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Car crashes into utility pole in Upper Saucon; driver pulls self out

3 hours 39 min ago

A car crashed into a utility pole and flipped onto its roof late Wednesday in Upper Saucon Township, injuring the driver, according to emergency radio reports.

The accident happened at 11:50 p.m. in the 4800 block of Limeport Pike, along the Wedgewood Golf Course. The driver freed himself from...

Pennsylvania has reduced the number of preventable hospitalizations

3 hours 59 min ago

The number of people hospitalized in the Lehigh Valley for potentially preventable illnesses has decreased by more than 1,000 cases in the last decade, likely due to improved management of chronic health problems, according to a state report released Thursday.

Statewide, the rate of people hospitalized...

Candidates in the 7th Dstrict talk about the Middle East

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:45pm

In the last couple of weeks, candidates jockeying to replace Rep. Charlie Dent have have tangled over hot -button issues like gun control and immigration.

On Wednesday they tackled the Middle East.

At a forum at Congregation Brith Sholom in Hanover Township, Northampton County, among the questions...

Route 309 hit-run crash hurts woman in northwest Lehigh County

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:30pm

A vehicle crashed on its side, injuring a woman Wednesday night on Route 309 near Northwestern Lehigh High School, according to emergency radio reports.

The accident was reported as a hit-and-run crash 10:15 p.m. on Route 309 at Country Road, Heidelberg Township, just east of the high school.


Lehigh County commissioners defer controversial Computer Aid contract

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:10pm

Lehigh County commissioners Wednesday put off voting on a $627,000 IT support contract that raised red flags under the county’s anti-play-to-play law.

The decision marked the third straight meeting that commissioners deferred the contract renewal with Computer Aid, Inc. The Allentown based company...

Officials: 2 teens stabbed waiting for Philadelphia subway

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:53pm

Two 17-year-old boys were stabbed waiting for a subway train after school in Philadelphia, and police say they're in critical condition.

It happened at a bustling downtown station just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, not long after public schools let out.

The boys were waiting on the eastbound platform...

GOP governor hopefuls clash in TV debate over TV attack ads

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:53pm

With three weeks until the primary election, a live TV debate Wednesday night between the three Republicans seeking the party's nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in November got tough quickly, as they clashed over their increasingly sharp-elbowed attack ads on TV.

Early in the hour-long...

Turkish court sentences 14 journalists, newspaper employees to prison

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 9:13pm

A Turkish court on Wednesday handed down prison sentences to a group of journalists and employees working for a Turkish opposition newspaper on terrorism-related charges, in a case that has focused attention on the erosion of press freedoms under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Fourteen of the...

'Did he jump?' Body in Parryville creek may have dropped from Turnpike bridge, Carbon coroner says

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 8:45pm

The dead man found Sunday in Pohopoco Creek in Parryville may have fallen from the Turnpike’s Northeast Extension bridge over the creek, the Carbon County coroner said Wednesday.

Coroner Robert Miller Jr. also said investigators believe the body was that of a 32-year-old black man, but state police...

For female Trump lookalike, crops mean more than social media fame

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 7:56pm

A woman in Spain has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a striking resemblance to U.S. President Donald Trump.

A journalist reporting on farming in northwestern Spain posted on Instagram a picture of Dolores Leis dressed in farm clothing with a hoe over her shoulder,...

Future in limbo for long-time Easton Planning Commission member at odds with mayor

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 7:55pm

Robert Sun, a vocal opponent of Lafayette College’s plan to build off-campus student housing on College Hill, finds his membership on the Easton Planning Commission in limbo.

Sun’s term expired in January but he has continued to serve while waiting for Easton Mayor Sal Panto Jr. to reappoint him....

$2 million Montco property earmarked for medical office building, retail

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 7:55pm

Colliers International’s Upper Macungie Township office helped negotiate a $2 million sale of 7.2 acres along Route 663 and Northgate Boulevard in Pennsburg, Montgomery County.

Derek Zerfass of Colliers represented the seller. The land is commercially zoned, and plans call for the purchaser, PB...

DA investigates Quakertown school director's 25-year-old bank fraud conviction

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 7:40pm

A Quakertown school director says he will step down if the Bucks County district attorney determines that his criminal convictions from as many as 25 years ago would make it inappropriate for him to serve in public office.

Austin Sedicum, 50, a sports podiatrist in Quakertown who has served 2 ½...

Michael Cohen says he will invoke his Fifth Amendment right in Stormy Daniels case

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 7:35pm

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen on Wednesday told a federal judge that he would invoke his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself in a lawsuit brought by adult entertainer Stormy Daniels.

Cohen's declaration, in support of his request to pause proceedings in the...

Dozing Allentown driver’s car flips in Tilghman St. crash, police say

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 6:20pm

A sleepy motorist’s car hit two parked cars and flipped onto its roof Wednesday afternoon on Tilghman Street in west Allentown, and the driver survived without a scratch, police said.

“It appears as though he fell asleep,” police Capt. Jim Keiser said. “He was taken to the hospital to be checked...

Politics of opioids roiling state Capitol

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 6:15pm

An election-year battle is brewing in the Pennsylvania State Capitol and on social media over opioids, campaign donations and lobbying influence.

The battle centers around a bill that would limit the amount of prescriptions injured workers can receive for their medical care.

Senate Bill 936 — a...

Pa. parents spared jail time in 2016 pneumonia death of girl

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 5:40pm

The parents of a 2-year-old Pennsylvania girl have been spared jail time in the pneumonia death of their daughter after vowing to seek medical care in the future for their other children.

Thirty-five-year-old Jonathan Foster and 34-year-old Grace Foster were sentenced to five years' probation on...

Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson denies being in drunken car crash

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 5:39pm

President Donald Trump's pick for Veterans Affairs secretary showed "a pattern" of questionable prescription drug practices and drunken behavior, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out a large supply of a prescription opioid to a White House military staff member,...

Department of Health urges residents to throw out romaine lettuce

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 5:20pm

With 12 confirmed cases of E. coli, which has hospitalized eight people and resulted in one patient developing hemolytic uremic syndrome, the state Department of Health is warning residents to throw out romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona.

The recent E. coli outbreak connected to the lettuce is...

Deal's off: Lehigh Carbon Community College won't move to The Morning Call building

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 5:15pm

Lehigh Carbon Community College’s plan to move its center city Allentown campus into The Morning Call building is off, the school announced in an email to employees Wednesday.

College President Ann D. Bieber said City Center Investment Corp., which owns The Morning Call building at Sixth and Linden...