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    USDA closes 6 offices after threats

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has temporarily closed six offices in five states after receiving several anonymous threats, USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick said Tuesday.

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New post office set to open in downtown Reading

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READING, Pa.

The U.S. Postal Service is following through on its plans to open a new post office in downtown Reading.

164th Great Allentown Fair begins Tuesday

Great Allentown Fair begins Tuesday
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Tuesday marks the start of the annual Great Allentown Fair.

Officials raise concerns about new pump track

Officials raise concerns about new pump track
READING, Pa.

A new bike pump track in Reading has revitalized a vacant lot but it's also sparking safety concerns.

Friend reaches out to help couple affected by West Reading fire

Friend reaches out to help couple affected by fire
WEST READING, Pa.

This is a story of hardship-- but it's also one of friendship.
Jordan Adam has known Jessa Siefer since 6th grade. Years of memories and late night phone calls have brought them closer together.

Local Politics

Pennsylvania lawmakers to vote on new AG

Bruce Beemer

Pennsylvania lawmakers are poised to replace the state's convicted ex-attorney general with her former top deputy.

Catasauqua Borough Council: Sewer plant refinancing to save tax payer dollars

Catasauqua Borough Council

The Catasauqua Borough Council said it will save $350,000 with new financing for its 2011 bonds designated for sewage plant renovation. The Council held a special meeting prior to its regular workshop meeting to vote on the motion, which the attending members unanimously agreed to Monday evening.

Toomey crosses gun-rights divide in Pennsylvania Senate race

Freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is the rare conservative Republican who's running for re-election with the support of gun-control activists, including billionaire Michael Bloomberg.

Casey voices concerns over Berks residential center

Pennsylvania's senior U.S. senator is calling on the federal government to implement more changes in its operation of a center housing families seeking asylum hearings.