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Class of 2020 and 2021 celebrated during two ceremonies.  Read more

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Multiple people injured in two separate motorcycle crashes.  Read more

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Evening shower expected Saturday. Thunderstorm possible Sunday.  Read more

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2,210 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported in PA. First doses of  COVID-19 vaccine administered to 54% of entire PA population.  Read more

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Vehicle windows smashed at The Fox Gentlemen's Club. Area business windows also broken.  Read more

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Ghost Encounters investigator says he witnessed paranormal activity at the haunted inn.  Read more

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 The victim was identified as Jose Bermudez of Allentown.  Read more

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Sunshine on Saturday with the possibility of afternoon showers.  Read more

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A solemn procession to honor 57-year-old Robert Bickham began underneath an American flag late Friday afternoon. Read more

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Back on March 3, 2020, Penn State Lehigh Valley had a groundbreaking for a new STEM wing that Dent raised money for and lent his name to. Read more

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Joseph Cleveland Conley, 60, was pronounced dead of natural causes Friday at his residence. Read more

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We first highlighted Hailey in December 2019, when she had her sights set on painting the perfect new family portrait. Read more

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The company is investing $9 million in the expansion and creating nearly 60 full-time jobs. Read more

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Pennsylvania has adopted the CDC guidance for those fully vaccinated, but everyone else will have to wait. Read more

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Her unwavering determination to overcome obstacles started early after she was diagnosed with diabetes as a teenager. Read more

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If you are fully vaccinated, you do not have to wear a mask, unless you're on a plane, a bus, or any health care facility, or if a private business requires you to mask up. Read more

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(The Center Square) – Attorney General Josh Shapiro has announced that his office is taking steps to make it easier and more convenient for Pennsylvanians to pay back student debts. Read more

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Three candidates are running in the primary: two Democrats and one Republican. Read more

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BERKS, Pa. | A long-standing tradition in Berks County will be back up and running this year, but with COVID, it will be back in a new way. Read more

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Health officials have said one of the perks of being fully vaccinated was to one day, be able to live without the mask. Read more

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Daniel Boone High School students set up stages, and lined up LED lights in white bags, in front of more than two dozen socially distanced tables draped in baby blue tablecloths. Read more

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(The Center Square) – On Tuesday, voters across Pennsylvania will head to the polls for another primary election, but the campaign season’s most contested race features no particular candidates, at all. Read more

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Those who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear their masks. Read more

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Miguel Torres is one of two men accused of selling fentanyl that ended up in the hands of Isaiah Cruz in 2019 Read more

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50-year old Raffaela Spone of Chalfont was ordered to face trial during her preliminary hearing Friday. Read more

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A man in Reading has been formally charged with death of his fiancee, according to Reading police. Read more

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Rachellyn Mosher was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison, four of which must be served before she is eligible for parole. Read more

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Clearly Clean Products, LLC, a recyclable packaging company, announced the purchase of a 60,000-square-foot facility in Frackville. Read more

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Gaza medics say Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City have flattened three buildings and killed at least 26 people. It was the deadliest single attack since heavy fighting broke out between Israel and the territory’s militant Hamas rulers nearly a week ago. The Gaza Health Ministry said Sunday another 50 people were wounded in the attack. Rescuers were racing to pull survivors and bodies from the rubble. Earlier, the Israeli military said it destroyed the home of Gaza’s top Hamas leader in a separate strike. It was the third such attack on the Palestinian militant group's leadership, which has gone underground, in the last two days. Read more

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Police are reaching out to villagers in northern India to investigate the recovery of bodies buried in shallow sand graves or washing up on the Ganges River banks. There's been speculation on social media that they are the remains of COVID-19 victims. In jeeps and boats, police are using portable loudspeakers asking people not to dispose of bodies in rivers. On Friday, rains exposed the cloth coverings of bodies buried on the riverbank in Prayagraj, a city in Uttar Pradesh state. A state government spokesman on Sunday denied local media reports that more than 1,000 corpses of COVID-19 victims were recovered from rivers in the past two weeks. But others say COVID-19 deaths in the countryside are rising.  Read more

