Train derailment leaves cars on riverbank or in water; no injuries, hazardous materials reported
Authorities say a train derailment in eastern Pennsylvania has left some railroad cars along a riverbank Saturday morning and at least one partially in the river itself.Dispatchers in Northampton County said the derailment was reported at 7:14 a.m. in Lower Saucon Township. Authorities said it was unclear how many cars were involved but no injuries or hazardous materials were reported.In a message posted on social media, Northampton County’s executive, Lamont McClure, also said preliminary information indicated there were “no evacuations, no injuries and no leaks” but that could change and “the best thing we can do to assist first...
Bethlehem area steampunk convention ends contentiously. Vendors claim organizer running scam.
Vendors and attendees of a Bethlehem area steampunk convention are up in arms, alleging the event was “a scam” by its organizer. The Wicked World’s Fair was held at the SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western in Hanover Township, Northampton County, a multi-day event hosted from Feb. 23-25 by longtime convention promoter and creator Jeff Mach’s eponymous company, Jeff Mach Events. During and in the days since the convention, vendors have claimed Mach and his staff mishandled funds, eschewed ADA standards, and failed to follow through on guarantees he made to vendors.
Lehigh coroner: Man pronounced dead inside tractor-trailer on I-78 exit ramp
WEISENBERG TWP., Pa. — Lehigh County Coroner Daniel Buglio says a man was pronounced dead inside his tractor-trailer on an Interstate 78 exit ramp. According to Buglio, the man was found on the Exit 45 ramp off I-78 West in Weissenberg Township around 11:05 a.m. Friday. The tractor-trailer was "parked and secured," Buglio said.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Puppies Up for Adoption in Bangor, PA
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of bangor..
Pocono Mountain West to host state tournament doubleheader
The PIAA boys' and girls' state basketball tournament brackets have been released for all six classes, and the mountain's two district champions will participate in a doubleheader Friday night. In the boys' 1A state tournament, District 11/2 champion Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg will play Friday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at...
Lehigh Valley fashion retailer closes brick-and-mortar store, continuing operations online
PALMER TWP., Pa. - A business offering unique and high-quality dresses, jackets and other clothing has bid farewell to its physical store in Northampton County as it transitions to a primarily online enterprise. Day 2 Night Style, offering women's clothing, shoes and accessories, recently ceased operations after about a year...
First Poconos Sober St. Patrick's Day
STROUDSBURG, Pa. — In just a matter of weeks, the streets and sidewalks here in downtown Stroudsburg will be filled with happy parade-goers for the borough's 45th annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Rachel Metzgar and her family attend the parade every year, but she says sometimes the meaning of...
10 most expensive homes sold in Monroe County, Feb. 19-25
A house in Pocono Pines that sold for $620,000 tops the list of the most expensive residential real estate sales in Monroe County in the past week. In total, 34 residential real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past week, with an average price of $309,191. The average price per square foot ended up at $192.
Softball Continues Early Season Success at UNC Mizuno Tournament
The start of March brought the Scarlet Knights to a new locale and a new tournament, and Rutgers began the new month with a Friday morning contest against the Lafayette Leopards at the UNC Mizuno Tournament. Lafayette was the first of four opponents in three days during the tournament, which saw RU take on North Carolina, Campbell University and Rider.
Today the gas price is close to $3.25 in Gilbert as of 2024-03-02. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.338, a week ago the price is $3.264 , according to AAA.
Local Traffic Alert: Upcoming Road Work and Lane Restrictions in Monroe County
Monroe County has announced road work in several areas, with some restrictions. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and local permit holders will do the work.
'Partial collapse’ at Bethlehem garage didn’t exceed vibration thresholds, parking director says
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — The demolition site at North Bethlehem’s Walnut Street Garage has nine vibration monitors, including three in the Verizon building nearby, per its request. Bethlehem Parking Authority Executive Director Steven Fernstrom said at the parking board’s Thursday meeting that the equipment is used to “ensure the...
Trans-Bridge looks to put brakes on New York City 'congestion toll'
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Lehigh Valley-based Trans-Bridge Lines motorcoach company is joining opposition to a proposed Manhattan “congestion toll” that could be implemented as early as June. The toll would require the company to pay an extra $24 for its commuter buses and $36 for its charter buses each...
Third period woes end state wrestling championship hopes for Phillipsburg’s Hawk
Gavin Hawk’s bid to become Phillipsburg’s first state wrestling champion in 12 years went well for two periods on Saturday afternoon at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The Stateliner junior was tied at 3 in the 150-pound final with St. Joseph-Montvale senior Zach Ballante. Each had scored a takedown, and each had an escape., Since the two had wrestled an ultimate-tiebreaker bout in the Region 2 final last week, a close match surprised no one.
Wax Jaw shares a rager of a new single, “Attitude,” plots North American tour for ‘Between The Teeth’
The Philly surf-punk five-piece just packed the house at Ortlieb’s on Friday night for a single release party. When you think about their recent packed-house gigs around the city — high-octane performances at Johnny Brenda’s in December, and at Ortlieb’s this past Friday — it’s hard to believe Wax Jaw has only been on the Philly music scene for a year.
12-year-old threatened administrators of Monroe County school, police say
A 12-year-old boy is accused of making violent threats toward administrators at the Monroe County middle school he attended, state police said. The boy was arrested Monday and charged with causing or risking a catastrophe, threat to use weapons of mass destruction, making terroristic threats and reckless endangerment in the case. He was sent to a Northampton County juvenile detention center.
Warehouses, highways: More preliminary data released from $100K Lehigh Valley air monitoring project
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Fine particle pollution in the Lehigh Valley is highest near warehouses and highways, the most recent data from the Lehigh Valley’s $100,000 air monitoring project shows. “It's important to remember that these are very preliminary readings over a very short period of time, just slightly...
Update: Flood advisory affecting Lehigh County early Saturday evening
On Saturday at 2:48 p.m. an updated flood advisory was issued by the National Weather Service in effect until 5:45 p.m. for Lehigh County. The weather service comments, "Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues." "Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas. River or stream flows are elevated," comments the...
Eight-month detour set for PA Turnpike bridge replacement project in Carbon County
PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP, CARBON CO. (WOLF) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike has announced a planned eight-month closure closure of Hatchery Road in Carbon County. Hatchery Road, a roadway located above the northbound-550 bridge on the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension (I-476) at milepost A83.88, will be closed to traffic starting Friday, March 1 through Thursday, Oct. 31, 2024.
Pocono Palace Resort will be sold this spring, Cove Pocono announces
Pocono Palace Resort, one of the three Cove Pocono Resorts, is being sold. "Pocono Palace Resort has been sold to a buyer who approached our ownership company, and the transition of title is set for May 2," Cove Pocono Resorts posted Thursday morning on Facebook. ...