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Snowstorms, Deer Stuck in Bucket, Pantry's Appeal Top Local News

Also making the news this week were stories about a Coopersburg fitness studio's expansion plans and a car fire on I-78 in Upper Saucon Township.

Weekend Storm Will Be Worse Than Predicted
The Lehigh Valley could see up to 9 inches of snow.

Southern Lehigh Area Weathers First Significant Snow of Season

Southern Lehigh residents were forced to cope with the first significant snow of the season Tuesday, when a fast-moving storm dumped several inches of the white stuff on the area.

Deer With Plastic Container Stuck on Head Seen in Upper Saucon Township
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is trying to locate and help a deer with a plastic container stuck on its head. The deer was recently spotted in Upper Saucon Township, as well as just over the border in Northampton County.

Betty Lou's Pantry Needs Donations to Pay for Holiday Meal for Families in Need
Betty Lou's Pantry in Coopersburg hopes to distribute a take-home Christmas dinner to 150 Southern Lehigh families in need. The food bank has put out a call for monetary donations to help pay for the meal.

Driver Unhurt When Car Catches Fire on I-78
A Bethlehem man was able to walk away unhurt after his 2000 Saturn SC2 caught fire Thursday afternoon on eastbound Interstate 78 in Upper Saucon Township, police said.

The Fitness Studio in Coopersburg to Expand in January
The Fitness Studio is a fitness and nutrition center owned by certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist Misty Jaymes. The business is located on Main Street in Coopersburg.

New Fashion 'Destination' Opens at Promenade Shops
Republic of Couture has opened at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley in Upper Saucon Township. The new men's and women's clothing store merges fashion with interactivity and entertainment.

Upper Saucon Attorney Named Chairman of Regional Blood Bank
Joseph A. Bubba, Managing Shareholder of Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C., has been named Chairman of Miller-Keystone Blood Center.

Police ID Man Killed in 50-Car PA Turnpike Crash
The Pittsburgh doctor died on the turnpike after he was struck by a vehicle, police say.

Lower Milford Township Reminds Residents: Don't Shovel Snow in Road
Lower Milford Township used Facebook Sunday to remind property owners that snow should not be shoveled into public roadways.

Southern Lehigh School District Named to AP District Honor Roll
The Southern Lehigh School District is one of five Lehigh Valley school districts recently named to the fourth annual AP District Honor Roll, according to The College Board's website.

'Super Friendly' Cat Found in Coopersburg
A man who says a "super friendly" cat is living behind his house on Liberty Street in Coopersburg is seeking any available information about the cat's owner in a recent Craigslist posting.

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