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  • Move the horse crusade in Italy focuses on Leonardo da Vinci statue reborn in Lehigh Valley

    Move the horse crusade in Italy focuses on Leonardo da Vinci statue reborn in Lehigh Valley
    Eric Maurer of Blairstown, N.J., was still in his 20s when he was working on a small domed structure to be used for offices at a factory in Bath, back in the late 1970s. "This is exactly what I need," he remembers the late Charles C. Dent saying when...
  • Check out Chippy Chipmunk at Cops n Kids

     
    Join Kathy M. Miller, award-winning author/photographer as she reads from her book, "Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden" Saturday as part of Cops 'n' Kids' Reading Room Stars series at Northampton Community College Fowler Family Southside Center in...
  • Allentown chiropractor, Bethlehem nurse among professionals sanctioned by state boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (for January and February) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of...
  • Revenge porn should be a crime, lawmaker says

    Revenge porn should be a crime, lawmaker says
    While breaking up is hard to do, eventually you move on. But the heartache doesn't end for jilted lovers who find their ex has posted naked or sexually explicit photos or videos of them online as a parting shot. Their pain may only worsen as word of the...
  • Another veteran squares off with VA for benefits

    Many veterans say getting the Department of Veterans Affairs to grant them the benefits they've earned is like pulling teeth. The VA actually pulled Anthony Basti's teeth. He wants it to finish the dental work he believes should have followed. He said...
  • Constables are handcuffed by lack of information

    I've heard from plenty of people who believe they've been shafted by the court system. That's usually a matter of opinion and tough to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. Except in the case of Michael R. Gamble of Montgomery County. His vehicles nearly...
  • Rural roads pose greater safety risk

    Q: I read with interest earlier this year the report on Pennsylvania highway fatalities for 2012. There were a lot of data in addition to the 2 percent increase in total roadway fatalities versus 2011 that might suggest 2012 did not qualify as another...
  • Do motorists have to stop for white school vans?

    Q: When a white van with "school students' written on the rear is unloading students, what are the rules for passing? Is that an official school bus? — Regina Boose, Earl Township, Berks County  A: It's a good time of the year to review the...
  • Roadway shootings reveal two facets of road rage

    Many people in the East were in a tizzy several years ago because of a spate of roadway shootings in California. Road hogs who got in the way of other motorists had their vehicles shot full of holes. While I do not advocate gunplay to settle such...
  • Biker thugs would think twice in Pennsylvania

    Biker thugs would think twice in Pennsylvania
    There are two certainties Pennsylvanians should keep in mind as the sensational story of motorcycle group violence in New York City continues to unfold. Could such an episode happen here? I cannot say what was in the minds of those bikers as they...