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NEPA lawmakers vow to fight SCI-Retreat closure

Pennsylvania to close another prison as inmate ranks shrink

Official fighting for Newport Twp., job after prison closure proposal

‘Deana’s Law’ targets ‘worst of the worst’ DUI offenders

State representatives hold public hearing on amending use of force laws

Rail advocates hope for more trains

No-brainer a nonstarter


Governor announces anti-lead initiative

Gov. Wolf announces ‘Lead-Free Pennsylvania’ initiative

Gov. Wolf’s willful blindness stifles education opportunity | Opinion

Catholic Church

Suits allege clergy abuse, cover-up in Pennsylvania diocese

Four lawsuits filed against Scranton Diocese for alleged sexual abuse


Corrections secretary recommends better communication after five Pennsylvania parolees implicated in string of homicides

Pennsylvania parole board defends its record after 6 homicides linked to parolees

After 5 parolees are charged in 6 homicides, Pa. study finds no errors, but changes are planned

State report: Man charged in Pittsburgh cop killing met parole conditions, showed no red flags

Ex-CEO of Bucks County drug rehab pleads guilty to milking patients for profits

3 plead guilty in Liberation Way drug treatment scam

Woman allegedly leaves kids in car to take drugs

Inmate’s illness, death leads to changes in Dauphin County Prison’s family notification policy


Despite transitions and possible closures, Scranton schools open smoothly

Old Forge School District, teachers reach agreement on labor contract

New elementary school highlights changes in Fox Chapel Area district

Crestwood School Board to discuss bus issue Friday

Technology issues cause Butler Area schools to delay first day until Tuesday

While York City district’s grades improved, its graduation rate plunged


Pennsylvanians who voted for Obama and Trump could hold the key to 2020

Local News

Trustees meet with those affected by White Haven Center closure

Luzerne County Election Director Crispell resigns

Details of new Luzerne County union contract released

Chaos at Plymouth Twp. meeting that decertifies fire company

Scranton police charge former zoning officer with evidence tampering

Freeland rec board sees exodus

Overdose awareness event in Greensburg can provide ‘spark of hope’ for addicts, families

Animal Protectors’ new facility in New Kensington nears completion

Harrison’s Kaley Bastine spreading police fundraising efforts to New Kensington

Ohiopyle seeking votes as Top Adventure Town, top ‘Tiny Town’ for outdoors fun

An $8.2 million fresh-food redevelopment project is coming to Reading

Taste of Hamburg-er Festival, featuring over 80 types of burgers from 37 burger vendors, returns to Hamburg

Fountain Hill explores replacing local police with state police at night

Allentown Parking Authority opens Seventh Street lots for development after downtown hotel plan fizzles

County conservation district said they need more information before they respond to scathing audit

Cleanup at Rochester chemical fire site could exceed $1 million, take months to finish

Water Gap Wellness Center receives unanimous support

Delaware County Council spars over night meetings

Free rides in West Chester

National News

U.S. citizenship will no longer be automatic for children of overseas service members

Opioid Crisis

Report: State had big share of opioid ODs, smaller cut of federal funds


Leading by exemption? Philly carves government offices out of city’s ban on cashless stores

Police forces in Philly region are among 400 that have partnered with doorbell company Ring

115-year-old West Philly church deemed ‘imminently dangerous’ after fire

Philadelphia’s only needle exchange reaches out to the community with burgers, vaccines, and naloxone

The charter school goes upmarket with opening of two suburban-style campuses in Northeast Philadelphia | Inga Saffron

Center City Old Navy employees claim white workers were brought in for ‘Queer Eye’ filming

You are more likely to win a coin toss than be caught for murder in Philadelphia | Editorial

2 officers escape injury after shooter opens fire on street

Former Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery CEO Rinaldi says he wants to make renewable fuels at the complex


State auditor raises concerns about travel by Hamlet, other Pittsburgh school officials

Allegheny County police warn of phone scam using department number

Region’s political leaders pledge to fight air pollution

Bus routes to be detoured around PWSA paving in Morningside

Peduto is MIA: Mayor should use his position to address real issues

Police: Man accidentally shoots himself in downtown Pittsburgh

East Liberty mural will honor Pittsburgh native Mac Miller

State News

Spotlight PA: Unrivaled team of investigative reporters to hold the powerful to account in Pa. capital

Pennsylvania’s smallest daily newspaper finds success with happy news, sports rivalries, and hordes of feral cats

Moosic native and Army Maj. Gen. to be presented with prestigious Polish award

Rail trail opens in Richland Township


Freight trains, costs are hurdles for increasing Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Amtrak service

Regional airports get slice of $13.7 million in upgrade funds

Rostraver helipad, Arnold Palmer hangar prep get grant assist

Nearly $350,000 in state funding approved for Reading Regional Airport

Study finds Pennsylvanians are working more than neighbors to fill up their gas tanks


‘Fox isn’t working for us anymore,’ tweets Trump in another blast at the network

Paid parental leave: U.S. needs to catch up, provide adequate options