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    'Thorn Birds' author Colleen McCullough dies

    The Australian author of the best-selling novel "The Thorn Birds" has died.

    "It is with great sadness...that the iconic and much-loved author, Colleen McCullough, passed away on Thursday in hospital on Norfolk Island, aged 77," publisher HarperCollins...

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ASD directors OK lease for new high school

Allentown School board
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Allentown School District approved a five-year lease for a new career high school.

Male bison born at Trexler Nature Preserve may move to NY

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

Lehigh County soon may donate a young member of its bison herd to a zoo in upstate New York.

Lehigh County hopes crime starts to pay

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Who says crime doesn’t pay? It might start paying more in Lehigh County.

Army vet recalls infamous WWII Nazi massacre in Belgium

Veteran Harold Billow
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Former World War II US Army battalion corporal Harold Billow still can't believe how lucky he is after all these years.

Casey unveils anti-bullying in schools bill

Casey introduces bill to promote anti-bullying education

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) unveiled his bipartisan "anti-bullying in schools" bill Thursday in the nation's capital.

Medical marijuana legislation reintroduced in Senate

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Medical marijuana  legislation was reintroduced in the Pennsylvania Senate Tuesday by Senators Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) and Mike Folmer (R-Dauphin/Lebanon/York).

Tim Daley running for mayor of Reading

Tim Daley runs for mayor

Tim Daley announced his candidacy Saturday to become the next mayor of Reading,

Pennsylvania court halts any action against attorney general

Kathleen Kane

Pennsylvania's high court has, at least temporarily, blocked a prosecutor from taking action on a grand jury recommendation that the attorney general be charged criminally in an investigation of alleged leaks of secret investigative material by her office.