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Pennsylvania passes 20K deaths from the coronavirus

Jan. 21, 2021 12:41 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has surpassed 20,000 deaths from the coronavirus, the state Department of Health reported Thursday. The department said another 260 people died from the virus, pushing the total past 20,120. Pennsylvania’s seven-day average of deaths reported hit its highest point...

Man charged after he fatally shoots intruder, wounds woman

Jan. 21, 2021 12:22 PM EST

STROUD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was charged with homicide after he fatally shot a man and wounded a woman who he said were trying to rob his house, authorities said. Randy Halterman, 66, of Stroud Township, also faces attempted homicide and aggravated assault counts stemming from Tuesday's shooting...

This booking photo provided by the Dauphin County, Pa., Prison, shows Riley June Williams. Federal authorities on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, arrested Williams, whose former romantic partner says she took a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. (Dauphin County Prison via AP)

Woman accused of helping steal Pelosi laptop freed from jail

Jan. 21, 2021 11:18 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman facing charges that she helped steal a laptop from the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the attack on the U.S. Capitol will be released from jail, a federal judge decided Thursday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Martin Carlson directed that Riley June Williams...

Nearly 70K chickens perish in fire at Pennsylvania farm

Jan. 21, 2021 7:22 AM EST

Shartlesville, Pa. (AP) — Nearly 70,000 chickens perished early Thursday as fire swept through several buildings at a Pennsylvania farm. Firefighters were faced with flames and thick smoke when they arrived at A&L Farms in Berks County. A fire official told WFMZ-TV two buildings were burned to the...

Most Pennsylvania GOP backed Trump to the end, and still do

Jan. 21, 2021 7:08 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With Donald Trump out of the White House, Pennsylvania's Republican Party shows no sign of walking away from a president who lost control of Congress, carried out an unprecedented campaign to overturn an election and is blamed by some in his party for inciting a violent assault on...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) gets a shot past Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) for an overtime goal in an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The Penguins won 5-4. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The Latest: Wizards-Bucks game postponed

Jan. 20, 2021 11:12 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Washington’s game Friday at the Milwaukee Bucks has been postponed by the NBA because the Wizards have too few players available due to coronavirus issues. It is the Wizards’ sixth consecutive game that was...

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, left, shoots over Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Embiid scores 42, leads 76ers past Celtics 117-109

Jan. 20, 2021 10:40 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid has been the early season MVP for the Sixers. At this rate, the All-Star center could be in contention for a bigger prize. Embiid had 42 points and 10 rebounds, and Tobias Harris scored 22 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-109 win over the Boston Celtics on...

Hughes carries Duquesne over Rhode Island 71-69

Jan. 20, 2021 8:51 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Hughes recorded 15 points and 10 rebounds to lift Duquesne to a 71-69 win over Rhode Island on Wednesday night. Makhel Mitchell had a dunk with 5:05 remaining to give Rhode Island a 67-66 lead but it was the final field goal for the Rams, who led by 17 points late in the first...

Child care workers eligible for $600 grants, governor says

Jan. 20, 2021 4:43 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Employees of licensed child care facilities in Pennsylvania will be eligible for a one-time, $600 grant to reward them for providing a valuable service through the pandemic, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Wednesday. Wolf's administration said the money is coming from a federal...

Pittsburgh's Justin Champagnie (11) dunks after getting by Duke's Patrick Tape (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pitt is lit; Champagnie, Panthers serving notice in ACC

Jan. 20, 2021 3:45 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Champagnie's play left no doubt. Neither did his words. Minutes after the Pittsburgh sophomore forward scored the last of his 31 points and grabbed the final of his 14 rebounds in a 79-73 victory over Duke inside a largely empty Petersen Events Center on Tuesday night, Champagnie...