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Posts published in June 2018

Families Belong Together demonstrations protesting family separation take place in cities across America

More than 700 planned marches are expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people across the country under the banner Families Belong Together.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Bad hand-washing habits are spreading dangerous bacteria, USDA warns

A new study from the USDA found that Americans are putting themselves at risk by not washing their hands properly 97 percent of the time.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

LISTEN: 911 call confirms 'Permit Patty' called police on girl selling water in SF

Audio of a 911 call was released from the woman known on social media as “Permit Patty” when she called to complain about an 8-year-old girl who was selling water in San Francisco.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Murphy sends Democrats new budget offer as deadline nears

Hours before of a looming budget deadline and amid stalled talks with Democratic legislative leaders, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Saturday sent lawmakers a new tax revenue offer aimed funding government and avoiding a shutdown.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Kutztown's Jackee Sharayko presented Library Support Staff Award

The Pennsylvania Library Association Lehigh Valley Chapter awarded Jacqueline “Jackee” Sharayko the 2018 Support Staff Award during an award ceremony held at Northampton Community College in May.

This award is presented to individuals who demonstrate leadership, creativity, inspiration and a positive attitude in everything they do in their position and beyond.

Source: Berkscounty

Hamburg girl, 9, hikes Appalachian Trail to raise $3.1M for kids with cancer

Alexandria Amadoro, 9, Hamburg, has been training to hike the entire Appalachian Trail with a goal of raising $3,100,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“I love being in the wilderness and I love hiking so I thought because I love St. Jude and I really want to help them I can hike while I’m helping them,” said Alexandria.

Source: Berkscounty

LeBron James declines option, becomes free agent

Two people familiar with the decision say LeBron James has told the Cleveland Cavaliers he is declining his $35.6 million contract option for next season and is a free agent.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA