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Man found overdosing during search warrant in Easton

EASTON, Pa. - Police executed a search warrant in Easton on Friday morning, following a two-week long investigation. The Easton Police Department, under the authority of the Northampton County Drug Task Force, and members of Easton’s Special Response Unit executed the search warrant in the 200 block of Cattell Street.
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All lanes open following 2 separate vehicle crashes on I-78

Two separate incidents on I-78 caused traffic delays on Friday in Northampton County during the evening commute. The first is on I-78 EB between Exit 60: PA 309 S, Quakertown, and Exit 67: PA 412 Hellertown/Bethlehem. All lanes of I-78 were closed in this area. As of 8:30 p.m., county...
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Wind Creek waited too long to address issue of unattended kids at casino | Turkeys & Trophies

Enacting a plan to ensure children aren’t left unattended on a casino property is a great idea, but it’s astonishing that it took 147 incidents involving 268 children over four years at one site for the plan to be developed. That’s our takeaway from the announcement this week that Wind Creek Casino in Bethlehem is putting new measures in place to not only deter parents or guardians from leaving kids alone, but detecting incidents as well. To be fair to Wind Creek, Las Vegas Sands owned the casino for part of the four years assessed and deserves some criticism. Blame for the delay in not only enacting the plan, but publicly acknowledging the severity of the problem, also falls on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, which has regulatory oversight of the casino and should have been pressing this issue much sooner. Even the Northampton County District Attorney’s Office, which has jurisdiction over prosecution of criminal activity at the casino, seemed caught off guard by the announcement. The assistant district attorney who handles child abuse cases said neither Wind Creek nor the liquor control board contacted the office about the issue. This was a major oversight considering the role law enforcement could have as a deterrent. As for what’s in Wind Creek’s plan, there will be more signage in and around the casino, increased training for staff, and mobile patrols in parking areas and foot patrols inside by outside security. This is a good start. It would have been better had it happened long before the number of unattended children surpassed 100.
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Northampton County upcoming roadwork

Detours – PA 33/PA 248 Interchange. PA 248 to PA 33 South – Use PA 248 North to Main Street (Tatamy) Exit to PA 248 South. PA 33 North to PA 248 – Continue on PA 248 North to Main Street (Tatamy) to PA 33 South to PA 248.

Treasury Department cites Northampton County for success with ERAP program

Northampton County has been cited on the Federal Treasury website for its successful use of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). To prevent evictions, the County hired tenant navigators to complete networking within the courts and work to connect tenants to social services through a variety of partnerships. “Our Department...

The number of new COVID cases locally has spiked dramatically

The Lehigh Valley is a national hotspot for covid transmission as cases spike across the northeastern U.S., according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If it seems like a lot of people have COVID-19 in the Valley right now, it’s because they probably...

Saving Gracedale: Northampton County Council approves $10 million for staff bonuses

Northampton County Council approved a plan to provide $10 million in bonuses for Gracedale employees and new hires to help with retention as the publicly run nursing home continues to battle labor shortages. County Executive Lamont McClure, in what he termed a plan to save Upper Nazareth Township long-term care facility, sought council’s approval Thursday night to provide the bonuses, which ...
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Man accused in deadly shopping center shooting turns himself into police

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A man from Harrisburg accused in a deadly shopping center shooting in Northampton County last summer has turned himself into Colonial Regional Police, according to the county district attorney's office. Kevin Littles turned himself in Wednesday, and he will be arraigned later in the evening. The DA...

Historic Grist Miller’s House Gets Over $700K in Grant Money for Preservation | WDIY Local News

Northampton County has received over $700,000 in funding to preserve a historic house in Bethlehem. WDIY’s James Johnson has more. James Johnson, a Poconos and Lehigh Valley local who began volunteering for Sunday's Weekend Edition in 2019, proudly joined WDIY as News and Information Director in September 2020. Many customers, clients, friends and strangers over his 25 year career in hospitality, sales and small business consulting have suggested he should be on the radio, so now he is, living out his dream job with WDIY. He is dedicated to bringing balanced journalism, engaging local and regional stories, and continuing the fantastic work of WDIY's valuable volunteer hosts and writers, who contribute exceptional News and Public Affairs content for the listeners of the Lehigh Valley.

Man charged in fatal shooting outside Lower Nazareth shopping center turns himself in

A Harrisburg man charged in a fatal shooting in a Lower Nazareth Township shopping center last year has turned himself in to Colonial Regional Police. Kevin Littles, 22, of the 600 block of Lemar Avenue in Harrisburg turned himself in on Wednesday, the Northampton County District Attorney’s Office said. He will be arraigned later in the evening. The development comes nearly two weeks after ...