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Local professor warns of risks of lead exposure

Local professor warns of risks of lead exposure

The crisis in Flint has people in the Lehigh Valley and around the country concerned about the safety of their water

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Cedar Crest to send every sophomore student on study abroad expedition

Cedar Crest College will offer every sophomore a guaranteed opportunity to study abroad starting in spring semester 2018

Health Beat: TNS patch for PTSD

An estimated 400,000 veterans are getting help for post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, and that number is growing. So far, drugs and psychological counseling are helping only about half of them, but a device being studied by UCLA and the Greater Los Angeles VA is showing remarkable results in eliminating PTSD symptoms.

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Accused PTA embezzler Jennifer Trimmer may get ARD

Jennifer Trimmer, the woman charged with embezzling thousands of dollars from an elementary school's PTA, may avoid standing trial.

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Berks to send record number of dancers to THON

A record number of dancers will represent Penn State's Berks campus at the university's annual THON fundraiser next week.

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Illinois university forced to lay off 200 workers

Eastern Illinois University laid off 198 staff members this week, and the college president is blaming the state legislature.

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College students Tindering for 'friends'

Tindering ... for friends. College students say it's not love, or hookups, but friendship that they're using dating apps for.

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Allentown SD agrees to borrow additional $50M

The loan is 'just in case' Harrisburg does not pass a budget before the end of the school year

School district questions the funding formula at NCC

School district questions the funding formula at NCC

Some area school districts want to cut back on how much funding they contribute to Northampton Community College

Kindergartners raise money for sick classmate

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Kindergartners raise money for sick classmate

A community is rallying around a very special 6-year-old boy from Berks County.

Health Beat: A new way to banish panic attacks

Sweaty palms, spinning head, racing heart and blocked lungs. That's how someone having a panic or anxiety attack describes the sudden, intense changes they go through. But now, a new device is training patients to breathe better and banish panic attacks.

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