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Fate of two child sex crime bills tied to each other

Pa. House links bills addressing child sexual abuse so one can’t be approved without the other

Questions linger over details, deadlines as Senate re-attempts redistricting overhaul

Harrisburg protest calls for new gun-control law

Returning to stickers for Pa. car registrations: ‘A public safety issue’ or an annoying backtrack?

Langerholc: 3 bills aim to strengthen crime victims’ rights

Pa. lawmakers try to stop plan to switch paratransit funding from counties to private brokers

Bill would delay operating change to Medical Assistance Transportation Program

Bill seeks to help homebound students take part in classroom

Advocates call on lawmakers to make home-based care services more accessible for seniors and disabled

New gun law takes effect as more change debated

Lawmakers to honor victims of Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

Bartolotta, Stefano propose severance-free alternative to Restore PA

Norwin officials want state law to penalize vaping at school

State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe’s quixotic new quest to impeach Bill Peduto

Let the public in: Residents deserve to be in meeting on rare cancer

End vaccine exemptions

Editorial: Rozzi makes wise move on abuse legislation

Pizza and the minimum wage | Opinion


Wolf supports law to let abuse victims sue retroactively

Pulling the plug on Mariner East: After new revelations about Big Gas in Pa., the time is now | Will Bunch


‘Valueless warranties’: Harrisburg car dealership must refund consumers, Pennsylvania AG says


Arrest made in cold case of Penn Hills women killed on vacation in 1973


Plum School District and teachers union formally approve new 6-year contract

Donkeys, bones and flash cards help children learn life skills

As Scranton School District pushes for state funding, online petition gains momentum

Franklin Regional stabbing remains fresh for medics, police, hospital staff 5 years later

Allegheny, Armstrong and Westmoreland school districts recognized for music education

Fleetwood parents demand answers about middle school lockdown

Cal U, Slippery Rock to launch new degree programs

Mumps outbreak at Temple University rises to 140 cases–20190409.html

Texas Tech medical school to stop using race in admissions


Complaint alleges violation of campaign finance law in aim to derail election of Democratic Socialist

Steve Chronister, who called cops on black women last year, skips York County candidate forum organized by African American group

Local News

Luzerne County election director won’t participate in voting machine selection

Crispell not on committee to review electronic voting machine proposals

County crime watch meeting spotlights investigative efforts

Electronics-detecting K-9 steals show at crime watch meeting

Wilkes-Barre city council reacts to contract, say employees should be residents

W-B, city workers union agree to contract

City to participate in cleanup

Republic Services seeks to hike Delmont residents’ hauling bills by 74 cents

Recycling event targets tires, West Nile virus

Eli Bussotti’s parents meet Freeport man who received the teen’s organs

Work begins on new home for Animal Protectors in New Kensington

Financial overseer flags big jump in deficit for Reading

New drug-abuse recovery center gets lease on life in Reading

Harrisburg City Council rehires lobbyist for $5,000 per month

What if ICE comes knocking? Attorneys offer advice to Easton families.

Firefighters’ risky operation gets buoys near deadly Dock Street Dam: How?


Big Marijuana: Arizona company set to become Pennsylvania’s largest cannabis chain after new deal

Lt. Gov. Fetterman’s weed tour takes some hits | John Baer

Fetterman stops in Berks, hears support for legalizing marijuana

Saxton pins hopes on medical pot

National News

Report rips online haunts of accused Tree of Life, New Zealand shooters as platforms for extremism

Anti-vaccine parents are often white, college-educated, ‘Whole Foods moms’

Magic Johnson steps down as Lakers executive, citing Ben Simmons mishap earlier this season as part of his reasoning

Republican state senator in Oregon criticized for comments on slavery

Natural Gas

Stalled Pennsylvania-New York gas pipeline could get a boost from Trump’s executive order

New Jersey

As New Jersey plans to legalize weed, growing it at home is still off-limits

Opioid Crisis

As lawsuits mount, Philly-area pharma company reports 20,000 opioid-related deaths to FDA

CDC: Opioid guideline not meant to limit cancer patients’ access to painkillers


At this West Philly charter, elementary schoolers travel as far away as Kenya and China

‘Vindictive’ — or only proper? DA Larry Krasner asks a Philly judge to recuse himself from all criminal cases.

Philly agencies grapple with a wrongful conviction. Can they learn from their mistakes?

Philly could elect its first millennial to City Council, where the average age is 58

Dawn Staley will receive Temple’s annual Love for the City award

If Philly job growth doesn’t keep up, millennials will go where the good jobs are, new study warns

The machine age of politics should be over in N.J., Philadelphia | Editorial


Mayor Peduto signs new gun-control legislation into law

NRA sues Pittsburgh after Peduto signs gun ban into law

Community leaders, law enforcement update guidelines for citizen, police engagement

What to do if stopped by police? Brochure outlines rights, responsibilities

Pittsburgh pride shows in rating among 20 top U.S. cities for 2019 LGBTQ retirement

Planning Commission reviews proposal to require affordable housing in Lawrenceville

FutureFest and ReUse Fest teaming up for Earth Day party

Allegheny County seeks proposals for new paper ballot voting machines

URA chief plans to step down as organization refocuses on housing, smaller projects

2 more die of flu complications in Allegheny County

State News

Deer hunting opening day moving to Saturday from Monday

Pennsylvania’s deer rifle season moved to Saturday after Thanksgiving

Deer rifle season change divides hunters

PGC approves moving up firearms deer season

For this group, ‘welcoming the stranger’ means teaching English and citizenship — for free

One of the Americans killed in Afghanistan was a New York firefighter with Pa. ties

Midstate man one of three Marines killed in roadside bombing in Afghanistan

‘Atheism is the last taboo,’ says West Chester woman, an advocate for non-believers | We The People

Family of teen who committed suicide awarded $2.9 million against treatment facility

It’s almost spotted lanternfly season. Here’s a workshop on how to trap and kill them.


Train carrying sand, lumber derails in Dickson City


Blaming Obama for ‘cages,’ Trump denies plans to separate migrant families again

A flood online of hate speech greeted a House hearing on white nationalism

Sen. Pat Toomey wants local cops informed of failed firearms background checks

Cartwright questions AG William Barr on not defending Obamacare

World News

Israel’s Netanyahu appears headed toward 5th term as prime minister