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Northampton County homeowner interrupts burglar

Pa state police car
WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Pa.

State police are investigating a Northampton County house burglary that was interrupted when the owner came home.

Pottstown banker misapplied funds, feds charge

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa.

A 32-year-old former assistant bank manager  from Pottstown has been charged with misapplication of bank funds by the U.S. Justice Department.

Lehigh County executive 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.

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.

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.