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Email to school: Pay $1 million or be hacked

State police are investigating $1 million hacking threat against a local school.

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20 arrested in insurance fraud sweep; 2 fugitives still at large

Twenty people across Pennsylvania have been arrested for a variety of unrelated insurance fraud offenses, the state's attorney general announced Friday.

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Bomb threat prompts evacuation of Bethlehem school

A bomb threat prompted the evacuation of a school in Bethlehem on Friday.

Allentown man shot while fleeing from robbers

An Allentown man was hit by gunfire as he fled robbers early Friday.

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PSU committee OKs proposal to acquire St. Joseph health network

A Penn State University proposal to acquire the Berks County-based St. Joseph Regional Health Network took another step forward Friday.

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Mail carrier a 'hero' for saving elderly man's life, police say

A local mail carrier is being hailed a hero after potentially saving an elderly man's life.

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U.S. ends TARP with $15.3 billion profit

The U.S. government essentially closed the books on TARP with a $15.3 billion profit.

Treasury sold its remaining shares Friday in Ally Financial, its last remaining major stake from the $426 billion bailout of banks and the U.S. auto industry.

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Pennsylvania jobless rate falls, hiring flattens

Pennsylvania's jobless rate fell by three-tenths of a percentage point in November for the second straight month, even as payrolls remained static.

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French cops use Taser on candy-stealing monkey

A primate found himself on the wrong end of a Taser after French officials said he spent weeks roaming the streets of Marseilles subsisting on stolen candy.

Elf on the Shelf photos: Shoot, share and see them

The Elf on the Shelf has become a growing source of festive fun for many families in recent years. We invite you to share photos of your elf in action as he or she moves about the house in the days before Christmas. Be sure to let us know your elf's name and your hometown. Also, feel free to include a brief caption about your Elf on the Shelf experience.

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Obama: Sony 'made a mistake'

President Barack Obama prodded Congress to eliminate the United States' decades-old Cuba embargo Friday, saying that improving relations with the communist country will help open its "hermetically sealed society" -- even if changes come in "fits and ...

 
 
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    Australian police: 8 children found dead

    The mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a house in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said Saturday morning.

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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.

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State legislator offering free radon test kits

COOPERSBURG, Pa.

Free radon test kits are available in the Coopersburg office of State Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton).

Lower Macungie homeowners getting $19 tax break — and two artificial turf field

Township engineer Bill Erdman was honored by commissioners

A controversial $3.3 million allocation to install two artificial turf fields spurred two of Lower Macungie Township’s five commissioners to vote against the 2015 budget Thursday night.

Former Phillipsburg band teacher pleads guilty to invasion of privacy

Phillipsburg teacher pleads guilty to invasion of privacy
PHILLIPSBURG, N.J.

A Phillipsburg, New Jersey, school teacher will lose his license for taking photos of some of his female students.

Administrator who filed lawsuit against district resigns from his job

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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