Latest Allentown News

Terry Rang named editor-in-chief of The Morning Call

Jan. 11, 2019 2:54 PM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Tribune Publishing has named Terry Rang as editor-in-chief of The Morning Call, where she has held a series of senior positions. Rang had been serving as interim editor-in-chief, and before that, as managing editor. Before joining the Morning Call in 2000, she spent nearly 20 years at...

Teen dies after falling off chair lift at ski resort

Jan. 2, 2019 2:54 PM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey teenager has died after falling off a chair lift at a ski resort in eastern Pennsylvania. Carbon County Coroner Robert Miller Jr. on Wednesday identified the victim as 17-year-old Connor Golembiewski of Flemington. Miller says the teen suffered multiple blunt force...

Brewpubs bracing for state to start collecting sales tax

Dec. 27, 2018 8:08 AM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — For Pennsylvania residents, a glass of craft beer at the local brewpub could soon get a little more expensive. Beginning in June, the state will start collecting 6 percent sales tax from brewers. That has some worrying that passing the cost on to customers could hurt business. The tax...

Lindsay Lohan's stepmom accused of trying to commandeer bus

Dec. 26, 2018 5:54 PM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say the stepmother of actress Lindsay Lohan tried to commandeer an occupied bus and attacked its driver on Christmas Day. Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday they arrested 36-year-old Kate Major Lohan of Boca Raton, Florida, and charged her with driving under the...

Congress has legalized hemp. What the future might hold

Dec. 22, 2018 3:06 AM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The federal government is poised to quit counting hemp, marijuana's sober and versatile cousin, among the most dangerous class of substances. Both chambers of Congress voted this week to pass a Farm Bill that removes hemp — cannabis plants with a near-zero amount of the...

Areas of Pennsylvania bracing for flooding, heavy rains

Dec. 21, 2018 7:20 AM EST

ALLENTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Flood warnings have been issued across the Lehigh Valley region as the first official day of winter brings heavy rains to northeastern and southeastern Pennsylvania. The National Weather Service says the area around Mount Pocono could receive as much as four inches of rain Friday....

Home cameras are effective antidote to 'porch pirates'

Dec. 20, 2018 8:18 AM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Home surveillance cameras appear to be making a difference in the battle against "porch pirates" — people who steal packages off stoops and porches during the holiday season. An East Allentown woman tells The Morning Call that she had a small camera installed above her door and...

Man faces life without parole in road rage shooting

Dec. 16, 2018 10:56 AM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man is facing a life sentence without possibility of parole following his conviction in a road rage shooting in broad daylight at an eastern Pennsylvania intersection last year. Jurors in Lehigh County deliberated less than an hour Friday before convicting 37-year-old Curtis Nathan...

Source of strong odor in Lehigh Valley under investigation

Dec. 14, 2018 7:22 AM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Environmental officials in Pennsylvania are investigating the source of a strong odor that has irritated residents of the Lehigh Valley. The probe has focused on a landfill in Plainfield Township, but no violations were found. The Grand Central Landfill treats garbage runoff. A...

Parents of college student sue classmate, others over death

Dec. 11, 2018 4:22 PM EST

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The parents of a 19-year-old college freshman who died of head injuries in a fall suffered after a day of drinking are seeking to hold his roommate and other students liable. Lafayette College lacrosse recruit McCrae Williams died on Sept. 11, 2017, two days after he fell in his dorm...