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Herald managing editor Eric Poole talks with reporter Michael Roknick about one woman's devotion to continue running marathons after enduring health complications due to COVID-19.

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SHARON – Two men accused of shooting and robbing a man in September in Sharon waived their right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

Despite a moratorium on executions, Pennsylvania’s death-penalty statute has cost taxpayers nearly a billion dollars since 1976, or more than $250 million for each execution. Even more compelling, some of the state’s roughly 150 death-row inmates are, almost certainly, innocent. In a series of occasional editorials and columns this year, The Herald is urging Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania General Assembly to abolish this inhumane, racially unjust, and outdated law, and join 23 other states in ending capital punishment.

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In calling for an end to the federal death penalty, President Joe Biden spoke with bold clarity during last year’s presidential campaign. He also vowed to provide incentives for states to abolish their capital punishment laws. 

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Over my 45-year career as a doctor — the last 36 as a clinical cardiologist in rural East Texas — I’ve struggled to make my peace with death. As a young doctor, I felt immersed in a dark sea of suffering and death. A beginner, unwarrantedly, assumes responsibility for these maladies, that fo…

I am aware of a love affair that has all of the ingredients of a steamy novel. There is passion, hate, an overwhelming preoccupation with the object of affection, a heedless disregard for the conventions of the day, and a recklessness that throws caution to the winds.

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VIDEO: After canceling last year due to COVID-19, WaterFire returned to Sharon Saturday.

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WASHINGTON — Members of the House on Tuesday pushed through a short-term increase to the nation’s debt limit, ensuring the federal government can continue fully paying its bills into December and temporarily averting an unprecedented default that would have decimated the economy.

Weather

Day
Temp
Wed
51°
71°
Wed
71°/51°
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 50s.

Chance of Rain: 14%

Sunrise: 07:39:55 AM

Sunset: 06:32:58 PM

Humidity: 71%

Wind: SSW @ 7mph

UV Index: 0 Low

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy. Low 51F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Thu
49°
66°
Thu
66°/49°
Rain. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the upper 40s.

Chance of Rain: 88%

Sunrise: 07:41:03 AM

Sunset: 06:31:30 PM

Humidity: 81%

Wind: SSW @ 12mph

UV Index: 3 Moderate

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy skies early will give way to occasional showers later during the night. Low 49F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Fri
42°
54°
Fri
54°/42°
A few morning showers. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the low 40s.

Chance of Rain: 48%

Sunrise: 07:42:11 AM

Sunset: 06:30:04 PM

Humidity: 82%

Wind: NNW @ 6mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Friday Night

Cloudy skies. Low 42F. Winds light and variable.

Sat
37°
54°
Sat
54°/37°
Cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the upper 30s.

Chance of Rain: 16%

Sunrise: 07:43:20 AM

Sunset: 06:28:38 PM

Humidity: 71%

Wind: W @ 8mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Saturday Night

Clear to partly cloudy. Low 37F. Winds light and variable.

Sun
48°
58°
Sun
58°/48°
Afternoon showers. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 40s.

Chance of Rain: 58%

Sunrise: 07:44:28 AM

Sunset: 06:27:14 PM

Humidity: 72%

Wind: S @ 6mph

UV Index: 3 Moderate

Sunday Night

Overcast with rain showers at times. Low 48F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Mon
44°
56°
Mon
56°/44°
Showers possible. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the mid 40s.

Chance of Rain: 58%

Sunrise: 07:45:37 AM

Sunset: 06:25:51 PM

Humidity: 83%

Wind: ESE @ 9mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Monday Night

Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Low 44F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Tue
43°
58°
Tue
58°/43°
Showers ending by midday. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the low 40s.

Chance of Rain: 38%

Sunrise: 07:46:47 AM

Sunset: 06:24:29 PM

Humidity: 78%

Wind: E @ 8mph

UV Index: 3 Moderate

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy. Low 43F. Winds light and variable.

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