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The city announced that operators are subject to penalties

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The 67-year-old man died early Friday morning at Reading Hospital.

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Paid leave for state employees whose work locations are closed and who are unable to work remotely will end April 10.

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The service will be broadcast on WEEU-AM radio, starting at 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunday.

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Pennsylvania health officials reported another large jump in the number of coronavirus cases in the state.

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Space is limited and participants must register ahead of time for the Monday morning event.

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The Upper Macungie Board of Supervisors authorized the township's manager to make decisions without board approval in the event of an emergency in the township.

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Twenty-five Easter baskets full of candy made it into the hands of foster children.

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Pennsylvania is second in the nation for claims, with nearly 900,000 in the state.

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A Bethlehem woman was prescribed it after she was diagnosed with Lupus, an auto-immune disease, in 1988

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There were also 16 additional deaths reported, bringing the state death toll to 90, as of Thursday.

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She joined us live on 69 News at Sunrise from her home to explain her symptoms, diagnosis and experience.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in 72 hours to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartbreaking soundtrack of the crisis.

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As the effects of the coronavirus outbreak expands, Lehigh County government is taking steps to keep government operations running and solvent.

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"We appreciate the shared sacrifice of all 12.8 million Pennsylvanians; we are in this together."

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"The support already received from the hockey community has been very encouraging and will go a long way in helping the players."

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The grants aim to help nonprofits fill critical gaps in funding that have occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Jersey’s income tax deadline will move from April 15 to July 15 and the state budget deadline will move from June 30 to September 30, leaders said Wednesday.

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"We don't know when this will end, but it will end."

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"It is our hope Sheetz's Kidz Meal Bagz program will make a small difference."

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Here's how to donate to help pay for the healthy meals.

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Like many others, duck farmer Joe Jurgielewicz explained that his family relies on sales to restaurants in major cities like New York and Philadelphia.

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The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders met via phone conference on Tuesday to vote on several resolutions regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

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U.S. Army Captain Douglas Hickok was a third-generation service member who served in the New Jersey National Guard as a drilling Guardsman and physician assistant.

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"This is definitely one of the most important things we've printed here."

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A federal appeals court denied Pawlowski's request to be released from the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, even though his lawyer argued that he has several health problems.

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Despite the increase, the number in Berks remains well below what has been reported in neighboring counties.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would order the redistribution of critically needed ventilators. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a national enlistment program for doctors and nurses. And the coronavirus outbreak picked up speed with more deaths and more hospi…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration abruptly changed its description of the Strategic National Stockpile, the federal government’s repository of life-saving medicines and supplies, to conform with President Donald Trump’s insistence that it is only a short-term backup for states, not …

Dion Lewis is in a very familiar role being Saquon Barkley's backup with the New York Giants.

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The Supreme Court on Friday announced it will postpone arguments scheduled for April because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the court didn't rule out hearing some arguments within months.

NEW YORK, April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On a break from the front lines, nurse practitioner Gabe Westhemier tucked into a plate of duck confit, the work of one of the city's celebrity chefs. ("It was wonderful.")

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. on Friday overhauled its release schedule by moving the dates of half a dozen Marvel movies, announcing a new one for the live-action adaption of “Mulan” and pushing one movie, “Artemis Fowl,” to Disney Plus, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The Preakness is looking for a new date this year and has decided to cancel the infield party that is a staple of the Triple Crown race normally held on the third Saturday in May.

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BILL WITHERS, “LEAN ON ME” SINGER, DIES AT 81

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"It's going to be safe, it's going to be exciting and it's going to be Wisconsin-y."

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq on Friday suspended the work of the Reuters news agency for three months, following a report by the agency the previous day that said the Iraqi government was under-reporting confirmed cases of the new coronavirus.

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NEW YORK (AP) — With coronavirus deaths surging in New York, the governor announced Friday he will use his authority to seize ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren’t using them — one of the most aggressive steps yet in the U.S. to relieve severe short…

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With coronavirus deaths climbing rapidly in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday he will use his authority to take ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren’t using them, complaining that states are competing against each other for vital equipment…

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Passengers from an ill-fated cruise were carefully freed from their cabins and allowed to touch dry land Friday for the first time in weeks, following the removal of 14 critically ill people who were wheeled off to Florida hospitals bracing for an onslaught of co…

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NEW YORK (AP) — CNN news anchor Brooke Baldwin has tested positive for the coronavirus, the second on-air personality at the news network to come down with the disease.

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that warring parties in 11 countries have responded positively to his appeal for a global cease-fire to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, but turning words into peace is enormously difficult and fighting has escalated i…

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WUHAN, China (AP) — For more than a month, Wu Di did not know his father was dead.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Saying they don't know when they'll be able to re-open many of their businesses with the coronavirus spreading, Walt Disney Co. officials announced they will start furloughing some workers in two weeks at its theme parks resorts in Florida and California.

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Manufacturing giant 3M pushed back Friday against criticism from President Donald Trump over production of face masks that are badly needed by American health care workers.

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MADRID (AP) — There's a bookshelf filled with donated novels. Hotel toiletries rest on cardboard boxes turned into bedside tables. Meals are served with personalized notes from the staff. And an army of volunteers do their best to keep up an air of optimism amid the pandemic.

