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  1. Bethlehem Council hears Moravian College proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | WFMZ

    Changes that will allow Moravian College to construct a new Hall of Health Sciences on its campus in Bethlehem were the subject of two public hearings held by City Council Tuesday night. Schematic design renderings depicting what the 50,000-square-foot health and science building will look like were shown to council during the hearings.

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  2. Moravian Book Shop expands into AllentownRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WFMZ

    The country's oldest continuously operating book store is celebrating a new chapter in its history. Bethlehem's Moravian Book Shop held a soft opening Tuesday at its new, second location in Allentown.

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  3. 15-year-old shot in the head in FreemansburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WFMZ

    Freemansburg police said a 15-year-old boy was shot in the head Monday night in the 700 block of Ramblewood Lane. Police responded to the area just before 8:30 p.m. for a report of gunshots.

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  4. Police say dad takes son on prostitute runRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Police say a Bethlehem man delivered a prostitute to an undercover officer, while his young son sat in the backseat of the car. Jonathan J. Garrett faces prostitution and child endangerment charges for allegedly taking his 7-year-old son along to a meeting in Bethlehem Township with a man soliciting a prostitute.

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  5. Easton Area School Board approves architect for Paxinosa Elementary RenovationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The Easton Area School District Board of School Directors unanimously approved a Bethlehem-based architectural firm to design and facilitate the $16.5 million in renovations planned for Paxinosa Elementary School located on Northampton Street in the city. The board gave its approval to hire Alloy5,LLC Architects at a fixed fee of $907,000 based on the total $16.5 million construction cost of the project.

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  6. Bethlehem woman fakes her own death to avoid being killedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | WFMZ

    Police say Bartholomew Palumbo, 25, allegedly began assaulting his girlfriend around 11 p.m. Friday at a home in the 800 block of Radclyffe Street following an argument with her over a text message she had gotten from a male friend. Palumbo slapped her around, choked her, punched her in the face and threw her down the stairs into the basement, according to police.

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  7. History's Headlines: A home in the woodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The morning of Tuesday, August 11, 2015 dawned gray and wet over the Lehigh Valley, hardly weather for the outdoor band concert that Waldheim Park, a religious retreat spawned on Allentown's south side in 1904, had planned. That evening's event was to be a special one, the 100th anniversary concert by the Allentown Band, to be played in the park's wooden tabernacle.

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  8. "All aboard" in the Lehigh Valley?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | WFMZ

    Commuters in the Lehigh Valley have dreamed about passenger rail service in the region for years but will that dream ever become reality? The plan does have the backing of several local leaders and the idea is picking up steam on the internet as well. But Easton mayor Sal Panto said there is a long way to go before passengers could hear the words, 'all aboard.'

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  9. Bethlehem mayor restricts freebies in City HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | WFMZ

    In an attempt to discourage political influence on city employees, Bethlehem Mayor Robert J. Donchez announced an administrative gift policy Friday. That policy prohibits all employees of the administration, including the mayor, from accepting free tickets, gifts, invitations, money or other benefits from businesses, individuals, agencies or other organizations "under circumstances indicating the donor has an actual or implied hope or expectation" of receiving favorable treatment.

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  10. Lower Saucon Solicitor says landfill rezoning process needs restartRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The Lower Saucon Township Solicitor Wednesday said he would be "uncomfortable" with the township council currently voting on a Bethlehem landfill expansion since nearly two years have passed since the last jam-packed public hearing on the matter was held in October 2013. Asked by Councilwoman Priscilla deLeon whatever happened to council's vote on whether or not the IESI landfill would be approved for a western expansion along Apple Butter Road, Treadwell responded saying too much time has passed since several public hearings on the matter were held back in 2012 and 2013.

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  11. Bethlehem takes first step toward 911 studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | WFMZ

    On Tuesday night, City Council unanimously approved hiring MCM Consulting Group, Inc., to develop a strategic 911 plan for Bethlehem, Allentown and Lehigh and Northampton counties. That study could lead to a merger of city and county 911 centers, which is being pushed by the state to supposedly make such operations more effective and cost efficient.

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  12. Bethlehem school board approves charter school moveRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    After years of legal wrangling, a long-planned move by Lehigh Valley Dual Language Charter School in Bethlehem unanimously was approved Monday night by the school board of Bethlehem Area School District. The board voted 7-0 to approve the charter school's request to relocate from 551 Thomas St. to 603 E. Broad St. for the upcoming school year.

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  13. Bethlehem Area School District to Charters: share the burdenRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The budget impasse in Harrisburg fueled a Bethlehem Area School District decision to withhold a portion of their payments to charter schools in their district Monday night. By a 7-0 vote, directors withheld 30 percent of all payments to charter schools.

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  14. Coroner rules woman in Lehigh River was a suicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | WFMZ

    The 53-year-old Bethlehem woman whose body was found in the Lehigh River Sunday died of suicide, ruled Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim.

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  15. Authorities investigate bodies discovered this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    In Lehigh County, police are investigating the death of Patricia Rasmuson of Bethlehem. The 53-year-old's body was found Sunday afternoon in the Lehigh River near Treichler's Bridge in North Whitehall Township.

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  16. Woman charged with trying to steal wallet, fleeingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Nicole Marie Witt of Bethlehem was arraigned Friday afternoon on charges that she tried to steal another woman's wallet at a swimming pool, then tried to drive away from police with two children in the back of her car. Charges against her include fleeing police, attempting to commit theft, endangering the welfare of children, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license and public drunkenness.

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  17. History's Headlines: Dame Melba in AllentownRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    In 2013, the writers for "Downton Abbey," the popular Anglophile drama of upper class England, needed to have a role filled by an opera singer of the early 20th century. Kiri Te Kanawa, one of the best known female opera singers of today, was chosen to play the part.

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  18. Drug overdoses are on the riseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | WFMZ

    The need for a quick thrill is taking a toll in Lehigh County. Deadly drug overdoses are on pace to rise 50% this year.

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  19. Bethlehem teacher aide waives hearing in sex assault caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | WFMZ

    A Bethlehem Area School District teacher aide waived his preliminary hearing on charges he allegedly had sex with a student. Adam Bednarik stands accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl outside the Victorian Garden Apartments in Bethlehem.

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  20. Bethlehem teacher waives hearing in sex assault caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Adam Bednarik stands accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl outside the Victorian Garden Apartments in Bethlehem. Authorities charged the 30-year-old with several felony offenses, including corruption of minors and statutory sexual assault.

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