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Week in review: Sept. 17-23, 2023

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Reichel Funeral Home
Rosalyn (l) and Rianna Glass

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. Test your knowledge of these stories and more from this week with our weekly news quiz. Enjoy, and thank you so much for reading.

1. 17-year-old charged in killings of North Catasauqua mother, daughter

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Grace Oddo
Northampton County District Attorney holds a press conference on Sept. 19, 2023 regarding the double homicide in North Catasauqua on Sept. 14.

2. What were those lights streaking through the sky? Starlink satellites spotted in the Lehigh Valley

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Bethlehem resident Erica Marie

3. Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas lineup includes a ‘Miracle in Bethlehem, Pa.’

The Christmas City tree lighting at Payrow Plaza

4. Pop star from 2000s to headline Bethlehem's Harvest Fest

Ryan Cabrera
Brian Hineline/Special to LehighValleyNews.com
Former teen star Ryan Cabrera performs at Easton's One Centre Square in December 2019

5. New player enters Easton-area bar scene at old Fat Jacks’ in Palmer Twp.

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Jim Deegan
The Coop is officially open. Formerly Fat Jacks', ownership changed hands.

6. Union workers at local Mack Truck plant vote to authorize strike

Mack Trucks, 7000 Alburtis Road, Macungie
Donna S. Fisher
For LehighValleyNews.com
This is Mack Trucks at 7000 Alburtis Road, Macungie, Lehigh County. Picture made in March, 2023.

7. Longtime plan for new Wawa in South Whitehall closer to completion

The Wawa at Route 100 and Willow Lane in Lower Macungie Township is currently one of two in the township. A third, a drive-through, is coming soon. (Photo | WLVR)

8. A nationwide test of the emergency alert system is coming soon. Here’s what to expect

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Susan Walsh
The first test of the national wireless emergency system by the Federal Emergency Management Agency is shown on a cellular phone at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. About 225 million electronic devices across the United States received alerts from FEMA that afternoon. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)