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Police: Man physically assaulted nephew for 'hugging dog too hard'

Police are on the lookout for a man they say fractured his five-year-old nephew's eye socket because the boy "hugged his dog too hard."

Police seek 'armed and dangerous' Allentown man after Easton shooting

Easton Police are seeking an 18-year-old male suspect after a shooting Friday afternoon.

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Neighbor: 118 animals in shed should have been rescued a long time ago

Neighbor: 118 animals in shed should have been rescued a long time ago

Laney s Legacy of Hope gets ready for first Fashionista 5K

Laney's Legacy of Hope gets ready for first Fashionista 5K

Laney Brown was an eight year old girl from West Reading who inspired hundreds of thousands of people through her battle with leukemia.

Ballard undergoing another psychiatric evaluation

Judge orders another medical evaluation for Michael Ballard

One of the Lehigh Valley's most notorious killers headed back to court Friday to ask a judge to let him die.

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Labor Day weekend travelers getting relief at pump

Warm weather and lower gas prices are helping drive more people to make a final road trip before summer comes to a close.

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Hospitalized pilot injured in plane crash improving, doctors say

A pilot who was injured when his small plane crashed in Berks County earlier this week is improving.

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Berks County Penn State alumni host viewing party

Penn State alumni from Berks County gathered at the Crowne Plaza in Wyomissing for a special viewing party.

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Police: Woman tried to burn down ex's house with bacon

A woman faces arson charges after police say she drunkenly started a fire in her ex-boyfriend's house with a pound of bacon and a lit burner.

History's Headlines: Hopalong Cassidy visits the Lehigh Valley

In the 1950s, it seemed like there were more cowboys on TV than had ever populated the Old West.

Pro-Russian separatist in Ukraine

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Ukraine situation 'has worsened considerably'

As concern over Russia's actions in Ukraine grows, European leaders are meeting Saturday in Belgium to discuss possible new sanctions against Moscow.

The situation in Ukraine "has worsened considerably" European Commission President Jose Manuel Barros...

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    McCartney appeals to Scotland to stay in UK

    Beatles star Paul McCartney became the latest high profile figure to sign a letter calling on Scottish voters to choose to remain part of the United Kingdom in a vote on independence next month.

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Lehigh Valley Planning Commission adopts climate and energy elements into comprehensive plan

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ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Thursday evening adopted a series of integrated climate and energy elements into its comprehensive plan.

Northampton County homeowner interrupts burglar

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WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Pa.

State police are investigating a Northampton County house burglary that was interrupted when the owner came home.

Pottstown banker misapplied funds, feds charge

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa.

A 32-year-old former assistant bank manager  from Pottstown has been charged with misapplication of bank funds by the U.S. Justice Department.

Lehigh County executive proposes budget with no tax hike

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ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A balanced 2015 Lehigh County budget with no tax increase was proposed Thursday afternoon by county Executive Thomas Muller.

Nazareth Borough Council taking hard look at police chief

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NAZARETH, Pa.

The hot topic before Nazareth Borough Council Thursday night was what to do with the borough’s  police chief.

Quakertown School Board lays out improvements to hub transportation system

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QUAKERTOWN, Pa.

Transportation for non-public school students and parents in the Quakertown Community School District should now run smoother than in the past.

Teachers' union president critical of ASD superintendent

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ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Union head Debra Tretter criticized Superintendent C. Russell Mayo over late teacher assignments, among other issues.

Man charged with a felony for defrauding The Home Depot store

Todd D. Livinghouse charged with felony
WYOMISSING, Pa.

A  Laureldale man, Todd D. Livinghouse, has been charged with a felony for committing multiple instances of fraud at the Home Depot store in Wyomissing.

 
 

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Pennridge Police want help to find missing teen

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

Man walks away from Pennsburg facility; found in Texas

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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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