Former Pennsylvania Gov. Dick Thornburgh dies at 88

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Dick Thornburgh, who also served as U.S. Attorney General in the late 1980s and early 1990s, died Thursday at age 88. The cause of Thornburgh's death had... — Updated 1/7/2021

Are You in the Middle Class?

In Pennsylvania, households must earn a minimum of $25,757 per year to be considered middle class, with the upper earnings boundary set at $121,862, according to a new 24/7 Wall... — Updated 1/7/2021

Pa. looks to accelerate vaccination plan in 2021

Officials in Pennsylvania said Jan. 4 approximately 135,000 residents have been vaccinated since mid-December, falling far short of expectations set by the federal government. Nationally, about 2 million doses have been... — Updated 1/7/2021

Unemployment Payment Boost to Begin in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Acting Secretary Jennifer Berrier today announced Jan. 8 that thousands of Pennsylvanians will begin receiving an extra $300... — Updated 1/14/2021

Understanding the Pa. Civil Court System

The Herald presents this information periodically to help its readers better understand the Pennsylvania court system. This explainer covers civil court cases, which are different... — Updated 1/7/2021

The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of noon 1/5/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,341 / 97 / 201.3 Blair: 6,964 / 177 / 144.5 Cambria: 7,241 / 254 / 192.8 Centre: 8,645 / 145 / 89.1 Clearfield: 3,445 / 50 / 63.0 Fulton:... — Updated 1/8/2021

Pa. Emphasizing Importance of Ongoing COVID-19 Testing

Pa. Director of Testing and Contact Tracing, Michael Huff, and Special Assistant on Contact Tracing for the Pa. Department of Health, Lindsey Mauldin, on Jan. 5 presented an update on the state’s COVID-19 testing and contact... — Updated 1/7/2021

Police Release Details of Hollidaysburg Murder

The Nov. 21 murder of 27-year-old Tyler Slippy of Hollidaysburg was motivated by a romantic rivalry with a co-worker, according to Hollidaysburg Borough Police. On Friday, Jan. 8,... — Updated 1/14/2021

Hollidaysburg Partnership Hopes for Active 2021

The Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Hollidaysburg Area School District Administration Building. New President Bob Gildea called the meeting to... — Updated 1/14/2021

State to Address Financial Exploitation of Older Adults

Taking action to address the findings of its recently released statewide study of financial exploitation of older adults, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) has convened an interdisciplinary task force to discuss the... — Updated 1/14/2021

Pro Basketball Team Coming to the Altoona Area

York native Rikk Coleman said that he decided that Altoona was the "perfect spot" for a new professional basketball team because of the community's love for the game. Also... — Updated 1/14/2021

Supporting Our Law Enforcement Family

I’ve always believed, maybe more so now than ever, that being a law enforcement officer is the single most difficult profession, bar none. We ask members of law enforcement to do the impossible on a daily basis and then judge... — Updated 1/14/2021

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