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    Pataki makes long-shot bid for President

    George Pataki, the newest addition to the packed Republican White House race, said Thursday the bottom of the pack is the best place to start, as he kicked off his long-shot presidential bid in New Hampshire.

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Stroudsburg leaders look to regulate panhandling

Stroudsburg leaders look to regulate panhandling

Officials in a Monroe County community say panhandling is a growing problem and while they can't outlaw it, they may be able to regulate it

Coplay cement kilns preservation would cost over $4 million

Saving Coplay cement kilns would cost more than 4 million

Demolition may be inevitable for at least some of the landmark cement kilns that stand along the Lehigh River as monuments to Lehigh County’s industrial history.

Utah man guilty in fraud conspiracy with local doc

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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


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.

Former US House Speaker Hastert indicted

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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.