Here's what's trending for July 11.

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UPS has a help wanted sign hanging outside its planned hub along Van Buren Road in Palmer Township. UPS says beginning in either September or October it will begin hiring roughly 900 people to man what it calls its new 'peak season hub.'  Available jobs are expected to include package-handlers, feeder truck drivers and part-time supervisors.  There's no word yet on how many of those jobs will be full time, part time or seasonal, but local leaders are hoping it will evolve into a full-time operation.  UPS signed a lease for more than 1 million-square-feet of space at the facility in logistics park.


A road that sees up to 31,000 vehicles on it per day is going under the knife beginning Wednesday night. PennDOT spoksman Ron Young says Schoenersville Road  between the Avenue C/Stoke Park Road intersection and Eaton Avenue will be resurfaced.  He says all efforts are being made to spare drivers a major inconvenience.  "Because this road is so busy, we've instructed the contractor to work nighttime from 7pm to 6am and then we're going to have them suspend all operations during Musikfest in Bethlehem," Young says.  The $4.4 million project is expected to run from Wednesday night through the end of November.


The death of a Northampton County man in New Jersey is under investigation.  The Essex County Prosecutor's Office announced Tuesday that Easton resident Marquee Bradley-Glanton was fatally shot in the city of Newark Monday evening.  He was brought to a hospital but was pronounced dead about an hour after his arrival.  No related arrests have been made in the case.


A former Lehigh County Jail nurse is heading behind bars, this time as a prisoner.  Danika Alexander of Whitehall Township has been sentenced to one-to-23 months in prison for having a sexual relationship with a prisoner in the summer of 2017.  Court records indicate there were recorded phone calls used as evidence and the inmate also shared details confirming the extent of their relationship.  Alexander had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of official oppression, leading prosecutors to skip on charging her with a felony.


An Allentown woman is facing charges for lying to a grand jury about what she witnessed during a fatal shooting that took place two years ago in Easton.  Lakisha Honore has been charged with a count of perjury in relation to the death of Michael Bond, who was shot to death in her city's West Ward section in May 2016.  She told a grand jury later that year she hadn't witnessed the crime, but a recording of a phone call she made the night of Bond's death allegedly featured her saying she did.  Jeffrey Raymond, also known as Rico, has been charged with Bond's murder and while she reportedly did not name him in the recording, Honore is said to have stated the killer's name starts with an 'R.'


Detectives from the Monroe County District Attorney office are hoping someone can help them identify the person or persons who have phoned in bomb threats against the Monroe County courthouse.  The DA has gone as far as to post two of the phoned in threats to the Monroe DA website, including one made Monday.  "There are four bombs inside the Monroe County Courthouse and five more in the surrounding offices.  Good luck (expletive)," the caller said.  Two earlier calls, dated May 7th and June 11th, were received by the Lackawanna County 911 Center.  Anyone with information related to either the identity of the callers or who might recognize their voices is asked to contact authorities.


Giraffes at the Lehigh Valley Zoo are getting an added snack of leaves thanks to PPL.  The utility is holding on to the tree trimmings created when they clear power lines and are sending those greens over to the zoo to Murphy and Tatu, the zoo's two resident giraffes.  In the wild, they would be munching leaves right off of trees and the donated tree branches are a treat for them.  Unfortunately, because they eat around two percent of their body weight a day, which is hundreds of pounds, the donated branches are only going to last about two weeks before getting totally devoured.


Former Penn State President Graham Spanier is seeking a Superior Court decision last month upholding his conviction on a child endangerment charge to be reviewed.  Spanier's attorneys filed the motion asking the three-judge panel to revisit their 2-1 ruling that allowed the conviction to stand.  Should they decline to revisit the ruling, the state's Superior Court may decide to hear the case itself.


A woman hurt in a home invasion at LeSean McCoy's Georgia home is reportedly claiming the former Pitt star football player abused her.  On Instagram, a person claiming to be friends with the woman claimed McCoy abused her, his son and his dog.  McCoy, by way of Instagram, denied the claims saying he hasn't had direct contact with anyone involved for months.

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