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Starting Friday: Pennsylvania liquor stores put 2-bottle limit on some booze due to supply shortages

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania -- Pennsylvania's state-run liquor system will begin rationing sales of a few dozen products on Friday in response to what it describes as supply shortages beyond its control. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board notified license holders on Thursday that two-bottles-per-day purchase limits for customers at state stores, as...
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Reading Eagle

Two vacant properties in Reading to be redeveloped

Two dilapidated properties that have been sitting empty for years are finally set to be redeveloped thanks to a public-private partnership. At its meeting Thursday evening, the Reading Redevelopment Authority board authorized an agreement with Philadelphia-based Spak Group to redevelop 301 Washington St. and 124-126 N. Fourth St. “We are...

Many Afghan refugees will settle in Central PA

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — As waves of Afghans continue to arrive in the United States, many will likely resettle in Central Pennsylvania; Lancaster City in particular. The area has a long history of aiding refugees from around the world. A Lancaster-based non-profit, Bethany Christian Services, has been helping resettlement efforts...

Central Pennsylvania's Hispanic population continues to grow

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — It's National Hispanic Heritage Month. The Hispanic population continues to grow in Pennsylvania and the Susquehanna Valley. The Ramirez family is one of the families that now call Lancaster County home. Gerardo Ramirez and his girlfriend, along with his sister, mom, dad, brother-in-law, and cousin all...

Quick thinking by Pa. lawmaker saves Harrisburg Capitol Officer

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — She is a freshman state rep with a confusing name and an infectious laugh. But there’s a serious side to Montgomery County Republican Tracy Pennycuick. “I have combat-related PTSD,” Rep. Pennycuick said. She was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army, served 26 years, flew helicopters, and...
Reading Eagle

2 more COVID deaths and 115 cases for Berks

The Berks County coroner’s office said Friday that there have been two COVID-19 deaths in Berks since the last report was issued on Tuesday. The deaths were an 86-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman. Both were Berks residents. The man died in Reading Hospital and the woman in a nursing home, according to acting Coroner Jonn M. Hollenbach.
Lancaster Online

Lancaster kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

Lancaster County’s population is more diverse than it was 10 years ago, and the 36.1% increase in its Hispanic/Latino population is a big reason why. As the county joins the nation in observing National Hispanic Heritage Month, the latest census data shows 61,381 of its 552,984 residents are people of Hispanic or Latino origin.

COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports 5,198 More Coronavirus Cases And 44 Additional Deaths

By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 5,198 new coronavirus cases and 44 additional deaths. This brings the statewide total to 1,370,247 cases and 28,812 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There are 2,337 people across the state in the hospital with COVID-19, with 589 in ICUs. The state says 12,538,139 total vaccine doses have been administered, and 6,120,675 people are fully vaccinated. So far, 67.5% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated. All Pennsylvanians 16 or older are eligible to get vaccinated, and eligibility for the Pfizer vaccine expanded to children ages 12...