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54 min ago | WFMZ

Teen bicyclist dies of injuries from crash with truck

The accident happened around 5 p.m. at the intersection of Nazareth Pike/Route 191 and Hanoverville Road in Lower Nazareth Township, Northampton County.

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Related Topix: Nazareth, PA

Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

9 hrs ago | WFMZ

Officials plan to meet to discuss future of Route 412

Following PennDOT's announcement that the construction project along Route 412 in Northampton County has been delayed another year, residents and business owners are taking matters into their own hands.

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Related Topix: Hellertown, PA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WFMZ

15 years without an execution: the death penalty in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Corbett has issued his thirty-sixth execution warrant.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Monroe County, PA

NJ.com

Allentown mosquito sample tests positive for West Nile virus, DEP reports

The positive sample was one of 34 in 25 municipalities across 12 counties statewide, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Allentown, PA

NJ.com

Northampton County councilman calls for end of prison substance abuse program

Councilman Lamont McClure says he will lobby to end the Community Education Centers programs, saying their success rates do not warrant the $3.8 million bill.

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NJ.com

Parents accused of neglecting dental care for 6-year-old daughter head to trial

Kenneth Wanamaker Jr. and Jessica Hoffman are accused of failing to get proper dental care for their 6-year-old daughter.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Dentistry

NJ.com

Three-vehicle crash injures three on Route 22 West at Route 191 interchange

Emergency personnel deal with a crash this morning on Route 22 West at the Route 191 interchange in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

NJ.com

Plan for 265 senior homes at Green Pond Country Club coming up tonight

Bethlehem Township commissioners tonight will consider a sketch plan for 265 senior homes at Green Pond Country Club.

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WFMZ

Seniors upset over closing of centers in Easton

Easton Mayor Sal Panto said Northampton County officials decided to close down the only county-funded senior centers within city limits, and open a facility in Forks Township.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA

NJ.com

Northampton County controller drops lawsuit over communications consultant

Northampton County Controller Stephen Barron has dropped his lawsuit against Executive John Brown over a $76,600 contract with a Bethlehem communications consultant.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett

NJ.com

Death of Northampton man, whose body is found after Lehigh River search, remains under investigation

A crew from the Northampton Fire Department on Wednesday searches the Lehigh River for Dustin M. Lewis, 30, of Northampton, who reportedly entered the water from the Ninth Street Bridge which connects the borough to Coplay.

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Related Topix: Northampton, PA, Coplay, PA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

NJ.com

Northampton County mental health court on track for end of 2014

Northampton County officials say a mental health court could be ready to go by the end of this year.

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WFMZ

Stranger helps free 2 young children from burning car on Route 33

Police in Northampton County are trying to locate a stranger who helped free two young children from a burning car on Route 33. State police said it happened around 1:30 p.m. Sunday on Route 33 North in Bushkill Township at mile marker 12.6. A car that was smoking pulled over.

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NJ.com

Deaf defendant put before judge without interpreter; Northampton County looks into why

Steven Gonzalez, who is deaf, did not have access to a sign language interpreter during his preliminary arraignment on theft charges July 22. Northampton County court officials are examining why a deaf defendant arraigned in late July was not provided a sign language interpreter during his first criminal court appearance.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Prosecutors say their hands are tied when busting gang members

Prosecutors say they're having to drop more criminal cases because gang members are intimidating witnesses, but there are few options to tackle the problem.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Allentown, PA

NJ.com

Man, who leads Colonial Regional police on chase ending in fire,...

A routine traffic stop this morning in Hanover Township, Northampton County , quickly escalated into a high-speed vehicle chase and ended with the suspect threatening to shoot Colonial Regional police officers, according to court papers.

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WFMZ

Driver leads officers on chase through Northampton Co.

A 23-year-old BerksCounty man will be facing a list of charges after leading police on a chase through Northampton County Friday morning.

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Related Topix: Mertztown, PA

WFMZ

FedEx hub gets final approval in Allen Township

Hotly-debated plans for a FedEx Ground distribution center were approved in a series of 3-1 votes by Allen Township supervisors Thursday night.

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NJ.com

Northampton County officials propose moving land preservation, development into same department

Local farmers plow a plot of preserved farmland in Williams Township in April 2009.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

WFMZ

Accident closes Route 611 in Northampton County

The accident happened around 9 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Delaware Drive, Route 611 in Williams Township.

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