>>Count Every Vote, Stop The Steal Rallies Held In Harrisburg
(Harrisburg, PA) -- Organizers say it was a bipartisan crowd at the State Capitol Thursday for a Count Every Vote rally and prayer vigil. Laila Martin said at the event they are working to defend democracy and its not about who wins or who doesn’t win. Earlier, hundreds gathered for a Stop The Steal rally, believing votes that were postmarked November 3rd and received afterward could be stolen votes for Joe Biden.
>>Perry Wins Congressional Reelection Bid
(Harrisburg, PA) -- Congressman Scott Perry says he has won his reelection bid. In a statement released yesterday evening, the Republican said he looks forward to returning to DC to represent the tenth Congressional District. Eugene DePasquale released a statement conceding the race, adding that he was proud of the campaign.
>>York’s New Police Commissioner Is On The Job
(York, PA) -- York’s new police commissioner is on the job. Michael Muldrow was sworn in this week and said yesterday that police and residents are going to work together to make a change in the community. Muldrow has 20-years’ experience working in law enforcement.
>>Mechanicsburg Restaurant Turns To Bubbles To Help People Eat Outside
(Mechanicsburg, PA) -- A Mechanicsburg restaurant is turning to bubbles to provide a dining experience for customers during the colder months. The owner of Thea has bubbles set up outside that have their own heater, music system, and lighting. They will be sanitized with a fogging machine after each use.
>>COVID-19 Cases Spike In Berks County
(Berks County, PA) -- COVID-19 cases are spiking in Berks County. Reading Hospital infectious disease specialist Dr. Debra Powell says the number of cases now mirrors what was seen in May. Powell says hospitalizations are also up. There were two new COVID-19-related deaths in Berks County reported yesterday for a local toll of 432.
>>Reading Site Of Post Election Rally Encouraging Vote Count
(Reading, PA) -- A group in Reading wants every vote from the general election counted. Several dozen voters gathered Wednesday night at the corner of Fifth and Penn streets, holding signs demanding a complete vote count. The Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit to temporarily stop mail-in ballot counting across the state.
>>Lancaster County High Schools Move To Remote Learning
(Lancaster, PA) -- High schools in Lancaster County are moving to online learning. The decision to move to remote learning was made yesterday and will continue today. District officials say there are five COVID-19 cases at Warwick High School and seven at Conestoga Valley High School. Sports and extra-curricular activities will continue as scheduled at both schools.
>>Reading City Hall To Reopen Monday
(Reading, PA) -- Reading City Hall is set to reopen Monday. Mayor Eddie Moran announced yesterday that a CDC-certified cleaning company had finished disinfecting and sanitizing the building. The mayor revealed Tuesday that three employees had tested positive for COVID-19, leading to the building's closure for the week.
>>Motorcyclist Killed In Exeter Township Crash
(Exeter Township, PA) -- A motorcyclist is dead after an Exeter Township crash. The crash happened Wednesday morning on East Neversink Road. Police say 47-year-old Jody Stubblebine collided with an oncoming vehicle that tried to turn left in front of him. Stubblebine was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The 31-year-old man driving the other vehicle wasn't injured. An investigation is ongoing.
(Harrisburg, PA) -- Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is chipping away at President Trump's lead in Pennsylvania. Yesterday, gains from mail-in ballot counts across the state cut down a lead of hundreds-of-thousands of votes for Trump down to a little over 20-thousand. Ballots are still being counted with at least 90-percent of the polling places reporting.
>>Pennsylvania COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise
(Harrisburg, PA) -- COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise throughout Pennsylvania. The state added nearly three-thousand new cases to the total yesterday, pushing it over 220-thousand.
Thursday marked the single highest case count report since the pandemic began in the spring.
47 new deaths related to the virus were added to the death toll, which is surpassing 89-hundred.
>>Susan Wild Claims Victory Ahead Of Official Count
(Lehigh, PA) -- Incumbent Democratic Representative Susan Wild is claiming victory against Republican challenger Lisa Scheller for Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District ahead of the official count. Wild says the district has seen extraordinary turnout this election, and she knows once all the votes are tallied, she will be victorious. The official results are still pending with more then 95-percent of the polling places reporting, but Wild is leading against Scheller by less than three-thousand votes. Scheller has yet to comment on Wild's claim.
>>Republican Poll Watchers To Observe Philadelphia Vote Count
(Philadelphia, PA) -- The Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign are celebrating a small legal victory in Pennsylvania, allowing Republican poll watchers to observe the counts from a closer distance. The Trump campaign took the issue to the state appeals court saying poll watchers were allegedly denied access to the vote counting in Philadelphia, but officials say poll watchers have always been in the facility. Despite there being no evidence of voter fraud, poll watchers will now be allowed to observe the counting in Philadelphia by as close as six-feet. Less than two-hundred-thousand ballots have yet to be counted in the state, and Philadelphia accounts for more than 50-thousand of those ballots.
>>Amber Alert Issued For Two Missing Children From New York
(Williamsport, PA) -- Pennsylvania State Police are canceling the Amber Alert that was issued for two missing eight-year-old girls from New York who were spotted in the state. Police say Autumn and Evelyn Collis were safely located yesterday, several hours after the alert was issued. The two were allegedly abducted out of New York by Amanda Collins yesterday evening. No further details were provided by police.