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Pa. Rep. Bud Cook keeps a low profile in Harrisburg. How did he spark a GOP family squabble?

The Pa. Legislature should resolve to tackle infrastructure funding in 2020 | Mark O’Keefe


Horseradish distributor continues Duryea legacy


North Braddock police chief details staff shortages

Son charged with beating his father to death in their Ambler home

18-year-old dies after being shot outside Penn Hills bar

Early morning police incident locks down residential area of Allentown for several hours; residents report hearing gunshots and booms

Woman convicted in 1991 teen’s slaying released on parole


Pa.’s Safe Schools Report provides plenty of numbers, but critics question their accuracy

As schools cut back on teaching cursive, library tries to fill void

Former PSU officer files suit against university

How much money will Penn State make at the Cotton Bowl?


2020 Democrats are naming their fund-raising ‘bundlers’ amid a fight over big money in politics

Schuylkill to get new ballots for elections

Health Care

Nearly 150K in Pa. will be forced to change medications beginning Jan. 1. Here’s why.

Officials: Flu continues to slam Western Pennsylvania

With flu season underway, experts advise to get the shot

Local News

Annual Christmas dinner feeds thousands

Dismissal validated

Berks seniors relish fellowship at 50th annual Agency on Aging Christmas dinner

Hoagie fundraiser part of Leechburg police surveillance camera plans

13 Latrobe area churches band together to serve free Christmas meals to all who need them

Please stop using so-called flushable wipes, Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority pleads

Legion volunteers bring Christmas cheer to veterans

‘We’re blessed’: Local family details life after son born with Down syndrome

Community Christmas: St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen hosts annual luncheon

Haverford Alliance for Drug Awareness unveils memorial

Tick Tock Early Learning Center begins $1 million construction project

National News

Hundreds without shelter after fire at Minneapolis apartment building

Celebrating Kwanzaa in a troubled time | Opinion

Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis shows why racism in health care is always harmful, never ‘protective’ l Opinion


Philadelphia’s high school athletes should be hungry only for a win | Editorial

Christmas morning stabbing leaves woman dead, 14-year-old son injured as other children watched

Man in early 20s fatally shot in Kensington

Will the new Philly City Council take on Kenney’s soda tax? It’s doubtful | Analysis


6,000 cookies, 4,000 pies, 2,000 bags of clothes and tons of good cheer: It’s Christmas Day at Pitt

#EssentiallyPittsburgh: ‘industrial beauty of broken reflections across the Mon…’

Many seniors need photo ConnectCards for free Port Authority rides Jan. 1

Pittsburgh is 23rd rudest city in national poll

CMU researchers develop tool to pinpoint source of gunshots using smartphone videos

State News

Correct installation of smoke detectors is as important as the device itself

The Census Bureau is hiking pay as recruitment lags for the 2020 Census

Skiing accident at Pennsylvania resort kills Virginia man

Free county programs protect property owners against housing theft


Pa. Turnpike tolls are about to rise again

Heavy road salt use a growing problem, scientists say


GOP senator ‘disturbed’ by McConnell’s ‘total coordination’ with White House