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1990 arson-murder rap tossed man is set free

Man in prison for 24 years released thanks to now-discredited arson science

A man freed from prison after his arson-murder conviction was overturned says it's difficult to think about the 24 years he lost.

Muhlenberg trench rescue

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Fallen pipeline worker rescued from trench, flown to hospital

A fallen pipeline worker has been hospitalized following a difficult operation to rescue her from a trench.

Drug raids net arrests in Easton

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Drug raids net arrests of suspected gang members in Easton

Police in Easton made a number of arrests following a series of drug raids.

Lehigh Valley Airshow organizers promise less traffic

Lehigh Valley Airshow organizers promise less traffic

Lehigh Valley Airshow organizers are hoping to avoid last year's traffic troubles at this weekend's event.

Bartender terrorized in violent robbery speaks out

Bartender terrorized in violent robbery speaks out

A Spring Township bartender speaks out after four teenagers broke into a bar and terrorized her before fleeing with the stolen money.

Lightning strike startles couple damages radio equipment

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Lightning strike startles couple, damages radio equipment

It was too close for comfort for a Berks County couple after lightning struck just feet from where they were sitting.

Can you pass a Common Core 5th grade math test?

Test your knowledge and see if you can pass a Common Core fifth-grade math test.

Airshow organizers promise better experience this year

Airshow organizers promise better experience this year

You may want to keep your eye on the sky this weekend.

Police: Emmaus man had chickens, drugs, weapons in car

Police say altered fireworks, weapons, live chickens and marijuana were found inside an SUV that wrecked on Interstate 79 in West Virginia, and a Pennsylvania man has been arrested.

Health Beat: Grain brain may be killing us

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. A recent study found costs for dementia care in 2010 were as high as $200 billion, roughly twice what's expended for heart disease and almost triple what was spent on treating cancer. Now, one doctor says we can prevent Alzheimer's altogether by changing our diets.

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Hamas leader says militants took slain teens

Three Israeli teens kidnapped in the West Bank in June and later found dead were abducted by Hamas militants who did not inform the group leadership about the kidnapping, a Hamas official said Friday.

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  • Obama ISIS speech serious face

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    Is Obama heading toward airstrikes in Syria?

    After three years of avoiding it, President Barack Obama finds himself being pushed toward military action in Syria.

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey both made clear that defeating Islamic State jihadists ram...

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New playground boasts options for kids with disabilities

New playground boasts options for kids with disabilities
TANNERSVILLE, Pa.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday at Mountain View Park in Tannersville for the "Crossing Abilities" playground.

Reading mayor vetoes council, water authority agreement

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READING, Pa.

Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer has vetoed the agreement between City Council and the Reading Area Water Authority.

Bethlehem man dumps shaggy dog in Lower Saucon

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LOWER SAUCON TOWNSHIP, Pa.

The man who dumped a little shaggy dog in Lower Saucon Township Wednesday evening has been identified by police.

Group sets up WiFi hotspot in downtown Reading

Group sets up wifi hotspot in downtown Reading

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READING, Pa.

Gone are the days of dial-up. Now mainstream America is using Wi-Fi and Reading is jumping on board.

Lower Mac commissioners approve traffic simulation study

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LOWER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa.

Lower Macungie commissioner want to stay ahead of traffic congestion issues in the township.

Forks looks to slow down speeders

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FORKS TWP., Pa.

Officials in one growing Northampton County community are looking for ways to slow down speeding drivers.

Northampton County Council takes hard look at prison’s revolving door

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EASTON, Pa.

Northampton County has paid a national company millions of dollars to treat prison inmates with drug and alcohol problems. Was it a success?

Two drug suspects arrested and charged

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Two Allentown residents were arrested for possession of illegal substances with intent to distribute.

 
 

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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

Man missing in Pennsburg

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

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