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This high schooler thinks his school board is out of touch, so he's running to join them

Kyle Miceli, 18, of Bethlehem Township, is running for a four-year term on the Bethlehem Area School Board.

Freedom tops Southern Lehigh, 76-57  69News WFMZ-TV

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Freedom defeated Southern Lehigh 76-57 in a non-league boys basketball game at Freedom High School on Monday night. The Patriots ...

Spiders Ink 12 on Early Signing Day  8News

University of Richmond head football coach Russ Huesman announced a 12-member signing class Wednesday afternoon on the first day of the early signing ...

Freedom High School prom 2018 (PHOTOS)

Freedom High School celebrated its prom Friday night at Steelstacks in Bethlehem.

Former student gets 5-10 years in prison in Moravian College robbery  69News WFMZ-TV

Former Moravian College student Alkiohn Dunkins robbed a fellow student in February 2017.

Easton girls soccer edges Freedom  69News WFMZ-TV

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Easton defeated Freedom 2-1 in an EPC girls soccer match at Freedom High School on Tuesday night. It was Senior Night for the Patriots.

Easton, Freedom battle to draw  69News WFMZ-TV

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Easton and Freedom tied 2-2 in an EPC boys soccer game at Freedom High School on Tuesday night. The two goals for the Red Rovers ...

After 18 years and 38 shows, high school theater director calls it quits

Freedom High School Theater Director Jennifer Wescoe says this spring's musical is her last.

Students return to Freedom High School  WFMZ Allentown

The threat was written on a bathroom wall Friday morning at the Bethlehem Township school.

Northampton rolls over Freedom  69News WFMZ-TV

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Northampton defeated Freedom 6-1 in an EPC field hockey game at Freedom High School on Tuesday afternoon. Both teams are in the mix ...

Bethlehem Area teacher named a finalist for Pa's Teacher of the Year  Allentown Morning Call

Freedom High School biology teacher Amber Chiafulio is a finalist for Pennsylvania's Teacher of the Year award.

Freedom High School graduation 2017 (PHOTOS)

Freedom High School held its commencement Wednesday night at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem. The Class of 2017 valedictorian was Sahitya Mandalapu.

Meet the 2017 Freedom High School Marching Band (PHOTOS)

The Freedom High School Patriot Marching Band gears up for a new season.

Freedom steps outside the box with wrestling hire | Commentary

Freedom High School broke the mold with the hiring this week of Dante Terenzio as its new head wrestling coach. The usual process recently in the ...

The Rock gives Bethlehem a shout out in his HBO series

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's now starring in HBO's "Ballers," where he plays Spencer Strasmore, a retired football player now working as a financial manager ...

Freedom mourning loss of grad recalled as 'exceptional' friend

Jonathan Morales Lopez, 19, of Bethlehem Township, was one of two people who died in a two-car wreck Wednesday night.

Freedom High School to finally have its own turf

The Bethlehem Township high school will get a new six-lane track and synthetic turf field installed this summer.

'A call to action' as Lehigh Valley students walk out to protest gun violence  Allentown Morning Call

Emboldened by a nationwide call to end school shootings, hundreds of Lehigh Valley students walked out of class on Wednesday, holding signs that read “Our ...

Theater: New company to provide more roles for people of color  Allentown Morning Call

A new theater company that hopes to provide more roles for people of color will present its first show, about a Latino woman who faces an apocalypse in New ...

Police: Freedom High School student attacked officers  WFMZ Allentown

Bethlehem Township Police say the 16 year-old girl kicked, bit and spat on three officers after they responded to reports of an assault at the high school Monday ...

Freedom girls basketball uses 41-8 stretch to run into D-11 final

The Patriots will play Nazareth in the 6A championship game.

Money Rules Everything gang linked to Bethlehem burned body homicide, records say  Allentown Morning Call

Hours before police found his smoldering body near a Bethlehem garbage container, 18-year-old Tyrell M. Holmes posted a Snapchat message saying he ...

Here's how much Bethlehem Area principals, administrators earn under new pact

After working for a year without a contract, the Bethlehem Area School District's principals and administrators have a deal in place. They approved the five-year ...

District 11 rules Jevin Muniz is eligible to play basketball at Executive Education Academy Charter  Allentown Morning Call

It took more than two hours on Tuesday morning in the Whitehall-Coplay School District board room, but PIAA District 11 granted eligibility to Jevin Muniz, the ...

Freedom High School senior, injured in crash, surprises classmates during graduation  Allentown Morning Call

The cheers and claps that followed each Freedom High School graduate across the stage Thursday night were dwarfed by the deafening roar Kiera Pheiffer's ...

Who's in the Bethlehem Hall of Fame?  Allentown Morning Call

Here is a list of who made the Bethlehem Hall of Fame's inaugural class, which is being inducted during a day of celebrating Bethlehem's 275th anniversary.

