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Biden taking social services, climate pitch to Pennsylvania

Oct. 18, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Joe Biden will travel to Scranton on Wednesday, the White House said, as the Democrat works to rally support in Congress for a social services and climate change package that had been a 10-year, $3.5 trillion proposal. Biden's visit to...

First lady's 3-state tour includes Illinois, Pennsylvania

Oct. 13, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — First lady Jill Biden wrapped up a visit to Illinois on Wednesday with a stop at a community college before heading to Pennsylvania during a three-state tour in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. She toured the Arturo Velasquez Institute in Chicago with...

Woman convicted in 2015 slaying of mother seeks new trial

Oct. 05, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A woman convicted as a teenager in the murder of her mother 6 1/2 years ago has returned to an eastern Pennsylvania courtroom seeking a new trial. Now-20-year-old Jamie Silvonek was sentenced to 35 years to life after pleading guilty in Lehigh...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 02, 2021 00:43 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Albert Gallatin def. Oakland Southern, Md., forfeit Aliquippa 35, Beaver Area 7 Allentown Dieruff 33, Stroudsburg 14 Ambridge 35, Hopewell 9 Annville-Cleona 41, Northern...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Albert Gallatin 34, Uniontown 0 Aliquippa 56, Ambridge 0 Bald Eagle Area 42, Huntingdon 0 Bangor 35, Southern Lehigh 14 Bedford 21, Richland 13 Belle...

Autopsy slated on boy, 4, found dead in parked car

Aug. 25, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

MOUNT WOLF, Pa. (AP) — An autopsy is slated on the body of a 4-year-old boy found dead in a parked vehicle on a Pennsylvania street near his family's home, authorities said. The York County coroner's office said the body of Dameon Erb was found Tuesday afternoon in East...

Are honeybees dying off? It depends on whom you ask

Aug. 14, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Talk to a local beekeeper, and the potential consequences of the decline of the honeybee population are alarming, causing problems for pollination and sending ripple effects through the food supply chain and the entire ecosystem. Talk to a...

Ex-welder starts woodworking business at tent encampment

Jul. 31, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — For his past two winters living in the woods of Allentown and Bethlehem, 61-year-old Eduardo Fernandez made it through the night by running a propane tank for two to three hours, just to get his tent warm enough so he could fall asleep. Then he’d kick it off to...

Biden to bring infrastructure sales pitch to Pennsylvania

Jul. 23, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Joe Biden will head to the Allentown area Wednesday as he fights for passage in the Senate of a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure measure that a bipartisan group of senators brokered with him. The White House is billing Biden's visit to...