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Berks County

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  • Bethlehem Area to record audio on school buses

    Bethlehem Area to record audio on school buses
    Bethlehem Area School District will have a new form of instant replay to consult this fall when investigating reports of bullying. The district, which has long recorded video on its school buses, will also record audio under a policy passed 6-3 at...
  • Obama administration acts to ease immigration legal crunch at border

    Obama administration acts to ease immigration legal crunch at border
    Facing pressure to address a widening crisis on the Southwest border, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to detain, process and ultimately deport the growing numbers of Central American children and families who already are...
  • Interstate 78 fatality shows need for crackdown on road hogs

     Interstate 78 fatality shows need for crackdown on road hogs
    For reasons too complicated to explain here, it was decided that the Mother's Day gift, a large potted flower plant, would not be taken home after Sunday's family gathering west of Harrisburg. Instead, promises were made that the plant would be picked...
  • Lehigh nail salon among businesses, professionals sanctioned by state licensing boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (June 3) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against businesses and professionals in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's website, where...
  • Bethlehem real estate agent, Emmaus social worker among professionals sanctioned by state

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (May 9) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's website,...
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  • Move the horse crusade in Italy focuses on Leonardo da Vinci statue reborn in Lehigh Valley

    Move the horse crusade in Italy focuses on Leonardo da Vinci statue reborn in Lehigh Valley
    Eric Maurer of Blairstown, N.J., was still in his 20s when he was working on a small domed structure to be used for offices at a factory in Bath, back in the late 1970s. "This is exactly what I need," he remembers the late Charles C. Dent saying when...
  • Check out Chippy Chipmunk at Cops n Kids

     
    Join Kathy M. Miller, award-winning author/photographer as she reads from her book, "Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden" Saturday as part of Cops 'n' Kids' Reading Room Stars series at Northampton Community College Fowler Family Southside Center in...
  • Allentown chiropractor, Bethlehem nurse among professionals sanctioned by state boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (for January and February) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of...
  • Revenge porn legislation moving ahead, garnering support in Harrisburg

     
    A Berks County lawmaker's proposal to make it a crime to post photos of other people who are nude or engaged in sexual activity was unanimously approved by the state Senate on Tuesday. Senate Bill 1167 targets what's often called......
  • Roadway shootings reveal two facets of road rage

    Many people in the East were in a tizzy several years ago because of a spate of roadway shootings in California. Road hogs who got in the way of other motorists had their vehicles shot full of holes. While I do not advocate gunplay to settle such...