Who was that masked man? Liberty-Freedom show was one-of-a-kind

Liberty's Grenadier Marching Band brought in a special guest for its half-time show at the annual district rivalry game.

Freedom High School graduation 2016 (PHOTOS)

The Class of 2016 celebrated its commencement at Stabler Arena.

Fake blood, real-life lesson in 'Every 15 Minutes' program (PHOTOS)

Freedom High School hosted a program on the dangers of drunk, drugged and distracted driving.

Lehigh Valley prom schedule 2018: See our photos  Allentown Morning Call

When is prom in the Lehigh Valley? Here is the 2018 schedule for area high schools; check back to see our photo galleries.

Freedom High School graduation 2015 (PHOTOS)

Freedom High School's Class of 2015 graduated Thursday night during a ceremony at Lehigh University's Stabler Arena in Bethlehem.

Bethlehem School District opposes school choice bill  WFMZ Allentown

Saying it would be "devastating" to the district and public education in general, the Bethlehem Area School District is coming out against the latest form of school ...

Lockdown lifted at Bethlehem schools  WFMZ Allentown

BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa. - The Bethlehem Area School District has announced that the lockdown has been lifted at three schools, and the district attorney said ...

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Freedom High School grad, has become a savior of stale film series  The Express Times -

The actor and professional wrestler has injected new life into 'Fast Five,' 'The Mummy Returns,' 'Journey 2' and now 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation.'

WATCH: How a Freedom coach changed Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's life

Pro-wrestler-turned-movie-star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson discussed how a Freedom High School teacher and football coach changed his life's trajectory ...

Vo-techs show signing days aren't just for athletes anymore

Lehigh Valley schools are reinventing the school signing day concept. The special event is no longer reserved for high school athletes committing to a college.

'Why? That's all we want to know' family tells convicted murderer  69News WFMZ-TV

EASTON, Pa. - Standing in a Northampton County courtroom Tuesday morning, Agnes Mullner turned to John Hann to show him one family photograph after ...

Driven by four seniors, Freedom girls basketball has arrived  Allentown Morning Call

Freedom High School's four seniors, led by Hailey Silies and Kyra Jefferson, have been trying to climb the ladder to the top the last four seasons.

Saucon Valley hires Bangor principal to run high school  Allentown Morning Call

The Saucon Valley Board of Education hired Bangor Area High School Principal Tamara Gary on Tuesday night to fill the slot of principal at Saucon Valley High ...

Stabbing over 'joke' lands high school student in prison

Christian Velazquez-Reyes, 17, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on Wednesday.

Freedom High School Class of 2010 bids farewell at Stabler Arena  The Express Times -

A total of 517 students receive diplomas. See the list of names here.

Students from Lehigh Valley join D.C. March for Our Lives; local protests also organized Saturday  Allentown Morning Call

Protesters prepare for March for our Lives rallies in Washington, Allentown and Easton.

High school wrestling is here with the Journeymen, Super 32, Dark Knights Savage Nationals and The Surge  Allentown Morning Call

High school wrestling season is here, thanks to a slew of national tournaments including the Journeymen, Dark Knights Savage Nationals, Super 32 and The ...

Vigil for Freedom High School student injured in wreck draws hundreds  The Express-Times -

Kiera Pheiffer, a 17-year-old senior who plays on the girls soccer team, is fighting in the wake of a Saturday morning car crash, her father says.

Freddy Awards - Videos, Photos, Awards and Performances -  WFMZ Allentown

North Warren Regional High School: The Pirates of Penzance | 2018 Freddy Awards participating high school. Read More » ...

Lehigh Valley schools teaching kids 'the cool parts' of STEM  Allentown Morning Call

Teaching science, technology, engineering and math has become a top priority among educators in the Lehigh Valley and across the nation as more jobs open ...

Freddy Awards 2018: Complete list of winners (PHOTOS)

Eleven high schools across the Lehigh Valley region took home 21 Freddy Awards on Thursday during the 16th annual recognition of achievement in musical ...

Hired: New Saucon Valley High School Principal is Tamara GarySaucon

The Saucon Valley School Board Tuesday approved the hiring of a new high school principal. Tamara Gary replaces Beth Guarriello, who is leaving Saucon ...

43-year study of Bushkill Creek yields 'concerning' results

Almost every summer since the mid-1970s, a Lehigh Valley professor and her helpers have gathered and analyzed various aquatic species from the same ...

Pennsylvania Top 25 - Week 3  High School Football America

St. Joseph's Prep remain No. 1 in the latest High School Football America Pennsylvania Top 25, but there's a complete shuffle between No. 2 and No. 25.

