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"At LVHN there is nothing we want more than to vaccinate everyone. However, we have a very limited supply of vaccine," said Dr. Brian Nester, CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network. Read more

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A 17-year-old Bangor girl was killed in a car crash in Monroe County Friday afternoon, state police said. Read more

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Snow is on the way for your Tuesday. Get the latest forecast. Read more

Beyond the in-class discussions and their own private studies, instructors are in the unique position of informing the next generation of voters, including on current events. Read more

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Gunfire rang out Saturday afternoon at a Pilot Travel Center, leaving a man seriously injured. Read more

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Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday the variant is believed to be more transmissible but it’s unclear whether it’s deadlier. Read more

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The Mastersonville Volunteer Fire Department was responding to a barn fire in Rapho Twp. when their engine was involved in a single-vehicle accident. Read more

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WARREN COUNTY, N.J. - A woman was rescued from an apartment fire Saturday morning in Washington Twp.  Read more

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Dr. Elizabeth Meade, president of Cedar Crest College, stopped by virtually Saturday morning to talk about the test, which offers high school students a chance to win a four year scholarship with the college.  Read more

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Sarah Trimmer, general manager of the Sayre Mansion in Bethlehem, joined the 69 News Sunrise team Saturday morning to talk about a weekly new event being held at the mansion.  Read more

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BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. -- A husband and wife have been significantly burned after a house fire early Saturday morning, according to the Bristol Twp. fire marshal.  Read more

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But it is possible to go back even further to the early 19th century when a Pennsylvanian named James Finley from the western part of the state created what were known as chain suspension bridges. Read more

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The coroner said divers found the man's body in the quarry Saturday afternoon. Read more

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It's the second largest jackpot ever, at a cool $1 billion. Read more

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The bagged bandit forced a clerk into a bathroom, and demanded cigarettes and cash. Read more

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Police say human remains were found in a wooded area off of Armand Hammer Boulevard. Read more

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The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee approved it Friday on a party-line basis, 7-4. Read more

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Small gatherings may very well become preferred, particularly in the wedding industry. Read more

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Contractors are shoring up the building from the basement on up. Read more

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Right now, Pennsylvanians over 65 are eligible, as well as those between 16 and 64 with certain medical conditions. Read more

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(The Center Square) – A state court issued a summary judgment this month against the union representing Erie Water Works employees for concealing a retirement plan option during contract negotiations in 2017. Read more

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Between 11 sites offering vaccines, St. Luke's has still managed to immunize 3,000 people a day. Read more

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The case is being heard in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania before Judge Jennifer P. Wilson, who signed a scheduling order last month setting a prospective trial date of Jan. 3, 2022. Read more

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Victim reported 32-year-old was banging on her car window, threatening to break into her house Read more

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(The Center Square) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf nominated his deputy chief of staff to lead the state Department of Health in an announcement made Friday.  Read more

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The state's unemployment rate dropped by 0.1 percent in December, to a little more than 6.5 percent. Read more

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PUA assists workers who lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and are not typically eligible for other unemployment compensation programs. Read more

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There were no reports of injuries, but the view from QuadCopter 69 showed that crews tasked with up-righting the 18-wheeler had their work cut out for them. Read more

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Last season’s FA Cup winner Arsenal has been eliminated from the competition in the fourth round. Arsenal's Gabriel scored an own-goal in the 1-0 loss to Southampton. Kyle Walker-Peters' shot looked to be heading narrowly wide of the goal before it struck Gabriel's outstretched foot and went in off the far post. Manchester City survived a scare to beat fourth-tier Cheltenham 3-1. Alfie May gave Cheltenham the lead before City scored three late goals. Premier League clubs Brighton, West Ham and Sheffield United all won their fourth-round games against lower-league teams. Read more

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Knicks Go went to the lead right out of the gate and dared the other 11 runners in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational to catch him. Nobody came close. Picking up by far the biggest purse of his career, and doing so with ease, the heavily favored Knicks Go won the fifth running of the Pegasus on Saturday — his fourth consecutive victory, one that pushed his lifetime winnings to about $3 million. Read more

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is telling President Joe Biden that he’s eager to forge a new U.S.-U.K. trade deal. The prime minister's office says the push for a new deal came Saturday in a broad-ranging phone call that touched on the global response to the coronavirus pandemic. Two other points of discussion were Biden's plans to rejoin the Paris climate accord and the World Health Organization. A new trade agreement between the allies is a higher priority for Johnson than it is for Biden. Read more

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Hours after trading disgruntled center Pierre-Luc Dubois, the Columbus Blue Jackets got three first-period goals and beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2. Nick Foligno, Mikhail Grigorenko, Vladislav Gavrikov, Zach Werenski and Eric Robinson scored, and Elvis Merzlikins had 30 saves for the Blue Jackets. Fifteen different Columbus players recorded points. The Blue Jackets’ second victory in six games came shortly after Dubois, one of the team’s leading scorers, was sent to Winnipeg in exchange for Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic in a deal announced early Saturday. Read more

