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Allentown, Pennsylvania is located in Lehigh County. Zip codes in Allentown, PA include 18104, 18102, and 18103. The median home price in Allentown is $114,900 which is roughly $73/per square foot. More Allentown information.

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31 min ago | WFMZ

Dent takes part in Transatlantic Town Hall

A U.S. Congressman from our area took part in a Transatlantic Town Hall Monday. Congressman Charlie Dent met with some German members of Parliament at Muhlenberg College in Allentown.

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4 hrs ago | WFMZ

Autopsies performed on murder-suicide victims

Autopsies were performed Monday on the victims of a murder-suicide in Allentown. Officials say 51-year-old Mouwaffak Mahkoul fatally shot himself after killing his ex-wife, Etab.

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5 hrs ago | NJ.com

Allentown building to house Lehigh Valley's first LGBT community center

A long-vacant former dairy building in the Old Allentown neighborhood of the city will become the Lehigh Valley's first community center for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. "We're honored to be part of this resurgence of Allentown," said Adrian Shanker , founder and executive director of the community center, said today.

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6 hrs ago | WFMZ

Man punches clerk, robs gas station in Allentown

Captain Glen Dorney said a dark-skinned man with his face covered entered the store armed with a weapon, believed to be a handgun. The robber was described as being five feet, 10 inches tall, with a medium to heavy build, and was wearing dark clothing.

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6 hrs ago | NJ.com

Allentown man knocked out Bethlehem woman, threatened to kill her, police said

A 32-year-old Allentown man is in Northampton County Prison after he knocked out a Bethlehem woman over the weekend. Bethlehem police said Randall Jones and Vanessa Mendez got into a fight over their relationship early Sunday morning in an apartment on the 1200 block of Woodbine Street.

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8 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

Hudson murder suspect arrested on Pennsylvania warrant

Adam Matos, the lone suspect in a quadruple murder in Hudson, faces a new charge of being a fugitive from justice, according to court records. Matos was on probation for retail theft in Allentown, Pa., when he left the state to move to Florida earlier this summer with his then-girlfriend, their young son and the girlfriend's parents.

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13 hrs ago | The Morning Call

Tom Petty to play at Allentown's PPL Center: Top 5 songs we want ...

Tom Petty to play at Allentown's PPL Center: Top 5 songs we want him to play but he won't, and Top 5 he will @JohnJMoser Top 5 songs we want @tompetty to play at Allentown's @PPLCenter Tuesday but he won't, and Top 5 he might: http://t.co/LBdD8ZAmIf Tom Petty to play at Allentown's PPL Center: Top 5 songs we want him to play but he won't, and Top 5 he will With 37 years on the charts, more than a dozen old and platinum albums and more than 40 songs that have hit the top 40 on various charts, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - who Tuesday play the second show ever at Allentown's new PPL Center -- have an enviable catalog of songs to play in concert.

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17 hrs ago | Recycling Today

Zzyzx Polymers lands grant from National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation has awarded Zzyzx Polymers , Allentown, Pennsylvania, a Small Business Innovation Research grant for $737,000. Zzyzx says the grant will support research and development efforts on the company's plastic polymers manufacturing process.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Morning Call

Medical offices building proposed for Bethlehem

A developer hopes to put a three-story medical offices building at Eaton and Eighth avenues in Bethlehem where a vacant bank now stands. Bryan Ritter, president of JENA Engineering of Allentown, outlined sketch plans for the structure Thursday before the Bethlehem Planning Commission.

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NJ.com

Murder-suicide among Allentown Syrians, according to cousin

Police were called to Etab Makhoul's home at 8:51 a.m. in the 1900 block of North Greenleaf Street in Allentown . Police on the scene would not comment on the matter.

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The Morning Call

Fatal shooting reported in East Allentown

Police responded to a call of a fatal shooting in the 800 block North Tacoma Street in East Allentown. There are at least two bodies at the northeast corner of Tacoma Street and East Greenleaf Street.

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The Morning Call

Nazareth Jazz Festival's first year cut short by rain

Actually, it was not a lack of gas but an abundance of water - rain - that cut short the first Nazareth Jazz Festival in Borough Park. The free, all-day event ended an hour early Saturday without headliner Drivetime playing after organizers feared the continuing downpour and increasingly wet pavilion stage would pose risks to the Philadelphia-area smooth jazz featured act.

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The Morning Call

The doors open to a curious public

Soaring high on the wings of the Eagles' inaugural concert Friday, PPL Center and a legion of volunteers welcomed hundreds of visitors Saturday to Rise Together Allentown, a collaboration featuring tours of the new arena and exhibits by downtown arts and cultural institutions. A "Rise Together Allentown" celebration was held in and around the PPL Center, in the Arts Park behind Symphony Hall and in other various venues Saturday, September 13, 2014.

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Pocono Record

J.T. Lambert's new boss has wealth of experience

J.T. Lambert Intermediate's new principal, Heather Piperato, a.k.a. "Mrs. Pip," brings a world of experience and enthusiasm for working with middle school students. Having grown up in Roveredo in Piano, Italy, until she was 13, Piperato is fluent in Italian and Spanish and has traveled to more than 50 countries.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Morning Call

Authorities identify troopers in barracks ambush

Two troopers were ambushed outside a state police barracks in Pike County during a late-night shift change, leaving one dead and another injured. Authorities were searching Saturday for the suspect or suspects.

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The Morning Call

Ed Rendell played an unwitting role in Allentown's rebirth

A decade ago, as Lehigh Valley leaders desperately looked for a way to pay for what would be a $50 million minor league baseball stadium in east Allentown, state Sen. Pat Browne seized on his experience as a tax attorney and accountant to devise an innovative plan to fill the gap. For the first 20 years, Pennsylvania would give up its tax collections at the new Coca-Cola Park to help Lehigh County pay its share.

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The Morning Call

Shopping Scout: Dollhouses, rototiller, buttons and more

TV show recording: Karen of Whitehall is looking for someone who has a recording of the TV show "Return to Amish" on DVD or VHS. Rototiller: Christopher of Lehighton is looking for a used Rototiller in good working condition.

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The Morning Call

America on Wheels celebrates 100 years of Dodge

Donald Hermany and his car will be at the America on Wheels Museum in Allentown to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Dodge noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. Donald Hermany and his car will be at the America on Wheels Museum in Allentown to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Dodge noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept.

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WFMZ-TV Allentown

History's Headlines: Off on a comet

There has been so much in the news lately that it is possible most people missed the big things happening in outer space this summer. On August 6, Rosetta, a space probe built by the European Space Agency and launched 10 years ago, rendezvoused with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the first spacecraft ever to perform this feat.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

PPL Center's opening night 10 years in the making

Allentown's new PPL Center debuted to thousands of fans Friday night, but the arena complex has actually been a decade in the making. 69 News caught up with the two men who made it happen on opening night.

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