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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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150+ Ursinus students, staff sickened; classes canceled

The number of students and staff members sickened by a mystery illness at Ursinus College has risen to more than 150.

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An unconventional look at the Marquis de Lafayette

Author Sarah Vowell shared insights into her book about Lafayette College's namesake

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Health officials: Lehigh student contracted Zika abroad

A student at Lehigh University in Bethlehem has tested positive for the Zika virus.

Should school have right to strip search students

Parents look to change school strip-search policy

School-strip searches are perfectly legal, according to Pennsylvania state law, but some parents in Easton want to change that.

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2 Pa. residents test positive for Zika virus

Two female Pennsylvania residents have tested positive for the Zika virus, according to state health officials.

Health Beat: HeartFlow test: Game-changing diagnostic

More than 16 million Americans suffer from coronary artery disease. It develops when a buildup of plaque cuts off blood flow to the heart, causing shortness of breath, chest pain, heart attacks and death. Now, a new FDA-approved test could change the way the disease is diagnosed and treated.

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Pepper spray ends fight between Citadel students

Police were pressed into service at Reading Intermediate High School on Wednesday.

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Stranger pledges $1 million to put kindergartners through college

Two mothers ran to hug and thank a stranger at Rio Vista Elementary School in Anaheim last week. Few words were spoken, given a language barrier, but there were tears of joy.

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