Coronavirus – COVID-19

Gov. Wolf, health officials want Pennsylvanians to stay home for the holidays

CDC: Stay home for the holidays

Nursing home defends reporting of COVID-19 data

Western Pa. nursing homes scramble for staff to care for covid patients

Nursing home residents have rights. Here’s what they are in Pennsylvania, and what to do if they’re violated.

The COVID-19 vaccine wasn’t tested in pregnancy, but experts say it’s still worth considering if you’re expecting

Working through a pandemic: Ambulance services getting flooded with covid calls

As virus cases, deaths mount, Westmoreland hospital officials plead for public’s help

344 cases of COVID-19 reported in Luzerne County on Sunday

Cambria leading nation in new cases per capita, adds 11 COVID-19 deaths

Trump says he’s nixing plan for early vaccine at White House

How to navigate a physically distant holiday season if you’re struggling emotionally | Opinion


A family’s push to change Pennsylvania’s DUI law seemed like an easy win. But it died a slow death in Harrisburg.

Local GOP state reps explain why they signed brief in election case

Baker fears Wolf’s measures will be tough on workers, families

Eviction crisis weeks away

Even minor voting glitches harm confidence | Editorial

An open letter to the State Senate leadership | Opinion

Washington, D.C. could learn a lot from Pa. leadership | Opinion


Business owners buckle down for new covid restrictions

Local farms say Christmas tree sales lag with new restrictions

Some Pa. restaurants defy indoor-dining ban, others comply with takeout, outdoor seating

Pennsylvania on Pause: Business owners clamor for federal aid amid new shutdown orders


Pa. corrections dept. tells officer with COVID-19 symptoms to return to work early

Inside Pennsylvania’s prison outbreak, where catching COVID-19 can land you in ‘the hole’

DOJ probe of Catholic church abuse goes quiet 2 years later

Officials: Pittston detention facility at center of scandal is closed


Educators and parents: This school year will be a setback for children’s education

‘You question your worth:’ Looking at fifth year without raise, Scranton teachers leave district feeling defeated

Already facing a shortage, COVID causes added stress to the substitute teacher pool

Rally set for North Allegheny over district’s extended remote learning plan

Survey: Parents weigh-in on education, exposure risk during the pandemic | The Numbers Racket

Pensions for teachers: Why taxpayers, not educators, will pay more for weak investment returns

Nursing students should keep training in-person during COVID | Opinion

Point Park University introduces scholarship for transfer students from state university system


Here’s how to watch the Electoral College cast Pa’s official vote for president, vice president

Electoral College vote a big step to move past election

Why does the Electoral College exist, and how does it work? 5 essential reads | Opinion

EDITORIAL: Pa.’s GOP: Pro-Trump, anti voting

Texas? Really?

Local News

Lackawanna County to receive third wave of federal funding to help provide shelter

MONDAY UPDATE: Lackawanna County, Scranton continue to explore potential for local health department as pandemic rages

Former Serrenti building available as COVID-19 overflow site, just in case

Queen City seeing influx of new businesses

‘Leave one, take one’: In Slatington, warm clothes hang on clothelines for those in need to take

Erie’s first Black female firefighter reaches another milestone: She is now a lieutenant

New Delco Public Defender shaking things up

Bucks County tourism ads plant seeds for travel now and post-pandemic

Metz Culinary Management donates $35K to Dinners for Kids

North Huntingdon says ‘no’ to Wolf’s limits on indoor crowds

National News

U.S. investigating computer hacks of Treasury and Commerce departments; Russia a possible culprit

Millions of Americans are heading into the holidays unemployed and more than $5,000 behind on rent

Report: Cleveland Indians changing name after 105 years


3 dead, 9 people shot in another violent overnight in Philly

Tiny-house villages coming to NE and West Philly, part of deal that closed Parkway homeless encampment

A support group for gunshot survivors is now the focus of a documentary — and it’s beautiful | Helen Ubiñas


Pittsburgh players opt out of potential bowl game

State News

Official: Weather may be factor in dip in demand for state heating assistance


Pat Toomey is ready to work with Joe Biden. A little.

Vandals hit Black churches during weekend pro-Trump rallies