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Governor discourages beachgoing residents

HARRISBURG (AP) — With the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaching, Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday questioned the wisdom of beach-going, even as governors in other states reopen their beaches despite worries that the coronavirus outbreak could surge again. Beaches up and down the East Coast will ...

Woman gets 1-2 years on house arrest in fatal crash

EASTON (AP) — A New Jersey woman has been sentenced to about one to two years on house arrest in a crash on Interstate 78 in eastern Pennsylvania that killed her two grandchildren. Nadine Walton, 58, of Newark pleaded no contest to felony involuntary manslaughter counts Monday in the ...

Restrictions to ease in 12 Pa. counties

HARRISBURG (AP) — Another 2.6 million people across western Pennsylvania began to emerge from pandemic restrictions Friday as Gov. Tom Wolf announced that 12 more counties soon will join them in a partial easing. Wolf said that Adams, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, ...

Pennsylvania nurse union alleges continued rationing of PPE

Pennsylvania state health officials are being “misinformed” about the availability of personal protective equipment inside hospitals, one of the state’s largest nurses’ unions alleges in a letter that says hospitals have “resorted to severe rationing” even as they resume elective ...

Overlay area code coming for 814 area code

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has received notice that the number 582 will be the new overlay area code for the current 814 area code, which covers all or parts of 27 counties, including most of Huntingdon County and the extreme southwestern corner of Mifflin ...

In Pennsylvania, Dem governor aims to contain GOP revolt

HARRISBURG (AP) — By many accounts, Gov. Tom Wolf has helped contain Pennsylvania’s coronavirus outbreak and avoided the full-blown disasters seen elsewhere. His success containing the growing resistance to his efforts is to be determined. In one of the premier battlegrounds in ...

Local school districts to receive funds

From staff reports HARRISBURG — Five local school districts will receive shares of emergency federal funding, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Wednesday. The funding will come from the U.S. Department of Education after it approved Pennsylvania’s application for $523.8 million in one-time federal ...

DCED releases a list of businesses given waivers

From staff and wire reports HARRISBURG — The state Department of Community and Economic Development has released a list of those businesses that were granted waivers to operate during the coronavirus shutdown. Statewide, close to 43,000 businesses that were affected by the shutdown requested ...

Authorities: Man threatened governor over business closures

PLEASANT UNITY (AP) — A man angry with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to close businesses during the coronavirus pandemic will face charges after he threatened the governor, authorities said. Rocco Anthony Naples, 28, of Pleasant Unity in Westmoreland County, has been charged with ...

Some counties undeterred by Wolf’s threat; others back down

HARRISBURG (AP) — Two days after Gov. Tom Wolf lambasted them as “cowardly” and vowed to withhold funding, several Pennsylvania counties signaled Wednesday they are moving ahead with plans to defy him by lifting some pandemic restrictions. Others backed down under the governor’s ...