Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf tests positive for the coronavirus, other officials in quarantine

Gov. Tom Wolf tests positive for covid

How Pa. politicians reacted to news of Wolf’s COVID diagnosis

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating: ‘I have no symptoms’

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf tests positive for COVID-19

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf’s security team members test positive for COVID-19

Pa. said to be weighing indoor dining, gym shutdowns, N.J. may consider new restrictions, and Gov. Wolf announces he has COVID-19

Allegheny County officials: State covid restrictions are needed

Allegheny County officials say restrictions won’t be a shutdown, need to be uniform across the state

Pennsylvania reports 220 new coronavirus deaths, 8,703 new cases

Luzerne County adds 7 more COVID-19 deaths

New COVID-19 case numbers fall back to pre-holiday levels

In Berks County there’s now a 25% chance one person in a group of 10 has COVID, according to online tool

Coronavirus hospitalizations surge in Montgomery County; more hospitalized now than in spring

Beaver County sees almost 200 more COVID cases as spike continues

Monroe’s daily COVID-19 case count drops under 100

60 have died of COVID-19 in Lancaster County so far in December as overall death toll soars to 570

COVID-19 deaths spike in Erie County

Free COVID testing available in Reading on Saturday

Searching in vain for comfort and joy during Pa.’s coronavirus surge | John Baer

U.S. ranks behind EU, Australia and U.K. in vaccine buys but says it will meet goal

U.S. surpasses grim milestone of more than 3,000 covid deaths in a day, a new record


Your View by state Rep. Peter Schweyer: 1 million Pennsylvanians are facing utility shutoffs. How we can help

Lawmakers, business owners wary of Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf issuing more coronavirus restaurant restrictions: ‘Do not cancel Christmas’

Argall stands behind election challenges, citing majority of constituents’ support of Trump

Former Pa. Sen. Joe Scarnati makes developing new businesses his new business

Pa. state Rep. Barry Jozwiak tests positive for COVID

Magisterial District Judges

Some local Pa. judges enjoy light workloads as taxpayers pay millions for salaries, pensions, health care

How many days did your local district judges have court proceedings last year?

Costly district judge system needs to be fixed: Court observers

Piles of records and months of reporting lead to eye-opening report on Pa. district judges

What is a magisterial district judge?


Gov. Wolf recognizes state monitoring of shale gas drilling impact

A second look: Diving into Pa.’s State Plan on Aging | Ray E. Landis


Pa. cites Western Pa. bars for violating covid restrictions

Giant Eagle to leave 1 of 3 offices in O’Hara’s RIDC Park

2 Dunkin’ locations close in Luzerne County

Restaurants say financial relief package critical to their survival

Scranton CVS to close

COVID-19 impact on aerospace industry causing Williamsport plant to close


Goodwill program designed to help young adults go from jail to a job

12 county jail guards are in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19


Attending virtual school: Should cameras be on or off for remote learners?

With coronavirus surging, Bethlehem and Northampton school districts going all remote next week to Jan. 12

PIAA staying course on winter sports schedule despite requests to delay

PIAA moving forward with start of winter sports season

Lessons get home delivery

School closing casualty of financial crisis


State Senate seat winner to be determined by federal lawsuit

Pa. appellate court delivers another loss to Trump’s GOP allies seeking to void state’s election results

Trump and 17 states join Texas effort to convince Supreme Court to void the vote in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s democracy is strong despite schemes to reject election results | Opinion

Health Care

FTC seeks to stop Jefferson’s acquisition of Einstein Healthcare by appealing judge’s decision

St. Mary nurses, hospital fail to reach deal after Tuesday talks

Local News

State awards Lackawanna County more than $700K

Hanukkah begins tonight at sundown

Mount Penn Municipal Authority rejects appeal to delay water service shut-offs

Lehigh County adds Juneteenth as paid county holiday as a way of ‘doing the right thing’

Outside help sought for Wilkes-Barre’s budget problems

Luzerne County has 41 workers out on coronavirus quarantine

County starts to distribute CARES Act funds to local businesses

Child advocate volunteers sworn in during virtual meeting

Luzerne County Council not coming up with enough savings for significant tax decrease

Harrisburg council expected to vote on budget amendment to cut number of proposed police jobs

Fayette EMS saddled with financial burdens due to COVID-19 | Helping the Helpers

York County to close all buildings to public due to COVID-19 concerns


In 8,500 shootings since 2015, suspects have been charged in 1 out of 5 cases and convicted in just 9%.

Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal demand his freedom on the 39th anniversary of his arrest in the death of a Philadelphia police officer

Community’s outpouring to 7-year-old COVID-19 survivor is what the holidays are all about | Jenice Armstrong

Philly police shoot man who they say was armed with a knife

Philly’s parking agency still overpays executives and has too many political patronage jobs, audit finds

The ‘pandemic pups’ adoption trend has a troubling side | Opinion


Virtual menorah lighting, scaled-back parade set in Pittsburgh to celebrate Chanukah

Plans for Target in Downtown Pittsburgh set for January hearing

Play it Forward Pittsburgh Toy Drive gives new meaning to children’s fun

Report: Pittsburgh spends more on police than other cities

State News

Peoples natural gas customers getting bill credit after utility’s $4.3B acquisition

Contentious N.J. river terminal to export fracked Pa. natural gas gets final approval

U.S. government and 48 states and districts sue Facebook to force split of Instagram and WhatsApp


Expect to pay more taxes on gasoline if Pennsylvania joins TCI | Opinion


Sen. Bob Casey cites shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. in pushing bills to divert 911 calls for mental health crises

Levittown ‘Rosie the Riveter:’ Mission accomplished with Trump signature on medal honor