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    8 dead, 10 injured in Florida canal

    Eight people died and 10 injured when the van they were in crashed into a Florida canal near Lake Okeechobee early Monday, officials said.

    The Florida Highway Patrol said a vehicle with 18 people was eastbound on State Road 78 at about 12:30 a.m. ET near Moore Haven, Fla. The vehicle ran a ...

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INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Kids take a train ride with Easter Bunny

Train rides with Easter Bunny in Berks
KUTZTOWN, Pa.

The Easter Bunny led a series of train rides in Berks County Sunday.

Aldi will reopen two former Bottom Dollar stores

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ALDI

BATAVIA, Ill.

The Aldi grocery chain plans to reopen two former Bottom Dollar grocery stores in the Lehigh Valley.

Man who tried to jump off casino deck sentenced

Robert Wilkinson
EASTON, PA.

Robert Wilkinson, who threatened to jump off the Sands Casino parking garage with his son in his arms, was sentenced to two to four months in Northampton County Prison Friday.

Reading mayor announces series of town hall meetings

Reading Mayor, Vaughn Spencer

69 News

READING, Pa.

Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer and members of his administration are taking City Hall on the road.

Kane's troubles could haunt her hopes for second term in 2016

Kathleen Kane

The result of a controversial case could affect Democrat Kathleen Kane's plan to seek a second term as the state's top prosecutor next year.

Reading mayor announces series of town hall meetings

Reading Mayor, Vaughn Spencer

69 News

Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer and members of his administration are taking City Hall on the road.

PaG&E to refund $2.3 million to state consumers

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A proposed settlement has been reached with an electric generation supplier accused of deceptively marketing its variable electric rates to Pennsylvania consumers, many of whom filed complaints about spikes in their rates during the winter of 2014.

NJ Gov. Christie: Tax revenue from pot sales is 'blood money'

Chris Christie

AP

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reiterating his opposition to legalizing marijuana for recreational use and said tax revenue from sales of the drug amount to "blood money."