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"At LVHN there is nothing we want more than to vaccinate everyone. However, we have a very limited supply of vaccine," said Dr. Brian Nester, CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network. Read more

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RIO DE JANEIRO — The governor of Brazil´s Amazonas state has announced tough new lockdown measures to combat a surge in COVID-19 cases that has overwhelmed local hospitals. Read more

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A 17-year-old Bangor girl was killed in a car crash in Monroe County Friday afternoon, state police said. Read more

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Someone bought a winning ticket for the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot at a grocery store outside of Detroit. The winning numbers for Friday night's drawing were 4, 26, 42, 50 and 60, with a Mega Ball of 24. The ticket that won the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history was sold at a Kroger store in the Detroit suburb of Novi. A spokeswoman for the grocery chain congratulated the winner for “waking up to life-changing news this morning.” A winner who chooses the lump sum option would get $557 million after taxes. The win came just two days after a ticket sold in Maryland won the $731.1 million Powerball jackpot.  Read more

A Wisconsin judge has modified bail conditions for an 18-year-old Illinois teen charged with fatally shooting two people during a protest in southeastern Wisconsin. Kyle Rittenhouse was 17 at the time of the Aug. 25 shooting in Kenosha. He faces multiple counts and is free on $2 million bail. A judge ruled Friday that Rittenhouse can't associate with known white supremacists. He is also barred from possessing and consuming alcohol and from having firearms. Prosecutors made the request after Rittenhouse was seen at a Wisconsin bar. Prosecutors say he and others displayed a hand gesture known to be used by white supremacists.  Read more

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Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that USA Basketball is casting a wider-than-usual net in its roster selection for this summer's rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. The list has not been been made public, but additions in recent weeks include New Orleans’ Zion Williamson, Atlanta’s Trae Young, Memphis’ Ja Morant, Miami’s Duncan Robinson and Detroit’s Christian Wood. The player-pool list will be released in the coming weeks. USA Basketball is not planning tryouts and instead is expected to pare the list to 12 players in the upcoming months Read more

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Quincy Guerrier had 20 points, Marek Dolezaj added 18 and Alan Griffin had 15 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high seven blocks for his fourth double-double of the season and Syracuse defeated No. 16 Virginia Tech 78-60. The Orange (9-4, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) badly needed a quality win to build its resume for the postseason. Nahiem Alleyne led the Hokies  (11-3, 5-2) with a season-tying high 20 points, 15 from 3.  Read more

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A group that counts political detentions says Russian police have arrested more than 3,000 protesters who took to the streets across the country in temperatures as low as minus-50 C (minus-58 F) to demand the release of Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin's most prominent foe. Demonstrations demanding his release were reported in at least 90 cities throughout the country. An estimated 15,000 demonstrators gathered in central Moscow, where clashes with police broke out and demonstrators were roughly dragged off by helmeted riot officers. Navalny was arrested on Jan. 17 when he returned to Moscow from Germany, where he recovered from a severe nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Authorities say his stay in Germany violated terms of a suspended sentence.  Read more

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Snow is on the way for your Tuesday. Get the latest forecast. Read more

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An Arizona sheriff’s office is investigating a tour bus crash that officials say killed one person and injured dozens of others, including five seriously. The Las Vegas-based bus crashed Friday and rolled over in northwestern Arizona while headed to a Grand Canyon viewpoint on the Hualapai Reservation. A Mohave County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said cause of the crash was not immediately determined and that no information was available about the vehicle’s speed before the crash and other circumstances that might be related.  Read more

Beyond the in-class discussions and their own private studies, instructors are in the unique position of informing the next generation of voters, including on current events. Read more

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Larry King seemed like a throwback to a different age in media and show biz even during the height of his career hosting a nightly talk show on CNN. His nightly conversations with newsmakers, politicians and celebrities on “Larry King Live” seem even more foreign to cable TV today. King, who died Saturday at age 87, was easy to poke fun at, particularly later in his career, but he tried to give viewers a different look at famous faces than they were used to seeing on television. King left CNN in 2010, shortly after the network feted him for his 25 years on the air. Read more

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Mexico’s president says that President Joe Biden has told him the U.S. would send $4 billion to help development in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Hardships in those nations have spawned tides of migration through Mexico toward the United States. Biden made his initial calls to foreign leaders on Friday, with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexico's Andrés Manuel López Obrador first on the list. The Canadian prime minister this week publicly expressed disappointment over Biden’s decision to issue an executive order halting construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.  Read more

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Gunfire rang out Saturday afternoon at a Pilot Travel Center, leaving a man seriously injured. Read more

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De’Vion Harmon scored 22 points and Oklahoma beat No. 9 Kansas 75-68 for its second victory this month over a top-10 opponent. Oklahoma has won three of its last four games against Kansas in Norman. Oklahoma also defeated then-No. 9 West Virginia on Jan. 2. Kansas entered the game coming off losses at Oklahoma State and No. 2 Baylor. It now has lost three straight games for the first time in nearly eight years. Marcus Garrett had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Jayhawks, who were limited to two offensive rebounds. Jalen Wilson added 13 points for Kansas. Read more

