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 2021-02-26 01:23 

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[ Allentown ]

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick one of three in GOP to vote to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people...

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Bucks County was one of just three Republicans in the U.S. House to vote with Democrats who passed a bill Thursday that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws....

 2021-02-25 23:56 

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[ Allentown ]

Lehigh County executive commits to COVID-19 recovery in state of the county address...

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong delivered his fourth annual State of the County address, discussing its successes with dealing with the coronavirus and what must still be done....

 2021-02-25 23:47 

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[ Allentown ]

Girls basketball notebook: Northwestern Lehigh going for fourth Colonial League title while Palmerton seeking return to ‘90s glory...

Top-seeded Northwestern Lehigh will be seeking its fourth Colonial League girl's basketball championship and first in seven seasons, while third-seeded Palmerton is looking for its first Colonial title since winning its only three during a 3-peat from...

 2021-02-25 23:43 

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[ Allentown ]

Lehigh County Jail population decreased at height of pandemic, but advocate sees troubling year-end surge...

Lehigh County Jail held fewer people during the first nine months of the pandemic as county officials worked to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting the number of defendants held there, but the prison's population rebounded by the end of the year, ...

 2021-02-25 23:30 

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[ Allentown ]

Allentown health director to answer residents’ coronavirus vaccine questions Wednesday...

The public can hear an update and ask questions on COVID vaccine rollout plans at a telephone town hall with Allentown's health director....

 2021-02-25 23:09 

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[ Allentown ]

Notre Dame basketball’s Joe Galle and Freedom basketball’s Brenna Ortwein are Athlete of the Week winners...

Notre Dame basketball player Joe Galle and Freedom basketball player Brenna Ortwein are our Athlete of the Week winners for Week 16 of the 2020-21 season....

 2021-02-25 22:14 

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[ Allentown ]

Settlement lowers Pennsylvania American Water rate hike for thousands of Northampton County customers...

Pennsylvania American Water Co., which serves thousands of Northampton County customers, has won a rate-hike settlement with state utility regulators that cuts the increase by more than 50%....

 2021-02-25 22:10 

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[ Allentown ]

COVID-related nursing home deaths in Pennsylvania fuel blame from Republican lawmakers...

Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are maintaining it was a mistake for Gov. Tom Wolf's administration to order COVID patients to be readmitted to nursing homes from hospitals, although it's not clear the policy led to an outbreak or death...

 2021-02-25 21:55 

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[ Allentown ]

Allentown and Bethlehem health bureaus to work with Meals on Wheels to bring COVID vaccine to homebound seniors...

Allentown Health Bureau and the Bethlehem Health Bureau have partnered with Meal on Wheels of Greater Lehigh Valley to vaccinate hundreds of vulnerable, primarily low-income seniors and other homebound individuals already served by Meals on Wheels on a da...

 2021-02-25 21:54 

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[ Allentown ]

Philly brothers admit setting fire to failing business, only to burn down the block...

Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Imad Dawara, of Swarthmore, and 40-year-old Bahaa Dawara, of Woodlyn, had taken out $750,000 in insurance weeks before the blaze....

 2021-02-25 21:49 

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[ Allentown ]

Player of the Week: Palmerton’s Brianna Moore does it all on court...

The 5-foot-8 junior can play every position on the court from point guard to center for coach Dan Beck....

 2021-02-25 21:42 

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[ Allentown ]

Ex-nursing home administrator in western Pa. indicted on fraud charges...

Susan Gilbert, 60, of Lawrence, was indicted Wednesday on charges of conspiracy, health care fraud and obstruction of a federal audit....

 2021-02-25 21:22 

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[ Allentown ]

Colonial League boys basketball title game: Who will get the gold Friday night?...

Who will win the Colonial League boys basketball championship and how will they get it done?...

 2021-02-25 21:13 

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[ Allentown ]

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Average daily case rate at four-month low...

Case rates are near a four-month low, but still five times higher than the beginning of June. Death rate continues to decline....

 2021-02-25 20:39 

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[ Allentown ]

Woman who stabbed self in district courtroom faces charges for bringing knife into courtroom...

After hearing she would have to report to Northampton County Jail on Feb. 11, Sonsarre Barrett pulled a 7-inch kitchen knife from her shirt and thrust it twice into her abdomen, authorities say....

 2021-02-25 20:38 

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[ Allentown ]

Parents of kindergartner sue Bethlehem School District, say 6-year-old was sexually assaulted by another child on school bus...

