Coronavirus – COVID-19

More than 250 students at open Pa. universities have coronavirus after returning to campus

27 Penn State students test positive for COVID-19 last week

How many coronavirus cases are happening in schools? This tracker keeps count

6 Elizabeth Forward students test positive for covid-19, high school will start fully remote

Lawsuit: Monroeville nursing home fired administrator for whistleblowing false covid-19 numbers

ZIP code data shows Hazleton’s share of COVID-19 cases declined

COVID-19 Update: Allegheny County reports 63 new cases, 7 more deaths

Westmoreland continues to see drop in average new covid cases

23 COVID-19 cases, 1 death reported in Luzerne County

Lackawanna sees largest daily COVID-19 case spike since June

Berks County has 38 new coronavirus cases, reversing a brief period of falling case numbers

Montgomery County’s coronavirus positivity rate remains low

York City medical director: Uptick in COVID-19 cases a reason to ‘worry’


Program to keep Pa. renters in their homes struggling to distribute funds

At minimum, debate Wolf’s pot proposal

Gianficaro: Governor’s push for legalized marijuana not a wolf in sheep’s clothing

Gov. Wolf’s push to legalize marijuana is oversold as coronavirus relief | Opinion


Your View: Gov. Wolf’s arbitrary mandate is destroying Pennsylvania’s restaurant industry


MGM Resorts lays off 18,000 furloughed workers


Former Penn State fraternity member sentenced in death of Timothy Piazza

Philly has a big surplus of wood chips and firewood due to COVID-19 and storms. Residents, come and get it.

Allentown homicide suspect who doesn’t want to wear mask files challenge that could halt jury trials during coronavirus pandemic


Scranton School Board to vote on furloughing more than 130 employees

Bethel Park lays out plan for school reopening

New Kensington-Arnold hires wife of acting superintendent as teacher

Kindergarten Zoom meeting interrupted by porn, threats

City schools at disadvantage as PIAA moves ahead with fall sports, leaving many kids behind

Online curricula see major increase amid pandemic


Fact-checking Trump’s frequent claim that Joe Biden ‘abandoned Scranton’

Trump makes a clear bet: Violence in America’s cities will help him beat Biden in states like Pennsylvania

Pence to headline “Workers for Trump” event in Exeter on Tuesday

Local News

New sidewalk under old rail bridge in Scranton will promote pedestrian safety, connect downtown to popular river trail

Oppenheim buyer owes delinquent taxes on three other properties in Scranton

DA: Further investigation of Mackey death akin to ‘prosecution shopping’

Luzerne County Council asked to guarantee state grant for Wilkes-Barre project

New Kensington to award contract for demolition of former bar, hotel buildings

National News

Thousands gather at March on Washington commemorations amid national outrage over police shootings of Black Americans

‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

NBA, players union to set up social justice coalition in response to protest


The head of the USPS said he was suspending changes. But Philly mail delays aren’t getting better

‘Ya Fav Trashman’ raised $32,000 for PPE for his Philly sanitation colleagues, and his work is gaining national attention

Philly Wawa shooting over coronavirus restrictions leaves security guard hospitalized, police say

Vandals keep targeting Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books and something needs to be done about it | Jenice Armstrong

Urban League of Philadelphia launches re-entry program

Philly nonprofit works to end period poverty


Up to 100 people now allowed at outdoor events in Allegheny County

Allegheny County increases pandemic outdoor gatherings limit to 100, no change for indoors

Steelers make a statement on social injustice before Friday night scrimmage

Federal lawsuits filed in Pittsburgh against insurance companies that didn’t pay for pandemic-related losses

State News

Federal court rejects ‘weak and unenforceable’ Pennsylvania smog regulations

Pa. regulatory panel at impasse on utility shutoffs for third straight month