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Mixed reactions to Corbett s Healthy Pa plan

Mixed reactions to Corbett's Healthy Pa. plan

Governor Tom Corbett has gotten federal approval for elements of his Healthy PA plan.

Reading SD makes changes

Reading SD makes change to alt. ed program

The school year may be brand new, but the Reading School District is already making changes.

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Hamburg district: Auditor general's report on loss 'deeply flawed'

Calling it "deeply flawed," the Hamburg Area School District responded Friday to the Pennsylvania auditor general's report on the district losing millions of dollars in an interest rate swap.

Stroke warning signs

Health Beat: Stroke signs: 3 hour deadline

Strokes kill 130,000 Americans every year, which is one out of every 19 deaths. It is also the leading cause of disability, but would you recognize the signs of a stroke if it was happening to you or to a loved one?

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Feral cat forces elementary school to close

A feral cat that's terrorizing students has forced an elementary school in Maryland to close.

Costco donates new book bags to Reading school students

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Costco donates new book bags to Reading school students

Hundreds of Reading School District students are ready for the school year, thanks to a generous donation.

Local African natives worry about families and Ebola

Local African natives worry about families back home & Ebola

Our area's growing West African community is fighting back against the deadly Ebola virus.

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Quakertown School Board lays out improvements to hub transportation system

Transportation for non-public school students and parents in the Quakertown Community School District should now run smoother than in the past.

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Teachers' union president critical of ASD superintendent

Union head Debra Tretter criticized Superintendent C. Russell Mayo over late teacher assignments, among other issues.

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School employee accused of assaulting student returned to Berks

A wanted man arrested in New York has been returned to Berks County.

Medical malls

Health Beat: Medical malls for your health?

Instead of buying jeans, having lunch and getting a haircut in one stop, think mammogram, blood pressure check and pharmaceuticals. Like America's shopping malls, so-called "medical malls" provide an array of medical services under one roof.

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