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Pennsylvania statewide row officers to be sworn in Tuesday

Jan. 19, 2021 8:59 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s three statewide row officers will be take oaths of office in Harrisburg on Tuesday to serve for the next four years. There will be separate ceremonies for attorney general, auditor general and treasurer. Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro was elected to...

Woman accused of theft from Pelosi's office during riot

Jan. 19, 2021 12:33 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Federal authorities arrested a woman whose former romantic partner says she took a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. Riley June Williams was arrested Monday, according to a Justice Department official....

Governor doubles Pennsylvania Guard sent to help Washington

Jan. 15, 2021 5:16 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania will double the number of National Guard members it's sending to help secure Washington after the violent riot last week in which angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol. Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday he was sending about 1,000 more to help...

Orange fencing is set up outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in advance of Joe Biden's Presidential Inaugural in Washington D.C. on Jan. 20. (Mark Pynes/The Patriot-News via AP)

Guard to defend Pennsylvania Capitol, city to close streets

Jan. 14, 2021 4:52 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A few hundred members of the Pennsylvania National Guard will be brought in to protect the state Capitol and other potential targets of unrest and violence in the week ahead, authorities said Thursday. Law enforcement leaders said plans to handle any potential violence toward the...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 13, 2021 1:46 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Hypocrites seek ‘unity’ The Citizens’ Voice Jan. 13 Even after the mob inspired by President Donald Trump’s lies mounted a bloody insurrection at the Capitol Jan. 6, Republican U.S. Reps. Dan...

GOP proposal to elect judges by zone advances by single vote

Jan. 13, 2021 12:19 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A legislative panel on Wednesday narrowly approved a proposal to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to elect state appeals court judges by zone, a movement largely motivated by Republicans' anger over recent rulings from the Democratic-majority state Supreme Court. The House...

Police move to increase security at Pennsylvania Capitol

Jan. 11, 2021 4:54 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police who guard the Pennsylvania Capitol are working to be more visible and have been coordinating plans with other agencies to secure the building since a violent mob stormed and occupied the U.S. Capitol last week, a Department of General Services spokesperson said Monday. Troy...

Police: Car crashes into tree, killing 3 men; 1 man critical

Jan. 11, 2021 11:58 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A car went out of control on a curve on a Pennsylvania road over the weekend and slammed into a tree, killing three men and critically injuring a fourth, state police said. Police in Dauphin County said the crash occurred just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday in West Hanover Township. The...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a medical staff in a protective suit prepares to take a swab from a child near a residential area in Shijiazhuang in north China's Hebei province on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Lockdown measures were being imposed in a northern Chinese province where coronavirus cases more than doubled in the region near Beijing that's due to host some events in next year's Winter Olympics. (Mu Yu/Xinhua via AP)

The Latest: China city offers rewards to root out untested

Jan. 7, 2021 11:07 PM EST

BEIJING — A city in northern China is offering rewards of 500 yuan ($77) for anyone who reports on a resident who has not taken a coronavirus test. The offer from the government of Nangong comes as millions in the city and the surrounding province of Hebei are being tested as part of efforts to control...

Pennsylvania: Send elementary students back to school

Jan. 7, 2021 1:49 PM EST

Pennsylvania schools should consider a return to in-person instruction for elementary-age students, state health and education officials said Thursday, a change from previous state guidance that recommended online-only education in areas where the coronavirus is raging. Since the beginning of the academic year,...