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PA Turnpike Rolls Out 70 MPH Speed Limit A Day Ahead Of Schedule

A new 70 miles per hour speed limit is now in effect a day ahead of schedule along most of a nearly 100 mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s main line.

07/23/2014

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Mayor Of Reading Being Investigated Over Campaign Donations

State prosecutors are investigating allegations of campaign finance violations by the mayor of Pennsylvania’s fifth-largest city, Reading.

07/16/2014

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The Thrill Of Learning To Read

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – John Kelly remembers when he first learned to read. And judging from his photo in The Washington Post, that was many years ago. While Kelly’s mom always read […]

07/16/2014

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Delaware County SPCA Looking For Kids To Read To Shelter Cats

It’s a symbiotic relationship between homeless animals and young children.

07/08/2014

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Writing Centers Support Student Creativity

Twelve years ago at 826 Valencia Street in San Francisco, a single writing center opened. Now, 826 National reaches 30,000 students, mostly from underserved communities.

06/25/2014

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Mother Of 7, Jailed Over Truancy Fines, Found Dead In Jail Cell

A Pennsylvania mother of seven died in a jail cell where she was serving a two-day sentence for her children’s absence from school, drawing complaints from the judge that sent her there about a broken system that punishes impoverished parents.

06/12/2014

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Guide To Summer Reading: D-Day Plus 70

Books beyond count have been written about World War II – it’s cause, execution and effect.

06/05/2014

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Police: College Student From Pa. Drank Wine Mixed With LSD Before Jumping From Window

Vermont State Police say a student who suffered severe injuries after falling from a fourth-floor dormitory window at Green Mountain College had been drinking wine that contained LSD.

04/30/2014

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NJ Man Now On Trial For Murder After Dragging Girlfriend Behind Pickup Truck

A New Jersey man already serving a prison sentence for dragging his girlfriend behind his pickup truck is now on trial for murder in her death from injuries police say resulted from the same incident.

04/28/2014

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Ruben Amaro Jr. Says He Has To Think About Bringing Ken Giles Up Now

Ken Giles, 23, has now pitched six scoreless innings and has five saves in five opportunities for the AA Reading Phillies. Giles, who talked to the WIP Morning Show last week, has only allowed one hit and two walks, while striking out 14 batters

04/15/2014

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Finland Gets Kids Off To Good Start

Students in Finland are among some of the highest performing in the world in reading and math, even though kids get a late start compared to kids in the US.

03/31/2014

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Authorities ID Elderly Man Killed By Snowplow

Police in Reading identified the victim Tuesday as 71-year-old Gilbert Birdsey, who lived about four blocks away from the scene of the accident.

03/05/2014

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Man, 72, Fatally Struck By Snowplow In Pennsylvania

An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday on an elderly pedestrian struck and killed by a snowplow in Pennsylvania.

03/04/2014

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Top Philly-focused Books For The Snowbound

This is the perfect excuse to ease back in the recliner, uncork a bottle of wine and spend the day lost in a book that will transport you to the ends of the earth…or just outside your door.

02/13/2014

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2 Charged, 2 Sought In Beating Of Homeless Man In Reading, Pa.

Two people have been arrested and two others are being sought for repeatedly beating a homeless man as he slept inside an eastern Pennsylvania laundromat.

01/24/2014

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