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    Georgetown student dies of 'apparent meningitis'

    Andrea Jaime was a student in Georgetown University's School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Yet before she could graduate and help others, she became a patient herself.

    And on Tuesday, Jaime died from what the Washington school said was "apparent me...

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Parkland School District unveils three-year strategic plan

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ALLENTOWN, Pa.

What will the Parkland School District look like over the next three years?

“Facility Dude” to improve preventative maintenance of Northampton County buildings

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EASTON, Pa.

Northampton County officials are hoping a new system of computerized checklists will finally bring an end to maintenance problems that have nagged the county for years.

Phillipsburg municipal website getting an upgrade

Phillipsburg town council meeting
PHILLIPSBURG, N.J.

Phillipsburg's government website is getting ready to enter the iPad age.

New uniforms on tap for Freedom High School band

Freedom High School, Bethlehem Area School District
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The Freedom High School band will soon be stepping out in new uniforms, if the district finance committee gets its way.

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Pa. Senate committee approves property tax reform bill

Pennsylvania Capitol building - sunny day

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A measure to reform Pennsylvania's property tax system moved forward in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

Bethlehem leaders seek ways to close $5.9 million budget gap

Bethlehem City Hall

A $5.9 million budget deficit is looming in Bethlehem, but the mayor said he has a plan to fix it, and it's going to require some belt-tightening at City Hall and from residents themselves.

Poll shows Wolf maintaining lead in race for Pa. governor

Poll shows Wolf maintaining lead in race for Pa governor

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is falling further behind in his bid for re-election.

Former Pa. lawmaker to take another shot at House seat

David Kessler

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A former Pennsylvania representative in Berks County is once again setting his sights on Harrisburg.

Reading mayor vetoes council, water authority agreement

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Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer has vetoed the agreement between City Council and the Reading Area Water Authority.