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President Joe Biden to visit Lehigh Valley manufacturer next week. Here’s why key swing area is hosting a lot of presidential visits these days.

President Joe Biden will make his first trip to the Lehigh Valley as a sitting president Wednesday when he tours a Macungie manufacturing facility, White House officials announced Friday morning. Details of the visit, including the name of the host company, have not been released. White House officials said the trip is part of Biden’s Buy American initiative. “He will emphasize the importance ...
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Northampton County, PAWFMZ-TV Online

Police seize over 3,000 grams of fentanyl in task force operation

EASTON, Pa. | Northampton County police announced the arrest of two men on Friday on drug related charges in connection with alleged fentanyl dealing. Jose Gonzalez, 30, and Robert Rodriguez, 29, are facing charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute, Use or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Persons not to Possess Firearms in Northampton County, and are to face the same charges in Lehigh County, police say.
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COVID cases are rising again in Pennsylvania. Could mask mandates come back?

With the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus spreading rapidly throughout the United States, more national health officials and leaders are weighing reinstating mask mandates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidance in May that those who are vaccinated no longer need to wear masks, while unvaccinated people should continue to mask in public. Many states, ...
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Hunterdon Prosecutor: Sussex County Ex-Con Indicted For Fatal Stabbing Of 38-Year-Old Woman

A Sussex County ex-con was indicted on murder charges in connection to the fatal stabbing of a 38-year-old woman in Hunterdon County, authorities said Friday. Newton resident Brandon E. Petersen, 31, was indicted via a Hunterdon County grand jury for first-degree murder, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth-degree unlawful taking of a means of conveyance, Prosecutor Renee M. Robeson said.
Parsippany-troy Hills,

Republicans Say NJ Dems Can’t Hide Behind Trump Anymore

PARSIPPANY – Republican council candidate Justin Musella sized up the fall election this way. “The Democrats don’t have Trump to hide behind.”. Musella’s observation, which he made at a Thursday night fundraiser, is something to heed. Much of the Dems’ recent enthusiasm and electoral success since 2017 was a backlash...
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Hunterdon County to waive costs for senior programs

Hunterdon County’s Board of Commissioners, at the July 20 meeting, approved a plan that allows senior citizens participating in both in-person and virtual senior center programs to do so at no cost for the remainder of the year, board director Susan J. Soloway announced. Soloway said, “During the time the...
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Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Northampton and Monroe targeted as hotspots as state adds 557 more cases and one death

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 557 additional coronavirus cases on Friday, the fourth consecutive day of more than 500 cases. The seven-day moving average of newly reported cases was 458, up 61% from a week ago, and up 134% over the past 30 days. To date, there have been 1.22 million infections statewide. The pandemic’s fourth wave is overspreading the majority of ...
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Sun forecast for Bath — 3 ways to hit it head-on

(BATH, PA) The forecast is calling for sun today in Bath. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: Especially in the era of COVID-19 restrictions, a novel way to safely engage in the beloved pastime of a shared meal can be hard to find. Why not get creative and meet a friend somewhere pretty with a basketful of snacks and a blanket? Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes.
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Roseto Big Time returns as troop honors late Eagle Scout for service

The sausage and peppers were frying just up the street as the Roseto Big Time celebrated its return Thursday, but first there was business to attend to for Boy Scout Troop 36. The annual civic-religious celebration started in 1883 is back for 2021, after being canceled last year due to COVID-19. Organizers with Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church say this year is the 128th edition, following previous cancellations including during World War II.

Milling, paving to begin next week around Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Hackettstown will be doing milling and paving begin during the week of July 26. The following roads listed are tentatively scheduled to be milled and paved during the week of July 26. The work hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. East Baldwin...
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Two men charged with multiple drug, gun offenses in Northampton and Lehigh counties

Two men were charged Thursday after police served search warrants at residences in Freemansburg and Alburtis and recovered drugs and handguns. Jose Gonzalez, 30, and Robert Rodriguez, 29, were sent to Northampton County Jail on $200,000 bail each after they were arraigned by District Judge Daniel Corpora on charges of possession with intent to distribute, use or possession of drug ...
East Stroudsburg, PAPocono Record

State police search for man accused of manslaughter in East Stroudsburg

State Police are searching for a man accused of selling a woman a fatal dose of heroin before breaking into her East Stroudsburg home in an attempt to cover up the crime. Korey Jordan Ball and another man are facing manslaughter and burglary charges after police say they sold a woman fentanyl-laced heroin in early December. The following day, detectives say the men stole evidence of their drug delivery from her home while she lay dead on the floor.