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Very cold Saturday night, snow and ice expected Sunday night

Spotty, light snow showers will start in the mid to late morning hours on Sunday before steadier snow overspreads from west to east during the afternoon. The snow will continue into the evening and overnight period at which time some mixing with sleet and freezing rain is possible.

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Hit-and-run victim remains in hospital

Whitehall Twp. hit-and-run victim remains in the hospital

After 20 surgeries, 42-year-old Jennifer Dietrich remains in the hospital. Dietrich will need extensive rehabilitation after being hit by a car last month in Whitehall Township

Local veterans educational fair

Moravian College hosts first Educational Fair for veterans

A local organization is doing what they can to put local veterans back to work.

Police in Berks County arrest fugitives

Police in Berks County arrest dangerous fugitives following traffic stop

Police in Berks County say they have arrested a pair of dangerous fugitives wanted by the FBI following a routine traffic stop.

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Husband, wife found shot to death in apparent murder-suicide

Authorities say a husband and wife were found shot to death in an apparent murder-suicide in a central Pennsylvania apartment.

Gas station robbery in Bangor

Bangor gas station robbed at knife-point

The incident happened around 10:45 p.m. at the Valero gas station on South 1st Street in Bangor. No arrests have been made.

Newell competent to stand trial

Judge rules Ross Township shooter competent for trial

A judge has ruled that Rockne Newell is competent to stand trial in the shooting deaths of three people at a municipal meeting in the Poconos.

Marijuana grow house busted

Marijuana grow house busted by police in Northampton County

Police in Northampton County say they've busted a marijuana grow house in Lower Mount Bethel Township.

69 News Week in Review

Here's a look back at the stories that made headlines this week in the 69 News "Week in Review."

Nicolas Maduro Venezuela

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Maduro says Venezuela has detained pilot

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that authorities in his country have captured "an American airplane pilot, who also has Latino roots."

Maduro, who did not identify the pilot, said he had been arrested in the past few days in Táchira...

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  • Nicolas Maduro Venezuela

    Andrew Burton/Getty Images

    Maduro says Venezuela has detained pilot

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that authorities in his country have captured "an American airplane pilot, who also has Latino roots."

    Maduro, who did not identify the pilot, said he had been arrested in the past few days in Táchira...

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Monroe County man nabbed for store robbery

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POLK TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police have arrested an Effort man for the Tuesday afternoon robbery of a Monroe County convenience store.

Santander Arena set to host 6 events in 6 days

Santander Arena -- snow on ground

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READING, Pa.

Over the next six days, periods of rest may come few and far between for the staff at the Santander Arena in Reading.

Man with scissors accused of attacking woman

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BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Twenty-seven-year-old Juan Rivas III has been charged with attacking his girlfriend while armed with a scissors.

ASD rebounds from fire at Cleveland Elementary School

ASD prepares temp space for Cleveland Elementary students
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The fire that lit through Cleveland Elementary School on Tuesday morning may have knocked the students, staff and administrators down, but not out.

Quakertown school custodian not happy with treatment of support staff

Victor Bartholomew of Milford Township
QUAKERTOWN, Pa.

Victor Bartholomew of Milford Township wants the Quakertown Community School District to value support staff more.

Salisbury will introduce new zoning law and get rid of old firearms laws

Sallisbury Twp. commissioners
SALISBURY TWP., Pa.

Salisbury Township intends to introduce a new zoning ordinance and get rid of a couple of old firearms laws on the same night next month.

Traditions of America at Green Pond:

LVPC meeting
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A proposed 261-unit Bethlehem Township age 55 plus housing community was found not to conflict with Northampton County's comprehensive plan by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) during Thursday evening's monthly meeting.

GO-TIME identifies over $100 million in savings

Tom Wolf becomes governor
HARRISBURG, Pa.

The State of Pa. could soon realize more than $100 million dollars in cost savings thanks to Governor Wolf's GO-TIME initiative.

 
 
 

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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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