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Allentown officer twice hit by dirt bike rider

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - An Allentown police officer was injured before Wednesday night's hockey game at the PPL Center after being twice hit by someone on a dirt bike. Police arrested Luis Cruz and Roberto Sanchez following a brief chase through the city. A group of four or five people were riding dirt bik

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2017-09-21 14:00:30

Allentown baby, 1 month old, dies: autopsy is set

The Lehigh County coroner's office is investigating the Thursday morning death of a 1-month-old Allentown baby boy. The baby, Dailen S. Rojas, was pronounced dead 2:56 a.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. An autopsy is set for Friday to help determine how he died. Allentown police also are in

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-22 02:30:00

Walmart ditches plans for Bethlehem supercenter

Plans for the first brick and mortar Walmart store in Bethlehem's city limits ground to an abrupt halt Thursday with the retail giant withdrawing their proposal for the site - the second time in as many weeks they've ditched plans for a Lehigh Valley store. A 158,000-square-foot facility pitched for

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-21 20:10:00

$1 million jackpot split among two tickets, one sold in Allentown

A winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket was sold in Allentown on Thursday - one of two winning tickets splitting the $1 million prize. Both tickets - the other sold in Lackawanna County - matched all five balls drawn to earn $500,000, less applicable tax withholding. The selling location in All

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-21 13:55:00

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

Here's why you should reject door-to-door sales

Door-to-door sales aren't common anymore, and that's a good thing. They sometimes can get you in trouble, because you're put in the position of deciding whether to buy something from someone you know nothing about. An Upper Nazareth Township man's recent experience is the perfect example. A young ma

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-22 10:00:00

Eastern Pennsylvania pigment plant closing, idling 80

WILSON, Pa. (AP) - An eastern Pennsylvania pigment manufacturer will close, idling 80 workers. The (Easton) Express-Times (http://bit.ly/2flqLAE ) says the Venator Materials plant in Wilson will close by the end of the year. A news release says Venator will also close a plant in St. Louis. The compa

BRADFORD ERA - 2017-09-21 21:05:06

Plans revealed for old Dempsey's Diner

The board overseeing Bethlehem's special tax incentive zone has backed adding the Wilbur Mansion and old Dempsey's American Kitchen to the CRIZ. Earlier this month, Mayor Bob Donchez announced he supported including the projects at two high profile intersections in Bethlehem's City Revitalization an

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 21:22:52

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

Cedar Crest College celebrates International Day of Peace

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Thursday was International Day of Peace. Students at Cedar Crest College in Allentown celebrated the occasion by leaving messages of unity around campus. They wrote notes about peace in chalk along a winding trail. The day was founded in 1989 by the United Nations. Thursday's theme

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2017-09-22 00:05:53

Salesman loses court claim he was fired for questioning surgeon's practices

A federal jury rejected a former medical device salesman's claim his employer illegally fired him for raising questions about a prominent Lehigh Valley orthopedic surgeon's practices. In its decision Thursday, the jury, sitting in Easton, instead awarded $125,000 in damages to the salesman's former

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-21 21:05:00

NAEMI: Visionaries of the Light exhibition

The term "outsider art" was coined by the English critic Roger Cardinal in 1972, taking as a starting point the original concept of "Art Brut" by French artist Jean Dubuffet. Today many terminologies exist-"visionary", "self-taught", "art of the mentally ill"-but ultimately it is the term "outsiders

PATCH - 2017-09-22 15:50:02

See Moravian College's $23M new health and sciences building (PHOTOS)

Moravian College celebrated the completion of its new $23 million health sciences building on Bethlehem's Main Street Thursday afternoon. The 55,000-square-feet Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences serves as the new gateway to the east campus. The building's design blends the colleg

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2017-09-22 11:45:00

These brothers wanted to fight pollution. So they paddled down the world's most polluted river in a kayak made of plastic bottles.

What's it like to paddle down the most polluted river in the world in a kayak made of plastic bottles? "I would put my paddle in the river, pick it up and it would just be covered with plastic bags," said Lehigh University junior Sam Bencheghib, 20, in the viral video he and his brother made of thei

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-22 15:34:00

Officials: Cause of massive fire at old mill undetermined

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (AP) Officials say that they haven't determined a cause for a massive fire last year that engulfed a former steel mill in upstate New York. The ruling on the Lackawanna fire followed months of investigation by the Buffalo Fire Department. Officials ruled the cause of the fire at the

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-22 15:00:00

No matter where he coaches, Chuck Sonon wears his heart on his sleeve

Chuck Sonon stood, hands in pockets, on the perimeter of Southern Lehigh's postgame huddle last Friday night at Palisades. He listened intently as head coach John Toman expressed his displeasure with facets of the Spartans' performance in a 35-17 loss to the Pirates, Southern Lehigh's first loss of

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-22 01:00:00

Judge: Allentown mayor to be tried locally for corruption

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - 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 b

BRADFORD ERA - 2017-09-22 14:23:58

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

Developer continues to press case for East Allen zoning change

A witness for the developer that hopes to rezone 153 acres on the west side of Weaversville Road testified Thursday that the plan is consistent with recommendations by regional and local planning commissions. About 100 people attended Thursday's hearing at Northampton Area High School. The hearing b

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2017-09-22 10:07:57

MBIT Adult Education Evening School Registration Now OPEN for Cooking and Small Engine course

Registration is now open for all adult evening school courses at MBIT. We offer technical courses such as the small engine repair course, where adults can learn to diagnose and repair 2 and 4 cycle equipment such as engines for lawnmowers, leaf blowers, trimmers and chain saws. If you are interested

PATCH - 2017-09-22 14:37:06