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  • Texas Health Presbyterian, Ebola

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    US Ebola case: Searching for contacts

    Health officials are reaching out to as many as 100 people who may have had contact with the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., a spokeswoman with the Texas Department of State Health Services said Thursday.

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Pipeline risks outweigh rewards, N.J. residents say

Crowd at hearing for PennEast pipeline proposal meeting
HOLLAND TWP., N.J.

A proposed natural gas pipeline could bring one New Jersey community millions in tax revenue, but residents say this project has far more risks than rewards.

A million reasons to celebrate in Boyertown

Boyertown celebrates grant money
BOYERTOWN, Pa.

One Berks County community had a lot of reasons to celebrate on Wednesday -- about a million of them, in fact!

City officials discuss blight in Allentown

Allentown City Council

Jenny McCain/69News

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

An ambitious five-year strategy to combat blight in the heart of Allentown was presented to City Council by city officials Wednesday night.

Irving Park being named for Andre Reed

Allentown's Irving Park

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ALLENTOWN, Pa.

It’s official: East Allentown’s Irving Street Park is being renamed for NFL Hall of Famer Andre Reed.

Local Politics

Oct. 6, is last day to register to vote in Pa.

Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele is reminding Pennsylvanians that Monday, Oct. 6 is the last day to register to vote for the November 4, general election.

Scots decide whether to declare independence from England

Scotland independence referendum, voters at polling place

Paul Hackett/Reuters

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

Jace Codi/69 News

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.