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6 hrs ago | NJ.com

Lehigh Valley motorcycle rally, and loud bikes, targeted by anti-noise campaign

A national anti-noise organization is taking aim at a motorcycle rally taking place in the Lehigh Valley this week.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania

10 hrs ago | NJ.com

West Nile virus found in three Lehigh Valley mosquito samples, DEP reports

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection today reported that the virus showed up in samples from Allentown and Wind Gap.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Allentown, PA, Wind Gap, PA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

NJ.com

Bethlehem Township, Pa., man who allegedly broke fiancee's nose...

The Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania , man who is accused of breaking his fiancee's nose in two place and knocking out a pair teeth, does not plan to go to trial in the case, according to his attorney.

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NJ.com

Prosecutors want to use cellphone as evidence in murder-for-hire case

Bethlehem 12/10/ 2012 Rene Figueroa arrive District Judge Nancy Matos Gonzalez office in Bethlehem for arraigned on charges from the early-morning gunbattle Dec. 2 in the 200 block of East Third Street Express-Times Photo Prosecutors want to use a cellphone as evidence against a man charged with conspiring to kill witnesses prepared to testify ... (more)

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WFMZ

Bordeaux Lofts developers sued for unfair housing

A federal lawsuit has been filed against developers of Bordeaux Lofts at the Vineyard at Wagner Farms, a 92-unit condominium project in Bethlehem Township, Northampton County.

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The Morning Call

Musikfest announces speaker for opening ceremonies

Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett will speak at the opening ceremony for Musikfest, which starts the 10-day run of its 31st year Friday, the festival just announced.

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Related Topix: Bethlehem, PA, South Bethlehem, PA, Lehigh County, PA

Pocono Record

Northampton man who yelled racial epithets charged with ethnic intimidation

Called Monday on a report of two men fighting each other with baseball bats, Northampton police arrested one of them after he wouldn't stop screaming racial epithets at the other, according to court records.

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Related Topix: Northampton, PA

NJ.com

Wind Gap woman burned son with cigarette during argument, police say

Wind Gap police say it appears Alyson Vrontisis intentionally burned her son with a cigarette, according to court records.

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Related Topix: Wind Gap, PA, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

DA's call for no driver's licenses for ?illegal aliens? gets little attention in Palmer

Township officials heard a plea Tuesday night not to endorse the idea of giving driver's licenses or any kind of ID cards to "illegal aliens" from Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, but township supervisors took no action and quickly moved onto other business.

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Related Topix: Palm, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Easton, PA, Harrisburg, PA

WFMZ

Police warn about cop impersonators and how to detect them

Local police say they're seeing a disturbing trend this summer: fake cops pulling people over.

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Related Topix: Carbon County, PA, Palmerton, PA, Trooper, PA, Lehighton, PA, Wind Gap, PA

WFMZ

Northampton County 6 year-old creates app

A Northampton County boy's imagination is taking him on quite a journey. Thanks to what he's created, you can join the adventure.

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WFMZ

Daniel Devitt of Palmerton waives theft hearing

Daniel Devitt, the UPS worker accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from the company, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Palmerton, PA

WFMZ

State Theatre seeks Freddy Award evaluators

Operators of Easton's State Theatre are seeking qualified evaluators to help determine winners of its Freddy Awards for excellence in high school musical productions.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA, Theater, Arts

Pocono Record

2 CVS workers hurt as car hits wall at Airport Road store in Lehigh Valley

A car crashed into the wall of the CVS Pharmacy in Hanover Township, Northampton County, on Monday afternoon, knocking a shelf into workers inside, police said.

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WFMZ

Crayola to color outside state lines

On Tuesday, Crayola CEO Mike Perry announced that the Northampton County based company will open the Crayola Experience Orlando in the Summer of 2015.

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NJ.com

Bethlehem man who sells marijuana to informant is found with pot, cocaine, ecstasy, court papers say

A Bethlehem man accused of selling marijuana to a police informant working with the Northampton County's Drug Task Force had bags of the drug along with cocaine, ecstasy and a prescription pill in a bag nearby when authorities arrested him.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Freemansburg, PA

NJ.com

Roughly 30 people exposed to unknown chemical at Northampton...

Several people were expected to be transported to a local hospital after exposure this morning to a hazardous material at the Greenstar Recycling plant in Northampton , according to a Northampton County dispatch supervisor.

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Related Topix: Northampton, PA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

NJ.com

Bethlehem Township, Pa. residents oppose homes that would disrupt...

Bethlehem Township residents packed the township municipal building tonight to oppose a plan to build 265 homes at Green Pond Country Club.

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NJ.com

Northampton County executive seeking cost-cutting ideas for Gracedale

During the Northampton County executive's second town hall meeting, he stressed the need to be more cost conscious, especially at Gracedale , the county nursing facility.

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WFMZ

Residents rally to save Green Pond farm from development

"Save Green Pond" is the rallying cry from people who live in one part of Northampton County, now that a developer wants to build hundreds of homes near a popular marsh area.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA

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