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    Big Mac shortage in China as scandal-ridden supplier issues recall

    There are no Big Macs. There are no Chicken McNuggets. The menu at McDonald's restaurants in China was much slimmer on Monday after a troubled supplier issued a major recall.

    At one Beijing location, no burgers or chicken items of any kind were availa...

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Police: Over-sized truck may have damaged covered bridge

Wehr's Mill Covered Bridge
SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

The historic Wehr's Mill Covered Bridge in South Whitehall Township is closed until Lehigh County officials determine if the bridge was structurally compromised.

Penn Forest Twp. closes Friday after workman's comp issue

Penn Forest Twp closes Friday after workman s comp issue
PENN FOREST TWP., Pa.

The offices of a Carbon County municipality were closed for business Friday.

Theresa Hanley of Sellersville killed in accident

Ambulance
NEW BRITAIN TWP., Pa.

Thirty-seven-year-old Theresa Hanley of Sellersville was killed in a two-vehicle accident in New Britain Township at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Damaris Rivera of Allentown arrested for knife attack

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

An Allentown woman who attacked a man with a large knife and punched and slapped him in the face was arrested by city police Thursday.

Local Politics

Town meeting sets up tough crowd for Rep. Paul Clymer

Pa. State Sen. Paul Clymer town meeting in Quakertown.

State Rep. Paul Clymer faced a small but cantankerous audience Thursday night when he held a town meeting in Quakertown’s public library.

Lawmakers examine local housing of minors entering US illegally

Lawmakers news conference at Bethany

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Three members of Berks County's delegation to the House of Representatives gathered Tuesday in an effort to learn more about the local housing of Central American children who entered the United States illegally.

Probe of Reading mayor's campaign finances ongoing, AG says

69 News

The investigation of alleged finance violations by Vaughn Spencer's 2011 campaign for Reading mayor is ongoing, a spokeswoman for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Tuesday.

Charter presented for new Berks County community

Antietam Valley meeting

Mount Penn and Lower Alsace Township officials presented a home rule charter for the proposed municipality of Antietam Valley during a meeting Monday night.

One Northampton County official sues another... again

One Northampton County official sues another again

It's a case of deja vu for Northampton County Executive John Brown.