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Liberty High School students dismissed following lock down

Liberty High School students were finally dismissed around 4:15 p.m. after the school was locked down for most of Wednesday afternoon following a report of three gunmen entering the school, which officials now believe was a hoax.

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School bus accident near Kutztown

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23 students taken to hospital from school bus crash on Route 222

Several students were injured in the crash of a school bus and another vehicle on Route 222 near Kutztown.

Parents wait anxiously to hear from their Liberty students

Parents anxiously wait for students at Liberty High School

Many parents waited hours just to see and hug their children after hearing about the lock down.

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Thirsty intruder wearing pajama pants leads police on chase

The search for a thirsty, pajama-clad intruder who led police on a chase from Muhlenberg Township into Reading came to an end Wednesday.

Police: Lifepath administrator stole thousands from non-profit

A 45-year-old Lehigh County man is accused of taking nearly $6,000 from a Northampton County non-profit that provides care for people with special needs, while he worked there as an administrator.

Man slapped with 43 000 water bill

Man slapped with $43,000 water bill

Imagine if your water bill jumped 7,000 percent.

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Police sketch artist brings unique talents to investigations

Sometimes, a sketch can be the best clue police have to solve a crime.

Rescued South Korean ferry passengers

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Shipwreck: Passengers 'forced to stay put'

Passengers aboard a sinking South Korean ferry faced a terrifying choice as the vessel rolled: obey commands barked over loudspeakers to stay in place, or don life vests and jump into the chilly ocean water.

"Don't move," a voice warned, according to ...

Health Beat: 3D livers: A medical first for doctors, patients

On average, there are 16,000 people on the waiting list for a liver transplant. Finding a live donor is becoming a feasible option for many patients, but the surgery can be risky for recipients and donors.

Wawa in New Jersey

Wawa celebrates 50 years with free coffee for customers

Wawa convenience stores are celebrating the company's 50th anniversary, but customers will be getting the gifts.

Well-wishes, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

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MH370 families storm out of briefing

The man's anger at authorities giving a briefing on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could not be contained.

He screamed at the screen as a promised video conference with Malaysian authorities became the latest part of the aftermath of the plane's disapp...

 
 
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  • Rescued South Korean ferry passengers

    REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

    Shipwreck: Passengers 'forced to stay put'

    Passengers aboard a sinking South Korean ferry faced a terrifying choice as the vessel rolled: obey commands barked over loudspeakers to stay in place, or don life vests and jump into the chilly ocean water.

    "Don't move," a voice warned, according to ...

 

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Police look for missing Monroe Co. teen

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Police are asking the public's help to track down a missing Monroe County teenager.

Lower Macungie woman missing, police ask for help finding her

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A Lower Macungie woman is missing and State Police are asking for your help finding her.

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    What things cost in America: 1914 and 2014

    The Consumer Price Index rose 0.2 percent in March, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics said increases in the shelter and food costs accounted for most of the rise. See how much things like homes, cars and milk cost in 1914 compared to today's prices.

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Kimberly Hons of Mahanoy City arrested for stabbing

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MAHANOY CITY, Pa.

A 33-year-old Schuylkill County woman was been arrested for killing her mother's boyfriend with a kitchen knife.

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It wasn’t exactly the Ron & Scott Show.

Councilman tells Phillipsburg residents to clean up their act

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At least one man in Phillipsburg is on a mission.

Phillipsburg to hold referendum on Building Excellence proposal

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PHILLIPSBURG, N.J.

The Phillipsburg School District is putting some pricey decisions to a public vote.

 
 

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    On this day: April 16

    LSD's creator drops acid (accidentally) for the first time, Martin Luther King writes his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," The Rolling Stones release their debut album, and tragedy strikes Virginia Tech, all on this day.

 

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