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Lyft Driver Kicks Racist Couple Out of His Car

A Lyft driver wasn't about to allow a racist couple into his vehicle -- getting in a nasty back and forth with the two -- before ultimately giving them the boot. According to the driver, the whole thing went down outside a bar called Fossils Last Stand in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania. He says the ride was for a woman named "Jackie" who allegedly owns the bar.
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Power outages cause delays, school closings in East Texas

EAST TEXAS, Texas (KLTV) - Power companies are reporting outages Monday morning in East Texas counties resulting in school delays and one school closure. Union Grove ISD is closed Monday. White Oak Elementary will open late at 10 a.m. Winona ISD delayed opening for two hours. SWEPCO reported 7,539 outages...

Police to manually operate signals at Easton-Phillipsburg free bridge intersection

Phillipsburg police will be manually operating the traffic signals on the New Jersey side of the free bridge to Easton for the foreseeable future. Town officials and Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission are hoping the officer’s temporary post will alleviate westbound traffic congestion along Phillipsburg’s North Main and South Main streets. It’s unclear how long an officer will have to remain assigned to the new role.

Bush House Hotel Owner on Its Ongoing Role: ‘I Like Restaurants. But We Need Affordable Housing, Too’

The Bush House Hotel, which has been in operation in Quakertown since 1850.Image via Google Maps. Tom Skiffington, owner of Quakertown’s Bush House Hotel, has been told repeatedly to give up. Considering his daily pressures — a vintage building in constant need of care, a roster of residents relying on him, a recent condemnation-related closure — bailing on the property would be understandable.
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Man pleads guilty to deadly shooting at Trout Creek Park in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A man pleaded guilty Monday to a shooting that left another man dead in an Allentown park on July 4, 2020. Kenith Yadiel Otero-Ruiz pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and carrying a firearm without a license, according to the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office. He also entered a guilty plea for burglary and theft and fleeing or eluding police in two related cases, the DA's office said.

Field Training Ended, Ofc. Smith Patrols on Her Own

OUT ON HER OWN – Lower Pottsgrove Police Ofc. Mara Smith (at top), who joined the police department Jan. 20 (2022), on Sunday (May 15) officially completed its probationary field training program and began patrols around the township on her own. Smith, a former member of the Chester Township Police Department, also is a 2019 graduate of the Montgomery County Police Academy. An Abington High School graduate, she attended Kutztown University.
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HAPPIER TRAILS: Funding announced to close last Montgomery County gap in Schuylkill River Trail

POTTSTOWN — Since its inception about 40 years ago, the 120-mile Schuylkill River Trail was envisioned as being a piecemeal project — built in sections. Different sections were built with different partners when the stars aligned (the funding became available) with the idea that eventually, the trail would run along the length of the river from Philadelphia, where it meets the mighty Delaware River, all the way up to the Schuylkill River’s headwaters in Frackville, Schuylkill County.

The Pineville Tavern adds beautiful Botanical Dining

One of the countries oldest taverns is still operating right here in Pennsylvania. The Pineville Tavern has been around since the 1700’s and they just completed a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind dining destination called “the garden.” PHL17’s Alex butler went to check out the all new garden greenhouse.

2 NJ towns nominated for top travel award

Located along the banks of the Delaware River on the Hunterdon Plateau, is Frenchtown. Frenchtown is known for its specialty shops, restaurants, and art galleries, and home to several street fairs and festivals. USA Today has recognized this little spot on the map. It nominated Frenchtown as a 2022 "Best...
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Ja Rule, Ashanti to headline Musikfest

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Two artists will co-headline a night of Musikfest 2022. Ja Rule and Ashanti will take the Wind Creek Steel Stage on Friday, Aug. 12, ArtsQuest announced Monday. Ja Rule made his debut in 1999 with his single "Holla Holla." He joined forces with Ashanti for songs "Always...
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Another 123 apartments proposed for south Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A seven-story south Bethlehem building with 123 apartments and first-floor retail space will be reviewed by the city's zoning board next week. The would-be developer wants to demolish residences from 106 through 126 East Fourth Street to put up the mixed-use building. Two properties on Morton Street would also be part of Lehigh SH Development I's plan.

Bucks County specialized respiratory care facility officially closes

The Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA) is a statewide advocacy organization for Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents and their providers of care. Our members include for-profit and nonprofit skilled nursing facilities, personal care homes and assisted living residences. HARRISBURG – After publicly announcing plans to close Fox Subacute at Warrington...

Spotlight On: Patricia Reid-Merritt

Patricia Reid-Merritt, Distinguished Professor of Africana Studies and Social Work, has been part of many successful charity drives during her time at Stockton. For more than a decade, she led the initiative for the Loose Change Project, held in conjunction with the Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Human and Civil Rights Symposium and co-sponsored by the Social Work Club.