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Allentown police: Man a victim of apparent accidental drowning

An afternoon of fun turned deadly for a man in Allentown Tuesday.

Woman struck by fire truck in Exeter Township

Woman, 91, struck by fire truck outside senior living community

An elderly woman was injured when she was struck by a fire truck outside a senior living community in Berks County.

Train fatalities identified in Upper Milford Township

2 men struck, killed by train near Emmaus identified

The Lehigh County coroner's office has identified the two young men who were hit and killed by a train Monday afternoon.

Woman takes a stand against crime in her neighborhood

Woman takes a stand against crime in her neighborhood

A Reading woman is taking a stand against crime.

Hearing for notorious mass murderer set for next month

A hearing will be held next month in Northampton County for convicted mass murderer Michael Ballard.

Johann Breyer

Hospitalized Nazi guard suspect, 89, granted bail

A judge in Philadelphia has granted bail to an 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect who's been hospitalized while awaiting extradition to Germany.

Lawmakers news conference at Bethany

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Lawmakers examine local housing of minors entering US illegally

Three members of Berks County's delegation to the House of Representatives gathered Tuesday in an effort to learn more about the local housing of Central American children who entered the United States illegally.

Exeter Commons sinkhole

Jace Codi/69 News

End in sight for repair of shopping center sinkhole

Frustration is mounting among business owners and customers nearly three months after a sinkhole swallowed part of a busy shopping center.

Stray cat

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Dozens of stray cats left behind by caretaker's death

A Reading woman who dedicated herself to taking care of stray cats has passed away, leaving local groups scrambling to find new homes for the many she left behind.

Verizon Wireless

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Verizon's offer: Let us track you, get free stuff

Are you comfortable having your location and Web browsing tracked for marketing purposes? If so, Verizon's got a deal for you.

Israeli helicopter fires missile into Gaza

REUTERS/Nir Elias

Politicians talk, rockets fly in Mideast

United Nations workers trying to aid people in Gaza found themselves stuck Tuesday between Israeli soldiers and Hamas fighters, with neither side showing any sign of backing down.

The development came as a rocket fired from Gaza struck near Israel's b...

 
 
 
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    Casey Kasem's body was flown to Canada a month after he died, a funeral home director told CNN Tuesday.

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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.

Exeter police seek help locating missing man

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Police are advising the public to be on the lookout for a missing man from Exeter Township, Berks County.

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    The victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came from around the world and held a wide range of hopes and dreams. Here are a few of those passengers' pictures and stories.

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Larry Holmes offers his boxing resume at the Sands' Molten Lounge

Larry Holmes at the Sands
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Almost 100 people filled the Molten Lounge in the Sands Casino Tuesday night to hear former heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes of Easton reminisce about his life and career in a presentation entitled " Larry Holmes---The Soundtrack of My Life".

FedEx mega hub in Allen Township nears final decision

Allen Twp. officials
ALLEN TWP., Pa.

Allen Township officials have until August 15 to decide the fate of the proposed $335 million FedEx Ground hub under dispute in Northampton County.

LVHN wins national award for palliative medicine service

Diane Quinlan (seated) of Quakertown is surrounded by her care team from LVHN’s OACIS palliative care program
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa.

The American Hospital Association recently awarded a 2014 "Circle of Life Award" to the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Palliative Medicine Program.

Saucon Valley seeks quotes for repairs to retention pond and high school roof

Saucon Valley school district board meeting
SAUCON VALLE, Pa.

Saucon Valley School District hopes to repair a retention pond and flashing on the roof of the high school in the near future.

 
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