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Turkey’s interior ministry has lifted a full lockdown that had ordered people to stay home to fight COVID-19 infections, shifting to a less-restrictive program that still involved curfews on weeknights and weekends. Starting Monday, shopping malls will be able to reopen. Some businesses will remain closed, including gyms and cafes, but restaurants will be able to offer take away in addition to delivery.  Preschools will resume in-person education but upper grades will continue remote learning. Turks can return to their workplaces but will have to stay home from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. The Turkish government introduced a full lockdown end of April to curb a surge in infections and deaths.  Read more

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A three-day cease-fire marked by violent attacks claimed mostly by the Islamic State group has ended in Afghanistan amid calls for renewed peace talks. Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen says Sunday the negotiating teams of the government and the Islamic Emirate — that's how the Taliban refer to their ousted regime — met briefly in Qatar. He says they renewed their commitment to find a peaceful end to the war. The U.S. has urged accelerated talks as it withdraws the last of its 2,500-3,500 soldiers and NATO its remaining 7,000 allied forces. Read more

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The U.S. and British embassies in Myanmar have expressed concern about reports of fierce government attacks on a town in western Chin state, where the ruling junta declared martial law because of armed resistance to military rule. The fighting began around 6 a.m. Saturday when government troops reinforced by helicopters began shelling the western part of the town of Mindat, destroying several homes, according to a spokesman of the Chinland Defence Force. It is a locally formed militia group opposed to the February coup that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. The shadow National Unity Government, set up by ousted lawmakers, warns that within the next 48 hours, Mindat can potentially become a battleground.  Read more

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Trevor Bauer threw seven shutout innings and struck out 10, Max Muncy had three hits and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Miami Marlins 7-0 to extend their winning streak to four. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner improved to 4-2 as he allowed only two hits and three baserunners. The right-hander retired the last 11 Marlins hitters he faced as only one baserunner reached second base. Muncy had his second three-hit game of the season. Miami’s Jordan Holloway started and took the loss for the Marlins. Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager is headed to the injured list after he broke his right hand in the fifth inning. Read more

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Police say a tiger that frightened residents after it was last seen briefly wandering around a Houston neighborhood has been found  after a nearly week-long search and appears to be unharmed. In a short video Houston police tweeted Saturday night, Cmdr. Ron Borza can be seen sitting next to the tiger, petting the animal and saying it has been a long week looking for the animal but that authorities “got him and he’s healthy." Authorities had been looking for the tiger, a 9-month-old male named India, since it was spotted Sunday in a west Houston neighborhood and was nearly shot by an off-duty deputy before being whisked away in a car by Victor Hugo Cuevas, who police allege is the owner. Cuevas’ attorney says his client doesn’t own the tiger.  Read more

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Nic Dowd deflected in T.J. Oshie’s shot from the blue line 4:41 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series. The Capitals weathered the loss of starting goaltender Vitek Vanecek to a lower-body injury early on, with backup Craig Anderson making 21 saves without allowing an even-strength goal. Tom Wilson and Brendon Dillon also scored for the Capitals. Daniel Sprong and Anthony Mantha, making their playoff debuts, each had an assist. Jake DeBrusk and Nick Ritchie scored for Boston, and Tuukka Rask made 29 saves.  Read more

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The Latest on the continuing violence between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers amid the latest escalation in the Middle East: Read more

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Ian Anderson took a no-hit try into the seventh inning, Freddie Freeman hit the 250th home run of his career and the Atlanta Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1. Anderson cruised through the first six innings, mixing a 96 mph fastball, an effective changeup and an even slower curveball that kept the Brewers guessing. The 23-year-old right-hander walked four and struck out four before the Brewers ended Anderson’s bid in the seventh. Daniel Vogelbach blooped a leadoff single to center and Pablo Reyes followed with a double that chased Anderson. Read more

