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1 hr ago | NJ.com

TV show 'Evil Kin' to feature tale of neo-Nazi brothers who killed parents in Lehigh County

The Salisbury Township slayings of Dennis, Brenda and Erik Freeman will be featured next week on the Investigation Discovery show "Evil Kin."

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2 hrs ago | NJ.com

'Pervy dad' from Nazareth now charged with child porn;...

A Nazareth man accused of arranging to meet with a fellow "pervy dad" in order to have sex with a 7-year-old girl now faces a charge of child pornography because of what investigators say they found on his cellphone.

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7 hrs ago | WFMZ

Pa.'s first lady to speak at Musikfest's opening ceremonies

She will speak at 6 p.m. at Aetna Americaplatz at the Levitt Pavillion on the SteelStacks campus at 101 Founders Way in Bethlehem.

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12 hrs ago | Pocono Record

Allentown man will face trial for snapping cellphone photo during homicide hearing

A man charged with snapping a cellphone photo of a 14-year-old witness testifying during an Allentown homicide hearing was sending a clear message - to intimidate the teen and silence him - authorities said Tuesday.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Washington Post

Man shot, possibly paralyzed over unpaid parking tickets

I've sometimes made the reductio ad absurdum argument that we're closing in on the day where the police will start conducting SWAT raids over unpaid parking tickets.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

NJ.com

Cops: Man wanted in high-speed chase after shoplifting flees again, hits cruiser

An Allentown man who in May led police on a high-speed chase after stealing clothes from Macy's tried to flee from police again on Saturday, but crashed after hitting a cruiser, Allentown police said.

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NJ.com

Traffic stop on Interstate 78 uncovers $13 million worth of heroin hidden in truck

Pennsylvania State Police said a K-9 search of a pickup truck on Interstate 78 uncovered $13 million worth of heroin in a hidden compartment.

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Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Constable Shoots and Paralyzes Man While Serving Warrant Over Unpaid Parking Tickets

The [Pennsylvania state] constable [in Lehigh County] told the District Attorney he felt his life was in danger as he tried to serve 38-year-old Kevin McCullers.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

69 News Week In Review

It's time to take a look back at the stories making headlines this week in the 69 News Week In Review.

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WFMZ

Wrong-way driver causes wrecks on Route 22, emergency dispatchers say

A driver heading the wrong way on Route 22 West caused multiple wrecks late Saturday night, according to emergency communication officials.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The CPA Technology Advisor

Feds Charge Pennsylvania Woman with Embezzling $562K

Felicia Anne Straub knew that her boss suspected someone was embezzling from the Whitehall Township repo business where she worked as an office manager.

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Related Topix: Fire, Allentown, PA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

What's the deal with Route 309 construction in South Whitehall?

It's one of the busiest highways in the Lehigh Valley, but Route 309 near Route 22 has been a mess for months.

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WFMZ

Two Lehigh Valley men arrested on child porn charges

They are 54-year-old David Kohut of Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, 26-year-old David Ziegler of North Catasauqua, Northampton County.

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Related Topix: North Catasauqua, PA, Catasauqua, PA, Northampton County, PA, Whitehall, PA

NJ.com

Lehigh County-based Chaar to open new pet supply store in Northampton County

Renovations are underway at the former Blockbuster Video in the Saucon Valley Square shopping center off Route 378, ElChaar said.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

NJ.com

Forks Township woman accused of stealing more than $500,000 from Lehigh County workplace

A former Palmer Township woman is accused of stealing more than $500,000 from the Whitehall Township business she was previously accused of setting on fire.

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Related Topix: Credit Card Debt, Personal Finance, Whitehall, PA, Northampton County, PA, Tax

WFMZ

Easton woman charged with stealing thousands from employer

An Easton woman is facing federal charges after investigators say she stole more than a half-million dollars from her Lehigh County employer.

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PA Office of Attorney General Press R...

Northampton County man arrested after traveling to meet 7-year-old 'girl' for sex

Agents from the Office of Attorney General's Child Predator Section have arrested a Northampton County man accused of using the Internet to sexually proposition what he believed was the father of a 7-year-old girl and then traveling in order to meet the young girl for sex.

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Related Topix: Northampton County, PA, Nazareth, PA, Whitehall, PA

WFMZ

Flicker of hope for crumbling Coplay cement kilns

Lehigh County officials want to do an engineering study to help determine the feasibility of rehabilitating the kilns, which are the focal point of the county's Saylor Park.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

WFMZ

Employees on high alert after two killed by train

There's a call for change in Lehigh County where two men were struck and killed by a train this week.

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WFMZ

Man dies from apparent accidental drowning in pond near Allentown reservoir

A group of people was using a makeshift rope swing to jump into a pond near the South Mountain Reservoir in the area of South 10th Street and Reservoir Drive, according Captain John Christopher with the Allentown Fire Department.

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