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8 hrs ago | 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

Sun Apr 13, 2014

WFMZ

Train derailment under investigation in Northampton County

It was a frightening scene in Northampton County after multiple train cars run off the tracks, narrowly missing homes and a popular restaurant in Upper Mount Bethel Township.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Wyoming County, PA, Allentown, PA

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Morning Call

Save the dates for these Lehigh Valley events

DONLEY AWARDS LUNCHEON: Community Services for Children will present The Inez and Edward Donley Awards for Children's Advocacy at a luncheon noon April 23 in the Founders Room at The Sands Conference Center.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA, Easton, PA, Coplay, PA, Bethlehem, PA

WFMZ

Bullets hit Northampton County Juvenile Justice Center, cars in Easton

Shots rang out on Ferry Street in Easton early Saturday morning, striking the Northampton County Juvenile Justice Center and two cars.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

NJ.com

Pen Argyl man charged with raping child, court records say

David L. Zeigafuse, of the 300 block of North Lobb Avenue, was arraigned before District Judge Douglas Schlegel Sr. and sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $300,000 bail.

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Related Topix: Pen Argyl, PA

The Morning Call

Photographer completes project chronicling Northampton County's family farms

In a world where high-quality cell phone pictures can be taken, edited and shared in a matter of seconds, Rick Smith refuses to conform.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Nazareth, PA, Cameras, Easton, PA, Entertainment

NJ.com

Lovestruck witness in baby murder trial tries to contact juror through Craigslist

A witness in the Amanda Hein trial forced a closed-door hearing Thursday morning when he allegedly tried to pursue a romance with one of the jurors through an online personal ad.

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NJ.com

Former Lehigh University football player sentenced to Northampton County Prison

Russhon Phillips, a former Lehigh University football player, was expelled from the school after assaulting a fellow student outside a Bethlehem bar.

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Related Topix: Lehigh University

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