Pennsylvania health officials registered fewer than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in more than seven months on Monday and hospitalizations continued to drop across the state.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Monday that 39 million families are set to receive monthly child payments beginning on July 15.
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.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to a showdown over abortion in a case that could dramatically alter nearly 50 years of rulings on abortion rights.
Investigators from the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office and state police will be searching the Susquehanna River near Sunbury and Milton, where they say weapons used in two homicides were dumped.
Bucknell University retained a Philadelphia law firm to investigate the actions of 20 male students accused of attempting to break into an LGBTQ+ housing unit and harassing residents there Thursday.
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.
TREVORTON — The state Department of Environmental Protection on Monday awarded a contract to a Paxinos company to start drilling boreholes at the site of an underground mine fire near Trevorton.
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.
HARRISBURG — Another $2.1 million in pandemic relief is available for Valley restaurants, bars and other businesses, part of $72 million in pandemic relief in 41 additional counties through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP).
Fully vaccinated parishioners at Catholic churches in the diocese of Harrisburg no longer need to wear masks in alignment with new local, state and federal guidelines.
Residents of Fran’s House called on Bucknell University to establish the property as the permanent residence of the LGBTQ+ community on campus and to hold students and Public Safety officers accountable following an attempted break-in and harassment of residents there last week.
SUNBURY — Sunbury police are asking for the public’s help by reviewing any home video surveillance cameras from early Monday morning after a string of vehicles were broken into in the city’s Hill section.
HARRISBURG — Lou Barletta, the Republican Party’s Donald Trump-endorsed nominee for U.S. Senate in 2018, is running for governor of Pennsylvania.
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SELINSGROVE — On a late Sunday afternoon, East Snyder Park was filled with the sound of children’s laughter as they enjoyed exploring Everyone’s Playground.
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.
MIFFLINBURG — Miranda Swartzlander counted among the dozens of vendors at the former Buggy Town Mercantile on Mifflinburg’s east side. Now, she owns the business.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG -- Deciding whether to change the Constitution to limit the governor’s emergency powers will be the most controversial statewide question settled in Tuesday’s primary election.
SUNBURY — A graffitied covered bridge a few miles outside Sunbury now has a fresh coat of red paint thanks to members of the Line Mountain football team.
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…
SELINSGROVE — Members of Susquehanna University’s Class of 2021 said they are excited but sad to end their college journey and begin life away from the people they became friends with.
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.
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.
Franklin Kury said he never dreamed when he first ran for a state legislator in 1966 that he would be a champion of environmental rights. But it is what the Sunbury native is most well known for 50 years later.
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.
Three people are recovering from smoke inhalation from a house fire that broke loose on South Shuman Street at 2:23 a.m. Saturday morning in Middleburg.
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all United States and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania flags on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset today in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day.
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.
Despite the lifting of the indoor mask requirement in most spaces in the U.S. for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, many Valley businesses will continue to require face coverings.
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.
HARRISBURG -- As more people head back to work, the state is ending an unemployment program designed to help workers who’ve exhausted their normal jobless benefits.
All employees, volunteers, visitors and patients arriving for appointments and procedures at all Evangelical Community Hospital and Geisinger facilities will be required to wear a mask.
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…
SUNBURY — A Coal Township woman who was found guilty of 41 counts of animal neglect last month failed to show up for a sentencing hearing in Northumberland County Court on Friday.