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54 min ago | The Morning Call
Bethlehem City Council on Tuesday decided to delay its vote on whether to raise the amusement tax cap by $1, a change expected to bring the city $200,000 to put toward closing a $5.9 million budget hole projected for next year. Council President J. William Reynolds said it is one small piece in Mayor Robert Donchez's plan to balance next year's budget - this year's totaled $71 million - and said it would make sense to evaluate it in that context.
54 min ago | The Morning Call
Winners of Bethlehem Fine Arts Awards are from left: Jackie Teitsworth representing Cafe The Lodge; Mary Wright of Touchstone Theater and Dr. Neil Wetzel, associate professor of music at Moravian College. Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission awards were presented Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
5 hrs ago | Pocono Record
A former Bangor teacher's aide who supplied drugs to students got back more than six years of his life Friday at resentencing. Brad Washburn will serve 32 to 64 months in state prison for a 2012 parole violation in which he was caught using heroin - a steep drop from Northampton County Senior Judge Leonard Zito's previous nine- to 18-year sentence, which was thrown out by an appellate court as "manifestly unreasonable."
9 hrs ago | NJ.com
Bethlehem police identified a second suspect in the Sept. 8 robbery and theft of 10 iPhones near the Sands casino parking lot.
A Bethlehem woman is accused of opening several fraudulent bank accounts at TD Bank branches across the region, court records say. Felipa Betzaida Giles, 24, of the 400 block of Pawnee Street, was arraigned Saturday on charges of identity theft, access device fraud and criminal attempt to commit theft by deception.
TNA News: Impact Tapings Set For This Week, Gail Kim Set For Flex Magazine Posted by Larry Csonka on 09.15.2014 Some Monday TNA news... - TNA will tape episodes of Impact starting on September 16th, and running through the 19th at the Sands Resort in Bethlehem, PA. At this time, the company has taped episodes through September 24th, so they will be taping for episodes airing on October 5th.
As noted a few days ago , TNA added Bully Ray and Bobby Lashley to their list of stars that will be on their Bound for Glory pay-per-view in Japan on October 12th. PWInsider.com is claiming that former two-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bully Ray has finished up with the company.
WSOF 13 took place in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 13th at the Bethlehem Event Center. The card featured a main event between WSOF bantamweight champion, Marlon Moraes and Cody Bollinger .
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.
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.
At a traffic light years ago, I sensed the backseat passenger in a car on my left looking my way. He opened his window and leaned toward me.
The first, in Lower Saucon Township, happened just before 7:30 p.m. Friday at mile marker 64.4. There were at least two injuries and two cars involved in this accident. The second accident happened at mile marker 66.8 in Bethlehem.
Weigh-Ins for WSOF 13: Moraes vs. Bollinger took place Friday, September 12th at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, PA. WSOF 13 will take place on Saturday, September 13th with a full 10-fight card headlined by a 140 lb 5-round catchweight fight between WSOF bantamweight champion, Marlon Moraes and late replacement, Cody Bollinger.
A $5.9 million budget deficit is looming in Bethlehem, but the mayor said he has a plan to fix it, and it's going to require some belt-tightening at City Hall and from residents themselves. "When I became mayor in January, I directed my department heads to look for ways to reduce spending in their departments and find ways to be come more efficient," said Mayor Robert Donchez.
Adam Paul Shive of the 200 block of West Goepp Street is charged with sexual abuse of children for distributing child pornography, 25 counts of sexual abuse of children for possessing child pornography and criminal use of a computer. The charges were filed by the state Attorney General's office.
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