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    Former US House Speaker Hastert indicted

    Federal officials have indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for lying to the FBI about $3.5 million he agreed to pay to an undisclosed subject to "cover up past misconduct."

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Utah man guilty in fraud conspiracy with local doc

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa.

A 75-year-old Utah man was found guilty in federal court Wednesday on charges that he conspired with a Lehigh County doctor to defraud the federal government out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

No drugs found in police sweep through prison

EASTON, Pa.

No drugs were found in Wednesday's law enforcement sweep through Northampton County Prison, reported county District Attorney John Morganelli, so no arrests will be made.

Good Shepherd one of four companies that want to run Cedarbrook

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ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Allentown-based Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network wants to run Lehigh County’s Cedarbrook nursing homes.

Lehigh County Commissioners agree to be "My Brother's Keeper"

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Lehigh County commissioners unanimously support a national initiative called “My Brother’s Keeper,” which was started to help boys and young men of color succeed.

Reports: Former US House Speaker Hastert indicted

Dennis Hastert

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Former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert has been indicted on federal bank-related charges, The Associated Press and the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday.

Members of Congress to flock to Taylor Swift concert

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There's plenty of bad blood between Republicans and Democrats in Congress, but on July 13, one woman will bring them together: Berks County native Taylor Swift.

Gov. Christie calls for end to Common Core in New Jersey

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is calling for an end to the Common Core standards in New Jersey, saying that the system isn't working for students in the state.

Sale of Rest Haven proceeds in Schuylkill County

Rest Haven to be sold to a new buyer

Schuylkill County commissioners unanimously approved the sale of the county's Rest Haven nursing home for $10.9 million Thursday.