Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa. coronavirus recovery: Lebanon County to get its $12.8M in CARES Act funds

Hospital visits to those who are ill but not dying are vital too, clergy argue

Delaware hospitals have fewer and fewer COVID-19 patients

How should I cover my face? A deeper look into neck gaiters and face shields

Distributing a COVID-19 vaccine will be a logistical nightmare. Philly’s going to help solve it.

COVID-19 is killing over twice as many Black Americans as whites, new report says

15 Pa. counties to watch, including Dauphin, for coronavirus spikes; statewide percent-positivity rate drops

Pa. Department of Health says contact tracing supports bar and restaurant targeted mitigation; here’s its data

Some restaurant owners defy COVID-19 restrictions in protest

Some tavern owners make their own pandemic rules, call on governor to adjust state’s

California becomes first state to pass 600,000 coronavirus cases

In settlement, Pa. county to launch $2.8M mask-wearing campaign

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: 829 more cases reported Friday and ‘restaurant revolution’ underway in southwest Pa.

Aqua Pennsylvania: Drinking water remains safe from COVID-19


U.S. retail sales rose, for a third straight month, in July. A slowdown is expected, however.

Philly has fewer businesses per capita than other big East Coast cities, report says

JCPenney, Gap, Victoria’s Secret and more than 40 other retailers to close thousands of stores in 2020

‘There’s a big shortage’: Virus shutdown means fewer new cars, which is driving up used-car prices, dealers say


Slew of church abuse lawsuits hinges on Pa. court decision

Federal judge fires the leaders and employees of firms at heart of alleged multimillion-dollar fraud

Under Trump, SEC enforcement of insider trading dropped to lowest point in decades

Attorneys filed 30 new lawsuits against Diocese of Scranton as deadline loomed

Allentown Diocese hit with nearly 20 sex abuse lawsuits as cases mushroom statewide

Bucks County Judge Alan Rubenstein apologizes for ‘sexist’ comments to abuse victim ‘too dumb to leave’


Temple is the last local college football team standing | Mike Jensen

Pennsylvania schools get more detailed state guidance on handling COVID-19 outbreaks

Private, charter schools in Pa. worry bus cuts will strand students

PIAA executive director Bob Lombardi has met with Gov. Tom Wolf’s staff. What’s next?

Classes At PA’s State-Owned Universities Will Be Mostly Held Online In Fall

Penn-Trafford school staffer tests positive for covid-19

Reopening Schools in NEPA

Pitt-Johnstown freshmen move in, orientation adjusted because of COVID-19

Montgomery County health officials release guidance for reopening schools amid coronavirus

Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center to open with in-person classes


Pennsylvania to voters: Don’t panic about your mail ballot

Not real news: A look at false claims around Kamala Harris

Lawmakers: Postal changes delay mail-order medicine for vets

Kamala Harris applauds Biden’s ‘audacity to choose a Black woman to be his running mate’

As President Trump attacked mail-in votes, he and the first lady requested absentee ballots in Florida

Every active N.J. voter will get a mail ballot this fall, Gov. Murphy says amid concern over the postal service and pandemic

A Bucks County election sparks a familiar question: Is Fitzpatrick a moderate?

Union president: Slashed overtime and other changes amount to ‘intentional’ effort to weaken mail service

Report: Postal Service tells 46 states, including Pa., mail-in ballots could be delayed

Health Care

Ragweed season got an early start, and it’s almost sure to get worse in the next few weeks

Antivax social media can influence flu vaccines — unless family and friends step in–20200814.html

Local News

Braddock restaurant owner posts photo depicting Health Secretary Levine, Governor Tom Wolf as Nazis

Lackawanna COVID-19 cases nudge upward, but Luzerne spikes again

Insurer sues Scranton parking garage to recoup $110,000 for water damage of adjoining Lackawanna County building

23 new coronavirus cases in Luzerne County

Downtown Reading development project gets the green light

Supporters rally to ‘Back the Blue’ in Parkside

Conservationists expect Great American Outdoors Act to bolster national parks in Berks County, across country

National News

Tropical Storm Kyle forms off mid-Atlantic coast

Body camera video of George Floyd and police offers new details of deadly encounter

The U.S.-Canada border restrictions are extended for another month


Fishtown fought to save St. Laurentius church’s twin spires for 6 years. The neighborhood just lost.

Philly restaurant workers talk coronavirus, layoffs, stimulus and safety

SEPTA’s ‘social distancing coaches’ are the newest part of your commute

As pandemic began, suburban Philly house sales went up and prices dipped, the opposite of the city market

Negotiations at an ‘impasse’ between city and encampment leaders


Two years on, grand jury’s impact on diocese lingers

Head of U.S. Small Business Administration visits Pittsburgh restaurant

State News

Philadelphia, state investigate sex abuse claims at care facility

Postal service warning needed action, state election official says

Pennsylvania prisons to upgrade video visitation for inmates


Trump continues battling TikTok, orders Chinese parent company to sell its US assets

Sens. Casey, Toomey demand U.S. Health Secretary Azar take action to protect nursing homes

With no stimulus package deal, how can Congress skip town?