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  • South Korea ferry, Jinbo port

    Scott Clotworthy/CNN

    Ferry disaster death toll rises to 87

    The death toll in last week's sinking of the South Korean ferry Sewol has risen to 87, South Korea's coast guard said Monday night. The number of missing is now 215.

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Sexual assault reported on Lehigh University campus

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BETHLEHEM, Pa.

A report of a sexual assault on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem is being investigated by the campus police department.

Two arrested in raid of Lehighton meth lab

Lehighton meth lab
LEHIGHTON, Pa.

Two people were arrested in a police raid on a methamphetamine lab Friday in the 100 block of South First Street in Lehighton.

No traffic impact fees for Hamilton Crossings developers

Hamilton Crossings gets green light from township planners
LOWER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa.

Lower Macungie Township can’t collect more than $2.5 million in traffic impact fees from the developers of the Hamilton Crossings shopping center.

Forks approves plan for medical office, fast food restaurant

Forks Twp. supervisors meeting
FORKS TWP., Pa.

Forks Township supervisors have given their blessing to a new commercial development that will house a medical office, a bank and a fast food restaurant.

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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