Rev. William McNeal talks about the progress on Bethany United Methodist Church since a fire heavily damaged it in 2019.

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities will no longer use a small Pennsylvania detention center to hold parents and children seeking asylum, part of a broader shift by President Joe Biden's administration to reduce the use of family detention.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — One year after the pandemic hit Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday acknowledged the severe toll that COVID-19 has taken on his state but said that he sees “light at the end of the tunnel” with the growing availability of vaccines.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Wolf administration officials said Thursday that Pennsylvania will extend a key feature of its response to coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes, albeit on a scaled-down model after federal funding ran out in December.

NAJAF, Iraq (AP) — Pope Francis met Saturday with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, one of the most senior clerics in Shiite Islam, in Iraq's holy city of Najaf to deliver a joint message of peaceful coexistence, urging Muslims to embrace Iraq's long-beleaguered Christian minority.

LEWISBURG — A special virtual gala featuring a family variety show on Saturday will benefit the Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority and its mission to keep amenities such as the community pool and gymnastics programs open and available for the community.

LEWISBURG — Downtown Lewisburg is known for its charming shops and architecture, but hidden one block behind Market Street are some eye-catching murals dancing with color, whimsy and special meaning.

When the hotline at Transitions rings, counselors are ready to help with any number of domestic abuse situations in Union, Snyder and Northumberland Counties. That hotline has been busier as the pandemic adds its own stress to already tense situations.

In the last three decades, cancer mortality rates have continually dropped, a total of 31 percent from 1991 to 2018. That’s equal to an estimated 3.2 million cancer deaths averted, according to a recent American Cancer Society report. Of that number, a 2.4 percent decrease occurred just from…

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — One year after the pandemic hit Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday acknowledged the severe toll that COVID-19 has taken on his state but said that he sees “light at the end of the tunnel” with the growing availability of vaccines.

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