to perform further tests to determine the exact cause and manner of death for NBA great Darryl Dawkins. An autopsy was performed Friday for the former Philadelphia 76er and New Jesey Net known by the... Read more
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The Express-Times
Jason Wilson is qualifying medalist in Pennsylvania Mid-AmateurJason Wilson of South Whitehall Township shot a 2-under-par 70 Thursday to earn
Jason Wilson is qualifying medalist in Pennsylvania Mid-Amateur
The Express-Times / Posted 7 days ago
Jason Wilson of South Whitehall Township shot a 2-under-par 70 Thursday to earn medalist honors in a Pennsylvania Mid-Amateur Championship qualifier at Spring Ford Country Club in Royersford, Pa. Wilson hit 14 greens in regulation, had six birdies,... Read more
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Times News
Former Lehighton assistant principal suddenly resigns in ParklandDaniel M. Repsher, a former assistant principal at Lehighton Area High School,
Former Lehighton assistant principal suddenly resigns in Parkland
Times News / Posted 7 days ago
Daniel M. Repsher, a former assistant principal at Lehighton Area High School, who has served as assistant principal at Parkland High School since May 2014, suddenly resigned his position effective Aug. 24. There was no discussion of Repsher’s... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Former NBA star Darryl Dawkins' family says he died of heart attackDarryl Dawkins, known for his thunderous dunks and flamboyant nickname, has die
Former NBA star Darryl Dawkins' family says he died of heart attack
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 7 days ago
Darryl Dawkins, known for his thunderous dunks and flamboyant nickname, has died. The Lehigh County Coroner's Office confirmed that Dawkins died today. Following his professional playing career, Dawkins made his home in the Lehigh Valley. His... Read more
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The Brown and White
Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins dies at 58Dawkins, who had many ties to the Lehigh Valley, was pronounced dead at 11:19 a
Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins dies at 58
The Brown and White / Posted 7 days ago
Dawkins, who had many ties to the Lehigh Valley, was pronounced dead at 11:19 a.m. Thursday at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township, the Lehigh County Coroner's Office said. An autopsy is set for Friday to determine the cause and manner of... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Backboard-Shattering 76ers Legend DiesChocolate Thunder has gone back to Lovetron. Longtime 76ers center Darryl Dawk
Backboard-Shattering 76ers Legend Dies
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 7 days ago
Chocolate Thunder has gone back to Lovetron. Longtime 76ers center Darryl Dawkins died Thursday at the age of 58. The cause of death is unknown, though an autopsy is scheduled for Friday. A Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest spokesperson confirmed... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
County commissioners moving toward Cedarbrook decisionLehigh County commissioners are moving toward making a firm decision about the
County commissioners moving toward Cedarbrook decision
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 8 days ago
Lehigh County commissioners are moving toward making a firm decision about the future of Cedarbrook — and away from just doing more studies on the county-owned nursing home in South Whitehall Township. Brad Osborne, chairman of the nine... Read more
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The Morning Call
Dorney offers deals for last Wildwater weekendThis is the final week that Dorney Park is open daily and the last chance for f
Dorney offers deals for last Wildwater weekend
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
This is the final week that Dorney Park is open daily and the last chance for families to get wet at Wildwater Kingdom. And there's deals aplenty. In honor of back to school, the South Whitehall Township park is offering all students with a school... Read more
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The Morning Call
Juvenile ruling will settle separate trial issue in Upper Macungie mom's slayingThe fight over whether Jamie Silvonek, 14, and Caleb Barnes, 21, should face tr
Juvenile ruling will settle separate trial issue in Upper Macungie mom's slaying
The Morning Call / Posted 10 days ago
The fight over whether Jamie Silvonek, 14, and Caleb Barnes, 21, should face trial together for allegedly killing Silvonek's mother because she tried to end their relationship could be settled if Silvonek is tried as a juvenile. That was the word... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Court dates set for alleged teen killerThe attorney for a South Whitehall Township teen accused of conspiring with her
Court dates set for alleged teen killer
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 10 days ago
The attorney for a South Whitehall Township teen accused of conspiring with her boyfriend to murder her mother will argue in October to toss evidence in the case and argue the trial must be moved. A Lehigh County judge Tuesday set an Oct. 28 date... Read more
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The Morning Call
Teen, soldier seek separate trials in Upper Macungie mother's murderPolice say they found 14-year-old Jamie Silvonek and soldier boyfriend Caleb Ba
Teen, soldier seek separate trials in Upper Macungie mother's murder
The Morning Call / Posted 10 days ago
Police say they found 14-year-old Jamie Silvonek and soldier boyfriend Caleb Barnes, 20, lying in bed together hours after they allegedly killed Silvonek's mother on March 15 in Upper Macungie. Now, court records show, the former star-crossed lovers... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Morning wreck snarls traffic on Route 22A wreck temporarily closed Route 22 Monday morning in South Whitehall Township.
