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  • Joseph Wood executed Arizona

    Arizona DOC/KPHO

    Inmate gasps, snorts during Arizona execution

    Joseph Wood snorted and struggled to breathe during his nearly two-hour lethal injection Wednesday, his attorney said.

    "It took Joseph Wood two hours to die, and he gasped and struggled to breathe for about an hour and 40 minutes. We will renew our ef...

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INSIDE YOUR TOWN

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.

Employees on high alert after two killed by train

Employees on high alert after two killed by train
UPPER MILFORD TWP., Pa.

Employees on high alert after two killed by train

Residents fed up with violence in Wilson Borough

Residents fed up with violence in Wilson Borough
WILSON BOROUGH, Pa.

A shooting in broad daylight is the last straw for one Northampton County community.

LCA sewer lines in Allentown will be smoking next week

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Don't become overly alarmed if you notice smoke rising from the ground, from manhole covers or even from rooftops in Allentown next week.

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.