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Week in review: Feb. 11-17, 2024

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Jen Rehill
Snow blankets the Colonial Industrial Quarter in Bethlehem on Feb. 13, 2024.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Welcome back to our Week in Review. We have chosen several stories, in no particular order, to take you back on the week. Enjoy, and thank you so much for reading.

1. After the Lehigh Valley’s heaviest snowfall in three years, are you ready for more?

Heavy Snow
Mariella Miller
Snow falls in Macungie on Tuesday.

2. High school rifle teams carry on skills, sport with deep roots in Pennsylvania

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Corky Blake
For LehighValleyNews.com
Freedom High School's Gage Landis, left, and Kaden Fredrickson sight their rifles in preparation for their relay against Emmaus in a Northeast Pennsylvania Rifle League match on Jan. 17 at Liberty's range.

3. 'All aboard?': Not everyone approves of new train-themed mascot in Whitehall-Coplay School District

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Phil Gianficaro
Big Z is the new mascot at Whitehall-Coplay School District. The mascot's name is an homage to the school nickname, Zephyr, which honors a train that once ran through Whitehall Township.

4. Trillions of cicadas will emerge this year to scream, mate and die. But not in the Lehigh Valley

Orlin Wagner
AP Photo
A periodical cicada lands on an Iris leaf in a garden in Lawrence, Kan., on May 29, 2015.

5. What’s in the ground at Allentown State Hospital site? City Center submits cleanup plan to DEP

Allentown State Hospital
Glenn Koehler
The Allentown State Hospital was built in 1912 at 1600 Hanover Ave. and served as a psychiatric hospital until 2010.

6. Hellertown police vote no-confidence in interim chief, 4 months into job

Hellertown Police Department
Will Oliver
The Hellertown Police Department is located at 685 Main St.

7. Senator's accusation of fraud against candidate Taiba Sultana rocks Easton-area Pa. House race

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Taiba Sultana for Pa.
Taiba Sultana

8. Class action suit alleges LVHN falsely accused 12 families of child abuse

Protest at Lehigh Valley Hospital
Olivia Marble
Lawyer Beth Maloney speaks at the protest organized by Parents' Medical Rights Group Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter.