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Former employee in custody after Nazareth Middle School lockdown

Authorities say a former Nazareth Area School District employee is in custody after prompting a lockdown Tuesday morning at the middle school, according to district officials.

Taking the pain out of a trip to the doctor s office

Taking the pain out of a trip to the doctor's office

No, this isn't a hotel but a doctor's office and patient rooms inside St. Luke's Anderson Campus' medical center

Parents concerned over notification of rumoured threat at Wilson High School

Several parents voiced concerns regarding the handling of an alleged threat from a high school student that sent the Wilson Area High School on high alert last week.

Gov Mifflin responds to rumors of planned attack on school

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Gov. Mifflin responds to rumors of planned attack on school

The Governor Mifflin School District has responded to rumors of a possible attack by a group called "The Wolf Pack."

Health Beat: 3D imaging: Saving kids' hearts

More than four million Americans are living with heart arrhythmias, meaning they have hearts that don't always beat in a steady rhythm. In children, the symptoms are sometimes hard to detect. While most arrhythmias are harmless, others require medication or surgery. Now, new technology allows doctors a glimpse inside the heart in real-time.

Easton Area High School

Case of whooping cough reported at Easton High

The state health department has warned parents of Easton Area High School students that a ninth grader has been diagnosed with whooping cough, medically known as pertussis.

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McGraw-Hill to rewrite text after complaint

Textbook publisher McGraw-Hill will rewrite a section in one of its books after a Houston-area mother complained that it whitewashes the role of slavery in bringing Africans to America.

After rampage in Oregon RACC reminds guards to be vigilant

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After rampage in Oregon; RACC reminds guards to be vigilant

After a gunman opened fire at a quiet community college in Oregon, campuses across the nation are reflecting on the tragedy.

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan stepping down

President Barack Obama praised Arne Duncan's service as secretary of education on Friday, hours after Duncan said he would step down in December.

"He's done more to bring our education system -- sometimes kicking and screaming -- into the 21st century...

Students learn value of water at Wildlands Conservancy

Students learn value of water at Wildlands Conservancy

Students from around the Lehigh Valley traveled to the Wildlands Conservancy in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County, on Friday to learn about the value of water.

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Health Beat: Healthy obese... not an oxymoron?

More than 30-percent of Americans are considered obese. The extra fat puts them at risk for diabetes, stroke and heart attack, but are all obese people unhealthy? Some could actually be healthier than their skinny friends.

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