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    Judge: 6 officers to be tried separately in Freddie Gray case

    A Baltimore judge ruled Wednesday there will be separate trials for each of the six police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray.

    The ruling represented a small victory for the defendants on a day that Circuit Court Judge Barry...

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INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Muhlenberg School District confident in face of delayed state funding

READING, Pa

The Muhlenberg School Board voted unanimously to delay certain payments due to a lack of state funding at its regular meeting on Wednesday.

Bethlehem police catch large snake in backyard

Bethlehem police with snake
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Detective Justin Madera and Sgt. Michelle Kott pose with a large snake Bethlehem police captured Tuesday afternoon

Easton Area School District honors three employees

Easton Area School District
EASTON, Pa.

Three employees have been honored by Easton Area School District for their dedication and commitment toward helping others in need.

Bethlehem Council hears Moravian College proposal

Moravaian College new buildng
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Changes that will allow Moravian College to construct a new Hall of Health Sciences on its campus in Bethlehem were the subject of two public hearings held by City Council Tuesday night.

Kerry in Philadelphia: Iran deal 'will get the job done'

John Kerry in Philadelphia

Matt Slocum/AP

United States Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Philadelphia on Wednesday, seeking public and congressional support for the Iran nuclear deal.

Public hearing scheduled on Martin Tower property

Martin Tower

A public hearing has been scheduled before Bethlehem City Council on the controversial proposal to rezone the 53-acre Martin Tower property.


Local unemployment climbed slightly in July

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The Lehigh Valley's unemployment rate increased to 5.6 percent in July, slightly higher than the state and national rates, according to the state Department of Labor & Industry.

Pa.'s Bob Casey becomes 32nd senator to back Iran nuke deal

Democrat Bob Casey of Pennsylvania has become the 32nd senator to support the nuclear deal with Iran.