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Allentown School District adopted a credit card policy after investigating an employee’s usage

Internal investigations into the Allentown School Board secretary’s use of her district credit card found no misuse, but did prompt the school board to adopt a policy regarding district-issued charge cards.


Cheers to spring at booze-filled events in Allentown and Easton this weekend

Celebrate the warm weather with drinks and friends at booze-filled events in Allentown and Easton on Saturday. Downtown Allentown’s third annual Sip into Spring Cocktail Trail, presented by the Hamilton District Main Street Program, will feature cocktail samples at 16 Center City Allentown businesse


Deadly plant virus wipes out Allentown's beloved public rose garden

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (WPVI) -- The City of Allentown Parks Department is contending with a deadly plant virus infesting the Allentown Rose Garden along Cedar Creek Parkway. The department has been forced to remove hundreds and hundreds of the park's rose plants due to the disease called rose rosette.


Wildwood mayor: I won’t stop playing Kate Smith on the boardwalk

A New Jersey Shore town is sticking by the late singer Kate Smith, even as the Flyers and the New York Yankees have distanced themselves from her over questions about racist lyrics from more than 80 years ago.


Armed Burglar Shoots Father, Son Inside Philly Home

A father and his 12-year-old son are recovering after they were both shot by an armed burglar inside their Philadelphia home Monday night. The 33-year-old man and his son returned to their home on the 5200 block of Marlowe Street around 10 p.m. when they spotted a burglar inside, police said. The su


Lower Nazareth planning commission recommends approval for subdivision

Continued development of the Trio Fields subdivision in Lower Nazareth Township will include a reduction in units by the developer in order to provide additional parking. The planning commission advanced Kay Builders’ plan Monday for 75 townhomes and 51 single-family homes in the next phase of devel


In Allentown, a homeless man is saved by his culinary roots

Mike Macharsky had to make a shopping list for the annual Good Friday breakfast at the Allentown YMCA. But when he huddled with Mike Smith, the Y’s new cook, he confessed he probably wasn’t the best one to do it.


LI Man Drove To Pennsylvania For Sex With 13-Year-Old: Police

HILLTOWN TOWNSHIP, PA — A Long Island man has been arrested after police said he made several trips to Bucks County, Pennsylvania to meet a 13-year-old for sex. Matthew Veltri, 26, of Massapequa Park, faces numerous charges. Veltri met the victim over a social media app, according to authorities. He


A.C. cop cleared in fatal shooting of armed man

An Atlantic City police officer has been cleared in the fatal shooting of a man who stabbed the officer last June during an encounter captured on police body cameras, prosecutors said Monday.


Atlantic County Prosecutor: Police shooting after knife attack justified

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Prosecutors say a New Jersey police officer was legally justified in shooting and killing a man after what authorities called an unprovoked stabbing at an accident scene last year.


Man exposes self to female on Downtown Easton street, police say. Do you recognize description of man?

A man exposed himself to a female on Easter Sunday on a Downtown Easton street and authorities are seeking the public’s help to identify the man, city police report. The incident happened about 1:55 p.m. in the 100 block of North Second Street, police said. The man ran off onto North Green Street, p


In Fountain Hill Standoff, Police Feared Man Would Find Weapon: Report

A standoff with a man who had reportedly barricaded himself inside a Cherokee Street home in Fountain Hill borough Saturday night ended with the man safely in custody, but authorities feared the man would find an AR-15 rifle in the house as they tried to get him to come out, a report published Monda


Woman rescued in early morning Allentown fire

A woman was rescued Sunday morning when a swift-moving blaze occupied the second floor of an Allentown row home. The fire began at about 6:15 a.m. at 441 N. 23rd St. in the second floor kitchen area, said Allentown Fire Captain John Christopher. He said the cause of the blaze was unattended cooking.


More crashes, more DUI arrests this year compared to last year’s Easter weekend, according to Pennsylvania state police

The number of crashes and the number of DUI arrests were both up this year in the area compared to last year’s Easter weekend, according to Pennsylvania state police. State police at Troop M in Bethlehem stepped up enforcement for aggressive drivers and those who appeared to be under the influence f


Cooking fire in Allentown injures mother and son

A woman and her young son were taken to the hospital after suffering smoke inhalation during a cooking fire in their Allentown apartment Sunday afternoon. In addition to smoke inhalation, the woman suffered some burns, Allentown Fire Marshal Mike Zellin said. Her condition and that of her son were n


What’s the story behind those Kate Smith songs with racist lyrics?

Until last week, Kate Smith was an unlikely, miraculously enduring sports and music institution. Decades after the peak of popularity for “The Songbird of the South” had passed, her version of “God Bless America” lived on.


Come on down to ‘The Price Is Right Live!’ at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sept. 27

You could win cash and prizes at the interactive stage production of the longest-running game show in television history when “The Price Is Right Live!” returns to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m.


Pottsville Listed as Safest Pennsylvania City for Drivers

POTTSVILLE, Pa. -- According to an online study, some cities in our area were chosen as some of the safest to drive in across the state. Pottsville came in at the top of that list.


Crews keep Allentown row-home fire from spreading

Allentown firefighters Sunday afternoon were able to keep a row-home fire from damaging adjoining homes. The fire on Easter Sunday broke out around 1 p.m. in the 200 block of 12th St. at a home in the center of several adjoining row homes. A witness at the scene reported heavy smoke billowing out a


Pennsburg man one of three killed in York County crash

ABBOTSTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsburg man was one of three people killed in a two-vehicle crash in York County over the weekend. The York County Coroner says the victims are 72-year-old William Humlhanz Jr. of Pennsburg, 26-year-old Josue Granados of Annapolis, Md., and 18-year-old Mayra Corcuera Torres of