A federal court on Thursday finalized an agreement between Evangelical Community Hospital, Geisinger, and the Department of Justice which will allow Geisinger to maintain a minority investment in the Union County-based independent hospital.

Convicted murderer Maria Sanutti-Spencer will appear in Columbia County Court for a two-day Post Conviction Relief Act hearing later this month to argue her defense attorney did not allow her to testify in her own defense and lied to her during her week-long trial in 2015.

CARLISLE — More than $104 million in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls went uncollected last year as the agency fully converted to all-electronic tolling, with the millions of motorists who don’t use E-ZPass having a nearly 1 in 2 chance of riding without paying under the “toll-by-plate” license p…

The House Health committee has asked an obscure state committee to weigh in on whether Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam has the authority to order schools to mandate masks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Democrats dismissed the move as “political theater” attacking a necessary public health measure.

LEWISBURG — The Southern Tier Community Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania awarded a $25,000 grant to Evangelical Community Hospital. The funds are designated to support Evangelical’s “commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity training,” according to a p…

Pennsylvania residents who are unvaccinated against the coronavirus were far more likely to contract COVID-19, become hospitalized and die than those who got the shot, health officials said Tuesday in the first public release of data on so-called “breakthrough” infections in the state.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rite Aid is moving its headquarters to Philadelphia in what it calls a site “designed specifically for in-person collaboration and company gatherings, rather than office spaces."

BLOOMSURG — The Bloomsburg University Department of Nursing is ranked sixth of 76 schools in Pennsylvania according to RNCareers.org. In addition, BU is ranked 67th in the Mid-Atlantic region by NursingSchoolAlmanac.com.

WILLIAMSPORT — A former employee of Dr. Raymond Kraynak on Monday testified that she is ashamed she didn’t leave the medical practice until only weeks before the now-suspended Mount Carmel doctor was arrested in December 2017.

SUNBURY — A search warrant filed by state police for documents that are part of a child abuse case in Northumberland County has been granted by a district judge after the county’s Children and Youth agency ignored repeated requests for documented reports, according to court documents.

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