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Health Beat: Youth sports: Playing by the rules

It happens more than 2.5 million times a year. That's how often children are rushed to emergency rooms with sports injuries. Yes, youth football is getting more attention, but are all sports getting safer? It depends on who is talking.

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KU band represents Berks in Philly's Thanksgiving parade

America's oldest Thanksgiving Day parade had a bit of Berks County flavor to it.

Kissing bug chaos may be overblown in Pennsylvania

Kissing bug chaos may be overblown in Pennsylvania

The CDC says the mostly southern kissing bug, which often bites near the lip, and can carry the potentially deadly virus Chagas, has migrated north and been reported in Pennsylvania

Health Beat: HPV causes cancer

Head and neck cancers used to mainly strike men 70 years and older, but now, doctors are diagnosing them in much younger men, five times as many in just the last 10 years alone.

East Stroudsburg South coach let go after 48 seasons

East Stroudsburg South coach let go after 48 seasons

Ed Christian says his contract as the head football coach of East Stroudsburg South was not renewed for next season--and he wants some answers

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Dangers in Toyland this holiday season

Dangerous toys again are on store shelves this holiday shopping season, warns the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group.

Reading school board denies Berks Arts Charter School applic

Reading school board denies Berks Arts Charter School application

Charter school founder vows to appeal decision

A tradition continues Easton students protect the woodpile

A tradition continues, Easton students protect the woodpile

Building the foundation for a massive blaze is a tradition that dates back over 100 years, to gear up for the big Thanksgiving rivalry football game against Phillipsburg

Health Beat: Food order sheds pounds

If you are trying to control your blood sugar and ultimately shed pounds, new research shows you should pass the bread basket at the end of the meal, not before.

Heated exchanges but little changes at Bangor Area School Board

In a series of wide-ranging and often raucous exchanges, the Bangor Area School Board on Monday discussed cutting its $500,000 annual contribution to Northampton Community College, putting its solicitor’s position out to bid and dropping a planned program on bullying.

Retiring Northampton School board members

Northampton school board says farewell to two members

Northampton Area School Board bid farewell to its youngest and oldest members Monday night, but not before they joined their colleagues in unanimously voting to borrow up to $12 million.

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