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WFMZ-TV 69News Weather - Allentown, Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley Weather, Maps, Radar

Dodging showers and dealing with unseasonably cool temperatures Mother's Day Weekend

Weekend stays cool with showers on both Saturday and Sunday. Rain expected in the afternoon. 

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Regional News - WFMZ-TV 69News

3rd person charged in blackmail scheme in Phillipsburg School District

42-year-old Scott Silvis, the longtime assistant wrestling coach and a math teacher at Phillipsburg High School, has been arrested.  

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Berks Regional News - WFMZ-TV 69News

Colleges in Berks County hold in-person commencement ceremonies

Graduates from Kutztown University's 2020 class finally had an in-person commencement ceremony. Ceremonies continue Saturday. 

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Southeastern PA Regional News - WFMZ-TV 69News

Police looking for Milford Twp. man suspected in hit-and-run that left man injured

Joel McGriff, 40, of Milford Township, is charged with accidents involving death or personal injury, careless driving, and failure to render aid or give information.

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History's Headlines

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History's Headlines: The call for independence

On May 27, 1776 a large group of local farmers gathered at the farm of Lorentz Guth to urge the creation of the state of Pennsylvania in an…

Out and About

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Things to do: Flowers, trains, zoo for Mother's Day

Sunday is Mother's Day, and there are plenty of ways to get out and spend the day with mom across the region.

Sports

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LEADING OFF: Twins' Buxton, Reds' Votto added to IL

Byron Buxton’s breakout season has been put on pause — a disappointing turn for the Minnesota Twins’ oft-injured center fielder. Buxton was…

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Lindor, Mets rally after dugout dustup; blame vermin debate

Francisco Lindor hit a tying, two-run homer in the seventh inning after an apparently heated exchange with teammate Jeff McNeil in the dugo…

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Blazers get key tiebreaker with 106-101 win over Lakers

Damian Lillard had 38 points to lead Portland to a 106-101 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers that gave the Trail Blazers the tiebreaker o…

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Angels snap 5-game skid, blast Dodgers 9-2 in Freeway Series

David Fletcher drove in three runs on three hits, Shohei Ohtani had two RBI doubles and the Los Angeles Angels snapped their five-game losi…

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Suns stay in hunt for NBA's top record, beat Knicks 128-105

Deandre Ayton scored 26 points, a feisty Chris Paul added 17 points and 11 assists and the Phoenix Suns stayed in the hunt for the top reco…

Entertainment

Chiwetel Ejiofor: Anne Hathaway would make a great diamond thief

Chiwetel Ejiofor Anne Hathaway - who he stars in new heist movie 'Locked Down' with - would make a great diamond thief, like her character …

Noel Gallagher: Lockdown has given me so many new songs

Noel Gallagher has "hated every single day of lockdown" in the UK but the time at home has resulted in him writing a lot of songs.

Robin Gibb's son felt late dad's presence with hint about new baby

Late Bee Gees legend Robin Gibb's son Robin-John Gibb thinks his father sent him a message about their baby - although may have been a "rid…

Texas star Sharleen Spiteri's house is haunted by old woman

Texas singer Sharleen Spiteri has revealed that her house is haunted by an old woman and a little boy.

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