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Police release photos in $20,000 LV makeup store grab-and-run

A Lehigh County business was the victim of a grab and run theft incident similar to what has been happening in other areas of the country. Surveillance photos were released Wednesday. State police at Fogelsville said on Monday at 6:23 p.m. five people walked into Ulta Beauty, located at 833...
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Fire damages interior of home for sale in Bethlehem Township

A fire early Thursday afternoon damaged a home for sale in the 4000 block of Freemansburg Avenue in Bethlehem Township, authorities said. The first call came in just before 1:30 p.m. and the fire was under control within 25 minutes in the tan brick, single-story, 4,000-square-foot ranch home, township fire Chief C.J. Kuronya told Two alarms were called and as many as 35 firefighters responded, he added.
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Freeland woman, 74, killed in Bay County crash

WILLIAMS TWP, MI — A two-vehicle crash in Bay County has claimed the life of a 74-year-old woman. About 12:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, Michigan State Police troopers responded to the crash site at the intersection of Wheeler Road and Rockwell Drive in Williams Township. Troopers arrived and found...
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Southeastern Pennsylvania to get new area code

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Thursday announced the assignment of 835 as a new area code for the areas served by the 610 and 484 area codes. The commission approved a petition filed by the North American Numbering Plan Administrator, or NANPA, which allocates telephone numbering resources, the PUC announced.
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Berks church aglow with more than 100K Christmas lights

LOWER HEIDELBERG TWP., Pa. — A popular holiday display known as "'Twas the Lights Before Christmas" is now shining brightly for the season. The Calvary Bible Fellowship Church in Lower Heidelberg Township began its annual drive-up light show on Thursday. More than 100,000 lights move to the music outside the...
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Logistics center planned for parcel on Route 61 in Berks

ONTELAUNEE TWP., Pa. — Berks County's booming warehouse industry is about to welcome a new player to the market. Texas-based Crow Holdings Industrial announced Thursday plans to develop a 652,080-square-foot, state-of-the art logistics property on Route 61 in Ontelaunee Township. The firm said it purchased the 59.6-acre parcel of land...

Allentown Mayor-elect Matt Tuerk names 2 members to his team

Allentown Mayor-elect Matt Tuerk has begun to assemble his team. Genesis Ortega, 29, has been named the city’s new communications manager and Michaela Boyer, 24, has been named Tuerk’s administrative assistant. Ortega has served as a Latino affairs and politics reporter for WLVR News since March 2020, and has been...

Long Pond man sentenced for September 2020 burglary in Wayne County

WAYNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A Long Pond man who was found guilty of burglary and other felony charges back in November has been sentenced. According to a press release from the Wayne County District Attorney, Jehovah Maldonado was sentenced to eight to 20 years in state prison for a burglary in September 2020. The DA […]
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Jim Thorpe Area School Board reorganizes

Three longtime Jim Thorpe school board members took the oath of office for another term, along with a longtime teacher. Glenn Confer, Richard Flacco, Dennis McGinley, and Jerry Strubinger each took the oath of office during the board’s reorganization meeting Wednesday night. The board reappointed Scott Pompa as president and...
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Police: 3 men set fire to Pohatcong Twp. business

POHATCONG TWP., N.J. - Police in Warren County, New Jersey say someone set fire to a business, causing an explosion. It happened during the early morning Thursday in Pohatcong Township, just outside of Phillipsburg. Police say they believe the three men purposely set the fire at a business after purchasing...

Things to do in Lehigh Valley this weekend and beyond (Dec. 3-9)

WHAT’S GOING ON? Here is a small sample of area happenings — some in-person, others online — you may want to check out in the coming days. ALLENTOWN “Washi Transformed — New Expressions in Japanese Paper,” more than 30 two-dimensional works, sculptures and installations, through Jan. 2. “The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu,” 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through Dec. 31 Allentown Art Museum, 31 N. 5th St., 610-432-4333.

David Allen Myers, 72, Formerly of Bethlehem (Obituary Brought to You by Heintzelman Funeral Home)

David Allen Myers, 72, formerly of Bethlehem, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 at Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township. He was the husband of Rosemary (Gerstenberg) Myers. David was born in Petersburg, Va. on Aug. 17, 1949 to the late Leon Charles Myers and Verna Emma (Frankenfield) Wambold. He worked in the Dietary Department for St. Luke’s Hospital for 20 years.
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Allentown to close some streets for tree lighting ceremony Saturday

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown said some street closures will be in effect this Saturday for a tree lighting ceremony. The following street closures and traffic restrictions will be in effect on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the Allentown Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Arts Park at 20 N Fifth Street: