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  1. Teachers union head says ASD has too many administratorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | WFMZ

    The head of the Allentown teachers union criticized the school district for being top-heavy with central office administrators during Thursday night's school board meeting. Debra Tretter, president of the Allentown Education Association, spoke against the school board hiring an arts administrator, at an annual salary of $82,548, and an assistant director of health services, at $84,737.

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  2. Foul language may stop plans to rename ASD football field for Andre ReedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The Allentown School Board has tabled plans to name the football field in the school district's stadium for former pro football star Andre Reed, after learning the Hall of Famer used foul language while arguing with another Dieruff High School graduate on Facebook. The board's Thursday night action apparently has killed plans to have Reed come to Allentown so he can be honored on the renamed field at the Nov. 1 Allen/Dieruff football game in J. Birney Crum Stadium.

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  3. Employee accused of using dead woman's credit cardRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    An employee of a senior adult community is facing charges that she stole and used the credit card of a woman who had just died. A resident at Kirkland, Virginia Hohl, was discovered on the floor of her room around 11:20 p.m. on September 27, and was pronounced dead at St. Luke's Hospital.

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  4. Police: "buy bust" nets crack, heroin and pillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    An Allentown man is facing charges after police say he was busted with thousands of dollars worth of drugs and money. Investigators say they stopped Valerio as he was driving his vehicle in the 900 block of Eaton Avenue on Tuesday night.

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  5. Police: Accused thief left ID card behindRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    An Allentown man is in hot water with the law after police say he stole thousands of dollars in earrings from a major retailer in Berks County. Police say the suspect, Theodore Fugee, 27, walked into Sears, and used his driver's license to pry open the display case, and remove three expensive pairs of earrings.

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  6. Former orphanage, junior college in Coopersburg demolished for upscale housingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | WFMZ

    Cityline Construction is demolishing the Pinebrook Junior College building on Locust Valley Road. It has been vacant for more than 20 years.

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  7. 16-year-old charged with attempted homicide in stabbingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | WFMZ

    A 16-year-old Allentown teen is facing adult charges after police say he stabbed another teen during a fight Tuesday afternoon. Axel Figueroa-Velez of the 500 block of Oak Street is accused of stabbing a 17-year-old with a large kitchen knife. 5 comments

  8. Allentown Planning holds "Downtown on the Move" public workshopRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | WFMZ

    The city of Allentown planning department held a presentation and workshop Tuesday afternoon at the center square Lehigh County Government Center entitled "Downtown On the Move: A Public Workshop/Draft of Downtown Framework". It was presented by Director of Urban Design Ben Carlson of Goody Clancy Associates Urban Planners and Lisa Jacobson of Nelson Nygaard city transportation designers both from Boston, Massachusetts.

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  9. Vacation turns to tragedy when 3-year-old girl is killedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | WFMZ

    Authorities in Puerto Rico say they've arrested 26-year-old Jose A. Perez Santos and charged him with the murder of his girlfriend's three-year-old daughter in the town of Maricao. According to the victim's aunt, Tia Rivera, the Allentown family was only supposed to be in Puerto Rico for three weeks "They were supposed to come back before school started, they were only supposed to be over there for three weeks and it ended up being three months," she said.

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  10. Some charges dropped against Brian CreazzoRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | WFMZ

    On the afternoon of May 13, Creazzo was merging from Route 309 onto Route 22 in South Whitehall Township when he hit and killed 28-year-old Shane Uttard, who was standing by his car on the shoulder of the road. The 41-year-old defendant, who resides in Allentown, was arrested last month.

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  11. Halloween costumes for girls: Innocent or inappropriate?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | WFMZ

    Louella Torrence has been in the business of selling costumes in Allentown for nearly 30 years. In all of that time, she said she's seen costumes for younger girls evolve into more risque outfits, this year in particular. 2 comments

  12. Tom Wolf campaigns for Pennsylvania governor in Lehigh ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | WFMZ

    "Looking forward, personally, to working with him as governor, and it's very important to show him our downtown. It's the anchor of Bethlehem," said Mayor Robert Donchez.

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  13. 3 armed robberies in Allentown occur within 5 minutesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | WFMZ

    Allentown police are investigating three armed robberies that took place within a total of five minutes Monday night, and Reading Police said they may have the suspects in custody. The 27-year-old victim told police he was approached by two black men in their early 20s, both with handguns.

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  14. American pop art focus of new art exhibitRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | WFMZ

    Things are getting colorful at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley . Two new exhibits focus on American pop art.

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  15. Free battery testing in AllentownRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | WFMZ

    The event will be held on October 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the AAA on Downeyflake Lane in Allentown.

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  16. Life Lessons: Allergies-more than sneezingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    It's the season for allergies -- which you already know if you're an allergy sufferer --but there might be something about allergies that you don't know. "Oh I would say a lot of people probably don't realize their symptoms are contributed to by allergies," says Dr Thomas Koch of Allentown Ear, Nose and Throat.

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  17. 69 News Week In ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2014 | WFMZ

    It's time to take a look back at the stories making headlines this week in the 69 News Week In Review. Monday , an Allentown woman convicted in connection with her 15-month-old son's death was sentenced to the maximum sentence.

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  18. Allentown police investigate shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2014 | WFMZ

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  19. Trail honoring Sept. 11th heroes seeks Lehigh Valley residents' inputRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2014 | WFMZ

    Four days after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a plan to commemorate the tragic events was born with the creation of a national biking, hiking and driving trail. The September 11th National Memorial Trail would provide a physical linkage of the three memorials erected to mark the devastation that occurred that fateful day at the World Trade Centers, Pentagon and crash site of Flight 93 near Shanksville, Pa.

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  20. Plosser wants interest rates to rise "sooner rather than later"Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | WFMZ

    At a Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation breakfast speech made at Allentown's new PP&L Center arena Thursday morning, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Charles Plosser, urged the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates "sooner rather than later." Plosser's suggestion was based primarily on the significant growth in labor markets across the nation and a currently low inflation rate.

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