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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.

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Police: Masked teens rob bar for Hersheypark money

Four teenagers are facing charges for allegedly robbing a bar after closing time.

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Attorney wants seized $125K wine collection returned

A lawyer convicted of selling high-end wine, despite strict Pennsylvania liquor laws, hopes to win back the seized collection before it's destroyed.

Pennsylvania county has calculated DUIs wrongly

People who told police they were not that drunk while driving may have been right in one southwestern Pennsylvania county.

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.

American Airlines

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American Air will charge for solo kids up to age 14

American Airlines says it will extend its fee for unaccompanied minors to charge $150 extra each way for children between 5 and 14.

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.

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.

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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    The United Nations on Friday condemned the beheading of American journalist James Foley by his ISIS captors as "heinous and cowardly" and said the execution shows the increasing danger to journalists reporting in Syria.

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Missing Persons

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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    The average NFL team is currently worth $1.43 billion, according to Forbes. Take a look at which NFL teams are worth the most.

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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.

 
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