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Evening showers or thunderstorms expected Sunday evening ahead of a sunny Monday.  Read more

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Police have responded in massive numbers to a pair of crime scenes in East Stroudsburg, Monroe County. Read more

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Rescue crews say they knew the boaters were somewhere between Pottstown and Douglass Township in Berks County. Read more

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For months the tenants of the Travel Inn Lodge say they've paid rent and had no idea the were going to be told to leave.  Read more

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The U.S. House advanced an amendment that would defund a proposed rock wall project. The proposal now heads to the Senate. Read more

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Tornado reported July 29 in Weisenberg and Lynn townships. Read more

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The order signed on Saturday says that Berks County residents have the ability to avoid eviction by applying for emergency rental assistance.  Read more

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Emergency officials responded to the fire in the 200 block of Smith Street in East Stroudsburg.  Read more

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It happened Saturday at the intersection of State Route 901 (Gordon Nagle Trail) and SPCA Road in North Manheim Township.  Read more

The fair will be held on the fairgrounds in Bern Township located at 1216 Hilltop Road.  Read more

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Stormy Sunday with a thunderstorm possible in the evening.  Read more

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House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove, R-196 of York, announced this week that he would set up hearings to look into the state’s Ethics Act and legislative per diem process after state Rep. Margo Davidson, D-164, of Upper Darby, was indicted on theft charges. Read more

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Wolf said he plans an Aug. 5 renewal of the disaster emergency declaration first issued in January 2018. Read more

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Officials say EF-0 tornado caused damage in Slatington. Read more

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A stormy Sunday with an evening thunderstorm possible.  Read more

Hersheypark and Pepsi are teaming up to bring you a pop star experience. Read more

Truffles the cat and her optician owner are using some national fame to spread awareness about an eye condition. Read more

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Lancaster native featured on world's first augmented reality soda bottle labels from Jones Soda. Read more

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A house fire in Reading has now claimed a third victim. The Berks County Coroner reports one of the children being treated at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia has died.  Read more

It's the 13th year for the popular festival hosted by the Downtown Allentown Business Alliance. Read more

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Officials say a vehicle was seen leaving the area after the deer was shot. Read more

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A motorcyclist, identified as Brandon Perry, 26 of Saylorsburg, is dead after fleeing from police attempting to conduct a traffic stop in Monroe County, officials say.  Read more

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Plenty of sunshine during the day on Saturday. Rain returns Sunday.  Read more

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A commission set up by Gov. Wolf to get rid of the gas tax came back with some proposals Friday. Read more

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Abra Gorby says she's never experienced anything like it. Read more

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45-year-old David Rodriguez is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 43-year-old Ricardo De Castro of Florida. Read more

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Lower Hackett Park is just a short drive off of the 13th Street exit on Route 22. Read more

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The new grants of up to $15,000 are for any businesses with fewer than 100 employees. Read more

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The Tokyo Olympics were supposed to help showcase northeastern Japan's recovery from a devastating earthquake and tsunami a decade ago. They were even billed as the “Recovery and Reconstruction Games,” and the Olympic torch relay started from Fukushima prefecture, the heart of the disaster area. But the coronavirus pandemic has limited spectators at Olympic events, including soccer and baseball, being held in the northeastern region. People who experienced the disaster and are now volunteering at the Olympics are finding their own ways to tell their stories to the few visitors they see. One points to a nearby location that was the largest morgue for tsunami victims. Another is busy at a storytelling center. Read more

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TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: Read more

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Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico powered ahead of American Keni Harrison in the women’s 100-meter hurdles Monday, springing an upset and keeping the United States out of the win column at the Olympic track meet for yet another session. Camacho-Quinn finished in 12.37 seconds for a .15 second win — a blowout in such a short race — over the world-record holder, Harrison. Jamaica’s Megan Tapper finished third. Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory that competes under its own flag at the Olympics, has one more track gold medal than the deepest team at the Games as the meet approaches its halfway point. Read more

