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Peduto, Turzai spar over PWSA privatization

Are you sure your vote was counted? If you mailed it, don’t be so sure. | Editorial

Poison pills toxic to reform


Redistricting reformers looking outside the box for legislative options


Local glass manufacture hopes to nearly double workforce by 2019

One for the books: Government secrecy hits new level with Amazon

Clergy Sex Abuse

Greensburg diocese issues apology; to release names of accused clerics

Allegation from half a century ago confirmed, bishop says

‘We’ve become the safest place for children,’ Greensburg bishop says

Greensburg diocese warns sex abuse report will contain familiar priests’ names

Harrisburg Diocese didn’t protect him from a predator priest, former altar boy says


Police accuse Kittanning, Applewold officials of child sex crime

FBI probing mass shooting threat at Beaver Stadium

Convicted child molester Renick arrested in Ohio

Commissioners award contract for GED program at Lackawanna County Prison


Two sides agree to resume negotiations in Dallas teacher contract dispute

W-B schools plan still divisive after addition of GAR

Move to leave Hazleton Area gaining ground in Butler Twp.

EMTA drops demand for aides on Erie student buses

Social studies: University of Scranton to offer new major in social media strategies


Second political handicapper changes rating on Rothfus/Lamb race to ‘leans Democratic’


No casino coming to South Middleton Twp., gaming group to look at other nearby options

Health Care

With hospital construction boom underway in W.Pa., opposition is unusual

Local News

Wilkes-Barre council OKs new contractor for Solomon Creek wall project

Solomon Creek flood wall project set to resume in W-B

County seeking foster grandparents to mentor at-risk youth

State gives $150,000 historic preservation tax credit to Samter’s building project

W-B mansion project receives historic preservation credit

Carbon commissioners hear presentation on study

‘The Wall That Heals’ will stand in Renziehausen Park in McKeesport through Sunday morning

New Monessen councilwoman sworn in; mayor still absent

Vandergrift Parent Project tackles playground problems

Federal court hearing set in corruption trial of former Reading mayor

Berks commissioners talk about updating the county elections system

National News

‘This is pretty outrageous’: Judge halts mother-daughter deportation, threatens to hold Sessions in contempt

More than 130 people are arrested in ICE raids on Minnesota and Nebraska businesses

Democrat Danny O’Connor gains 190 votes on Republican Troy Balderson in Ohio’s 12th District

Two new exotic plankton species identified in the Great Lakes

Opioid Crisis

Enmeshed in the opioid epidemic, AmerisourceBergen seeks good will through its foundation

Wright Center gets $1M grant to help in opioid crisis battle


165,000 Philly homeowners may be paying too much in property taxes. Is the city assessing property fairly?

City’s new Black-Jewish unit aims to bridge divide

Philly Council spent a year on an affordable housing plan. What if Mayor Kenney vetoes it?

The Rizzo statue? It’s staying put until after Kenney’s 2019 reelection campaign | Clout

As Charlottesville anniversary nears, black and Jewish Philadelphians work to rebuild broken bridges | Opinion

Appeals court overturns U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah’s bribery convictions, upholds guilty verdict on other counts

The McDonnell ruling: All you need to know about the case that upended the legal landscape for political corruption

Fox News host Laura Ingraham slammed over immigration comments involving Philadelphia

How Kevin Hart’s generosity made a difference for 6 Philly kids

Public pools can be a summer ‘safe haven’ for some Philadelphia suburbs

Given sanctuary in Philly, he raped a child | Stu Bykofsky

Penn Medicine eliminating sugary drinks in facilities


Mayor: City may reopen probe of Beechview house sale

Road work will cause traffic headaches around Pittsburgh this weekend

PennDOT: Expect heavy traffic delays in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood this weekend

Port Authority finds ‘extensive damage’ to its tracks after Norfolk Southern derailment

Local property renovations win state preservation tax credits

$10M NASA grant puts Pittsburgh’s Astrobotic in orbit with top companies

State News

After glut of river rescues, police in Bucks urge caution

Attorney General urges Pa. residents to sign up for scam alerts

How a Pa. treatment center allegedly made millions from drug addicts

Lyme disease now in all states, but Pa. has most cases


Maybe next year? Southwestern Pa.’s summer gas rule lives on

PennDOT: Route 28 lane restrictions set for this weekend from East Deer into Harrison