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    Canadian victim remembered for smile, heart

    Nathan Cirillo was the strong, smiling type.

    The Canadian army reservist could look the part of intimidating soldier, the way that his abundant muscles filled out his uniform. But his Instagram and Facebook page and recollections shared online suggest...

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Jane Ervin elected to State Children's Board

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HANOVER TWP., Pa.

Jane Ervin, President of Community Services for Children, has been elected to the board of PA Partnerships for Children.

Easton solicitor: Scranton tax ruling has no bearing on city

Dave Hopkins, public works director, outlines improvement projects to Easton City Council
EASTON, Pa.

A recent court decision that struck down a commuter tax in Scranton has no bearing on the earned income taxes Easton levies on non-residents who work in the city, Easton solicitor William Murphy said Wednesday night.

Jill Kelly McComsey named WomenHeart champion

Jill Kelly McComsey
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Jill Kelly McComsey, a Bethlehem lawyer who was struck with a heart attack "completely out of the blue" when she was 36 years old, has been named a WomenHeart champion after graduating from the 2014 national WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic.

Parkland promises modest tax increases for budget year 2015-2016

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ALLENTOWN, Pa.

In a nutshell, Tuesday night's Parkland School District Board of Directors Workshop meeting centered around dough and doughnuts.

Local Politics

Emmaus learns of state pension crisis

Pa. Depart. of Revenue Sec., Dan Meuser speaks to with members of the Concerned East Penn Taxpayers Assoc.

The public employee pension system in Pennsylvania is in need of repair, Emmaus residents learned Tuesday night.

Candidates for Congress debate issues in 69 News studios

Candidates for Congress debate issues in 69 News studios

69 News

The candidates running in Pennsylvania's sixth congressional district faced off in our 69 News studios on Friday.

Plosser wants interest rates to rise "sooner rather than later"

Plosser speaks about the economy in Allentown

The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia says the Fed should raise interest rates "sooner rather than later."

New Jersey voter registration deadline Tuesday

Tuesday is the deadline for New Jersey residents to register to vote ahead of the Nov. 4 general election.

Will Bethlehem councilwoman step down? Husband says yes

Bethlehem councilwoman responds to grand jury report

69 News

New developments emerged Friday in a scandal involving Bethlehem City Councilwoman Karen Dolan.