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic leaders are calling on the Biden administration to immediately extend the nation’s eviction moratorium. The Democrats are calling it a “moral imperative” to prevent Americans from being put out of their homes during a COVID-19 surge. An estimated 3.6 million Americans are at risk of eviction, some as soon as Monday. Congress was unable to pass legislation swiftly to extend the ban, which expired at midnight Saturday. The White House had no direct response to the Democrats’ call for action, but administration officials have urged localities and states to tap aid already approved by Congress. Read more

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After much delay, senators have unveiled their $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act clocks in at more than 2,700 pages. It includes new expenditures on roads, bridges, water pipes broadband and other projects, plus cyber security. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer kept the senators in a rare weekend session to wrap up the work Sunday. He said the bill could be passed “in a matter of days.” Senators will start offering amendments as soon as Monday. The bill is a key part of President Joe Biden's agenda. Read more

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World champion Sifan Hassan has made an incredible recovery from a fall at the final bell to win her 1,500-meter heat at the Olympics. Hassan picked herself up after getting in a tangle with Kenyan runner Edinah Jebitok at the start of the last lap. She sped around the outside of the pack on the back straight and through the final turn and ended up crossing the line first in 4 minutes, 5.17 seconds to qualify for the semifinals. It kept alive the Dutch runner’s bid for a rare distance-running treble at the Tokyo Games. She is due to run in the 5,000-meter final later Monday and says she will also compete in the 10,000 meters. Read more

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A referendum in Mexico has cost the country about $25 million, but only a fraction of the necessary voters to make it binding have participated. Few people liked the poorly written question on Sunday's ballot, and the vote was held in a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The National Electoral Institute says over 90% of those who participated voted “yes,” but only about 7% of Mexico's eligible voters turned out, well below the 40% threshold needed. The referendum asked whether ex-officials should be tried for any illegal acts. But Mexico has no formal amnesty for former leaders, and there is nothing in current law saying they can’t be brought to justice. As opponents said in a slogan, “The law must be applied, not put up for a vote.” Read more

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Digital payments company Square Inc. says it has agreed to acquire Afterpay, which provides a “buy now, pay later’’ option for merchants, in an all-stock deal valued at about $29 billion. The San Francisco-based company said Sunday it plans to integrate Afterpay into its services, enabling merchants to offer customers the option to pay for goods later without relying on a credit card. Square said it agreed to buy all of the Australian company’s shares. Afterpay shareholders will get 0.375 shares of Square Class A common stock for each share of Afterpay, a 31% premium above its closing price Friday. Read more

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Albert Pujols doubled home three runs to cap a five-run second inning, Mookie Betts homered in his return from the injured list and the Los Angeles Dodgers hammered the Arizona Diamondbacks 13-0 on Sunday. Betts, playing second base, returned to the Dodgers lineup and had two hits, including his 15th homer of the season in the ninth. Julio Urias pitched five scoreless innings for his 13th win of the season. Betts started at second base, his original position when he was drafted by Boston. He played one game there earlier this season and started one for the Dodgers last year. Read more

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At their halfway point, the Tokyo Olympics are still grappling with the fact that there are no crowds. But looking at the Games without fans is an opportunity to examine what spectators add to a public entertainment event, and what their absence takes away. Olympic organizers say the essence of the Games will remain the same. But without any crowds, even the television audience, which represents so much of the money made by the Olympics, is affected. In the words of one media scholar, we like to watch things with crowds because they make it easier to pretend we're there ourselves.  Read more

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Kris Bryant homered in his Giants debut, a two-out solo shot in the third inning, and San Francisco beat the Houston Astros 5-3 on Sunday. Darin Ruf had three hits including a home run and two RBIs. Brandon Crawford and Donovan Solano both added two hits. The Giants won two of three in the interleague matchup of division leaders and are a majors-best 66-39. Yuli Gurriel hit a two-run home run for Houston. Read more

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Firefighters in Oregon reported good progress in the battle against the nation’s largest wildfire, while authorities canceled evacuation orders near a major blaze in Northern California. Containment of the Bootleg Fire in remote southern Oregon is up to 74% on Sunday. It was 56% contained a day earlier. The blaze has scorched 646 square miles. California’s Dixie Fire covered nearly 383 square miles in mountains where 42 homes and other buildings have been destroyed. On Hawaii's Big Island, a fire nearly 63 square miles in size has forced evacuations, and at least one home has been destroyed.  Read more

