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46 min ago | NJ.com

Deal being sought for Forks Township man accused of having $10,000 of drugs in home

A Forks Township man who was the subject of an Easton police drug raid in May gave up his right to a preliminary hearing today, but authorities don't expect the case to go to trial.

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Related Topix: Drugs

5 hrs ago | NJ.com

Witness in Easton killing saw suspect point gun moments before fatal shots, documents state

A witness to a 2013 murder in an Easton bar saw the gunman level a handgun toward the victim moments before gunshots were fired, according to recently unsealed court documents.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

6 hrs ago | NJ.com

Judge right to hold Upper Nazareth Township man to molestation plea, state appeals court finds

The Pennsylvania Superior Court rejected an Upper Nazareth Township man's appeal that he should be granted a new trial after a Northampton County judge refused to let him withdraw a guilty plea .

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11 hrs ago | NJ.com

Luck runs out at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem for Nevada gaming board's most wanted

Jubreal Chahine, 40, of Las Vegas, was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police troopers on the gaming hall floor Saturday afternoon at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, THQ, Video Games, Games, Card Game, Blackjack

15 hrs ago | NJ.com

Wilson Borough woman sentenced for stealing truck during date gone wrong

A Wilson Borough woman pleaded guilty in Northampton County Court today to stealing a man's pickup truck after they checked into a Palmer Township hotel together.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA

19 hrs ago | WFMZ

FedEx mega hub in Allen Township nears final decision

Allen Township officials have until August 15 to decide the fate of the proposed $335 million FedEx Ground hub under dispute in Northampton County.

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Related Topix: Dale, PA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WFMZ

Pilots fear unknown outcomes of Braden Airpark's possible sale

In a Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority board meeting held here Tuesday it was announced that both Forks Township and Lafayette College passed on running Braden.

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NJ.com

Inmate pinned by fallen bed sues Northampton County Prison officials

A former inmate is suing Northampton County Prison officials after his bunk bed crushed him Jan. 5, 2013.

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Related Topix: Prison

NJ.com

Ambulance to Wilson Borough shooting scene takes six minutes, Suburban EMS boss says

While a neighbor complained it took about 20 minutes for an ambulance to arrive at the shooting scene Sunday in Wilson Borough , the ambulance provider said today it was really just six minutes until the first patient was reached.

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NJ.com

Suspect in Liberty High School armed gunmen hoax appears without attorney in court

An Allentown man accused of aiding in the hoax that locked down Liberty High School in April was arraigned in Northampton County Court this afternoon.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

WFMZ

Hearing for notorious killer Michael Ballard set for next month

Ballard is scheduled to appear in front of Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano on August 29th at 8:30 a.m. for his post-conviction Relief Act hearing.

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NJ.com

Nazareth man and woman face assault, other charges in beating of pair after bar closes, police say

Two Nazareth residents are in Northampton County Prison this morning after assaulting two people early Sunday morning at the American Hotel in the borough, according to court papers and a prison employee.

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NJ.com

Bethlehem environmental center closing following grand jury investigation

The environmental center housed at Bethlehem's Illick's Mill will be closing three months after a grand jury investigation into its operations were launched.

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Related Topix: Bethlehem, PA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

NJ.com

New Nitschmann Middle School will need public hearing, engineer says

The district engineer informed the Bethlehem Area School Board Monday night that it needs to schedule a public hearing before plans can move forward to build a new middle school.

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NJ.com

Monroe County man, wanted in Plainfield Township, was allegedly selling 50 Oxycodone pills a day

A 30-year-old Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, man was arrested on drug distribution charges following a several-month long investigation by the Monroe and Northampton County drug task force s and Stroud Regional police.

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Related Topix: Stroudsburg, PA

Pocono Record

Stroudsburg man charged for allegedly selling oxycodone

An undercover drug investigation led to a man being found in illegal possession of 101 30 mg oxycodone pills in Stroudsburg recently, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Stroudsburg, PA

WFMZ

Police issue arrest warrant for alleged Wilson shooter

Police in Northampton County have issued an arrest warrant for the man they say is responsible for shooting two men Sunday.

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Related Topix: Wilson, PA, Easton, PA

WFMZ

Counterfeit bills in Bangor

Police in Bangor say the counterfeit cash has been used several times recently... including twice this past week.

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Related Topix: Bangor, PA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

NJ.com

Shots fired in Wilson Borough, man wounded, dispatch says

A man was shot in the abdomen in Wilson Borough and the person who fired has fled the scene, according to emergency radio reports and Northampton County emergency dispatch.

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WFMZ

Women brawl at Northampton County Walmart; charges filed

A woman is facing charges after allegedly starting a brawl with another woman at a Walmart in Northampton County, according to police.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA

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