Briefs

Campaign 2020: Gun-violence PAC Brady is getting into two, key Pa. congressional races

BY: - March 25, 2020

It's throwing its support to Democratic U.S. Reps. Brendan Boyle and Susan Wild -- two very different races -- but for the same reasons.

Erie County Executive Dahlkemper issues stay at home order

BY: - March 24, 2020

Matching one issued by Gov. Tom Wolf, the order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, and remain in effect until April 6, 2020.

COVID-19: Where are State Police finding the open businesses that Wolf ordered to close?

BY: - March 24, 2020

The police are initially providing warnings, Evanchick said, to push for voluntary compliance. But stricter enforcement will follow as needed, he said.

Pa. health officials confirm 207 new COVID-19 cases, bringing statewide total to 851

BY: - March 24, 2020

The state also confirmed that the death toll from the virus has risen to seven, with fatalities now being reported in Allegheny, Lackawanna, Monroe, Montgomery and Northampton Counties. 

Pa. health officials confirm 165 new COVID-19 cases, bringing statewide total to 644

BY: - March 23, 2020

The state confirmed three deaths statewide from the illness. On Monday, the Morning Call of Allentown reported a fourth death in East Stroudsburg, Monroe County. 

COVID-19 outbreak: This 60 seconds of sidewalk art in Camp Hill, Pa. is pure joy

BY: - March 22, 2020

People across the country have been spreading messages of hope with sidewalk chalk over the last few days. I happened across this one on the way home from a run on Sunday morning.

Wolf admin: Nearly 10K Pa. businesses have applied for shutdown waivers

BY: - March 22, 2020

State officials have been blitzed with applications from Pennsylvania business owners seeking waivers to the Wolf administration's order last week that all non-essential businesses shutter their operations, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin said Sunday.

W. Pa. mayor confirms that his town has Pennsylvania’s second COVID-19 death

BY: - March 22, 2020

As of midday Saturday, 4,137 people have been tested for coronavirus in Pennsylvania. 

Health Officials: Allegheny County resident is Pa.’s second COVID-19 death, as state IDs 103 new cases

BY: - March 21, 2020

The state Department of Health has announced Pennsylvania’s second death from the coronavirus, an adult from Allegheny County. The Allegheny County death joins a death announced on Wednesday in the Lehigh Valley. The announcement came as the department identified 103 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 371 cases. During a Saturday […]

Deluged with waiver requests, Wolf admin. extends business enforcement shutdown deadline to Monday

BY: - March 21, 2020

Saying it’s been hit with a large number of waiver requests, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has extended the enforcement of its shutdown order for non-essential businesses to Monday, March 23 at 8 a.m. The order had been set to take effect on Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m. Wolf orders all ‘non-life-sustaining’ businesses to close; […]

COMMENTARY

A big reason we’re social distancing | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - March 21, 2020

People aged 60 and older, those with chronic illnesses and diminished immunity are most at-risk for infection. Stay safe. Stay calm. And stay home.

So when you tell Pennsylvanians you’re going to close the liquor stores, they listen | Chart

BY: - March 20, 2020

Capital-Star Staff Reporter Elizabeth Hardison took a look at sales data for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.