NorCo Spends Nearly $30k For Timeclocks That May Never Be Used

Northampton County has spent nearly $30,000 for timeclocks that may never be used, according to documents obtained from Controller Steve Barron. District Attorney John Morganelli has already made clear he is opposed to their use, and the Brown administ…

Fundraising dodgeball tournament a hit in Nazareth (PHOTOS)

Nazareth Area High School hosted the 12th annual GLAX Fundraiser Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday.

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The Nazareth Area High School girls lacrosse …

Severe February thunderstorms roll through Lehigh Valley

A line of strong storms carries the threat of 50 mph wind, lightning and half-inch hail.

Strong thunderstorms rolled through the Lehigh Valley late Saturday afternoon.
As th…

Reading police fatally shoot armed man in barbecue dispute, reports say

An officer reportedly opened fire after the man aimed a shotgun at officers.

A Reading man was killed by city police after allegedly pointing a shotgun at officers during a dispu…

Demands for answers on immigration, Russia at 2nd Lance town hall

U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th Dist.) faced hundreds of riled up constituents Saturday for the second time this week.

BRANCHBURG — U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance faced hundreds&nb…

2 Bethlehem men are missing. Have you seen them?

Both have been missing for more than two days in separate cases.

Bethlehem police are looking for two men that went missing this week in separate cases.
Police Chief Mark Di…

Attorney: $50M biofuel tax scam charges should be dismissed

David Dunham, of Bethlehem, claims his previous attorney had a conflict of interest and wrongly advised him to plead guilty.

The attorney for a man charged with participating in …

Strong thunderstorms will end record-breaking February heat

Damaging winds are possible as a front moves through Saturday afternoon.

If you were looking for a catch to all this record-breaking warm February weather, Saturday’s storms may …

Have you seen these suspects? Fugitives of the week Feb. 25, 2017

Warren and Northampton county authorities say they are looking for two suspects.

Warren County authorities seek Luis Columbie – fugitive of the week
Northampton County authoriti…

Christie ratchets up his fight against N.J. newspaper legal ads

The New Jersey Press Association said it will release figures next week stating how much legal ad revenue was generated last year.

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie o…

A year late, Easton’s roadmap for the future is complete

The comprehensive plan 1st compiled by Urban Matrix failed to address infrastructure and traffic, a councilman said.

Easton City Council adopted its new comprehensive plan l…

Timeline: What we know about homicide outside Palmer Township Auto Zone

A 36-year-old man is dead and a 24-year-old is charged with homicide following gunfire outside the 25th Street business.

Long-quiet Warren County Democrats to weigh in on governor race

It will be the small, local party’s first nominating caucus in 15 years.

For the first time in more than a decade, Democrats in Warren County are moving to endorse one of their party’s candidates for governor of New Jersey.

A nominating convention scheduled for Sunday is the county Democratic committee’s first in about 15 years, according to Chairman Tom Palmieri.

The event, scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at the Washington Draught House on Route 31, will have four candidates in the crowded gubernatorial race: Bill Brennan, an activist and former Teaneck firefighter; Phil Murphy, a former banking executive and U.S. ambassador to Germany; John Wisniewski, a longtime member of the state Assembly; and Mark Zinna, president of Tenafly Borough Council.

Murphy wins another endorsement

It’s a small committee in a heavily Republican area — there were 24 members in 2013 when Palmieri took over as chairman, and 91 now, according to a news release.

But they are encouraged after Democrats in 2015 won council seats and the mayor’s office in Phillipsburg, the county’s most populated town.

“The Warren County Democratic Committee looks forward to making more inroads in Warren County in 2017,” Palmieri said in the release.

The convention is open to the public. Anyone interested in attending can RSVP by emailing info@warrencountydems.com or on the Warren County Dems Facebook page.

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20-acre brush fire contained in northern Warren County

No injuries or structure damage was reported.

A 20-acre brush fire — large for the hilly terrain of northwest New Jersey — was among two doused Friday afternoon in on…

The Lehigh Valley just had its warmest February day on record

Records fell around the region as the temperature rose well into the 70s.

More records have fallen as the temperature rises.
A high of 77 degrees made Friday the warmest Feb…