HARRISBURG — Last Thursday, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Brockway, issued the following statement regarding his introduction of legislation to allow for open primaries in Pennsylvania.

FALLS CREEK — Goodwill Industries of North Central Pennsylvania has made changes to its Falls Creek Processing Warehouse with the hiring of David Straub as logistics/transportation manager and the promotion of Kayla Gordon to plant manager in August.

BROOKVILLE — Homecoming activities at Brookville Area High School will have a new look this year.

A shipment of bananas donated to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice contained 540 packages of cocaine concealed within its boxes.

Jonathan “Jon” Levitt spent the last years of his promising young life battling the grips of a merciless addiction to opioids. Jon was an attractive and athletic young man. He excelled in sports, particularly hockey, was academically successful throughout his high school years, with a particular fondness for history, and was a gifted artist. By all accounts, Jon was the son most people dream of raising. Read more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump made reducing drug prices a key election campaign promise, saying drugmakers were "getting away with murder." At the end of May, the president promised drug companies would be announcing "massive" voluntary drug price cuts within two weeks.