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  1. Father fights bullying since his son's suicideRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    After losing his son to suicide, a father is using his heartbreak to educate parents and kids across the county. John Halligan, of New York, spoke to students at Nitschmann Middle School in Bethlehem on Wednesday.

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  2. Bethlehem mother supports medical marijuana to help her sonRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WFMZ

    Medical marijuana legislation was reintroduced in the Pennsylvania Senate Tuesday by Senators Daylin Leach and Mike Folmer . The bill would allow patients who have a recommendation from their physician to purchase and use medical cannabis from centers licensed by a to-be-created State Board of Medical Cannabis Licensing.

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  3. LV municipalities make pitches to get projects on long-range transportation planRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WFMZ

    With those words from Becky Bradley, executive director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission , representatives of local municipalities began making pitches for more than 50 road, bridge and trail projects that need funding support to be done. Each person was limited to five minutes per project during the nearly three-hour-long session in LVPC's meeting room Monday.

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  4. Allentown asked to take a stand for campaign financing reformRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    On Wednesday night, Allentown's council was encouraged to pass a non-binding resolution "to get big money out of politics." "The large amounts of money tend to dilute democracy and the power of the people to present their grievances," said Allentown resident Alan Shupe. 1 comment

  5. Storm sewer grates stolen for scrap metal cashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | WFMZ

    It's a growing problem around the country and right here in our area. People are stealing sewer grates, causing taxpayer a lot of money and creating a dangerous atmosphere.

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  6. Tom Wolf becomes Pennsylvania's 47th governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | WFMZ

    With his wife Frances by his side, Wolf used a mid-nineteenth century family bible that has been passed down to him from his paternal grandmother's family, the Trouts of Shrewsbury, York County. Wolf, 65, is calling for bipartisanship in a divided state government and has said his goals are creating good-paying jobs, good schools and a government that works.

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  7. Roadmaster Drivers School opening in BethlehemRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | WFMZ

    Roadmaster Drivers School, which trains men and women to become licensed to drive Class A CDL vehicles in the in-demand professional trucking industry, has just opened a new location in Bethlehem. This latest Roadmaster school, located just off Route 22 near Dutch Springs Aqua Park at 4219 Fritch Drive in Bethlehem, marks the company's 13th in the U.S. According to Holli Hudson, VP of Marketing for Roadmaster, "We're really excited about this particular location because we're finally able to bring our national reputation for quality CDL training to the Northeast.

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  8. Lehigh Valley celebrated MLK DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | WFMZ

    Today is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and people across the country are coming together to remember the civil-rights leader.

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  9. City officials and ArtsQuest seek to enhance guest experience at MusikfestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | WFMZ

    To that effect, the City of Bethlehem; Bethlehem Police, Fire and EMS Departments; Northampton County Emergency Management Services along with ArtsQuest are focusing on keeping everyone safe during festivities this summer. These groups have been meeting over the last several months, to plan on how to increase patron safety at Musikfest fest this year.

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  10. Allentown repealing its local gun lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | WFMZ

    Passed last year and now in effect, it allows a person or organization to sue a municipality whose gun control laws are stricter than the state. "We held out for as long as we could," Allentown City Councilwoman Jeanette Eichenwald said.

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  11. AG: Industrial history museum's finances need greater oversightRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The industrial museum in the works in Northampton County needs additional accountability safeguards going forward, according to the state attorney general. Kathleen Kane released the results Thursday of her office's review of the planned National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem.

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  12. Police: Man broke into same business 3 times in 3 weeksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | WFMZ

    A Bethlehem man has been charged with burglary after police say he broke in to the same Allentown business three times within a month. According to court documents, police responded to the Auto Spa at 649 Union Blvd. on October 30, 2014, when the owner, Kevin McFarland, discovered the burglary.

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  13. Southern Lehigh Board unveils plans for new $17m Hopewell ElementaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | WFMZ

    In compliance with state Act 34 which requires a public hearing for new school construction, the Southern Lehigh School District School Board Monday unveiled architectural and financial plans for its new $16.7 million Hopewell Elementary school to be built next to the current one on West Hopewell Road in Upper Saucon Township. According to Architect and Principal of KCBA Architects of Hatfield Jay Clough, the new 58,500 square foot one-story school will accommodate up to 500 kindergarten through third grade students from both Hopewell and Lower Milford Elementary Schools.

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  14. Bethlehem considering district-wide full-day kindergartenRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | WFMZ

    Administrators with the Bethlehem Area School District would like to see all kindergarten classes go full-day and formally proposed the change Monday night. Supporters say there are a number of benefits.

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  15. Allentown police investigate two stabbingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 11 | WFMZ

    The first one occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday. Police don't know exactly where it happened, but officers were called to Lehigh Valley Hospital for a 36-year-old man who walked into the hospital with a stab wound to his torso.

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  16. Northampton County man falls to his death while repairing chimneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 11 | WFMZ

    Stanley Guzik of Forks Township was attempting to repair a chimney in the 600 block of Alaska Street in Bethlehem.

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  17. CRIZ is open for business in BethlehemRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | WFMZ

    The CRIZ, a Pennsylvania program with a goal of increasing economic development and job creation in a city, is open for business in Bethlehem, and the city's first taker is on Third Street. The Social Still is Bethlehem's first CRIZ business to open, and it's already pleasing patrons with vodka and gin-based aperitifs like the reaspberry robbery.

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  18. Nearly 1,900 lbs. prescription meds collected 1st yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | WFMZ

    The public disposed of nearly 1,900 pounds of unwanted medications during the first year in Lehigh County, officials said. The MedReturn boxes, similar to mail boxes, were installed in 12 police departments in the county in late 2013 and early 2014 as a way for the public to get rid of unwanted, unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications.

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  19. Bethlehem City Council requests particulars for city 911 call centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | WFMZ

    Bethlehem City Councilman and chair of its public safety committee, Eric Evans, Tuesday asked the city's administration for in-depth particulars concerning Bethlehem's current 9-1-1 emergency call center including options and costs to determine whether the city should continue operating its own center or possibly join one run by Northampton County. During city council's first meeting in 2015, Evans asked officials for information in order to review current and future operational costs of the 9-1-1 call center, and to subsequently have these expenses reviewed during upcoming public safety committee meetings.

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

    Tuesday Jan 6 | 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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