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Bethlehem Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

BETHLEHEM, PA — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Rain starting in the evening.


Don't miss these 4 top-rated movies screening around Bethlehem

In the age of streaming entertainment, it can be hard to leave the couch. But movie theaters still offer a special experience for those willing to get out of the house. Want to see what's out there? Check out this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Bethlehem.


Here’s what could be next for the West Bethlehem armory’s drill hall

The developer turning West Bethlehem’s historic armory into an apartment complex has revealed its plans for the drill hall in a zoning application. Peron Development wants to convert the large drill hall in the National Historic landmark armory building into an artist’s studio and residence. But tha


Pennsylvania lawmaker wants statewide vote on legal marijuana

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - A Pennsylvania senator wants to give voters a say in the debate over recreational marijuana. State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny, Westmoreland) says he will introduce legislation to put a non-binding referendum on the ballot in this November's general election.


Jacob Sullivan's guilty plea hearing in Grace Packer murder starts again...and he goes back to hospital again

After more than a full day’s delay due to a medical emergency and winter storm, Jacob Sullivan’s guilty plea hearing in the rape and murder of 14-year-old Grace Packer started up again in Bucks County Court on Thursday, only to be suddenly halted once again when Sullivan’s blood pressure spiked and


Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty sings at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on July 15

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Rob Thomas, best known as the lead vocalist of Matchbox Twenty and the singer of Santana’s hit single “Smooth,” has announced the release of his highly anticipated fourth solo album, “Chip Tooth Smile” – arriving everywhere


Lost Texas dog found in Pennsylvania

Reading, Pennsylvania - They say dog is man's best friend. For one man in Texas, losing his best friend when she ran off was heart-wrenching. But 9 months later, he got the call that she'd been found all the way in our Pennsylvania!


Changes in LGBTQ+ equality are happening in Bethlehem

In 2015, Pennsylvania’s Bangor High School suspended 15 students for critiquing discriminatory language during an LGBTQ+ pride event. In 2016, Dominic J., a 13-year-old transgender student from Pennsylvania, told researchers from the Human Rights Watch that he couldn’t enter the men’s or women’s bat


Authorities: 3 people found stabbed in Pennsylvania home

FOLSOM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been stabbed at Pennsylvania home. But it's not yet clear what sparked the stabbings, which occurred around 10 a.m. Thursday in Ridley.


Lehigh Valley Academy chooses architect firm for proposed new school

Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School is moving ahead with its plans to build a multi-million dollar new school that is slated to open in 2023. Tuesday night, the charter school’s board of trustees voted to hire Alloy 5 as the architect for its new school, according to a news release. The ch


Pennsylvania boy fatally impaled by glass from shattered picture frame

PHILADELPHIA – Authorities say a 4-year-old boy was killed when a glass-framed photo fell from a wall at his family’s Philadelphia home, spraying the room with chards that struck him in the abdomen.


Pennsylvania prison guard sentenced for sexual abuse of inmate

SCRANTON, Pa. (WHTM) - One of seven prison guards charged with sexually abusing female inmates at a jail in Scranton has pleaded no contest to a count of official oppression. Jeffrey Staff was sentenced after the plea Thursday to nine months of probation. As part of the sentence, Staff is barred fro


Homicide occurs near Goodman Campus

A Bethlehem man was charged with homicide on Feb. 4 following the death of his 70-year-old mother at her home in Lower Saucon at 1997 West Point Drive, near Lehigh’s Goodman Campus.


Allentown police officer arrested for assaulting girlfriend in Carbon Co.

MAHONING TOWNSHIP, CARBON COUNTY (WOLF) -- An Allentown police officer is facing assault charges for allegedly hitting his girlfriend in Carbon County. Mahoning Township Police responded to a physical domestic call at a home on Pleasant View Friday night.


Pennsylvania couple accused of stealing $1.2M from church to pay for Walt Disney vacations, Pittsburgh Pirates tickets

A trusted Pennsylvania church administrator and his wife stole around $1.2 million to use on a slew of personal items, including vacations, sporting events and restaurants, officials said.


Bach Choir of Bethlehem to host Family Concert: Youth Choirs Festival

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem will present its annual Family Concert this year. The Youth Choirs Festival is at 3 p.m. Sunday in Baker Hall at Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center.


Woman groped by stranger on Sands Bethlehem casino floor, cops say

A Bethlehem man is accused of grabbing a woman passing him earlier this month on the floor of the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. Troopers said the woman reported being groped a little after midnight on Feb. 4.


The Polar Vortex's Impact On Pennsylvania Stink Bugs

If one good thing comes out of the polar vortex that descended upon Pennsylvania earlier this winter, driving up heating bills and driving residents indoors, it could be this: less stink bugs.


Northampton Student Charged With Rape, Abduction of Another Student

By Linda Cicoira — The news of the rape and abduction of a Northampton High School girl on Valentine’s Day circulated across Facebook Tuesday night bringing comments of compassion, denial, contempt, and shock.


2nd driver located after pedestrian killed in Bensalem

BENSALEM, Pa. (WPVI) -- The driver of the second vehicle that struck a pedestrian on Street Road in Bensalem, Bucks County has been located. Police released surveillance images of the striking vehicle following the deadly incident that occurred around 5:20 a.m. Wednesday near Brookwood Drive.