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Officials shut down several ‘stop-and-go’ corner stores in Philadelphia

Montgomery County lawmaker moves to add mandatory minimum sentences to criminal justice bills

GOP state committees alter five Pa. criminal justice bills causing advocates to drop support

Four years of debate, but no help yet from Harrisburg for surprise medical bills

Lawmakers mount a challenge as Pennsylvania shuts state-run facilities for intellectually disabled

She’s the force behind Pa.’s efforts to treat drug addiction. Critics say ‘there is more to the story.’

End it for all: Repeal of failed policy must apply retroactively


Did steel, natural gas and manufacturing jobs in Pa. actually grow in Trump’s first term?

Congress restoring $28 million for Army Chinook work at Boeing Pa. plant where 4,600 employed

Chevron plans to leave Appalachia, following the footsteps of other giants

Chevron hints at selling or reducing natural gas production in Appalachia

Settlement over bad air in Clairton calls for U.S. Steel to cough up $2 million

Liberty Property Trust will lay off 94 as it closes its headquarters in Wayne

CornellCookson completes $14M expansion project


Police charge former Collier cop with soliciting nude photos from teen girls at tanning salon

Former West Mifflin superintendent charged again with DUI

Former Munhall firefighter who set porch fires could spend 3 years in prison

Lyft driver from Harrison accused of exposing himself, groping passenger

Keeping data on police traffic stops in Pennsylvania could dispel fears that racism is a factor | PennLive Editorial

Coatesville police say 11 questions can reduce domestic violence. Why aren’t more police officers asking them?


WVW teacher grievance sheds light on fentanyl fears in grade school

Exeter School District investigating incident of motorist boarding bus

Kutztown High School considers ending football

‘We don’t believe in punishment’: Student-led youth court could come to Harrisburg school

SHINE after-school program gets $20,000 from Cabot Oil

State System board gives final approval to four-year contract with 5,000 university faculty members


For Democrats, municipal races are dress rehearsal for 2020 | Mark O’Keefe

Local News

Lackawanna County OKs purchase of new voting system

Former Scranton School District fleet manager to serve house arrest

Democrats about to take over Delaware County say Republicans are punting on a tax hike

Long after layoffs in Bucks County, this Men of Harmony steelworker choir melts tough-guy hearts | Maria Panaritis

Community honors retiring county Commissioner Chuck Anderson and his wife

Wreaths Across America to honor veterans buried in 3 Norwin cemeteries

Irwin plans crack down on speeders

Arnold adopts budget with no tax increase, seeks funding for sewer projects

Schuylkill commissioners OK plan to buy new voting machines

New police vehicle start of Kline Twp. Upgrades

Arena board receives project updates on WiFi, hotel construction

Tax hike not end of county budget story

Outgoing Wilkes-Barre mayor reflects on his time in office

Tense Maxatawny meeting ends with supervisor getting township health care

Erie chamber’s $5.2 million plan should yield 2,000 new jobs

After $3.2M was embezzled, Kennett Township officials put in safeguards

NOVA to open expanded office in Falls to help more victims


Ten years ago, OxyContin sales dominated Philly’s pharmacies. How the powerful painkiller helped fuel a crisis.

Philadelphia police sergeant caught on video punching a handcuffed man is arrested

Women outnumber men at medical schools in Philadelphia area and across the nation

Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner fires back at Trump: ‘You and me. Let’s go.’

Temple University addressing ‘unacceptable’ student TikTok referring to North Philly as ‘the ghetto’

Philly DA drops charges against twin in fatal shooting of brother, says boys’ father, a convicted felon, ‘is responsible’ for ‘horrific accident’

Krasner calls dad ‘responsible’ in death of teen by twin brother

A Philly charter school bought this church building, and now it faces a preservation battle

Drexel wants to evict food trucks from part of Market Street

Philly-area Black Hebrew Israelites leader responds to reports linking alleged Jersey City killers to his group

Philadelphia can do more to fight traffic congestion | Opinion

Got a fine for overdue books? Philly libraries will soon forgive them


For Pittsburgh, grimly familiar news comes out of Jersey City

City Council votes to declare racism a health crisis, postpones pension bill

Voters in early states are hearing from Pittsburghers — thanks to Bernie Sanders

Pittsburgh police shoot, kill pit bull after violent dog fight in Perry North

Family, activists gather to honor the nearly 80 victims of fatal gun violence in Allegheny County in 2019

City wants to hire pros faster to speed up contract process

Opportunity Fund gives over $860,000 to local arts and social justice groups

Epidemiologist says single case of TB at Pittsburgh middle school ‘not an emergency’

Councilwoman Darlene Harris sues city to nix campaign rules

Pittsburgh councilwoman Darlene Harris sues city over campaign finance ordinance

State News

Paycheck to paycheck: New United Way study shows how many in Lehigh Valley walk a dangerous financial tightrope

4 Berks programs receive grants from Pa. Commission on Crime and Delinquency

Fiscal watchdog urges shutdown of Berks immigrant detention center

Pennsylvania auditor general calls for Berks County Residential Center to be shut down

Berks County Commissioner Christian Leinbach disagrees with call to close residential center

Washington County teen dies in dirt bike crash

PA dumps dozens of hedge funds in cost-cutting move

Outrage grows over Pennsylvania deer-torture video as investigation continues

Fatbergs, globs of solid waste, threaten sewers this season | Opinion

Ohio River, Buffalo Creek among nominees for Pennsylvania’s River of the Year


Hulton Road in Penn Hills to remained closed into January

New turnpike entrance opens on Route 283 in Dauphin County

Mount Rose project contractor demands more money, more time from PennDOT


Trump administration proposes Social Security rule changes that could cut off thousands of disabled recipients

Casey continues push to end pay disparities for Tobyhanna employees

Trump impeachment: What state delegation is saying

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey will vote against Trump’s new trade deal; here’s why

Former Pa. Gov. Tom Ridge says Trump asking a foreign leader for a political favor is an ‘abuse of power’

PFAS provisions struck from must-pass defense bill, disappointing Pa.’s Dean & Fitzpatrick