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Hazing allegations cancel football season at area high school

Officials at a high school in suburban Philadelphia have canceled the football team's remaining two games after they concluded rookie players were subjected to what the superintendent calls ``humiliating'' initiation rites.

Barto area deaths

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Police: Deaths of 2 men inside car a murder-suicide

The deaths of two men found shot inside a parked car in eastern Berks County last week have been ruled a case of murder-suicide.

Stephen Harper, Laureen Harper, Canada War Memorial

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Sources: Ottawa gunman had ties to jihadists

The Ottawa gunman had "connections" to jihadists in Canada who shared a radical Islamist ideology, including at least one who went overseas to fight in Syria, multiple U.S. sources told CNN on Thursday.

However, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird to...

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Elderly woman struck by car in parking lot, killed

An 84-year-old woman died Wednesday afternoon after being hit by a car in a parking lot.

Bob Casey hearing in Reading

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Hearing in Reading examines ways to prevent ID theft, tax fraud

Pennsylvania's senior U.S. senator hosted a hearing in Reading to find solutions to a problem that impacts millions of people across the country.

Lower Saucon Twp.

Proposed Lower Saucon budget includes 22% tax hike

It looks like property owners in one Northampton County community are facing a significant tax increase.

Penn State campus

Ex-student waives hearing on Penn State threat

A former Penn State student will head to trial on charges he threatened to shoot at the student center.

Craig Thatcher

Thatcher & Friends turn the music up for mental health

Craig Thatcher and his band will gather on Saturday and, with a little help from his friends, raise awareness for a subject close to his heart. He'll be doing it the best way he can, through the music of one of his favorites, George Harrison, in a benefit
"Concert for Enlightenment" for mental health disorders.

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Richest person in each U.S. state

Private wealth consultancy Wealth-X has compiled a list of the richest person in each of the 50 U.S. states. Take a look at some of the more notable wealthy figures and find out where they reside.

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Reports: Plane, helicopter collide in Md.

An airplane and a helicopter collided in midair on Thursday at the Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland, police told The Associated Press.

 
 
 
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    Sources: Ottawa gunman had ties to jihadists

    The Ottawa gunman had "connections" to jihadists in Canada who shared a radical Islamist ideology, including at least one who went overseas to fight in Syria, multiple U.S. sources told CNN on Thursday.

    However, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird to...

 

Missing Persons

State police ask for help finding missing man

Harry Cahill

State police are asking for help finding a man who wandered away from the Wernersville State Hospital in western Berks County.

Police looking for missing Allentown woman

Jamie Metzger

Allentown police say they are looking for a woman who has been missing since April.

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    Most affordable big U.S. cities

    Kiplinger.com recently compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in the United States based on several factors. Take a look at th2014 list of the most affordable big cities in America.

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Whitehall High School evacuated by bomb threats

Whitehall High School
WHITEHALLTOWNSHIP, Pa.

Whitehall High School was evacuated early Thursday afternoon because of a bomb threat, the second at the school in two days and the third this month.

Reading mayor expresses support for referendum question

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READING, Pa.

Reading's mayor is putting his support behind the efforts of some concerned citizens who pushed to get a referendum on the ballot.

Proposed Lower Saucon budget includes 22% tax hike

Lower Saucon Twp.
LOWER SAUCON TWP., Pa.

It looks like property owners in one Northampton County community are facing a significant tax increase.

Brown says he won't let council hold county hostage for 'political gain'

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EASTON, Pa.

Northampton County's executive says county council members play politics when they protest his proposals.

 

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    On this day: October 23

    The Smurfs are born, the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut are hit by a truck bomb, Robert Bork's Supreme Court nomination is rejected, and the iPod is introduced, all on this day.

 

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When the undead rise up, you won't want to be in paradise. Honolulu is the most "appetizing" U.S. city for zombies, according to a fun new set of rankings.

 

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