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PHOENIX — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day. Read more

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Jonah Heim hit his second walk-off homer in as many games right after a tying, two-run shot from Andy Ibánez in the ninth inning, and the Texas Rangers rallied again to beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3. Heim and Ibánez both connected against reliever Erik Swanson. The right-hander hadn't allowed a run since now-former Texas slugger Joey Gallo went deep against him in the same ballpark on May 8. Read more

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The New York Mets have failed to sign their top pick from last month’s amateur draft, Vanderbilt pitcher Kumar Rocker, over concern about his medical scans. New York selected Rocker with the 10th overall pick and will receive an extra selection in next year’s amateur draft, the pick after the 10th choice, because of their failure to sign the 21-year-old right-hander. The Mets lost the $4,739,900 slot value available for draft signings that was assigned to Rocker’s pick. Read more

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Colorado officials say mudslides caused “extreme damage” to a major interstate, leaving it clogged with boulders and rocks and no word on when it might reopen. Forecasters Sunday warned of the potential for more flash floods across the Rocky Mountain and Great Basin regions. Wildfires across the West have left many hillsides more susceptible to erosion. Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado, was hit by flash flooding that left lanes in both directions snarled by logs, boulders and other debris from a burn scar left by a 2020 wildfire. Flood watches were in effect for portions of Colorado, Utah Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington state.  Read more

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Rookie Max Schrock went 5 for 5 with a home run while giving All-Star Joey Votto a break, leading fellow newcomer Vladimir Gutierrez and the Cincinnati Reds over the New York Mets 7-1. Making his first major league start at first base, the 26-year-old Schrock filled in admirably for the Reds star. Schrock scored three runs and drove in two. Votto got a rest from manager David Bell a day after his seven-game home run streak came to an end. Tyler Stephenson and Kyle Farmer each drove in runs for the Reds, who matched a season high by moving six games over .500. Gutierrez allowed three hits in seven innings. Jeff McNeil homered for the NL East leaders. Read more

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Forty years after its founding, MTV is relaunching. The media network unveiled a large scale “Moon Person” during a ceremony Sunday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The new design was inspired by a Moon Person image created this year by Kehinde Wiley. Wiley painted the portrait of former President Barack Obama for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. NASA footage of the historic Apollo 11 landing in 1969, with the MTV flag added to the mix, were the first images to appear on MTV back on August 1, 1981.  Read more

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Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning in his Phillies debut and got plenty of support as Philadelphia avoided a series sweep by pounding the Pittsburgh Pirates 15-4 on Sunday. Read more

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More than two years after four employees of a North Dakota property management firm were slain, the man charged in their deaths is going on trial. Chad Isaak is a chiropractor and Navy veteran who lived in a trailer home run by the company. Company officials say they had few interactions with Isaak and have no idea about a possible motive. Police say they have overwhelming physical evidence tying Isaak to the slayings. Jury selection that starts Monday is expected to take up to two days, with as much as three weeks needed for the trial. Read more

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Wildfires are raging near Turkey’s holiday beach destinations of Antalya and Mugla and in the surrounding countryside for a fifth day. Residents and tourists fled the danger in small boats Sunday while the coast guard and two navy ships waited out at sea in case a bigger evacuation was needed. Villagers lost their homes and animals, and the discovery of more bodies raised the death toll to eight.  A heat wave across southern Europe, fed by hot air from Africa, has led to wildfires across the Mediterranean, including on the Italian island of Sicily and in western Greece. Italian beach-goers near Pescara were evacuated Sunday after being threatened by a wildfire. Read more

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Anthony Rizzo continued his remarkable debut for the Yankees with another key hit and New York completed a three-game sweep with a 3-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday. The paritsan New York crowd in Miami finally got to cheer when the Yankees had an eighth-inning rally highlighted by RBI singles from Rizzo and Aaron Judge. Rizzo singled home Brett Gardner for the game-tying run in his third game with the Yankees. The first baseman was acquired in a trade from the Chicago Cubs at the trade deadline and hit a homer in each of his first two games with New York before Sunday’s clutch hit. Read more

