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58 min ago | NJ.com

Freemansburg police get gun-mounted lights

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli presented a check for $2,600 to Freemansburg police Chief Todd Pantuso on Tuesday night to pay for tactical lights and new holsters.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Freemansburg, PA

5 hrs ago | WFMZ-TV Allentown

Northampton Co - Rt 946 Project in Moore Twp

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced work will begin April 21 on a project to rehabilitate PA 946/Community Drive between Ranger Drive and Cherry Hill Road in Moore Township, Northampton County.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

WFMZ

Lower Saucon moves forward with plans for playground

The Lower Saucon Township Council April 16 approved plans for a new playground in the amount of $53,413.63.

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WFMZ

Train cars up-righted after accident

How do you move a 240,000 pound train car? It's a question engineers had to answer after a Saturday train derailment in upper Northampton County.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Wyoming County, PA

NJ.com

Grand jury recommended charges in 2012 shooting at Bethlehem Township, Pa., hotel

A Northampton County grand jury has recommended criminal charges be filed in a December 2012 shooting at a Bethlehem Township, Pa., hotel, but authorities have not yet acted on it.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

NJ.com

New grand jury will continue work of investigating unsolved crimes, Northampton County DA says

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said he will convene a new grand jury to investigate unsolved crimes as he released a report detailing the previous grand jury's work for the past two years.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Violent Crime, Easton, PA, State Prisons, Prison

WFMZ

Police: Lifepath administrator stole thousands from non-profit

A 45-year-old Catasauqua man is accused of taking nearly $6,000 from a Northampton County non-profit that provides care for people with special needs, while he worked there as an administrator.

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Related Topix: Catasauqua, PA

The Citizens' Voice

Psychiatrist: Teen driver faces victimization in adult prison

In court Tuesday, a forensic psychiatrist described the 16-year-old driver accused of dismembering a Nanticoke man during a high-speed collision a follower, simple and said he believes the teenager could be victimized if sent to adult prison.

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Related Topix: Nanticoke, PA, Luzerne County, PA, Wyoming, PA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

NJ.com

Fifth-grade girl testifies Easton man raped her on a weekly basis

An Easton man saw some of his criminal charges proceed to Northampton County Court today after a fifth-grade girl testified he repeatedly raped her last year .

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Pocono Record

Abortion activist sues township, police over free speech rights -

When the Allentown Women's Center moved to a Hanover Township, Northampton County, industrial park two years ago, it appeared the legal battle over anti-abortion protesters' right to deliver their message had ended.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Allentown, PA, US News, Third Circuit Court of Appeals

NJ.com

Upper Mount Bethel Township supervisors hear arguments for bill of rights to ban sludge

After months of making their case, residents presented Upper Mount Bethel Township supervisors Monday night with a community bill of rights in an effort to stop sludge from being spread on farmland in the township.

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NJ.com

Northampton County Executive John Brown will host open houses in Easton, Bangor, Bethlehem

Executive John Brown will host town hall meetings throughout Northampton County in the coming months to discuss the challenges facing county government and get feedback from residents.

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Related Topix: Bethlehem, PA

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Eagle webcam enthralls viewers while aiding research

On a recent afternoon, Bill Powers perked up with excitement when his PixController Inc. webcam of the bald eagles' nest in Hays reached an impressive benchmark.

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Related Topix: Murrysville, PA

NJ.com

Pennsylvania dog wardens canvassing Easton to check licenses, vaccinations

Dog wardens are canvassing Easton homes this week and continuing their efforts through June across Northampton County to ensure dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture said today.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Easton, PA, Agriculture, Science

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WFMZ

Nazareth gas spill is still contaminating the water supply

Officials say there is some contamination after a gas spill in Northampton County.

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Related Topix: Nazareth, PA

Pocono Record

Cleanup of derailed railroad cars to begin Tuesday in Northampton County -

Cleanup is scheduled to begin Tuesday on the rail cars that came off their tracks Saturday afternoon in Northampton County, the train operator said.

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Related Topix: Railroad, PA

NJ.com

Northampton County fires Stephen DeSalva, former director of public works

DeSalva, who served under Executives John Stoffa and John Brown , confirmed today he was fired Thursday as deputy director of public works.

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NJ.com

Car, deck intentionally set on fire in Hanover Township, Northampton County, police say

A car and a deck were intentionally set on fire early Sunday morning at a house on the 3700 block of Stephen Crane Lane in Hanover Township, Northampton County, police report.

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WNEP-TV Moosic

Train Derailment Near Monroe County

A train is off the tracks in Northampton County and crews are working on how to clean up the wreck.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Monroe County, PA, Stroudsburg, PA

NJ.com

Stine stump farm in Slate Belt could become wood-grinding facility

Landowner Gerald DiDomenico proposes a wood-grinding facility on Gravel Hill Road in Lower Mount Bethel Township, home to a dump formerly owned by Clayton and Michael Stine that caught fire in 1999, smoldering for months.

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Related Topix: Clarks Summit, PA, Canada, Mount Bethel, PA

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