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    Shipwreck: Passengers 'forced to stay put'

    Passengers aboard a sinking South Korean ferry faced a terrifying choice as the vessel rolled: obey commands barked over loudspeakers to stay in place, or don life vests and jump into the chilly ocean water.

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Lower Saucon moves forward with plans for playground

Lower Saucon Twp. meeting
LOWER SAUCON TWP., Pa.

Polk Valley Park will soon sport a new playground.

Officials working to get new street lights in Reading neighborhood

Officials working to get new street lights in Reading neighb
READING, Pa.

There appears to be light at the end of the tunnel for frustrated residents in one Reading community.

South Whitehall Twp. Commissioners OK $3M line of credit

SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP, Pa.

The South Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners approved a $3 million line of credit to fund upcoming and potential capital projects during Wednesday night's meeting. The vote was 3-0.

Bethlehem City Council briefed on Liberty H.S. emergency response

Bethlehem City council meeting
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Bethlehem City Council was briefed during Wednesday night's agenda meeting on the performance of first responders who raced to Liberty High School and placed it on lock down following a report of three gunmen entering the school Wednesday afternoon.

Local Politics

Candidates for Congress hold second debate in Bucks

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Bob Kovach/CNN

Democratic primary candidates Kevin Strouse and Shaughnessy Naughton faced off for their second debate Tuesday afternoon as they continue to vie for their party’s nomination this May.

Corbett signs 4 more child-abuse prevention bills

Corbett signs child protection bills

Four more bills spurred by the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy child sexual abuse scandals are now law in Pennsylvania.

Pa. lawmakers take questions at chamber breakfast

Berks legislative breakfast

Chad Blimline/69 News

Pennsylvania lawmakers who represent parts of Berks County faced off with members of the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce on Friday.

Sen. Boscola asked to leave bar after 'animated discussion'

State Senator Boscola

A Lehigh Valley lawmaker admits that she was asked to leave a Harrisburg bar after what she called an "animated discussion."

Tom Wolf makes campaign swing through Lehigh Valley

Tom Wolf makes campaign swing through Lehigh Valley

Meghan Packer/69 News

One of the Democrats who would like to be the next governor of Pennsylvania made a stop in the Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.

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