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Panto says Easton on the right course in driver's license-immigration issue

Easton Mayor, Sal Panto Jr., Wednesday night defended the city's recent decision to support legislation that would give driver's licenses to people in the country illegally.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WFMZ

Hail hits Northampton County community

Golf ball sized hail hit a Northampton County community on Wednesday evening. It was around 6:00 p.m. when Lisa Todd said she started seeing large rain drops in her Moore Township neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Weather

NJ.com

Bethlehem sting stops 15 drivers for failing to yield to pedestrians

They were pulled over during a pedestrian sting at the intersection of North New and Fairview streets between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. today.

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WFMZ

Mosquito samples test positive for West Nile in Lehigh, Northampton counties

Four mosquito samples in the area have tested positive for West Nile, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Bethlehem, PA, Lehigh County, PA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

NJ.com

Palmer Township woman charged with embezzling more than $230,000, court records say

A Palmer Township woman stole more than $230,000 from her employer over the course of 11 years, according to court records Heather Joy Mineo, 44, took the money from First Patriot Abstract of the Lehigh Valley, a Bethlehem Township , Pennsylvania, title searching business where she served as a title agent and office manager, police said.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

WFMZ

Community rallies around Forks fire victims

A Northampton County community is rallying behind a family after they were forced out of their home Sunday night.

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The Morning Call

A spiritual journey: Whitehall man, 79, completes 500-mile pilgrimage

At 78, Steven Mavin traveled nearly 500 miles across Spain as part of the El Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage walk.

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Related Topix: Europe, Spain, World News, The Way

NJ.com

Guilty plea arranged for getaway driver in fatal Wilson Borough robbery, court officials say

Wilson police escort David Alan Bechtold of Wilson into District Judge Richard Yetter's office in June 2012 for his preliminary hearing.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

WFMZ

69 News Week In Review

It's time now to take a look back at the stories making headlines this week in the 69 News Week In Review.

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Related Topix: Lehigh County, PA, Coopersburg, PA

WVEC-TV Norfolk

17 year-old girl from Franklin to be tried as adult for sexual assault

NORTHAMPTON Co., VA -- A circuit judge has ruled that there will be one trial for a 17-year-old girl from western Hampton Roads who is charged with sexually assaulting two younger girls on a school bus while in Northampton County.

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WFMZ

Crews work to rescue baby ducks trapped in drainage grate in Northampton County

Crews are working to rescue several baby ducks that became trapped below a drainage grate in Hanover Township, Northampton County.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

NJ.com

MS Recycling violating state law with Freemansburg operation, DEP says

Piles of wood debris rise above trucks and other equipment on a portion of a property in Freemansburg where MS Recycling set up operations after being forced to close down in Glendon.

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Related Topix: Freemansburg, PA, Glendon, PA

Fri Jul 04, 2014

NJ.com

Palmer Township police in standoff with man believed to be armed, according to emergency broadcasts

A Forks Township police officer trains his rifle towards a cornfield on Van Buren Road tonight in Palmer Township.

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NJ.com

Declaration of Independence read to small crowd in Bethlehem

A crowd watches this morning as the Declaration of Independence is read in Bethlehem's Payrow Plaza.

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NJ.com

Free audio tours at the Sigal Museum in Easton

Visitors can get more information than ever about permanent exhibits at the museum.

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NJ.com

Hanover Township mom of dyslexic kids helps get law passed

Daphne Uliana and two of her three children Samuel, 16, and Lauren, 10, pose for a photo Thursday at their home in Hanover Township, Northampton County.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids

Pocono Record

Pen Argyl tutor who sexually assaulted exchange student gets reduced sentence

A Pen Argyl man who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old student at his family's Korean exchange program saw his sentence reduced Wednesday to 31/2 to seven years after his previous jail term was thrown out at appeal.

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Related Topix: Pen Argyl, PA, Prison, State Prisons

Thu Jul 03, 2014

NJ.com

Bethlehem kidnapping charge dismissed against sex offender

Miguel Rodriguez Jr., 26, of the 900 block of North New Street in Bethlehem, still faces charges of interference with child custody and possession of a small amount of marijuana.

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NJ.com

When a bear departs on its own, 'It's safer for the bear...

A particularly curious bear scaled Easton 's College Hill this morning, ambling across porches and yards before retreating into the woods.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA

Pocono Record

Poconos region under severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for much of eastern Pennsylvania, including Monroe County, according to the National Weather Service.

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Related Topix: Weather, Monroe County, PA, Hurricane, Hurricane Arthur

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