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2 hrs ago | NJ.com

Bushkill Township residents look to block private helipad proposal

Bushkill Township residents Bill Sprague, Larry Rohn and Rich Steiner are seeking to block plans for a private heliport at 1143 Keller Road.

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7 hrs ago | NJ.com

Nicole DiCello wins 1989 Northampton County Junior Miss title - Almanac Aug. 27, 2014

In 1967, Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, was found dead in his London flat from an overdose of sleeping pills; he was 32. Actress Tuesday Weld is 71. Actor Paul Reubens is 62. Country singer Colt Ford is 45. Actress Chandra Wilson is 45. Actress Alexa Vega is 26. The moon sets 8:31 p.m. today, rises 9:15 a.m. Thursday.

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Related Topix: Brian Epstein, Wilson, PA, Easton, PA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

NJ.com

Lehigh University to pay for $150,000 of additional surveillance cameras off campus

Bethlehem police Chief Mark DiLuzio, center, speaks at an announcement today on Lehigh University buying $150,000 worth of new surveillance cameras for off-campus neighborhoods.

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Related Topix: Lehigh University

NJ.com

Aggressive driving crackdown planned along William Penn Highway corridor in Bethlehem Township, Pa.

Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania, police are cracking down on aggressive driving next week and warn those motoring through the Northampton County township to be aware.

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NJ.com

Northampton County executive vetoes requirement that Cabinet members live in county

Northampton County Executive John Brown vetoed an ordinance that would have required most cabinet members live within the county.

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NJ.com

Wilson Borough contractor sentenced to state prison for home improvement fraud

Northampton County Judge Jennifer Sletvold today sentenced Jerry Allen Jr. to one to two years in a Pennsylvania state prison followed by five years of probation.

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Related Topix: Home, State Prisons, Home Improvement, Prison, Berks County, PA, Freemansburg, PA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

PA Office of Attorney General Press R...

Three suspected child predators arrested over past week

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of two Pennsylvania men and a New Jersey man on unrelated charges as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing and distribution of child pornography.

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Related Topix: Dauphin, PA, Fayette County, PA, Dauphin County, PA, Harrisburg, PA

Sat Aug 23, 2014

NJ.com

Northampton County seeks new name for Easton area senior center

Two seniors dance in 2013 at the South Side Senior Center in Easton. The two Easton centers have merged and will move to Forks Township.

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NJ.com

Substance abuse programs, under fire at Northampton County Prison, to be reviewed

Northampton County officials said they will continue to offer substance abuse treatment at the Northampton County Prison, but the Community Education Center's future is less secure.

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NJ.com

Bethlehem man who robbed hotel, stole engagement rings gets up to 14-year prison sentence

A 27-year-old Bethlehem man who robbed a hotel, stole two engagement rings from a jewelry store and tried to fraudulently obtain prescription medicine was sentenced today to up to 14 years in state prison.

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

Fri Aug 22, 2014

NJ.com

Two alleged heroin dealers arrested in Easton raids sent to prison

Court proceedings resulting from this morning's raids in Easton continued this afternoon as two alleged drug dealers were sent to Northampton County Prison.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Easton, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WFMZ

School offers counseling after student's death

A Northampton County school is offering counseling to students grieving over a classmate's death.

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NJ.com

Home nurse who stole $75K engagement ring from patient's home...

David Halperin said he knows he's violated the trust he earned as a home nurse when he decided to steal a $75,000 engagement ring from his patient's home in Bushkill Township .

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NJ.com

'It's not a good thing when I recognize you,' judge tells Easton drug raid suspect

Familiar faces stared back at District Judge Antonia Grifo this morning as she got ready to outline the charges filed against three men picked up in this morning's drug raid.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA, Prison

NJ.com

Former New Jersey cop who drunkenly killed two motorcyclists may pay less restitution

John P. Heaney III is lead from his arraignment, where he was charged for the deaths of motorcyclists after his truck crossed the center line and hit them on July 1. (Express-Times File Photo A panel of appellate court judges tossed a portion of a retired New Jersey police officer's sentence that required him to pay nearly $200,000 for a ... (more)

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Related Topix: East Bangor, PA

WFMZ

Congressman Dent tours new Coordinated Health Facility

A local lawmaker is in Northampton County celebrating the opening of the new Coordinated Health facility.

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WFMZ

Woman rescued from car fire seeks person who saved her life

What would you do if you saw someone's car consumed in flames? One man jumped in and helped save an entire family with seconds to spare.

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Related Topix: Hellertown, PA

WFMZ

Northampton County Council takes hard look at prison's revolving door

The millions of dollars Northampton County has paid a national company to treat prison inmates with drug and alcohol problems may not be as successful in turning lives around as the company claimed in its pitches to county council.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Pocono Record

Man left three kids alone inside vehicle while gambling at Sands, police say

An Easton man allegedly left his three young children alone in his vehicle Wednesday morning while he gambled at the Sands casino.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Easton, PA, Bethlehem, PA, Games, Blackjack

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Nursing homes: the fight or flight of ownership for Pennsylvania counties

Wednesday night, Schuylkill County became the latest to put its nursing home, Rest Haven in Schuylkill Haven, up for sale.

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Related Topix: Schuylkill County, PA, Schuylkill Haven, PA, Lehigh County, PA, McClure, PA, Nazareth, PA

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