WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden would support Congress enshrining abortion rights into federal law "should it become necessary," his presidential campaign said Tuesday, following several other Democratic candidates in promising to take that step if elected president.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A dangerous storm system in the Midwest produced dozens of tornadoes for the second consecutive day Tuesday, demolishing a racetrack grandstand and damaging buildings in a wild animal park in Missouri but sparing St. Louis, the biggest city in its path.
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SHAMOKIN — Dawn M. Thompson, 43, of 513 W. Mulberry St., Shamokin, is being charged with aggravated assault, simple assault with a deadly weapon, simple assault, reckless endangerment and possessing an instrument of crime after she allegedly stabbed Akeem Gregory Tuesday evening at their home.
SUNBURY — A bench warrant was issued Monday morning by Northumberland County Judge Hugh A. Jones for former Shamokin Area School Board member Richard A. Kashnoski after he failed to appear for a status conference in his case involving alleged state ethics violations.
COAL TOWNSHIP — Shamokin Area School Board on Monday unanimously passed a $32 million tentative general fund budget for 2019-20 that includes a 1.12-mill tax increase.
SUNBURY — The trial for a 19-year-old Coal Township man accused of murder is anticipated to be held in October.
MOUNT CARMEL — Like most local residents, the Rev. Francis Karwacki, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, cares about his community and keeping it clean. Karwacki also believes in showing respect toward the deceased and the grounds where their physical remains are now buried.
CATAWISSA, RR — The Southern Columbia Area School Board honored it’s student of the month, third-grader Olivia Jones, for her exemplary behavior both in and out of school. The quiet, young lady stood before the board as Superintendent Paul Caputo offered his congratulations for her attendanc…
SHAMOKIN — Central Susquehanna Opportunities Inc. (CSO) will hold its annual Community Action Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Northumberland County Career and Arts Center, at 2 E. Arch St.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's longtime top prosecutor has fended off a challenge in the Democratic primary, his first in 20 years.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democrat Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job as mayor of the nation's sixth largest city after fending off two challengers in Tuesday's primary who criticized his signature achievement: a soda tax to help provide free preschool classes.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Fred Keller, a conservative state lawmaker, won the special election for Congress on Tuesday in a heavily Republican district that sprawls across areas of central and northern Pennsylvania that are a stronghold for President Donald Trump.
SUNBURY — Incumbent Northumberland County Commissioners Kymberley Best and Sam Schiccatano each sailed through Tuesday's primary to the general election on their party's respective tickets.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's two-term sheriff, a target of several sexual harassment lawsuits, has been defeated in the city's Democratic primary by a woman who leads a city organization of black police officers.
SHAMOKIN — City voters Tuesday shot down a referendum asking whether a government study commission of seven members be elected to study the existing form of government and consider the advisability of the adoption of a Home Rule Charter.
SHAMOKIN — Republicans Scott Roughton and Denise Brown will join Democrat Jennifer Seidel in the November general election to compete in the race for two open seats on Shamokin City Council.
COAL TOWNSHIP — Three incumbents and two former Shamokin Area School Board members earned double nominations during Tuesday's primary election.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska air carrier involved in two deadly floatplane crashes in a week has voluntarily suspended operations, federal officials said Tuesday.
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a second fatal Alaska floatplane crash in a week (all times local):
SHAMOKIN — Voters in Shamokin struck down, 447-392, Tuesday's referendum asking if they support the formation of a government study commission.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco police chief said Tuesday that he respects the news media, but a freelance journalist whose home and office were raided by officers had "crossed the line" by joining a conspiracy to steal a confidential report.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has banned prisoners from reading a book that discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on black men, drawing outcry from First Amendment advocates who say the move is censorship.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic primary for Philadelphia mayor (all times local):
VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A female hitchhiker who accused former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. of raping her after he picked her up testified Tuesday that she did not flee or defend herself because the muscular football star had threatened to kill her.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge indicated Tuesday that he is likely to block a Mississippi law that will ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the central United States (all times local):
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A presidential pardon won't be enough to clear someone associated with the commander-in-chief of similar state charges under legislation approved by New York state lawmakers Tuesday.
COAL TOWNSHIP — A 29-year-old male is being treated for a stab wound to the left forearm relating to an incident at 513 West Mulberry Street in Shamokin, according to emergency personnel communications.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two dozen states and municipalities sued the federal government Tuesday to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California sued Tuesday to block the Trump administration from cancelling nearly $1 billion for the state's high-speed rail project, escalating the state's feud with the federal government.
LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden is responding to President Donald Trump's latest attack on his candidacy, saying Trump can't understand the difficult decisions that struggling families must make.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's embattled House speaker said Tuesday that he plans to resign from his leadership post following a vote of no confidence by his Republican caucus amid a scandal over explicit text messages.
SEATTLE (AP) — Ashes to ashes, guts to dirt.
A new lawsuit says Boeing's design of the 737 Max was faulty and the company was able to rush the plane into production because it faced little oversight from regulators.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is going to Israel with a large contingent of business leaders — not surprisingly, especially as the GOP woos Jewish voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election. But DeSantis' plan to hold a meeting with his elected Cabinet whi…
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the former skating partners of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin has accused him in a series of Facebook posts of sexually assaulting her over a two-year period.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Companies specializing in the handling of radioactive material are buying retired U.S. nuclear reactors from utilities and promising to clean them up and demolish them in dramatically less time than usual — eight years instead of 60, in some cases.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Dozens of inmates, many of them black, are set to stay in Washington state prisons for life — left out of the latest in a multi-year wave of reforms easing tough-on-crime "three-strikes" laws around the U.S.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's oldest city violated the free-speech rights of tour guides by requiring them to pass a written history test and get a license, a federal judge said in a ruling that's largely symbolic since the licensing law was scrapped years ago.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has delayed the trial of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on a misdemeanor charge that he paid for sex at a massage parlor.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Filled with paratroopers, a U.S. warplane lumbered down an English runway in 1944 to spearhead the World War II D-Day invasion with a message for Adolf Hitler painted in bright yellow across its nose: "That's All, Brother."
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who weighs more than 900 pounds (410 kilograms) pleaded guilty in a federal cocaine conspiracy case Tuesday during a hearing that was held in a courthouse loading dock as the defendant lay on a stretcher inside an ambulance.
Technology companies helped power stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, snapping the market's two-day losing streak.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is finding unexpected online fundraising success from low-dollar donors, with more than 97% of his contributions coming from those who gave less than $200, his presidential campaign announced Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Abortion clinics are facing protesters emboldened by a flurry of restrictive new state laws as they reassure confused patients that the laws have yet to take effect, abortion providers said.
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