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East Penn still having problems with new school bus company

East Penn School District superintendent J. Michael Schilder again has publicly expressed dissatisfaction with STA of Pennsylvania, which is transporting students in the district for the first time this school year.

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Student homelessness hits another record high

A growing number of students don't have homes to return to once classes are out.

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Food service company in hot water in Bangor

Smaller lunch portions are served to Bangor Area School District students by the international food service the district hired to manage the cafeteria, head cooks told the school board Monday at a meeting that sparked outrage by two council members and dismay by Superintendent Frank DeFelice.

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BASD directors remove one of their own from delegate post

The Bethlehem Area School Board removed Director Basilio Bonilla Jr. as the district's voting delegate to the Pennsylvania School Boards Association Delegate Assembly meeting on Monday night.

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Football coach suspended for praying with team

A Valley football coach was ordered to stay away from the field on Friday night while his team played their homecoming game, and he won't be at next week's game either.

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The most frequently challenged books of 2013

Dav Pilkey's "Captain Underpants" series was the most challenged book of 2013 for the second year in a row, according to the American Library Association.

Bomb squad called in for old metal lunchbox

It was a tense morning for students at a Berks County high school as a bomb squad was called in for a suspicious item.

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Homecoming queen gives crown to bullied friend

A homecoming queen in Texas gives up her crown to a friend who was pranked by classmates.

Health Beat: Hope for metastatic prostate cancer

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. When caught early, it can often be cured, but when it spreads, most patients will die within five years. Now, a new treatment approach could lengthen their survival and become a first line treatment.

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'Date rape' drug allegations investigated

A fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is being investigated on suspicion that members put "date rape" drugs into drinks served at a party, according to search warrants issued by campus police.

Police started investigating after three w...

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School officials liable in alleged rape?

It's an unimaginable horror. A 14-year-old girl with special needs allegedly was raped at school after a teacher's aide persuaded her to act as bait to catch an accused sexual predator, a fellow student.

"It has essentially devastated her life," attor...

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