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3 hrs ago |

Bethlehem mom accused of leaving baby in van at bar pleads guilty, report says

A Bethlehem mother pleaded guilty today to charges filed after she allegedly left her infant in her minivan while she drank for about five hours at Keystone Pub in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania , The Morning Call reports .


Related Topix: Prison

7 hrs ago | WFMZ-TV Allentown

SPCA removes 118 animals from shed in Upper Nazareth; charges pending

Dozens of animals are now being cared for by the SPCA after being removed from a shed in Northampton County.


Related Topix: Nazareth, PA

10 hrs ago | The Morning Call

Police investigate shooting in Easton

Northampton County Constable Lance Wheeler was prepping for a neighborhood pig roast event on Friday afternoon when he heard pop and heard a man yell.


Related Topix: Easton, PA

14 hrs ago |

Bangor police, task force raid borough home, take man into custody, find heroin, cash, chief says

Bangor police and the Northampton County Drug Task Force raided a borough home this morning at 310 S. Main St., chief Scott Felchock says.


Related Topix: Bangor, PA

22 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Unity Bancorp Declares Cash Dividend

Unity Bank provides financial services to retail, corporate and small business customers through its 15 retail service centers located in and Northampton County, Pennsylvania.


Thu Aug 28, 2014

'We're not afraid of the chief,' Nazareth councilman says, declines cupcake

Political blogger Bernie O'Hare pleaded tonight with Nazareth's council members to "take back" its police department -- and offered up a cupcake.


WFMZ-TV Allentown

Mass murderer to accept fate at hearing?

Is he ready to die or will Michael Ballard try to have his death sentenced overturned? The admitted mass murderer will be back in court Friday to tell a judge if he wants to appeal or accept his fate.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Death Penalty

The Morning Call

Suspect in Shenandoah homicide is extradited from New York

A state trooper stationed at the Belfast barracks deployed an electronic weapon on a Williams Township man who allegedly slapped him in the face and ignored repeated commands to stop Wednesday night.


Related Topix: Shenandoah, PA, Belfast, PA, Schuylkill County, PA

Trial of two men charged in fatal South Side Bethlehem gunbattle delayed again

Javier Rivera-Alvarado, left, and Rene Figueroa arrive in wheelchairs for district court last year in Bethlehem.


Related Topix: Allentown, PA, Violent Crime

Route 22 East multivehicle crash temporarily closes highway in Bethlehem Township

A wreck on Route 22 East shuttered the highway for a time this morning in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania , according to authorities.


Woman forges signatures of Lehigh Valley residents on state tax documents, court records say

A Pennsylvania Department of Revenue worker blamed her troubled personal life and hard-to-attain quotas for forging Lehigh Valley residents' signatures on tax documents, according to court records.


Related Topix: Boyertown, PA, Bethlehem, PA, Lehigh County, PA, Allentown, PA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Northampton County judge defends life sentence for teenage murder

Northampton County Judge Michael Koury argued in a 127-page document that his life sentence of murderer Qu'eed Batts should stand.


Related Topix: Easton, PA, US News, US Supreme Court, Criminal Defense Law, Law


Police: Contractor agrees to build patio, instead cashes check and skips town

State Police are investigating a theft by deception incident involving a contractor paid to build a patio at a Northampton County home.


The Morning Call

Will proposed natural gas pipeline lower natural gas prices in the Valley?

Public Utility Commission records show Lehigh Valley customers of UGI Gas have seen their gas bills decline in recent years as Marcellus Shale production has increased.


Related Topix: Tulane University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Bethlehem, PA

The York Daily Record

Think Loud brings energy to York city

The northeast neighborhood of York city, where Think Loud Development has set up shop in the former Bi-Comp building, has traditionally been one of the poorest sections of the city, but many homeowners are proud of what they've put into their neighborhood.


Related Topix: York, PA, Pop/Rock, Live, Industry, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Opinion

Felon sold gun, meth to informant in Wind Gap, according to court records

Authorities with the Northampton County Drug Task Force arranged the purchase for Feb. 18 in the first block of South Broadway in the borough, court papers say.


Related Topix: Wind Gap, PA, Drugs

Bushkill Township residents look to block private helipad proposal

Bushkill Township residents Bill Sprague, Larry Rohn and Rich Steiner are seeking to block plans for a private heliport at 1143 Keller Road.


Nicole DiCello wins 1989 Northampton County Junior Miss title - Almanac Aug. 27, 2014

In 1967, Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, was found dead in his London flat from an overdose of sleeping pills; he was 32. Actress Tuesday Weld is 71. Actor Paul Reubens is 62. Country singer Colt Ford is 45. Actress Chandra Wilson is 45. Actress Alexa Vega is 26. The moon sets 8:31 p.m. today, rises 9:15 a.m. Thursday.


Related Topix: Brian Epstein, Wilson, PA, Easton, PA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Lehigh University to pay for $150,000 of additional surveillance cameras off campus

Bethlehem police Chief Mark DiLuzio, center, speaks at an announcement today on Lehigh University buying $150,000 worth of new surveillance cameras for off-campus neighborhoods.


Related Topix: Lehigh University

Aggressive driving crackdown planned along William Penn Highway corridor in Bethlehem Township, Pa.

Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania, police are cracking down on aggressive driving next week and warn those motoring through the Northampton County township to be aware.