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Fatal Crashes, Bank Robbery Arrest: Top Lehigh Valley News

Also making headlines: Special effects maker’s possible move; Rare home movies; Firefighters attempt to unionize

See Rare Home Movies of Hellertown in the 1930s
Local history buff Danny Ruth screened some rare late 1930s home movie footage of Hellertown residents and the borough itself at Wednesday's well-attended meeting of the Lower Saucon Township Historical Society.

Can Borough Firefighters Unionize?
The answer to whether Emmaus Borough Firefighters can form a union awaits a decision from the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board.

Bethlehem Man, 75, Was Victim in Fatal R.309 Crash with Bus
Web posting says Arthur Metcalfe died when his pickup truck crashed into back of Trans-Bridge bus north of Quakertown.

Mayor Donchez Chooses Novatnack to be Next Fire Chief
35-year Bethlehem Fire Department veteran selected to take reins after mayor's first choice decided to retire.

Township Man Gets House Arrest for Having Child Porn
Tyler Joe Daniels, 22, also sentenced to probation, must register as sex offender for life.

Hotel Room Fire Was Set Deliberately, Police Say
An incendiary device was used at Econo Lodge and Conference Center to set Jan. 5 two-alarm fire.

Suspected Bank Robber Captured After Hotel Scuffle
Joshua Anthony Santos, 22, charged with Dec. 16 armed robbery of Lafayette Ambassador Bank on State Street, according to published report and court records.

Driver Dies in Fiery I-78 Crash
A deadly tractor-trailer crash on I-78 westbound near the toll plaza in Williams Township has caused traffic to back up.

Fogelsville Dam Closer to Repairs
State DEP has given Upper Macungie until midyear to fix 100-year-old dam.

Day-Timer Facility Could Become Home to Special-effects Maker
Smooth-On Inc., of Williams Township, will go before the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission on Tuesday to seek a variance that would enable the company to expand to the former Day-Timer facility in East Texas.

Driver Not Hurt After Car Goes Airborne, Lands on Its Roof
Emmaus man cited after Saturday morning crash on Mountain Road just south of Macungie, state police say. 

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