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Wildlife conservationist from Philly ‘grew up in the hood’

May. 30, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — ‘It’s important you know I grew up in the ’hood,’ says this wildlife conservationist from Philly by Stephanie Farr, Updated: May 20, 2020- 9:00 AM ___ Meet Corina Newsome, a Philly native and wildlife conservationist who’s known online as the Hood...

Amish stay abreast, make changes but maintain traditions

May. 30, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — On the sunny side of a steep hill in Sinking Valley, Reuben Peachey led his horse-drawn plow over an empty field. Peachey, a young, thin man with a corn-colored hat, light-brown beard and plain dress, ambled from his equipment to ask how long the interview might take. Peachey is one of...

At 100, WWII vet has seen both loss and the lights of life

May. 30, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — One of the great survivors stood proudly at his door, which was decorated with American flags. He looked out onto another day, the sun breaking through the clouds. His face lit up through all its years. "I've got the handiest apartment around," Dale Chapman said. Just a few feet away are...

In this May 14, 2020 photo, RASE Project Director of Residential Services Chrystal McCorkel poses in front of a

Recovery homes see increase in relapses, financial hardships

May. 30, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — The addiction recovery community is feeling the weight of changes caused by COVID-19, and the price to pay is life or death. "I think initially there was a high rate of relapse and it seems to have kind of settled down now, but that's also the scary part of this whole thing is people are...

FILE - In this March 15, 2020, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays minor league baseball player Jesus Navarro, left center, wears a mask while he prepares to fly home along with his teammates from the Dominican Republic at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. Unlike the NFL, NBA or Major League Baseball that can run on television revenue, it's impossible for some minor sports leagues in North America to go on in empty stadiums and arenas in light of the coronavirus pandemic. These attendance-driven leagues might not play again at all in 2020, putting some teams in danger of surviving at all and potentially changing the landscape of minor league sports in the future. (Octavio Jones/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

At least 16 MLB teams pledge more stipends to minor leaguers

May. 29, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At least 16 major league franchises have informed minor leaguers they will continue to provide allowances after the May 31 expiration of Major League Baseball’s policy guarantying those players $400 per week. The Houston Astros, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, San Diego Padres,...

FILE - In this April 8, 2020, file photo, an empty Parkview Field minor league baseball stadium is viewed in downtown Fort Wayne, Ind. Minor league umpires are out of jobs so far and maybe all year with no minor league seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Mike Moore/The Journal-Gazette via AP, File)

The Latest: West Indies cricket cutting pay by 50%

May. 29, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Cricket West Indies has announced a temporary 50% reduction in salaries and funding across the region from July 1. CWI has kept players, staff, umpires and coaches on full pay since the outbreak began, but the lack of any...

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf meets with the media at The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) headquarters, Friday, May 29, 2020 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Joe Hermitt/The Patriot-News via AP)

Governor to lift more pandemic restrictions in Pennsylvania

May. 29, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf will lift most of his pandemic restrictions in an additional 16 counties home to nearly 3 million people, including much of the Pittsburgh area, his office said Friday as afflicted Philadelphia also began mapping its way out of the crisis. The counties are in western...

Casey says test suggests he had COVID-19 earlier this year

May. 29, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said Friday he received an antibody test result this week that indicated he probably had COVID-19 when he fell ill earlier this year. The Democratic senator from Scranton said he had a low-grade fever and mild flu-like symptoms, leading him to isolate himself at...

Ruling gives blind voters accessible ballots for primary

May. 29, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Pennsylvania to make accessible write-in ballots available for disabled people who request them by 8 p.m. on Friday, granting a request by a blind voter who does not want to vote in person during the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. District Judge Jennifer Wilson...

Police officers enter a CVS store during an investigation into the shooting of off-duty police officer Robert Friel, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Philadelphia. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Off-duty officer shot, wounded during scuffle with armed man

May. 29, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An off-duty Philadelphia police lieutenant was shot and wounded early Friday while trying to help another officer apprehend an armed man, authorities said. Lt. Robert Friel, 48, was taken to a hospital and underwent surgery for a leg wound. He was said to be doing well and was expected...