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1 hr ago | NJ.com

Lehigh County Commissioners appoint Amanda Holt to vacant seat

Amanda Holt speaks before the Lehigh County Commissioners after she was appointed to fill Scott Ott's vacancy on the board.

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6 hrs ago | WFMZ

Mosquito samples test positive for West Nile in Lehigh, Northampton counties

Four mosquito samples in the area have tested positive for West Nile, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Bethlehem, PA, Northampton County, PA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WFMZ

Man pleads guilty to sexually abusing children

Timothy Merwarth of North Whitehall Township pleaded guilty in Lehigh County Court Tuesday to two counts of sexual abuse of children.

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NJ.com

Allentown business owner claims city lowballed her in eminent domain case because she's a woman

A rendering of the planned American Parkway Bridge in Allentown. An Allentown business owner claims the city has not offered fair market value for property that would be affected by the bridge project.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA

WFMZ

Long-debated quarry gets preliminary approval in Lower Milford

After 10 years of debate and litigation, plans for a quarry in Lower Milford Township got unanimous preliminary approval from the township's planning commission Monday night.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

NJ.com

Allentown woman, 3-month-old boy injured in Interstate 78 crash

Pennsylvania State Police say a woman and a 3-month-old baby boy received minor injuries following a crash this morning on Interstate 78 in Lehigh County.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA, Fogelsville, PA

Sun Jul 06, 2014

NJ.com

Easton Area High School graduate to intern for U.S. senator

Nina Boscia is an intern for U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey , R-Pennsylvania. Toomey lives in Upper Milford Township in Lehigh County and Boscia is from Forks Township .

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Pat Toomey, US News, US Senate, Penn State University Park, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)

NJ.com

Lehigh County Commissioners not seeking repeat of grant controversy

But it's that time again: Lehigh County Commissioners will vote next week on whether to approve $772,171 in Community Development Block Grants.

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Related Topix: Fountain Hill, PA, Coopersburg, PA

WFMZ

69 News Week In Review

It's time now to take a look back at the stories making headlines this week in the 69 News Week In Review.

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Related Topix: Coopersburg, PA, Northampton County, PA

Sat Jul 05, 2014

NJ.com

Wanted man faces drug charges after overdose in Bath, police say

Colonial Regional police said while responding about 5 p.m. June 25 to reports of an overdose in the 100 block of East Northampton Street in Bath , they found Brian Joseph McGaughran with heroin and drug paraphernalia.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

NJ.com

Lehigh County technical school's applications grow with its electives

As local school districts grapple with budget deficits and questionable state funding sources, elective courses are often the first on the chopping block.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Allentown, PA

NJ.com

Two men die after sustaining injuries from falls, according to Lehigh County coroner

Two men -- one from Allentown and the other from Emmaus -- died this morning from injuries sustained by falls, according to the a news release from the Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim .

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA, Emmaus, PA

Danville News

Bevy of bands to perform during festival

Canal Park will come alive with music throughout the day on July 19 during Danville's Iron Heritage Festival.

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Related Topix: Danville, PA, Emmaus, PA, Gettysburg, PA

WFMZ

No easy fix for blind curve on Rt 100

Drivers on Route 100 who want to turn left onto Beck Road must do so on a blind curve in Upper Milford Twp., Lehigh Co.

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Related Topix: Macungie, PA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Times News

Palmerton man dies of crash injuries

The Lehigh County coroner's office reported that Joseph Ebeley, 76, of 779 Princeton Ave., died at 2:23 a.m. on Tuesday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest.

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Related Topix: Palmerton, PA

WFMZ

Driver dies days after I-78 crash

One man has died after being injured in a crash on Interstate 78 last weekend. It happened around 11:30 a.m. Saturday on eastbound I-78 at the Summit Lawn exit in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County.

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Related Topix: Chambersburg, PA, Franklin County, PA

Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Morning Call

Go 'Red, White & Blue' at Allentown street festival

Fairgoers walk along Linden Street during the 2013 Fourth of July street festival outside J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA, Entertainment

Tue Jul 01, 2014

WFMZ

Independence Day festivities canceled

Camel Beach Mountain Water Park said it isn't having fireworks because of construction, but some other local cancellations may get a reprieve next year.

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Related Topix: Nazareth, PA, Northampton County, PA, Coplay, PA

WFMZ

Lehigh County Life begins Tuesday

It encourages residents to offer suggestions to make the county a better place to live and work.

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Related Topix: Alburtis, PA, Allentown, PA, Coopersburg, PA, Slatington, PA

YourErie

Erie Unemployment Holds Steady in May

HARRISBURG JULY 1 2014- The May seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the Erie Metropolitan Statistical Area was unchanged at 6.1 percent.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA, Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre, PA

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