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1 hr ago | The Morning Call

'I tried to shoot you but the gun didn't go off,' testimony shows man told Allentown officer

Allentown officer Jason Ammary stood 10 feet from a man pointing a gun at his face and trying desperately to get it to fire.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA

4 hrs ago | WFMZ

Car nearly hits house in Fountain Hill

In Lehigh County Friday, a car went off the road and ended up nearly plowing into a house.

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Related Topix: Fountain Hill, PA

8 hrs ago | The Morning Call

Fire reported at hotel near LVIA

Firefighters responded to a report of a fire in the Days Inn Hotel & Suites near Lehigh Valley International Airport in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, about 1 p.m. Friday.

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15 hrs ago | WZZO

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PENNSYLVANIA'S RACE FOR GOVERNOR ISN'T MUCH OF A RACE IF YOU BELIEVE THE LATEST POLL NUMBERS COMING FROM FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL'S TERRY MADONNA.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Matt Cartwright, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Pennsylvania, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KBMT

Police: Pennsylvania 'frustrated' mother throws baby against wall

Courtesy WPVI POTTSVILLE, Pa. -- A Schuylkill County teenage mother is accused of critically injuring her newborn son by throwing the baby against a wall.

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Related Topix: Pottsville, PA, Schuylkill County, PA

The Morning Call

Police: Drug-using couple break into South Whitehall home, fall asleep outside

South Whitehall police charged a couple with trespassing in a home Wednesday and then falling asleep outside after using drugs.

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Related Topix: Whitehall, PA, Allentown, PA

NJ.com

Woman forges signatures of Lehigh Valley residents on state tax documents, court records say

A Pennsylvania Department of Revenue worker blamed her troubled personal life and hard-to-attain quotas for forging Lehigh Valley residents' signatures on tax documents, according to court records.

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Related Topix: Boyertown, PA, Bethlehem, PA, Northampton County, PA, Allentown, PA

NJ.com

2008 Allentown rape, robbery case 'mired' in legal battle over DNA results

It's been six years since two men robbed two teens in Allentown and raped one of the victims behind a house.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA, State Prisons, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Fogelsville Elementary takes Ice Bucket Challenge to new level

These Lehigh County teachers are re-writing the rules of the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Related Topix: Fogelsville, PA

NJ.com

Lehigh County officials approve removal of Cedarbrook renovation funds

On the eve of the unveiling of Lehigh County's 2015 budget, county commissioners formally approved a capital plan tonight that strips $3 million for Cedarbrook Nursing Home building improvements.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

NJ.com

Lehigh County towns receive Bethlehem casino revenue

Coopersburg , Fountain Hill , and the townships of Salisbury and Upper Saucon are the recipients of $412,288 from slot and table game funds.

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Related Topix: Fountain Hill, PA, Coopersburg, PA

WFMZ-TV Allentown

One Tank Trip: The Inside Scoop

One scoop, two scoops, how about 14? You can have that many in one bowl at The Inside Scoop in Coopersburg, Lehigh County.

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Related Topix: Coopersburg, PA, Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream

WFMZ

Police: Man threatens to kill men on porch

A Lehigh County man is facing a list of charges after police say he threatened to kill three men sitting on a porch.

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Related Topix: Catasauqua, PA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Morning Call

Cedarbrook to steal Lehigh County budget spotlight again

Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller has revealed little about his 2015 budget but alread battles over that spending plan have been waged on several fronts.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA

NJ.com

Accused serial shoplifter allegedly pulled knife on Home Depot employees

A man accused of stealing from three Lehigh County stores pulled a knife when confronted by Home Depot employees and later led police on a high-speed chase on MacArthur Road and rammed two cars, witnesses testified today.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA, Whitehall, PA

WFMZ

Officials seek info on missing Lehigh County teen

He walked away from his foster home in the 4300 block of Chestnut Street in Upper Milford Township without telling his foster mom where he was going.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Times News

MoneyGram refunds heading our way

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service on Aug. 19 sent reimbursement checks to more than 3,400 people who were victimized by MoneyGram International.

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Related Topix: Monroe County, PA, Stroudsburg, PA, Mount Bethel, PA, Whitehall, PA

WFMZ

Lehigh County man dies after assault in beach town

Around 3:20 a.m. Sunday, police in Ocean City were called to 109 North Atlantic Avenue for a report of an assault.

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WFMZ

Perfect weather brings bigger crowd for LV Air Show Sunday

Mother Nature provided a perfect day for the 2014 Lehigh Valley Airshow Sunday, held at the Lehigh Valley International Airpor t in Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

WFMZ

Allentown Police arrest suspected car thief within hours of the crime

At around 6:15 p.m., Allentown Police responded to the area of the Valley Farm Market shopping center in the 700 block of West Emaus Avenue for reports of a stolen vehicle.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA

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