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PENNSYLVANIA'S NEW RULES FOR REOPENING RESTAURANTS: WHEN CAN OUTDOOR DINING BEGIN, WHAT ARE THE RULES, AND ARE MASKS REQUIRED?

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced new rules for reopening restaurants from the coronavirus shutdown, including allowing outdoor...

ALLENTOWN CONVENIENCE STORE MUST PAY MORE THAN $1,000 OF PRICE-GOUGING FOR HAND SANITIZER

An Allentown convenience store that price gouged hand sanitizer customers must pay a fine and restitution, the Pennsylvania attorney...

 
 
 

PA. SUPREME COURT LIFTS JUDICIAL EMERGENCY JUNE 1, ALLOWS COUNTY COURTS TO KEEP RESTRICTIONS WHERE NECESSARY

The state Supreme Court ordered a June 1 end to the statewide judicial emergency in place since March but gave local president judges...

PA. GOP LAWMAKER SAYS HE TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

State Rep. Andrew Lewis said in a statement that he tested positive for COVID-19 last week and immediately began self-isolation.

 
 
 

PENNSYLVANIA RESTAURANTS HOPING TO GET GOV. WOLF'S APPROVAL TO OPERATE OUTDOOR DINING AREAS IN YELLOW PHASE

The Wolf administration is considering allowing restaurants in yellow zones of virus restrictions to operate outdoor dining areas,...

WOLF ADMINISTRATION PICKS NEW HEAD OF PENNSYLVANIA VETERANS HOME HIT HARD BY CORONAVIRUS

Gov. Wolf's administration picked a new acting commandant for the Southeastern Veterans' Center. It did not name the person, explain...

 
 
 

INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO THREE FOUND DEAD IN CARBON COUNTY HOME

Police in Lansford have been adamant that there appears to be no danger to the public related to the deaths inside a home on Patterson...

PENNSYLVANIA CORONAVIRUS UPDATES: STATE ADDS 780 NEW VIRUS CASES ON WEDNESDAY TO BRING OVERALL TOTAL TO 69,417

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Wednesday gave an update on the coronavirus situation in Pennsylvania.

 
 
 

MONROE COUNTY BOY, 16, DIES AFTER JUMPING OFF CLIFF AT RESERVOIR IN LUZERNE COUNTY

A 16-year-old Monroe County boy died after jumping off a cliff at a dam in Luzerne County.

INMATE FOUND DEAD AT LEHIGH COUNTY JAIL; DA AND CORONER INVESTIGATING

Authorities are investigating the death of a 43-year-old Carbon County man who was found dead in his cell at the Lehigh County Jail...

 
 
 

UCONN STUDENT WANTED IN HOMICIDES POSSIBLY SPOTTED NEAR SCRANTON. BUT SEARCH COMES UP EMPTY

A man matching the description of a fugitive college student wanted in the killings of two people in Connecticut was seen in near Scranton,...

IT'S NASA AND SPACEX'S ASTRONAUT LAUNCH DAY, BUT THE WEATHER IS 50/50

NASA and SpaceX are preparing to launch astronauts to the ISS on Wedneday at 4:33 p.m. from Kennedy Space Center, but weather might...

 
 
 

NASA AND SPACEX PREPARE TO MAKE HISTORY WITH FIRST ASTRONAUT LAUNCH IN 9 YEARS AS NATION WATCHES

SpaceX and NASA are preparing to launch astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station from Kennedy Space...

FACING NEARLY $5 BILLION SHORTFALL, PA. LAWMAKERS PLAN TO PASS SHORT-TERM BUDGET

The plan will allow officials to get a clearer picture of the strain placed on Pennsylvania's finances by efforts to slow the spread...

 
 
 

MOTHER WHO LEFT 4-YEAR-OLD ALONE AT CASINO HOTEL SAYS SHE'S ADDRESSING GAMBLING ADDICTION

The 27-year-old mother admitted to endangering the welfare of her child and will continue to receive counseling for gambling and substance...

NEW SUIT ALLEGING SEXUAL ABUSE BY AN ALLENTOWN PRIEST USES A LOOPHOLE IN HOPES OF GETTING AROUND STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

State Rep. Mark Rozzi has filed a lawsuit against the Allentown Diocese, alleging it conspired to cover up abuse by a priest who abused...

 
 
 

MAN BEAT VICTIM, RIPPED OUT HIS DREADLOCKS IN ALLENTOWN HOME-INVASION ROBBERY, POLICE SAY

An alleged robber broke into a home in Allentown early Sunday and beat a man and ripped out his dreadlocks, according to court records.

MAN CHARGED IN ALLENTOWN STABBING

A 24-year-old man stabbed another man in the leg during a fight Monday in Allentown, according to court records.

 
 
 

DECLINING PENNSYLVANIA CORONAVIRUS CASE COUNTS ‘VERY GOOD NEWS,' AS COUNTIES REOPEN, OFFICIALS SAY

Pennsylvania's top state health official described the declining numbers of new COVID-19 cases in the state as “very good news" on...

MAN CHARGED WITH FIRING GUN DURING FIGHT OVER EX-GIRLFRIEND IN HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP

A 26-year-old man was charged with firing a gun and grazing a man during a fight over his ex-girlfriend in Heidelberg Township on Monday,...

 
 
 



3-year-old boy honored for quick-thinking that saved neighbor trapped in...

3-year-old boy honored for quick-thinking that saved neighbor trapped in basement

The police department's lifesaving award is usually given to an officer for heroic actions in the line of duty, but Wednesday, it was given to a 3-year-old boy. Read more ...

Historic SpaceX astronaut launch scrubbed

Historic SpaceX astronaut launch scrubbed

SpaceX and NASA have scrubbed Wednesday's attempt at launching astronauts from American soil for the first time since 2011. Read more ...

Poll shows half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Poll shows half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working to create one succeed, a new poll finds. Read more ...

LeBron James joins chorus of athletes speaking out about killing of George Floyd

LeBron James joins chorus of athletes speaking out about killing of George Floyd

NBA superstar LeBron James has joined the chorus of notable high-profile athletes who have voiced their outrage over the death of George Floyd. Read more ...

Passenger walks away from almost $139K after being questioned at Boston airport

Passenger walks away from almost $139K after being questioned at Boston airport

The man originally claimed it was just $1,500, state police said. Read more ...

NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to make a movie on a space station

NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to make a movie on a space station

NASA is rolling out the International Space Station's red carpet for Tom Cruise to make a movie in orbit. Read more ...

China's parliament adopts plan to impose security law on Hong Kong

China's parliament adopts plan to impose security law on Hong Kong

The Chinese parliament on Thursday passed a national security bill that ramps up security in Hong Kong. Anti-Beijing protests in the autonomous city were reignited by the... Read more ...

Protesters rally in support of George Floyd in Sacramento

Protesters rally in support of George Floyd in Sacramento

Dozens of people protested in Sacramento Wednesday night against the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody. Read more ...

Disney proposes mid-July reopening of theme parks

Disney proposes mid-July reopening of theme parks

Walt Disney World officials proposed a plan on Wednesday that would allow it to begin reopening theme parks on July 11. Read more ...

Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting, Texas court says

Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting, Texas court says

Texas officials fighting to block widespread mail-in voting during the pandemic claimed victory after the state's highest court ruled Wednesday that a lack of immunity to the... Read more ...