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    FBI data: Violent crime up in 2015 vs 2014

    Last year saw an increase in violent crime -- including murder -- compared to 2014, according to new data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday.

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Man dragged by car as thief tries to steal his iPhone

iPhone 6

From Apple

BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa.

The victim met the Delaware County man in a shopping mall parking lot to sell the phone.

Allentown police say woman burned, beat blind man

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The victim was slashed on the arm and had cigarettes put out on him, according to police.

Local man dishes out care, compassion and hope from soup kitchen

Man dishes out care compassion and hope from soup kitchen
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Every day - for the last 17 years, Charles Brannon has gotten up, and started cooking at the Ecumenical Soup Kitchen that is housed in St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Landmark hotel in Reading set to cease operations

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READING, Pa.

Nearly 10 months after downtown Reading celebrated the opening of its second hotel, the other hotel is now set to close.

Local Politics

Reading mayor threatens veto of marijuana bill

Reading mayor threatens veto of marijuana bill

Reading City Council will formally introduce Monday an ordinance that would reduce the penalties for people caught carrying small amounts of marijuana.

Rozzi pushes for statute of limitations reform

Rozzi pushes for statute of limitations reform

A Berks County lawmaker said Tuesday that victims of clergy abuse should be able to seek justice at any age.

McGinty agrees to 2 debates; Toomey had pressed for 4

Katie McGinty and Pat Toomey

Katie McGinty, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, is agreeing to join two debates in October after Republican incumbent Pat Toomey pushed for a four-debate schedule.

Pensions, gambling among issues as lawmakers return

It's been more than two months since Pennsylvania lawmakers wrapped up the budget session and left the Capitol, returning only for a day in August when senators were summoned to hastily confirm Bruce Beemer as attorney general.