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Ambush suspect ID'd, considered armed, 'extremely dangerous'

The suspect in the killing of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks in the Poconos is a survivalist who has expressed a desire to kill law enforcement officers and commit mass murder, officials announced Tuesday.

Grand jury Inmate confesses to killing Easton man in 2011

Grand jury testimony helps solve 2011 homicide in Easton

One less unsolved homicide is on the books in Northampton County.

Family blames alcoholism not suspect in wife s death

Woman's family blames alcoholism, not suspect, in wife's death

James Albright, the northern Lehigh County man charged with beating his wife to death, might be set free Tuesday.

Raghunandan Yandamuri

Man to argue 2 others committed double murder

A Montgomery County man accused of having killed a baby and her grandmother in a botched kidnapping plot has indicated that he will argue that two other people committed the crimes.

11th and Spring accident

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2-vehicle accident sparks 'major' gas leak in Reading

A two-vehicle accident and gas leak prompted the need for a quick evacuation of a Reading neighborhood.

Michael Bazik - Exeter Rite Aid robbery suspect

Police: Exeter robbery suspect needed money for beer, 'crack'

A knife-wielding man who, police said, robbed a pharmacy in Berks County told them he did it because he needed money to buy beer and "crack."

GoggleWorks expansion on track with 2M grant from state

GoggleWorks expansion on track with $2 million grant from state

Efforts to breathe more life into Reading's Entertainment Square were given a boost Tuesday with a visit by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.

Pennsylvania Capitol building - sunny day

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Pa. Senate committee approves property tax reform bill

A measure to reform Pennsylvania's property tax system moved forward in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

Trump Plaza Atlantic City

Trump Plaza shuts down; 4th AC casino to close in 2014

A fourth Atlantic City casino has gone out of business.

Blitz-build to give woman 2 children new home in Bethlehem

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Blitz-build to give woman, 2 children new home in Bethlehem

A Bethlehem family is getting a new home, thanks to some fast-moving volunteers.

Obama CDC Ebola

REUTERS/Larry Downing

Obama: US ready to take lead in Ebola fight

After an in-person briefing from the staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced a "major increase" in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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    REUTERS/Larry Downing

    Obama: US ready to take lead in Ebola fight

    After an in-person briefing from the staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced a "major increase" in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

    The United States will ...

 

Missing Persons

Pennridge Police want help to find missing teen

Nicholas Weaver

Police in Bucks County are asking the public's help to locate a missing teen.

Man walks away from Pennsburg facility; found in Texas

Man missing in Pennsburg

A man reported missing from an assisted-care facility in Montgomery County has been found safe and sound.

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New uniforms on tap for Freedom High School band

Freedom High School, Bethlehem Area School District
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The Freedom High School band will soon be stepping out in new uniforms, if the district finance committee gets its way.

New rules for homebound instruction at Wilson schools

Wilson Area School District board meeting
EASTON, Pa.

Students in the Wilson Area School District who need homebound instruction will have to follow new guidelines.

Allentown zoners vote down apts. on South Whitehall border

Allentown Zoning Hearing Board
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown Zoning Board members Monday evening unanimously voted against the construction of a multiple-unit apartment complex.

Bangor downsizing its field of dreams

Bangor School Board President Pam Colton
BANGOR, Pa.

Bangor Area School Board members made it clear Monday night they have no plans to spend millions of dollars for a stadium.

 
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