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Larry King has died at age 87 after a half-century in broadcasting that included interviews with presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes. His production company tweeted that he died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. No cause of death was given, but a spokesperson said this month he had been hospitalized with COVID-19. The Brooklyn-born King was a fixture on CNN from 1985 through 2010. He won two Peabody Awards but made no claims to being an intellectual. He preferred to ask presidents what they liked about their jobs rather than their foreign policy. He welcomed everyone from the Dalai Lama to Elizabeth Taylor. Read more

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Celebrities and interview subjects, from Bill Clinton to Oprah Winfrey, are mourning the death of Larry King. His broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century. King died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at age 87. On social media, King was remembered by a number of figures and fans, including singers Barbra Streisand and Bette Midler, entertainer 50 Cent and actors Reese Witherspoon, George Takei and Albert Brooks. Read more

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As his adopted hometown mourned Hank Aaron’s death, some fans called on the Atlanta Braves to change their name to the Hammers in his honor. “Hammerin’ Hank” died Friday at age 86, drawing praise from all segments of society including the current and former presidents. The Baseball Hall of Famer overcame intense racism in his pursuit of baseball’s home run record. Flags in Georgia and Alabama are flying at half-staff in honor of Aaron. Some fans want his longtime team, the Braves, to drop a nickname they consider offensive to Native Americans. They say the Hammers is a logical replacement. Read more

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Right-wing extremism has previously mostly played out in isolated pockets of America or in smaller cities. In contrast, the deadly attack by rioters on the U.S. Capitol targeted the very heart of government. It brought together members of disparate groups, creating the opportunity for extremists to establish links with each other. Experts say that potentially sets the stage for more violent actions. But Donald Trump is no longer president and has faded as a presence for extremists to coalesce around. And some are angry that Trump disassociated himself from the Capitol attack he stoked. Read more

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When Joe Biden took the oath of office as the 46th president, he became not only the oldest newly inaugurated U.S. chief executive in history but also the oldest sitting president ever. Biden was born Nov. 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was 78 years, two months and one day old when he was sworn in on Wednesday. That’s 78 days older than President Ronald Reagan was when he left office in 1989. The country Biden now leads has changed in so many ways over his lifetime, and his presidency is certain to reflect that. Read more

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Inside the White House, President Joe Biden has presided over a focused launch of his administration. He's used his first days in office to sharply break with Donald Trump. Biden has signed executive orders meant as a display of action to address the historic challenges he inherited. But outside the White House gates, there are signs everywhere that the coronavirus and economic crises loom as deep and intractable as ever. On Capitol Hill, Republicans are signaling their objections to many of his plans. Biden knows that what a president can do on his own is limited, so he's calling for Congress to act while he's being candid with Americans that dark days are ahead. Read more

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Amid a national French reckoning with sexual abuse of children by family members, President Emmanuel Macron has told victims: “We believe you. You will never again be alone.” The French government pledged on Thursday to toughen laws on the rape of children after a massive online movement saw hundreds of victims share accounts about sexual abuse within their families. In a video message Saturday, Macron promised screening and prevention meetings with every child, both in elementary school and middle school. He also said the state health care system would finance psychological treatment for children who are victims of sexual violence. The outpouring of testimonies in France comes in the wake of child sex abuse accusations involving a prominent French political expert.  Read more

Tunisia is extending its virus curfew and banning demonstrations for three weeks as it tries to stem a rapid rise in infections. The government is also trying to calm tensions after a week of protests and rioting by young people angry over poverty and lack of jobs. New clashes between protesters and police broke out Saturday hours after the new virus restrictions were announced. Tunisia reported 103 virus-related deaths in a single day Thursday in a country of 11 million people, its highest figure to date and among the highest rates in Africa.  Read more

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Two teams so absent from championship history for so long until recently face off for the AFC championship. The Kansas City Chiefs won their first NFL title since 1970 when they beat San Francisco in last year’s Super Bowl. When they host Buffalo, the Chiefs will take on a franchise that went from the 2000-2016 seasons without even getting to the playoffs. What we get Sunday is a matchup of dynamic offenses and overlooked defenses and the top two teams in the conference.  Read more

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Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday the variant is believed to be more transmissible but it’s unclear whether it’s deadlier. Read more

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New President Joe Biden unveiled a bold immigration plan just days ago. And Democrats are already acknowledging that if anything emerges, it will likely be more modest. Immigration is so politically flammable that it’s resisted major congressional action since the 1980s, and this time seems no different. Biden wants to make citizenship available for the estimated 11 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally and ease other restrictions. But even supporters like No. 2 Senate Democratic leader Dick Durbin of Illinois say the party may have to settle for less, with helping young Dreamer immigrants become citizens the cornerstone of the effort. Read more