NETCAST for Thursday 12/18/14

NETCAST for Thursday 12/18/14

NETCAST for Thursday 12/18/14

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Police: Woman claims to have bomb strapped to body as she robs store

A woman, claiming to have a bomb strapped to her body, robbed a Rite Aid by demanding money from a cashier, police said.

Jillian Tait and Gary Fellenbaum

Mom, boyfriend ordered to trial in killing of 3-year-old boy

Three people charged in connection with the brutal death of a three-year-old Chester County boy are headed to trial.

Candlelight vigil held for Lancaster teacher

Candlelight vigil held for Lancaster teacher, shooting victims

Community members in Lancaster city gathered around the word peace spelled out in candles in Penn Square on Thursday night.

Firefighters make Christmas bright for local kids

Firefighters make Christmas bright for local kids

Firefighters in Exeter Township went above and beyond the call of duty in a very merry way Thursday night.

Easton Police are investigating after someone shot a house

Easton Police are investigating after someone shot a house

Easton Police are investigating after someone shot a house several times.

Stroundsburg residents oppose Rt 80 widening proposal

Stroundsburg residents oppose Rt 80 widening proposal

A plan to widen one of our region's most dangerous highways is facing a bumpy road.

Concerns growing over safety of Route 222 in Berks

Concerns growing over safety of Route 222 in Berks

Safety concerns are growing about a dangerous stretch of Route 222.

Allentown businesses hurt by 8th Street bridge project

Allentown businesses hurt by 8th Street bridge project

Some business owners in south Allentown claim a bridge revitalization project is hurting their bottom line.

Allentown Police donate gifts to local kids

Allentown Police donate gifts to local kids

Police officers in Allentown went above and beyond the call of duty Thursday night.

Cash award offered for help identifying bank robber

If you can help police identify a suspected bank robber, you may be in for a cash reward.

Charlie Brown Christmas tree in Reading redecorated

Charlie Brown Christmas tree in Reading redecorated

Reading's "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree is getting some much-needed TLC.

Sanofi Pasteur donates to local families for holidays

Sanofi Pasteur donates to local families for holidays

A company known for making flu vaccines is taking a shot at making sure others have a magical Christmas.

Australian police crime scene tape

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Australia police: 8 children found dead

Eight children, the youngest of them only 18 months old, have been found dead at a suburban home in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns in a case that the country's Prime Minister has called "an unspeakable crime."

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  • Australian police crime scene tape

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    Australia police: 8 children found dead

    Eight children, the youngest of them only 18 months old, have been found dead at a suburban home in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns in a case that the country's Prime Minister has called "an unspeakable crime."

    A woman who the police believ...

 

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Suicidal teen reported missing

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Police in Berks County are asking the public's help to find a teen who may want to harm himself.

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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Northampton BC passes 2015 budget that includes property tax hike

NORTHAMPTON, Pa.

The Northampton Borough Council Thursday unanimously approved a slightly over $6 million budget for 2015 that includes a one-half mill property tax increase bringing the borough's real estate tax to 9 mills.

Supervisors decline ownership of land surrounding Fields at Indian Creek

Upper Milford Twp. supervisors meeting
UPPER MILFORD TWP., Pa.

The Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors want nothing to do with land that will become part of the Fields at Indian Creek proposed housing development.

 

Former Phillipsburg band teacher pleads guilty to invasion of privacy

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J.

A Phillipsburg teacher will lose his license for taking photos of some of his female students.

ASD directors approve administrator's resignation

ASD Superintendent Russ Mayo
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown School District administrator Jose Rosado Sr., who has filed a federal lawsuit against the district, Superintendent C Russell Mayo and COO David Wildonger, resigned his position as director of alternative education.

 

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  • first edition of A Christmas Carol, 1843

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    On this day: December 19

    "A Christmas Carol" is first published, the NHL plays its first games, Apollo 17 splashes down, and the U.S. House impeaches President Bill Clinton, all on this day.

 

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