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  • Joseph Wood executed Arizona

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    Ariz. inmate's execution takes 2 hours

    Joseph Wood gasped and struggled to breathe during his nearly two-hour execution involving a novel combination of drugs, some witnesses say.

    His last breaths were like "a fish on shore gulping for air," reporter Troy Hayden said. Wood's attorneys trie...

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INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Cedarbrook operator outlines future of nursing home

Cedarb
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

On Wednesday night, Lehigh County commissioner Vic Mazziotti was hoping to hear a recommendation from the county administration regarding the future of the Cedarbrook nursing homes.cedar

Easton taxes point to more people finding work

Easton Earned Income tax ticks up
EASTON, Pa.

More people in Easton are apparently finding jobs this year compared to last year, city officials said Wednesday night.

Flicker of hope for crumbling Coplay cement kilns

cement kilns in Saylor Park, Coplay, Lehigh Co.

Lehigh County

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The landmark cement kilns near the Lehigh River in Coplay, Lehigh County, have been deteriorating for many years.

Commissioners delay action on contract with Cedabrook union

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

By a vote of 8-1, Lehigh County commissioners delayed action on a three-year contract with unionized workers at the Cedarbrook nursing homes until mid-August.

Local Politics

Lawmakers examine local housing of minors entering US illegally

Lawmakers news conference at Bethany

Chad Blimline/69 News

Three members of Berks County's delegation to the House of Representatives gathered Tuesday in an effort to learn more about the local housing of Central American children who entered the United States illegally.

Probe of Reading mayor's campaign finances ongoing, AG says

69 News

The investigation of alleged finance violations by Vaughn Spencer's 2011 campaign for Reading mayor is ongoing, a spokeswoman for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Tuesday.

Charter presented for new Berks County community

Antietam Valley meeting

Mount Penn and Lower Alsace Township officials presented a home rule charter for the proposed municipality of Antietam Valley during a meeting Monday night.

One Northampton County official sues another... again

One Northampton County official sues another again

It's a case of deja vu for Northampton County Executive John Brown.

Illegal children will more than likely be allowed to stay in US

Experts weigh in on immigration crisis

As President Obama asks Congress for billions of dollars to help with the immigration crisis, local experts said it's not enough and add the majority of children may end up staying in the country regardless.