Clergy Sex Abuse

Legislators support ending statute of limitations in sex abuse cases

Why the Explosive Report on Catholic Church Abuse Is Unlikely to Yield Criminal Charges

Vatican: Grand jury report revealed acts that ‘robbed survivors of their dignity and their faith’

‘The time to discuss legislation will come later’: Pa. bishops largely mum on challenge

Reaction swift as petition grows calling for removal of Cardinal Wuerl’s name from high school

Sortable list: Members of the Diocese of Pittsburgh accused of sexual misconduct

At least $5.2 million paid out to victims of priests in Pittsburgh, Greensburg dioceses

Diocese paid out $3.7M to 6 victims

Victim regrets going public

Persico: Grand jury should have named laypeople


State lawmaker leads anti-violence rally in Center City

Pa. expands protections for LGBT people, but hate crime law still doesn’t include them

Lawmaker cancels town hall fearing opponent would make it a political ‘gotcha’ event

Bill Tracker: Creating a statewide gun buyback program


Gun ranges equal big business, especially in trigger-happy Pennsylvania

After more than a century, Pittsburgh Glass Works’ plant in Creighton is shutting down


Lackawanna County closes juvenile detention center; offenders housed elsewhere


Reading School District praised for ‘miraculous’ turnaround

5 takeaways from the Reading School District audit

David Mekeel: Audit of Reading schools good news, but best for kids

North Penn educator: Teachers spend hundreds of dollars to be good at their jobs | Perspective

Montco elementary teacher who played Nazi wrestler will keep his job

Judge sides with former business manager who is suing the Harrisburg School District

Temple Football’s biggest problem: The rent at the Linc is too high | Opinion

Luzerne County Community College unveils Pittston campus

LCCC opens new center in Pittston

Pennsylvania Department of Education approves community college projects


Big-dollar donor network passes on Lou Barletta’s Senate bid

Lehigh Valley velodrome board put Pennsylvania congressional candidate Marty Nothstein on leave after sexual misconduct allegation

Health Care

UPMC sees continuing growth to the east, but doesn’t plan a run at Philadelphia

UPMC touts plans to expand beyond Pa. amid near-record earnings

Allegheny Valley Hospital workers give OK for strike authorization

Delta Medix sues Geisinger, five departing doctors for breach of contract and other counts

$1 million awarded for cardiac lab at Penn State Health St. Joseph

Local News

Luzerne County’s September back-tax sale roster at 2,545 properties

Pittston Tomato Festival celebrates 35 years

Pittston Tomato Festival kicks off four-day run

United Way launches program to teach basic employment skills

W-B’s aggregated pension fund underfunded

Program helps keep young eyes fresh

Levee trail repairs to begin next week

Schuylkill commissioners OK hike in recording fee to fight blight

Westmoreland commissioners OK union pitch to all new employees

Westmoreland County sheriff suspends another member of his top brass

O Christmas tree: Harrison looking for tree donation for annual celebration

Alsace Manor Fire Company no longer serving Alsace Township

Lancaster, Pa. among first cities in the world to get LEED certification

Water and sewage experts tour Reading’s new treatment plant

National News

Aretha Franklin in Pittsburgh: Stadiums, soul food and R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Gymnasts Kyla Ross and Madison Kocian say they were abused by Larry Nassar

Opioid Crisis

Epidemic has life of its own


Meet the tireless Philadelphians who give their all to make the city safer | Helen Ubiñas

Here’s how small businesses can get a bigger piece of the pie in Philly, advocates say

Philly city worker triples salary with overtime, adding to record OT bill for year

Philadelphia Archdiocese probes sexual harassment allegations at St. Charles Borromeo seminary

Fired Philly cop convicted of DUI, crashing car, pulling gun on witness

Jawn? Ocky? Philly kids school teachers with new handbook

City shouldn’t get a cut of defendents’ cash bail fees | Editorial


Allentown bypass: Residents aren’t happy light-rail vehicles don’t stop in their neighborhood

URA votes to support Bedford Dwellings redevelopment

Pittsburgh Emergency Medical Services receives American Heart Association honor

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto plans an overhaul of the city’s competitive bidding process

Health department receives $200K grant for program to decrease infant mortality

McDonald’s restaurant employees eligible for $2,500 scholarships at CCAC

State News

For sale: Historic NE Pennsylvania jail haunted by the ghosts of hanged coal miners

Dying to do the right thing, he gets a tax bill | Stu Bykofsky

Charges withdrawn against disbarred lawyer, former state representative

Despite rain chances, Susquehanna River will continue to fall

York County’s first human case of West Nile virus confirmed

Six mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Berks

State flood recovery efforts haven’t crested just yet


DUI checkpoints and patrols in Westmoreland this weekend

Work on I-81 north in Scranton extended to Saturday

Heavy runoff gouges deep trench in road in Old Forge; cemetery atop mountain cut off


After reports of a $92M cost arise, Trump’s military parade is delayed till at least 2019

Senate Democrats say they’re ‘ready to sue’ for access to the Brett Kavanaugh records

She works for Trump. He can’t stand him. This is life with Kellyanne and George Conway.