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Lawrence County continues to hold at 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two deaths, according to figures released at noon today by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

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The man who police say fired multiple shots at a vehicle during a dispute Saturday outside a Johnstown Sheetz store did not have a concealed carry permit, authorities said.

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Under the governor's stay at home order issued Tuesday for Lawrence County, these are the allowable reasons for people to leave their residences: 

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As the coronavirus epidemic continues and families remain out of work, the New Castle Area School District is ramping up its efforts to feed the masses, in partnership with volunteers and a local church community.

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New Castle police are investigating a second armed robbery that occurred within a week at the 7-Eleven store on Highland Avenue.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf added seven more counties Tuesday to his order to stay at home as the new virus expanded its reach and Pennsylvania reported another big jump in confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths.

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The Bessemer Municipal Authority has canceled its April meeting, according to its secretary, Roberta Penwell. The reason for the cancellation is because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Health care dominated political dialogue leading up to the coronavirus crisis this month and if voters in the nation’s heartland are an accurate yardstick, the struggle over the best way to provide it will escalate on the road to November's election.

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HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday announced that his statewide shutdowns of schools and non-essential businesses will continue indefinitely until there’s evidence that the state has successfully bent the curve to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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UPMC is implementing a staffing and pay protection program that will ensure that all staff will continue to be paid at their current rate for normally scheduled hours through May 9, even if they are assigned to alternative work during their regular hours.

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What started as a bush fire eventually spread to and damaged a Neshannock Township home Sunday night.

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Two New Castle firefighters are under quarantine after having been exposed to COVID-19, according to New Castle Fire Chief Mike Kobbe.

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The Lawrence County Elections office is anticipating a higher number of applications for mail-in and absentee ballots in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.

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HARRISBURG – The state Department of Health is working on a plan to help doctors prioritize care for patients in the event a surge of coronavirus cases overwhelms hospitals.

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With schools closed and cabin fever rising, the New Castle Regional Ballet found a way to keep its students active and sociable while still in the safety of their homes.

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Linda Kay Hansotte, 71 of New Castle passed away on March 30, 2020. Linda was born in New Castle on June 26, 1948, to the late Leonard Russell and Mary Kathryn Trego Morris. She married Ronald Hansotte, who survives. Linda was a member of Calvary Independent Church. She was a graduate of New…

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