Police say an Upper Milford Township woman headed a prostitution ring at a strip club in Allentown.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The new Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse in Allentown features a gourmet salad bar and slow-grilled meats carved table side by 'gauchos.'
The owners of The Melting Pot fondue restaurant in Bethlehem have added another unique dining experience to the Lehigh Valley restaurant scene with the opening of Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse at 2805 Lehigh Street in Allentown. Rodizio is located next to The Tilted Kilt at the site of what used to be a Bob Evans restaurant just off I-78. Rodizio features a gourmet salad bar and rotisserie grilled meats—including beef, pork, poultry and lamb—that are seasoned and slow roasted. After you visit the salad bar, return to your table where friendly "gauchos" bring steak and other roasted meat to you on a long skewer and carve it tableside. Each table setting includes metal tongs so patrons can grab the morsels as they are carved. Sausage, …
Monday, February 4, 2013
A group of public union members and people from the community gathered Monday to protest cuts they assume Gov. Corbett will announce Tuesday as part of his budget.
Jim Baker, a member of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 668, said he was protesting Monday afternoon in front of PA Sen. Pat Browne's downtown Allentown office because families are already stretched to the limit after two years under Gov. Tom Corbett's policies and he doesn't believe it will get any better. He was joined by fellow union members, members of the community and members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776. Protestors braved frigid temperatures and held signs saying, "Fund Our Schools" and "Honk if you Support PA Families." On a press release, Baker said, "The state budget cuts have left families teetering on the edge. Assistance in our state continues to be misplaced, as rich corporations …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Did you know the first stink bug was found in Allentown? Read more about how to get rid of them.
You've probably seen them crawling on your screens or fluttering around your house. You can't crush them because they expel a musty scent when frightened. It's a defensive technique that has earned them their name—stink bugs. Stink bugs, which have a brown, shield-like body, were first discovered in Allentown, PA in 2001, according to a University of Maryland entomology bulletin. They feed on fruit trees, ornamental plants, vegetables and legumes, and are common throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, especially in the fall, according to the bulletin. Although stink bugs are not known to present any harm to humans, according to UMD, they are a major nuisance. Here are ten ways to get rid of them: 1. Use a vacuum cleaner to suck up the bugs - …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A train hit a car stuck on railroad tracks near South Mall on Tuesday morning
A woman escaped injury Tuesday morning when she was able to get out of her car before it was hit by a train on the tracks near South Mall. She mistakenly drove onto railroad tracks and her car stalled around 6:30 a.m., according to reports by WFMZ and Lehigh Valley Live. She called police, but the train couldn't be alerted in time to stop. The car was pushed down the tracks in the area of 31st Street between Emmaus Avenue and Lehigh Street. The force of a train hitting a car is comparable to a car hitting a soda can, according to Operation Lifesaver, a rail safety education website. There were more than 2,000 car-train incidents at public and private rail crossings in 2011. Those resulted in 271 deaths and more than 1,000 injuries. …
Friday, January 18, 2013
There's no residency requirement for today's free flu shot clinic in Allentown
As Pennsylvania's flu outbreak worsens -- 40 flu-related deaths have been reported so far -- the Allentown Health Bureau will offer FREE flu shots from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at the health bureau office, 245 N. 6th Street, Allentown Who is eligible? Individuals 6 months of age & older are encouraged to get a yearly flu vaccine. There are no residency requirements to receive the free flu vaccine. Healthy persons, who are not pregnant and are between 2 and 49 years of age, may choose a flu shot or nasal spray. (NOTE: Anyone currently running a fever should not get vaccinated. Anyone with an egg allergy should go to their doctor.) How much will it cost? Free - We are not charging individuals who receive the flu vaccine. However, we are …
Volunteers are planning to counter Westboro Baptist's anti-gay message of hate in the Lehigh Valley on Sunday.
Friday 9 a.m. Update: Lehigh Valley Live reports that an attorney for Westboro Baptist has confirmed the group will protest in the Lehigh Valley on Sunday. Original Story: Counter-protests are in the works in response to a Westboro Baptist press release stating the Kansas-based anti-gay group is coming to the Lehigh Valley on Sunday. It's not known if Westboro members will actually show up at the four local churches they say are "masquerading as whorehouses." Westboro failed to show up as threatened at the wake for Sandy Hook school principal Dawn Hochsprung in Connecticut last month. A volunteer biker brigade was there to shield mourners in case Westboro members protested the solemn event. South Whitehall police are planning extra patrols…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Allentown's Health Department will offers free flu shots -- with no residency requirements -- on January 17 and 18
As Pennsylvania's flu outbreak worsens -- 40 flu-related deaths have been reported so far -- the Allentown Health Bureau will offer FREE flu vaccination clinics as follows: Where: Allentown Health Bureau, 245 N. 6th Street, Allentown When: Who is eligible? Individuals 6 months of age & older are encouraged to get a yearly flu vaccine. There are no residency requirements to receive the free flu vaccine. Healthy persons, who are not pregnant and are between 2 and 49 years of age, may choose a flu shot or nasal spray. (NOTE: Anyone currently running a fever should not get vaccinated. Anyone with an egg allergy should go to their doctor.) How much will it cost? Free - We are not charging individuals who receive the flu vaccine. However, we…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Police are investigating the "suspicious' death of a 5-year-old Allentown boy who died Friday
Police are investigating the death of an Allentown child found unresponsive in his home Thursday night. Cashmiere Hill, 5, of 107 N. 12th St., was not breathing so his mother called 911 about 9 p.m. Thursday. He was pronounced dead at 2:31 a.m. Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital. An autopsy was performed Friday morning but the Lehigh County coroner's office issued a statement saying the boy's cause and manner of death are pending further investigation. The death is being termed "suspicious." The coroner's office and Allentown police are investigating, with assistance from the Lehigh County district attorney.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Allentown's popular "Lights in the Parkway" holiday attraction opens Friday, November 23
Lights in the Parkway is back for the 2012 holiday season! Location: 1700 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Allentown, Pa. Dates: November 23-26 and November 30, 2012 through January 6, 2013 (closed Christmas Day) Time: 5:30 to 10 p.m. Cost: $6 per vehicle in advance - $10 per vehicle at the gate. Advance sale tickets will be available at the following locations: Wegmans Allentown Wegmans Bethlehem Wegmans Nazareth Download a discount coupon here. Check out a video of Lights in the Parkway! This drive-through light display covers more than a mile of one of Allentown's most beautiful parks (Lehigh Parkway) and features lighted trees, light tunnels and animated displays. "Lights" has become an annual tradition for many families throughout …