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Allentown police: Man a victim of apparent accidental drowning

An afternoon of fun turned deadly for a man in Allentown on Tuesday.

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Woman, 91, struck by fire truck outside senior living community

An elderly woman was injured when she was struck by a fire truck outside a senior living community in Berks County.

Emmaus train accident kills 2 pedestrians

2 men struck, killed by train near Emmaus identified

The Lehigh County coroner's office has identified the two young men who were hit and killed by a train Monday afternoon.

Hearing for notorious mass murderer set for next month

A hearing will be held next month in Northampton County for convicted mass murderer Michael Ballard.

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Hospitalized Nazi guard suspect, 89, granted bail

A judge in Philadelphia has granted bail to an 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect who's been hospitalized while awaiting extradition to Germany.

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Lawmakers examine local housing of minors entering US illegally

Three members of Berks County's delegation to the House of Representatives gathered Tuesday in an effort to learn more about the local housing of Central American children who entered the United States illegally.

Exeter Commons sinkhole

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End in sight for repair of shopping center sinkhole

Frustration is mounting among business owners and customers nearly three months after a sinkhole swallowed part of a busy shopping center.

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Dozens of stray cats left behind by caretaker's death

A Reading woman who dedicated herself to taking care of stray cats has passed away, leaving local groups scrambling to find new homes for the many she left behind.

New Pennsylvania State Police helicopter

Pa. State Police begin replacing aging fleet of helicopters

The Pennsylvania State Police have unveiled their next generation of patrol helicopters.

Verizon Wireless

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Verizon's offer: Let us track you, get free stuff

Are you comfortable having your location and Web browsing tracked for marketing purposes? If so, Verizon's got a deal for you.

Pro Russian separatists at MH17 site debris

REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Ukraine: A Russian downed MH17

Did a Russian fire the missile that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17? That depends on who you ask.

 
 
 
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Missing Persons

Man walks away from Pennsburg facility; found in Texas

Man missing in Pennsburg

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

Exeter police seek help locating missing man

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Police are advising the public to be on the lookout for a missing man from Exeter Township, Berks County.

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Lawmakers examine local housing of minors entering US illegally

Lawmakers news conference at Bethany

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Three members of Berks County's delegation to the House of Representatives gathered Tuesday in an effort to learn more about the local housing of Central American children who entered the United States illegally.

RACC hosts hearing on 'heroin crisis' in rural Pennsylvania

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READING, Pa.

What officials describe as a growing heroin epidemic in rural Pennsylvania took center stage at a public hearing in Reading on Tuesday.

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Job-seekers line up for Allentown job fair
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

More than one thousand people attended a job fair Thurdsay for positions in Allentown's Neighborhood Improvement Zone, or NIZ.

Wilson Area School District hires new teachers, staff member

Wilson Area School District board meeting
EASTON, Pa.

Despite continuing cuts to public education throughout the state, the Wilson Area School District has added a number of new staff for the 2014-15 academic year.

 
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