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The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the first time in more than 70 years, top leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will deliver speeches at the faith's signature conference this weekend without an in-person audience in the latest illustration of how the coronavirus pandemic is …

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The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Friday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus.

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The International Swimming League will fund its professional athletes through next year's rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, starting with payments in September.

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LONDON, April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Waves blockchain project has launched the #CryptoCOVID19 charity campaign on its Waves.Exchange to support organizations and funds in need of financial aid in fighting the global COVID-19 epidemic.

NEENAH, Wis., April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott® Brand announced today a commitment of $500,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help support the families of everyday heroes, the essential workers who continue to work hard to ensure safety and care for our communities in these unpre…

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s prime minister struck back at his critics in the European Union, saying he has “no time” for dealing with some of them during the coronavirus pandemic and accusing others of wanting to “loot” the country.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State leaders in Wisconsin are pushing ahead with next week’s presidential primary despite a blizzard of lawsuits, hundreds of poll workers walking off the job and concerns that sending voters out during the coronavirus pandemic would jeopardize public health.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would order the redistribution of critically needed ventilators. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a national enlistment program for doctors and nurses. And the coronavirus outbreak picked up speed with more deaths and more hospi… Read more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Terrell believes an imprisoned man currently serving two life sentences may not have been the person who murdered his brother as part of a killing spree that rocked Atlanta four decades ago. Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration abruptly changed its description of the Strategic National Stockpile, the federal government’s repository of life-saving medicines and supplies, to conform with President Donald Trump’s insistence that it is only a short-term backup for states, not … Read more

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The Supreme Court on Friday announced it will postpone arguments scheduled for April because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the court didn't rule out hearing some arguments within months. Read more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On a break from the front lines, nurse practitioner Gabe Westhemier tucked into a plate of duck confit, the work of one of the city's celebrity chefs. ("It was wonderful.") Read more

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Residents who live near the quarry had expressed concerns about asbestos. Read more

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The city announced that operators are subject to penalties Read more

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He says the death toll has climbed to about 650 people, up from more than 500, with nearly 30,000 positive cases. Read more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. on Friday overhauled its release schedule by moving the dates of half a dozen Marvel movies, announcing a new one for the live-action adaption of “Mulan” and pushing one movie, “Artemis Fowl,” to Disney Plus, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

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The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. Read more

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The Preakness is looking for a new date this year and has decided to cancel the infield party that is a staple of the Triple Crown race normally held on the third Saturday in May. Read more

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NEW YORK (AP) — With coronavirus deaths surging in New York, the governor announced Friday he will use his authority to seize ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren’t using them — one of the most aggressive steps yet in the U.S. to relieve severe short… Read more

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Passengers from an ill-fated cruise were carefully freed from their cabins and allowed to touch dry land Friday for the first time in weeks, following the removal of 14 critically ill people who were wheeled off to Florida hospitals bracing for an onslaught of co… Read more

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NEW YORK (AP) — CNN news anchor Brooke Baldwin has tested positive for the coronavirus, the second on-air personality at the news network to come down with the disease. Read more

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Saying they don't know when they'll be able to re-open many of their businesses with the coronavirus spreading, Walt Disney Co. officials announced they will start furloughing some workers in two weeks at its theme parks resorts in Florida and California. Read more

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Manufacturing giant 3M pushed back Friday against criticism from President Donald Trump over production of face masks that are badly needed by American health care workers. Read more

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MADRID (AP) — There's a bookshelf filled with donated novels. Hotel toiletries rest on cardboard boxes turned into bedside tables. Meals are served with personalized notes from the staff. And an army of volunteers do their best to keep up an air of optimism amid the pandemic. Read more

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The 67-year-old man died early Friday morning at Reading Hospital. Read more

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The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Read more

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the first time in more than 70 years, top leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will deliver speeches at the faith's signature conference this weekend without an in-person audience in the latest illustration of how the coronavirus pandemic is … Read more

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The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Friday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. Read more

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State leaders in Wisconsin are pushing ahead with next week’s presidential primary despite a blizzard of lawsuits, hundreds of poll workers walking off the job and concerns that sending voters out during the coronavirus pandemic would jeopardize public health. Read more

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Mosques were allowed to remain open in Pakistan on Friday, when Muslims gather for weekly prayers, even as the coronavirus pandemic spread and much of the country had shut down. Read more

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Paid leave for state employees whose work locations are closed and who are unable to work remotely will end April 10. Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that the next coronavirus aid bill should build on the bipartisan relief bills that Congress has passed so far rather than include broader Democratic agenda items such as infrastructure and rural broadband access. Read more

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Governor Tom Wolf recommended Friday that all Pennsylvanians wear a mask any time they leave their homes for life-sustaining reasons as COVID-19 cases steadily rise in the state. Read more

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“You don’t need a surgical mask — we need those for our health care workers and first responders. We have guidance on universal masking on our website, including instructions on how to make your own mask using materials you have at home.” Read more

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The losses came after the government said U.S. employers cut 701,000 more jobs than they added last month. Read more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Since the beginning of an international pandemic, experts have known one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and spreading the coronavirus: the homeless. Read more

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. | Authorities are searching for a theft suspect accused of stealing someone's credit cards. Read more