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  1. Allentown City Council approves its 1st female city solicitorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | WFMZ

    Allentown City Council Wednesday unanimously approved the hiring of its first-ever woman to the position of chief city solicitor. Attorney Susan Ellis Wild of South Whitehall Township, currently a partner and former managing partner at the Allentown law firm of Gross McGinley, LLP since 1999, was nominated for the solicitor's opening by Mayor Ed Pawlowski.

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  2. Developer eying up mansions in Allentown neighborhoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | WFMZ

    From the outside and on the inside, an early 20th century mansion at 14th and Hamilton streets in Allentown looks every bit its age. For Zach Jaindl, of Jaindl Properties, the home has the look of an opportunity to turn back time, while looking to the future. 1 comment

  3. Garage damaged in explosion in AllentownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | WFMZ

    An Allentown man is lucky to have survived an explosion Tuesday, in his garage on St. John Street in Allentown.

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  4. Swearings-in take place in HarrisburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | WFMZ

    Newly elected officials across the State are ready to start their terms in office after swearing-in ceremonies in Harrisburg. State Rep. Mike Schlossberg and State Senator Mario Scavello were among officials sworn into office Tuesday.

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  5. Family continues to hope missing woman will be foundRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The family of 53-year-old Maria Quinones-Garcia and Allentown police, have been looking for her since she went missing on May 17, 2014. Police said she was last seen in the area of Fourth and Chew Streets in Allentown when she went missing, but authorities said she has been seen in the South Bethlehem area.

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  6. Leaders make plans to shelter the homeless during cold snapRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | WFMZ

    With a stretch of brutally cold temperatures on tap, community leaders met Tuesday in Allentown to come up with ways to keep the homeless safe and warm. The Lehigh County Conference of Churches was a big part of that meeting.

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  7. New year will bring new jobs to BethlehemRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | WFMZ

    The news comes on the heels of a national survey that showed the Allentown area ranked on the national scale for projected job growth. Alicia Mill Karner, Bethlehem's community and economic development director, said area companies are plowing ahead with development and hiring in 2015.

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  8. Brian Creazzo recharged with vehicular homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | WFMZ

    The most serious charges have been refiled against a 41-year-old Allentown man for the May death of another man man who had been standing behind his parked car along Route 22. Brian Jeffrey Creazzo again has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle, recklessly endangering another person and reckless driving for the death of 28-year-old Shane Uttard of Bethlehem Township. The two-vehicle accident occurred at 3:20 p.m. May 13 in the eastbound lanes of Route 22 in South Whitehall Township, at mile marker 317.4. Creazzo told police he was returning home from work in Kutztown, on the ramp from Route 309 north to Route 22 east when the accident occurred.

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  9. Brad Osborne elected chairman of Lehigh County commissioners for 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Vic Mazziotti, is the new vice chairman of Lehigh County commissioners and Brad Osborne, right, is the new chairman Osborne will take the seat of Lisa Scheller, who has served two years as chairwoman of the nine-member board. Both Osborne and Mazziotti will have to win re-election later this year if they intend to remain on the board beyond 2015.

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  10. New Jersey trucker held in fiery crash that killed 3 on Interstate 78 in BerksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | WFMZ

    The driver of a tractor trailer has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly causing a crash that killed three people on Interstate 78. Espinvera, 56, of Belleville, New Jersey, was driving his truck east on I-78 in Greenwich Township on May 12 when he failed to slow down for traffic that was stopped because of construction, striking several other vehicles in front of him. Three people died in the wreck and several others were injured.

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  11. How can you get fit in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2015 | WFMZ

    Are you one of the millions of people who made a New Years resolution to get fit in 2015? The beginning of January is when people begin hitting the gym hard to work off all of those extra desserts eaten over the past few months. " I would say everyone gets about about 20-30% more people in the gyms now," said Rodney Guignet, owner, of Hammer Training and Fitness in Allentown.

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  12. Allentown woman arrested for breaking baby's bonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | WFMZ

    A 23-year-old Allentown woman has been arrested after breaking the leg and ribs of a two-month-old boy. She injured the baby by punching and squeezing him, as well as throwing him down in his crib, according to court documents.

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  13. Study: Gap between Pennsylvania's richest, poorest schools growingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    How much is your child's education worth? The gap between Pennsylvania's richest and poorest schools is growing, according to the results of a new study, which focused on what the districts spend to educate children. "Our public schools do important work, and part of that work must include setting an example," Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said in 2011.

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  14. Study reveals startling details about school funding in BerksRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | WFMZ

    The income gap between rich and poor schools has doubled, according to results of a new study by The Associated Press. "Most of the kids that come into the Reading School District, what they see and what they get, they just assume everybody does," said Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer.

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  15. Allentown man who was shot isn't talking to policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | WFMZ

    An unidentified man who was shot Sunday afternoon, then dropped off at an Allentown hospital, isn't telling city police what happened. The wounded man, who had been shot in the stomach, was dropped off at Lehigh Valley Hospital at 17th and Chew streets in the city at 6:07 p.m. Sunday.

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  16. Dorney Park failed to comply with OSHA rules, federal officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | WFMZ

    Summer employees at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, mostly teenagers hired as outdoor and food stand staff, were exposed to heat hazards, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA cited Cedar Fair LP, operators of the South Whitehall Township amusement park, following a June 9 investigation that was initiated in response to a complaint alleging that a teen worker suffered burns upon collapsing near a fryer in a food stand.

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  17. Study says NJ drivers better than their PA counterpartsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | WFMZ

    "I don't think there is that much of a difference," New Jersey resident Donald DeGerolamo said. "To me, they're all the same."

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  18. History's Headlines: Fountain Hill, a pleasant place of pleasant homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Karol Strelecki had never really thought about writing a book on his old home borough of Fountain Hill until he ran into one of the students from his days teaching at Southern Lehigh High School. "I have a lot of my former students, alumni that I remain close to.

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  19. Allentown 11th in US for expected job hiring growthRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    A new job in the new year may be easier than you think, at least if you're looking in Allentown. At 17 percent, the city ranks 11th in the United States for expected job hiring growth in the first quarter of 2015. 1 comment

  20. Project Keep Warm continues through WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | WFMZ

    By the middle of next week, organizers of Project Keep Warm hope to collect at least 2,500 coats, hats and other cold-weather gear for those in need in the Lehigh Valley area. Anyone interested in donating coats, hats, scarves, gloves, blankets and other winter items to Project Keep Warm can leave them in specially marked donation boxes at participating locations.

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