Hazleton Area boys basketball falls in 6A state semifinals in overtime  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

BETHLEHEM — That mid fourth-quarter run to boost the lead to six. Jeff Planutis' dunk with just under two minutes remaining to send the capacity…

Bethlehem students sell bracelets as fundraiser for Houston  Allentown Morning Call

Students from Bethlehem high schools fundraising for Houston school district through bracelet sales.

Remembering 9/11: Tributes, ceremonies, services to mark 17th anniversary

All over the greater Lehigh Valley, events are planned to mark the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America in the Allentown area, ...

3 Bethlehem educators awarded for superior work with students

The teachers were recognized last month in a ceremony by the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.

Freedom High School salutes Class of 2009  The Express Times -

Freedom High School graduated 515 students tonight during a commencement ceremony at Lehigh Univesity's Stabler Arena. Graduation speakers were ...

Freedom High School students remember friend Taylor Brown  WFMZ Allentown

Although they're heartbroken over the loss, those who knew 21 -year-old Taylor Brown say she never shied away from adventure.

Freedom High School Honor Roll - 7th Marking Period

Honor roll recipients for the 7th marking period are listed in alphabetical order by grade. GRADE 12: Jon Erick Aborde - Jasmine Abreu - Justin Agren - Sissa ...

'Freedom family' rallies around assistant principal by honoring late wife  The Express Times -

When longtime Liberty Assistant Principal William Cecchini transferred to Freedom High School last fall, he kept hearing about the Freedom family.

Bethlehem Area high school student with Axe allergy hospitalized after exposure  The Express Times -

Brandon Silk went into anaphylactic shock Wednesday morning, his second day back to school. He missed Tuesday after a slight exposure.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson reminds everyone he's from Pa. in 'Ballers' episode

Professional wrestler turned movie star and potential future politician Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is doing pretty well for himself these days. He's hosting ...

BASD commits $6 million for future capital improvements  WFMZ Allentown

The Bethlehem Area School District's board of directors approved a fund balance commitment of $6 million to the Capital Reserve Fund for future capital ...

Bethlehem Catholic's new principal joins from nearby school

Holly DeNofa is assistant principal at Freedom High School.

The most famous person from each of these 21 Lehigh Valley high schools

The region has its share of celebrities, some of whom have become household names.

Bethlehem Area School District coach had sex with student, police say

A Bethlehem Area School District coach and teacher's aide is charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Freedom High School student, court papers say.

Linny Awards honor Roebuck, Micucci and others, but recipients give Valley the credit. ArtsQuest also hints at big things coming  Allentown Morning Call

Actress, comedian and Nazareth native Kate Micucci has been chosen Performing Artist of the Year for the third annual Linny Awards, The awards will be given ...

Five local voices from "March for Our Lives"  Allentown Morning Call

Five takes on the March for Our lives from the young people who took part.

Freedom basketball's Nate Stewart makes triumphant return to Bethlehem Catholic

Freedom's Joushten Rodriguez looks upcourt during Tuesday night's game against Bethlehem Catholic. (Matt Smith | For By Tom Hinkel ...

Follow District 11 wrestling brackets

Local wrestlers compete in the District 11 Class 2A wrestling tournament on Feb 24, 2017, at Freedom High School. ( file photo). By Josh ...

'They wanted me to be the king,' ill student says of homecoming honor

Freedom High School seniors reflect on why classmate Adam Recke had to be their king.

Official: Smoke, but no fire at Freedom High School  Allentown Morning Call

Official: Smoke, but no fire at Freedom High School.

National Merit Scholarship winners: 102 Pa. students make the list  York Daily Record

The list of 102 Pennsylvania students who won National Merit Scholarships includes kids from school districts across the state, including eight in the southcentral ...

Class of 2012 Graduates from Freedom High School

Proud parents, family members and friends will gather this evening at Stabler Arena to watch as 459 members of the Class of 2012 of are granted their diplomas ...

WATCH: Freedom JV football makes SportsCenter Top 10 in wild win vs. Easton

Freedom High School's JV football team got some national recognition on Tuesday. (Matt Smith | contributor). By Kyle Craig | For ...

Drug Deal Gone Wrong on Rail Trail Leaves Teen Injured, Police Say

A drug deal that reportedly went wrong along the rail trail in Hellertown resulted in a teen needing emergency surgery and has led to the arrest of two men, ...

Neighbor gets state prison for hate crimes against black family: 'It's been hell,' victim says  Allentown Morning Call

For years, Antonio and Biafra Baker said they lived in fear in their own home, beset by a threatening neighbor in Bethlehem Township who would hurl racial ...

Bethlehem Township looks within for new township manager  Allentown Morning Call

For 14 years, Doug Bruce has been second-in-command in the administration of Bethlehem Township. But that changed Monday when he was named the ...

