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    HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has created an online survey and are asking public input to help plan the future for forestlands in Pennsylvania. The Department is seeking the opinions of those who visit and enjoy approximately 17 million acres of forestlands in Pennsylvania. A link to the online survey can be found online. “As the department moves forward in developing a new strategic plan, those who appreciate, work in, or recreate in Pennsylvania’s  forests have...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP/KDKA) — The first bills passed by Pennsylvania’s Legislature in response to widespread protests over police brutality and the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota are now law with Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature. In a news conference Tuesday in Harrisburg, Gov. Wolf, a Democrat, characterized the two bills he signed as small, but important steps toward making society fair. The two bills passed the House and Senate unanimously last month. One house bill requires police departments to check...
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    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania recorded more than 900 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, though health officials said nearly a quarter of those were the result of a delay in lab reporting. Allegheny County, which includes Pittsburgh, reported 331 new virus infections, but only 145 of those were from the past 24 hours, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. County health officials said the remainder were from tests conducted as early as June 8. Health officials said they are...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he supports legislation that extends millions of dollars in tax breaks to turn natural gas into fertilizer and other chemicals as it speeds through the Legislature after emerging from closed-door negotiations with top Republican lawmakers. Wolf, a Democrat, vetoed a similar bill in March, but said he negotiated changes to limit the scale of the subsidies available and to ensure construction workers building a qualifying petrochemical plant are paid union-scale...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 929 new cases of Coronavirus on Tuesday in addition to 20 more deaths. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 96,671 since Monday’s report. The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19. Current patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. Of today’s reported cases, state health officials say 216 cases were a result of a delay...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The first bills passed by Pennsylvania’s Legislature in response to widespread protests over police brutality and the killing of George Floyd became law Tuesday with Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature. The two bills, which passed the House and Senate unanimously last month, are designed to prevent problematic officers from continuing to find employment in police departments, provide officers with more cultural sensitivity training and provide officers with more mental health screening. So far, bills central to Democrats’...
    A mother in Pennsylvania voiced her displeasure with Hersheypark after her son with autism was denied entry to the theme park for not wearing a face covering. Face masks or coverings are required in all public spaces in Pennsylvania, and the amusement park requires them as well. In a Facebook post, Pamela Heinbaugh said she attempted to bring her son to the park on Friday but was denied entry because he could not wear any type of face covering....
    A Pennsylvania woman was arrested after she flung a knife at her boyfriend, striking him, because she was angry that he refused to eat, police said on Monday. An officer responded to the Bechtelsville home around 3 p.m. where they found Danielle Barbacow, 31, in a room next to her boyfriend, who had a knife stuck in his leg and was using a belt as a tourniquet to limit the bleeding. Barbacow allegedly told police she got angry because she wanted him to eat,...
    By MICHAEL RUBINKAM ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Activists against police brutality expressed outrage and demanded accountability Monday after video emerged over the weekend of an officer placing his knee on a man’s head and neck area outside a Pennsylvania hospital. Allentown police released a much longer surveillance video of the incident that showed the officer putting his knee on the man’s head and neck area twice while he was being restrained a few steps from the emergency room entrance —...
    PERKASIE, Penn. -- A Pennsylvania family was dealing with a few thousand uninvited, messy house guests on Monday.The Isabell family in Perkasie discovered they had a big bee problem.Friday night, after the Tropical Storm Fay moved through the area, they found dark stains dripping down their walls. They assumed it was storm damage, but got closer to see for themselves.My husband felt this really sticky, syrupy stuff we were brave and smelled it and he said, This is honey! This...
    WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — A historic African American-owned park in Westmoreland County is struggling this year. The coronavirus pandemic has meant that Fairview Park in Delmont cannot hold its major fundraising events. It is now having a hard time coming up with the money needed to maintain the more than 50-acre park. Fairview Park was established in 1945 when African Americans had no other park to go to as segregation kept them out of other parks. This year, they’re...
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Activists against police brutality expressed outrage and demanded accountability Monday after video emerged over the weekend of an officer placing his knee on a man’s head and neck area outside a Pennsylvania hospital. Allentown police violated their own policy against neck restraints when an officer used his knee to bear down on the man’s head, the activists said, while the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania called it an illegal use of force. Hundreds of people...
