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Easton man charged with assaulting security guard at county welfare office, police report

Lloyd Vaughan was arrested by Easton police following a Thursday afternoon assault at the Northampton County Assistance Office, 201 Larry Holmes Drive.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Freedom ends for Easton man wanted for drug-related cases

Jackson ran in the opposite direction across the Bushkill Creek and climbed up a steep hill in an attempt to escape.

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NJ.com

Two Cabinet members departing Northampton County government

Two Northampton County Cabinet members are on their way out as the transition of Northampton County Executive John Brown's administration continues.

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NJ.com

Truck crash into house prompts road closures in Bethlehem Township, Pa.

A truck drove into a house this afternoon, resulting in some road closures in Bethlehem Township, Pa.

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NJ.com

Easton police detain man after assault victim found at welfare office

Easton police took a man into custody this afternoon after an assault victim was found at the Northampton County Assistance Office on Larry Holmes Drive.

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WFMZ-TV Allentown

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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NJ.com

Colonial Regional police find SUV stolen out of Bethlehem during traffic stop

A 37-year-old man was stopped early this month in Hanover Township, Northampton County , after police learned the SUV he was driving had been reported stolen out of Bethlehem.

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Related Topix: Bethlehem, PA

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

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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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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