South Parkland claims LVL crown  69News WFMZ-TV

The local legion baseball playoffs continue on Thursday night.

Joe Lococo of Freedom High School is the Express-Times Boys Basketball Player of the Year  The Express Times -

The senior guard averaged 14.3 points in leading the Patriots to one of their greatest seasons.

Freedom High School seniors graduate at Lehigh's Stabler Arena

Freedom High School held its graduation ceremony Monday at Lehigh University's Stabler Arena in Bethlehem. The 2008 graduates are:

Freedom High School student had pellet gun, drugs in school, police report  The Express Times -

Bethlehem Township, Pa. police received a tip that a student had a weapon and drugs in his backpack, court records state.

State College, BEA Football Ready for PIAA Quarterfinals -  State College News

State College in 6-A and Bald Eagle Area in 3-A both came through with impressive wins in PIAA football tournament play Nov. 18. Now it's on to the state ...

20 Bethlehem area seniors honored for top grades (PHOTOS)

The Bethlehem Area School District high school seniors honored in Monday's signing ceremony didn't have the highest batting averages or points scored.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Arcangeli named head coach at Crestwood  Citizens Voice

Ryan Arcangeli always envisioned himself as a head football coach one day. So much so that he stashed away little nuggets of information he gained during the ...

The Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth is… Word of Mouth with Dr. Clarke Woodruff (Sponsored)

With Trick-or-Treating and Halloween parades occurring in our area, mountains of sugary candy are filling plastic pumpkins. But not all Halloween candy is ...

2018-19 Preseason Girls National High School Rankings  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum are again partnered to create its preseason national rankings for high school ...

PIAA BASKETBALL: Lincoln ends Hazleton Area's season in OT thriller  Citizens Voice

BETHLEHEM — Khalif Meares bounced the ball near midcourt, teasing Hazleton Area defenders as the packed house inside Joseph J. McIntyre Gymnasium ...

High school basketball: Will the big crowds continue into districts?  Allentown Morning Call

Usually, Freedom High School is a large enough venue to host basketball playoff doubleheaders. But this is not a usual season.

PIAA football playoffs continue this weekend  Tribune-Review

While the WPIAL has crowned four champions, two more titles are up for grabs this weekend as both the andquot;Route to Norwinandquot; in Class 5A and ...

Lehigh Valley prom schedule 2017: See our photos  Allentown Morning Call

When is prom in the Lehigh Valley? Here is the 2017 schedule for area high schools; check back to see our photo galleries.

HS FOOTBALL: Lackawanna Trail and Scranton Prep move on in state playoffs  Citizens Voice

Then there were two. Lackawanna Trail and Scranton Prep advanced to the PIAA semifinals and continue to build on their programs' histories. During a ...

March 24 rallies in Allentown, Easton to call for stronger gun control  Allentown Morning Call

Local groups are planning March for Our Lives rallies in the Lehigh Valley in conjunction with a national anti-gun protest on March 24.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Dallas routs Tunkhannock - Sports  Citizens Voice

DALLAS — Heading into Friday night's contest, Dallas wanted to establish the line of scrimmage on both sides of the football. That mission was accomplished, ...

Pennsylvania Top 25 high school football rankings - Week 13  High School Football America

Six big head-to-head matchups in the Pennsylvania Top 25 high school football rankings will be featured in this weekend's state quarterfinals.

Ex-Freedom football player stabbed college teammate with corkscrew, cops say

The incident happened early Sunday in an Albright College dormitory, police say.

Pairings set for District 11 team duals  Allentown Morning Call

Intrigue at this week's District 11 Team Duals may not lie in either of the finals' matchups, but instead in the rounds leading up to Saturday's championships.

Bethlehem gets a mention from Dwayne Johnson's character in 'Ballers' season 3 premiere  Allentown Morning Call

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, earned a mention in the Season 3 premiere of the HBO series “Ballers,” and not necessarily in a good way.

One final look back at the 2018 high school football season  Citizens Voice

With Dallas being eliminated from the postseason on Sunday night by Valley View in the Class 4A district championship game, there are no more teams left ...

In Moravian College armed robbery, witness' reluctance leads to charges  Allentown Morning Call

An armed robbery at a Moravian College dorm has gotten not only the alleged perpetrator in trouble, but also a witness and the witness's parents. The son of a ...

How 'Lost's' Daniel Dae Kim found 'The Good Doctor' for ABC

The Haverford grad, an actor-turned-producer on "The Good Doctor," talks about what went into turning a Korean series into an American hit.

Trio of District 2's best coaches enter PA Sports Hall of Fame  Citizens Voice

PLAINS TWP. — They are three of the greatest coaches to walk the sidelines in the history of District 2 athletics. When you hear the names George Curry, Jack ...

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