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Teen on motorized bike hospitalized following accident with tractor trailer

A 17 year-old male riding a motorized bike was taken to the hospital following a collision with a tractor trailer in Lower Nazareth Township Tuesday.

Bethlehem City Council

Bethlehem residents face 5 percent water rate hike

It's going to cost a little more to water your lawn or fill your bathtub if your water is supplied by the City of Bethlehem.

Park may go to the dogs rather than the geese

Furnace Dam Park in Emmaus may have to go to the dogs to get rid of the geese.

Phillipsburg, NJ

Vintage general store planned for Phillipsburg

During Tuesday night's Phillipsburg Town Council meeting, Mayor Harry Wyant told the legislative body that investors behind Lehigh Junction LLC had a favor to ask.

New superintendent focusing on safety long-term planning

New superintendent focusing on safety, long-term planning

Reading School District students will be starting a brand new school year next Monday under brand new superintendent Dr. Khalid Mumin.

Ice bucket challenge

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Local groups, businesses joining in on 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

Joining in on the fast-growing trend, businesses and groups across Berks County are drenching themselves as part of the "Ice Bucket Challenge" movement for ALS awareness.

Ebola virus in black and white

Centers for Disease Control

Patient tested for possible Ebola exposure in California

Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.

Peanut butter spread

Nicolas Raymond/SXC

Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled

The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination.

Life Lessons Back to school tips

Life Lessons: Back to school tips

As the summer ends, getting into the back-to-school routine doesn’t have to be as difficult as we might expect.

AP

Iwakuma fans season-high 11, Mariners top Phillies

The Mariners gave Hisashi Iwakuma an early lead and the pitcher took it from there.

James Foley CNN

James Foley: 'Brave and tireless' journalist

When war reporter James Foley wasn't writing for GlobalPost or recording video for AFP or appearing on the PBS "NewsHour," he occasionally shared stories on his own blog, aptly titled "A World of Troubles."

 
 
 
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Vintage general store planned for Phillipsburg

Phillipsburg, NJ
PHILLIPSBURG, N.J.

During Tuesday night's Phillipsburg Town Council meeting, Mayor Harry Wyant told the legislative body that investors behind Lehigh Junction LLC had a favor to ask.

Park may go to the dogs rather than the geese

EMMAUS, Pa.

Furnace Dam Park in Emmaus may have to go to the dogs to get rid of the geese.

Bethlehem residents face 5 percent water rate hike

Bethlehem City Council
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

It's going to cost a little more to water your lawn or fill your bathtub if your water is supplied by the City of Bethlehem.

Police are looking for a hit and run driver

UPPER MCUNGIE TWP., Pa.

Police are looking for the driver of a red pickup truck who struck a vehicle and left the scene in Lehigh County earlier this month.

 
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