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    UK raises terror threat level

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    British Prime Minister David Cameron said the "root cause" of the terrorist threat in the United Kingdom is "Islamist extremism." He said the killing of U.S. journalist James Foley is clear evidence that ISIS' fight i...

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INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Nazareth Borough Council taking hard look at police chief

Police Chief Thomas M. Trachta, center, at Nazareth Borough Council
NAZARETH, Pa.

The hot topic before Nazareth Borough Council Thursday night was what to do with the borough’s  police chief.

Lehigh Co. exec proposes budget with no tax hike

Lehigh Co Exec Tom Muller presents his budget proposal at Cedarbrook 8-
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A balanced 2015 Lehigh County budget with no tax increase was proposed Thursday afternoon by county Executive Thomas Muller.

Quakertown School Board lays out improvements to hub transportation system

School Bus

SXC

QUAKERTOWN, Pa.

Transportation for non-public school students and parents in the Quakertown Community School District should now run smoother than in the past.

Teachers' union president critical of ASD superintendent

Allentown School District Admin building, generic
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Union head Debra Tretter criticized Superintendent C. Russell Mayo over late teacher assignments, among other issues.

Local Politics

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.

Former Pa. lawmaker to take another shot at House seat

David Kessler

69 News

A former Pennsylvania representative in Berks County is once again setting his sights on Harrisburg.

Reading mayor vetoes council, water authority agreement

69 News

Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer has vetoed the agreement between City Council and the Reading Area Water Authority.

Corbett camp yanks Texas governor's video endorsement

Rick Perry

Stuart Clark/CNN

Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's re-election campaign is seeking to distance itself from Rick Perry's legal troubles.

Candidate for Congress talks Social Security in Reading

Candidate for Congress talks Social Security in Reading

The Democratic candidate for a Congressional seat in our area says he'll fight to keep Social Security from being privatized.