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Tree-killing ash borer found in more Maine communities

Nov. 19, 2020 1:38 PM EST

VAN BUREN, Maine (AP) — Maine forestry officials said Thursday an invasive pest that can damage the state's ash trees has been located in more communities in the state. The emerald ash borer was first located in Maine in 2018, when it was found in York and Aroostook counties. The Maine Department of...

Election observers stand behind a barrier and watch as election office workers process ballots as counting continues from the general election at the Allegheny County elections returns warehouse in Pittsburgh, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PA picks GOP auditor; reelects Shapiro, US House incumbents

Nov. 6, 2020 7:48 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters have returned at least 17 incumbent members to Congress, with one race undecided, and have elected the first Republican auditor general in more than two decades. Democrat Josh Shapiro was also declared the winner of his race Friday for a second term as the state's...

Belinda Birnbaum, a rheumatologist, holds a sign referencing patients while demonstrating outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center where votes are being counted, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia, following Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

GOP US Rep. Perry wins reelection in Harrisburg-York area

Nov. 5, 2020 7:01 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Counting of Pennsylvania ballots continued Thursday, with results still unclear for the presidential contest as well as a host of downballot races, including for some congressional seats and three statewide offices. Election officials are tabulating ballots in a state that held its...

Mitchel Bauer, of Harrisburg, stands during a

Pennsylvania chips away at 1M vote count amid Trump lawsuit

Nov. 4, 2020 9:05 PM EST

Election workers across Pennsylvania chipped away at more than 1 million uncounted mail ballots Wednesday as the nation awaited results in a presidential battleground whose trove of 20 electoral votes remained the largest prize yet to be called for President Donald Trump or native son Joe Biden. Amid legal...

FILE -In this file photo from Jan. 8, 2019, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., speaks in Philadelphia during a demonstration against the partial government shutdown. The premier congressional races in Pennsylvania feature two Republican House members from opposite sides of the party’s ideological spectrum trying to hang on for another term. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Pennsylvania's top House races come down to 2 GOP-held seats

Oct. 31, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The premier congressional races in Pennsylvania feature two Republican House members from opposite sides of the party's ideological spectrum trying to hang on for another term after recording narrow wins two years ago. All told, the two races are on track to cost more than $30...

Invasive plant found in southern Maine for first time

Oct. 19, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

YORK, Maine (AP) — Maine agriculture authorities are urging nursery owners and land managers to search properties for the presence of an invasive plant that has been found in York County. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said it recently confirmed the first Maine location of...

Maine wedding outbreak not closed; school risk improves

Oct. 16, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's investigation into a coronavirus outbreak that stemmed from a wedding and reception in the northern part of the state is still not fully closed. The outbreak is linked to at least seven deaths and more than 175 cases of the virus. Maine officials have said the outbreak...

Bat rehabilitator saves 'underdog' amid fear, disease

Oct. 10, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Pa. (AP) — Her epiphany came in a dark, abandoned building in nowhere Texas. She knew, s she sat alone that night, that she would become "Batwoman." It's been 30 years of work now for Rosemarie Curcio, one of only a handful of licensed, bat rehabilitators in the state and possibly the only one in...

Census workers thought it would be a fun job; it wasn’t

Oct. 3, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Julie Reineberg thought it would be an adventure. It was – but not how she thought it would be. Twenty-two years ago, the 45-year-old New Salem, Pa., woman had worked for the U.S. Census, confirming and mapping residences for the 2000 Census. It was natural work for her. She works...

Judge declines to bar death penalty in movie theater slaying

Sep. 29, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge has declined to bar prosecutors from seeking the death penalty in the case of a man charged in a shooting death inside a movie theater last year. Common Pleas Judge Craig Trebilcock dismissed arguments from attorneys for Anu-Malik Johnson that prosecutors lacked...