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Allentown man arrested on drug charges following search warrant

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A man is arrested on drug charges after a search warrant in Allentown. Police say the search warrant was executed on Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Front Street. Dale Curtis Morris, 42 was arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver,...
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New Lehigh Valley brewery, with impressive waterfront set-up, to debut indoor tasting room next week

A new Lehigh Valley brewery is celebrating more than America’s independence from Great Britain this weekend. Rising River Brewing, at 1955 Willow Lane in the East Texas section of Lower Macungie Township, also is celebrating its soon-to-be independence from an outdoor tent, which has served as its temporary tasting room for the past six months. The brewery’s indoor facility passed its final ...
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New Berks store offers curios, 'upcycled' furniture, more

JEFFERSON TWP. - Ginny Usher’s life has had an eclectic quality. A career hairstylist, she also is an avid furniture painter and sign maker. Born and raised in Kansas, she moved to Pennsylvania 10 years ago. That broad-ranging vibe can be found in The Purple Pelican, a store Usher...
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Allentown police save man after he jumps in canal to flee them

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A man jumped in the water to run away from police in Allentown, but then needed the officers to save him from drowning. Allentown officers spotted an unoccupied car in Canal Park around 1 a.m. Friday, said Allentown police in a news release. A man and woman...
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The Pyramid to permanently close its doors this evening

A popular fitness center in Lehighton will permanently close its doors as of this evening. The Pyramid, at 230 Ochre St., will end its decadelong stint at 9 o’clock. Alyssa Spotts posted the following message on The Pyramid’s Facebook page June 2. “In my nine years of employment...

Northampton Racecar Ace Zooms into the Sport’s History Books

Northampton resident Matt Hirschman, celebrating a prior 2022 finish.Image via In 2021, Northampton resident Matt Hirschman drove himself to the racecar history books, becoming the first four-time winner of a high-profile race in Mass. For 2022, however, he cemented his top spot, winning the title consecutively (another record) and the fifth time overall. Race Day Connecticut covered the achievement.

Suspect Saved By Allentown Officer He Was Running From

A suspect dove into the water to elude police — but they jumped in after him to save his life, authorities in Lehigh County said. Officer Phil Shedaker pulled 21-year-old Pablo Acevedo-Santiago from the water in Canal Park around 1 a.m. Friday, July 1, Allentown police said. Patrol officers...

PA Man Killed By Tree He Was Cutting Down, Police Say

A Pennsylvania man was killed after a tree he was cutting down fell on him Wednesday, June 29, authorities said. David Crossett, 39, was cutting the tree behind his Hartz Road home in Ruscombmanor Township when it shifted and landed on top of him, pinning him to the ground around 5:35 p.m., Pennsylvania State Police said.
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St. Luke’s opens 24-hour clinic in old Gnaden Huetten hospital

Just under 53 million people who struggle with mental health in the United States were not receiving any care as recently as two years ago. St. Luke’s University Health Network cut the ribbon Thursday afternoon on a 24-hour walk-in mental health clinic in Lehighton that it hopes will help address that shortfall.

Police say illegal drug trade becoming more violent

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The illegal drug trade is active and becoming increasingly violent, that’s the warning from area law enforcement and prosecutors. Investigators said the battle against the illegal drug trade is a 24/7 operation, and while at times it may seem as though nothing is being done about drug dealing in our […]

Police recover car used in Luzerne County home invasion

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Investigators say the vehicle used in the Hanover Township home invasion that took place on Wednesday has been located. Hanover Township Police Chief Dave Lewis confirms with Eyewitness News that the car used during the home invasion has been recovered by police. Police believe the three individuals pictured below were […]

Summer boys basketball league: Three teams stay unbeaten; Allentown Central Catholic player stays hot

On the final night in June and the last night of league play before the Fourth of July holiday weekend, several teams and players stayed as hot as fireworks on Thursday night in the Lehigh Valley Varsity Boys Basketball League at the Whitehall-Coplay School District complex. With less than two weeks left until the regular season wraps up on July 14, three teams remain unbeaten — Northwestern ...