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  1. Allentown man to spend decades behind bars for fatal stabbingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | WFMZ

    Prosecutors said in November 2013, he fatally stabbed 39-year-old Robert Brandon during an argument on South 11th Street in Allentown.

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  2. ANIZDA subcommittee recommends tougher guidelines for downtown projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | WFMZ

    At its meeting Tuesday, ANIZDA's Project Review Committee voted to recommend to the full board that it should receive more in-depth financial details from developers while projects are in the "qualification stage." The committee also voted to propose the creation of a design review committee to ensure proposed projects conform to the zone's planning and zoning requirements as well as its neighborhood historical and materials requirements. 1 comment

  3. Wolf seeks billions in higher taxes for schools, tax revampRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Gov. Tom Wolf is asking Pennsylvania lawmakers to approve $4 billion in higher taxes and new taxes to help boost school aid and shift education funding away from local property taxes. In an address to a joint session of the Legislature Tuesday morning, the new governor is proposing raising the sales tax for the first time in nearly 50 years, to 6.6 percent from the current 6 percent. 8 comments

  4. Revitalization in Allentown: What it means for you & the economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | WFMZ

    We've seen major growth and development in Allentown, so what does it mean for the economy, and how can you benefit? Univest Bank and Trust was one of the many banks that partnered together to help fund the development.

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  5. Man suffers leg injury in Allentown shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | WFMZ

    The man was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township and treated for non-life threatening injuries. The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies.

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  6. Snow piles lingering in parking spacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | WFMZ

    Getting around in the snow can be a pain for anyone, but it can be downright dangerous for the handicapped. For Sheri Staller, a Slatington, Lehigh County, resident whose husband is disabled, parking spots that aren't cleared after snowstorms have caused her to launch complaints at several area businesses.

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  7. Stadium's name will be Coca-Cola Park through 2027Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | WFMZ

    Allentown's minor-league baseball stadium will remain Coca-Cola Park through 2027. The Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Coca-Cola of the Lehigh Valley have extended the naming rights agreement.

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  8. Lehigh Valley ranked top performer for developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The Lehigh Valley has been ranked the top-performing region for economic development of its size in the northeastern United States for 2014, according to Site Selection, a national magazine that covers corporate real estate and economic development. This is the seventh consecutive year the Lehigh Valley has ranked in the top 10 of best-performing metropolitan areas in Site Selection's prestigious Governor's Cup Awards.

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  9. UGI decreasing natural gas ratesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | WFMZ

    The average residential heating bill for UGI gas customers will be decreasing about 3.8 percent a month -- from $85.43 to $82.20. "UGI is pleased to announce a reduction in our purchased gas costs for our customers, especially following the extreme cold temperatures experienced in the second half of the winter heating season," said Paul Szykman, UGI Utilities' vice president of rates, in a news release Monday .

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  10. Man faces drug, child endangerment charges after police raid filthy homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | WFMZ

    Police said they found two young children and drugs in a filthy Allentown home they searched and a 20-year-old man is facing charges. According to court documents, police executed a search warrant around 5:20 p.m. on February 13 at an apartment in the 900 block of N. 7th Street. 1 comment

  11. Cleveland Elementary students go back to school FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | WFMZ

    School officials unveiled plans Wednesday to begin to bus students of the fire-damaged Cleveland Elementary School to other schools starting Friday morning. Under the plan, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students would attend class at Mosser Elementary School, while the 4th and 5th graders would attend Roosevelt Elementary School.

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  12. Sunday snow, ice create difficult travel conditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The snow came down hard for a good part of the day on Sunday, creating difficult and dangerous conditions on the roads. Cars were slipping and sliding on the snow covered pavement.

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  13. Izamiento de la bandera dominicana en la alcadia de FiladelfiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    El sabado, 28 de febrero, se izara la bandera dominicana a la 1 p.m. en la alcaldia de Allentown. The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies.

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  14. History's Headlines: South Allentown: from farms to industry to suburbsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | WFMZ

    Sometime in the 18th century, William Allen and Joseph Turner, two business partners in the Philadelphia merchant firm of Allen & Turner, got tired of the risks they were running with pirates and privateers on the high seas and decided to invest their money in land. A good chunk of that land, many thousands of acres, was in the Lehigh Valley, and a small portion of that was what was to become Allentown.

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  15. Lee Laubach Jr. sworn in as interim Allentown fire chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | WFMZ

    The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 1 comment

  16. Mom who left child in cold car speaks out onlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | WFMZ

    An Allentown woman accused of leaving her young child in a freezing car took to Facebook to defend herself. Mirella Rodriguez is not the only one who said she is a great mom.

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  17. JSM Business Services ordered to pay fine for pregnancy discriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | WFMZ

    The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission ordered JSM Business Services, of Allentown, to pay more than $5,636 to former employee Heather Katelyn Romig, of Orefield, for discriminating against her because of her pregnancy. The order took effect Feb. 24. A discrimination complaint was filed alleging that JSM Business Services, owner of the Auntie Anne's Pretzels in the Trexlertown Walmart, fired her because she was pregnant.

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  18. Lehigh County Authority chair not reappointed by commissionersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | WFMZ

    The 76-year-old Hughes has served 10 years on the board, including at least five years as its chairman. A few commissioners who voted against Hughes said they did so because he previously told them he might not be interested in serving his full five-year term if reappointed. 1 comment

  19. Cleveland Elementary School students return to school FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    First at 10... The parents of some Allentown elementary students are learning what happens next... after a fire shut down their children's school.>> rob vaughn: The district says Cleveland Elementary students will go back to school Friday...just not their school. >> wendy davis: WFMZ's Meghan Packer joins us now with more on what is no doubt..

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  20. Allentown woman sentenced for the murder of her grandfatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | WFMZ

    It was judgment day on Wednesday for an Allentown woman who was convicted of killing her own grandfather. Chene Mejias was sentenced to 11-30 years in prison for murdering 65-year-old Wilson Mejias.

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