Local updates

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported Thursday an increase of 991 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 122,121 cases statewide. Of these, 3,390 are probable cases of the coronavirus statewide.

The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) has been and continues to monitor the changing landscape in education as schools deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. While we value the music and educational experiences our fests, festivals and Music Performance Assessments (MPAs) provide our…

Bradley’s Book Outlet has announced that all of its stores will be closing, including the DuBois Mall location.

CLEARFIELD — While Covid-19 has shut down many performance venues and ensembles, the Clearfield Choral Society has met to develop rehearsal and concert plans, as well as a health and safety plan, in order to offer a virtual concert for the community this winter season.

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported Wednesday an increase of 849 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 121,130 cases statewide. Of these, 3,391 are probable cases of the coronavirus statewide.

Clearfield County Commissioners are urging residents to wear masks in public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help schools reopen.

DuBOIS — The Parkside Community Center is offering takeout meals to the public the week of Aug. 17 for a $6 donation to help the center remain open, according to Executive Director Kathleen Clement. 

READING, PA — Kylee Mitchell of Clearfield has been named to Alvernia University’s Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester. In the spring, Mitchell studied Health Care Science at Alvernia.

CLEARFIELD — This Friday will feature local hard rock band “Road Kill” at the Corner Concert Series in Clearfield.

DuBOIS — A Reynoldsville man has been charged after he was allegedly caught with methamphetamine and other drugs while parked in the lot of a Sandy Township business.

National Updates

An artist in Los Angeles is memorializing each of the thousands of people who have died from COVID-19 in the United States with a delicate origami crane.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania reported nearly 1,000 new virus cases and another 24 new coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday, bringing the state’s total to more than 122,000 Pennsylvani…

HOUSTON (AP) — Executives at the nation’s two largest private prison companies have been donating large sums to President Donald Trump and Republican candidates with an eye toward the November…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has seized millions of dollars from cryptocurrency accounts that militant organization abroad, including al-Qaida and the Islamic State group, relied o…

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proposed payroll tax cut is a threat to Social Security no matter how he casts it.

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — People said we were crazy. We said we’d be careful.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he opposes additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service, acknowledging that his position would starve the agency of money Democrat…

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Thousands of people swarmed the streets of Belarus’ capital and other cities Thursday to keep up their protests of election results that extended the 26-year rule of auth…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government will provide its latest report Thursday on the pace of layoffs, which have remained stuck at a high level since the viral pandemic erupted five months ago.

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Beginning Thursday, U.S. Facebook users who post about voting may start seeing an addendum to their messages -- labels directing readers to authoritative information abo…

NBA players are building on the framework of Colin Kaepernick’s protests during the national anthem that helped raise awareness about police brutality, efforts that have permeated the league s…

THIMPU, Bhutan — The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has imposed its first nationwide lockdown due to a virus infection in a returning traveler who had been released from quarantine.

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Helena Miller listened to teachers, terrified to reenter classrooms, and parents, exhausted from trying to make virtual learning work at home. She heard from school offi…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans counting on emergency coronavirus aid from Washington may have to wait until fall.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden and Kamala Harris pushed past their one-time political rivalry to deliver an aggressive attack on the character and performance of President Donald Trump in t…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even before last week's intelligence assessment on foreign election interference, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson was facing criticism from Democrats that his investigation of pr…

For the first time, Airbnb is taking legal action against a guest for violating its ban on unauthorized parties.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's leading business group on Wednesday raised serious concerns about President Donald Trump's move to defer Social Security payroll taxes for American workers, warn…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elements of the Islamic State group are working to rebuild in western Syria, where the U.S. has little visibility or presence, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East warn…

Michigan's Big House will be sitting empty when the leaves start to change this fall.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House's top negotiator tried to revive stalled talks Wednesday over coronavirus aid, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer dismi…

Tribune Publishing Company, which owns some of the most storied newspapers in American journalism, said Wednesday that it is closing the newsrooms at five of them, including New York's Daily N…

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