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    A 21-year-old man was arrested Monday, accused of threatening to kill students and staff at the University of Chicago in an apparent attempt to avenge the death of Laquan McDonald, authorities said.

    Jabari Dean, 21 was arrested without incident. He is...


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Two charged in Allentown, Reading federal investigation

Two charged in Allentown Reading federal investigation

Dale Wiles, formerly an assistant city solicitor for Allentown, and Eron Lloyd, a former Reading official, will plead guilty to federal fraud charges

"Allentown Lights" events begin this weekend

Allentown Lights

Allentown's popular "Lights in the Parkway" holiday attraction is being replaced by "Allentown Lights" this year.

Black Friday shoppers out in force to scoop up bargains

Black Friday shopping

Cue the bargain hunting, long lines and crowded malls: Black Friday is upon us. And shoppers are out in full force

Macungie man seriously injured in tractor-trailer crash

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A 30-year-old Macungie man is in stable condition in Lehigh Valley Hospital after his Mini Cooper crashed into a tractor-trailer Tuesday afternoon on Route 100 in Upper Macungie Township.

Local Politics

Kane to announce plans for next chapter in porn email saga

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane

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The attorney general plans to announce a special prosecutor

Pennsylvania counties fight back against state's stalemate

Autumn-fall exterior Pennsylvania Capitol building in Harrisburg

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Pennsylvania's cash-strapped counties are saying enough is enough as the state government's budget impasse nears its sixth month.

Christie pardons Philadelphia man for past crimes

Chris Christie and John Berry

Gov. Chris Christie has granted a pardon to Philadelphia resident John F. Berry, who was convicted more than 40 years ago in New Jersey for robbery and possession of stolen property as a result of extensive drug use.

Stage set for Pennsylvania Senate to consider removing Kane

Kathleen Kane

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A Pennsylvania Senate committee is asking the full chamber to consider removing Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office.