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  1. Anniversary of deadly 2011 gas explosionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | WFMZ

    Four years ago Monday, a gas explosion rocked the city of Allentown killing several people. A firefighter who lives close to the scene said, "I looked out my back window and it's like bam the whole place is gone.

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  2. Construction ProjectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Work began Monday, Feb. 10 to replace the Main Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River in Centre and Perry townships. Front Street in Allentown will be closed in both directions beginning on Wednesday, November 19 and will remain closed for approximately one year. 1 comment

  3. Allentown man gets 24 years for sex traffickingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | WFMZ

    Thirty-five-year-old Deshawn King of Allentown was sentenced Friday to more than 24 years in prison for running a sex trafficking operation that used heroin to punish and control victims. In addition to the 293-month prison term for King, U.S. District Court Judge James Knoll Gardner ordered 15 years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine and a $500 special assessment. 5 comments

  4. Businessman files request to buy Allentown's A-TreatRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | WFMZ

    Treat Bottling Company, closed its doors on January 23 after 97 years in business, and since then, fans of the various flavors have been scrambling to stock up on their favorites. Paul Eifler has submitted a letter of intent to buy the assets of A-Treat, requesting a response from the company by February 13th so due diligence process and negotiations can begin.

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  5. Gas odor forces school evacuationRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | WFMZ

    UGI crews and the Allentown firefighters were called to the scene near McKinley Elementary School at 12th and Turner streets around 8:30 a.m. UGI is investigating but says the odor was likely caused by propane rail cars and not an actual gas leak.

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  6. Area homeless receive anonymous donation of cold weather clothingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    A local nonprofit received a heart-warming gift today in the face of bone-chilling cold. An anonymous donor to the Allentown Rescue Mission shipped several large cases of military-style cold weather gear to the nonprofit agency today.

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  7. Local snack maker says A-Treat can succeedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    There's talk of Allentown's A-Treat getting a revival, nearly two weeks after it fizzled out. But what would it take for the family-owned beverage company to be a success story once again? Bill Corriere owns Keystone Food Products in Lehigh County's Lower Nazareth Township.

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  8. Cold weather can take its toll, on your smartphoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The winter weather can wreak havoc on your smartphone. While many of us have them, we might not take the proper precautions and care to keep our devices protected in the cold.

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  9. Police arrest person of interest in Reading double murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | WFMZ

    Allentown Police arrested a man who is a person of interest in the killing his father and grandmother in Reading. Police said they were called to the 1300 block of Fairview Street Thursday afternoon for a suspect burglary.

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  10. ANIZDA oks $2.75M credit increase for Center City Investment Corp.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | WFMZ

    The Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone District Authority Wednesday afternoon approved a $2.75 million credit facility increase now totaling $7.75 million for developer J.B. Reilly's City Center Investment Corporation who over the last year has largely been responsible for the growing revitalization of downtown Allentown. Appearing before the board for City Center, Vice President of Sales Jim Harbaugh said the reasons for the credit line increase with Univest Bank and Trust of Souderton are "increased scope and increased costs" particularly for retail and restaurant projects on the 500 block of Hamilton Street where the former Federal Grille and Colonial Barbershop once operated.

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  11. Allentown repeals local gun laws to avoid Tea Party lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | WFMZ

    Taking the advice of Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Allentown City Council unanimously voted to repeal some of its firearms ordinances to comply with a new Pennsylvania law Wednesday night. The city faced a lawsuit by the Lehigh Valley Tea Party if it did not repeal those gun laws, because that new state law allows organizations to sue municipalities.

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  12. PennDOT considers closing 8th St Bridge to finish project months fasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | WFMZ

    Reconstruction of Allentown's Eighth Street Bridge could be finished up to one year sooner if the city agrees to completely close the bridge, city managing director Francis Dougherty told City Council Wednesday night. Because of the $18.5-million construction project, traffic on the bridge is restricted to just one northbound lane.

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  13. Police investigating two-car crash in Rush TownshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2015 | WFMZ

    Police are still investigating a head-on collision between an SUV and a van in Rush Township, Schuykill County, that left several people injured. Jarih Martinez Fermin, 23, of Summit Hill, was traveling south in a 2014 Subaru Forester when he crossed over the median and into the northbound lane, police said.

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  14. Allentown man walked away from turnpike crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | WFMZ

    A 40-year-old Allentown man abandoned his car after crashing it down onto a Carbon County Road from a bridge construction site on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. He climbed the embankment his car had just rolled down, then started walking along the turnpike.

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  15. PennDOT proposes plan to finish 8th Street Bridge earlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | WFMZ

    At Wednesday's Allentown City Council meeting, PennDOT laid out an informal proposal that would reopen the Eighth Street Bridge within the year, if it was closed completely for construction.

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  16. Allentown schools launch dropout prevention programRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | WFMZ

    The initiative, implemented in partnership with Communities in Schools, Lehigh Valley, kicked off this week at Allen and Dieruff high schools. The nationwide organization has worked with the ASD for the past 25 years in providing support to students who need it most, via after school programming and alternative education.

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  17. Lehigh Valley students compete at SkillsUSARead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Students from around the Lehigh Valley met at Allentown's Agri-plex on Wednesday to put their talents on display at Skills USA.

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  18. Deal in the works that could save A-TreatRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | WFMZ

    The doors are locked at the A-Treat Factory on Union Boulevard in Allentown but the company told us they're currently in confidential meetings and agreements. Details of those meetings and agreements could blow the deal, we're told.

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  19. Will sale of A-Treat fizzle or pop?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | WFMZ

    The A-Treat Bottling Company, located at 2001 Union Blvd., closed its doors on January 23, after nearly 100 years in business. The company made 32 different flavors of soda, according to its website, and had distributed its product to various retailers like Walmart, and Redners Warehouse Markets.

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  20. Allentown School District lays out the plans for new schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The Allentown School District is talking about a new career high school that's set to open in the fall. They're calling the place "Building 21," and it's moving into the old Wachovia Bank call center on Lehigh Street.

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