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  • By The Morning Call   -   Dec 11, 2018

    OPINION: IN DEFENSE OF JOE BIDEN AS A 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

    Before I offer some pushback to Frank Bruni's New York Times op-ed Saturday on why Joe Biden shouldn't run for president in 2020, I've...

    Running
  • By The Morning Call   -   Dec 11, 2018

    ROAD WARRIOR: THE 10 BUSIEST ROADS IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

    Drivers in the Lehigh Valley are putting an increasingly high burden on the region's transportation grid. In 2017, we collectively...

  • By The Morning Call   -   Dec 11, 2018

    'NUISANCE' SNOW EVENT POSSIBLE THURSDAY; HEAVY RAIN LIKELY THIS WEEKEND

    The National Weather Service says a weak disturbance could move through the Lehigh Valley on Thursday, bringing some accumulating snow...

  • By The Morning Call   -   Dec 11, 2018

    LEHIGH VALLEY WORKPLACES COLUMN: AVOID TROUBLE AT THIS YEAR'S HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY

    As we dive into the holiday season, human resources departments everywhere begin to go on high alert for the ever-so-reliable holiday...

  • By The Morning Call   -   Dec 11, 2018

    READERS REACT TO CLIMATE CHANGE: FROM WAREHOUSE TRUCK TRAFFIC TO ARCTIC OIL DRILLING

    With climate change in the news, Morning Call readers had lots of thoughts on global warming issues. Here are some of the better reader...

  • By The Morning Call   -   Dec 11, 2018

    DOZENS OF FIREFIGHTERS BATTLING TWO-ALARM BLAZE IN UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP

    Dozens of firefighters were dispatched to a fire on Hassadahl Road in Upper Macungie Township early Tuesday, according to a Lehigh...

  • By The Morning Call   -   Dec 11, 2018

    HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER WINS PENNSYLVANIA'S STATE AWARD

    A high school teacher from the Scranton area is Pennsylvania's 2019 teacher of the year. Abington Heights High School teacher Marilyn...

  • By The Morning Call   -   Dec 11, 2018

    OFFICIALS: UP TO 86 POTENTIALLY EXPOSED TO MEASLES IN NJ

    Health officials in Ocean County, New Jersey say 86 people who attended a private event may have been exposed to measles. The Asbury...

    Health
  • By The Morning Call   -   Dec 11, 2018

    MMM. BACON! VENDING MACHINE A HIT ON COLLEGE CAMPUS

    Many Ohio State University students are taking a break from studying for final exams by making a bacon run. Senior Sarah Page, who...

    Running, Food
  • By The Morning Call   -   Dec 11, 2018

    WHAT BETHLEHEM TAXPAYERS CAN EXPECT FROM NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET?

    Bethlehem City Council is expected next week to decide whether to adopt Mayor Robert Donchez's $78 million budget proposal. Will it...

    Golf, Finance
  • By The Morning Call   -   Dec 11, 2018

    FAMILY OF GANGSTER JAMES 'WHITEY' BULGER PLANS WRONGFUL DEATH SUIT

    The family of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger is planning a wrongful death suit against the government to learn why the 89-year old,...

  • By The Morning Call   -   Dec 11, 2018

    9 YEARS AFTER BEING FLUSHED, WOMAN'S WEDDING RING REAPPEARS

    A New Jersey woman has her wedding ring back, nine years after she accidentally flushed it down her toilet. Paula Stanton was sure...

  • By The Morning Call   -   Dec 11, 2018

    ALLENTOWN BUDGET SHOWDOWN IS ON, AND IT MAY NOT END UNTIL 11:59 P.M. SATURDAY

    Allentown City Council set the stage for a budget showdown Monday, reversing course and adopting an amended city budget that would...

  • By The Morning Call   -   Dec 11, 2018

    AT GLOBAL CLIMATE CONFERENCE, TRUMP ADVISER PROMOTES FOSSIL FUELS

    President Donald Trump's top White House adviser on energy and climate stood before the crowd of some 200 people on Monday and tried...

    Industry, World, Donald Trump
  • By The Morning Call   -   Dec 11, 2018

    RECORD COUNT REPORTED FOR PARALYZING POLIO-LIKE ILLNESS ACROSS U.S

    This year has seen a record number of cases of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children, U.S. health officials said Monday. It's...

    U.S., Health
  • By The Morning Call   -   Dec 10, 2018

    SHAWN CHRISTY ENTERS ‘NOT GUILTY' PLEAS IN FEDERAL COURT

    A man who spent months as a fugitive from federal authorizes pleaded not guilty on Monday morning to crimes he allegedly committed...

    Running
  • By The Morning Call   -   Dec 10, 2018

    OPINION: MEET MELANIA TRUMP'S ENFORCER. IT'S NOT HER HUSBAND

    WASHINGTON - Staffers in President Donald Trump's White House are measured by longevity. There's the November 9th Club, the nickname...

    Election, Donald Trump
  • By The Morning Call   -   Dec 10, 2018

    JUDGE SETS COURT DATE FOR THIS WEEK FOR EX-TRUMP CAMPAIGN CHAIR PAUL MANAFORT

    A judge has set a court date for this week for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after prosecutors with the special counsel's...

    U.S.
  • By The Morning Call   -   Dec 10, 2018

    SNOWED-IN SOUTH MAKES THE BEST OF DAY OFF FROM WORK, SCHOOL AFTER TREACHEROUS STORM

    Snowed-in Southerners made the best of a day without work or school Monday while officials warned that roads remained treacherous after...

  • By The Morning Call   -   Dec 10, 2018

    PRESIDENT TRUMP PLAN TO RECLASSIFY NUKE WASTE ALARMS ENVIRONMENTALISTS

    The Trump administration has proposed reclassifying some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to make disposal...

    U.S.