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Rockne Newell pleads guilty in deadly shooting rampage

A man accused of killing three people during a municipal meeting in the Poconos admitted to the crime in court Friday.

DA: No charges against driver who struck girls in Emmaus

No charges will be filed against the driver of a car that struck and killed one girl and injured another in Lehigh County earlier this month, District Attorney Jim Martin announced Friday.

Rape investigation at Dieruff High School

Student charged in rape of another at Allentown school

Rape charges have bee filed against a juvenile Friday in an assault that allegedly took place at Allentown's Dieruff High School.

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Suspect ID'd, sought in theft of Crime Alert donation box

Police have identified the suspect in the theft of a cash-filled Crime Alert donation box in Berks County.

Car crash disrupts power in Berks

Car hits pole, knocks out power to 3,000 Met-Ed customers

An accident involving a car that hit a utility pole knocked out electricity to some 3,000 homes and businesses in Berks County late Thursday night.

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    5 questions from the Hastert indictment

    Federal investigators say Dennis Hastert lied to the FBI about $3.5 million he agreed to pay to an undisclosed person to "cover up past misconduct."

    A spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon said Friday that initial bail was set at $4,500, but a...


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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.

Police looking for missing Allentown woman

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

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Goats gobble up invasive plants clogging stormwater basin


Three goats named Winky, Blinky and Nodd soon will be feasting on Japanese knotweed that has taken over a stormwater basin next to the Salisbury Township municipal building, which is along Pike Avenue just south of Allentown.

Tamaqua man charged with defrauding elderly couple

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Police charged a Tamaqua man with swindling an elderly couple out of over $315,000.

Quakertown Community SB to ask districts to join them in PSERS fight

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The Quakertown Community School District School Board has decided to formally disseminate to all school districts across the state its intention to create a pension crisis.

Valley planners hear transportation plan


Details of the Lehigh Valley's Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) were unveiled to members of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) at its monthly meeting Thursday evening.


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    On this day: May 29

    Constantinople falls, Bing Crosby records "White Christmas," Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reach the top of Mount Everest, and Janet Guthrie becomes the first woman to race in the Indy 500, all on this day.


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