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Whole Foods becomes second Costco center store with liquor license

mcall.com — Whole Foods Market Group on Thursday received approval for a liquor license transfer that will allow the company to serve alcohol at its first Lehigh Valley store in Lower Macungie Township. Commissioners unanimously approved the transfer to the future Whole Foods store at the planned Costco-anchored Hamilton Crossings shopping center between Hamilton Boulevard and the Route 222 bypass at Krocks Road.

Driver nearly hits Allentown police captain road crew on Lehigh Street

mcall.com — As Allentown police and emergency workers tried to detour traffic Tuesday so repair crews could fix a gaping sinkhole on Lehigh Street, a 38-year-old man tried to take a shortcut, driving through the barricaded street and almost running them down when they tried to stop him, according to court records.
Jun 24, 2015

Police: Driver nearly hits Atown police captain, road crew directing traffic around sinkhole mcall.com/news/breaking/… pic.twitter.com/1yHgzffCB3

Hellertown man falls victim to Microsoft phone scam

mcall.com — A 73-year-old Lower Saucon Township man fell victim to an over-the-phone computer scam this week, Lower Saucon Township police said. The victim, who told police that he was contacted Tuesday by a man claiming to be a representative of Microsoft conducting an update on his computer.

Sinkhole-damaged Lehigh Street to reopen Wednesday afternoon

mcall.com — The portion of Lehigh Street closed by a sinkhole Tuesday is expected to be reopened to traffic by Wednesday afternoon. Allentown police Capt. Bill Reinik said the roadway, closed on the street's 2200 block, should be reopened by 3:30 p.m., possibly sooner.

East Stroudsburg man charged in July fatal accident in Poconos

mcall.com — A 22-year-old Monroe County man has been charged in connection with a July 2014 crash that killed his 35-year-old passenger, Stroud Area Regional Police said. Ronald W. Possinger, 22, of East Stroudsburg, was arrested Tuesday and charged with homicide by vehicle and related offenses in the death of Darrell Tyree, 35.
Jun 24, 2015

RT @mcall: East Stroudsburg man charged with homicide by vehicle in fatal Poconos crash mcall.com/news/breaking/…

Lower Macungie commissioners going on live TV

mcall.com — Lower Macungie commissioners took their public meetings to live television Thursday for what was believed to be one of the first live broadcasts of a Lehigh Valley public meeting on local cable television. The board's 7 p.m. meeting was at shown live on RCN Cable channel 66.
Jun 18, 2015

Lower Macungie commissioners' live meeting broadcasts begin tonight: bit.ly/1J4C47r @mcall

firefighters to square off in Commonwealth Court

mcall.com — Attorneys for Emmaus Borough and the Pennsylvania Professional Firefighters Association are due in Commonwealth Court Monday afternoon to present arguments in the months-long dispute over borough firefighters and whether they should be classified as borough employees entitled to unionize. The case is one of several to go before Commonwealth Court judges beginning at 1 p.m.

Police use DNA on soda can to solve seven-year-old burglary case

mcall.com — Police say they've solved a now seven-year-old Upper Macungie burglary investigation using DNA from a soda can found at the scene of the crime. Township police have charged Brian K. Crammer, 50, with stealing $37,230 worth of items, including jewelry, sterling flatware, gold and silver coins, and other items from a home on Wolf Drive.

LCA looks at ways to get rid of excess sewage; One option: spray treated waste on open land

mcall.com — Lehigh County Authority is expected to decide by year's end how it will expand its ability to treat increasing amounts of sewage flowing in the western Lehigh County suburbs as the Kline's Island treatment plant in Allentown nears its operating capacity.
Apr 30, 2015

Lehigh County Authority considers spraying treated sewage on open land to get rid of excess mcall.com/news/local/par… pic.twitter.com/j1ZK4drQ8x

Pennsylvania municipalities targeted in clean water crackdown

mcall.com — The visit from environmental inspectors had the nerve-rattling effect of an IRS audit. Three U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staffers and a pair of engineers from Colorado spent two days in Manor Township, Lancaster County, poring over page after page of government records. They spent hours eyeballing government properties, construction sites and storm drains.
Apr 30, 2015

RT @BWAwatershed: Ding dong ...it's the #EPA calling. Better make sure ur #stormwater efforts meet standards! mcall.com/news/local/mc-…

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Jul 20, 2015

RT @LehighCourts: Defense looking at mental state of Allentown mom accused of throwing baby off bridge. fw.to/ajntG4Z @mcall

Jul 17, 2015

Lower Macungie planning small park, sidewalk extension along Hamilton Boulevard fw.to/wqFtKNM

Jul 17, 2015

State plans to replace Route 29 bridge in Upper Milford fw.to/kE3Edrj

Jul 17, 2015

Whole Foods becomes second Costco center store with liquor license fw.to/KzNYdrh

Jul 17, 2015

RT @KevinCooney: Aaron Nola will start for the Phillies on Tuesday night

Jul 16, 2015

Ouch: Motorists hit with $60 fine for blowing through new E-ZPass ramps in Carbon fw.to/WXYBSoJ

Jul 16, 2015

Lower Macungie commissioners likely to see aerial photos of Costco project at next meeting.

Jul 16, 2015

Lower Macungie engineer: Hamilton Crossings [Costco] definitely moving forward. Road improvements in full swing. @mcall

Jul 16, 2015

Reminder that Lower Macungie commissioner meetings air live on RCN Cable channel 66. Meeting still in progress. @mcall

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