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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials vowed to “maximize federal law enforcement presence” in the nation’s capital on Monday night after days of violent demonstrations led to fires across Washington and left scores of businesses with broken windows and dozens of police officers injured.

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HARRISBURG (AP) — A primary election like none other in state history awaits Pennsylvania voters Tuesday, when those who have not contributed to the flood of mail-in ballots may encounter new machines designed to improve security by creating a paper record.

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Incorporated in 1851 but with records of interments starting a half-century earlier, Greenwood Cemetery is generally recognized as Lawrence County’s oldest public burial ground.

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While violence erupted nationwide this weekend over the Minneapolis death of George Floyd, a calm assemblage of more than 100 people in downtown New Castle on Sunday culminated with a peaceful march led by the police.

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As hundreds of Shenango Valley residents gathered Sunday afternoon for a peaceful demonstration, protester Prince-Isriel Isriel said they were doing so amid a boiling pot.

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FARRELL – State police arrested a man Saturday in connection with the Thursday night stabbing death of a Farrell woman.

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Gov. Tom Wolf on Sunday called violence and looting across Pennsylvania "unacceptable" as he expanded the Commonwealth Response Coordination of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in Philadelphia and other Pennsylvania cities to protest the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck.

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Local firefighters helped to remove 26 residents from Carriage Manor Personal Care home Thursday when an air conditioning blower burned up and the building filled with smoke.

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An Oak Leaf Gardens man is facing charges after his gun discharged in his second-floor apartment and the bullet entered a downstairs unit.

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PITTSBURGH — PennDOT District 11 is planning line painting operations on various roads in Lawrence, Beaver and Allegheny counties next week.

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The announcement last week that Lawrence County would move Friday into the green phase of COVID-19 restrictions has prompted some school districts to revisit their graduation plans.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The white Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck as he begged for air was arrested Friday and charged with murder, and crowds broke overnight curfews imposed to try to stem violent protests over police killings of African Americans that ha…

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf will lift most of his pandemic restrictions in an additional 16 counties home to nearly 3 million people, including much of the Pittsburgh area, his office said Friday as afflicted Philadelphia also began mapping its way out of the crisis.

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Twitter escalated tensions with President Donald Trump on Friday, adding a warning to one of his tweets for the first time and saying he violated the platform’s rules by glorifying violence when he suggested protesters in Minneapolis could be shot.

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New Castle City Council approved temporary amendments to the city’s Enterprise Zone Revolving Loan Fund to create loan opportunities for businesses suffering from COVID-19-related losses.

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As Lawrence County moves into Gov. Tom Wolf's "green" phase of reopening, restaurants are gearing up to welcome patrons back into their dining areas for the first time in nearly 11 weeks. 

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