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10 charged in kickback scheme

10 charged in PennDOT overbilling, kickback probe

Pennsylvania's Attorney General has announced more arrests in connection with a corruption investigation involving transportation officials.

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Trucker ordered to trial in deadly crash on Route 222

The driver of a tractor trailer accused of dozing off at the wheel and causing a deadly pileup on Route 222 in Berks County has been ordered to stand trial.

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2nd suspect arrested in murder of elementary teacher

A second suspect has been arrested and charged with homicide in the killing of an elementary school teacher in Lancaster.

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Warren County Tech students sent home after bomb threat

Students at an area technical school got a reprieve from class Wednesday.

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Manhunt over; killing spree suspect found dead in woods

The search for a man accused of killing his ex-wife and five other family members in Montgomery County has come to an end with the suspect apparently taking his own life.

Community mourns loss of Stone s victims

Community mourns loss of Stone's victims

A community is in mourning as it tries to make sense of the tragedy that all but wiped out an entire Montgomery County family.

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Reading police attribute drop in burglaries to new strategies

Despite a double-digit drop in the number of officers on the force, Reading police have seen a double-digit drop in burglaries throughout the city.

Local mosque mourns victims of Pakistan attack

Local mosque mourns victims of Pakistan attack

Local members of the Muslim community came together Tuesday night to say a special prayer for the victims of that attack.

Activists urge landowners unify to stop PennEast pipeline construction

Activists opposed to the proposed PennEast pipeline strongly urged some Northampton County residents to unify and help stop the project now.

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.

Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

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Pope aids change in U.S.-Cuba policy

Pope Francis -- the Catholic Church's first Latin American pontiff -- rang in his birthday Wednesday with a major geopolitical wish granted: the end of a half-century of frozen relations between the United States and Cuba.

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Historic thaw in US, Cuba standoff

A political standoff that spanned five decades and 10 presidents began to crumble Wednesday with President Barack Obama's move to normalize relations with Cuba.

 
 
 
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    Virtually all of the country's largest theater chains have decided not to show Sony's "The Interview."

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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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Allentown police say they are looking for a woman who has been missing since April.

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Bethlehem to raise taxes by 5.6 percent

Bethlehem City Council 12-11-14
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Bethlehem has a new budget for 2015, and it'll cost taxpayers 5.6 percent more.

Activists urge landowners unify to stop PennEast pipeline construction

HELLERTOWN, Pa.

Activists opposed to the proposed PennEast pipeline strongly urged some Northampton County residents to unify and help stop the project now.

Northampton County community approves budget with no tax increase

Hanover Twp. board of supervisors
HANOVER TWP., Pa.

For the eighth consecutive year Hanover Township, Northampton County, can boast no tax increase.

Three planning commissions discuss 218-home development

UPPER MILFORD TWP., Pa.

How many homes should be built, sold and occupied in a new Lehigh County development before an access road is installed for emergency vehicles?

 

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  • Wright brothers' first powered flight, 1903

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    On this day: December 17

    France recognizes America as a nation, the Wright brothers take flight, Tiny Tim marries Miss Vicki in front of millions of TV viewers, and Kim Jong-il dies, all on this day.

 

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12 things to know about Pope Francis

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Pope Francis turns 78 years old today. Here are 12 interesting facts about this non-conformist leader of the Catholic Church.

 

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