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Lehigh County

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  • 'Whitetail Underdogs' now on RCN Cable

    Playing catch-up after a week of enjoying the outdoors is perhaps worse than suffering from cabin fever. Sorting through the lengthy email list and voice mails is not the type of indoor activity that makes the heart beat faster, but it sure does raise...
  • Judge resentences juvenile killer Qu'eed Batts to life without parole

    Judge resentences juvenile killer Qu'eed Batts to life without parole
    Qu’eed Batts, a 14-year-old Easton killer who became a symbol in the debate over how the justice system treats young offenders, was resentenced Friday to life in prison without parole — the same punishment he previously received, and one...
  • Troubled personal care home in South Whitehall to close

    Troubled personal care home in South Whitehall to close
    Trexler Park Manor personal care home, which has been cited several times and fined by the state, is closing. The South Whitehall Township home informed the state Department of Public Welfare in a letter early this month that it would be closing by June...
  • Gym's sudden closure not working out for members

    Gym's sudden closure not working out for members
    Some members of The Fitness Line gym in North Whitehall Township started losing the warm feeling they had for their workout spot when they had to exercise in chilly conditions over the winter. "It was colder inside than outside," Ron Bolza said....
  • Prudent Salisbury Township residents realize salesman has wrong license

    Susan Martucci would love to save money on her electricity bills, but she keeps finding more reasons why she should stay out of Pennsylvania's deregulated electricity market. I wrote last month about how she felt burned by an extraordinarily high bill...
  • State still not satisfied with conditions at care home

    The bedbug problem has been resolved at Trexler Park Manor personal care home, but the way the home is operating continues to bug state regulators. The Department of Public Welfare recently refused to issue the home a regular operating license. Instead,...
  • Even the Watchdog can get scammed

    I've always had a sympathetic ear for people who get ripped off by the scoundrels who are nothing but leeches on society. But I have a new appreciation for what scam victims go through after recently becoming a victim myself. I immediately knew...
  • Online heartbreakers love to lead you on

    My younger son really digs Valentine's Day. He's a sweetheart who loves drawing hearts and handing out hugs. I expect one day he'll be a heartbreaker, considering the charming good looks his mother passed down to him. I, on the other hand, am not the...
  • 'Suicide fence' for 15th Street Bridge hit a speed-bump

    'Suicide fence' for 15<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> Street Bridge hit a speed-bump
    Q: No one has worked on the new 15th Street Bridge sidewalk since the bridge opened to traffic on Dec. 20. It took forever and a day to build the bridge, yet four months later, no one can walk across it. When will the sidewalk be completed? Soon the major...
  • Traffic will be a taxing matter if Costco proceeds

    Traffic will be a taxing matter if Costco proceeds
    Q: I enjoyed your recent article on the FedEx traffic concerns. As you know, Hamilton Crossings (Costco and other stores) is being reviewed by Lower Macungie Township commissioners, and a vote is due by June 5th, according to Patrick Lester's recent...
  • DUI level for marijuana stirs pot of controversy

    DUI level for marijuana stirs pot of controversy
    Q: I've been reading about the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Colorado and Washington state, and how it's raising questions about DUI enforcement. They're developing testing standards for marijuana levels that cause impairment,...
  • American Parkway: Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge?

    American Parkway: Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge?
    Q: In regard to the new bridge being built over the Lehigh River, it would be nice to name it Pearl Harbor World War II Bridge in honor of the men and women from this area who served our country, or the John "Jack" McHugh Bridge, for the man who did so...