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The Philadelphia Eagles have arguably the best fight song in the NFL, and we're asking our viewers to share their best rendition of it. Check out these videos and upload your own at WFMZ.com/upload. Read moreWATCH: Schools, viewers share 'Fly, Eagles, Fly' videos

The rescue is a registers 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing northern breeds worldwide. Read morePet of the Month: 3 Husketeers Rescue

Drivers using the Holland Tunnel to New Jersey overnight will need to find another way to cross the Hudson River. Read moreHolland Tunnel will be closed overnight starting Sunday

Cedar Crest College's 14th annual College Scholarship Competition will provide a free education to the student with the highest score. Read moreCedar Crest College's College Scholarship Competition

Olive to Be Social, specializing in custom cups of charcuterie, fresh fruit, chocolates and more, has exploded in popularity in recent months. Read moreEat, Sip, Shop: New charcuterie cup business offering fun, functional way to snack

Students across our region are invited to attend an afternoon of clinics and jam sessions with professional musicians and educators. Read moreBerks Jazz on the Road

Do you ever feel like you are reliving the same day over and over again? Read moreBreaking free of Groundhog Day Syndrome

If you're suffering from the winter blues you can head to the bowling lanes while supporting police dogs in our area! Read more6th annual K-9 Bowl at Hiester Lanes

All proceeds from the event go to the Special Hockey of the Lehigh Valley Polar Bears. Read more10th annual Lehigh Valley Winter Classic

It's in honor of those who are currently fighting against or have lost their lives to breast cancer. Read moreReading Royals annual Pink in the Rink

Richland Township Fire Department responded to the fire around midnight. Read moreMobile home destroyed in overnight fire

Johnson had a speech to make, in Allentown at a big band mecca called the Frolics Ballroom at 1411 Union Blvd. Read moreHistory's Headlines: LBJ in the LV

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The Biden administration is considering a plan to shoot down a large Chinese balloon suspected of conducting surveillance on U.S. military. It would be brought down once it is above the Atlantic Ocean where the remnants could potentially be recovered. That's according to four U.S. officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive operation. They said it was unclear whether a final decision had yet been made by President Joe Biden. In preparation for the operation, the Federal Aviation Administration temporarily closed airspace over the Carolina coastline, including the airports in Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and in Wilmington, North Carolina, until at least 2:45 p.m. EST Saturday. Read moreUS considering plan to down Chinese balloon over Atlantic

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A train derailment and resulting large fire have prompted an evacuation order in an Ohio village near the Pennsylvania state line. The Friday night derailment covered the area in billows of smoke lit orange by the flames below. Rail operator Norfolk Southern says about 50 cars derailed in East Palestine from a train carrying a variety of freight. No injuries were reported. Officials say they're trying to determine which cars are still burning. An evacuation order remained in place for residents within a mile of the scene, and the local air quality is being monitored. A National Transportation Safety Board team was heading to the scene to investigate. Read more50-car train derailment causes big fire, evacuations in Ohio

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The Arctic air that descended on the Northeast on Saturday brought dangerously cold sub-zero temperatures and wind chills to the region, including a record-setting wind chill of minus 108 degrees Fahrenheit on the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. The Mount Washington Observatory at the peak of the Northeast’s highest mountain, famous for its extreme weather conditions, also recorded an actual temperature of minus 47 and tying an observatory record set in 1934. Across the rest of the region, wind chills — the combined effect of wind and cold air on exposed skin —  dropped to minus 45 to minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Read moreDangerously cold temperatures envelop Northeast

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The massive white orb drifting across U.S. airspace has triggered a diplomatic maelstrom and is blowing up on social media. The Pentagon says it’s a Chinese spy balloon and that its presence led Secretary of State Antony Blinken to cancel a trip to China that was aimed at easing tensions between the countries. China says the balloon is just an errant civilian airship used mainly for meteorological research and that it went off course due to winds. China also says the balloon has only limited “self-steering” capabilities. But there are a lot of unanswered questions at this point. Read moreChina balloon: Many questions about suspected spy in the sky

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A funeral for a Belarusian military volunteer and dissident was held in Ukraine's capital. Eduard Lobau died fighting Russian troops in Vuhledar in eastern Ukraine. His funeral was held on Saturday and his body will be transported to Warsaw for burial. Lobau is the latest casualty of the Kalinowsky Regiment, a Belarusian unit mobilized in March 2022 that is fighting alongside Ukraine. The group seeks to oust Belarus' authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko, a close ally of Russia. They believe Ukraine’s victory over Russia will spur regime change in Minsk. Read moreFuneral held for Belarusian activist killed in Ukraine

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The Temptations, the Isley Brothers and the Four Tops turned back time, singing and dancing as if in their prime at a reunion of Motown stars. The occasion was to honor Motown Records founder Berry Gordy and singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson for their musical achievements and philanthropic efforts as MusiCares Persons of the Year. It's the first time the charitable organization honored two individuals in the same year. Gordy and Robinson's friendship dates back more than 65 years to when they first met in their native Detroit. Read moreGordy, Robinson honored at reunion of Motown stars

