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Lawmakers examine local housing of minors entering US illegally

Lawmakers news conference at Bethany

Chad Blimline/69 News

Three members of Berks County's delegation to the House of Representatives gathered Tuesday in an effort to learn more about the local housing of Central American children who entered the United States illegally.

Probe of Reading mayor's campaign finances ongoing, AG says

69 News

The investigation of alleged finance violations by Vaughn Spencer's 2011 campaign for Reading mayor is ongoing, a spokeswoman for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Tuesday.

Charter presented for new Berks County community

Antietam Valley meeting

Mount Penn and Lower Alsace Township officials presented a home rule charter for the proposed municipality of Antietam Valley during a meeting Monday night.

One Northampton County official sues another... again

One Northampton County official sues another again

It's a case of deja vu for Northampton County Executive John Brown.

Illegal children will more than likely be allowed to stay in US

Experts weigh in on immigration crisis

As President Obama asks Congress for billions of dollars to help with the immigration crisis, local experts said it's not enough and add the majority of children may end up staying in the country regardless.

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Lawmakers examine local housing of minors entering US illegally

Lawmakers news conference at Bethany

Chad Blimline/69 News

HEIDELBERG TWP., Pa.

Three members of Berks County's delegation to the House of Representatives gathered Tuesday in an effort to learn more about the local housing of Central American children who entered the United States illegally.

RACC hosts hearing on 'heroin crisis' in rural Pennsylvania

Heroin hearing

Andrew Valentino/69 News

READING, Pa.

What officials describe as a growing heroin epidemic in rural Pennsylvania took center stage at a public hearing in Reading on Tuesday.

Wilson Area School District hires new teachers, staff member

Wilson Area School District board meeting
EASTON, Pa.

Despite continuing cuts to public education throughout the state, the Wilson Area School District has added a number of new staff for the 2014-15 academic year.

Residents raise concerns over Perkasie Woods townhomes

Perkasie Borough Council
PERKASIE, Pa.

Perkasie Borough Council's meeting Monday night sounded more like a court trial rather than a municipal meeting.

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