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BEN FRANKLIN INVESTS $486K IN INNOVATION PROJECTS

Thanksgiving came early for some area businesses, as Ben Franklin Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania said Tuesday its board of directors...

PAUL MUSCHICK: CHICAGO MERCY HOSPITAL SHOOTING SHOWS GUN VIOLENCE IS DEFINITELY IN DOCTORS' LANE

The NRA's recent “stay in your lane” shot at doctors who took a stand against gun violence couldn't have backfired any worse than it...

 
 
 

JUDGE BARS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM REFUSING ASYLUM TO IMMIGRANTS WHO CROSS SOUTHERN BORDER ILLEGALLY

A federal judge barred the Trump administration on Monday from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally....

5,000 INMATES WITH HEPATITIS C SUED PENNSYLVANIA PRISONS. NOW, THEY'LL GET TREATMENT

In 2013, a cure for hepatitis C - a chronic viral infection that, if untreated, can lead to fatal liver disease - was brought to market....

 
 
 

POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP TO IDENTIFY SUSPECT IN TAILGATE THEFTS

Colonial Regional police are looking for the public's help to identify a vehicle that may be connected to thousands of dollars worth...

MOST CHARITIES THAT DESERTED TRUMP'S MAR-A-LAGO AFTER CHARLOTTESVILLE HAVEN'T COME BACK

Last year, 22 charities deserted President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida - canceling high-dollar events after Trump...

 
 
 

WHAT'S ON TAP FOR THE OTHER GRACE MANSION IN BETHLEHEM?

A stately south Bethlehem mansion, an early home of Bethlehem Steel's Eugene Grace, could become luxury apartments by next spring....

BY THE NUMBERS: THANKSGIVING TRAVEL VOLUME WILL BE HIGHEST SINCE 2005

AAA says more than 54 million Americans will be in transit this week, journeying 50 miles or more away from home to celebrate Thanksgiving....

 
 
 

FIRST EAST COAST MARIJUANA SHOPS OPEN TODAY IN MASSACHUSETTS

More than two years after voters in Massachusetts approved of recreational marijuana for adults, there are finally places to buy it...

SMOKE PLUME FROM CALIFORNIA SHROUDS LEHIGH VALLEY SKIES; BONE-CHILLING COLD, SNOW ON THE WAY?

As the California wildfires continue to burn, the clouds of smoke and ash they've generated sp

 
 
 

ALLENTOWN TEEN IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING BOY AT PARTY; HE SAYS IT WAS ACCIDENT, POLICE SAY

An 18-year-old Allentown man shot a boy in the stomach at a Saturday night house party, sending the boy to a hospital where he remained...

LEHIGH VALLEY BREWERS TO MAKE SPECIAL BEER TO AID CALIFORNIA FIRE VICTIMS

Lehigh Valley brewers are planning to collaborate to make a special batch of beer to benefit victims of the California wildfires. Beer...

 
 
 

STEVE FOLLETT, LONGTIME PRESIDENT OF FORKS TOWNSHIP MANUFACTURER FOLLETT LLC, RETIRING

Steve Follett has led a cool life, it would seem. Here's a reason why: He will soon be retiring from a three-decade career that included...

DOWNTOWN ALLENTOWN'S THIRD ANNUAL JINGLE BELL TRAIL TO FEATURE 24 COCKTAIL SAMPLES

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry. At the third annual Jingle Bell Cocktail Trail, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, you can do all three...

 
 
 

MULTIPLE PEOPLE REPORTED SHOT IN 'ACTIVE SHOOTER' SITUATION NEAR MERCY HOSPITAL ON SOUTH SIDE

Authorities were reporting multiple victims in an “active shooter” attack in the area of Mercy Hospital on the Near South Side that...

BOYERTOWN STUDENTS ASK U.S. SUPREME COURT TO HEAR APPEAL OF TRANSGENDER BATHROOM CHALLENGE

Students who lost their appeal in a challenge of Boyertown Area High School's policy allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms...

 
 
 

ALLENTOWN SECURES $300,000 GRANT FOR PROPOSED SKATE PARK

A proposed skate park at Allentown's Jordan Park is one step closer to completion thanks to a grant secured from the state. Late last...

4 DEAD IN EXECUTION-STYLE SHOOTINGS IN WEST PHILADELPHIA BASEMENT

Four people have been found fatally shot, execution-style, in the basement of a home under renovation in the Cedar Park section of...

 
 
 

FORKS POLICE SEEK MAN CHARGED IN BURGLARY

Forks Township police have asked for the public's help to find Arafa Islam, charged with stealing a credit card from a vehicle that...

Q&A WITH EINSTEIN THE "SNOW CAMEL"

He's the beast who launched a thousand memes, a 1,500 pound internet sensation who captured the Lehigh Valley's imagination when he...

 
 
 



'Gut-wrenching': Video shows emotional reunion after dog gets trapped in...

'Gut-wrenching': Video shows emotional reunion after dog gets trapped in pipe for 24 hours

Volunteer firefighters rescued the miniature long-haired dachshund who had become stuck in a vertical position in a drainage pipe. Read more ...

Tech stocks sink again; Dow drops 500 points

Tech stocks sink again; Dow drops 500 points

The gloom and doom on Wall Street has wiped out the stock market's gains for the year. Read more ...

Oilers name Ken Hitchcock new head coach

Oilers name Ken Hitchcock new head coach

Hitchcock, who replaces Todd McLellan after he was fired Tuesday morning, most recently coached the Stars during the 2017-18 season. Read more ...

Police: 6-year-old girl strangled baby brother to death with seat belt as...

Police: 6-year-old girl strangled baby brother to death with seat belt as dad shopped

The girl told investigators that she was playing with her brother and got angry when he wouldn't stop crying. Read more ...

Capitals' Orpik out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

Capitals' Orpik out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

ARLINGTON, Va. - Veteran Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is expected to miss four to six weeks. Read more ...

Trump Says U.S. Will Remain 'Steadfast Partner' Of Saudis, Despite Khashoggi...

Trump Says U.S. Will Remain 'Steadfast Partner' Of Saudis, Despite Khashoggi Killing

President Trump says his administration will continue to stand by Saudi Arabia, despite reports that the CIA believes the Saudi crown prince approved the killing of journalist... Read more ...

Walmart wants GOP senator to return donation after ‘public hanging' joke

Walmart wants GOP senator to return donation after ‘public hanging' joke

Walmart is requesting a refund of its $2,000 donation to Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in the race for the US Senate in Mississippi, after actress Debra Messing publicly... Read more ...

Mitchell Trubisky injury update: Bears optimistic QB can play vs. Lions

Mitchell Trubisky injury update: Bears optimistic QB can play vs. Lions

While the injury shouldn't be serious, there's concern over the amount of rest Trubisky will get on the Bear's short week. Read more ...

Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky day to day with shoulder injury

Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky day to day with shoulder injury

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is day to day with a right shoulder injury as the team prepares for Thursday's game against the Detroit Lions. Read more ...

Ivanka Trump used personal account for emails about government business...

Ivanka Trump used personal account for emails about government business, report says

The White House had no comment on Ivanka Trump's email practices. Read more ...