How much snow has fallen in the Lehigh Valley? Totals from around the region

An early season snowstorm blanketed the Lehigh Valley with more snow than expected. Here is how much snow has fallen around the Lehigh Valley, according to the National Weather Service as of 9 p.m. Thursday: Lehigh County Heidelberg Township: 7.8 inches, 7:55 PM (social media) Lehigh Valley International Airport: 7.2 inches, 7:02 PM (ASOS) Coopersburg: …

State champions Ryan Anderson, Nathan Haubert among those among Lehigh Valley

I’m not going to be foolish enough to rank the Lehigh Valley’s top 25 wrestlers (pound for pound) in order before a high school practice has been conducted. It’s something we can visit once 2019 rolls around. For now, they will be listed alphabetically. Enjoy: Chris Knight/Special to The Morning Call Bethlehem Catholic’s Ryan Anderson …

Tamaqua Area teachers file lawsuit to stop new policy that allows armed staff

Teachers in the Tamaqua Area School District are mounting a legal challenge to a new policy that allows staff to carry guns in school, alleging the measure is a violation of the Pennsylvania School Code. The Tamaqua Area Education Association filed a lawsuit in Schuylkill County Court on Wednesday — a week after a special …

Route 100 traffic detoured after truck topples utility poles in Upper Macungie

Traffic continues to be detoured from Route 100 and Tilghman Street in Upper Macungie Township after a tractor-trailer ran into power lines and pulled down four utility poles at the intersection Tuesday night, police said. The 7:42 p.m. accident ended up with electric lines lying on Route 100 and atop a tractor-trailer at Route 100 …

School, police looking into pre-prom photo that appears to show students

School officials and the local police department of a Wisconsin town are investigating after members of the high school’s senior class were photographed giving an apparent Nazi salute before last year’s junior prom. A photo of the Baraboo High School class of 2019 surfaced late Sunday, showing a group of about 50 boys standing on …

Your View: Why Pennsylvania needs to increase funding for public education

Pennsylvania’s public schools — and how we fund them — was a major focus of Pennsylvania’s election debate this year. That should be welcome news for every parent and taxpayer in the state, but only if that is followed up with action. A strong basic education system that provides every child with the opportunity to …