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    Australia police: 8 children found dead

    Eight children, the youngest of them only 18 months old, have been found dead at a suburban home in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns in a case that the country's Prime Minister has called "an unspeakable crime."

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Lower Macungie homeowners getting $19 tax break — and two artificial turf field

Township engineer Bill Erdman was honored by commissioners

A controversial $3.3 million allocation to install two artificial turf fields spurred two of Lower Macungie Township’s five commissioners to vote against the 2015 budget Thursday night.

Northampton passes 2015 budget that includes property tax hike

NORTHAMPTON, Pa.

The Northampton Borough Council Thursday unanimously approved a 2015 budget that includes a one-half mill property tax increase.

Supervisors decline ownership of land surrounding Fields at Indian Creek

Upper Milford Twp. supervisors meeting
UPPER MILFORD TWP., Pa.

The Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors want nothing to do with land that will become part of the Fields at Indian Creek proposed housing development.

 

Former Phillipsburg band teacher pleads guilty to invasion of privacy

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J.

A Phillipsburg teacher will lose his license for taking photos of some of his female students.

Berks commissioners approve county's 2015 budget

The Berks County Commissioners have passed a budget that holds the line on taxes in 2015.

Stop playing politics with Cedarbrook, says Muller

Lehigh County commissioners

Lehigh County Executive Thomas Muller accuses county commissioners of playing political games with the Cedarbrook nursing homes.

Joseph Hanna announces run for Lehigh County Sheriff

Joe Hanna kicks off campaign

Joseph N. Hanna, recently retired Allentown police chief, announced his candidacy for Lehigh County Sheriff at a reception Monday night in Allentown.

Spending in 2014 campaign for Pa. governor tops $82M

Tom Wolf and Tom Corbett

The record spending in Pennsylvania's 2014 race for governor has now surpassed $82 million.