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Sunny warm and breezy for your Saturday

Sunny, warm and breezy for your Saturday

Today: Mostly sunny and very warm; breezy this afternoon; dry weather brings a high fire threat. High: 80

Jamie Silvonek

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Judge denies request to move 14-year-old murder suspect to juvenile facility

Silvonek's attorney John Waldron confirmed Lehigh County Judge Maria Dantos signed an order denying his request to have her transferred. 

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Berks ERT nabs child porn suspect; 600K images, videos found

A Berks County man is under arrest on child pornography charges.

Fans flock to Baseballtown for home opener

Fans flock to Baseballtown for home opener

Baseball is back in Baseballtown and fans are rejoicing.

Police involved shooting in Pottstown

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

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

Wolf says wheels are in motion for manufacturing resurgence

Wolf says wheels are in motion for manufacturing resurgence

Governor Tom Wolf said the wheels are in motion for a manufacturing resurgence in Pennsylvania.

Allentown mayor throws his hat in race for US Senate

Allentown mayor throws his hat in race for US Senate

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski made it official Friday: He is running for U.S. Senate.

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Huckabee: 2016 announcement coming May 5

After teasing reporters earlier Friday that he was set to reveal his presidential ambitions for 2016, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee went on Fox News to instead say that he will announce his plans in his home state next month.

"Come to Hope on May...

Sinking Spring hazmat vehicle

Police seek to ID vehicle, driver in extensive hazmat spill

Sinking Spring police are working to identify the driver of a vehicle that is responsible for an extensive spill of hazardous material in the borough.

Fire at Firely Pediatrics

Chemical used to put out washer fire causes hazard

A small fire at a pediatric home in Allentown caused an evacuation early Friday.

Health Beat: Pot for pets?

The debate over medical marijuana for humans has been going on for years, and now it's legal in more than 20 states, but could pot also help our pets?

FRESNO NATURAL GAS EXPLOSION

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11 injured after gas line explodes in Fresno

A natural gas line explosion at a law enforcement shooting range in Fresno, California, injured 11 people, including some inmates who were on a work detail there.

Others being treated include a county road worker and two sheriff's deputies, Fresno Co...

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  • Suicide bomber Afghanistan

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    Motorbike bomber kills 33 at Afghan bank

    A suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up in front of the Kabul Bank in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, early Saturday, a local government spokesman said.

    Terror group ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. The explosion killed at least 33 people a...

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

Police involved shooting in Pottstown
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

Gleisner and Malago
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.

 
 

10 diseases medical marijuana could help treat

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Studies have shown medical marijuana can help treat or alleviate ailments associated with certain diseases. Here are 10 of those diseases and a little bit about the medical studies that discovered potential benefits of the drug.

 

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Krysten Mendez reported missing

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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