Morning Call reporter who tweets the news and sports of the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

Residents propose rezoning in Lower Macungie — When developers pitched the latest zoning change proposal in Lower Macungie to accommodate their plans for more than 100 new homes, they rankled neighbors hoping to prevent what they saw as a threat to their quality of life in an already congested area. K.

East Penn school directors to discuss high school resource officer — East Penn school directors are expected to hear a presentation Monday night, April 13, on a proposal for a school resource officer. District Superintendent Michael Schilder, Emmaus High School Principal Dave Piperato and Assistant Principal Mark Covelle are expected to discuss the proposal, which was including in the district's proposed budget.

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.
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Apr 24, 2015

RT @mcall: Judge: "What he likely did was dip that young man in the sink...& burned the crap out of him"……

Apr 24, 2015

RT @LowerMacungie: LOST DOG: A little white dog was found at Quarry Park in Lower Macungie Township. Our Parks Department crew...

Apr 24, 2015

Allentown schools chief: District has 'a lot of work to do' in fighting bias

Apr 23, 2015

RT @TomHousenick: With 1 hit in 4 at-bats, Roman Quinn's average dips to .392 in @ReadingFightins 3-0 loss at Harrisburg.

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