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    Politicians talk, rockets fly in Mideast

    United Nations workers trying to aid people in Gaza found themselves stuck Tuesday between Israeli soldiers and Hamas fighters, with neither side showing any sign of backing down.

    The development came as a rocket fired from Gaza struck near Israel's b...

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INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Larry Holmes offers his boxing resume at the Sands' Molten Lounge

Larry Holmes at the Sands
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Almost 100 people filled the Molten Lounge in the Sands Casino Tuesday night to hear former heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes of Easton reminisce about his life and career in a presentation entitled " Larry Holmes---The Soundtrack of My Life".

FedEx mega hub in Allen Township nears final decision

Allen Twp. officials
ALLEN TWP., Pa.

Allen Township officials have until August 15 to decide the fate of the proposed $335 million FedEx Ground hub under dispute in Northampton County.

LVHN wins national award for palliative medicine service

Diane Quinlan (seated) of Quakertown is surrounded by her care team from LVHN’s OACIS palliative care program
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa.

The American Hospital Association recently awarded a 2014 "Circle of Life Award" to the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Palliative Medicine Program.

Saucon Valley seeks quotes for repairs to retention pond and high school roof

Saucon Valley school district board meeting
SAUCON VALLE, Pa.

Saucon Valley School District hopes to repair a retention pond and flashing on the roof of the high school in the near future.

Local Politics

Lawmakers examine local housing of minors entering US illegally

Lawmakers news conference at Bethany

Chad Blimline/69 News

Three members of Berks County's delegation to the House of Representatives gathered Tuesday in an effort to learn more about the local housing of Central American children who entered the United States illegally.

Probe of Reading mayor's campaign finances ongoing, AG says

69 News

The investigation of alleged finance violations by Vaughn Spencer's 2011 campaign for Reading mayor is ongoing, a spokeswoman for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Tuesday.

Charter presented for new Berks County community

Antietam Valley meeting

Mount Penn and Lower Alsace Township officials presented a home rule charter for the proposed municipality of Antietam Valley during a meeting Monday night.

One Northampton County official sues another... again

One Northampton County official sues another again

It's a case of deja vu for Northampton County Executive John Brown.

Illegal children will more than likely be allowed to stay in US

Experts weigh in on immigration crisis

As President Obama asks Congress for billions of dollars to help with the immigration crisis, local experts said it's not enough and add the majority of children may end up staying in the country regardless.