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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...

Friends Michele Boone, left, and Michele Blasius said they were enjoying “the freedom of shopping” on Friday, May 8, 2020, at a gift ship in downtown Lewisburg, Pa. Some of the retail shops in the town’s Market Street shopping strip reopened after about two months on Friday, with a  trickle of customers, as Union County was considered to be safe enough to begin to loosen social distancing restrictions. (AP Photo/Mark Scolforo)

Western Pennsylvania to escape lockdown amid growing anger

May. 8, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Thirteen western Pennsylvania counties, including the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, will see relief from Gov. Tom Wolf's most restrictive pandemic orders on movement and businesses next week, joining much of northern Pennsylvania that began emerging Friday. But frustration among...