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  • Retired Army chaplain to speak at Veterans History Project

    A former Army chaplain will talk about his more than two decades of service around the world at the Lehigh Valley Veterans History Project meeting Thursday in Allentown. Retired Lt. Col. Kevin Stroop, a Pottstown native, joined the National Guard in 1981...
  • Allentown unveils 911 texting service; call it next-generation technology

    The Allentown 911 Center became one of only a handful of emergency dispatch units in Pennsylvania to use text messaging when a person needs help, city officials announced Thursday. Only three other 911 centers in the state and fewer than 100 nationwide...
  • Allentown man gets prison for revenge beating

    Allentown man gets prison for revenge beating
    Describing the revenge beating that Michael Lopez set out to deliver during a birthday party as "thug law," Northampton County Judge Leonard Zito sentenced the 21-year-old Allentown man to more than five years in state prison. Lopez tearfully...
  • Lowhill man accused of fatally beating wife rejects plea deal

    A Lowhill Township man accused of beating his wife to death rejected a plea deal Thursday that called for a minimum sentence of just four years in prison, saying he wants a trial. It's a big gamble for James F. Albright, who could face decades more,...
  • Police: Man leads officers on vehicle pursuit near his south Allentown home

    A 46-year-old man led Allentown police on a pursuit Tuesday night through the south side of the city, almost dragging an officer who tried to grab him, according to court records. Officer Matthew Diehl managed to escape injury while trying to stop Donald...
  • 'Suicide fence' for 15th Street Bridge hit a speed-bump

    Q: No one has worked on the new 15th Street Bridge sidewalk since the bridge opened to traffic on Dec. 20. It took forever and a day to build the bridge, yet four months later, no one can walk across it. When will the sidewalk be completed? Soon the major...
  • Fitness clubs' former employees and members still in the dark

    More than a week after Lehigh Valley Racquet and Fitness Clubs' sudden closure, former employees and members are still seeking resolution. Employees are owed paychecks, and members are wondering if they'll be reimbursed membership dues. "I'm concerned...
  • Fishing action should get better with the weather

    With the trout bite on and the weather starting to cooperate (other than snow on Tax Day), the action should become more consistent and predictable for anglers on area waterways. The cold ocean water has kept the shore action from delivering keepers....
  • Pop-up exhibit at Allentown Art Museum bridges gap between museum and arts community

    What is a "pop-up?" It's a new term in art circles that means a quick-hit exhibition of only a few days — sometimes only a few hours — where artists can get their work seen but reduce overhead by basically popping in and out of otherwise...
  • Allentown should sell Municipal Golf Course

    The city of Allentown lost money by picking the wrong vendor to provide restaurant services at the Municipal Golf Course. The taxpayers are again left to pay the bill. The Allentown School District plans to raise our taxes. The city needs to sell the...
  • Highly trained nurses help make anesthesia safe

    In his Your View, Richard P. O'Flynn, president of the Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, says passage of House Bill 1603 is necessary for patients to experience the greatest safety while undergoing anesthesia. The fact is that anesthesia care...