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3 hrs ago |

Northampton County executive seeking cost-cutting ideas for Gracedale

During the Northampton County executive's second town hall meeting, he stressed the need to be more cost conscious, especially at Gracedale , the county nursing facility.


5 hrs ago | WFMZ

Residents rally to save Green Pond farm from development

"Save Green Pond" is the rallying cry from people who live in one part of Northampton County, now that a developer wants to build hundreds of homes near a popular marsh area.


Related Topix: Allentown, PA

9 hrs ago | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Chemical exposure reported at Pa. recycling plant

Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say five people were taken to the hospital after exposure to some kind of chemical at a recycling plant.


Related Topix: Northampton, PA

13 hrs ago | WFMZ

Owner locates stolen iPad, homeless man arrested

After an iPad was stolen from a vehicle in Northampton County, the owner helped police locate the item using a GPS feature.


Related Topix: Bath, PA, Northampton, PA

15 hrs ago | WFMZ

Horse show benefits animal shelter Peaceable Kingdom

Folks turned out on a beautiful Sunday for a horse show at Willowbrook Farm in Northampton County to benefit Peaceable Kingdom animal shelter.


17 hrs ago |

Easton man uses razor blade to slash 27-year-old in the Downtown, police say

A 25-year-old Easton man is in jail this morning after slashing a 27-year-old with a razor blade on Sunday night in the 400 block of Northampton Street, city police report this morning.


Sat Jul 26, 2014

Some seniors harbor doubts about Easton Area Senior Center move to Forks Township

South Side Easton resident Kay Hank, seen here in 2013, is worried about getting to a relocated senior center.


Meals on Wheels gets grants to help serve fresh fruits, vegetables

Two years ago, Meals on Wheels of Northampton County made it a priority to start buying fresh, local produce whenever possible.


Times News

Bucket truck crashes into tree

A tree trimmer was seriously injured Friday morning when his truck rolled away while he was in the bucket trimming a tree.


York Dispatch

Think Loud

The CEO of a York-based company that received a $5 million grant from the state earlier this month was convicted in 2010 of a third-degree felony theft related to business transactions in Northampton County.


Related Topix: York, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Morning Call

Lehigh Valley's Big Monster Entertainment is producing new TV show 'Saving Heroes'

An ordinary looking building on Commerce Way in Hanover Township, Northampton County, boasts a little but growing piece of Hollywood.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Easton, PA

Firefighters respond to Downtown Easton building

Emergency workers were called to 65 N. Fourth St., according to a Northampton County emergency dispatcher.


Related Topix: Fire

PA Office of Attorney General Press R...

Five suspected child predators arrested on unrelated charges

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of five Pennsylvania men on unrelated charges as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Susquehanna, PA, York, PA, York County, PA

Lehigh County-based Chaar to open new pet supply store in Northampton County

Renovations are underway at the former Blockbuster Video in the Saucon Valley Square shopping center off Route 378, ElChaar said.


Related Topix: Lehigh County, PA

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Armed robber fires gun, gets away with cash from mini mart

Police are looking for a robber who used a handgun during a mini mart robbery in Northampton County late Thursday.


Related Topix: Bethlehem, PA

Allentown man lies about military records during drunken driving sentencing, court papers say

There was only one problem with the extensive list of foreign countries rattled off by an Allentown man who claimed to have served in the U.S. Army for the last five years -- none of it was true, according to district court documents.


Related Topix: US Army, US Military

Judge rules Bethlehem widow's same-sex marriage tax appeal can continue

A Bethlehem widow's petition to have her same-sex marriage recognized by the state will be allowed to continue despite Pennsylvania's attempts to capitulate to her demands.



Nature center closes amid investigation

"Today we announce the closure of a nature center that opened against the odds," said founder Karen Dolan, while speaking at a podium in the nature center Thursday in front of a group of supporters.


Thu Jul 24, 2014

Photos, cash and cellphones seized from Easton home authorities...

Bellamy, known by the street name "Tchell-Bell," faces two counts each of attempted homicide and aggravated assault and three counts of reckless endangerment after shooting at and wounding Shane Walden, 22, and Lahteek Smith, 22, both of New York, on a porch Sunday afternoon in the 1500 block of Washington Street in Wilson Borough .


Related Topix: Drugs

Forks Township woman accused of stealing more than $500,000 from Lehigh County workplace

A former Palmer Township woman is accused of stealing more than $500,000 from the Whitehall Township business she was previously accused of setting on fire.


Related Topix: Lehigh County, PA, Credit Card Debt, Personal Finance, Whitehall, PA, Tax