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    NEW YORK – After months of avoiding direct contact with voters because of the pandemic, Joe Biden's campaign is about to launch in-person canvassing efforts across several battleground states. The decision comes amid growing concern from Democratic officials on the ground in key states who fear that Biden has been giving a significant advantage to...
    By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press A federal appeals court on Thursday gave Pennsylvania the ability to restore pandemic restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings, putting on hold a judge’s ruling that threw out statewide limits on crowd size and other measures meant to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of...
    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany got into a heated debate with a reporter over discared ballots on Thursday. Fox News Radio White House correspondent Jon Decker peppered McEnany with questions at a press briefing about one example President Trump recently cited in his repeated criticisms of mail-in voting. "The other day [the president] said...
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    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 1,156 new cases of Coronavirus Wednesday and 18 additional deaths. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 160,123 since Tuesday’s report, according to the state’s data. The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of...
    A full vote on the resolution to create a GOP-controlled elections committee could take place as early as Thursday. On Wednesday, Republican state lawmakers in Pennsylvania moved forward with a plan to create a partisan elections committee that would oversee the results of November's presidential...
    The computer network at a Fortune 500 health care services company went down as a result of a malware attack over the weekend, experts say. The Pennsylvania-based Universal Health Services (UHS) issued a statement on Tuesday saying its facilities are “currently offline,” but it only identified the attack as a “security incident caused by malware.”...
    Democratic Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman accused President Donald Trump of attempting to sow “chaos” after the president urged his supporters to go “to the polls and watch very carefully.” During Trump’s debate with 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday, he said, “I’m urging my supporters to go in to the polls and...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – The Republican-controlled statehouse in Harrisburg is looking at setting up what is being described as an “Election Integrity Panel.” The panel would have subpoena power to look into how elections are regulated and conducted. It would also use that power to determine if new laws are needed....
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – According to a recent study from WalletHub, Pennsylvania ranks among the safest states in the United States for schools to reopen. The study ranked factors such as the number of child COVID-19 cases per 100,000 children, average class size in public schools, and the ratio of students...
    A Pennsylvania woman vacationing with her family at the New Jersey shore drowned this week when she tried to save her three children from dangerous rip currents. Police received a 911 call around 3 p.m. Tuesday about people in distress off North Wildwood, located about 40 miles southwest of Atlantic City, authorities said. The 49-year-old mother ran...
    By STEVE PEOPLES, WILL WEISSERT and KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden kept up their debate-stage sniping from the road and the rails, fighting for working-class voters in the Midwest while both parties — and the debate commission, too — sought to deal with the most chaotic...
    (CNN)A Pennsylvania woman and her daughter are expected to spend the rest of their lives in prison after pleading guilty Monday to killing five of their relatives last year, according to the Buck's County District Attorney's office.Shana Decree, 47, and her daughter Dominique Decree, 21, plead guilty but mentally ill to five counts of first-degree...
    Philadelphia authorities are investigating and reexamining their voting machines after USB drives used to program them were stolen from a city warehouse, according to local reports. The thumb drives and a laptop went missing some time this week, but exactly when remains unclear, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Wednesday. “We are confident that this incident will not...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden blasted President Trump during the last stop of his post-debate blitz of Ohio and Pennsylvania. Biden, in an angry address interrupted by the odd passing train and the former vice president's cough, described Trump as a "self-entitled," "self-serving" president, who believed everything was about him. "He thinks that if he...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had a virtual conversation with Joanne Rogers, the widow of the late television legend Mr. Rogers, during his train tour through Pennsylvania on Wednesday night. Biden spoke to Joanne Rogers on a video call during a brief stop in her late husband’s hometown of Latrobe. Pittsburgh Steelers legend Franco Harris...
    Former first lady Michelle Obama urged Americans not to be turned off of politics by Tuesday night's trainwreck of a presidential debate, arguing that would be playing into President Donald Trump's hands.  'But we can’t let him win by tuning out altogether,' she wrote Wednesday evening on Instagram. 'We've got to vote for Joe [Biden]...
    By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — If America had an Amtrak rider-in-chief, Joe Biden would be it. The former vice president, who estimates he's logged more than 2.1 million miles riding the rails in his lifetime, added seven more hours to that total Wednesday as his campaign chartered a nine-car private train...
    Several Pennsylvania lawmakers posed topless to warn voters against submitting “naked” mail-in ballots without the secrecy envelope. Desperate times call for desperate measures! So your favorite elected officials got naked so that you remember to make sure that your mail-in ballot is NOT submitted without its secrecy envelope!! #nonakedballots #dressyourballot pic.twitter.com/bQXaQRHj0j — Bethany Hallam (@bethanyhallam)...
    LATROBE, Pa. – If America had an Amtrak rider-in-chief, Joe Biden would be it. The former vice president, who estimates he's logged more than 2.1 million miles riding the rails in his lifetime, added seven more hours to that total Wednesday as his campaign chartered a nine-car private train to tour parts of eastern...
    By MARC LEVY, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign has threatened a lawsuit by Wednesday afternoon if it does not gain access soon for its campaign officials to observe activity inside newly opened satellite election offices in Philadelphia, where people can register to vote, apply for mail-in ballots and fill them...
    BROOMALL, Pa. (CBS) — Tuesday night’s presidential debate apparently turned many viewers off. Sixty-nine percent told CBS News they felt annoyed by it, as 83% of poll respondents said the overall tone was negative. One of the critical states in the 2020 election is Pennsylvania, especially the Philadelphia suburbs. On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump...
