Pocono Mountain schools to open Monday

Suspected Frein sighting won't close Pocono Mountain schools

Administrators in the Pocono Mountain School District have decided to open schools on Monday.

Pigs shot and killed

Farm animals gunned down; police investigate

After three of his pigs were shot and killed, Todd Hedrick of Hedrick Family Farms and Produce in Lehigh County is trying to figure out how to cope with the damages.

One person shot in Allentown

Allentown police: Apparent argument over spitting leads to shooting

Allentown police are searching for a man who they say shot another person in each leg after an apparent argument over whether the shooting victim had tried to spit on him.

Reading fire

Federal agency assisting with Reading outlet building fire investigation

A federal agency has been called in to assist with the investigation into a fire that devastated an old Reading Outlet Center building that was in the process of being redeveloped.

Last Fling Pumpkin Sling

Pumpkins, instead of cars, soar at Pocono Raceway

The goal of the Last Fling Pumpkin Sling competition, held at Pocono Raceway, is to create a machine that can chuck a two to four pound pumpkin as far as possible, without using an engine.

Deadly crash in Lehigh County

Lehigh County man dies after vehicle crashes into tractor trailer

A Lehigh County man was killed after his vehicle collided with a tractor trailer.

Marijuana advocates smoke pot in front of NJ Statehouse

Dozens of activists and community members gathered at the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana.

Tom Wolf and Tom Corbett

Survey: Disenchantment with Corbett leads voters to Wolf

Many Pennsylvania voters who plan to vote for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf know little about him but are lining up behind the first-time candidate because of their disenchantment with Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, according to Associated Press interviews with voters across the state.

History's Headlines: Digging down to 'way back when' when Nazareth

If Hollywood is to be believed, archaeologists are larger-than-life Harrison Ford types digging into the past seeking “riches and glory.”


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Organizers for trail honoring 9/11 heroes seek Lehigh Valley input

9\11 bike trail

Four days after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a plan to commemorate the tragic events was born with the creation of a national biking, hiking and driving trail.

Political scientist lectures on Putin's foreign policy at Lafayette College


A political scientist talked about Vladimir Putin's foreign policy during a lecture Thursday evening in Easton.

Plosser wants interest rates to rise "sooner rather than later"

Plosser speaks about the economy in Allentown

The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia says the Fed should raise interest rates "sooner rather than later."

Clash between executive and council torpedoes project plan at St. Luke's

Northampton Co. Exec John Brown at a town meeting

The friction between Northampton County Council and John Brown, the county executive, has jumped to a new level.


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  • Douglas MacArthur wading ashore in the Philippines, 1944, World War II

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    On this day: October 20

    Douglas MacArthur returns to the Philippines, Nixon sets off the "Saturday Night Massacre," Jackie Kennedy remarries, the Sydney Opera House opens, tragedy strikes Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Muammar Gaddafi is killed, all on this day.


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