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News organizations are demanding an explanation for an Israeli airstrike that targeted and destroyed a Gaza City building housing the offices of The Associated Press, broadcaster Al-Jazeera and other media outlets. AP journalists and other tenants safely evacuated from al-Jalaa tower after Israel's military warned of an imminent strike on Saturday. Three heavy missiles hit the building within the hour. AP's president said the news agency was seeking information from the Israeli government. Al-Jazeera's acting director called the strike a clear act to stop journalists from reporting on the conflict between Israel and Hamas. The Israeli military said the militant group was operating inside the building but provided no evidence to back up the claim. Read more

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An Israeli airstrike has destroyed a high-rise building that was home to The Associated Press’ offices in the Gaza Strip. The airstrike came despite hysterical calls from the news agency to halt the impending attack. AP called the strike “shocking and horrifying.” Although no one was hurt, the airstrike demolished an office that was like a second home for AP journalists. Press-freedom groups condemned the attack and accused the military of trying to censor coverage of its relentless six-day offensive against Hamas militants. The military claimed that Hamas militants used the building for sophisticated operations, but provided no evidence. Read more

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A person with knowledge of the deal says the Los Angeles Dodgers are signing veteran first baseman Albert Pujols to a major league deal. Pujols left the Los Angeles Angels earlier this month after nearly 10 seasons with the Dodgers’ Orange County rivals. The 41-year-old slugger was in the final season of a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Angels, who didn’t win a playoff game during his tenure. The Angels said Pujols requested his departure because he didn’t want to be a backup, instead intending to play every day for another team. He has been a low-impact contributor to the Angels for the past half-decade. Read more

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Israel has escalated its attacks on the Gaza Strip, bombing the home of a senior Hamas leader, killing a family of 10 in a refugee camp and destroying a high-rise that housed The Associated Press and other media. The Hamas militant group continued a stream of rocket volleys into Israel, and one man was killed when a rocket hit his home outside Tel Aviv. The attacks come as calls for a ceasefire are increasing after five days of mayhem that left at least 145 Palestinians dead in Gaza — including 41 children — and eight dead on the Israeli side, all but one of them civilians, including a 6-year-old. Early Sunday, Israeli warplanes struck several buildings and roads in a vital part of Gaza City.  Read more

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An Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets on Saturday. All AP employees and freelancers evacuated the building safely after receiving a warning. AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt says the company is shocked and horrified that the Israeli military would target and destroy the building housing AP’s bureau and other news organizations in Gaza. Pruitt says the AP is seeking information from the Israeli government and are engaged with the U.S. State Department to try to learn more. He calls it an incredibly disturbing development and says the world will know less about what is happening in Gaza because of what happened. Read more

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LeBron James may be one game away from the playoffs. Or he may be one game away from the play-in tournament, and a possible high-stakes showdown against Stephen Curry. Either way, the NBA wins Sunday — with what’s certain to be a dramatic end to the regular season. If the Lakers beat New Orleans on Sunday, and Portland loses to Denver, the defending champions are going straight to the playoffs as a top-six seed. But if they lose to the Pelicans, or if Portland wins, James will be in a play-in game against Golden State or Memphis on Wednesday. Read more

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Pro-Palestinian protesters took to the streets of Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta and other U.S. cities Saturday to demand an end to Israeli airstrikes over the Gaza Strip. Thousands of people shut down traffic on a major thoroughfare in west Los Angeles as they marched from outside the federal building to the Israeli consulate. The protesters waved signs that said “free Palestine” and shouted “long live intifada,” or uprising. Similar scenes played out in Boston, Washington and San Francisco and other cities as demonstrators blocked traffic to march and decry U.S. support for Israel. Read more

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Harold Castro hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning off Craig Kimbrel to give the Detroit Tigers a 9-8 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Detroit rallied from deficits of 2-0, 4-3, 7-6 and 8-7 to win a back-and-forth game in which neither starting pitcher made it past the third. The final comeback by the Tigers came when they scored twice off Kimbrel. Nomar Mazara tied it with an RBI single that scored the automatic runner, and JaCoby Jones ran for Mazara and stole second. Then Castro — hitless in five previous at-bats Saturday with three strikeouts — slapped a two-out single to left. Read more

