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EU proposes 750 billion-euro coronavirus recovery fund

Business

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union proposed a 750 billion-euro ($825 billion) recovery fund to help countries weather a painful recession triggered by the coronavirus and sought Wednesday to bridge divisions over the conditions that should be attached for access to the money. The fund, to ...

PennDOT extends driver license expiration dates

PA News

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards and learner’s permits will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Expiration dates for ...

Convictions and death penalty overturned in 2001 bar slayings

PA News

HARRISBURG (AP) — A federal judge has overturned the murder convictions of a man sentenced to death in the shooting deaths of two other men in a bar in Pennsylvania’s capital city almost two decades ago. PennLive.com reports that U.S. Middle District Chief Judge Christopher Conner ruled ...

Pro sports can resume in Pennsylvania, without spectators

PA News

HARRISBURG (AP) — Professional sports can resume in Pennsylvania where the governor’s stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the coronavirus is no longer in force, but without spectators, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said Wednesday. Those teams and competitors will be allowed to ...

Back in business

Lifestyles

WASHINGTON (AP) — We are becoming a nation of amateur actuaries, calculating the risk of restarting our lives. Can we go outside? Can we go back to work? Can we go to a restaurant or bar? Can we go to the beach? Can our children go back to school? Can we visit grandma? The questions have ...

Masks present special challenges to the hearing impaired

Lifestyles

ALTOONA — Wearing a mask is an adjustment, but for people with diminished hearing or no hearing, masks present an additional and significant communication challenge as they hide facial expressions and prohibit speech reading and lip reading. An advocate for the deaf community, Annita ...

One teen missing in Juniata River

Local News

LEWISTOWN —A young male who was swimming with a group of teenagers Tuesday night went missing at the Juniata River in Derry Township near the area of the Lewistown Narrows. The incident was initially reported to 911 dispatchers at about 6:45 p.m. Initial reports said that a group of teens ...

Most local counties see no changes to COVID-19 totals

Local News

From staff reports Perry County reported one new case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the only local county to add to its total, according to data released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Perry County’s total now stands at 48 cases with one death and 645 negative tests. Mifflin (58 ...

Commissioners: Polling places will be open Tuesday

Local News

MIFFLINTOWN — COVID-19-related issues still topped the agenda at Tuesday’s Juniata County Commissioners meeting. Election Day is this coming Tuesday and concerns of COVID-19 still remain, which led Juniata County Commissioner Alice Gray to announce all polling places in the county remain ...

Juniata County government facilities to reopen

Local News

MIFFLINTOWN —As of June 1, 2020, Juniata County government facilities will begin re-opening to the public by pre-arranged appointment only. Those seeking to conduct county related business should call or email the specific office they need to speak to for further instructions on how to ...