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Compensation for abuse: Payouts must not derail legislative action


Gov. Wolf says it’s time for Pennsylvania to ‘take a serious look’ at legalizing recreational marijuana

Gov. Wolf calls for ‘serious’ look at legalizing recreational pot

State launches online tip line for misuse of prescription opioids


Jeannette glass plant feels impact of trade war

Catholic Church

Some Catholic clergy abuse victims shut out of new compensation funds

Former Seton LaSalle counselor faces sex abuse allegation


This road rage verdict delivers justice for Bianca Roberson, but it leaves us baffled | Maria Panaritis

Superior Court sends another sex offender case back for resentencing, removes Judge Donna Jo McDaniel

Death penalty off table in W-B slaying

Man pleads guilty to supplying drugs that caused two fatal overdoses


NEPIRC launches manufacturing video contest for students

After tax hike vote, Scranton School Board takes surprise vote for new director

Scranton School District seeks dismissal of furloughed teachers lawsuit

Scranton third-grader collects more than 400 items in winter coat drive

Report questions accuracy of Pa. school district data on homeless students

Health Care

ACA lawsuit moves forward on heels of Obamacare open enrollment. What happens next?

62 cases of the flu reported in Berks

Local News

Pedri: Vehicle registration fee will take effect soon in county

Luzerne County manager briefs citizens on projects in annual public forum

Luzerne County promoting suicide awareness, especially for males

Luzerne County citizens group formed

WBS Pens fans warm up to arena’s new metal detectors

City offers free parking during holiday season

Lackawanna County Commissioners OK salary hike for top jobs starting in 2020

Officers become holiday angels during ‘Shop with a Cop’ in North Huntingdon

North Huntingdon officials OK $86,000 payday for officers over salaries while on military leave

Leechburg demolition clears blighted properties, raises money for more work

Reading to add more security cameras in hopes of deterring crime

Editorial: Looking forward to better news on a velodrome in Berks

Community encouraged to contribute to Reading’s security camera program

With a new federal courthouse finally being built, Harrisburg council wants more local workers on it

Are doorbell cameras a worthwhile defense against Lehigh Valley porch pirates?


Work to do before dispensary opens

National News

Inquiry will review DeVos’ revival of troubled accreditor

Natural Gas

Prosecutor, citing Beaver County explosion, begins investigating Mariner East pipeline work

Chester County district attorney investigating Mariner East pipeline complaints

West Virginia man, 61, dies after explosion at Washington County natural gas processing plant

Opioid Crisis

Meth goes hand-in-hand with opioids in much of Pennsylvania

Two more suspected drug overdoses in Scranton reported Wednesday, the 10th in about a week


How to prepare Philly and Puerto Rico for the next climate disaster? Penn Design students took on the challenge.

Philly cop, cleared in fatal August shooting, shot someone else in 2012, records show

Dominican association’s bodega owner promises to stop selling toy guns – and asks others to do the same

4 men now charged in last month’s quadruple slaying in West Philly

Developer hopes 15-acre gift, $54M SEPTA station will draw projects to 400-acre Delaware River steel-mill site on I-95

Ogontz man to stand trial in shooting death of woman driving van on North Broad Street

# 1 Killer in Philadelphia could very well be poverty | Editorial

Kenney extends Philly’s emergency response to opioid crisis in Kensington

Business leaders discuss importance of growing Philadelphia’s job base

Philadelphia asks doctors to prescribe non-opioids first

Philly signs agreement to buy solar energy


City paid detectives’ bar tab night of brawl with Pagans

Pittsburgh Public Schools passes 2019 budget with no tax increase

Pittsburgh Public Schools to hold the line on property taxes in 2019

Suspended Elizabeth Borough police chief resigns amid DA’s probe

Former county councilman to get new hearing

Protesters urged to carry guns at rally against Pittsburgh regulations

New Hays bald eagle webcam will have Pittsburgh view as a backdrop

Pittsburgh expands neighborhood recycling locations for Christmas tree disposal

East Pittsburgh mayor: Regional police force ‘probably going to happen’

State News

State police fatally shoot man during stolen chainsaw purchase in Erie County

After water contamination, elevated chemical levels in Bucks, Montco residents’ blood

Make public notice part of response


Cross Valley Expressway’s River Street on-ramp nearing completion

Pa. Turnpike expects 6.3M vehicles during holiday travel period


Critics and allies alike denounce Trump’s call to pull troops from Syria

Senate approves bill to keep government running into 2019