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HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed the first case of coronavirus in both Jefferson and Elk counties today, which now means that all 67 counties in the state have confirmed cases.

DuBOIS — With multiple confirmed cases located throughout the Penn Highlands Healthcare service area, Dr. Shaun Sheehan, PHH COVID-19 Task Force leader, addressed testing results and how they are being conducted during Tuesday's teleconference. 

DuBOIS — The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed Tuesday the first positive COVID-19 cases in Elk County, with two, and in Jefferson County, with one.

STRATTANVILLE — Several weeks into the school closures imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the feeling of isolation can really set in.

ST. MARYS — Two St. Marys Area School District teachers are reflecting on the first week of the virtual learning process.

DuBOIS — The DuBois Area School Board has unanimously approved an agreement between the district and Crabtree, Rohrbaugh and Associates for architectural services in connection with a proposed Oklahoma Elementary School renovation project.

BIG RUN — Standard Pennant Co. recently switched from manufacturing custom apparel to utilizing connections in the healthcare industry to source and supply personal protective equipment where it is needed.

KNOXDALE — A Knoxdale family used some of their free time during the shutdown to free nature from discarded garbage while spending time together.

FALLS CREEK — Zhane Powell of Falls Creek was forced to celebrate his April 2 birthday a little differently this year, but he and his family made the best of it.

ERIE — In an effort to create a sense of unity and to help Christians observe some of the holiest days of the year appropriately while unable to attend church, the Diocese of Erie has launched #HolyWeekAtHome. The campaign began by asking people to hang greens on their front doors Sunday in …

National Updates

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to freeze U.S. funding to the World Health Organization, saying the international group had “missed the call” on the coronavirus …

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to challenge the authority and independence of agency watchdogs overseeing his administration, including removing the inspector …

A Microsoft engineer who designed an app to track North Dakota State University football fans on their annual trek to Texas for the national championship has taken that concept and applied it …

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(The Center Square) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday thanked the American people for helping stop the spread of COVID-1 as he expressed the country's support for New York and New Jersey, where the pandemic is hitting the hardest.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court sided Tuesday with Texas in allowing it to ban most abortions while the state is under an emergency order that limits non-essential surgeries durin…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has gut-punched global markets, put 6.6 million Americans out of work and raised the likelihood of a recession. But in the Washington lobbying world,…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shook up his communications team on Tuesday, replacing his press secretary and adding new staffers as he grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending his administration’s response to the coronavirus, President Donald Trump falsely asserted that travelers at U.S. airports are being routinely tested for COVID-19, m…

LONDON (AP) — As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fights the coronavirus in the intensive care unit of a London hospital, the people of his country are wishing him well — and asking who’s …

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has sidelined the inspector general who was tapped to chair a special oversight board of the $2.2 trillion economic package intended to help businesses…

MIAMI (AP) — Until a month ago, Diana Leticia Hernández sold face cream door to door in Miami. Her husband painted houses. The money fed their family and at least six relatives in Honduras.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Trout season in Pennsylvania opened Monday in an abrupt announcement by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission that was designed to preempt big gatherings of anglers …

As the country hunkered down to fend off the coronavirus, Carolina McAuley expected her middle school-age kids would continue to shuffle between her house and her ex-husband's — until she got sick.

MIAMI (AP) — They whiled away the week on a sex- and drug-fueled romp: dancing on white-sand beaches and frolicking on a paradisaical Caribbean island with prostitutes from Europe, some snappi…

Since her daughters' school closed for the coronavirus outbreak, Mariana Luna has been thrust into the role of their primary educator, like millions of parents across the U.S. But each day, be…

The steep rise in coronavirus deaths appeared to be leveling off Monday in hard-hit New York, echoing a trend underway in Italy and Spain. Meanwhile, the crisis escalated alarmingly in Britain…

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's new book club pick is Robert Kolker's “Hidden Valley Road,” an in-depth account of a 1950s family in which six of 12 children were diagnosed with schizophrenia.…

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ATLANTA (AP) — Civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis is backing Joe Biden for president, giving the prospective Democratic nominee perhaps his biggest symbolic endorsement among the ma…

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent the night in the intensive care unit of a London hospital with the new coronavirus, but is not on a ventilator, a senior government…

In a housing complex in the Moroccan city of Sale, over 900 people live in crowded rooms without running water or an income to support them. While the North African country entered total lockd…

He was a by-the-book, buttoned-up conservative whose opinions could be quick and blunt. She was a free-thinking, authority-snubbing liberal who would draw stories out in meandering conversation.

NEW YORK (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remained in intensive care Tuesday for treatment of his coronavirus illness, while authorities in New York hoped that a leveling off of dea…

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is asking hundreds of thousands of voters to ignore a stay-at-home order in the midst of a pandemic to participate in Tuesday's presidential primary election, be…

Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus outbreak triggered financial losses that could tot…