Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania posts another day of new covid-19 cases below 1,000

Pa. to hire more coronavirus contact tracers, starting at $18 an hour

Western Pa. reports 422 new COVID-19 cases, as Allegheny County cases top 200

Erie County sets record three-day COVID count

Westmoreland surpasses 1,400 covid-19 cases

13 new COVID-19 cases reported in Luzerne County

Rising coronavirus transmission in New Jersey could mean new restrictions on indoor gatherings; Pa. to hire 1,000 more contact tracers

Westmoreland judge, staff being tested for covid-19 after inmate tests positive

Westmoreland Manor halts family visits after employee tests positive for coronavirus

Study: Children of all ages susceptible to coronavirus

COVID-19 has made Pa. driving tests easier, and business is booming. Safety experts are concerned.

Lawmakers at aid impasse as benefits expire for millions


State ignores green fuel potential

Church leaders criticize Sen. Mastriano’s views on Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 restrictions

Four Pa. Republican lawmakers sign letter opposing federal bailout of states

Bernstine disappointed spectators barred from high school games


If coronavirus has caused financial hardships, help is available, Pa. official says


Pennsylvanians worry how they’ll pay bills as $600 in pandemic unemployment assistance expires

Loss of $600 weekly benefit a blow for area unemployed

Feds putting $35 million for economic development into region to help save small business jobs

7 arrested, around 150 people told to leave at Kennywood Park for ‘disruptive behavior’

Company seeks water for proposed bottled beverage facility in Hazle Twp.

32 warnings, 2 notices handed to restaurants, bars not following COVID-19 requirements: police


Man gets 20 years for threatening Trump, prosecutor

Report: probation, parole ‘feed mass incarceration,’ and the ‘problem is particularly acute’ in PA


WPIAL delays start of fall sports, shortens seasons

Contact sports ‘unlikely’ for Abington Heights this fall

Leagues across Pa. considering delayed start to high school fall sports

Three more Pa. school districts suspend school, athletic activities over COVID-19 concerns

Exeter Township School District superintendent proposes school open virtually

How suburban school districts like Lower Merion can show that Black lives matter | Opinion

How Philly-area colleges are planning to test students and staff for coronavirus


Pennsylvania to cover the cost of stamps for mail-in ballots in election

Pennsylvania will cover postage for mail-in ballot returns


Four video gaming terminals opened at Pa. truck stops this week

Health Care

Health care business is down. Insurance premiums are another story, experts say

Pediatric surgeon diagnosed with ulcerative colitis as a child seeks cure

Capital BlueCross to issue rebate checks months early because of COVID-19

Local News

Lackawanna County holds first outdoor judicial sale; generates $1.63 million

Coronavirus causes Reading to suspend all special events

McBride working on law to prevent, punish racial profiling by Wilkes-Barre police

Wilkes-Barre applies for state grant to address blight

Luzerne County accepting coronavirus funding requests from municipalities and sports leagues

A blaze left 150 people homeless in Chester County. Then neighborhood support poured in.

Socially distanced, layers of Plexiglass and with clear face shields, jury trials set to resume in the Lehigh Valley

Montgomery County court officials establish pretrial services unit; address bail reform

New Jersey

N.J. law replaces expiring federal health tax with state levy


Faculty, alumni pressure Penn to make payments to support Philly schools in push for ‘racial and economic justice’

Thousands are in limbo as Philly courts remain mostly stalled by coronavirus: ‘It’s just been mass confusion’

A Philly man who warned not to share protest photos online was charged with trashing cop cars based on pics posted to his Instagram

Frederick L. Voigt, who spent a half-century overseeing Philly elections, dies at age 76

Citing pandemic, PAFA announces job cuts

Woman killed in North Philly triple shooting

Roosevelt Boulevard speed cameras will start issuing hefty fines to violators Saturday

I’m an immigrant doctor in Philadelphia. It shouldn’t be so hard for us to do our jobs. | Opinion


Pittsburgh Public Schools votes to start school year online only

Pittsburgh Public Schools to delay classroom instruction for first quarter

Michael Sriprasert named president of city’s oldest preservation organization

Murrysville veteran organizes ‘Vets for Black Lives’ protest Downtown on Sunday

Union probes Port Authority dress policy, barring political statements on masks

City of Pittsburgh awarded over $4.6 million in grants in 2020

State News

Army Corps to spend $12.9M to install new gates at Beaver County locks-and-dam facility

Pennsylvania cancels vehicle auction due to covid-19

Pandemic prompts shortened Sept. 11 program at Flight 93 National Memorial

Pa. must provide a bigger funding stream to preserve its parks, forests for future generations | PennLive Editorial

Census countdown is on, but a lot of Pennsylvanians haven’t been counted


Bridge work will close Pa. Turnpike between Allegheny Valley, Pittsburgh exits early Sunday


Trump says he’ll act to ban TikTok in U.S. as soon as Saturday