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New investigation in case of Northampton County parents

Investigators look into deaths of couple's 3 other children

Investigators are looking into the deaths of three other children of a couple going to trial for allegedly letting their daughter's teeth badly rot.

Jefferson Capellan Ofarril, Guillermo Almanza-Gonzalez, Jesus Lopez-Perez, Jesus Quintero, Hector Samot, Luis Antonio Segura Jr. and Iziah Segura

7 alleged gang members charged with murder in deadly stabbing

Charges have been upgraded against seven gang-related suspects already jailed in connection with the stabbing death of a man in Reading over the weekend.

Teen dies after his bike hit truck

Teen bicyclist dies of injuries from crash with tractor trailer

A 16-year-old Northampton County boy has died after being hit by a tractor trailer Tuesday.

Police man burglarized home then set it on fire

Police: man burglarized home, then set it on fire

West Reading Police are releasing new details about a recent house fire.

Children plead for safe return of market s stolen goats

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Children plead for safe return of market's stolen goats

Emotions were running high at the Leesport Farmers Market in Berks County on Wednesday.

Machete man runs amok in Easton attempts robbery

Machete man runs amok in Easton, attempts robbery

Police in Easton say a man was arrested after running amok in the heart of the city with a machete.

George W Bush ice bucket challenge

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Bush takes plunge, challenges Clinton

Former President George W. Bush takes the ALS ice bucket challenge, then challenges his predecessor.

Peanut butter spread

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Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination. The company was made aware of the risk after routin...

One Tank Trip Lake Wallenpaupack scenic boat tour

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One Tank Trip: Lake Wallenpaupack scenic boat tour

It's hard to believe, but there are only a few lazy days of summer left.

Sands incident of child endangerment

3 children found locked in a car in Sands Casino parking lot

Three children were found locked in a car in the Sands Casino parking lot in Bethlehem Wednesday.

Clash in Ferguson

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Grand jury to 'thoroughly' mull Ferguson case

Two months. It looks like it might be that long before a local grand jury decides whether to bring charges in the death of Michael Brown -- the loud, passionate calls for swift justice notwithstanding.

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

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Northwestern Lehigh school district hires new middle school principal

Northwestern Lehigh middle school principal Bill Dovico of Coplay
NEW TRIPOLI, Pa.

The Northwestern Lehigh School Board Wednesday unanimously approved the hiring of a new principal to run the district's middle school.

Pedestrian-friendly crossing plan floated for Hamilton Boulevard

SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

"Wow! I never thought it could look like this."
That's a remark designers envision pedestrians, motorists and business owners making upon seeing a plan to make the Hamilton Boulevard corridor between Cedar Crest Boulevard and Route 309 more pedestrian-crossing friendly in South Whitehall Township.

Seniors compete in bocce ball tournament

Seniors compete in bocce ball tournament
MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

Are you ready for some bocce ball?

Lower Saucon purchases 146-acre open space property for $1.78 million

Lower Saucon Twp. Supervisors
LOWER SAUCON TWP., Pa,

Lower Saucon council members approved the $1.78 million purchase of a 146-acre property Wednesday that will be used to create the township’s biggest park.

 
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