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Early morning gunfire rings out in Easton's West Ward

Reports of shots fired early Saturday morning in Easton's West Ward has sparked an investigation by city police. Officers at 2:43 a.m. were called out to the first block of South Seventh Street, where they found evidence of gunfire, Easton police Inspector Daniel Reagan says in a news release. "Bu

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2017-09-23 13:22:18

Easton McDonald's heads to the future as work begins

The McDonald's restaurant at the southern entrance to Easton's Downtown is getting a modern reworking and will be closed for about three weeks, the owner explained Thursday morning. Walk-up and drive-through service should return by Oct. 9, soon before the updated interior is open to the public, Jim

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 17:14:27

I-78 speeder surprised at half-pound of pot in trunk, cops say

A New York City man stopped for speeding on Interstate 78 in Northampton County admitted to smoking marijuana while driving but said he didn't know about the half-pound of pot in the trunk, according to police. Kevin Hwee, 25, of Brooklyn, was jailed on charges that include felony possession and dri

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2017-09-22 17:21:24

Volunteers make memories for bereaved families

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. - Volunteers from Lehigh Valley Hospice Pocono are helping families remember their departed loved ones in a special way. They're doing it one stitch at a time ... with the help of some everyday items. DISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not thos

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2017-09-23 19:17:36

In a revenue hole, Pa. lawmakers keep digging | Turkeys and Trophies

Pennsylvania's budget crisis, 12 weeks and counting, is having real-life consequences. A week ago Gov. Tom Wolf announced that, absent a spending bill to fill a $2.2 billion deficit, the state will hold off on paying $1.7 billion to school districts and Medicaid insurers. On Wednesday, Standard and

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2017-09-23 11:00:08

Lopatcong Elementary School free of lead for new school year

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. - Lopatcong Township Elementary School's water sources are now testing negative for lead. Back in May, Superintendent Rainie Roncoroni informed parents that some water sources in the building tested positive for lead and the school was taking appropriate measures. On Sept. 20, Ro

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2017-09-23 00:42:41

Do some good while you shop at Allentown's new pop-up shop

The first tenant of Three City Center's pop-up shop in Allentown is a high-end resale boutique run by the YWCA Allentown. The store opened Sept. 15 and runs until Oct. 12. All sales at the Perfect Fit Pop-Up Boutique support YWCA Allentown's programs, like Perfect Fit for Working Women, which provid

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2017-09-23 13:00:05

A hot sun joined the crowd for this year's Celtic Classic in Bethlehem

Though the Celtic Classic in Historic Bethlehem has remained true to its roots with traditional music, food and games for 30 years, the crowd has been known to veer from the authentic to the contemporary and even the downright tacky. Walking amid the tweed caps and embroidered silks Saturday were t

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-23 23:35:00

Slate Belt Rising launches public resource website

People in Slate Belt boroughs who would like information on how to improve their homes or businesses now have an online resource available to them. Slate Belt Rising, a local economic development program, recently launched a website that includes information on a variety of programs and resources. T

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2017-09-23 12:14:05

North Korea official to UN: Trump on a suicide mission

(CNN) - The ongoing war of words between the United States and North Korea saw several new fiery salvos Saturday, a day in which mysterious seismic activity in North Korea refueled concerns over the rogue nation's nuclear ambitions. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, speaking before the Unite

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2017-09-23 20:41:02

Deanery raises $53K for seminary

SUBMITTED PHOTO Donation to deanery The Very Rev. Archpriest Michael Hutsko, fourth from left, dean of the South Anthracite Deanery and pastor of SS Peter and Paul Church, Mount Carmel, and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Centralia, presents a check for $53,000 to Metropolitan Stefan S

NEWSITEM.COM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

McCain's choice: Ailing senator plays spoiler again for GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) - John McCain faced a choice that balanced friendship, party loyalty and his convictions. He made the decision some of his closest advisers expected. Looking at the twilight of his career and a grim cancer diagnosis, the Republican senator from Arizona who prides himself on an indepe

BRADFORD ERA - 2017-09-23 16:37:26

Letter: Health care coverage is at risk once again

Editor: Hurricanes have blown in during the month of September. The entire country followed the unbelievable destruction and misery that millions of our citizenry faced. Fortunately, Washington quickly responded. Even more amazing was the army of citizens that responded to the crying need for help.

READING EAGLE - 2017-09-23 07:01:00

Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached. States that told The Associated Press they had been targeted include Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia, Washington and

MILTON DAILY STANDARD - 2017-09-23 00:06:00

First lady does some gardening in White House kitchen garden

WASHINGTON (AP) First lady Melania Trump, gardener. The former model and Manhattanite traded her stilettos for sneakers Friday to plant, harvest and wash vegetables in the White House kitchen garden with help from local children. "I'm a big believer in healthy eating because it reflects on your mind

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-22 23:59:59

Retail Watch: Baristi gives Allentown a shot of Colombian coffee

Maybe you like your coffee black and piping hot. Perhaps you prefer it cold-brewed with cream and sugar. Whatever the case may be, you're likely taking your coffee the same way as everyone else, and that's seriously. For those in search of a first-rate cup of joe, Allentown's new Baristi Coffee & Te

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-23 13:00:00

History's Headlines: The future of flight

Remember when flying was not just fun but romantic? Magazine advertisements from the 1960s featured first class passengers standing around a piano bar at the top of a circular staircase on a 747. Jackie O and Liz Taylor were the queens of an international social whirl that called itself the "jet set

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2017-09-23 10:00:11

Some (parents) wait 15 hours in line for tickets to see One Direction's Niall Horan at Allentown Fair

You just knew that when tickets went on sale Friday morning for the Sept. 2 Allentown Fair concert by One Direction singer and guitar player Niall Horan, there would be a line to buy them. But it wasn't the teens and 'tweens you would have expected. School was in session on Friday morning, so the li

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-23 13:19:00

High school football picks and polls

Team, Record, Points, Last 1., Parkland (2), 4-0, 10, 1 2., Whitehall, 4-0, 8, 2 3., Bethlehem Catholic, 4-0, 6, 3 4., Freedom, 3-1, 3, NR 5., Emmaus, 2-2, 2, 5 Dropped: Easton (3-1, No. 4). Watch list: Southern Lehigh (3-1), Stroudsburg (3-1). SMALL SCHOOL TOP 3 The top 3A, 2A and A teams in The Mo

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-22 01:59:10

This week's Business Calendar (Sept. 26-Oct. 14)

UPPER BUCKS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will hold Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week Breakfast, 7:45 a.m. Spinnerstown Hotel, 2195 Spinnerstown Road, Quakertown. $15 per person. Register: http://web.ubcc.org/events/PFEW-Breakfast-92617-673/details WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27 SCHUYLKILL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will hold

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-22 05:00:00