    The Trump campaign is prepared to file a lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia, following a difficult first day of voting across multiple satellite election offices on Tuesday. A potential lawsuit would be filed against the Office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners over their alleged refusal to admit poll watchers into satellite offices to observe the...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Some Pennsylvania lawmakers really want to get your attention about mail-in voting ballots. The group of female lawmakers pretended to pose topless to raise awareness about “naked” ballots. Mail-in ballots must be in two envelopes — a secrecy envelope, then the mailing envelope. Otherwise, they’re “naked” and won’t count. Desperate times...
    A Pennsylvania worker who discarded nine mail-in ballots made a “bad error,” according to Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, who indicated a lack of training may have been the problem. “The investigation is still going on, but from the initial reports we’ve been given, this was a bad error,” Boockvar, a Democrat, said during a news...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The coronavirus continues to increase in Pennsylvania. Many of the new cases are related to students returning to school. The Pennsylvania secretary of health raised concerns Wednesday about the upcoming flu season and COVID-19 patients having prolonged symptoms. About a third of the people infected with COVID-19 do not recover as expected...
    Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Harrisburg International Airport on September 26, 2020 in Middletown, Pennsylvania. It was one of the most chilling stories in a campaign that’s already been one of the most disturbing of all time: Just last week, The Atlantic reported that Donald Trump’s campaign is preparing to ask...
    Three Pennsylvania lawmakers stripped down so they were only wearing a ballot above the waist in an effort to educate voters on mail-in ballot procedures. “Desperate times call for desperate measures! So your favorite elected officials got naked so that you remember to make sure that your mail-in ballot is NOT submitted without its...
    Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar (D) said Wednesday that there was no “intentional fraud” involved in the discarding of nine military ballots in Luzerne County. "The investigation is still going on, but from the initial reports we've been given, this was a bad error," Boockvar said at a Wednesday virtual meeting, according to the...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS/AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign has threatened a lawsuit by Wednesday afternoon if it does not gain access soon for its campaign officials to observe activity inside newly opened satellite election offices in Philadelphia, where people can register to vote, apply for mail-in ballots and fill them out. A letter, sent late...
    By The Associated Press Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: The county Election Bureau needs fixing and quickly The Citizens' Voice Sept. 26 Luzerne County is taking an unfortunate turn in the national spotlight after a joint federal/county investigation found at least seven overseas military ballots were discarded and that county...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It appears that an election worker’s decision to throw out nine military ballots in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, amounted to a mistake and not “intentional fraud,” the state’s top elections official said Wednesday. Workers in the elections office in Luzerne County are getting training on handling mailed-in military and overseas ballots, Secretary of...
    Three school officials in Scranton, Pennsylvania are facing felony child endangerment charges after allegedly covering up dangerously high levels of lead and asbestos contamination in schools. Scranton School District officials were repeatedly told in 2016 that there were dangerously high levels of lead in the drinking water of at least 10 schools. The tainted water...
    It was the debate that was heard around the world. U.S. President Donald Trump and his opponent, the Democratic nominee for U.S. president, Joe Biden, faced off in a contentious presidential moderated by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on Tuesday evening in Cleveland, Ohio. It was, even by recent standards, a politically rancorous affair where...
    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania -- It appears that an election worker's decision to throw out nine military ballots in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, amounted to a mistake and not "intentional fraud," the state's top elections official said Wednesday.Workers in the elections office in Luzerne County are getting training on handling mailed-in military and overseas ballots, Secretary of State Kathy...
    A day following his first debate with President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden will visit Ohio and Pennsylvania via train on Wednesday for a series of campaign stops. The Democratic presidential candidate will hold a total of seven stops on the train tour. The upcoming stops are scheduled for: 1:20...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local): 1 p.m. Democrat Joe Biden is talking to voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania as he takes a train tour of those states a day after his debate clash with President Donald Trump. At a stop in Alliance, Ohio, Biden pledged that if...
    CLEVELAND – In his first public event since trading fire with President Trump at a very combustible presidential debate, Democratic nominee Joe Biden told the crowd the president “lies to you” and emphasized that his showdown with Trump “was supposed to be about you.” The comments from the former vice president, who for decades commuted daily...
    A video circulating online appears to show Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Democratic state Rep. Wendy Ullman chuckling over the "political theater" of wearing masks. What did they say?The two officials were preparing to take part in a press conference in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, when Wolf remarked to Ullman that he would be removing...
    NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman vacationing with her family at the New Jersey shore drowned while trying to rescue her three children from rough waters, authorities said. Emergency responders responded to the 18th Street Beach in North Wildwood around 3 p.m. Tuesday after receiving reports of swimmers in distress. They were able...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 1,153 new cases of Coronavirus Wednesday and 19 additional deaths. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 158,967 since Tuesday’s report, according to the state’s data. The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of...
    BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old youth was shot and killed near an eastern Pennsylvania park. The Lehigh County coroner's office said 17-year-old Aiden Toussaint of Whitehall Township was shot at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday near Bethlehem's Saucon Park. Officials said Toussaint was pronounced dead about an hour later at St. Luke's Hospital-Fountain...
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl were found dead after an early morning fire that displaced 10 other people in central Pennsylvania. State police said 18-year-old Logan Aaron Mitchell and the girl, whose name wasn't released, were found after Tuesday's blaze in Williamstown. Firefighters from Dauphin and Schuylkill...