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Atlanta Braves right-hander Ian Anderson has lost his no-hit bid in the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers. Daniel Vogelbach led off the seventh with a single and Pablo Reyes followed with a double, finishing Anderson. The 23-year-old Anderson began the game with a 2-1 record in seven starts this season. Read more

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Associated Press correspondent Fares Akram heard the shouts: “Evacuation! Evacuation!” He was told he had 10 minutes to leave the Gaza City building that held the AP's offices. The Israeli military had targeted the building for destruction. He took his laptop and a few of the many mementos that decorated his workspace, then ran. Soon after, he watched as a succession of airstrikes destroyed the only place in Gaza he had felt safe. It was one of the most horrible scenes he had ever witnessed, but he was grateful no lives were lost. He could not stop long to reflect. The building is gone, yet there are more stories to tell. Read more

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Albert Pujols didn’t have to travel far to find a new opportunity. Released by the Angels, the 41-year-old slugger has reached a deal up the freeway with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Pujols is expected to finalize the agreement Monday. The oldest player in the majors batted .198 this season with five homers and 12 RBIs for the Angels. The three-time NL MVP is fifth in major league history with 667 career homers and 13th with 3,253 hits. Read more

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Rombauer has won the Preakness as an 11-1 long shot after his owners decided to skip the Kentucky Derby. The bay colt was the first Triple Crown entry for his trainer, Michael McCarthy, and his owners, Diane and John Fradkin. The horse came from behind with a stirring stretch run at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday to overtake Midnight Bourbon and Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit. Rombauer wound up winning by 3 1/2 lengths. Now the Fradkins need to decide whether to have Rombauer enter the Belmont in three weeks. McCarthy wants to take the horse there.  Read more

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Rombauer sprung an upset to win the Preakness Stakes at odds of 11-1. That denied trainer Bob Baffert's Kentucky Derby-winning Medina Spirit of a chance for a Triple Crown that would have carried a giant asterisk. Medina Spirit finished third in the Preakness after going off as the 2-1 favorite. Midnight Bourbon was second. Jockey Flavien Prat wins the Preakness two years after being elevated to the Derby winner when Maximum Security was disqualified. Trainer Michael McCarthy won the Preakness for the first time. Read more

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Kobe Bryant is in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame now, along with contemporaries Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, headliners of a group of nine who got their delayed and long-awaited enshrinement on Saturday night, more than a year after being announced as the Hall’s Class of 2020. Bryant, Duncan and Garnett were joined in the class by three-time NCAA champion coach Kim Mulkey, two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich, four-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings, three-time Final Four coach Eddie Sutton, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens and longtime FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann. Read more

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Sam Burns still has the lead going into the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson despite more magic on 18 from local favorite Jordan Spieth. Now it’s a race to beat the weather in Texas in the final round with players headed to the PGA Championship in South Carolina. Burns shot 3-under 69 for a one-stroke lead over K.H. Lee. Spieth, Matt Kuchar and Charl Schwartzel each shot 66 and are three strokes back along with Alex Noren. Threesomes will go off both tees starting early Sunday morning with heavy rain in the forecast. Read more

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The driver of a Tesla involved in a fatal crash that California highway authorities said may have been on operating on Autopilot posted social media videos of himself riding in the vehicle without his hands on the wheel or foot on the pedal. The May 5 crash in Fontana east of Los Angeles is under federal investigation. The probe is the 29th case involving a Tesla that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has responded to. The California Highway Patrol says its own preliminary probe determined that Tesla’s partially automated driving system was engaged before the wreck, but on Friday said there hadn’t been a final determination of the driving mode.  Read more

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Class of 2020 and 2021 celebrated during two ceremonies.  Read more

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Rinus VeeKay continued IndyCar’s youth movement Saturday by scoring his first career victory with a win on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Dutchman became the third first-time winner through five races this season. That's the most at this point in the season since 2013. The 20-year-old is the fourth winner 24 or younger to reach victory lane this season. He joins Alex Palou, Colton Herta, and Pato O’Ward in what is quickly becoming a changing of the guard in IndyCar. Romain Grosjean finished second for his first podium finish since 2015 in Formula One.   Read more