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5 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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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16 hrs ago | 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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Mon Aug 18, 2014

NJ.com

Plan for 265 senior homes at Green Pond Country Club coming up tonight

Bethlehem Township commissioners tonight will consider a sketch plan for 265 senior homes at Green Pond Country Club.

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WFMZ

Seniors upset over closing of centers in Easton

Easton Mayor Sal Panto said Northampton County officials decided to close down the only county-funded senior centers within city limits, and open a facility in Forks Township.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA

NJ.com

Northampton County controller drops lawsuit over communications consultant

Northampton County Controller Stephen Barron has dropped his lawsuit against Executive John Brown over a $76,600 contract with a Bethlehem communications consultant.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett

NJ.com

Death of Northampton man, whose body is found after Lehigh River search, remains under investigation

A crew from the Northampton Fire Department on Wednesday searches the Lehigh River for Dustin M. Lewis, 30, of Northampton, who reportedly entered the water from the Ninth Street Bridge which connects the borough to Coplay.

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Related Topix: Northampton, PA, Coplay, PA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

NJ.com

Northampton County mental health court on track for end of 2014

Northampton County officials say a mental health court could be ready to go by the end of this year.

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