WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Monday that the U.S. will share an additional 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the world in the coming six weeks as domestic demand for shots drops and global disparities in distribution have grown more evident.

Even with lower voter turnout, both in-person and through mail-in ballots, both state election officials and reform advocates are warning that full results may not be available for key statewide races on Tuesday night as county officials across the state deal with mail-in voting.

HARRISBURG — The president of Pennsylvania’s largest teachers union expressed support Monday for in-person instruction in the fall, calling it a “top priority” now that many teachers have been vaccinated and older children have become eligible for the COVID-19 shot.

Election officials in three Valley counties say they will count hundreds of mail-in and absentee ballots and expect to have preliminary results of today’s municipal elections tonight. As they did in November, Montour County officials said Monday they will not count mail-in ballots until Wednesday.

The IRS extended the tax season deadline from Thursday, April 15 to today, May 17, this year. The postponement occurred due to the backlog of millions of unprocessed tax returns.

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STONINGTON — A late Saturday night car chase that began in Shamokin Dam Borough, led police over Veterans Memorial Bridge and south on Route 147, where the vehicle wound up in the river, said Pennsylvania State Police communications officer Mark Reasner on Sunday afternoon.

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday defended the decision to ease mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, stressing that increasing political pressure had nothing to do with the abrupt shift in guidelines.

Susquehanna Valley polling sites, by county, for Tuesday’s Election, according to county elections offices. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even as railroads are operating longer and longer freight trains that sometimes stretch for miles, the companies have drastically reduced staffing levels, prompting unions to warn that moves meant to increase profits could endanger safety and even result in disasters.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel slammed the Gaza Strip with airstrikes, in a dramatic escalation that included bombing the home of a senior Hamas leader, killing a family of 10 in a refugee camp — most of them children — and pulverizing a high-rise that housed The Associated Press and ot…

SUNBURY — Fans continued to cheer for their favorite competitors and even got louder when a Shikellamy High School football coach tossed a loud-mouth entertainer over the top rope to end a fun-filled day of pro-wrestling at the Ice Rink.

Paving work continues for the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway project between the $156 million river bridge and Ridge Road in Point Township.

Today’s Valley lawmakers expressed great respect for Franklin Kury, the former state legislator who championed the Environmental Rights Amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution that passed 50 years ago on May 18.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Beyond a slew of local races on ballots, Pennsylvania's primary election on Tuesday will determine the future of a governor's authority during disaster declarations and a Republican nominee aiming to keep a state Supreme Court seat in GOP hands.

TREVORTON — The site of an underground mine fire near Trevorton is showing no visual indications of steam or smoke from the slope or any of the areas that had vented previously on Thursday or Friday, according to Megan Lehman, environmental community relations specialist, Williamsport, with …

More than a dozen states quickly embraced new federal guidelines that say fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or out in most cases. But other states and cities and some major businesses hesitated amid doubts about whether the approach is safe or even workable.

DRUMS — A McClure woman is a victim of a “serial killer” after a Luzerne County detective said the 43-year-old man beat and stabbed the woman to death before waiting three months to collect her skeleton and dispose of the remains in a dumpster in Columbia County.

SHAMOKIN DAM — Marywood University and the Susquehanna Valley Community Education Project (SVCEP) are forming a partnership to provide Middle States Commission for Higher Education accreditation for a new community college start-up in the Valley.

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans elevated Rep. Elise Stefanik to a leadership post Friday, highlighting how the party whose lodestar has long been conservative policies increasingly views allegiance to Donald Trump as its indispensable key to electoral success.

LEWISBURG — Bucknell University officials condemned a group of male students who tried to break into the school’s LGBTQ-friendly and gender-neutral residence during the late night hours of May 13 and school leaders have launched two investigations into the incident, including a review of the…

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