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Popular July Fourth fireworks show in Lehigh Valley is permanently canceled

One of the most popular annual July Fourth fireworks shows in Lehigh County has been canceled for good. Schmoyer Funeral Home, the host of The Village of Breinigisville Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular, announced on its Facebook that it will not longer be staging the show, held annually in Earl Adams Memorial Park. “Friends, neighbors and family, it is with deep regret that due to ...
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2 dead, 3 trapped after Pennsylvania home explosion

A house explosion 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia killed four and injured two others on Thursday night. Two people also remained missing after the Pottstown blast that sparked a heavy two-alarm fire, obliterated one Washington Street home and left surrounding houses decimated, photos showed. “We are receiving information that there may be two people unaccounted for,” Justin Keller, Pottstown Borough Manager said at a brief press conference broadcast by WTXF-TV. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Pennsylvania State Police and Red Cross were on the scene, in addition to local authorities, Keller said. A drone photo of the scene showed a lot in a dense neighborhood littered with debris where a house once stood and neighboring structures looking unstable.The explosion was felt miles away, witnesses said. “We thought that either an earthquake was happening or that someone crashed into the building,” Kaite Washabaugh, who lives down the street, told the Fox affiliate. A gas explosion was believed to be the cause of the disaster, which occurred after 8 p.m., officials told KWY-TV.

Four people killed in house explosion in Pennsylvania

Four people were killed and two others were taken to area hospitals when a house exploded in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Thursday evening. There may still be two people unaccounted for, town manager Justin Keller said. Officials did not provide any other information about the victims. Three homes were destroyed in the...

MacArthur Road | What's in a Name?

Learn more about the many landmarks and locations around the Lehigh Valley on What's in a Name?, with new episodes airing the last Thursday of every month at 5:44 PM during All Things Considered. Mike Flynn is a local host for WDIY's Thursday broadcast of NPR's All Things Considered. He...

Troopers: Truck Hit House in Speed-Related Accident

Two separate and unrelated motor vehicle accidents reported Tuesday (May 24, 2022) by Pennsylvania State Police led them to issue citations to drivers from Pennsburg and Valley Forge for traffic-related offenses. No one was injured in either incident, but in one collision a truck struck a house, and in the other the force of impact disabled the vehicles involved.

Two local primary races remain very close

Two Lehigh Valley primary election races remain very close according to unofficial numbers. The 14th Senate District race is a tight one with Allentown School Board member Democrat Nick Miller in the lead by 40 votes over Northampton County Council Member Tara Zrinski. An attorney for Zrinski, however, said in...

Lehigh County coroner seeks Allentown man’s next of kin

The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office is seeking next of kin for Selvin Rodriguez, 44, of Allentown. Rodriguez was pronounced dead Tuesday at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. An autopsy was scheduled to determine the cause and manner of death. Anyone with information can call the coroner’s office at 610-782-3426. ©2022 The Morning Call. Visit Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. ...

P’burg’s doing disservice to residents by leaving rec program on life support | Letter

The recreation program of a town is a clear indication of how much their government cares about its residents and their well-being. It is tax dollars spent on happiness, going directly back into the community. Unfortunately, a rec program is easily forgotten by tunnel-visioned officials because it doesn’t immediately produce that shiny new statue or lucrative revenue stream.

Pennsylvania house explosion: 4 killed, several people trapped after home is leveled

At least four people were killed and several people became trapped after a house exploded Thursday night in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Firefighters and emergency crews rushed to the scene around 8:00 p.m. local time. Pottstown is about 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia. At least two people were still unaccounted for late Thursday night as crews continued to comb through the debris. Montgomery County officials said two other people were taken to area hospitals. The extent of their injures was unclear.

Tuesday Truck Fire Blocks Armand Hammer Exit Ramp

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – A fire broke out Tuesday (May 24, 2022) shortly before 2 p.m. at the left rear side of a pick-up truck that was exiting westbound U.S. Route 422 at its Armand Hammer Boulevard interchange. The driver and sole occupant of the involved vehicle, a black-colored four-door Chevrolet Avalanche, escaped injury. The truck, however, was severely damaged and needed to be towed away.
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Route 100 closed in Upper Macungie due to wires down

U. MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. - Part of Route 100 is closed in Lehigh County due to wires down. Route 100 was closed Wednesday morning between Industrial Boulevard and Route 222 in Upper Macungie Township, emergency dispatchers said. About 45 homes are without power in the area, according to PPL's outage...
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At least 4 dead after house explosion in Pennsylvania: Officials

Two other people might still be missing, Borough Manager Justin Keller said. At least four people are dead after a house explosion in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, officials said. Pottstown Borough Manager Justin Keller confirmed the fatalities during a press conference and said two other people might still be missing. Two others were hospitalized, and the extent of their injuries is unclear.

Dock Mennonite wins 7th straight District 1 championship

PLYMOUTH >> Dock Mennonite Academy has dominated District 1 baseball for the most part of the last decade. The Pioneers won a district championship every year since 2015, but the underclassmen on the 2022 team never had the opportunity to celebrate on the field. The 2020 season was cancelled due...