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Pope Francis says South Sudan's future depends on how it treats its women. On his second and penultimate day in Africa on Saturday, Francis called for women and girls to be respected, protected and honored. He was meeting with some of the 2 million people who have been forced by fighting and flooding to flee their homes. In South Sudan, sexual violence against women is rampant, child brides are common and the maternal mortality rate is the highest in the world. The encounter was one of the highlights of Francis’ three-day visit to the world’s youngest country and one of its poorest. Read morePope says South Sudan's future depends on treatment of women

The Democratic National Committee on Saturday approved a new calendar lineup for the early stages of the party’s presidential nominating contests in 2024. Additional changes are possible. It'll be a different look at the start of election season that it was in 2020. South Carolina is on tap to go first, followed by New Hampshire and Nevada. Then voters in Georgia will get a turn, followed by Michigan. Read moreHow Democrats’ early-voting order in 2024 compares with 2020

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Tesla has raised prices on its Model Y in the U.S., apparently due to rising demand and changes in U.S. government rules that make more versions of the small SUV eligible for tax credits. The electric vehicle company bumped up the price of the Model Y Long Range version by about 2% to $54,990 and the Performance version by about 2.7% to $57,990. The moves made Friday come three weeks after Tesla cut prices nearly 20% on some versions of the Model Y, the company’s top-selling vehicle. The price cuts were made to boost sagging demand, and also to make more versions of the Model Y eligible for the full $7,500 electric-vehicle tax credit in the Inflation Reduction Act. Read moreTesla hikes price of Model Y after US alters tax credit rule

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The Democratic Party has approved the reordering of its 2024 presidential primary. Members of the Democratic National Committee voted Saturday to replace Iowa with South Carolina in the leadoff spot. It's part of a major shake-up meant to empower Black and other minority voters critical to the party's base of support. Changes to the lineup are still possible throughout the summer and beyond. But it's clear the start of the 2024 primary will look very different from the one in 2020. States with early contests have a major influence in determining the nominee. South Carolina is set to go first, followed three days later by New Hampshire and Nevada. Then Georgia and after that, Michigan. Read moreDems decide to shake up start of 2024 presidential primary

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Going into Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Joe Biden sees a nation with a glowing economic future. But Republicans take a far gloomier view. They say the nation is saddled with a crushing debt and that Biden is largely responsible for inflation. The reality is that the United States is on an economic tight rope. It's trying to balance efforts to reduce inflation while trying to avoid falling into a recession. And that's with the apparent contradiction of Federal Reserve’s interest rate increases and the unemployment rate at a near 54-year low. Neither side is really capturing the complete picture about the actual state of the economy. Read moreState of the Union: Biden sees economic glow, GOP sees gloom

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High-profile problems involving electronic pollbooks in recent years have opened the door for those peddling election conspiracies. And those problems also are making clear the critical role that technology plays in whether voting runs smoothly. Poll workers use electronic pollbooks to check in voters. The pollbooks typically are a tablet or laptop computer that accesses an electronic list of registered voters with names, addresses and precinct information. National standards for the security and reliability of electronic pollbooks don’t exist. And efforts underway to develop them may not be ready or widely adopted in time for the 2024 presidential election. Russia and Iran already have demonstrated interest in accessing these systems. Read moreElectronic pollbook security raises concerns going into 2024

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The Philadelphia Eagles are trying to win their second Super Bowl in franchise history. They went 14-3 this season largely on the play of quarterback Jalen Hurts. He is a finalist for AP NFL MVP, Offensive Player of the Year and tied a franchise record with 33 total touchdowns. Hurts is only 24 and could be rewarded with a new contract in the offseason. His only focus now is beating the Kansas City Chiefs next week in the Super Bowl. Read moreSuper Bowl-bound Eagles are built around QB Jalen Hurts

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In a terrible way, the death of Tyre Nichols brings vindication to members of the Black community in Memphis who live in constant fear of the police. The fatal beating of the 29-year-old Nichols by five police officers tells the story many residents know by heart: that any encounter, including traffic stops, can be deadly if you're Black. Police conduct sweeps where units in unmarked cars roll into neighborhoods and armed plainclothes officers jump out, rushing traffic violators and issuing commands. It's resulted in community in fear, where people text, call and use social media to caution each other to stay inside or avoid the area when police operations are underway. Read moreIn Tyre Nichols' neighborhood, Black residents fear police

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It is a long and sometimes dangerous journey for avocados destined for guacamole on tables and tailgates in the United States during the Super Bowl. It starts in villages like Santa Ana Zirosto, high in the misty, pine-clad mountains of the western Mexico state of Michoacan. The roads are plagued by drug cartels, common criminals, and extortion and kidnap gangs so state police provide escorts for the trucks brave enough to face the 40-mile (60-kilometer) trip to packing and shipping plants in the city of Uruapan. Drivers are often robbed of their avocados and their trucks. Read moreRoute to Super Bowl is long, dangerous for Mexican avocados