Deer Tick Pennsylvania

Pa.’s Deer Tick Nymph Count Double What It Was Last Year: DEP

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The number of deer tick nymphs counted by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection this season is twice the number DEP recorded last year, state officials said last week, raising concerns due to the prevalence of Lyme disease in the state.

Unemployment Scam

Unemployment Scams Increasingly Common, Police Say

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Perhaps due to the large number of people who continue to receive unemployment compensation there has recently been an uptick in reports of phony UC claims. As a result, some area police departments are urging the public to report anything suspicious to the appropriate agency, as well as to local law enforcement officials, if required.

William Henry Harrison Hellertown

Olden Days, 1840: Hellertown Loved William Henry Harrison in 1813

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In our oldest “Olden Days” to date–by far–we examine an editorial published by an early Pocono newspaper in June 1840. Remarkably, the story is partly about an event that had occurred 27 years earlier in Hellertown, that being a celebration of Gen. William Henry Harrison’s defeat of British forces at the Battle of the Thames during the War of 1812.

Anderson Campus Trauma Center

St. Luke’s Anderson Accredited as Level II Trauma Center

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St. Luke’s Anderson Campus in Bethlehem Township has earned Level II Trauma accreditation. The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation approved the hospital’s accreditation, effective Sept. 1, after a lengthy and in-depth review of its specialized surgical services and other related medical resources.

School Education Pennsylvania Repeat Grade

Kids Can Repeat a Grade Due to Pandemic’s Impact on Education

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If you feel your child’s education during the 2020-2021 school year was insufficient as a result of the coronavirus’s impact on education in Pennsylvania, a new law allows kids to voluntarily repeat a grade, but you’ll have to act fast if you want to take advantage of it.

ELSA Tropical Storm Flooding

Elsa Could Bring Flooding to Eastern Pennsylvania

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The remnants of Tropical Storm Elsa are expected to affect eastern Pennsylvania Thursday into Friday, with heavy rain and the potential for flooding in the forecast, according to the National Weather Service

Fish Fishing Pennsylvania

Fish for Free in Pennsylvania on the Fourth of July

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If you’re into celebrating our nation’s independence in the Great Outdoors, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is giving you the opportunity to do that with reel in hand–and no fishing license required–this Sunday, which is Independence Day.