COAL TOWNSHIP — The cause of a three-alarm fire Wednesday that gutted a home and left a family of four homeless remains under investigation.
MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel Area School Board unanimously approved another five-year contract for head football coach John Darrah on Thursday night.
MOUNT CARMEL — Citing concerns over securing a loan, Mount Carmel Borough Council tabled a resolution to accept a low bid of more than $1.5 million for the construction of a new borough hall on Oak Street.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — This time, Virginia was not one-and-done against a 16 seed.
HOUSTON (AP) — The efforts to clean up a Texas industrial plant that burned for several days this week were hamstrung Friday by a briefly reignited fire and a breach that led to chemicals spilling into the nearby Houston Ship Channel.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he has reversed his administration's decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, with his press secretary explaining that the president "likes" leader Kim Jong Un and doesn't think they're necessary.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A judge is dismissing a federal evidence-tampering charge against an ailing retired Mississippi sheriff's deputy accused of wrongfully shooting a man to death in 2013.
HOUSTON (AP) — A flight attendant who traveled to Mexico for work while enrolled in a program for immigrants brought to the United States as children was detained on her way back by U.S. immigration authorities but said Friday she was being released, her attorney said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge appeared skeptical Friday of one of the key arguments that civil liberties groups have made to try to block the Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico until their cases are heard.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a fire that had been burning at a Texas petrochemical storage facility (all times local):
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly yelled through tears in a recent TV interview before an audience numbering in the millions, saying he's in a fight for his life to disprove sexual abuse charges. That fight will ultimately be waged in court, with the only audience that matters numbering just 12 jurors.
BLOUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police arrested a substitute teacher in Alabama on Friday after his gun went off in a first-grade classroom.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration stepped up sanctions on Venezuela Friday in response to the kidnapping of a top aide for an leader the U.S wants to see replace the embattled — but not yet ousted — President Nicolas Maduro.
Attorney General William Barr delivered a letter to Congress on Friday notifying the leaders of the Judiciary committees that special counsel Robert Mueller had submitted his report on the Russia investigation. The letter was addressed to Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Dem…
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury began deliberating Friday over whether a white former police officer was "judge, jury and executioner" when he shot an unarmed black teenager in the back, as prosecutors claimed, or was justified in using lethal force to stop a fleeing suspect whom he said he perceiv…
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday that recent flooding in the state has caused an estimated $1.6 billion in damage, pushing the total costs from the devastating Midwest flooding to at least $3 billion.
Wall Street was roiled Friday by new signs that global economic growth is slowing. The jitters triggered a sell-off in stocks and sent bond yields sharply lower, flashing a possible recession warning.
A 17-year-old boy was charged Friday with making online threats of "ethnic cleansing" against black and Hispanic students at the public high school in Charlottesville, Virginia, a city that was the site of a deadly white nationalist rally in 2017.
PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — White House: Next steps on Mueller report 'up to' Attorney General Barr, Trump has not been briefed on report.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local):
ATLANTA (AP) — When the top lieutenant to a presidential contender phoned Georgia Democratic Party chairwoman Nikema Williams recently to ask for a one-on-one meeting, Williams declined.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Islamic State militants no longer control any territory in Syria, President Donald Trump proudly announced Friday, though the U.S. was still launching airstrikes and sporadic fighting continued on the ground against the group's holdouts.
CHICAGO (AP) — An overseas trip by R. Kelly is in limbo after his attorney asked a judge Friday for more time to provide details to the court about up to five concerts the R&B singer wants to perform next month in Dubai.
Changing batteries in orbit took some huffing and puffing and some intricate maneuvering by two spacewalkers Friday. But in the end, it went almost as smoothly as doing the chore back on Earth.
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An endangered federal program that has helped preserve the historic Route 66 Highway for two decades has issued its last call for grants aimed at saving aging buildings and landmarks.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An 84-year-old pole vaulter isn't putting her pole down anytime soon.
ABBEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday for helping burn the body of a slain teacher whose grim end in a rural pecan orchard remained a mystery for more than a decade.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Some problem police officers in Philadelphia have been assigned to monitor security cameras in a highly sensitive Homeland Security intelligence facility.
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It turns out there's a "Florida Man" in all of us.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Trump says he's nominating campaign adviser, conservative economist Stephen Moore to Federal Reserve board.
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — White House: All Islamic State-held territory in Syria has been '100 percent eliminated'
RISING SUN, Ind. (AP) — Former NFL cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has accepted a plea agreement following his arrest at a southeastern Indiana casino.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Iditarod musher who was hours ahead in the Alaska wilderness race when his dogs refused to keep running dismissed critics who say he ran them too hard and chalked it up to a bad memory that spooked them.
Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat a silly phrase.
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and dozens of aircraft.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a United Express regional jet didn't slide off a runway in Maine — it missed the runway altogether.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden says he has "the most progressive record" of any Democrat running, or mulling a run, in 2020. But many progressive activists disagree.
MIAMI (AP) — Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth so that their child can acquire all the privileges of American citizenship.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Pimlico Race Course owner says there's no plan to keep the signature Preakness Stakes race in Baltimore, despite what Mayor Catherine Pugh has said.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
TREVORTON — Zerbe Township police are investigating a burglary that occurred over the weekend at Holiness Christian Church, 939 Pleasant View St.
MOUNT CARMEL — Standing at the corner of Second and Maple streets, three area residents observed the aftermath of a fire that destroyed a large three-story apartment building Sunday afternoon at that location, leaving 30 homeless.
The spotlight of the NCAA Tournament shifts to Zion Williamson and No. 1 overall seed Duke.
Already appearing drained by Michigan State's difficult victory over the upset seekers from Bradley , coach Tom Izzo winced a little more in his postgame interview on the court when the subject turned to the next opponent for the Spartans in the East Region.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A son of missionaries who later married into the family of an African dictator has admitted to his role in an international counterfeiting operation.
Today in History
COAL TOWNSHIP — A raging three-alarm fire that completely gutted a three-story residence located at 950 W. Pine St., leaving a family of four homeless on Wednesday evening, was reported by an 11-year-old boy.
KULPMONT — Myron F. Turlis has announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for Northumberland County Commissioner.
- UPDATE: Accidental death victim identified as Elysburg man
- Crews work on apartment fire in Mount Carmel
- Fire guts home in Coal Township
- Man who committed suicide found in township home where woman was charged with drug offenses
- Fire destroys home in Coal Township
- Man killed by falling tree in Cleveland Twp.
- Man rescued from burning apartment building; numerous animals rushed to vets
- Police Blotter
- Philadelphia woman charged with smuggling drugs into SCI-Coal Twp.
- Felony charges levied against Kulpmont man