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Update: 17-year-old killed in wood chipper accident in Lehigh County is identified

A 17-year-old from Coplay died Tuesday after he was partially pulled into a commercial wood chipper in North Whitehall Township. Isiah M. Bedocs was pronounced dead at 2:55 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, according to a news release from Lehigh County Coroner Daniel A. Buglio. An autopsy, completed Wednesday morning, showed the cause of death was multiple traumatic injuries, and ...
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17-year-old dies after woodchipping incident in North Whitehall

N. WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. - The death of a Lehigh County teenager who got caught up in a wood chipper has been officially ruled an accident. Now, we're learning more about the victim. He has been identified as 17-year-old Isiah Bedocs. He was part of a tree removal crew working at a home on the 3700 block of Excelsior Road in North Whitehall Township. The County Coroner said he was pulled into the woodchipper at 1:39 p.m. Tuesday. He was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, but he was pronounced dead at 2:45 p.m.
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Booker on Mar-a-Lago Raid: ‘Significant’

PHILLIPSBURG – Cory Booker often sounds more like a preacher than a New Jersey politician, prone as he is to talk about love – or as he said today “radical love.” Then he was onto mentioning a “circle of faith.”. The senator is touring New...
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Cement truck falls over in Tilden, briefly halting traffic

TILDEN TWP., Pa. — Crews helped clear out a cement truck that fell over in Tilden Township. It happened on Hex Highway, near Pine Road. A fire official said the driver suffered minor injuries and wasn't hospitalized. The official added the vehicle didn't have cement inside and that the...

‘Fire inspector’ in Wind Gap charged with impersonating public servant, cops say

An Allentown man faces charges for allegedly trying to enter a padlocked apartment above a fire-damaged garage in April in Wind Gap, according to court records. A tenant of the property in the first block of West Second Street told police the 59-year-old was told during the incident the afternoon of April 30 that he was not to enter the property but that he did anyway, Slate Belt Regional police wrote in the records. A neighbor reported to police having seen the man trying to enter the structure by prying open the door, while wearing a yellow firefighter’s helmet, police said.

Musikfest 2022 Ziggy Marley | Review By: Janel Spiegel

Musikfest 2022 Ziggy Marley: A Live Tribute to His Father. “One love, one heart”, Bethlehem Joined Together. “Forget your worries and dance.” My friend Bea and I sat and watched an absolute thrilled kid get the setlist from Ziggy Marley’s show tonight. It was packed once again with an audience that didn’t need anyone to tell them to sing along or “if you know the words sing along.” Ziggy Marley, his band, and amazing background singers would start just a little bit of a song, and the audience was singing.

Sen. Booker delivers $1.05M to address food insecurity during Phillipsburg visit

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker celebrated a major win in the fight against food insecurity Tuesday when he delivered $1.05 million to Norwescap Food Bank in Phillipsburg. The money is part of a larger package of spending approved by Congress called appropriations “earmarks”, which allows members of Congress to dedicate spending to community projects. Norwescap will use the money to expand its services, including redesigning a warehouse.

From the archives: Remembering when Olivia Newton-John played the Allentown Fair

Many big names have played the Allentown Fair over the years, and Olivia Newton-John was among them. The actress and singer died Monday after a decades-long battle with breast cancer. She was 73. Newton-John played the Fair back-to-back years in 1974 and 1975. During her first appearance Aug. 4, 1974, she backed country singer Charlie Rich. A review of the show published in the next day’s ...

Exploring Hawk Falls at Hickory Run State Park

- If you enjoy hiking, you should try Exploring Hawk Falls at Hickory-Run State Park. This park is surrounded by more than 40 miles of trails and is a great place to take a family hike. Hawk Falls is located in the park's northern area near Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. The hike is mostly downhill, with a few sections that can be slippery. Once you've arrived at the top, you'll be able to view the beautiful waterfall from a rock outcrop.
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1571 Van Buren Road Palmer Township

Plans for 5 new limited-distribution buildings in Palmer Twp. step closer to approval. The preliminary land development plan includes five buildings totaling 1.5 million square feet at 1571 Van Buren Road and Main Street.

Alice Cooper, The Misfits, & The Distillers Set For Halloween Weekend Gig

Alice Cooper, the original lineup of the Misfits, and the Distillers have announced a Halloween weekend gig at Dallas' Dos Equis Pavilion for October 29th. Kerrang! reported the show will be the only gig the original Misfits play in 2022 with Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein all on board.

Palmerton football countdown to kickoff: Blue Bombers have weapons galore, plus 3 things to know

Kendall Robinson played football as a seventh grader with many of his Palmerton teammates, then decided to step away from the game. He didn’t hit that growth spurt when many of his friends did, but he never stopped supporting them or the program. Robinson finally filled out, then listened to his buddies. “Me and [quarterback Matt Machalik] and others were talking when we went to prom,” ...