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  1. Ex-mayoral consultant sentenced to 18 months on fraud countsRead the original story

    May 2, 2018 | Washington Times

    A former consultant to a Pennsylvania mayor convicted of trading city contracts for campaign cash has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Fifty-five-year-old James Hickey was sentenced Wednesday in federal court after pleading guilty in December to honest services wire fraud and mail fraud.

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  2. Monday's Sports in BriefRead the original story

    May 1, 2018 | Washington Times

    The Los Angeles Dodgers' difficult April got a lot worse with news that two-time All-Star shortstop and 2016 NL Rookie of the Year Corey Seager will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the operation will be performed Friday in Los Angeles to repair a right ulnar collateral ligament sprain.

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  3. Ex NFL player, GM Matt Millen has rare ailment, heart woesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Washington Times

    Former NFL player and general manager Matt Millen says he is being treated for a rare disease that has robbed his heart of most of its normal function. The 60-year-old Millen told the Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania that he has been diagnosed with amyloidosis, a life-threatening illness that may force him to seek a heart transplant.

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  4. Ex-council president picked as new Allentown mayorRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2018 | Washington Times

    After a rules fight, a deadlock and a dozen rounds of voting, a former president of the Allentown City Council has been chosen as the interim mayor of the city to replace a former mayor convicted of trading city contracts for campaign cash. Council members Thursday night chose former president Ray O'Connell, who will serve through the end of 2019, after which the next elected mayor will be sworn in.

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  5. Convicted mayor encouraging supporters to write judgeRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2018 | Washington Times

    A Pennsylvania mayor convicted on dozens of corruption charges has launched a letter-writing campaign to try to persuade the judge to impose a lenient sentence. The Morning Call reports that it has reviewed a text message in which Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski thanks supporters and adds "What we truly need right now is for people to write a letter to the judge on my behalf."

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  6. Jury urged to convict Pennsylvania mayor of selling officeRead the original story

    Feb 27, 2018 | Washington Times

    A federal prosecutor is urging a jury to convict the mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city of selling his office to campaign donors. Prosecutors allege that Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski rigged a series of contracts to go to law firms and businesses that supported his campaigns for governor and U.S. Senate.

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  7. Malware infection poised to cost $1 million to Allentown, Pa.: MayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2018 | Washington Times

    The city of Allentown , Pennsylvania, is expected to spend $1 million reeling from a recent malware infection that has caused the city to stop operating certain computer systems, its mayor said Tuesday. Mayor Ed Pawlowski told city council members that a malware strain known as Emotet infected government computers last week and subsequently began self-replicating and stealing log-in credentials, including employees' passwords, local media reported following Tuesday night's council meeting. 16 comments

  8. Allentown mayor takes stand, denies campaign cash shakedownRead the original story

    Feb 21, 2018 | Washington Times

    The mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city is defending himself against accusations that he sold his office to campaign donors. Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski took the witness stand Wednesday in his federal corruption trial.

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  9. Character witnesses testify for embattled Allentown mayorRead the original story

    Feb 20, 2018 | Washington Times

    Religious, community and business leaders in Pennsylvania's third-largest city are taking the witness stand in defense of the embattled mayor in his federal corruption trial. Two pastors, a teacher and a business owner are among the character witnesses telling a jury Tuesday that Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is honest, trustworthy and law-abiding. 10 comments

  10. The Latest: Prosecutor plays tapes of Allentown mayorRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2018 | Washington Times

    The mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city is heard on tape complaining about a law firm that gave him a campaign contribution of only $100 after he awarded the firm millions of dollars in legal work. The federal corruption trial of Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski got underway Monday.

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  11. Allentown mayor sworn in for 4th term as trial loomsRead the original story

    Jan 2, 2018 | Washington Times

    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has been sworn in for a fourth term in office just weeks before his trial on federal corruption charges is set to start. The Democrat is accused of accepting more than $150,000 in campaign contributions in exchange for city business.

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  12. New Red Wings' organ makes statementRead the original story

    Dec 24, 2017 | Washington Times

    And no one would have been more pleased with the organ as a focal point than Mike Ilitch, the late owner of the team. After years with no organ at Joe Louis Arena, and recalling its sound in Olympia where he and his wife Marian held season tickets, Ilitch wanted to re-establish the tradition.

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  13. Millennials shaking up the Lehigh Valley's wedding industryRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2017 | Washington Times

    When Parkland High School sweethearts Ashley Scheffler and Naveen Bhasin tied the knot in September, they wanted a celebration highlighting their vastly different roots: Catholicism and Sikhism. Starting on a Wednesday, the couple began to weave their families' cultural histories with a sangeet ceremony, in which bride's hands were covered in intricate henna tattoos.

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  14. Top 25 CapsulesRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2017 | Washington Times

    Wendell Carter Jr. had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 1 Duke beat Southern 78-61 on Friday night.

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  15. No. 5 Villanova sets blocks mark in 113-77 rout of NichollsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2017 | Washington Times

    Mikal Bridges set career highs with 23 points and four blocks, and No. 5 Villanova swatted away a school-record 13 shots in a 113-77 rout of Nicholls on Tuesday night.

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  16. Indicted Allentown mayor up for re-electionRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2017 | Washington Times

    The mayor of Pennsylvania's third largest city is set to find out if his indictment on federal corruption charges will keep him from a fourth term. Democratic Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski faces Republican real estate developer Nat Hyman on Tuesday in what is expected to be a tight race.

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  17. Judge: Allentown mayor to be tried locally for corruptionRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2017 | Washington Times

    A federal judge says the mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city will be tried on corruption charges in the federal courthouse there, not in Philadelphia . Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is accused of accepting more than $150,000 in campaign contributions in exchange for city business. 3 comments

  18. Pennsylvania high school golfer has 2 holes in 1 in roundRead the original story

    Sep 21, 2017 | Washington Times

    Parkland High School golfer Ben Tetzlaff tells The Morning Call he still can't believe the feat, which came during a nine-hole practice round Monday at Iron Lakes Country Club. Parkland coach Scott Levan says he missed the first ace, but saw the second when Tetzlaff hit a 9-iron on the 140-yard sixth hole.

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  19. Man gets jail for beating mom, 72, for changing TV channelRead the original story

    Aug 24, 2017 | Washington Times

    A Pennsylvania man enraged that his 70-year-old mother changed the TV channel will spend 11 to 23 months in jail for beating and choking her. Northampton County prosecutors tell The Morning Call that 42-year-old David Cantrell was upset about missing "Cool Runnings," a comedy about a Jamaican bobsled team.

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  20. Allentown council wants fed prosecutor to wrap mayor probeRead the original story

    May 18, 2017 | Washington Times

    A Pennsylvania City Council is asking federal prosecutors and the FBI to put up or shut up when it comes to a long-running investigation of the city's mayor. Allentown council members plan to vote Wednesday on a resolution asking the feds to either indict or exonerate Mayor Ed Pawlowski .

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