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Gov. Wolf, state lawmakers join Philadelphia Mayor Kenney to call for gun control after six officers shot

Lawmakers call for gun control in wake of standoff

York County’s lawmakers AWOL while Wolf presses on gun control

After 6 Philly police officers are shot, a familiar call to lawmakers: ‘Step up’ on gun control

Philadelphia police standoff is an opportunity to turn the tide on gun control | Editorial

Sen. Wayne Fontana: Student loans are increasingly the only way forward for many students

PennDOT didn’t send savings from registration stickers to law enforcement: Here’s why

Lawmakers, unions fear job losses, economic impact of state facility closures

Anti-recreational marijuana crowd gathers against Senate proposal

Local educators speak at state senate hearing

Catholic Church

Pa. court ruling opens possible path for old church sex-abuse claims

A chance at justice: Statute of limitations work-around is a win


Ex-Clairton H.S. quarterback pleads guilty in 2017 killing

In his sixth DUI, Chester County man pleads guilty to killing woman in head-on crash

Uber driver convicted of raping intoxicated passenger in Chester County

Father of man charged with killing New Kensington cop sues prison over medical care


Scranton School Board approves recovery plan in 7-2 vote

Greater Nanticoke Area won’t use ‘cyber snow days’

Elizabeth Forward officials: Bus provider breached contract; student transportation in jeopardy

Combined JROTC to take over 9/11 memorial project along Route 228

Which Pa. universities rank among America’s 25 safest college towns?


Officials: Casino opening in Hempfield to have Pittsburgh name — and that’s OK

Health Care

Geisinger halts 90-day prescription mandate

Local News

In its 36th year, Pittston Tomato Festival continues to grow

Security on Tomato Festival planners’ minds

Larksville fire company will help cover Plymouth Twp.

Activist seeks new home for ‘beehive monument’

Completion near for upgrade of Crowley Park in Green Ridge neighborhood in Scranton

Debi Domenick: ‘I did the right thing’ in client theft case

County to celebrate ADA Day at McDade Park

No more pension for former Carbon official

Berks commissioners say historic Epler School will remain standing, for now

Sinking Spring anticipates PennDOT approval soon for infrastructure improvement project

More than $261K of county’s penalties waived by IRS

National News

Claims: Migrant kids split at border harmed in foster care

Opioid Crisis

Opioid epidemic may have cost states at least $130 billion in treatment and related expenses — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg | Opinion


Philadelphia police shooting suspect likely used assault weapon, could face life in prison, officials say

These 6 Philly police officers were shot Wednesday

Alleged Philly cop shooter Maurice Hill worked at Chuck E. Cheese and has a new baby, but also a decades-long history of violence

‘I’m still not calm’: Neighbors unsettled after Philly police shooting

How Philadelphia police commissioner, DA tried to talk alleged gunman into surrendering

5 people shot in Philly’s Ogontz section, 2 miles from where 6 cops were shot Wednesday

Philadelphia’s mayor calls out the NRA and says officers need help with gun control

Kellyanne Conway questions competence of Philadelphia mayor for comments made after shooting

Police shooting should signal a fresh start for police relationship with North Philly residents | Solomon Jones

How the rise of the basement apartment explains Philadelphia’s latest rash of housing collapses

On violent crime, U.S. Attorney William McSwain and DA Larry Krasner are ready to fight … each other | Clout

Mayor Jim Kenney’s daughter handcuffed in North Wildwood after brawl with daughter of local councilwoman

Philly school board clears way for sale of district building for charter

Philly house-flipper sentenced to one month in federal prison for sheriff’s sale bribes

Here’s how much Philly sweltered in July, earth’s hottest month on record

Philly’s voting-machine contract will move forward despite vendor’s failure to disclose its use of lobbyists

What’s on Philly teachers’ back-to-school wish lists? Ticonderoga pencils and lots of copy paper

Layoffs at PES refinery begin, as union argues for continued presence due to safety concerns


Youth football player who collapsed and died remembered at gathering in Windgap

Service will mark the anniversary of Tree of Life massacre

Service planned for Tree of Life shooting anniversary

What’s drawing Pittsburgh to Elizabeth Warren? Let her supporters explain

Stopped short: Zoning board blocks Heinz Field name plan for seats

Mass marks conclusion of Year of Repentance

DA restricts future testimony from four Pittsburgh cops involved in bar brawl

Pittsburgh’s Just Ducky boats will be auctioned off

Restoration of abandoned Larimer School moves forward

State News

Pa. dairy farmers cook up their own campaign to support whole milk

$3 million scratch-off marks 3rd big Westmoreland winner in a week

Options outlined for White Haven Center clients

Case justifies state review

Abundant gas at Shell plant

After eight years in Congress and a failed Senate bid, Lou Barletta says he has no appetite for a House seat run

AG Shapiro says Congress should act on PFAS chemical contamination


Bridge repair will close Northeast Extension and Route 309 for several days in September; detours will take drivers to Routes 100, 33


Rep. Rashida Tlaib granted West Bank visit by Israel on humanitarian grounds

Chrissy Houlahan, citing a security risk, cancels her town hall in Reading