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    Arrest warrant issued in missing student case

    Authorities have obtained an arrest warrant for Jesse Matthew, charging him with abduction with the intent to defile, in the case of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo told reporters Tuesd...

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Pension and health care costs represent 33% of Easton’s projected 2015 budget

EASTON, Pa.

Easton and many other municipalities are headed for economic disaster, or a trip through bankruptcy court, or distressed status, if pension reform is not addressed in Harrisburg,  Mayor Sal Panto Jr. told city council Tuesday night.

Poor health prompts commission member to resign

Scottish Inn, 1701 Catasauqua Road, Hanover Twp., Lehigh Co.

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HANOVER, Pa.

The Hanover Township Northampton County Board of Supervisors accepted the resignation of a member of the planning commission during Tuesday night's meeting.

Mayor refuses to sign water lease, council to litigate

Reading City Council 9-22-14
READING, Pa.

The Reading City Council voted unanimously to authorize the initiation of litigation to require Mayor Vaughn Spencer to execute the Water Lease Agreement with the Reading Area Water Authority.

Upper Saucon supervisors review appeal for new usage of former club site

Upper Saucon Township board of supervisors meeting
UPPER SAUCON TWP., Pa.

Officials in Lehigh County reviewed an appeal for a special exception use from the new owner of the former Peppercorn Pub on Route 309.

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Scots decide whether to declare independence from England

Scotland independence referendum, voters at polling place

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An independent Scotland could soon become a reality, so is the playing of bagpipes the sound of a revolution or the continued soundtrack of 300 years of tradition?

Pa. Senate committee approves property tax reform bill

Pennsylvania Capitol building - sunny day

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A measure to reform Pennsylvania's property tax system moved forward in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

Bethlehem leaders seek ways to close $5.9 million budget gap

Bethlehem City Hall

A $5.9 million budget deficit is looming in Bethlehem, but the mayor said he has a plan to fix it, and it's going to require some belt-tightening at City Hall and from residents themselves.

Poll shows Wolf maintaining lead in race for Pa. governor

Poll shows Wolf maintaining lead in race for Pa governor

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is falling further behind in his bid for re-election.

Former Pa. lawmaker to take another shot at House seat

David Kessler

69 News

A former Pennsylvania representative in Berks County is once again setting his sights on Harrisburg.