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  • Chief Mark Kessler's gun-rights message reaches beyond Pennsylvania

    The tiny coal town of Gilberton has become a spectacle for the nation's gun debate, marshaling dozens of armed gun-rights activists who come to defend the borough's suspended police chief, whose profanity-laced YouTube videos sparked the controversy. At...
  • Song premiere: Duff McKagan taps Seattle roots with Walking Papers

    Song premiere: Duff McKagan taps Seattle roots with Walking Papers
    As a hungry young musician, Duff McKagan learned early on how to make a graceful entrance or exit, maybe more often than most. Even before his dozen years as bassist for the L.A. hard-rock act Guns ‘N Roses and his later collaborations with Velvet...
  • Crime & Punishment: Rob Zombie Unhappy With Local Skate Park

    Crime & Punishment: Rob Zombie Unhappy With Local Skate Park
    America got one step closer to winning the War on Drugs when a court cleared the way for the federal government to seize the Waterford home of one-time medical marijuana growers Seth and Beth Marder. The couple told The Day they used cannabis to treat...
  • Musikfest Day 3 Picks of the Platzes

     
    We’re heading into Day 3 of Musikfest, and things are just getting into swing. Here are Lehigh Valley Music’s Top 3 free-performance shows of the day, plus a few others to consider. MiZ Playing on Main Street SUNDAY, AUG. 4......
  • A 5-year look at Districts 2-4-11 4A football subregional qualifiers

     
    If the field for the Districts 2-4-11 Class 4A football subregional looks familiar to you, it should. Seven of the eight teams that qualified for the subregional last year are back again this year. The lone newcomer is Wyoming Valley......
  • 'Girl in Blue,' now working in Scranton, was eyewitness to JFK assassination

    'Girl in Blue,' now working in Scranton, was eyewitness to JFK assassination
    She is known as the "Girl in Blue." For years, the schoolgirl in the blue jacket who perched atop a stone pedestal in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on Nov. 22, 1963 - and documented in grainy photographs and film clips - tantalized historians...
  • Biden: Delaware sandwiches better than Philly

    Biden: Delaware sandwiches better than Philly
    If Vice President Joe Biden runs for the White House in 2016 he may have to work a little harder to win over crucial southeast Pennsylvania voters. The Scranton-born Biden may have represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate for 36 years, but his allegiance...
  • Obama to bring economic message to Pennsylvania next week

    Obama to bring economic message to Pennsylvania next week
    President Barack Obama will return to Pennsylvania, the swing state he won handily in 2012, to continue his summer push to shift the policy conversation back to the economy. Details are few, but the White House confirmed that on "Thursday, August 22 and...
  • Barbecue, pies and more on tourism maps

    Barbecue, pies and more on tourism maps
    Trails aren't just for hiking. Increasingly, state and local tourism officials are creating trail itineraries to showcase the unique culinary traditions of a state or region. South Carolina is best known for its beaches and golf destinations, such as...
  • MVC needs more than a merger to close gap with LVC

    MVC needs more than a merger to close gap with LVC
    The numbers from a Mountain Valley Conference perspective were not good on the gridiron this weekend. Whitehall 56, Pleasant Valley 28. Parkland 35, Stroudsburg 21. Nazareth 56, Pocono Mountain East 25. Bethlehem Catholic 34, Lehighton 6. Yes,...
  • Final MVC football standings: 5 teams make postseason, 4 will play LVC members.

     
    Saturday's Allen-Dieruff game officially concluded the Mountain Valley Conference football regular season. East Stroudsburg South is the champion, ending Stroudsburg's two-year run, and giving the Cavaliers their 10th title since the league began in...
  • What I'm working on

     
    The usual peek at some items I'm looking into for Sunday's Retail Watch column. Ginger -- New Asian restaurant opening at former Starbucks space in Lower Macungie Township. Bliss Yogurt Bar -- New frozen yogurt shop in Trexlertown. Fratzola's Pizzeria...