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Policymakers order review of Pennsylvania juvenile justice

Gov. Tom Wolf announces effort to overhaul juvenile justice in Pennsylvania

Facing pushback, Montgomery County lawmaker drops proposal to add mandatory minimums to some gun crimes

Eliminating surprise medical bills is a bipartisan issue, but legislation is stuck in Pa. and Congress

Let’s make it easier for all Pennsylvanians to exercise their First Amendment rights

Proposed bill would honor 3 men who dedicated lives to community, country

Ghost busters treat parts as weapons


AG Shapiro, Gov. Wolf: ‘Ghost guns’ are firearms

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro classifies ‘ghost guns’ as a firearm

AG Shapiro issues opinion that partially built guns qualify as firearms

Gov. Wolf, don’t let parents and children spend another Christmas in the ICE detention center in Berks County | Opinion


Boeing to halt production of 737 Max airliner in January


Westmoreland County Prison to review visitation logs in wake of smuggling bust at Allegheny County Jail

District judge questions how Bethlehem treats minor marijuana offenses

WB Police: Four juveniles held up city convenience store


‘License to discriminate’? Hershey charitable school seeks to exempt itself from Pa. oversight.

At budget hearing, business owners urge Scranton School District to forgo payroll tax

Plum suspends teacher accused of burglary, corruption of minors

Nanticoke School District, police investigating alleged bullying incident caught on tape

2 Penn State fraternities may keep State College houses, Pa. court rules

Alvernia University to expand, aid in downtown Reading’s economic development efforts


Democratic leaders push to end a labor dispute and save the December debate

Derry Township school board member announces bid for the 106th state House seat

Two enter race for 29th District House seat

Luzerne County Democratic Party secretary Cox resigns; Walsh to take over

Yudichak switch yields more change for county Dems


Hollywood Casino in Springettsbury could get license this week

Local News

Judge: City of Scranton violated tax cap by about $10 million annually

Scranton sends certified letters, many in error, claiming residents owe rental registration fees

Scranton fire chief to resign

Lackawanna County employee with four drunken driving convictions released early from probation

Lackawanna County tax claim bureau to collect delinquent Scranton taxes

Reading Parking Authority names new executive director

Safe Berks honors CEO of family-owned department store Boscov’s

Collingdale volunteer fire companies are merging

West Chester police chief retiring after 34-year career–year-career/article_9d24945e-2044-11ea-95a3-4329ac91ec86.html

Hempfield family packs ‘chemo comfort’ tote bags for adult cancer patients

Luzerne County DA critical of Griffith’s email

Hazleton City Council to vote today; mayor pitches positions

New Jersey

N.J. voters to decide on legalizing marijuana


Dozens rally for Philly police accountability, including DA Larry Krasner, Chief Defender Keir Bradford-Grey, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins

Jenkins joins community in asking for more transparency in top cop search

Live Nation ‘bullied’ church, pocketed Met landlord’s share of cash from Madonna, Sting shows, lawsuit says

Philadelphia is getting new ‘I voted’ stickers in 2020. And they’ll actually stick, officials promise.

Former Bob Brady aide is headed to federal prison for paying a challenger to drop out of the race

Wells Fargo to pay Philly $10 million to resolve lawsuit alleging lending discrimination against minorities

The Philly couple whose ICE arrest inspired outrage is released

Philly Board of Education has done little to change status quo | Opinion

How the Kenney administration is responding to gun violence | Opinion


Mayor Bill Peduto and Superintendent Anthony Hamlet meet to talk taxes, make peace

Mayor Bill Peduto, Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent agree to work on school funding sources

With Pittsburgh Public Schools tax vote nearing, divisions remain

Pittsburgh to Cleveland in 18 minutes? Planners say proposed hyperloop promises huge economic benefits

Pitt trustees cite university’s strength in giving chancellor, others pay raises

Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher gets raise, will make $828,000 in 2020

Robert Ferrante claims he was forced to give up out-of-county jury

Arlington Avenue to close near Liberty Bridge this week for houses to be razed

Baby found overnight on front porch of home in Brighton Heights

Police: Baby OK after being found on Brighton Heights porch

Pittsburgh’s paid sick leave law to take effect mid-March

Owner of pit bull shot by police after attacking terrier mix sent citation

Heinz Lofts files landlord tenant action against Terrelle Pryor and girlfriend

Does Apple have its eye on Oakland?

Free Wi-Fi coming to all Allegheny County Port Authority buses, light rail

State News

Controlling methane: Stakeholders oppose EPA rollback

Amish share meal with refugees, bridging gap between cultures

Hypnosis Society of Pa. folds after 76 years, donates $17K to Syria Shriners

Activists across Western Pa. to rally for Trump’s ouster on eve of House impeachment vote

Protesters on both sides rally in Wilkes-Barre ahead of trump impeachment vote

Frankenfish may be having a big impact on other fish, says new study


Chrissy Houlahan, a key House Democrat, backs Trump impeachment

Democrats accuse Trump of criminal bribery in report on impeachment articles

Republicans to Jeff Van Drew: Not so fast

‘Obamacare’ tax repeal added to $1.4T wrap-up spending bill

Congress finalizes $1.3 trillion spending deal ahead of Friday shutdown deadline

New report blames gerrymandering for stalled gun-safety bills