Morning wreck snarls traffic on Route 22
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 11 days ago
A wreck temporarily closed Route 22 Monday morning in South Whitehall Township. An overturned tractor trailer closed the westbound lanes in between the 15th Street and Cedar Crest Boulevard exits. The highway re-opened about 8 a.m. No additional... Read more
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The Express-Times
Faces of the 118 Lehigh Valley residents who died in the Vietnam WarThe goal seems insurmountable, but nonetheless worthwhile. More than 58,000 U.
Faces of the 118 Lehigh Valley residents who died in the Vietnam War
The Express-Times / Posted 11 days ago
The goal seems insurmountable, but nonetheless worthwhile. More than 58,000 U.S. troops died in the Vietnam War. About 40 years after the conflict ended, decades before the advent of digital photos, a group is trying to acquire a picture of every... Read more
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The Morning Call
Family: I caught my 10-old daughter looking at pornQ: I recently found my 10-year-old daughter looking at pornography on the Inter
Family: I caught my 10-old daughter looking at porn
The Morning Call / Posted 11 days ago
Q: I recently found my 10-year-old daughter looking at pornography on the Internet. When I asked her why she was looking at this, she said, "The devil made me do it!" I am appalled and don't know how to handle this. A: The Help for Families panel... Read more
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The Morning Call
10 fun facts about Dorney ParkLooking back at 125 years of family entertainment... 1) THE SAGA OF HERCULES
10 fun facts about Dorney Park
The Morning Call / Posted 11 days ago
Looking back at 125 years of family entertainment... 1) THE SAGA OF HERCULES In 1988, Dorney Park announced it was building the world's largest wooden roller coaster. The record-breaking coaster to be named "Hercules" would make good use of the... Read more
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Philly.com
Was viral arrest of Pa. street singer justified?Manuel Gamiz Jr. and Laurie Mason Schroeder, The Morning Call Last updated: Sun
Was viral arrest of Pa. street singer justified?
Philly.com / Posted 11 days ago
Manuel Gamiz Jr. and Laurie Mason Schroeder, The Morning Call Last updated: Sunday, August 23, 2015, 12:05 PM The takedown, recorded by a patron and a restaurant employee with smartphones and shared on social media, sparked a police review, a slew... Read more
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The Morning Call
Was Allentown singer whose arrest went viral a nightingale or a nuisance?James Ochse sees his singing voice as a gift meant to be shared with the world.
Was Allentown singer whose arrest went viral a nightingale or a nuisance?
The Morning Call / Posted 12 days ago
James Ochse sees his singing voice as a gift meant to be shared with the world. For the past three months, Ochse has shared his gift with passers-by and outdoor diners in downtown Allentown, whether they like it or not. His go-to song is the Beach... Read more
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The Morning Call
New Lehigh Valley businesses bring back-to-school bargainsAs Labor Day approaches, the back-to-school blues inevitably take hold of many
New Lehigh Valley businesses bring back-to-school bargains
The Morning Call / Posted 12 days ago
As Labor Day approaches, the back-to-school blues inevitably take hold of many households. While children dread the return of homework, early mornings and questionable cafeteria food, their parents are panicky for different reasons — the rising cost... Read more
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The Morning Call
Stormwater plan in works for redevelopment of King George Inn siteThe engineer for the developer of land that includes the King George Inn is wor
Stormwater plan in works for redevelopment of King George Inn site
The Morning Call / Posted 14 days ago
The engineer for the developer of land that includes the King George Inn is working on stormwater control measures and hopes to have preliminary final approval for the redevelopment project in November. Bud Newton, president and CEO of Newton... Read more
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The Morning Call
South Whitehall, Upper Macungie abandon plans for incident command centerPlans for an incident command center that would be shared by South Whitehall an
South Whitehall, Upper Macungie abandon plans for incident command center
The Morning Call / Posted 14 days ago
Plans for an incident command center that would be shared by South Whitehall and Upper Macungie are being scrapped after officials found they didn't have enough time or money to pursue the purchase under the constraints of a county grant. Instead,... Read more
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The Morning Call
Joe Sestak supports veteran issuesAs campaign season starts up (and it will be long and bloody), I am appalled th
Joe Sestak supports veteran issues
The Morning Call / Posted 15 days ago
As campaign season starts up (and it will be long and bloody), I am appalled that the Pennsylvania State Democratic Party is not supporting Joe Sestak. A retired admiral, he has been tirelessly working for the past five years to build his base of... Read more
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The Morning Call
