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‘Space race’ level attack on future public health crises

Jun. 12, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maureen Lichtveld’s nearly 40 years in environmental public health — from her home country of Suriname, to the U.S. government, to the Hurricane Katrina-devastated Gulf Coast and, finally, to Pittsburgh this year — has focused on a central principle: how to prepare...

Wildlife rehab center aims to fill gap for injured critters

Jun. 12, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

ALBURTIS, Pa. (AP) — They arrive in baskets and cardboard boxes, bleeding from near-misses with lawn mowers or snatched from the jaws of neighborhood cats. It’s birthing season in the Lehigh Valley, and that means a steady stream of injured baby rabbits, squirrels, opossums and songbirds...

Summer tourism proves lucrative for winter mountain resorts

Jun. 12, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

SEVEN SPRINGS, Pa. (AP) — While mountain resorts are primarily known for picturesque skiing and snowboarding during winter months, summer tourism can be just as lucrative for business. For more than 20 years, Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Somerset County has offered...

Donating a Native American burial ground -- it's complicated

Jun. 12, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An aging metal sign erected by the Chester County Historical Society in 1908 stands partially obscured by a tree along a curvy rural road in tiny Newlin Township to commemorate the Lenape people buried on the knoll just above. Carol McCloskey has...

Judge tosses suit seeking end to Delaware River drilling ban

Jun. 11, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit by Republican state lawmakers in Pennsylvania that sought to overturn a ban on gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the Delaware River basin, ruling they lacked standing to sue. Senate Republicans led...

Shooting of child spurs large brawl, shooting at hospital

Jun. 11, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The shooting of a 6-year-old Pittsburgh girl sparked a fight between two sides of her family at the hospital where she was being treated, spurring another shooting that left two men wounded and a third facing charges. The brawl in front of UPMC...

Wolf signs bill to extend pandemic regulatory waivers

Jun. 11, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday signed legislation to extend hundreds of waivers of regulations that his administration approved over the last 15 months under the authority of his pandemic disaster emergency declaration that lawmakers voted to end. The...

Pennsylvania man facing robbery, assault in Capitol riot

Jun. 11, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Glenshaw, Pennsylvania, man has been arrested on assault, robbery and other charges for his alleged participation in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Robert Morss was arrested Friday and was scheduled for a first...

Former hospital exec, ex-detective husband get prison terms

Jun. 11, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — The former chief operating officer of a Pennsylvania hospital system and her ex-detective husband have both been sentenced to federal prison terms for embezzling more than $1 million from the wife's employer. Federal prosecutors said Scott and...

Donaldson, Cruz homers off Chapman lift Twins over Yanks 7-5

Jun. 11, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Donaldson and Nelson Cruz hit two-run homers off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the New York Yankees 7-5 Thursday night to avoid a three-game sweep. “Pretty amazing effort by our guys, and those at-bats in the...