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State Sen. Jay Costa renews push for Pennsylvania gun reform post mass shootings

Baker, Yudichak weigh in on mass shootings

Chesco state legislators call for gun session

Shootings punctuate lack of consensus among Pennsylvania lawmakers on stopping them

Pa. Republican lawmaker plans hearings following mass shootings

Trump wants states to pass red flag gun laws. Will the Pennsylvania Legislature comply?

Legislature must act on assault weapons ban

Pa. lawmakers proposing controversial ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill despite Gov. Tom Wolf’s vow to veto

Short odds on addiction

Editorial: Open up debate over axing school property taxes

The high cost of the Pa. Turnpike is taking a toll on all of us. Lawmakers should approve this plan for relief | Opinion


Comcast announces largest expansion of its internet services for low-income families

GUARD move almost complete; 700-plus working at downtown company


Bedford County man indicted in massive gun theft case involving ATF destruction facility

New Kensington cops revive 2 men who overdosed, then charged 1 of them

Inmate charged with attempted murder of state troopers during Indiana County transport

South Media Fire Co. treasurer charged in $50G theft of funds


Scranton school directors discuss potential savings, switching to payroll tax

Mazur defends WVW in lunch tab saga

WVW votes to borrow $3M after school tax bill delay

Harrisburg schools chief Samuels expects quick improvements for failing district

Pa. educators turn to Secret Service for safety advice

Is the NCAA’s new system to cut down basketball recruiting corruption working?


Parx Casino to unveil new Sportsbook

Health Care

Wright Center begins health services at First Hospital

Local News

Five Luzerne County Council applicants pitch their credentials

‘Stuff the Bus’ fills 1,600 backpacks

Cordaro loses another appeal to overturn his conviction

Religious sisters seek to relocate Abingtons cemetery

Wasco seeks Republican mayor nomination

Latrobe Night Out opens eyes to local policing methods, impaired driving hazards

Westmoreland Diversity Coalition to host former skinhead as keynote speaker

Plans being made for removal of Belvedere Hotel’s charred remains

Donations sought for 2020 New Kensington fireworks

Asbestos could limit Tarentum demolitions; borough focusing on 10 properties

Vandergrift hopes block grant money will cover paving costs

Leechburg police sporting new look

Veterans groups praise hiring of new Berks County vets director

The 165th Reading Fair, a scaled-back affair, is underway

2019’s Berks County Outstanding Farm Family of the Year grows 40 kinds of trees, sending hundreds to military families every Christmas

Police beef up security at Musikfest following mass shootings, social media threats

National Night Out 2019 creates a ‘positive experience’

National News

Appreciation: Toni Morrison, America’s foremost chronicler of voices rarely heard

Gun reform urged in Ohio as Texas Democrats shun Trump visit

Lawsuit: Boy Scouts failed to stop hundreds of previously unknown sexual predators

UPDATED: Luzerne County man sues Scouts, alleges abuse by Plains scoutmaster

New Jersey

New Jersey now one of only four states not yet offering REAL ID cards, as deadline approaches


Nearly 3 in 10 Philadelphians know someone who’s died from opioid use, Pew survey finds

These Philly-area hospitals had the most complications after hip, knee, bypass, and spinal surgery

Improving a neighborhood isn’t so simple, even for groups who care about the same place | Editorial

CEO of CHOP: Girl Scouts taught me leadership | Opinion

ACCT Philly executive director resigns after less than a year

Yet again, Archbishop Chaput foolishly misses the mark in a time of crisis | Mike Newall

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

Philly Community Organizations & Elected Officials Gather To End Gun Violence


Peduto, Moms Demand Action call on lawmakers to vote on gun bills in next 30 days

New online tool can help county residents have arrest records expunged

Project Reset is Allegheny County officials’ effort to give people a fresh start

City and Parks Conservancy would split decision-making on parks money, city says

Man fatally shot by police in Shaler identified as Penn Hills school teacher

Authorities: Shaler man shot and killed after pointing gun at police

‘Tell me about Jesus’: Slain street preacher remembered for passionate faith

Zoning board approves construction of new 6-story CMU dorm in Shadyside

‘The building is special’ — Miami investment firm buys Cultural District property dating to the late 1800s

Football, ribs, music combine at Heinz Field Rib Fest and Kickoff

State News

Only in Pennsylvania: Legal quirk for wineries – discounts are fine, just don’t advertise it

Confidence shattered: Gas explosion rocked Washington neighborhood

Census takers identifying hard-to-reach populations across Western Pa., country

Deferred repairs, budget cuts threaten Keystone, other state parks, officials say

Pa. ICE detainee stops her own deportation with a phone call


Reading’s Penn Street Bridge renovation is on track for completion in December

Bridge commission reviewing PA E-ZPass discount on Scudder Falls


Some skeptical as Trump prepares to visit El Paso, Dayton shooting sites

Scott Perry joins conservatives citing mental health issues as factor in mass shootings; research says otherwise