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Judge urges Lehigh Valley serial killer to donate his brain to science

After accepting an agreement that changed Harvey Robinson’s life sentence for a murder he carried out when he was just 17 years old to 35 years to life, Lehigh County President Judge Edward D. Reibman had a question for the valley’s youngest serial killer:Had Robinson considered donating his brain to scientists studying the criminal mind?

Bangor Area School District teachers will vote on whether to authorize strike

Members of the Bangor Area Education Association voted Tuesday to authorize union leaders to call a strike.

'Traumatized’: English couple and their baby sent to Berks Detention Center after making wrong turn into the U.S.

A couple from England who were visiting Canada and took a wrong turn into the United States when they swerved to avoid an animal on the road have been detained with their 3-month-old baby and shipped to the Berks Detention Center in Leesport, Pa., according to their lawyers.

Paul Muschick: Pennsylvania law targets undocumented construction workers. Good.

Column: The new Pennsylvania targets construction companies that hire undocumented workers. They pay these workers less, often in cash, without paying payroll taxes. That gives them an unfair competitive advantage.

Restaurant review: Fresh Kitchen by Robert Irvine brings celebrity flair to Lehigh Valley’s hottest new culinary spot

Fresh Kitchen by Robert Irvine brings celebrity flair to the Lehigh Valley’s hottest new culinary spot

15 misconceptions about credit scores

Getting your personal finances in order takes time. And if you’re hoping to save for retirement or support your children and grandchildren financially, every detail counts. Understanding credit and all it entails can be tricky, but the benefits of being on top of your credit score outweigh the challenges.  Credit scores range from a low of 300 to a high of 850. Having a “high” credit score can make life much easier. A high credit score means fewer problems obtaining a loan for a new home or being approved for a credit card with a high limit. There are plenty of misconceptions about credit scores, but being able to differentiate between fact and fiction is the first step to getting your score right. Here are some common myths about credit scores debunked. (This story originally appeared on The Active Times.)

Bethlehem Area School District looking to add field hockey, lacrosse, volleyball teams at middle schools

The Bethlehem Area School District is in the early stages of looking at adding intramurals such as field hockey, lacrosse and volleyball at its four middle schools to give students more access to sports.

Race Weekend Preview: Runner’s World Half Marathon Festival in Bethlehem

Whatever running category you fit into, the 8th annual Runner’s World Half & Festival is coming to ArtsQuest in Bethlehem Friday through Sunday and welcomes all paces, ages and even puppies.

Allentown residents warned of possible measles exposure after confirmed case at LVH, which is the first Allentown case in more than two decades

Lehigh Valley residents who visited four select medical facilities and office buildings between October 7 and October 12 may have been exposed to measles, the Pennsylvania Department of Health warned residents Monday after getting report of a patient with measles at Lehigh Valley Hospital.


Lehigh Valley Halloween decorations: Send us your pics for chance to win a prize

Show off your Halloween decorations around the Lehigh Valley area by sending us your pics for a chance to win a prize.


What Allentown Diocese real estate is and is not for sale?

Since a scathing statewide grand jury report on abusive priests last year, the Allentown Diocese has sold three properties in Lehigh and Northampton counties for a total of about $700,000. But prime real estate by Hamilton Crossings in the Route 222 corridor in Lower Macungie Township remains on the market, as do a few other key properties in the Lehigh Valley.

Paul Muschick: Will Pennsylvania’s improved Do Not Call law reduce robocalls?

Column: Pennsylvania recently toughened its Do Not Call law. So will the changes reduce the number of telemarketing calls you receive? Yes, it should help.

Soaring school lunch debts driving Pennsylvania districts to collection agencies

Lehigh Valley school districts continue to struggle with exploding student lunch debt as the process known as "lunch shaming" has been banned. Later this month, Quakertown will vote on a new policy that would send meal debt to a collection agency.

Does President Trump perform ‘amazingly good deeds’ or is he ‘bad for democracy’? Readers debate

As Democrats move forward with an impeachment inquiry, readers have strong feelings about President Trump. Here are some of the best reactions from the week.


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PICTURES: Historic photos of PPL building construction

PHOTO GALLERY: Historic photos of PPL building construction


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