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State Sen. Judy Schwank calls for the closure of the Berks County Residential Center

Philly Council President Darrell Clarke calls for law banning guns at rec centers. Can it pass the Pa. legislature?

Philly lawmakers face long odds to ban guns from city playgrounds—but-face-long-odds.php

City Council wants to ban guns at rec centers, but faces hurdles in Harrisburg

Did deadly gas cloud escape during Philly refinery fire? City says it was a faulty meter.

Killion introduces legislation closing dangerous dog loophole

Undermining voters: Targeting Philly DA is a dangerous precedent


Gov. Tom Wolf unveils ‘Customer Service Transformation’ for state government

Pa. moves to one-stop shopping to make it easier for the public to access state government services

Pa. Second Lady Gisele Fetterman: ‘People’s pool’ opens up unused amenity for schoolchildren


Kildare’s closed in Scranton


Judge gives Ross woman mandatory prison term for not aiding victim in fatal hit-and-run

Alleged terrorist arraigned in North Side church bomb plot

Pennsylvania high court declines to review Jerry Sandusky decision

Bucks County cop charged with possessing child porn

Meek Mill’s conviction vacated by Pa. Superior Court

Police investigate 4 related shooting incidents within 24 hrs. in city

Sentence stands in fatal ATV crash


A Pa. school district that warned about lunch debt now wants to accept a donation

‘Lunch shaming’ school district apologizes, says it will accept La Colombe CEO’s donation

WVW will accept donation to pay off lunch tabs

WVW Education Foundation to accept money donations for lunches

Kaufer: Valley West will accept businessman’s offer to pay lunch fees

Something humerus: Women Empowered By Science campers assemble skeletons at Wilkes

Harrisburg schools’ financial, personnel records flawed: ‘Frankly, it’s an illusionary budget,’ an official says

A tuition freeze was a good first step. Pa’s state-owned universities still have big problems to fix | Opinion


Election upgrades could come with hidden costs for Pa. taxpayers


Parx Casino back to drawing board on Cumberland County mini-casino site

Noticias locales

Debate continues over county council vacancy

Rocket Ismail to speak at NEPA Alliance dinner

Scranton City Council appoints Evans temporary mayor

Good, yet disappointing mayoral pick

Scranton may contract with firm for stormwater engineering services

Lackawanna commissioners approve $220,000 in community grants

For now, problem house has White Haven’s hands tied

White Haven ponders citing unsafe bicyclists

Ceremonial groundbreaking set for New Kensington apartment project

Harmar cuts sewer line rehab to only 2 streets after grant standards change

Reading Parking Authority picks interim executive director

Reading City Council officially approves the three-year exit plan from Act 47

Editorial: With flag flap settled, Reading must seize opportunities

At a ‘critical time,’ an Allentown program focused on reducing gun violence was scaled back

Noticias nacionales

The Earth warmed faster in the last few decades than the previous 1,900 years, a study says

Border Patrol boss joined Facebook page to read staff posts

Food stamp myths and rule changes will drive up hunger | Editorial

Crisis de los opiáceos

Forum tackles the effects of drug abuse


Did an insult about a slain South Philly teen play a role in the killing of a police commander’s son?

Where in the region did people ignore 2010 Census forms? And what could it mean for 2020?

In a rare move, workers at 6 low-income health centers in Philly vote to unionize

Hahnemann starts releasing stranded residents; St. Chris auction could see competitive bidding

Climate change makes some Philadelphia neighborhoods extra steamy. The city has a plan.

For Philly’s poor commuters, SEPTA fare ranks among most expensive in U.S. cities

At Pa. Convention Center, labor leaders agree to end a key practice, betting it’ll mean more work

City opens new Fishtown play area — the first funded by Philly’s soda tax


Pittsburgh to offer a variety of alternative mobility options at central locations

Pittsburgh moves one step closer to proposed Bus Rapid Transit system

PG seeks to unseal records in slaying of Pittsburgh police officer

City Council passes affordable housing zoning for Lawrenceville, remembers community advocate Aggie Brose

Council approves affordable housing requirements in Lawrenceville

Port Authority approved for $1.9 million grant to purchase electric buses

SEA controller put on unpaid leave over charges of stealing more than $300K from past employer

District Attorney: SEA official embezzled $320K from previous employer

Pittsburgh airport unveils sensory-friendly suite to ease travel experience for those with special needs

Washington Township man behind new sensory-friendly space at Pittsburgh airport

Allegheny Intermediate Unit to host job fair for educators

Pickles, the cat who lost a leg to a firecracker, gets a new home

CMU moves to boost its presence at Hazelwood Green with land acquisition

Noticias del Estado

PA Immigration Detention Center under Scrutiny


Plan to realign Aspinwall’s Brilliant Avenue on hold

Here’s what motorists think about Berks County roads


Mueller testimony was a win for Pa. women, that fearsome force of our political age | Maria Panaritis

Reschenthaler questions Mueller, calls report process ‘un-American’

U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler spreads a conspiracy theory about Robert Mueller

Meuser: ‘Our immigration system is flawed’

Capital-Star Q&A: PA-10 candidate Eugene DePasquale on his congressional run, budget cuts