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Showers, thunderstorms possible into early Friday

We will remain unsettled for a bit longer as a storm slides through the area.
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After 24 years, man to be freed in Poconos arson case

An elderly man who has spent 24 years in prison for his daughter's fire-related death is set to be released, weeks after his conviction was overturned.

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Crash involving tractor trailer closes Route 309 in South Whitehall

An accident involving a tractor trailer, a box truck and two other vehicles closed a stretch of Route 309 in Lehigh County on Thursday.

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Reading police discuss methods with community members in light of Ferguson

Eyes across the country have been on police departments after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, which sparked an uproar in Ferguson, Missouri.

Nursing homes fight or flight of ownership

Nursing homes: the fight or flight of ownership for Pennsylvania counties

Pennsylvania counties are deciding between fight or flight when it comes to owning nursing homes.

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20 ways you're getting ripped off

You know you're paying too much for all sorts of things. But just how much?

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LV Steelhawks move home games to PPL Center

Football is coming to the PPL Center in Allentown.

Kutztown University -- Montgomery County Community College partnership

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KU, MCCC sign first 'reverse transfer' agreement

Kutztown University and Montgomery County Community College have made history by signing a "reverse transfer" agreement.

Health Beat: Congestive heart failure under 60

Congestive heart failure is the most common diagnosis in hospital patients 65 and older, but it may come as a surprise to learn that more than one million of the five million Americans suffering from congestive heart failure are under the age of 60, and some even have symptoms decades earlier. Early diagnosis can make all the difference.

A celebration of 'Marilyn' comes to Reading Public Museum

Her death was more than 50 years ago at the age of 36, yet Americans have never ceased in keeping the spirit of this Hollywood icon alive. She struggled to balance her career and love life, marrying and divorcing three times, all the while unable to keep her private life out of the limelight.

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Who's doing what to fight ISIS

Talk is tough against ISIS, the Sunni jihadists rampaging through Syria and northern Iraq, following the group's release of a video showing the beheading American journalist James Foley.


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    GAO: U.S. broke law in Bergdahl prisoner swap

    The Pentagon broke federal law by exchanging five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without giving Congress the appropriate notice, Congress' independent investigative arm announced Thursday.

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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.

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A man reported missing from an assisted-care facility in Montgomery County has been found safe and sound.

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    Who was James Foley?

    James Foley was an American photojournalist who went missing in Syria almost two years ago. On Tuesday, August 19th, a video, apparently produced by ISIS as a warning to the US to stop air strikes against the group in Iraq, ended with Foley's beheading. Learn more about the life of the man whose his parents call a 'martyr for freedom.'

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Northwestern Lehigh hires new middle school principal


The Northwestern Lehigh School Board Wednesday unanimously approved the hiring of a new principal to run the district's middle school.

Man with machete arrested in center of Easton

Machete man runs amok in Easton attempts robbery

A 22-year-old Easton man was arrested after running around the center of the city armed with a machete Wednesday morning.

Lower Saucon buys 146-acre property for park

Lower Saucon Twp. Supervisors

Lower Saucon Council members approved the $1.78 million purchase of a 146-acre property Wednesday that will be used to create the township’s biggest park.

Allentown's Clean Team evolves with center city

Allentown Clean Team

There was no fashion runway, but a new look for center city Allentown’s Clean Team was modeled for City Council Wednesday night.


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    On this day: August 21

    Lincoln and Douglas square off for the first time, Oldsmobile begins production, Hawaii becomes a state, and The Mona Lisa and the Mars Observer go missing, all on this day.


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