Local Politics

Scots decide whether to declare independence from England

Scotland independence referendum, voters at polling place

Paul Hackett/Reuters

An independent Scotland could soon become a reality, so is the playing of bagpipes the sound of a revolution or the continued soundtrack of 300 years of tradition?

Pa. Senate committee approves property tax reform bill

Pennsylvania Capitol building - sunny day

Jace Codi/69 News

A measure to reform Pennsylvania's property tax system moved forward in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

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.

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Mayor refuses to sign water lease, Council to litigate

READING, Pa.

The Reading City Council voted unanimously tonight to authorize the initiation of litigation to require Mayor Vaughn Spencer to execute the Water Lease Agreement with the Reading Area Water Authority.

New safety leaders appointed for the City of Reading

Reading City Council meeting
READING, Pa.

The City of Reading resolved to promote two members of the city's safety crew during Monday night's meeting.

Raheem Meekins charged with attempted homicide

Bethlehem Police car, generic

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BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Thirty-seven-year-old Raheem Meekins of Bethlehem has been charged with trying to choke a woman to death early Sunday morning.

Bridge replacement project set to begin in Lehigh County

2nd street bridge
WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

Construction on a bridge in Lehigh County could cause some traffic headaches for the next year.