North Warren Regional High School graduation 2016 (PHOTOS)

The Class of 2016 celebrated its commencement at the Blairstown school.

North Warren Regional High School held its commencement Friday night at the school in Blairstown.
The…

Firefighter injured fighting Bethlehem blaze

A Bethlehem firefighter suffered minor injuries Friday when the ceiling collapsed while battling a house fire.

The fire broke out about 2:30 p.m. near Fleming and Woodbine streets.

“There was heavy smoke blowing about two to three blocks from her…

UK referendum leaves uncertainty in US markets

Uncertainty surrounding Britain’s future is something Kevin Brosious, President of Wealth Management Incorporated in Upper Macungie, says businesses in the United States are having a tough time handling. “They can deal with good news, they can deal w…

Training at LVIA has local fire fighters feeling the heat

Fighting fires is never easy especially inside an aircraft but that is exactly what area fire fighters did Friday at the Lehigh Valley International Airport.

This is only the second time in the past decade this training has been offered at the airport.

The heat is evident as jet fuel burns up the runway at LVIA. Fire fighters raced to put it out and then aimed for the plane.

“It’s not as easy as crawling through a dwelling fire. Jet fuel burning a heck of a lot hotter than in a home or a structure,” said Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority Fire Chief John Demyan.

Luckily this is just training. The mobile simulator from West Virginia was brought in by a county grant. Area fire fighters got a chance to feel and experience what it’s like to battle a blaze inside a plane.

“What is the difference between fighting a fire in a building and on a plane?” WFMZ’s Bo Koltnow asked 30 year fire vet Pete Vilbas of Whitehall Township.

“The confinement is much tighter, the process of getting people out,” he said.

“The amount of room you don’t have in there, seeing the arrangements of the seats,” added Nolan Rampulla of Picatinny Arsenal Fire & Emergency Services, in northern New Jersey.

The fire chief says in his 25 years working here at the airport, a major fire hasn’t broken out inside a plane.

The training continues Saturday.

Training at LVIA has local fire fighters feeling the heat

Fighting fires is never easy especially inside an aircraft but that is exactly what area fire fighters did Friday at the Lehigh Valley International Airport.

This is only the second time in the past decade this training has been offered at the airport.

The heat is evident as jet fuel burns up the runway at LVIA. Fire fighters raced to put it out and then aimed for the plane.

“It’s not as easy as crawling through a dwelling fire. Jet fuel burning a heck of a lot hotter than in a home or a structure,” said Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority Fire Chief John Demyan.

Luckily this is just training. The mobile simulator from West Virginia was brought in by a county grant. Area fire fighters got a chance to feel and experience what it’s like to battle a blaze inside a plane.

“What is the difference between fighting a fire in a building and on a plane?” WFMZ’s Bo Koltnow asked 30 year fire vet Pete Vilbas of Whitehall Township.

“The confinement is much tighter, the process of getting people out,” he said.

“The amount of room you don’t have in there, seeing the arrangements of the seats,” added Nolan Rampulla of Picatinny Arsenal Fire & Emergency Services, in northern New Jersey.

The fire chief says in his 25 years working here at the airport, a major fire hasn’t broken out inside a plane.

The training continues Saturday.

Fire damages homes across from Easton Area High School

A fire damaged three homes Friday afternoon.

Two alarms were struck for a fire in the unit block of Craigie Street in Palmer Township, Northampton County around 2:45 p.m.  This is across the street from Easton Area High School.

Crews battled flames in a home that’s part of a twin-home unit.  

Despite their best efforts, the fire damaged both homes in the twin unit and caused damage to the siding and roof of a third home.

No one was hurt in the fire but it appears at least one of the homes is destroyed.

Crews had the flames knocked down from this fire in just under 1 hour.

There is no word yet on what sparked the flames.

Hamburg authority issues boil water advisory

Hamburg residents are being warned of a pending boil water advisory.

The Hamburg Municipal Authority announced that residents in the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of South Fourth Street may experience a loss of water pressure Monday. The authority is repa…

Berks County nonprofit seeking volunteer help

How can a few hours make a difference in someone’s life? A difference in your life? Michele Cooper from Shady Hollow horse farm might have an opportunity for you.

Shady Hollow runs what’s called an assisted riding summer camp. It offers equine activ…

Officer critical but stable, 1 in custody in police shooting

A Pennsylvania police officer is in critical but stable condition after being shot, while a three-hour manhunt ended with at least one person in custody.Train service has meanwhile resumed in the area just south of Philadelphia.Authorities say 25-yea…

Officer critical but stable, 1 in custody in police shooting

A Pennsylvania police officer is in critical but stable condition after being shot, while a three-hour manhunt ended with at least one person in custody.Train service has meanwhile resumed in the area just south of Philadelphia.Authorities say 25-yea…