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Bethlehem leaders seek ways to close $5.9 million budget gap

Bethlehem City Hall

A $5.9 million budget deficit is looming in Bethlehem, but the mayor said he has a plan to fix it, and it's going to require some belt-tightening at City Hall and from residents themselves.

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

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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.


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Bethlehem planners get 1st view of proposed medical office

Corner of Eighth & Eaton Avenues in Northwest Bethlehem

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The Bethlehem Planning Commission viewed a sketch plan Thursday for a proposed medical office building where a bank once stood.

Papale invincible during DeSales University appearance


When Coach Dick Vermeil joined the Philadelphia Eagles, Vincent Francis Papale's life would never be the same.

Quakertown schools limit time spent on homework in class

Quakertown students perform board and community

Quakertown Community School District students have been restricted to when they can do homework during class time.

Lehigh County commissioners grill administrator on 'miracle' budget

Lehigh Co. commissioners

Being presented with a proposed no-tax-increase budget for 2015 by the administration of Lehigh County Executive Thomas Muller was not exactly warmly welcomed as good news by some county commissioners Thursday night.