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7 hrs ago | NJ.com

Drug court in Northampton County could save money, take pressure off system, proponents say

Northampton County Judge Craig Dally is one of several court officials investigating a potential recovery court aiming to provide treatment to addicts.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons

Sun Aug 31, 2014

NJ.com

Upper Nazareth Township residents want answers for fire-prone electric meters

Ben Miller and his Upper Nazareth Township neighbors had no idea they faced home-threatening fire hazards until an observant contractor pointed them out, according to Miller.

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WFMZ

Pen Argyl apartment building on fire

Nine people were temporarily evacuated from their homes after fire broke out at an apartment building in Pen Argyl Sunday afternoon, according to investigators.

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Related Topix: Pen Argyl, PA

The Morning Call

Man wanted in Easton shooting arrested in Allentown

Easton police said Ricardo Mendez-Acevedo was arrested Saturday in Allentown. He is charged with attempted homicide in an Easton shooting.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA, Allentown, PA

NJ.com

A Clean Slate offers resources for Slate Belt addicts

Jana Morris , executive director and founder of Recovery Revolution, said Northampton County officials consulted her about the need for a center in the Slate Belt in addition to her rehab facility in Bangor.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA, Education Etc.

Sat Aug 30, 2014

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IN AN UNUSUAL OCCURANCE, ADMITTED MURDERER MICHAEL BALLARD SAYS HE DOESN'T WANT ANOTHER PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION AND IS PREPARED TO BE EXECUTED.

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Related Topix: Weather, Canadensis, PA, Chris Christie, US Governors

The York Daily Record

Democrats to host senate campaign news conference

Linda Small, D-New Freedom, is scheduled to join other Democratic leaders and state Senate candidates at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for a campaign stop at the Main Rotunda of the Pennsylvania State Capitol building.

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Related Topix: New Freedom, PA, York County, PA, Dauphin County, PA

The Morning Call

Her wrist slashed, Bangor woman surrenders to police after standoff

A Bangor woman gave herself up to police Thursday evening after she had barricaded herself in her home and phoned threats to hurt herself and officers, according to police radio reports.

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Related Topix: Bangor, PA

The Morning Call

Bethlehem man who assaulted pregnant girlfriend gets 6-12 years in prison

Bethlehem man who admitted trying to snap his pregnant girlfriend's neck and pointed a gun at her was sentence A Bethlehem man who attacked his pregnant girlfriend, choking her and placing a gun against her head, will spend the next six to 12 years in state prison.

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

Fri Aug 29, 2014

NJ.com

Bethlehem mom accused of leaving baby in van at bar pleads guilty, report says

A Bethlehem mother pleaded guilty today to charges filed after she allegedly left her infant in her minivan while she drank for about five hours at Keystone Pub in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania , The Morning Call reports .

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Related Topix: Prison

WFMZ-TV Allentown

SPCA removes 118 animals from shed in Upper Nazareth; charges pending

Dozens of animals are now being cared for by the SPCA after being removed from a shed in Northampton County.

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Related Topix: Nazareth, PA

The Morning Call

Police investigate shooting in Easton

Northampton County Constable Lance Wheeler was prepping for a neighborhood pig roast event on Friday afternoon when he heard pop and heard a man yell.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA

NJ.com

Bangor police, task force raid borough home, take man into custody, find heroin, cash, chief says

Bangor police and the Northampton County Drug Task Force raided a borough home this morning at 310 S. Main St., chief Scott Felchock says.

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Related Topix: Bangor, PA

Sys-Con Media

Unity Bancorp Declares Cash Dividend

Unity Bank provides financial services to retail, corporate and small business customers through its 15 retail service centers located in and Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

NJ.com

'We're not afraid of the chief,' Nazareth councilman says, declines cupcake

Political blogger Bernie O'Hare pleaded tonight with Nazareth's council members to "take back" its police department -- and offered up a cupcake.

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WFMZ-TV Allentown

Mass murderer to accept fate at hearing?

Is he ready to die or will Michael Ballard try to have his death sentenced overturned? The admitted mass murderer will be back in court Friday to tell a judge if he wants to appeal or accept his fate.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Death Penalty

The Morning Call

Suspect in Shenandoah homicide is extradited from New York

A state trooper stationed at the Belfast barracks deployed an electronic weapon on a Williams Township man who allegedly slapped him in the face and ignored repeated commands to stop Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Shenandoah, PA, Belfast, PA, Schuylkill County, PA

NJ.com

Trial of two men charged in fatal South Side Bethlehem gunbattle delayed again

Javier Rivera-Alvarado, left, and Rene Figueroa arrive in wheelchairs for district court last year in Bethlehem.

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Related Topix: Allentown, PA, Violent Crime

NJ.com

Route 22 East multivehicle crash temporarily closes highway in Bethlehem Township

A wreck on Route 22 East shuttered the highway for a time this morning in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania , according to authorities.

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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, Lehigh County, PA, Allentown, PA

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