This year's cold and flu season has been especially harsh, and national attention has been placed on dwindling vaccination stocks. But state and local organizations are working overtime to treat the ill and recommend preventive measures as the safest bet for a healthy winter.
To differentiate between a simple cold and the more severe flu, Deputy Press Secretary for the State Department of Health Kait Gillis said symptoms such as fever, body aches, tiredness and cough are more common and intense with the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose.
Governor Tom Corbett has filed a lawsuit against the National College Athletics Association on behalf of the commonwealth, railing against unjust penalizations and breaches of procedure in their implementation.
Corbett, after accepting the sanctions against the Penn State football team in July 2012, said in the complaint he's taken time to analyze the NCAA's decision and found it did not follow its own rules. He's declared the penalties "overreaching and unlawful" breaches of antitrust law.
Lehigh County officials unveiled in back-to-back press events Aug. 28 the county's new executive and the proposed 2013 county budget.
President Judge Carol McGinley administered the oath of office to 75-year-old William Hansell, a former city council member and business administrator with decades of experience in government and management.
Hansell replaces Don Cunningham who, after six years, left the position to become executive director of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.