The parents of a kindergarten student filed a federal lawsuit against the Bethlehem Area School District this week, alleging that their son was sexually assaulted by another student on a school bus....

 2021-02-25 20:18 

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[ Allentown ]

Levine questioned on missing Pa. nursing home data in federal confirmation hearing...

Former Health Secretary Rachel Levine's explanation for data discrepancies in Pennsylvania's public reports on nursing home coronavirus deaths and cases did not match previous reporting by Spotlight PA....

 2021-02-25 17:56 

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[ Allentown ]

Regional wrestling predictions plus the Condomittis’ brotherly scraps...

Regional wrestling predictions plus the Condomittis' brotherly scraps...

 2021-02-25 17:30 

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[ Allentown ]

Readers React: Stop the hate parade against Donald Trump...

Reader: How small minded and petty do you have to be as a party to continue the hate parade against Donald Trump?...

 2021-02-25 17:28 

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[ Allentown ]

Man extradited from El Salvador on child sex assault charges pleads guilty...

The 48-year-old man had been wanted on child sex assault charges since 2011 and had been brought back to the Lehigh Valley in 2019 to answer to the allegations....

 2021-02-25 17:00 

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[ Allentown ]

Mes de la Historia Negra: Un perfil de Alfredean Jones, el primer director negro de la Escuela Secundaria Easton...

Por el Mes de la Historia Negra, el Morning Call realiz un perfil de Alfredean Jones, el primer director negro de la Escuela Secundaria Easton....

 2021-02-25 16:44 

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[ Allentown ]

Score Bethlehem Steel and Musikfest merch while supporting free ArtsQuest programs at new store, Platz, in downtown Bethlehem...

Fans of Musikfest and Bethlehem Steel can now purchase merchandise relating to both Christmas City icons at a new downtown Bethlehem store....

 2021-02-25 16:32 

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[ Allentown ]

Agency permanently bans fracking near Delaware River...

A regulatory agency that's responsible for the water supply of more than 13 million people in four states, including Pennsylvania, has voted to permanently ban natural gas drilling and fracking in the watershed...

 2021-02-25 16:30 

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[ Allentown ]

Readers React: Don’t blame wind power for Texas outages...

Reader: The failure of some wind turbines during the cold weather plunge in Texas was not the primary cause of the power failures there....

 2021-02-25 15:38 

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[ Allentown ]

Talking Business with Tony Iannelli: Top 10 Lehigh Valley ‘happy spots’...

Tony Iannelli's Top 10 Lehigh Valley 'happy spots'...

 2021-02-25 15:30 

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[ Allentown ]

Readers React: Base environmental and health policies on science...

Reader: When are we going to learn that we can't ignore science in establishing environmental and health policies, and that they are both interconnected?...

 2021-02-25 14:30 

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[ Allentown ]

Readers React: Wolf’s cybercharter school plan would save taxpayers...

Reader: Gov. Wolf's plan to pay cybercharter schools tuition a flat rate per student would save a lot of local property tax dollars....

 2021-02-25 14:02 

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[ Allentown ]

‘Call 911’ message in window leads to arrest in western Pennsylvania...

State troopers said they found a "visibly distraught" woman who was bleeding after someone who saw the "Call 911" sign called state police to the Westmoreland County home....

 2021-02-25 13:30 

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[ Allentown ]

Readers React: Is Pennsylvania’s litter law being enforced?...

Reader: With all the litter I see on our roadways and parks, the state of Pennsylvania is missing out on some easy cash....

 2021-02-25 13:29 

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[ Allentown ]

Your COVID-19 vaccine questions answered: What’s the latest on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine? Why is the rollout in Pennsylvania taking so long?...

Ask us your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Pennsylvania and we'll try to answer them here....

 2021-02-25 13:05 

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[ Allentown ]

Pennsylvania GOP will meet again to discuss Toomey, vote...

A state Republican Party meeting in Pennsylvania to discuss whether to censure U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey recessed without resolution after roughly five hours because of technical difficulties in counting votes...

 2021-02-25 13:00 

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[ Allentown ]

Charlie Dent on a new center-right party: ‘There’s clearly a demand out there’...

Column: Charlie Dent says the Republican Party is "not in a good place," and discusses efforts to build a center-right group....

 2021-02-25 12:47 

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[ Allentown ]

Faith and Values: But who is my neighbor?...

Texas disasters show that we are all each others' neighbors....

 2021-02-25 12:30 

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[ Allentown ]

Lehigh wrestlers head to the great unknown: EIWA Championships...

Lehigh University wrestlers confident heading into EIWA Championships....

