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Police: Man with two DUI convictions involved in another alcohol-related crash — A Lower Macungie man twice convicted of drunken driving was drunk during a March 7 crash from which he drove away, state police at Fogelsville said. Investigators say Lawrence J.

Municipalities fear ripple effect from Emmaus firefighter union case — The prospect of Emmaus firefighters becoming paid, unionized employees of the borough after a state Labor Relations Board ruling has other Pennsylvania municipalities bracing for a potentially precedent-setting, costly change in the traditionally volunteer firefighting field.

Police seek missing Poconos man — State police are seeking a 50-year-old East Stroudsburg area man who was reported missing by his family. Bernard Seabrook of Middle Smithfield Township left his home Friday to visit a sick relative in Baltimore, Maryland, state police at Swiftwater said.

Police seek man in Poconos stabbing — A 30-year-old East Stroudsburg man was stabbed at a Monroe County bar early Sunday morning, prompting a manhunt for the person responsible for the attack, state police at Swiftwater said. Donald Cwik was stabbed from behind at the Muller Diner and Bar on Route 209 at about in Middle Smithfield Township shortly before 2 am..

Police: Allentown man abused 5 year old over six months — A 27-year-old Allentown man has been charged with abusing a 5-year-old child over a period of six months, court records say.

Macungie driver loses control of car in icy crash — A 41-year-old Macungie man was not hurt, but his 8-year-old passenger was complaining of pain after an ice-related crash Saturday morning in Upper Macungie Township. Township police said the 8-year-old was evaluated by medics, but did not need to be transported to a hospital following the 7:30 a.m.

Legendary Eagle Chuck Bendarik dies — Chuck Bednarik, the hard-nosed, legendary, Bethlehem-born Philadelphia Eagle who came to be known as "Concrete Charlie," died Saturday morning following a brief illness, the team said in a news release. He was 89. The Hall-of-Fame linebacker and center played from 1949 for to 1962 for the Eagles and was known as one of the most ferocious tacklers in his era.

Two charged with dealing drugs at Allentown apartment — Two people were charged Friday with a long list of drug crimes following a Friday morning raid at an Allentown apartment, police said. Investigators say Aureilo Modesti III, 27, and Crystal Lee Bonilla, 26, both lived in the 8 t h Street apartment where officers who served a warrant found various drugs, ranging from a mixture of heroin and methamphetamine to crack and crystal meth.

Lehigh County's 70-year-old seal at center of religious dispute — Lehigh County's official government seal, bearing images long associated with the Lehigh Valley, from a barn and farmland to smokestacks and a silo, has been a piece of the region's heritage since the 1940s. Visible on government buildings and county documents, at county parks and prominently displayed behind county commissioners as they conduct business at monthly meetings, it has generated little attention for decades.

Macungie mural owners federal suit against borough manager dismissed — A federal judge has dismissed a 2012 lawsuit filed by a pair of Macungie business owners who claimed that the borough and Manager Chris Boehm violated their civil rights and showed a pattern of retribution against them amid a dispute over a controversial mural. U.S. District Judge Lawrence F.
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Mar 27, 2015

Memories of Eagles great Chuck Bednarik as solid as ever @mcall

Mar 27, 2015

Lehigh commissioners raise conflict issues over appointing David Jaindl to regional planning board @mcall

Mar 26, 2015

RT @Blandauer: Vermeil: Nobody accomplished as much as Bednarik "except maybe William Penn"… @mcall

Mar 26, 2015

Gracedale backers brace for pitch to sell nursing home @mcall

Mar 26, 2015

RT @mcall: Former Gilberton Police Chief Mark Kessler withdraws from North Schuylkill school board, Frackville council races.…

Mar 26, 2015

RT @AP: MORE: French prosecutor says says the co-pilot was alone at the controls of the Germanwings flight:

Mar 25, 2015

Lehigh commissioners refuse request to remove cross from county seal

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