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Wall Street's bull sculptor wants 'Fearless Girl' moved

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 13:30

The sculptor of Wall Street's "Charging Bull" says New York City is violating his legal rights by forcing his bronze beast to face off against the "Fearless Girl."

Artist Arturo Di Modica said Wednesday that the new neighboring statue changes his bull into something negative.

He says the bull's...

Allentown man facing child porn charges after online investigation

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 13:17

A 52-year-old man is facing child pornography charges after an online investigation found several images and videos on his laptop and cellphone, according to court records filed on Tuesday.

On March 29, Allentown police searched the home of Kevin Lee Schaffer in the 300 block of St. Lucas Street...

Archosaur fossils found in Tanzania are forcing scientists to rethink the evolution of dinosaurs

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 13:00

Scientists have identified one of the earliest known dinosaur relatives — and it doesn’t look anything like they expected.

Researchers had thought that the oldest dinosaur cousins would look rather like small, two-legged dinosaurs themselves. Instead, Teleocrater rhadinus actually stretched seven...

Another challenger for Bob Casey as he touts fundraising figures

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 12:37

As GOP contenders have been lining up to challenge him next year, Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey has been filling his campaign war chest. 

Casey's campaign says he raised $2.7 million last quarter, giving him nearly $3.8 million on hand as he prepares for re-election. His full fundraising report...

Ancestry.com helps family of dead boy find Pennsylvania man posing at him

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 12:36

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors say Ancestry.com helped the family of a baby who died in Texas in 1972 discover that a Pennsylvania man had assumed the child's identity.

Forty-four-year-old Jon Vincent was arrested in Lansdale, near Philadelphia, on Monday. Prosecutors say Vincent stole Nathan...

Putin meets Tillerson after Russia accuses U.S. of unlawful attack on Syria

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 12:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow on Wednesday as the two countries traded sharp accusations about a chemical weapons attack in Syria.

Tillerson, making the first visit by a Trump Cabinet official, went to the Kremlin in the early evening...

Contractor bans foul language to 'keep it clean' around Temple students

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 10:54

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Foul language is being discouraged at one construction site in Philadelphia.

WTXF-TV ) reports a sign saying "No Foul Language" has been spotted at the site of the new library being built on the Temple University campus.

The station asked about the sign and was told nobody complained...

Salisbury judge will remain on ballot, Commonwealth Court affirms

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 10:06

The Commonwealth Court on Tuesday put an end to a second effort to oust Salisbury Township District Judge Michael J. Pochron from the May primary ballot.

Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer affirmed Lehigh County Judge Edward D. Reibman's decision last month to dismiss a legal challenge to both Pochron's...

United CEO felt 'shame' after seeing video of passenger dragged from plane, vows to change policies

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 09:52

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz said he felt "shame" when watching viral videos of a passenger being dragged from his seat aboard a Sunday night flight, in an interview with "Good Morning America" on Wednesday.

"This will never happen again on a United Airlines flight," Munoz said, apologizing...

Melania Trump settles lawsuit with Daily Mail publisher over false claims for $2.9 million

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 09:28

U.S. first lady Melania Trump has accepted an apology and damages from the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper for reporting rumors about her time as a model, the two parties in the lawsuit said Wednesday.

In a joint statement, the parties said the Mail retracted its false statements that Trump...

Ready, aim, visit: American Revolution Museum set to open in Philly

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 09:23

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With muskets polished, flags aloft and one very commanding tent in place, Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution is at the ready.

After nearly two decades of planning, the museum that tells the dramatic story of the founding of the United States opens April 19, the...

David Letterman's mom, who became unlikely star, dies at 95

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 09:23

David Letterman's mother Dorothy Mengering, a Midwestern homemaker who became an unlikely celebrity in her 70s as she baked mystery pies and covered the Olympics for her son's late-night show, has died. She was 95.

Letterman's publicist Tom Keaney confirmed Mengering's death Tuesday for The Associated...

Parents of toddler who ingested meth charged

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 08:51

PINE GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Parents of a toddler who ingested methamphetamine in their Pennsylvania home have been jailed on child endangerment and other charges.

State police on Tuesday filed the charges against 26-year-old John Kemmerer and 24-year-old Leanne Popp.

The Schuylkill County couple's 22-month-old...

MLB, Majestic unveil special event uniforms for 2017 season

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 08:03

Major League Baseball on Tuesday announced its lineup of special uniforms for the 2017 season, a collaboration between the league and jersey provider Majestic, cap provider New Era and sock provider Stance.

Chuck Strom, vice president and general manager of Majestic's baseball business, confirmed...

New player enters Lehigh Valley industrial real estate market

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 07:27

There's a new player in the Lehigh Valley's booming industrial real estate market.

Over the past couple months, Penwood Real Estate Investment Management, a Connecticut-based firm with an office in New Jersey, has closed on two industrial properties in Upper Macungie Township and, with a development...

VOTE: Will you still fly United Airlines after a passenger was forcibly removed from a flight?

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 07:00
United Airlines is facing public backlash after video of a passenger being forcibly removed from a flight Sunday was posted on social media. After he was chosen by the airline at random to be bumped from the flight, the passenger, identified as David Dao, 69, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, refused...

Officials mull Chestnut Street access to Indian Creek community; PennDOT demurs

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 06:35

An age-restricted community on the former Indian Creek Golf Course spans three municipalities but provides residents with just one way in and out — Indian Creek Road.

Emmaus, Lower Macungie and Upper Milford officials agree this exacerbates existing traffic problems, particularly at the challenging...

Easton City Council to vote on Lafayette dorm proposal tonight

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 06:17

Easton City Council will meet at 6 p.m. tonight to learn about zoning changes that would allow Lafayette College to construct off-campus, four-story dormitories in College Hill.

The proposal is only being introduced to council and will not be up for vote, city officials said.

The proposal was dealt...

Allentown man killed in Berks County crash, police say

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 06:11

A 23-year-old Allentown man was killed in a crash late Tuesday night in Berks County, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.

Carlos Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred at 11:28 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of State Street and Lyons Road in Lyons Borough.


At Jim Thorpe back door, 'moaning' mama bear and cub disturb resident

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 00:39

A Jim Thorpe man called borough police Tuesday night when a black bear and her cub showed up at his back door and acted strangely as they went through his trash cans.

"Bears have been here before, but tonight it just seemed like they were very restless and they were moaning," said David Newton of...