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Let the challenges begin! Time for contesting census is here

Jan. 15, 2022 09:13 AM EST

Detroit's mayor believes tens of thousands of residents in the majority-Black city were missed in the 2020 census. Somerton, Arizona, leaders are incredulous the Census Bureau says they lost residents during a decade when the overwhelmingly Hispanic community grew enough to warrant a new high...

'Go in peace': US church founded in 1800 holds last service

Dec. 26, 2021 12:09 PM EST

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania church with a 221-year history held its final service and is scheduled to close at the end of the year because of declining membership and attendance. The First Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, which is nearly as old as the borough itself,...

Diaz excited to return to defensive roots at Penn State

Dec. 17, 2021 17:41 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Manny Diaz isn’t happy with how his tenure at Miami ended, but the former Hurricanes head coach admits the timing worked out just fine. Fired on Dec. 6 after going 21-15 in three years with Miami, Diaz is already three practices into his new gig as Penn...

New addiction treatment center planned in Greenup County

Dec. 16, 2021 04:02 AM EST

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A new addiction treatment center is planned in eastern Kentucky, officials said. Addiction Recovery Care announced on Wednesday that it signed a letter of intent with Bon Secours Mercy Health to purchase part of the former Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital campus...

Corman won't seek another Senate term amid run for governor

Dec. 13, 2021 15:34 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The highest-ranking member of the Pennsylvania state Senate said Monday that he won't seek another term in the chamber in order to focus on his candidacy for the governorship. Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, took himself out of the running...

Penn State hires first woman, person of color to head school

Dec. 09, 2021 12:39 PM EST

The Penn State trustees on Thursday named the University of Louisville’s president Neeli Bendapudi to succeed Eric Barron as the school’s top administrator. The unanimous board vote to hire Bendapudi makes her the first woman and first person of color to serve as the...

Penn State's Franklin agrees to $75M, 10-year extension

Nov. 23, 2021 17:58 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State football coach James Franklin agreed to a new 10-year contract Tuesday that will guarantee him at least $75 million through 2031. Franklin and Penn State’s Board of Trustees agreed to the terms, which include a yearly base salary...

AP source: GOP state Sen. Jake Corman to run for governor

Nov. 10, 2021 17:55 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jake Corman, the ranking Republican in Pennsylvania’s state Senate, will run for governor in next year's election, a political adviser said Wednesday, entering a huge and wide-open GOP field of candidates that is unlike anything party officials have seen in at least...

Big GOP governor's field could grow with Corman announcement

Nov. 05, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jake Corman, the ranking Republican in Pennsylvania's state Senate who is widely expected to run for governor in next year's election, has begun inviting donors and others to an announcement next Thursday night. The event is billed as a “special...

No. 20 Penn State looking for offense to halt skid

Oct. 26, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — James Franklin has been asked a lot this season about his long-term future, and those questions continued Tuesday as the Penn State coach was grilled about his name being linked to openings outside Happy Valley. Franklin has a more immediate...