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Marcell Jacobs won the men’s Olympic 100-meter race Sunday night, crossing the line in 9.8 seconds to bring the sprint gold to Italy for the first time. Jacobs topped America’s Fred Kerley and Canada’s Andre DeGrasse to take the spot held for the past 13 years by the now-retired Usain Bolt. Jacobs’ victory came only moments after his countryman, Gianmarco Tamberi, tied Qatari high jumper Mutaz Barshim for gold in the high jump. Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela broke a 26-year-old world record in the triple jump with a leap of 51 feet, 5 inches (15.67 meters). Read more

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Frenchman Esteban Ocon has won a chaotic Hungarian Grand Prix while an exhausted Lewis Hamilton moved up from third to second in the race after Sebastian Vettel’s disqualification. The surprise DQ extended Hamilton's Formula One championship lead over Max Verstappen to eight points heading into the midseason break. Verstappen placed ninth. He was taken out early on by Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in a first-lap crash that caused Bottas and four others to retire. Ocon finished ahead of Aston Martin’s Vettel. But stewards then disqualified Vettel over a fuel sample issue. After the Lap-1 crash the race restarted in absurd fashion as only Hamilton was on the grid while others were changing their tires because the track had dried. Read more

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A Belarus track sprinter has alleged her Olympic team tried to remove her from Japan. The dispute led to a standoff Sunday evening at Tokyo’s main airport. An activist group supporting Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she believed her life was in danger in Belarus. It said she would seek asylum with the Austrian embassy in Tokyo. Tsimanouskaya said in a filmed message distributed on social media she was pressured by Belarus team officials. She asked the International Olympic Committee for help, and it said it intervened with Belarus Olympic officials. Tsimanouskaya's supporters says she's safe with help from Japanese authorities. Read more

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Despite growing concerns over the delta variant, “Jungle Cruise” still drew moviegoers out to theaters during the film’s opening weekend to sail atop the North American box office. The Disney film starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt exceeded expectations by pulling in more than $34.1 million over the weekend. The adventure movie was estimated to open with around $25 million to $30 million domestically, but it outpaced those numbers despite the surge in the coronavirus cases. Globally, “Jungle Cruise” brought in a total of $90 million, including $27.6 million in the international box office and more than $30 million from Disney Plus. Read more

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Thousands have turned out in Berlin to protest the German government’s anti-coronavirus measures despite a ban on the gatherings, leading to clashes with police and the detention of some 600 protesters. Local authorities banned several different protests including one from the Stuttgart-based Querdenker movement but protesters defied the ban. Berlin police said as the crowds grew, officers who sought to redirect protesters or disband larger groups were “harassed and attacked." Wolfgang Schäuble, president of Germany’s parliament, sharply criticized the Querdenker movement on Sunday, encouraging people not to be fooled by “cheap slogans.” Read more

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Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. Dozens of activists gathered in Brixton, a center for the Black community in south London, to back the international drive for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans. They also demanded legislation to compensate legal residents who were threatened with deportation in what is known as the Windrush Scandal. Thousands lost their jobs, homes and the right to free medical care in Britain, many because they arrived as children and couldn’t produce paperwork proving their right to live in the U.K. Read more

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Rafael Nadal is back after missing Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics with a previously undisclosed foot problem. And he's back after not lifting a racket for three weeks. Nadal will return to competition Wednesday night at the Citi Open in Washington. It marks his debut at the hard-court tuneup tournament for the U.S. Open. And there is no doubt he’s the main attraction. There is a sign front-and-center atop the main stadium that shows a yelling Nadal above the words, “This is tennis.” And there have been crowds attending his open practice sessions this weekend. Read more

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Rapper DaBaby has been cut from the final day of Lollapalooza's lineup following crude and homophobic remarks he made last week at a Miami-area music festival. The Grammy-nominated artist, whose name is Jonathan Kirk, was scheduled to perform as one of the closing acts Sunday at the four-day music festival. Festival organizers say rapper Young Thug would be the headliner at 9 p.m. instead. In a tweet, Lollapalooza said the festival was founded on “diversity, inclusivity, respect and love” and that DaBaby would no longer be performing. The rapper's representatives did not comment.   Read more