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Palmer Twp. to close parks on weekends

PALMER TWP., Pa.

Besieged by another round of complaints, Palmer Township supervisors Monday night took the unusual step of closing Pen Pump Park to the public on weekends, effective this weekend and continuing through the end of the picnic season this fall.

Bethlehem Township and Freemansburg join forces in stormwater fight

BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa.

Bethlehem Township Commissioners say they will work with their neighbors in Freemansburg in their efforts to make stormwater improvements.

Richlandtown schedules autumn car show

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RICHLANDTOWN, Pa.

A car show complete with a scarecrow competition and other family activities is scheduled for Oct. 10 in the Bucks County borough of Richlandtown.

Bethlehem police issue kidnapping phone scam warning

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BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The Bethlehem Police Department is alerting the public about a new telephone kidnapping scam.

Pa. senator opens new district office in Spring building

Pa senator opens new district office in Spring building

A Pennsylvania state senator has opened a new office in Berks County.

Budget missing, but Pennsylvania collects $2B-plus in taxes

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Pennsylvania may not have a state budget, but tax revenues are pouring into the state treasury by the billions.

Fattah vows re-election bid despite racketeering indictment

Congressman Chaka Fattah

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U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah is vowing to run for re-election next year despite a federal racketeering indictment and said he expects to resume a congressional committee leadership post by year's end.

Feds grant Allentown more time to submit documents

Feds grant Allentown more time to submit required documents

Allentown city officials asked for more time and got it to get together all the information that's being collected in connection with a federal probe.