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Oz and McCormick still essentially tied in GOP Senate race. PHILADELPHIA - HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for an open U.S.

Senate seat is too close to call and is likely headed for a statewide recount to decide the winner of the contest between heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick.A recount would mean that the outcome of the race might not be known until June 8, the deadline for counties to report their results to the state.Oz, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, led McCormick by 1,079 votes, or 0.08 percentage points, out of 1,340,248 ballots counted as of 5 p.m.

Friday. The race is close enough to trigger Pennsylvania’s automatic recount law, with the separation between the candidates inside the law’s 0.5% margin.

The Associated Press will not declare a winner in the race until the likely recount is complete.Both campaigns have hired Washington-based lawyers to lead their recount efforts, and both have hired Philadelphia-based campaign strategists who helped lead the operation to observe vote-counting on Election Day for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2020.The two campaigns already had dozens of lawyers and volunteers fanned out around the presidential battleground state as election workers and election boards toiled through the remaining ballots.Record-setting temperatures in the forecast this weekend,PHILADELPHIA - It's starting to feel like summer this weekend!Temperatures are set to soar Saturday with a record-breaking 96 degrees. Heat and humidity will make that warm weather feel even warmer at 100 degrees.A heat advisory will go into effect at 11 a.m.

and last until 10 p.m. Saturday night.Sunday keeps the warm weather

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Oz and McCormick still essentially tied in GOP Senate race. PHILADELPHIA - HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for an open U.S.
PHILADELPHIA - The School District of Philadelphia is joining a growing list of schools who are reinstating their mask requirements for students and staff as COVID-19 cases are on the rise.In an email sent home to parents Friday, district officials announced that universal masking would return to schools on Monday. District officials said in a message to parents the return to universal mask wearing was recommended by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.Most counties in southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware have recently seen their COVID-19 transmission levels elevated to 'high' by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Police: Group fires more than 20 shots at sound engineer outside South Philadelphia recording studio
PHILADELPHIA - Police in Philadelphia are investigating a shooting that took place in South Philadelphia early Wednesday morning, police say. Officers with the 3rd District responded to a report of gunshots on Jackson Street, according to authorities. Chief Inspector Scott Small says when officers arrived on the scene they found the shooting scene but were unable to locate a victim. Officers later learned there was a shooting victim around the corner on Columbus Boulevard, Small says. According to Small, the victim, 31, was suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg and police took him to Jefferson Hospital, where he is in stable condition. Police say a 31-year-old sound engineer was shot once outside of a reccording studio in South Philadelphia.  ___MORE LOCAL HEADLINESThe victim told police he is a sound engineer who was working at a recording studio when he ordered food through Uber Eats, Small says. Police say, the victim disclosed that when he went outside to meet the Uber Eats delivery driver that he saw five men in masks approaching him. According to police, the sound engineer said he began to run and was shot in the leg as he fled the scene. He then ran into a Wawa where police later found him, authorities say. Small says 21 spent shell casings were found outside of the recording studio where the victim was shot. "We know 21 shots were fired from a semi-automatic weapon," Small says. Detectives are on location processing the scene and looking for surveillance video, according to authorities. AdvertisementThe investigation is active and ongoing. 
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