    Activists on Monday pressed their demand for police accountability after video emerged over the weekend of an officer placing his knee on a mans head and neck area outside a Pennsylvania hospital. Activists said Allentown police appeared to violate their own use-of-force policy against neck restraints when an officer used his knee to bear down on the mans head. Police launched an internal probe and promised to release additional video of Saturdays incident. Pending the outcome of this investigation, if...
    Activists on Monday pressed their demand for police accountability after video emerged over the weekend of an officer placing his knee on a man’s head and neck area outside a Pennsylvania hospital. Activists said Allentown police appeared to violate their own use-of-force policy against neck restraints when an officer used his knee to bear down on the man’s head. Police launched an internal probe and promised to release additional video of Saturday’s incident. “Pending the outcome of this investigation, if...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health says the spike in COVID-19 cases is mainly related to younger people traveling and socializing. The spike prompted the department to send out an emergency warning. COVID-19 infections are going up in Pennsylvania because of a significant increase in cases among younger people. The concerning new trend prompted the Department of Health to send out alerts over the weekend. The alert, titled “Changing Epidemiology of COVID-19 Case Demographics,” was sent to health...
    By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press Activists on Monday pressed their demand for police accountability after video emerged over the weekend of an officer placing his knee on a man’s head and neck area outside a Pennsylvania hospital. Activists said Allentown police appeared to violate their own use-of-force policy against neck restraints when an officer used his knee to bear down on the mans head. Police launched an internal probe and promised to release additional video of Saturdays incident. “Pending the...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — Pennsylvania is one of 17 states plus Washington DC now suing over the ICE and the Trump administration’s new restrictions on international students who take online courses. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed the lawsuit Monday along with the attorneys general of Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin. In a press release, Shapiro says, “Betsy Devos’s attempt to take advantage...
    Activists on Monday pressed their demand for police accountability after video emerged over the weekend of an officer placing his knee on a man’s head and neck area outside a Pennsylvania hospital. Activists said Allentown police appeared to violate their own use-of-force policy against neck restraints when an officer used his knee to bear down on the man’s head. Police launched an internal probe and promised to release additional video of Saturday’s incident. “Pending the outcome of this investigation, if...
    (Reuters) - Authorities in two U.S. cities are investigating incidents over the weekend in which police officers knelt on suspects necks, similar to the way a Minneapolis policeman restrained George Floyd before he died. Allentown, Pennsylvania, police said on Monday they are conducting a use of force investigation after a police officer was seen on a cell phone video kneeling on the neck of a man lying face down outside a hospital on Saturday. The investigation into this incident is...
    Local authorities are investigating and protests have been sparked after a video captured over the weekend showed a Pennsylvania officer leaning on a Black mans neck during an arrest. The viral video was shared on Saturday by Black Lives Matter to Lehigh Valley. The video shows three officers restraining a Black man who is held down with his face to the pavement outside of Saint Lukes Hospital - Sacred Heart Campus in Allentown, Pennsylvania. One officer appears to lean on the mans neck with...
    HAMMONTON, N.J. (AP) — Two teenage brothers New Jersey and a Pennsylvania woman were killed when a car driven by the teens older brother crashed on the Atlantic City Expressway, state police said. The driver, a 19-year-old Philadelphia man, was headed eastbound around 3:10 p.m. Sunday when the car veered off the highway near milepost 23.3 in Hammonton, then overturned and struck some trees. Maryha Toro, 19, of Philadelphia, and the two brothers — Marcus Crawford, 16 and Emmanuel Crawford,...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 328 new cases of Coronavirus on Monday in addition to seven more deaths. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 95,742 since Sunday’s report. The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19. Current patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. The statewide death toll has reached 6,911. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or...
    The same month a Pennsylvania police department released its policy banning chokeholds and “neck restraints” like the one that killed George Floyd, a police officer could be seen in viral video kneeling on a mans neck. The video shot from a witness car shows three officers detaining the man, with one of them pressing his knee into the suspects neck Saturday outside of St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Hospital, which is in Allentown, a city about 60 miles north of Philadelphia. “I thought we mattered,” someone...
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 54-year-old man has died while hiking in western North Carolinas Pisgah National Forest. The Asheville Citizen Times reports that Robert James Frye, died July 5. The Transylvania County Sheriffs Office said that Frye was hiking with a friend on the border of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests and a few miles below the Blue Ridge Parkway. Sheriff David Mahoney said it appeared that Frye “had some medical issues and died of natural causes.” Frye...