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Cool and sunny Sunday with temps in the low 60s

Today: Sunshine mixing with clouds this afternoon; cooler than yesterday. High: 66

Monday: Rain, some heavy, early in the morning, then a shower in spots late in the afternoon. Potential for flooding in poor drainage areas. High: 65 Low: 52

Community mobilizes to find missing autistic boy

A 7-year-old boy with special needs from Chestnuthill Township, missing since Saturday evening, has been found.

Multiple fire crews called to battle massive Carbon County brush fire

More than 100 firefighters have spent the weekend battling a massive brush fire on Blue Mountain in Carbon and Lehigh Counties.

Elderly woman rescued from Lehighton dwelling fire

Carbon County fire crews rescued an elderly woman in Lehighton Sunday morning.

Fatal accident in Nesquehoning, Carbon County

One person is dead following a fatal single-vehicle accident Sunday morning in Carbon County.

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Cumru Twp. Police investigating dead body found in Schuylkill River

Cumru Township Police say they are investigating a dead body found floating in the Schuylkill River Saturday afternoon.

High school student killed in Oley Township crash

Berks County high school student killed in Oley Township crash

Police say Jamie Lynn Kotas, an 18-year-old Exeter Township woman, was killed in an Oley Township crash late Friday night.

“Here a Church Shall Rise”: The end is near for Allentown's Dubbs Memorial UCC Church

After 113 years of Dubbs Memorial UCC Church serving its congregation in the neighborhood and beyond, it is getting going to close its doors in July.

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Ceremony marks 20th anniversary of Oklahoma City bombing

Hundreds gathered in Oklahoma City Sunday to mark the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the federal courthouse on April 19, 1995.

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    Details of future 'Star Wars' movie revealed

    The "Star Wars" universe keeps on expanding. Details of the plot for 2016's "Star Wars: Rogue One" were revealed during a panel at Star Wars Celebration fan festival Sunday in Anaheim, California.

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Lower Pottsgrove officer hit by fleeing car, opens fire on driver

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POTTSTOWN, Pa.

A chaotic scene unfolded Thursday night in the Pottstown area of Montgomery County.

Berks war veteran honored for heroic efforts in Iran

Berks war veteran honored for heroic efforts in Iran
READING, Pa.

An Air Force veteran from Muhlenberg Township is being honored for his heroic efforts.

Allentown man sentenced for robbery, kidnapping

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HARTFORD, Conn.

Twenty-seven-year-old William Davis of Allentown was sentenced to more than 14 years in prison in Connecticut  Friday, for his participation in a violent kidnapping and jewelry store robbery in April 2013.

Pocono couple charged with stealing Internet service

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STROUDSBURG, Pa.

Robert Gleisner, 51, of Mount Pocono, and Constance Malago,49, of Tobyhanna, are  facing criminal charges after investigators discovered the couple was using their neighbor's Internet service for nefarious purposes.

Frank Gutekunst: A driving force behind Berks Jazz Fest

25-year volunteer at the Berks Jazz festival
READING, Pa.

The Berks Jazz Fest is a moving experience for one volunteer who has been involved since the very beginning.

Forks Township takes step towards paperless government

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FORKS TWP., Pa.

Officials in one Northampton community are going paperless.

Northampton County clerks finally get a raise

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EASTON, Pa.

Saying it was "long overdue," Northampton County Council Thursday night approved raises for 228 clerical workers.

Upper Milford supervisors not pleased with PennDOT road service

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UPPER MILFORD TWP., Pa.

The Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors' patience has worn thin with PennDOT's lack of action on township roads.

 
 

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Krysten Mendez was located in New York City and was unharmed. 

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.

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