Coronavirus – COVID-19

Wolf Administration says help available for people dealing with isolation, depression

‘We knew it was inevitable’: Pa. child care centers wrestle with COVID surge

Coronavirus complicates bringing Pa.’s homeless in from the cold

Pennsylvania reports over 10K coronavirus cases for 5th time in 7 days

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: 10,049 more cases and 278 more deaths Wednesday

Allegheny County sees most new coronavirus cases in state

Allegheny County’s covid rates still rising as some businesses ignore restrictions

Westmoreland covid hospitalizations up but Excela officials say they can handle it

Westmoreland County surpasses 15K coronavirus cases

One-day record 485 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in county; deaths at 389

Dallas ZIP code appears to be new COVID-19 hot spot

Free drive-through testing to be offered at Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino in Plains Township

Drive-thru COVID testing site coming to Luzerne County

LVHN to begin vaccinating staff Friday

Berks County coroner adds 7 more COVID deaths for 53 deaths this month

First COVID vaccines arriving in Berks hospitals, but won’t be available to the public yet

Delco has not received any COVID vaccines

Alaska health care worker hospitalized after receiving covid-19 vaccine

Close, but not yet: Deal near on COVID-19 economic aid that would include stimulus checks to most Americans


With a possible COVID-19 eviction surge looming, Pa. must seal eviction records | Opinion

Jennifer Storm, a true victims’ advocate | PennLive letters


Pa. threatens at least 150 restaurants with fines or closure for allowing indoor dining in defiance of state ban

Gov. Wolf’s COVID-19 restrictions will decimate small businesses across the state | Opinion

‘Pulling the floor out’: As pandemic unemployment expires, people downsize, go into debt


COVID surge in Pa. prisons leads to calls for lockdown at all facilities

He came to Baltimore from rural Pennsylvania to buy drugs. Now he’s dead and a 13-year-old boy is charged with murder

Valley View teacher charged with child pornography


As teachers quarantine, Philly-area schools hunt for substitutes

East Penn Black students feel unwanted, invisible, says group calling for anti-racist training

Snow day! Plum School District closed Thursday due to weather, playing in snow encouraged

Two more Susquenita School Board members resign, cite infighting

As covid-19 surges, Pennsylvania colleges urged to delay students’ return

Duquesne University cutting faculty to reduce costs

Health Care

Trump takes a final shot at Obamacare exchanges. How Pa. is impacted

Local News

Private contributions to support Lackawanna County veterans treatment court, participants

14 Scranton firefighters test positive for COVID-19

COLTS employees step up for working families in need at holiday

County, city getting it right on health agency

Delaware County is set to pay $410,000 to two firms to help regain control of its embattled, privately run county jail

Luzerne County Head Start invests in virus-killing air purifiers

Maddon and volunteers give food to 500 families at drive-through event

Despair plus guns equals death for too many youth in Harrisburg | Social Views

National News

Ten states, led by Texas attorney general, sue Google over ‘monopolistic power’

Opioid Crisis

Misplaced blame for opioid epidemic harms pain patients | Opinion


Police shot a Philly man, then accused him of rape. He was exonerated after 19 years.

Pa. Supreme Court dismisses petition seeking to remove DA’s Office from handling Mumia Abu-Jamal’s appeals

Philly DA candidate Carlos Vega points to gun and violence statistics, saying he will make the city safer

Who’s on the mayor’s short list for Philly school board? Panel releases names.

Biden’s inauguration will look different. Meet the Philly woman who’s helping plan it.


Advocates demand virtual access to Allegheny County criminal courts, ‘It’s not difficult’

Carnegie Museum workers vote to join United Steelworkers union

Pittsburgh council on track to adopt 2021 budget that doesn’t cut police funding

Pittsburgh restaurant raided after police reported illegal alcohol sales

State News

Peco should step up on solar to make the Philly region healthier | Opinion

Marijuana milestone: more than 100 dispensaries open in Pa.


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos heads for the exits, leaving a legacy of turmoil