Ellie Silverman covers breaking news and general assignment stories in the Philadelphia region.

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All Pennsylvania schools to close for two weeks amid coronavirus outbreak; Trump declares national emergency

Gov. Tom Wolf ordered the statewide school shutdown as cases of the virus continue to the climb in the region and major employers are directing staffers to work from home.

Erin Express buses are canceled, organizers announce

“We hope to return to a level of normalcy soon and look forward to rescheduling at the appropriate time," Brian P. Pawliczek, of Cavanaugh’s Restaurant & Sports Bar said.

Coronavirus concerns close Montgomery County schools, 63 Philly schools

With major sports events canceled, the Wells Fargo Center closed, and Pennsylvania officials recommending all “non-essential retail” to shutter in Montgomery County, disruptions to daily life are mounting.

Pa., N.J. coronavirus cases spread as campuses shut down and officials urge limited contact

The number of presumed and confirmed coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey reached 39, and Delaware reported its first. But state and county investigators in New Jersey and Pennsylvania said they had so far been unable to trace the origins of three cases.

Despite coronavirus, the Erin Express chugs along

The St. Patrick's Day Parade may be canceled. But the Erin Express, one of Philadelphia's most-beloved (and hated) traditions, will stay the course.

Stores catch fire at Cherry Hill strip mall, blaze under control

The fire department tweeted photos of the fire showing Classic Cake Bakery & Café, the Hanger Boutique, Camp Bow Wow pet grooming, the Make-Up Bar beauty salon, and a Starbucks fully ablaze.

Philly-area lawyer escaped coronavirus in China, but then got another illness

“I can barely breathe as I type this, and it is not from the virus. I just made desperate plane reservations out of here," David Ginsberg wrote to his 7073彩票登录 friends.

Woman killed in Bucks County hit-and-run crash

A 29-year-old woman died after she “was struck numerous times," police said.

Philly-area Peace Corps volunteers are forced to evacuate due to coronavirus: ‘I wasn’t ready to leave’

“The health, safety and security of Volunteers are the Peace Corps’ highest priorities,” an agency spokesperson wrote in an email.