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Homicide victim a Reading HS student, officials say

A Reading High School student fell victim to homicide over the weekend.

Health Beat: Blue strip might treat Parkinson's

About 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease every year. It is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that can make daily activities difficult, but researchers are now trying out what looks like a breath strip of medicine that could make patients' lives easier.

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Michigan student punished for pic of school water

When Hazel Juco noticed the water in her high school restroom looked like urine, she snapped a photo and posted it on Facebook and Twitter.

Kathy Craine  inducted into NATAS  Mid-Atlantic Chapter's Silver Circle Society

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Kathy Craine honored at 34th annual Emmy Awards banquet

WFMZ's very own weather forecaster and host, Kathy Craine, received a special honor during Saturday night's 34th annual Emmy Awards banquet in Philadelphia.

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ITT Tech: The for-profit college that went up in smoke

ITT Tech abruptly shut down its 130 campuses earlier this month, leaving 35,000 students without a degree and 8,000 employees without a job. But if you were paying attention, the school's demise shouldn't have been a total shock.

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FAFSA changes: What you need to know

If you plan to go to college next year, you need to know about two changes to the nationwide financial aid form.

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Stroke patients paint their way through rehabilitation

A special program in Berks County uses a paint brush to help stroke patients rehabilitate.

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Teen battling rare brain disorder crowned homecoming king

A Freedom High School student battling a rare brain disorder was voted into the school's royalty by his peers on Saturday night.

Generic Kutztown University campus - summer - no students

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Union representing faculty sets strike date, talks continue

The union representing faculty and coaches at 14 state universities in Pennsylvania has set a strike date.

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Punctuation: It's got its own holiday

Appreciate the apostrophe, salute the semicolon and exalt the exclamation point today. It's National Punctuation Day!

Health Beat: MRI-guided radiation more precise

Doctors say a medical breakthrough in radiation delivery is ensuring they hit their tumor targets. It also means less toxicity to the surrounding healthy tissue.

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