 2021-02-25 12:05 

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[ Allentown ]

John Toman excited to be back at Northampton and a head coach in the EPC...

John Toman coached at Northampton before in 2004 and 2005 on Teko Johnson's staff...

 2021-02-25 11:31 

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[ Allentown ]

Zoellner Arts Center event explores dance as a mechanism to talk about racism, slavery...

Virtual program at Lehigh explores history of racism through dance....

 2021-02-25 11:00 

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[ Allentown ]

Opponents of gerrymandering are recruiting a citizen army as Pennsylvania’s 2022 redistricting approaches...

Redistricting reformers are already organizing to stop any potential gerrymandering in the 2022 congressional and state legislative maps....

 2021-02-25 10:36 

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[ Allentown ]

Is it safe to put the snow shovels away? Here’s what to know about our upcoming weather pattern...

The Lehigh Valley is making the transition to spring with piles of snow turning to puddles of water, but is it safe to put the snow shovels away?...

 2021-02-25 05:01 

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[ Allentown ]

Lehigh Valley Flashback Feb. 25: In 1978, Emmaus’ Debbie Christman becomes state’s all-time leading girls basketball scorer...

A look back at Lehigh Valley sports stories over the years from Feb. 25, featuring Mitch Minotti, Glenn Noack, Debbie Christman...

 2021-02-25 03:44 

The Morning Call

[ Allentown ]

Giroux’s three assists help Flyers top Rangers...

James van Riemsdyk and Shayne Gostisbehere each scored a power-play goal and Claude Giroux had three assists in his return from a COVID-19 absence to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers...

 2021-02-25 03:39 

The Morning Call

[ Allentown ]

Wednesday’s Lehigh Valley varsity results and Thursday’s schedule...

Local results for Wednesday, Feb. 24 and local schedule for Thursday, Feb. 25....

 2021-02-25 03:32 

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[ Allentown ]

Max Willman fires Phantoms past Devils in OT...

Max Willman scored a pair of goals including the overtime winner to lift the Phantoms to a 5-4 victory over the Binghamton Devils Wednesday night....

 2021-02-25 03:23 

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[ Allentown ]

Brendan Boyle’s record-breaking night sends Notre Dame to the Colonial League title game...

Brendan Boyle made 9 of 12 shots from 3-point range and scored 25 points in 13 minutes in the second half...

 2021-02-25 03:07 

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[ Allentown ]

Pennsylvania lawmakers ask feds to waive school test mandate...

The chairs of Pennsylvania's state Senate Education Committee on Wednesday asked the Biden administration to waive this year's requirement for school standardized testing because of the pandemic....

 2021-02-25 02:06 

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[ Allentown ]

Colonial League girls basketball semifinal: How Palmerton rallied to stun defending champ Notre Dame-GP...

The Palmerton girls controlled the fourth quarter and upset defending champion Notre Dame-Green Pond in the Colonial League semifinals....

 2021-02-25 01:36 

The Morning Call

[ Allentown ]

Pennsylvania GOP meets to discuss Toomey censure...

Republican Party committee members in Pennsylvania were meeting remotely Wednesday night, possibly for hours, in what is expected to include a discussion of whether to censure U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey....

 2021-02-25 01:04 

The Morning Call

[ Allentown ]

Allentown seeks to revamp Lights in Parkway for 25th anniversary...

In preparation for the 25th year of Lights in the Parkway and on the heels of a lucrative season, Allentown officials want to give the drive-thru holiday display a makeover and ensure they can handle weekend traffic....

 2021-02-24 23:33 

The Morning Call

[ Allentown ]

Long-delayed regulations and $250 license fee set to debut for some Pennsylvania recovery houses...

More than three years after passage of a law meant to provide greater oversight for drug and alcohol recovery houses that get public money in Pennsylvania, regulations and licensing still have not been implemented....

 2021-02-24 22:30 

The Morning Call

[ Allentown ]

Here’s what has to go right for Phillies to be in 2021 playoff hunt...

The Philadelphia Phillies believe they are capable of making the 2021 MLB playoffs. The oddsmakers and numerous websites respectfully disagree, projecting the Phils to win from 79 to 83 games this season....

 2021-02-24 22:25 

The Morning Call

[ Allentown ]

The Shoppes at Hamilton — apartments, stores, offices — coming to land Allentown Diocese sold to pay for victims of clergy sexual abuse compensation...

About 53 acres across from Hamilton Crossings that were sold by the Allentown Diocese could become the Shoppes at Hamilton, a proposed retail, apartment and office building development....

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