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  • Uncertain future for Allentown's Americus Center

    Uncertain future for Allentown's Americus Center
    The future of the historic Americus Center remains very much in doubt after its owner Wednesday abruptly stopped an arena authority hearing on an extension to start work on his $13.2 million project. Moments before the Allentown Neighborhood...
  • Stellar boys basketball tournament again offers a mix of locals and strong outsiders

    Stellar boys basketball tournament again offers a mix of locals and strong outsiders
    The staff running the Stellar "Catch A Rising Star" Basketball Showcase has often been described as a family, and tournament week is their annual family reunion. When the boys portion of the 19th annual Stellar tournament begins Thursday night in...
  • Former Shanty owners to open new restaurant in center city Allentown

    Former Shanty owners to open new restaurant in center city Allentown
    One of Allentown's best-known restaurateur families is getting in on the redevelopment downtown. Don and Diane Saylor, longtime owners of The Shanty restaurant, announced plans Wednesday to open a restaurant at the former House of Chen at 732 Hamilton...
  • LVH flexes its muscle downtown

    LVH flexes its muscle downtown
    Workers in hard hats using power tools swarmed over Lehigh Valley Health Network's new fitness center in downtown Allentown on Tuesday, but network officials say they'll be ready to replace those workers with athletes in their workout gear next week. The...
  • New meters for PPL customers

    New meters for PPL customers
    New meters for PPL customers … The winners and losers of state budget … Retail Watch: Hamilton Kitchen and Bar opens in downtown Allentown … Watchdog: A look at recalls and used cars … On The Cheap: Reuse newspaper bags...
  • Media give Wolf the edge over Corbett

    I read The Morning Call every day from front to back and have taken note of the fact that there seems to be an inordinate number of "political analysis" articles with a major bias in favor of Tom Wolf in the upcoming gubernatorial election between him and...
  • Story sparks memories

    Thank you to writer Rick Steves for his June 29 article, "A piece of history that led to world war," in The Morning Call Travel pages. It was very interesting and informative. My father came to the United States from Bosnia in 1913. He was a young man...
  • Pennsylvania residents losers in state budget battle

    Missing from The Morning Call article on the state budget's winners and losers was the biggest group of losers — Pennsylvania residents. Gov. Corbett has no idea what his constituents need — employment, education and health care. His handling...
  • Declaration of Independence rings true today

    In the July 4th newspaper, The Morning Call printed the Declaration of Independence. I read it all, probably for the first time since high school. Some of the reasons we decided to leave the king of Great Britain's rule caught my attention: •"He...
  • Scanner: Vehicle crashes into utility pole in south Allentown

    Scanner: Vehicle crashes into utility pole in south Allentown
    A dump truck crashed into a utility pole at W. Emaus Avenue and S. Sixth Street in south Allentown, knocking out power in the area, according to scanner reports. The crash happened about 2 p.m. and was initially reported as involving multiple injures,...
  • FAA investigating Bucks skydiving accident

    Two people were seriously injured sky diving Tuesday morning in upper Bucks County. Perkasie police said officers were called to an open area near Guth Elementary School on Seventh Street in the borough at 11:06 a.m. on reports of a sky-diving accident....
  • Thunderstorms cut power to 6,200 in Lehigh Valley

    Thunderstorms cut power to 6,200 in Lehigh Valley
    Thunderstorms rolled into the Lehigh Valley Tuesday night, tossing trees and power lines and knocking out power to more than 6,000 homes and businesses. As of 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, about 6,200 PPL and Met-Ed customers remained without power in Berks,...