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3 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

NJ.com

Allentown man accused of selling 23 bags of heroin to informant in...

An Allentown man allegedly sold 23 bags of heroin to a confidential informant Aug. 11 in Hanover Township, Northampton County , according to police.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Pocono Record

Man with machete arrested in Easton confrontation, police say

A Williams Township man with a machete was arrested Wednesday morning in the city's downtown after a confrontation over a theft, police said.

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NJ.com

Hanover Township man with 0.30 BAC crashes into Bethlehem man who has suspended license, police say

A 66-year-old Bethlehem man driving with a suspended license made a U-turn about 8:25 p.m. Saturday in the 2800 block of Jacksonville Road in Hanover Township, Northampton County , and was struck by a vehicle driven by a 26-year-old township man who had a blood alcohol content of 0.30, police report.

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Related Topix: Bethlehem, PA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

NJ.com

Northampton County district attorney investigates three deaths tied...

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

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

NJ.com

Northampton County prison contractor defends substance abuse treatment

A Community Education Centers graduation ceremony is shown at Northampton County Prison in Easton.

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Related Topix: Prison

NJ.com

Andy Diaz, of Bethlehem, plans to plead guilty to shooting man in March

The 20-year-old accused of attempted murder in a March shooting in Bethlehem hopes to enter a guilty plea in exchange for a state prison sentence with a maximum term of five years, according to his attorneys.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison

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

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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