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16 min ago | WFMZ

Amber Washko sentenced for fatal crash

Amber Washko was sentenced to three to six months in prison in Lehigh County Court Friday, for her involvement in a fatal accident last year in Allentown.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA

4 hrs ago | WFMZ-TV Allentown

Cars roll into Macungie for Das Awkscht

MusikFest isn't the only attraction in the Lehigh Valley this weekend and classic car fans are in Lehigh County for an annual event that goes back a half century.

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Related Topix: Macungie, PA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Morning Call

Andre Reed's family looking forward to Canton

Penn State coach James Franklin explains 'Dawn Patrol,' in which football players who miss class work out at 5 a.m. on Monday mornings.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA

PennLive.com

Pa. constable shoots, paralyzes man over unpaid parking ticket warrant: Overreaction?

NBC10 quotes District Attorney Jim Martin as saying the shooting could have been avoided if McCullers had entered into a payment plan, but also raised concerns about the training for elected constables in Pennsylvania.

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WFMZ

Lehigh County motorcyclist dies in Wednesday's crash

A Lehigh County man died of injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash Wednesday evening less than an hour after the accident.

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Times News

Stay alert

Pennsylvania is known for its natural outdoor beauty but with that comes a caution to those unfamiliar with the territory.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA, Emmaus, PA

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Democrats accuse Corbett of cutting $1 billion from education

Some local democratic leaders are calling out Governor Corbett over what they allege are big cuts to education funding.

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Related Topix: US News, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WFMZ

Terry Scott Souders of Trexlertown arrested

A 50-year-old Trexlertown man who was carrying drugs and a handgun in the saddlebags of his motorcycle was arrested Wednesday by the Lehigh County Drug Task Force.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Trexlertown, PA

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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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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Related Topix: Nazareth, PA

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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Related Topix: Bethlehem, PA

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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Related Topix: Allentown, PA

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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Related Topix: Allentown, PA

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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Related Topix: Allentown, PA

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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Related Topix: Whitehall, PA

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