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Man charged in overdose death of man in North Whitehall
N. WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. - A man has been charged in the drug overdose death of another man in Lehigh County. Dennis Allen Yenser Jr., 48, of Huntington, is charged with drug delivery resulting in death, a first-degree felony; criminal use of a communication facility, a third-degree felony; manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to deliver, a felony; and intentional possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered, a misdemeanor, according to a news release from the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office.
DUI arrests over Memorial Day weekend up from last year in Lehigh Valley area, state police say
There were more people arrested by state police for DUI in the region over the Memorial Day weekend than last year. Troop M, which covers Lehigh, Northampton and Bucks counties, arrested 31 people for DUI during the three-day Memorial Day weekend, according to a state police news release. Troopers arrested 26 people for the same offenses during the holiday period in 2022. Troopers investigated ...
Whitehall Mall moving forward with redevelopment plan, spokeswoman says. Here’s what could become of Sears, Old County Buffet.
Whitehall Mall is moving forward with redevelopment plans after the popular shopping center became ravaged with vacancies during the coronavirus pandemic, with another two major anchors set to vacate amid a recent bankruptcy filing. The mall at Grape Street and MacArthur Road in Whitehall Township is readying for a two-punch...
Multiple buildings up in flames in Carbon County
TRESCKOW, CARBON CO, (WOLF) — Emergency personnel were called to the scene on East Market Street in Tresckow this afternoon after multiple buildings went up in flames. Crews from multiple counties have been called to the scene of a fire destroying at least two homes in Carbon County. Firefighters...
"He deserves a better chance at life": Darien the horse adopted, happy and healthy
NEW TRIPOLI, Pa. (CBS) -- A follow-up story a year in the making. Last year we introduced you to Darien The Horse.He was found abandoned and malnourished on a street in Philadelphia's Kensington. He's now been adopted by a new owner and is living in Lehigh County."Darien is fantastic," Donna Spengler said. "He seems to be healthy, happy and that's all I can ask."Hearing Spengler speak, you may think she's talking about a human relative. But instead, she's talking about Darien, the stallion she adopted seven months ago."When I met him, we just clicked," she said.Spengler adopted Darien from the...
Lehigh County post office evacuated for hazmat investigation
HANOVER TWP., Pa. - An incident prompted an emergency response at a post office in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, on Thursday. Firefighters and the county's hazmat team responded around 9:30 a.m. to the USPS facility off of Airport Road, next to Lehigh Valley International Airport. Dozens of postal workers waited...
Allentown Police cracking down on noise violations with citations, tickets
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - "I'm very pleased to say that this year, it's really pretty quiet," said Gail Hoover. As another summer approaches, she's enjoying the silence of her Allentown neighborhood for the first time in two years. "We're all living here together, and one of the reasons you wanna be...
Fire burns platform at business in Lower Towamensing Twp.
L. TOWAMENSING TWP., Pa. - Crews were called to a fire Thursday afternoon in Carbon County. A structure at an aluminum powder plant burned. The burning platform is at AMPAL Incorporated in Lower Towamensing Township. Our crew on scene said firefighters were worried about their safety, so they kept their...
Allentown couple accused of $1.4M in pandemic-related fraud
An Allentown couple is accused of filing more than a hundred false pandemic-related unemployment claims and hundreds of false tax returns, schemes through which they sought $3.2 million in government funds. Charges were filed Thursday, May 25, against Jose Baez and his wife, Jessenia Cordero, according to online court records.
Lehigh County man is convicted of storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6
A Lehigh County man was convicted at trial last week of breaching the U.S. Capitol during the riots on Jan. 6, 2021. Craig Michael Bingert, 31, was found guilty of assaulting police, breaking through a police line and storming the Capitol during a joint session of Congress, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Lower Macungie acquires 1 acre for $1
L. MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. – The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners accepted a land parcel dedicated from the Lehigh County Authority on Thursday night at the township building. The property, located at 1900 Mill Creek Road, is adjacent to Little Lehigh Creek and encompasses about 1.16 acres. The...
Survivors of slain Temple U. officer sues suspect, suspect’s family for ‘negligence’ and more
The family of a Temple University police sergeant with Lehigh Valley ties who was killed in February is suing the family of the suspected killer for damages, according to lawsuit documents shared with news outlets Thursday. The lawsuit alleges the “act of barbarism” that left Sgt. Christopher Fitzgerald dead —...
Inclusion Festival Returning In 2023 For Another Year Of Accessible Fun
Inclusion Festival, the country’s first festival specifically designed to accommodate disabled people, will return for its fourth installment July 14th–16th, 2023. Set for Kempton Fairgrounds in Kempton, PA, the multi-disciplinary festival will present sets by a wide range of nationally touring artists alongside regional disabled musicians. Topping the...
Join us for the Sweetest Event of the Summer: The Strawberry Festival at Knauss Homestead Farmhouse!
🍓🎉 Exciting news, my friends! This Saturday, June 3rd, join me for the first-ever Strawberry Festival at the Knauss Homestead Farmhouse in Emmaus! 🌳🏡 This is going to be a day filled with fun, food, and festivities that you won't want to miss!
Pennsylvania physician sued over alleged $6.5M in unnecessary surgeries
The United States is suing Radnor, Pa.-based interventional cardiologist James McGuckin, MD, for an alleged $6.5 million in false claims. From Jan. 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2019, Dr. McGuckin billed Medicare and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program for medically unnecessary invasive peripheral artery procedures in patients' legs, according to a May 2 Justice Department news release.
Former Eagles player visits local Weis to help celebrate World Milk Day
L. MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. - A former Philadelphia Eagle landed in Lehigh County Thursday to help make sure people in need don't go hungry. Wide receiver Jason Avant was at Weis Markets in Lower Macungie Township to celebrate World Milk Day. He was joined by representatives from Weis, the Pennsylvania...
Moravian knocks off No.1 Salisbury in its College World Series opener
MARSHALL, Tx. - Moravian University softball opened up play in the Division III softball World Series with a bang. The Greyhounds knocked off the top team in the country, Salisbury (Md.), 4-1. Second inning of play, the Greyhounds would strike first plating all four runs in the inning. Madi Cunningham starting things off with a two-run double, later in the inning, Holly Walter would rip a two-run triple.
Pride Month kicks off with a flag raising in Bethlehem | PHOTOS
Officials and those who spoke during the pride flag-raising ceremony gather to raise the flag together as Abbie Jean Litman sings Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Payrow Plaza in Bethlehem, marking the start of Pride Month.
Fire destroys 2 homes, badly damages another in Banks Twp.
BANKS TWP., Pa. - "I was terrified, I was shaking. I didn't know what's next," said Varadesky Santos. He could not believe what's left of the house he lived in for 10 years. "I feel bad because I had a lot of history here," said Santos. "I own the house and did a lot of renovation before I moved."
Lehigh County home furnishings store expands with outdoor furniture sales
SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. - Just in time for backyard barbecues and other al fresco gatherings, a longstanding furniture store and interior design studio in Lehigh County is leveling up its merchandise mix to help customers furnish their outdoor spaces. Ebert Furniture Gallery, which has operated for 19 years at...
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