| 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 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 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...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:44 PM
On July 17, Eric Garner, a black man, choked out his last phrase, "I can't breathe," 11 times until the chokehold of a white New York City police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, silenced him.
On Nov. 21, Pantaleo testified in front of the grand jury, saying...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 8:39 AM
WATCH THIS: Taxi-competitor Uber plans to borrow $1 billion. Muhlenberg College has named a new president with a connection to Harvard. Pennsylvania health insurance shoppers may find savings under Obamacare with increased competition. Sears, which also...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:39 PM
The unknown is a terrifying thing. Most of us like to have a plan, a specific set of steps to follow as we navigate through life. We run from the unexpected. We detest the unpredictable.
Not Sarah Carlson. Carlson, founder of Allentown's DanceLink, will...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:51 PM
A debate between Matt Cartwright and David Moylan over the 17th District congressional seat airs on PBS39 twice this weekend.
The hourlong forum airs at 5 a.m. Saturday and at 11 a.m. Sunday. It was shown live Tuesday from PBS39 studios in Bethlehem....
| Oct 25, 2014
| 7:05 PM
More than two decades of activism over Pennsylvania's barbaric tradition of pigeon shoots did not end with a victory dance last Monday.
It ended with House Bill 1750, which last week won 36-12 approval in the state Senate, safely buried in the House...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 3:02 AM
Despair over the character and behavior of each generation of students is well attested throughout history, beginning about 4,000 years ago. An Egyptian scribe lambasted his generation's schoolboys: "… thou forsakest writing! Thou givest thyself...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:43 PM
In the 17th congressional district, which slices through historically Democratic areas that include parts of the Lehigh Valley, Democratic Congressman Matt Cartwright is facing a challenge from a conservative-leaning doctor operating on a shoestring...