Commissioners want nursing home company to do new Cedarbrook studyLehigh County commissioners hope to hire a Montgomery County nursing home compa
Commissioners want nursing home company to do new Cedarbrook study
The Morning Call / Posted 15 days ago
Lehigh County commissioners hope to hire a Montgomery County nursing home company next week for help in answering questions about Cedarbrook's future. After an hour-and-a-half special meeting Wednesday, Commissioner Vic Mazziotti said he plans to... Read more
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The Morning Call
Police called to South Whitehall crash at routes 22 and 309Police were called Wednesday afternoon to a crash involving an overturned tract
Police called to South Whitehall crash at routes 22 and 309
The Morning Call / Posted 15 days ago
Police were called Wednesday afternoon to a crash involving an overturned tractor trailer at routes 22 and 309 in South Whitehall Township, authorities say. The crash involved several vehicles near Route 309. According to a Lehigh County 911... Read more
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The Morning Call
Aldi to open Hanover Township store Sept. 3Aldi Inc. will open a new store Sept. 3 in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, the
Aldi to open Hanover Township store Sept. 3
The Morning Call / Posted 15 days ago
Aldi Inc. will open a new store Sept. 3 in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, the site of a former Bottom Dollar location. The store, at 1856 Catasauqua Road, is one of three new stores Aldi will open Sept. 3 at shuttered Bottom Dollar locations. The... Read more
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The Express-Times
Ramp, lane closures at Routes 309 and 22 follow accidentA multi-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon forced ramp and lane closures at Rout
Ramp, lane closures at Routes 309 and 22 follow accident
The Express-Times / Posted 15 days ago
A multi-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon forced ramp and lane closures at Routes 22 and 309 in South Whitehall Township, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. A PennDOT traffic camera shows Wednesday's crash, reported at 2:43... Read more
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The Morning Call
What was columnist thinking?After reading Bill Press' Aug. 2 "On the Left" column in Room for Debate, I mus
What was columnist thinking?
The Morning Call / Posted 16 days ago
After reading Bill Press' Aug. 2 "On the Left" column in Room for Debate, I must, with all due respect, ask if he has even peeked at the international news within the past year. In naming the big game hunter who killed a well-known lion as the worst... Read more
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The Morning Call
Help! Every time I discipline my son he threatens to call the authoritiesQ: What's this world coming to when a parent can't even set her own child right
Help! Every time I discipline my son he threatens to call the authorities
The Morning Call / Posted 16 days ago
Q: What's this world coming to when a parent can't even set her own child right without government interference? My 14-year-old son threatens to call Children and Youth every time I try to discipline him. I'm not sure what I can do and what I can't... Read more
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The Morning Call
New Parkland app lets parents track busesPeter Balestrini was just another parent waiting for a late bus when inspiratio
New Parkland app lets parents track buses
The Morning Call / Posted 16 days ago
Peter Balestrini was just another parent waiting for a late bus when inspiration for a new transportation program for the Parkland School District first took root. With three daughters in the district — at elementary, middle and high schools —... Read more
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The Morning Call
Kathleen Kane victim of old boys' networkAttorney General Kathleen Kane messed with the good old boys' network, and she
Kathleen Kane victim of old boys' network
The Morning Call / Posted 16 days ago
Attorney General Kathleen Kane messed with the good old boys' network, and she is certainly paying the price. It's a tough row to hoe for most females in politics. Being honest and forthcoming is something very lacking in most of our government... Read more
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The Morning Call
Soccer player charged with assaulting refereeA soccer player was sent to Northampton County Prison on Monday night on charge
Soccer player charged with assaulting referee
The Morning Call / Posted 16 days ago
A soccer player was sent to Northampton County Prison on Monday night on charges he assaulted a referee at a game in Saucon Park in Bethlehem. Andre R. Dos Reis, 35, is accused of kicking the referee in the leg Sunday evening after being thrown out... Read more
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The Express-Times
Route 33 stoppages scheduled this weekShort-term traffic stoppages are scheduled Monday and Tuesday nights this week
Route 33 stoppages scheduled this week
The Express-Times / Posted 17 days ago
Short-term traffic stoppages are scheduled Monday and Tuesday nights this week on Route 33 in Bethlehem Township, Northampton County. Atglen, Pennsylvania-based J.D. Eckman Inc. is demolishing part of the bridge that carries Freemansburg Avenue over... Read more
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