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Almost one month into the school year, Mercer County schools continue to provide in-person instruction, in spite of COVID case increases creeping toward the pandemic’s peak in December and January.

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The Mercer County Critical Incident Response Team responded Friday morning to a residence at 1112 Beechwood Ave., Farrell. Police departments present at the scene included Farrell, Hempfield and Hermitage.

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Attorney General Josh Shapiro late Thursday filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Wolf administration asking a judge to bar Senate Republicans from using subpoenas to get personal information -- including partial Social Security numbers and driver’s license number for 9 million Pennsylvania voters

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LAKE TOWNSHIP – As ferocious winds battered his Lake Township restaurant Wednesday night, a terrified Adam McCullough led a customer to the basement.

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MERCER – Even though a high school coach stood up for Deshawn Coleman’s character Thursday, that did not stop a judge from sentencing him to 7 to 16 years in a state prison for shooting at an ice cream truck that had two adults and a 9-year-old in it.

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HERMITAGE — Parents on both sides of the state’s school mask mandate made their feelings known at Monday’s meeting of the Hermitage school board.

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The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and Drug Administration signed off on the targeted use of extra shots.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania senators grilled turnpike executives over their efforts to collect unpaid tolls that amounted to $104 million last year during a hearing Wednesday prompted by an Associated Press report last week regarding some 11 million rides that generated no revenue for the…

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GREENE TOWNSHIP, Mercer County — A rare mosquito-transmitted viral infection that can spread to humans has been found in northwestern Mercer County.

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When someone calls in to the crisis hotline at the Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission, the emergency could range from a lost pet to a full blown mental health crisis.

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HERMITAGE — As Dollar General prepares to break ground for its fourth general-merchandise store in Hermitage, the city’s commissioners looked into whether they could limit chain stores from over-saturating the city.

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The U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 stood on the verge of a major new phase as government advisers Thursday recommended booster doses of Pfizer’s vaccine for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans — despite doubts the extra shots will do much to slow the pandemic.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania senators grilled turnpike executives over their efforts to collect unpaid tolls that amounted to $104 million last year during a hearing Wednesday prompted by an Associated Press report last week regarding some 11 million rides that generated no revenue for the…

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Day
Temp
Fri
50°
72°
Fri
72°/50°
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 50s.

Chance of Rain: 2%

Sunrise: 07:11:59 AM

Sunset: 07:15:27 PM

Humidity: 78%

Wind: S @ 5mph

UV Index: 0 Low

Friday Night

Partly cloudy skies. Low near 50F. Winds light and variable.

Sat
46°
67°
Sat
67°/46°
Chance of afternoon showers. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the mid 40s.

Chance of Rain: 41%

Sunrise: 07:13:01 AM

Sunset: 07:13:44 PM

Humidity: 69%

Wind: SW @ 11mph

UV Index: 3 Moderate

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low 46F. Winds light and variable.

Sun
56°
71°
Sun
71°/56°
More sun than clouds. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the mid 50s.

Chance of Rain: 9%

Sunrise: 07:14:03 AM

Sunset: 07:12 PM

Humidity: 57%

Wind: WSW @ 11mph

UV Index: 6 High

Sunday Night

Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 56F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Mon
57°
76°
Mon
76°/57°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the upper 50s.

Chance of Rain: 12%

Sunrise: 07:15:05 AM

Sunset: 07:10:17 PM

Humidity: 59%

Wind: SW @ 11mph

UV Index: 5 Moderate

Monday Night

Cloudy skies. Low 57F. Winds light and variable.

Tue
46°
70°
Tue
70°/46°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the mid 40s.

Chance of Rain: 24%

Sunrise: 07:16:07 AM

Sunset: 07:08:34 PM

Humidity: 74%

Wind: N @ 8mph

UV Index: 5 Moderate

Tuesday Night

Clear. Low 46F. Winds light and variable.

Wed
46°
69°
Wed
69°/46°
More sun than clouds. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the mid 40s.

Chance of Rain: 8%

Sunrise: 07:17:10 AM

Sunset: 07:06:51 PM

Humidity: 66%

Wind: NNE @ 8mph

UV Index: 5 Moderate

Wednesday Night

Clear skies. Low 46F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

Thu
47°
69°
Thu
69°/47°
A few clouds. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the upper 40s.

Chance of Rain: 6%

Sunrise: 07:18:13 AM

Sunset: 07:05:09 PM

Humidity: 65%

Wind: NE @ 8mph

UV Index: 5 Moderate

Thursday Night

Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. Low 47F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

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