Wolf tells pipeline activists he won’t shut down Mariner East

Gov. Wolf visits pipeline construction site in Chesco

Gov. Wolf touted near-majority backing for his infrastructure plan in June. Environmental advocates are trying to chip away at that support

Gov. Wolf announces $3.8M to help PFAS-contaminated communities in Bucks, Montco

Pennsylvania OKs $3.8M to treat toxic compounds in drinking water

Gun violence council needs more voices

Christian Leinbach speaks out against Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure plan


State Rep. Frank Burns calls for outside review of parole policies

Lives at stake: State inspectors should check for working smoke detectors

Bullying bill worth developing

Paul Muschick: Seniors are being taxed out of their homes. Here’s one solution.


Cops hunt for clues in ‘stone-cold ambush’


Dick’s posts strong numbers, but still reviewing its future in the hunting business

Explosion leads to fire at Latrobe metal facility

2 suffer minor injuries when water explodes on hot metal at Latrobe steel plant

AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and others promise to help investigators trace robocalls

West Reading man killed in industrial accident at Rose Corp. in Reading

New warehouse under construction in Bethel Township

Little League becomes big business in ESPN age, but some wish more money went to help kids, families


Parents decry Crestwood bus schedule during 3-hour session after board meeting

Convicted child rapist’s home selected for Crestwood bus stop

Crestwood approves KOZ extension that includes $270,000 in back taxes

Bond refinance saves Hazleton Area $600K

Berks commissioners get update on efforts to tackle truancy

New Kensington-Arnold OKs teachers contract just in time for start of school

How Northampton Area School District hopes to get $3 million-$4 million from FedEx Ground, warehouses, more

With start of school days away, Lehigh Valley districts grapple with bus driver shortage

Karen Kane: Don’t weaponize school lunches

University of Scranton students get FIRST look


Meadows Racetrack & Casino adding sportsbook, undergoing transformation

Mini-casino at York Galleria moves one step closer with Springettsbury Township’s decision

Local News

White Haven Center hearing: ‘Nothing more than a charade’

Two more state centers close in Pennsylvania | PennLive letters

Wall out, Nanticoke mayor names interim police chief

Nanticoke won’t challenge ruling on police chief

Youth’s fundraising effort a lifesaver

Local business donates new signs to community kitchen

Fine Arts Fiesta establishes Luzerne Foundation fund

PAV fetes and feeds vets at annual picnic

Cyclists ready to ride in downtown Scranton

Police substation established in Scranton City Hall

Leaders MIA; project folds

Westmoreland Fair enters its final weekend

Springdale water system renovation 80% complete, but discolored water will stay awhile

Editorial: Summer events are signs of hope for downtown Reading

Allentown leaders search for ways to reach youth, revive neighborhood groups

National News

What you thought you knew about the beginnings of U.S. slavery may need an update

Vaping without nicotine still harms blood vessels, Penn study finds

Opioid Crisis

In Montgomery County, prosecutors are targeting a persistent source of the opioid crisis: ‘rogue’ doctors


5 years before police shootout in North Philly, the alleged gunman and this cop crossed paths

How an unremarkable Tioga drug probe led to Philly’s largest shooting of police in modern history

Latest female Philly cops harassment lawsuit echoes decades-long problem

After a Philly charter school operator gave Pa. lawmakers hundreds of thousands of dollars, they rewrote the law. One critic calls it ‘very suspicious.’

Improvement district near Chinatown risks leaving community behind | Opinion

After police commissioner resigns, Philadelphia’s sexual harassment policies again under scrutiny

Philly police launch website to help find suspects in unsolved murders

Fire-damaged, idled Philly refinery to retain 83 workers as ‘caretakers’ while seeking new owner

No severance pay or benefits for Philly refinery workers

Lawsuits from owners of water-damaged Toll Bros. houses can go forward, judges rule

Cannabis ‘drought’ strikes Philadelphia region as the number of marijuana patients spikes

Philadelphia man dies by suicide after video goes viral of him defending relationship with trans girlfriend, friends say

Philly suburban factory owner fined $1 million for retaliatory firings

Philly start-ups need more early-stage investments to compete | Opinion

In fallout from Commissioner Richard Ross’ resignation, we haven’t heard full story | Christine Flowers

Hahnemann closure a reminder physicians need unions to fight for-profit takeover of healthcare | Opinion


Allegheny County DA skeptical of plans for county police review board

DA releases body camera footage of Penn Hills fatal shooting by police

DA questions location of sting that led to fatal Ross shootout

Half-dozen Allegheny County Jail inmates involved in fight

City begins work to repair sidewalks and railings on Mount Washington’s Grandview Avenue

Pittsburgh to begin sidewalk repairs along Mt. Washington’s Grandview Avenue

Hometown artists will receive Governor’s Awards in Pittsburgh ceremony Sept. 27

Lyft providing low-cost transportation for grocery shopping

Pittsburgh Piano Day literally drives music to the city

State News

Rising water costs will require turning up consumer pressure | Editorial

George Soros’ team is jumping back into Pa. politics with the billionaire’s cash | Clout

Police investigate drowning of 2-year-old in Fayette County

Emergency officials: Overturned truck spills ‘unknown material’ into Yough River

Game wardens tranquilize 225-pound bear that stopped at beer distributor in Edinboro

Jury: Pa. troopers didn’t use excessive force in man’s 2015 death

Video of bear stealing Thornhurst family’s dog food goes viral

Switch to 988 to save lives

Plans announced for a new Harrisburg office building to house 900 state government employees

DEP: Beaver County Conservation District acted without “sound judgement” in permits


Construction rolls on at Logans Ferry Road bridge at Lower Burrell-Plum border

Legal threat halts Sans Souci work

Airport now has cell-phone parking lot


Female Trump backers meet in Pittsburgh area and across nation to try and sell his message

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler silent on Trump’s comments after previously condemning Democrats for being “anti-Semitic”