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1 hr ago | The Times-Tribune

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MINORA Scranton City Council solicitor said he believed members were on solid legal footing holding the meeting and cited two court rulings that upheld the practice A majority of Scranton City Council members met Tuesday for a closed meeting to winnow candidates for a council vacancy, but scuttled the session just before it began because The ... (more)

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

NJ.com

Plans for Westgate Mall and Martin Tower among questions at Bethlehem mayor's town hall

Donchez spent four hours today in neighborhoods around Higbee Park on Spring Street and around the Church of the Manger, on Greenview Drive, where his town hall meeting also was held.

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NJ.com

Lehigh Valley Airshow additions include Sea Harrier aircraft, NASA exhibit

The Lehigh Valley Air Show returns Aug. 23 and Aug. 24 to Lehigh Valley International Airport in Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space

WFMZ

Coroner: 2 males struck, killed by passing train in Upper Milford Twp.

Emergency crews were called onto the tracks at the crossing at 7th and Chestnut streets in Emmaus at 3:30 p.m. Monday, according to the Lehigh County Communications Center.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Emmaus, PA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WFMZ

Time capsule opened as part of Slatington 150th anniversary celebration

Residents and officials in one Lehigh County community turned back time Monday. A time capsule from 1964 was unsealed in Slatington.

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Philly.com

2 men struck, killed by freight train

Authorities say that two young men are dead in eastern Pennsylvania after being struck by a freight train while crossing railroad tracks.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Allentown, PA

WFMZ

Coroner called to double fatal train accident near Emmaus

Emergency crews are called onto the tracks at the crossing at 7th and Chestnut streets in Emmaus at 3:30 p.m. Monday, according to the Lehigh County Communications Center.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Emmaus, PA

NJ.com

Police: Pair busted stealing gun from car in Lehigh County hotel parking lot

Upper Macungie Township police said officers watching a hotel parking lot this morning following a rash of car break-ins caught two men stealing a gun from a car.

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Times News

Solar energy seminar is scheduled in...

Quick, start naming the top 10 states in the country for producing solar power. Florida would be an accurate first choice, and then most people would round out their guesses by continuing along the country's southern tier of states.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Industry, PA, Hometown, PA, Schuylkill County, PA, Carbon County, PA

Times News

Groups protest KidsPeace refugees

On a sun-drenched Sunday afternoon, an estimated 85, some said to represent the Lehigh Valley Tea Party, protested the housing of illegal immigrant youths at the KidsPeace Broadway Campus, Salisbury Township.

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Related Topix: US News, Tea Party, Illegal Immigration

NJ.com

Duo accused in 77-burglary spree across four counties headed to state prison

For prosecutors, the "astonishing" details of the 77 burglaries committed by a pair of Lehigh Valley residents boiled down to a matter of numbers.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Woman charged with kidnapping estranged girlfriend in Lehigh County

A 28-year-old Allentown woman is facing numerous charges after police said she kidnapped her estranged girlfriend from a home in Lehigh County last week.

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NJ.com

Allentown woman kidnaps estranged girlfriend from shower in Upper...

Police say Nakia Rivera wanted Katherine Frank back, so Rivera and a crew of three men on Wednesday went to an Upper Saucon Township home and kidnapped her.

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Sun Jul 20, 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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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Pocono Record

Municipalities to share 911 technology -

Allentown and Northampton County have struck an agreement to share 911 technology, a move that will comply with a state mandate, but also strengthen the system in the event of a natural disaster, officials said Wednesday.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Contempt charge for saggy pants in court dismissed

An eastern Pennsylvania judge has dismissed a contempt-of-court citation against a man who was fined $50 for wearing saggy pants in court.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA, Macungie, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Opinion

NJ.com

Man foiled by fallen pants as he flees Allentown officers after drunken crashes, police say

Allentown police arrested an Upper Saucon Township man Wednesday after he tried to run away after two drunken-driving crashes, police say.

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NJ.com

Charges dropped against Allentown man after pregnant victim disappears

Charges against an Allentown man accused of assaulting his eight-month pregnant girlfriend were dropped after prosecutors were unable to locate the alleged victim.

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WFMZ-TV Allentown

Despite lawsuit, Hamilton Crossings proceeding full speed ahead

Despite a lawsuit challenging the legality of Lower Macungie Township approving a tax increment financing plan for the planned Hamilton Crossings shopping center, "the developer intends to proceed full speed ahead," said township solicitor Richard Somach.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

NJ.com

Contempt charge over sagging pants in courtroom dismissed by judge

A sign posted outside District Judge Wayne Maura's office in Bethlehem warns against wearing baggy pants.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA, Macungie, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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