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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Superintendent Clay Jordan speaks with firefighters battling the KNP Complex Fire during a morning briefing in Tulare County, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. Jordan discussed the need to protect the parks' giant sequoia trees from high-intensity fire in the upcoming days. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Superintendent Clay Jordan speaks with firefighters battling the KNP Complex Fire during a morning briefing in Tulare County, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. Jordan discussed the need to protect the parks' giant sequoia trees from high-intensity fire in the upcoming days. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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Firefighters attend a morning briefing in the Three Rivers community of Tulare County, Calif., while battling the KNP Complex Fire on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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Regis Brown gave a detailed confession about how he shot and killed Bryce Kenneth Tompkins to keep him from talking after Tompkins witnessed a burglary at the New Castle VFW.

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THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Multiple forest fires on Thursday were threatening groves of gigantic sequoias in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains that are home to some of the world's largest trees.

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A helicopter drops water on the KNP Complex Fire burning along Generals Highway in Sequoia National Park, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. The blaze is burning near the Giant Forest, home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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FILE - This July 16, 2004, file photo shows a gray wolf at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. The Biden administration said Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, that federal protections may need to be restored for gray wolves in the western U.S. after Republican-backed state laws made it much easier to kill the predators. (AP Photo/Dawn Villella, File)

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U.S. Forest Service firefighter Lucas Duarte closes his fire engine's hood in Sequoia National Park, Calif., not far from the KNP Complex Fire, on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. The blaze is burning near the Giant Forest, home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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Cones block the entrance to Sequoia National Park, Calif., as the KNP Complex Fire burns nearby on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. The blaze is burning near the Giant Forest, home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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As the KNP Complex Fire approaches, U.S. Forest Service firefighters Armando Flores, right, and Heron Hilbach-Barger clear vegetation around structures at the Ash Mountain headquarters in Sequoia National Park, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. The blaze is burning near the Giant Forest, home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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Fire-resistant wrap covers a historic welcome sign as the KNP Complex Fire burns in Sequoia National Park, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. The blaze is burning near the Giant Forest, home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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Flames from the KNP Complex Fire burn along a hillside above the Kaweah River in Sequoia National Park, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. The blaze is burning near the Giant Forest, home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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A firefighter lays hose around the Foothills Visitor Center while battling the KNP Complex Fire in Sequoia National Park, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. The blaze is burning near the Giant Forest, home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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Flames from the KNP Complex Fire burn a hillside above the Kaweah River in Sequoia National Park, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. The blaze is burning near the Giant Forest, home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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Lawrence County reported 28 more confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, state health officials said.

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When Yom Kippur began Wednesday night at sundown through sundown Thursday, only a handful will be celebrating in Lawrence County.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hours after California Gov. Gavin Newsom beat back a recall election that could have cost him his job, his fellow Democrats in the state Legislature said Wednesday that they will push for changes to make it more difficult to challenge a sitting governor.

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A forensic pathologist who reviewed the autopsy report and photos of Bryce Kenneth Tompkins said he had been shot twice in the back, and he was dead when he was dumped into the Neshannock Creek.

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An accused drug offender is facing new charges after police confiscated suspected heroin, crack and cocaine, and more than 11/2 pounds of suspected marijuana during search of his home.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Influential government advisers will debate Friday if there's enough proof that a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective — the first step toward deciding which Americans need one and when.

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Two people are in custody after police raided an East Side apartment and found suspected narcotics and a gun that had been reported stolen.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in the Pennsylvania Senate prepared Wednesday to test how far they can go in pursuing what the GOP calls a “forensic investigation” of last year’s presidential election, as Democrats accused them of helping perpetuate the “big lie” of baseless claims that f…

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Arise is always looking for new blood. That’s a big reason why Arise — formerly known as the Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County — bestowed 13-year-old Camryn Lanigan with its Future Award at the agency’s 40th anniversary celebration.

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A sign announces the closure of Sequoia National Park, where the KNP Complex Fires are burning, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in Tulare County, Calif. Individually named the Colony and Paradise Fires, the blazes are burning near the Giant Forest, home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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The House Health committee has asked an obscure state committee to weigh in on whether the acting health secretary has the authority to mandate masks in schools to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two central Pennsylvania men were arrested Monday and accused of participating in the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol earlier this year, with their social media communications cited by federal prosecutors as evidence against them.

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CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — More than $104 million in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls went uncollected last year as the agency fully converted to all-electronic tolling, with the millions of motorists who don't use E-ZPass having a nearly 1 in 2 chance of riding without paying under the “toll-by-plate”…

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A Mahoningtown man was pronounced dead at the scene Aug. 29 when his motorcycle crashed in Pulaski Township.

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Westminster College has increased its standing in the annual U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges list, jumping three spots this year in the National Liberal Arts Colleges category.

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WASHINGTON — The House and Senate held no votes last week, despite returning from their August and Labor Day recess. 

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MATHER, Calif. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday used his first Western swing in office to hold out the wildfires burning across the region as an argument for his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plans, calling year-round fires and other extreme weather a climate change reality the nation can no …

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FARRELL — Farrell Area School Board took no action Monday on a request taking legendary basketball coach Edward J. McCluskey’s name off the high school gymnasium.

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