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  1. Salisbury will introduce new zoning law and get rid of old firearms lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | WFMZ

    Salisbury Township , Lehigh County, intends to introduce a new zoning ordinance and get rid of a couple of old firearms laws on the same night next month. Both issues should be on the agenda of the township commissioners' next public meeting at 7 p.m. March 12. A public hearing will be held on the township's new zoning ordinance, which has been years in the making.

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  2. Wolf seeks to halve corporate tax rate, broaden its reachRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | WFMZ

    Governor Tom Wolf says he'll seek to cut Pennsylvania's major corporate income tax rate in half, but he'll also try to broaden how it is applied. The Wolf administration released details about the plan Wednesday ahead of Wolf's address to a group of Lehigh Valley business leaders at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

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  3. Gov. Wolf appearing in Lehigh Valley for first time since taking officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | WFMZ

    Making his first appearance in the Lehigh Valley since his inauguration, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf will be visiting Bethlehem to share details about his community and economic development agenda with local business and economic development leaders. The governor will be holding an event on Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Bethlehem, where he will discuss his budget proposal for community and economic development before it is released as part of his budget address on March 3. "We're honored that the governor has chosen the Lehigh Valley to discuss this critically important topic," said Don Cunningham, president and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.

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  4. History's Headlines -The Lehigh River: From Iron Furnaces to River WalksRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The Lehigh River has never been a name dropper. Although it certainly has some spectacular sweeping vistas like the Missouri, it is not celebrated in song and story like the Mississippi, that Father of Waters, nor is it the lordly Hudson with its majestic Palisades and romantic legends of the Headless Horseman and Rip van Winkle.

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  5. New county solicitor approved by Northampton County CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    A Lehigh County lawyer with a background in debt collections was appointed county solicitor of Northampton County Thursday night by county council. Ryan Durkin, who was county executive John Brown's candidate for the job, will replace Victor Scomillio, who resigned to run for Northampton County judge.

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  6. Lower Saucon asked to address foul odors from Bethlehem landfillRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | WFMZ

    Steel City residents fed up with foul odors coming from a nearby Bethlehem landfill once again went before the Lower Saucon Township Council Wednesday night asking for township intervention and solutions to what seems to be a smelly situation only getting worse. As township revenues from the IESI landfill at 2335 Applebutter Road are decreasing due to shrinking landfill space, residents' feelings of disgust and hopelessness have been rising notably since last summer.

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  7. Bethlehem police officer is being reinstatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | WFMZ

    Richard Hoffman is being reinstated as a Bethlehem police officer, despite being fired last year for misconduct, including crashing his car while intoxicated. An arbitrator ruled in favor of Hoffman last week, said Atty.

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  8. Bethlehem, Council members face lawsuits if gun ordinance not eliminatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | WFMZ

    Members of Bethlehem City Council are being warned that private criminal complaints will be filed against them if they don't vote in favor of doing away with "unlawful" city firearms laws. That's in addition to a civil lawsuit that will be filed against the city if it does not promptly come into compliance with a new state law that requires local municipalities to revoke many of their firearms ordinances.

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  9. Consultant will give Bethlehem Township pipeline opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | WFMZ

    The pipeline is a 108-mile, $1 billion project that Penn East wants to build to carry gas from Northeastern Pennsylvania into New Jersey. A number of residents want to keep that from happening, saying the pipeline will bring environmental and safety risks to the region, but little in the way of reward.

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  10. Schlossberg holds blogging boot camp in BethlehemRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | WFMZ

    State Rep. Mike Schlossberg conducted a blogging boot camp for local businesses last week at the Bethlehem campus of East Stroudsburg University. Two dozen local business owners took part in Thursday's program, which highlighted the benefits of blogging.

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  11. Driver in triple fatal crash: BAC 3 times legal limit, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | WFMZ

    The driver in a crash that killed three in Northampton County in December was driving drunk, with drugs in his system, police said Friday. Officials said 21-year-old Tyler Schaffer of Bethlehem had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.26 percent, which is more than three times the legal limit, at the time of the crash.

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  12. Sonia Panell pleads guilty in murder-for-hire plot against witnessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 7 | WFMZ

    A woman has pleaded guilty in a murder-for-hire plot that prosecutors say targeted witnesses against her husband in a shooting death at a Bethlehem social club. 38-year-old Sonia Panell entered the plea Friday in federal court in Philadelphia to soliciting the murder of three witnesses in the December 2012 gun battle outside the Puerto Rican Beneficial Society in south Bethlehem that killed a woman and injured five others.

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  13. Arts Around Town: Billboard art takes to the roadways in Berks CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Larger-than-life art is about to dress up the roadways in Berks County, thanks to the Berks Arts Council 's 2015 Fast Lane Art competition. A recent unveiling of the vinyl creations recognized three student artists and three professional/adult artists whose work is about to debut on billboards throughout the county, courtesy of Land Displays.

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

    Thursday Feb 5 | 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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  15. Lower Saucon gives go ahead to Woodmont apt. developerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | WFMZ

    The Lower Saucon Township Council passed a resolution Wednesday giving the go-ahead to the developers of the proposed Woodmont Saucon Valley apartments on Friedensville Road to begin working directly with township officials to further their development plans for the 204-unit complex. Chief Investment Officer David Trager and Senior Vice President for Development Steven Varneckas of Woodmont Properties appeared before council to provide an update to their development proposal on approximately 24 acres of land located across Friedensville Road from Lehigh University's graduate student apartment buildings.

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  16. Running team empowers young girls in BethlehemRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | WFMZ

    "I used to think about sad things that happened to me, but then I realized I shouldn't be thinking about those things," Donegan Dasher Melany Gil said. "I realized I should be thinking about what I would like to be when I grow up."

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  17. Police: Bethlehem woman charged after stabbing man 3 timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | WFMZ

    A Bethlehem woman is in custody after police said she stabbed a man three times at her home on Tuesday. Police were called to 711 Mortimer Street for a report of a stabbing around 7 a.m. When they arrived, they found a man, identified as Sabwa Sula, with blood on his back, who fell to the floor from his knees.

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  18. Snow kept some new cars from Lehigh Valley Auto Show eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 2 | WFMZ

    Mother Nature caused some problems for organizers of the 2015 Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show. A news conference was held Monday afternoon to announce changes for this year's event and introduce some of the new vehicles.

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  19. Teen accused in Lehigh student attack accepts plea dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 2 | WFMZ

    A Bethlehem teen has accepted a plea deal in connection with the case of a brutal attack on a Lehigh University student. Police said Bryan Sanchez-Osorio attacked a Lehigh University student in July 2014 after breaking into her off-campus apartment through a window and assaulting the woman inside her bedroom, where he allegedly tried to rape her and choked her until she turned blue.

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  20. The Americus Hotel was Allentown's Castle in SpainRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    "You'll see your castles in Spain/Through your window pane/Back in your own backyard." Back in Your Own Backyard, from the film "Say It With Songs" Al Jolson The ashes from Allentown's Lafayette Hotel fire, which took 13 lives on a frigid night in January of 1926, had hardly begun to cool, when the leaders of the city were asking themselves some hard questions. 2 comments

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