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    Immigration vote halted

    On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress.

    House Republican leaders called off a vote Thursday on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming immigrat...

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INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Allentown teacher dies in motorcycle accident

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ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A 47-year-old Allentown School District teacher died in a motorcycle accident early Wednesday evening in Lower Macungie Township.

Man pinned under truck in Bath

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BATH, Pa.

A 61-year-old Monroe County man was pinned under a pick-up truck when a co-worker accidentally backed into him Thursday morning.

Commissioners back rescue plan for Rest Haven

POTTSVILLE, Pa.

The Board of Commissioners of Schuylkill County Tuesday voted to help Rest Haven Nursing Home navigate a current cash flow squeeze.

Walnutport man's get-rich-quick scheme backfires

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ALLEN TWP. Pa.

A 23-year-old Walnutport man tried to get away with stolen lottery tickets.

Local Politics

Toomey wants faster road, bridge repairs after disasters

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) wants disaster-damaged roads and bridges repaired faster --  by exempting those repair projects from now mandated environmental reviews.

Town meeting sets up tough crowd for Rep. Paul Clymer

Pa. State Sen. Paul Clymer town meeting in Quakertown.

State Rep. Paul Clymer faced a small but cantankerous audience Thursday night when he held a town meeting in Quakertown’s public library.

Lawmakers examine local housing of minors entering US illegally

Lawmakers news conference at Bethany

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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

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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.