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Target evacuated for bomb threat

Shopping center in South Whitehall Township evacuated; stores back open

The shopping center on North Cedar Crest Boulevard is back open, after a bomb threat forced police to close it for more than an hour Saturday afternoon.

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16 dead in hot air balloon crash in Texas

A hot air balloon believed to be carrying 16 people caught fire in the air and crashed in central Texas on Saturday morning, killing everybody on board, federal and local authorities said.

The balloon may have struck power lines when it went down arou...

Jacqueline s Saturday forecast

Periods of heavy rain and a t-storm around this evening

Periods of heavy rain and thunderstorms will continue this evening before becoming a bit more scattered overnight.

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Is Brazil ready for the 2016 Games?

In just one week, the eyes of the world will be on Rio de Janeiro as the Olympic Games arrive in South America for the first time.

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Clinton tries to wrestle change candidate mantle from Trump in Pennsylvania

Hillary Clinton, standing on a metal working factory floor here in Western Pennsylvania, tried to cut into Donald Trump's grip on white, working class voters by casting herself -- not the businessman-turned-Republican nominee -- as 2016's change cand...

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Missing Gilberton man located, state police say

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Pennsylvania State Police in Schuylkill County say they have located a Gilberton man, who was reported missing on Tuesday.

Teenager missing from Bethany Children's Home

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Police say a 16-year-old boy failed to return from a home pass from Bethany Children's Home for unknown reasons Friday.

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    Tips for college for freshman on a budget

    With students heading back to school or campus, it might be time to start thinking about money. U.S. News & World Report put together a list of "10 Money-Smart Ways Freshman Can Prepare for College." Click through to see the tips.

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State’s new Medical Marijuana Act and its impact on local municipalities reviewed by LVPC

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The executive director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Thursday night reviewed the land use implications of Pennsylvania’s newly signed Act 16, the Medical Marijuana Act and its effects on the Lehigh Valley’s numerous municipalities and the basic criteria for the growing, processing, and distribution of pot in addition to licensing, taxation, and enforcement.

Former Greenwich Township Police Chief gets old job back along with an apology

Former Greenwich Township Police Chief gets old job back
GREENWICH TWP., N.J.

Former Police Chief Rich Hummer Thursday night got a standing ovation, an apology and what he's wanted more than anything else for the last year: His old job back.

Warren County Farmers' Fair starts Saturday

Warren County Farmers Fair starts Saturday
PHILLIPSBURG, N.J.

Hot air balloons will be seen throughout the New Jersey sky starting this weekend and lasting all through next Saturday.

Camp where Muhammad Ali trained has new ownership

Camp where Muhammad Ali trained has new ownership
DEER LAKE, Pa.

It's a new era for the Schuylkill County camp where Muhammad Ali practiced floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee.

 

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    On this day: July 30

    Henry Ford is born, the host nation captures the very first World Cup, the USS Indianapolis sinks into shark-infested waters, and Hoffa goes missing, all on this day.

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