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New Castle is the Fireworks Capital of the World, but city officials are reminding residents about an ordinance created last year to limit late-night bangs, pops and booms. 

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Pulitzer Prize-winner Jeffery Gerritt, editor of the New Castle News and The Herald in Sharon, has won yet another national honor — this year’s Sigma Delta Chi Award for editorial writing from the Society of Professional journalists.

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The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer.

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The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer.

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EDWARDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — They have spent much of the past year fighting for Democrats in this working-class corner of northeastern Pennsylvania, knocking on thousands of doors, giving their evenings to phone banks and devoting weekends to voter registration drives.

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Police intelligence from multiple states have led the Shenango Township police to identify a man whom they believed burglarized the AT&T Store at Shenango Village Plaza in January.

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Gas prices in western Pennsylvania are up another cent this week to $3.25 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

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Fire that broke out in a second-floor apartment Friday night caused smoke and water damage to a longstanding barbershop on New Castle's South Side.

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HARRISBURG (AP) — Republicans who control Pennsylvania's Legislature are increasingly looking to take a different avenue to write laws, voter referendums, to get around Gov. Tom Wolf and make policy that the Democrat cannot block with his veto pen.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal intelligence report warns that adherents of QAnon, the conspiracy theory embraced by some in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, could target Democrats and other political opponents for more violence as the movement's false prophecies don’t come true.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — City officials are looking at ways to deal with dirt bikes and ATVs on city streets following a shooting death that occurred at a gathering with hundreds of people riding motorized vehicles in northeast Philadelphia over the weekend.

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HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s counties and municipal governments will see the lowest level of annual fee revenue they get from Marcellus Shale gas wells, as drilling slowed and prices sank during the pandemic, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission said Monday.

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Lawrence County reported 12 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in a three-day report covering Saturday through Monday, state health officials reported.

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School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever as enrollment rebounds following the coronavirus pandemic.

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JAMESTOWN — State police accused Jamestown's fire chief of attempted homicide after a domestic-related shooting early Sunday morning.

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Lawrence County has contributed to OverdoseFreePA since 2014, and reported 1 overdose death in 2014; 30 deaths in 2015; 40 deaths in 2016; 55 deaths in 2017; 38 deaths in 2018; 27 deaths in 2019; and 38 deaths in 2020.

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The Lawrence County coroner is saving money and time spent waiting for autopsy or toxicology results in drug overdose cases as well as getting quicker results to help grieving families receive completed death certificates sooner. 

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Three people were hospitalized on Sunday afternoon after an impatient driver pulled out in front of a funeral procession in downtown Johnstown, causing two of the cars in the motorcade to collide, Johnstown police said.

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The Lawrence County jail is already about $10,000 over its annual budget of $100,000 for overtime, Lawrence County's commissioner chairman said last week.  

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The New Castle Area School District will provide free breakfasts and lunches for children throughout this summer starting June 21.

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An Ellwood City man is wanted for reported inappropriate encounters with two girls and for the reported exchange of inappropriate images and child pornography on his phone.

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The Associated Press won two Pulitzer Prizes in photography Friday for its coverage of the racial injustice protests and the coronavirus’s toll on the elderly, while The New York Times won the public service award for its in-depth, but accessible reporting on the pandemic.

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Lawrence County reported one new confirmed COVID-19 case Friday, state health officials reported.

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