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Yesterday | The Morning Call

Seniors keep nonprofits afloat with volunteer spirit

Every Friday, Cynthia Caddoo loads a cooler full of food in the back seat of her gray Chevrolet Prizm and sets out on a 50-mile round trip on the back roads of northwestern Lehigh County.

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Related Topix: Chevrolet Prizm, Sedan, Chevrolet, Germansville, PA, New Tripoli, PA, Northampton County, PA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Times News

N. Lehigh to improve math education

Northern Lehigh School District has a plan in place to provide students with the best math education according to state standards.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education, Mathematics, Science

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Allentown overcharged suburbs more than $2.1 million for sewer fees

Allentown will be repaying more than $2.1 million to surrounding municipalities that were over-charged for sewer fees by the city.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA, Macungie, PA, Whitehall, PA, Coplay, PA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WFMZ

Accused wife-beater rejects plea deal

The Lehigh County man accused of beating his wife to death has rejected a plea deal.

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WFMZ

Beyer wins ballot challenge for state House seat

Commonwealth Court Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer ruled Thursday that Michael Beyer will be the Democratic challenger to take on Republican incumbent Justin Simmons for a seat in the state house in November's election.

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Related Topix: Northampton County, PA

NJ.com

Check your lottery tickets! Cash 5 ticket worth nearly $1.5 million sold in Lehigh County

A ticket for the Wednesday drawing sold at the Top Star Express, 7739 Hamilton Blvd., Upper Macungie Township , correctly matched all five numbers -- 02-03-27-35-36.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Middletown, PA

WFMZ

New Jersey man caught at Lehigh County hotel with 1,200 bags of heroin, police say

An undercover drug sting netted state police more than 1,200 bags of heroin at a Lehigh County hotel, police said.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Philadelphia Gay News

Rep. to introduce first-ever divorce equality bill

A Lehigh County state lawmaker plans to introduce the state's first piece of legislation to grant same-sex couples the right to divorce in Pennsylvania.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WFMZ

County commissioners visit velodrome amid lease negotiations

The Lehigh County Commissioners met with Valley Preferred Cycling Center representatives on Wednesday evening to discuss the group's request to extend their current lease for the velodrome by 20 years.

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Related Topix: Trexlertown, PA

NJ.com

Allentown man gets up to 50 years in prison for second Emmaus bank robbery

An Allentown man already serving time in a Pennsylvania state prison for one Emmaus bank robbery was sentenced today for a second borough holdup.

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Related Topix: Emmaus, PA, Allentown, PA, State Prisons, Prison

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Lehigh Co - I-78 Bridge work in Weisenberg Twp

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced repair work on the Interstate 78 Bridge over Old Route 22 in Weisenberg Township, Lehigh County will begin April 22 and last approximately three weeks.

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WFMZ-TV Allentown

Ott and Beitler talk politics in Emmaus

Lehigh County Commissioner Scott Ott and Lower Macungie Township Commissioner Ron Beitler both addressed Tuesday night's meeting of the Concerned East Penn Taxpayers Association in Emmaus.

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Related Topix: Emmaus, PA, Macungie, PA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WFMZ

Authorities: Inexperienced hikers should not attempt Glen Onoko Falls

Rescue crews snapped into action Monday afternoon at a popular hiking spot in Carbon County.

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Related Topix: Carbon County, PA, Catasauqua, PA, Jim Thorpe, PA

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Sinkhole opens up at shopping center entrance in Whitehall Twp.

Drivers on a busy road in Lehigh County are being diverted away from the entrance to a shopping center because of a sinkhole.

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Related Topix: Whitehall, PA

WFMZ

Man fatally shot in car ID'd; coroner seeks kin

A man found fatally shot in his car Sunday afternoon has been identified, and officials are looking for his family.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA

WFMZ

Bethlehem residents reenact Palm Sunday march

On Sunday morning, some residents in Lehigh County reenacted a Biblical scene from thousands of years ago.

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Related Topix: Bethlehem, PA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

MyFoxPhilly

Berks County Man Charged In Craigslist Murder

Police charged a Berks County man with homicide and other offenses in the April 8th 2014 fatal shooting of an Allentown man.

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Related Topix: Berks County, PA, Allentown, PA, Reading, PA

The Morning Call

Valley's first sweetFrog closes, but another one in works

After less than a year of business, the Lehigh Valley's first sweetFrog closed its doors about two weeks ago in South Whitehall Township.

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Related Topix: Emmaus, PA, Entertainment

NJ.com

Lower Nazareth Township taps expert to study pulling out of Colonial Regional police force

Lower Nazareth Township has hired a consultant to examine a study of pulling out of the Colonial Regional police force.

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Related Topix: Kutztown, PA, Northampton County, PA, Macungie, PA, Allentown, PA

Thu Apr 10, 2014

NJ.com

Allentown man ejected from school board meeting during spoken word poetry protest - VIDEO

Dejour Scott, 24, is thrown out of an Allentown School Board meeting as he recites a spoken word poem regarding the district's dropout rates.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA, Arts, Poetry, Education Etc., Bethlehem, PA, Chester County, PA

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