Local updates

BENEZETTE — The Elk Country Visitor Center and its Winslow Hill surroundings in Benezette is seeing more and more locals and tourists returning as the COVID-19 pandemic slows.

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DuBOIS — Those who do not have a son or daughter in the DuBois Area High School’s Class of 2020 may not have realized that prior to Saturday night’s in-person commencement ceremony at Mansell Stadium, there had been a behind-the-scenes virtual graduation.

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In Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary election, three Republican candidates seek the nomination for state Senator in the 25th District.

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported Thursday that there are 511 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the statewide total to 71,926.

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported Monday that there are 356 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the statewide total to 72,282.

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DuBOIS — Resilience was a word used often to describe the DuBois Area High School Class of 2020 during their graduation ceremony at Mansell Stadium Saturday evening.

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RIDGWAY — Like restaurants everywhere, Joey’s Bakery in Ridgway is not just facing financial struggles, but its employees are missing regular customers who are like family.

ST MARYS — Elk County libraries will begin offering contact-free, curbside pickup services Monday, safely offering materials to readers after the pandemic shutdown.

DuBOIS — The DuBois Area School District announced Thursday afternoon that the parade and graduation ceremony at Mansell Stadium, originally scheduled for Friday evening, has been rescheduled for Saturday evening due to inclement weather being forecast for Friday evening.

DuBOIS — As the Tri-County area transitions to the green phase today, officials at Penn Highlands Healthcare have reiterated their adherence to the safety of patients, staff and the communities they serve as the local health system’s first priority.

National Updates

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chants of “What's his name? George Floyd!” filled the air Monday as a large crowd gathered at the spot where the black man who became the latest symbol of racial injustice i…

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 Washingto…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities have received reports of nearly 26,000 nursing home residents dying from COVID-19, according to materials prepared for the nation's governors. That…

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly three dozen black alumni of Liberty University denounced school President Jerry Falwell Jr. on Monday, suggesting he step down after he mocked Virginia’s mask-wearing re…

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he was concerned that mass protests over George Floyd’s death in New York City could imperil the long, hard fight to contain the coronavirus pande…

Protests across the country the past six days over the death of George Floyd have eclipsed issues over the coronavirus pandemic that have dominated much of the past three months.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's mayor said Monday he was considering putting the nation's biggest city under curfew after nights of destruction followed three days of largely peaceful protests over…

MIAMI (AP) — Fort Lauderdale police suspended an officer after video showed he pushed a kneeling woman to the ground during protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, resul…

HARRISBURG, Pa. (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…

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says a nationwide vote on constitutional amendments that could allow him to further extend his rule will be held on July 1.

Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as traders worry that trade tensions could flare again with China and as protests spread across the U.S. against police brutality, potentially threateni…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:

WASHINGTON (AP) — With cities wounded by days of violent unrest, America headed into a new week with neighborhoods in shambles, urban streets on lockdown and shaken confidence about when leade…

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…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden’s search for a running mate could be reshaped by the police killing of George Floyd and the unrest it has ignited across the country, raising questions about conten…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is facing some stiff competition in getting his campaign message out.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials are seeking to determine whether extremist groups had infiltrated police brutality protests across the country and deliberately tipped largely peaceful demonst…

MIAMI (AP) — Protests around the U.S. against police brutality have sparked fears of a further spread of the coronavirus, while South Korea is reporting a steady rise in cases around the capit…

In her 80s, Phyllis Antonetz moved to a new state, quickly settling in and volunteering at a school. In her 90s, she was living on her own, keeping a busy calendar of classes and outings. In h…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spent much of Sunday using Twitter as a bullhorn to urge “law and order” and tougher action by police against protestors around the country. Joe Biden …

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials sought to determine Sunday whether extremist groups had infiltrated police brutality protests across the country and deliberately tipped largely peaceful demon…

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Along the miles-long Minneapolis street where more than a century of migrants have found their American footholds -- Germans, Swedes, Vietnamese, Somalis, Mexicans -- a new …

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As an African American pastor who serves as a chaplain in the Minneapolis police precinct where the white officer charged with murdering George Floyd worked, the Rev. Ch…

Officials across the U.S. South are still scrambling to adjust their hurricane plans to the coronavirus. The big unknown: Where will people fleeing storms go?

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