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After mass shootings, some Pa. Democrats urge Wolf to call a special session

Delco lawmakers renew call to action on gun control

Yudichak, DEP secretary tout severance tax proposal to aid Nanticoke park plan

Officials say Nanticoke land can be transformed if bill passes

Pa. Senate proclamation honors TL’s O’Boyle for community work

Dinniman announces $200K to reopen Ash Park Pool in Coatesville

St. Mary nurses rally for organizing effort

Mullery bill would eliminate red tape for child-run lemonade stands

Mullery introduces lemonade stand bill

Saving a community: Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station worker advocates for a bill to save Pennsylvania’s five plants

After 7-year-old Kayden Mancuso was killed by her own father a year ago, her mother now fights to protect other children | Jenice Armstrong

Oversight issue in travel


Laid-off Lehigh Valley True Value workers can apply for Hanover Twp. Jobs

True Value leaving Lehigh Valley for Hanover Twp.


Family charged with stealing donations meant for injured Dunmore DPW worker

Lackawanna Trail Booster Club treasurer charged with theft

Police, FBI investigating posts mentioning Bethlehem and the El Paso/Dayton mass shootings

She wasn’t convicted of the crime, but she’s still on the Pa. child abuse registry


State school safety tip system fielded 23K reports this year

Safe2Say fields tips, puts focus on mental health services for students

The 10 most prevalent tips about school threats that Pa. program fielded in 1 year

Muhlenberg teachers go to summer school to break Spanish communication barriers with growing Latino community

Local News

Wilkes-Barre welcomes seven new firefighters

W-B swears in new firefighter/EMTs

W-B improvement program deadline extended to Sept. 9.

Plymouth meeting draws more than 100 to discuss borough’s future

Plymouth community talks revitalization at meeting

Applicants for vacant Luzerne County Council seat discuss qualifications

Katie Gilmartin to seek Scranton mayor nomination

Scranton City Council to interview candidates Wednesday for vacant seat

New deli project in West Scranton uncovers vintage wall sign

Fell Twp. supervisors, residents focus on experimental mine reclamation, wind turbines

Hazle Twp. zoners approve vegetable facility project

New Kensington swears in police dog honoring slain Officer Brian Shaw

Reading Downtown Improvement District grapples with weeds, homelessness issue

Township puts hold on proposal to require horse diapers, rubber horseshoes, hoping to ‘work it out’ with Amish

National News

Dayton gunman might have labeled self a ‘leftist’ on Twitter

California seeks more people of color to draw political maps

Opioid Crisis

2019 brings slight increase in opioid deaths to Chester County


SEPTA’s trolley tunnel closing for repairs, affecting more than 60,000 riders on nation’s largest system

To mark the 400th anniversary of Africans being kidnapped to the U.S., a Philly group is recruiting 400 children

Philly-area marijuana start-up sold for $125 million

Philly’s Archbishop Chaput: ‘Only a fool’ can believe gun control will solve mass violence

‘I feel I’m being hunted’: Philly’s Latino communities react to weekend shootings in El Paso and Dayton

Bernie Sanders accused Hahnemann owners of a plan to make money off real estate. Is that realistic?

In a new twist, feds say proposed sale of Hahnemann’s residency program is illegal

How will Hahnemann’s closure affect Philly’s opioid crisis? | Opinion

From empanadas to fake eyelashes, young Philly entrepreneurs pitch their dreams

650 new teachers and counselors in Philadelphia get training

Philly’s youth deserve opportunities, not abusive prisons | Opinion

Here’s how Philly can learn from the Netherlands on the opioid crisis | Opinion


‘Trauma brings back trauma’: Mayor Peduto reflects on mass shootings in light of Tree of Life

Pittsburgh has stepped up security for large events, festivals in wake of mass shootings

Peduto steps up personal security amid death threats over Pittsburgh gun bills

City, Steelers and Pirates near deal for development of last two North Shore parcels

Commission: City real estate manager violated Ethics Act with purchase of house

Deed fee for demolitions? Some counties say yes, but Allegheny is leery

2 hurt in drive-by shooting in Homestead.

Immigration rights are human rights, speakers at Downtown forum say

Challenger in Allegheny County DA race tries to quash controversy over ’92 remarks

Pittsburgh charter school teacher accused of failing to report child abuse

Pittsburgh’s Light of Light Rescue Mission moving to new North Side facility

State News

Pa. State Police official in wake of Chadds Ford incident: All 11 racial profiling claims last year were unfounded, motivated largely by anger

How mass shootings in Pennsylvania and New Jersey compare to other states

PSPCA and Jen Utley launch Barn Animal Fund to help rescued horses, pigs, and chickens

What you do when an active shooter strikes could save or cost you your life

Controversial power line project goes before Pa. Public Utility Commission for final decision

Trump had a chance Monday to address America’s gun problem head-on. Here’s how he missed it | Opinion

New PFA regulations require relinquishment of firearms


Official: NEPTA a branding move


Bloody weekend renews hope of passing new gun control measures in D.C., Pennsylvania

Pat Toomey seeks to revive background checks legislation; opposes ban on military style firearms

Biden would push a buyback program for assault-style weapons

Trump calls off planned trip to Shell’s cracker plant in Beaver County

Gun control measures have mixed support among Berks County’s delegation to Washington

Time for sanity on guns: All hands on deck to stop the senseless slaughter

Lives stolen: Memory of the dead should inspire action on guns