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Driver nearly hits Allentown police captain road crew on Lehigh Street — 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.

Hellertown man falls victim to Microsoft phone scam — 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 — 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 — 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.

Lower Macungie commissioners going on live TV — 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.

firefighters to square off in Commonwealth Court — 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 — 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 — 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.

Pennsylvania municipalities targeted in clean water crackdown — 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.

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.
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Jul 04, 2015

RT @jayhipps: Is it just me or does Weir look like he uses the word "dagnabbit" a lot now? #FareTheeWell

Jul 03, 2015

RT @sgallman: Are we sure Phil's mic not working is accidental? #faretheewell #gd50

Jul 02, 2015

RT @LehighCourts: VIDEO: Allentown police investigating death at Fourth Street parking garage

Jul 02, 2015

Whole Foods seeking liquor license for future Lower Macungie store

Jul 01, 2015

'Super cells' bring rain, hail, strong winds; thousands still without power

Jun 29, 2015

RT @tpanotchCSN: CSN Philly - Flyers: Flyers trade Zac Rinaldo to Bruins for third-round pick…

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