| Nov 30, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Longtime U.S. Magistrate Judge Arnold C. Rapoport, who from a bench in Allentown presided over numerous high-profile cases for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, has died.
Rapoport, 83, an Allentown native, died Saturday at Kirkland Village,...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Have you ever imagined an iron kettle when it’s squeezed? In the case of the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign, the pressure is not so much on the exterior of the container but on what goes inside.
“Donations have been down...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:39 PM
Opinions about coaching in Thanksgiving Day games vary about as much as Thanksgiving weather forecasts.
Some years you get snow; other years you want to break out the suntan lotion.
Some coaches look forward to it and some detest it and want it ended....
| Nov 21, 2014
| 2:37 PM
If you're a black or Latino living in the Lehigh Valley, you probably make less money, probably don't own a home, are less likely to go to college and banks are less likely to give you credit, compared to your white neighbors.
Those findings in a study...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:12 PM
It pays to be on the payroll of Pennsylvania state government.
An automatic 1.6 percent cost-of-living increase will boost salaries of lawmakers, judges, the governor and his cabinet. That means the base salary in one of the nation's largest state...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Muhlenberg coach Mike Donnelly has family from western New York.
They recently shared photos showing how several feet of snow from a storm earlier this week completely blocked the view from a sliding glass door.
Come Saturday, Donnelly and Co. are...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:34 PM
For three months, embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane and her staff have said sexually explicit emails shared among state employees did not involve images or videos depicting child pornography.
But on national television Tuesday night, Kane told a...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Two of Bucks County's oldest community banks are joining forces.
Privately held First Federal of Bucks County, based in Bristol, and First Savings Bank of Perkasie announced Wednesday that they plan to combine to create a new and as-yet-unnamed bank with...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 8:57 PM
On the same day the Muhlenberg men's soccer team advanced to the "Sweet 16" of the NCAA Division III Tournament, one Mule team and one Mule individual found out that they too would get to compete in the national championships.
The Muhlenberg football...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:27 AM
From the Fabulous '40s through the Swinging '60s to now, Pop Art's style has endured.
Earlier this year, the Allentown Art Museum explored the beginning of Pop Art's story in "British Pop Art Prints," which revealed how American Pop Art grew from a...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 7:31 PM
The Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment — three months of potentially immense personal and political consequence — starts Saturday.
For millions of Americans, Nov. 15 is the time to go online to switch insurance plans or sign up for...