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Allentown’s Sportsfest to End

From the Sportsfest website: SportsFest will be discontinuing operations effective immediately.At our recent board meeting, the Board of Directors wrapped up the 21st annual SportsFest and announced that this past SportsFest would be our last.We have b…

Chris Casey Predicts Hyman Will Win Allentown

(from Doug Slifkin’s Facebook page)Abraham Lincoln is thought to have once said, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.” I prove this truism on a near daily basis here. But fellow LV Blogger Chris Casey i…

Lou Hershman Deserves Your Vote

Courtney Robinson, a long-time Democratic operative and cigar salesman, is running for a two-year spot on Allentown City Council against Lou Hershman.  Though interested in politics and quite capable of raising lots of money from the politically e…

WATCH: This Lehigh Valley city is a pioneer in police body cameras

Allentown is Pennsylvania’s largest city to outfit every patrol officer with body-worn cameras, a tool but no cure-all.

Federal tax money goes toward Da Vinci in Easton

A $100,000 grant is going toward a feasibility and attendance study on the proposed attraction.

The ongoing feasibility and attendance study for Da Vinci Science City has go…

Coroner IDs pedestrian who died after being struck by vehicle

The 47-year-old Bethlehem man died at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township.

A 47-year-old Bethlehem man has been identified as the pedestrian who w…

Authorities trying to ID pedestrian who died after crash

Police are releasing few details prior to the identity being known.

Authorities have yet to identify the man who died Thursday night after being struck by a vehicle in the 1900 b…

Lehigh Valley Olympian joins race to succeed Charlie Dent in Congress

“Washington is a mess,” says gold-medalist Marty Nothstein.

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An Olympic champion cyclist has joined the race to Washington, hoping a conservative message will win him Rep. Charlie Dent’s seat in Congress.

“Washington is a mess,” Marty Nothstein said in a news release Thursday announcing his candidacy on the Republican ticket, and in a video on his campaign website. “Too many people in Congress think ‘good enough’ will do. Well, ‘good enough’ is not good enough for me.”

Nothstein is a Lehigh Valley native and resident of the Orefield area in Lehigh County. In 1996, he won a silver medal for cycling in the Atlanta Olympic Games and won gold in Sydney, Australia, four years later.

He now serves as chairman of the county commissioners, and runs a small business and non-profit that promotes bicycling programs for youths.

Nothstein is at least the third candidate to announce a run for Dent’s seat representing Pennsylvania’s 15th District, which includes all of Lehigh, and parts of Northampton, Berks, Dauphin and Lebanon counties.

Dent, a Republican centrist, has represented the district since 2004 but announced last month that he would not seek re-election in 2018.

Pennsylvania state Reps. Justin Simmons and Ryan MacKenzie have already announced their intentions to seek Dent’s seat.

The 2018 primary is May 15.

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Plato’s Closet’s older sister store coming to the Lehigh Valley

Style Encore will buy and sell women’s business and casual clothing and accessories. Plato’s Closet is the teen resale version of the stores.

Plato’s Closet‘s sister store geared toward women is coming to the Lehigh Valley.

Style Encore buys and sells women’s business and casual clothing and accessories, including shoes, jewelry and handbags.

Plato’s Closet, a teen and young adult resale store, has been in the Valley Plaza shopping center off Catasauqua Road, next to Yocco’s, since 2013.

Style Encore is moving in a few doors down from Plato’s Closet, to a vacant storefront between Massage Envy and Oreck.

The two franchise brands are part of the Winmark Corporation, which also owns Once Upon a Child, Play It Again Sports and Music Go Round.

Plato’s looks to buy brands including American Eagle, Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch, while Style Encore will be interested in Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Cole Haan, Lululemon and Michael Kors.

The Allentown location is posting about its progression on its Facebook page here.

The store hopes to begin buying items in November, and open in either November or December.

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Bloods member charged in July 4 killing, police say

A 19-year-old died and his brother was wounded, police report.

A 25-year-old Allentown gang member was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on charges that he shot and killed a 19-…