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King takes over ownership of Lewistown funeral home

Business

LEWISTOWN — The Barr Funeral Home now has a new owner and a new name. Stephen D. King, who has worked at Barr Funeral Home for the past six years, is now the owner of what will now be known as King-Barr Funeral Home in Lewistown. King is the son of Joyce (Long) King, and the late Douglas ...

Wall Street steadies itself, halting 4-day losing streak

Business

Stocks on Wall Street shrugged off an early slide and closed higher Tuesday, halting the first four-day losing streak since the market was selling off in the early days of the pandemic. The S&P 500 climbed 1.1%, led by solid gains in technology and communications stocks, and companies ...

TikTok says coordinated attack behind suicide clip uploads

Business

LONDON (AP) — TikTok says a video of a man apparently taking his own life that circulated on its platform was spread deliberately by a group of users working together. The company found evidence of a “coordinated attack” when it investigated why the video was suddenly appearing on the ...

Pennsylvania nears launch of new health insurance website

PA News

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania is getting ready to launch its own website to sell Affordable Care Act-compliant policies that will replace the federally operated Healthcare.gov to enroll people for the 2021 insurance year, state officials said Tuesday. It is named “Pennie” and lawmakers ...

Toomey supports Senate voting on Trump high court nominee

PA News

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey said Tuesday that he is on board with the Senate considering President Donald Trump’s forthcoming nominee to the Supreme Court right away, despite having endorsed waiting eight months until after the 2016 election to fill a ...

Senate OKs bill to loosen virus limits on restaurants

PA News

HARRISBURG (AP) — Legislation to loosen Gov. Tom Wolf’s pandemic restrictions on Pennsylvania’s bars and restaurants easily passed the state Senate on Tuesday. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 43 to 6 for a bill that would end the requirement that customers buy food in order to ...

Judge declines to stay ruling on Pa. crowd size

PA News

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday declined to stay his own ruling that Gov. Tom Wolf’s size limits on gatherings are unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV said the administration had failed to show “imminent and irreparable harm will occur” if the state ...

Wolf turns down bill

PA News

Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday vetoed a bill that would give school districts the sole ability to make decisions on sports, including whether and how many spectators to allow, and lawmakers in the GOP-controlled General Assembly said they would try to override it. The Wolf administration’s limits ...

Deaths reported in 3 counties

Local News

From staff reports Over the past seven days, three local counties have each reported an additional death attributed to COVID-19. Additionally, Snyder County, which is home to Susquehanna University, saw a spike of 57 new cases over the past week while other local counties saw mixed results, ...

Local COVID-19 cases by ZIP code

Local News

(Editor’s note: For ZIP codes that have at least one positive, but less than five, the Pennsylvania Department of Health does not provide an exact number for patient privacy reasons.) 17002 (Allensville): 1-4 17004 (Belleville): 20 17009 (Burnham): 8 17014 (Cocolamus): 1-4 17021 ...