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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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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.
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Person flown to hospital after incident in North Whitehall

N. WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. - One person has been flown to the hospital after an incident in Lehigh County Tuesday. Police were called out to a home on Excelsior Road in North Whitehall Township just after 1:30 p.m. They haven't specified the nature of the incident, but we're told one...
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Northern Lehigh board director resigns

A vacancy exists on the Northern Lehigh School Board following the departure of a veteran director. The school board on a 7-0 vote Monday accepted the resignation of Director Robert Keegan, Jr., effective Aug. 15. Keegan has been a board member since 2014. His term is set to expire in...
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Allentown Planning Commission tables American Parkway projects

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Allentown Planning Commission tabled two preliminary/final plan proposals near the American Parkway on Tuesday afternoon at City Hall. The applicant, J. G. Petrucci Co., is offering both plans. The first consists of a 146,000 square-foot warehouse located at 1024 N. Bradford St. Engineer Martin Smith, representing...

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.

Fire Crews Responding to Working Fire in Orwigsburg

Emergency personnel are responding to a working fire in Orwigsburg on Monday afternoon. Around 3:00pm, Monday, emergency personnel were called to 135 South Warren Street in Orwigsburg for a possible house fire. Emergency personnel arriving on scene reported a deck on fire behind the home. Units from Orwigsburg, Schuylkill Haven,...

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 ...