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Pa. Rep. Mark Keller announces he will not seek re-election to an eighth term


Pa. Board of Pardons missed a chance to show mercy to inmates who deserve to be released | Opinion


Uber purchases land in Findlay Township for new self-driving car test track

Uber to open self-driving test track in Findlay Township

Wawa hit with a wave of lawsuits in the aftermath of data breach

Jeannette hemp plant fined, permitted to reopen

Why marijuana CEO Ben Kovler of GTI is betting big on Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Scranton plastics manufacturer eyes growth, projects hitting staffing milestone next year

Schuylkill mattress plant to close down in February


How probation detainers can keep people locked up indefinitely — even when they haven’t committed a crime

18-year-old killed in Penn Hills endured recent deaths in her family, a coach says

Bowers’ lawyers attack federal death penalty as unconstitutional

5 female inmates in a Philly-area jail overdosed on heroin on Christmas Day

Five inmates OD at Delco prison on Christmas night


Former principal’s lawsuit against Highlands School District to move ahead next year

Hockey game to raise awareness for suicide prevention at Deer Lakes School District

Editorial: Alvernia has promising plan for downtown Reading


State rep Bob Brooks files for reelection in House’s 54th District

Supposed Pa. Trump voter with buyer’s remorse didn’t vote for him, it turns out

Health Care

Casey is ready for ‘big, rough fight’ on health care in 2020

Eight hospitals join Pennsylvania Rural Health Model; program hopes to stave off problems like those seen at Ellwood City Medical Center

Local News

Sale of former Lackawanna County administration building to developer has been completed

Cerra resigns as tax claim bureau director days after appointment

Jeffers a contender for Lackawanna County chief of staff

Police work is in his blood, Throop’s new chief says

Property owner can proceed with suit against Scranton

Caution due on landfill’s water plans

Reading boy’s Christmas wish for donations to homeless comes true

Griffin and group not messing around with litter cleanups

Litter cleanup set for Saturday in Wilkes-Barre

Luzerne County wants to remove black stains on River Common walls

New Nanticoke mayor ready to help

Converted homes raise concerns about fire safety

Cleanup follows months of chaos for Carbon County Clerk of Courts

Course correction: How Bethlehem turned around its cash-strapped golf course in one year

Road fixes a priority in $45.2M Northampton budget

National News

Black teens who experience daily racial discrimination show depressive symptoms, study finds

Junk food affects the developing teen brain, promoting obesity. But it’s not hopeless.


South Philly refinery, a big polluter, shut down 6 months ago. So, do we have cleaner air?

Six months after the fire, both ex-refinery workers and PES struggle to find new lives

For 2020, Philadelphia hopes to build on 2018 record-breaking young voter turnout

It’s déjà vu in West Philly as Democratic leaders seek a special election nominee

A man was charged after a Christmas party that saw a mom killed and her son stabbed

A newly minted Ph.D. credits her West Philly mom for her success

Round up the real redlining culprits in Philadelphia’s ills | Editorial


Pittsburgh school board to meet Friday in attempt to fund 2020 budget

5 Pittsburgh schools among state’s highest in arrests, citations as security debate continues

Pitt AD Heather Lyke preaches continuity as Pat Narduzzi’s 5th season comes to a close

Allegheny County and Pittsburgh police are going opposite directions in prostitution enforcement

Pittsburgh police: No celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Eve

State News

Hanover fire chief returned on Christmas after monthlong detainment in Thailand

Pennsylvania dioceses offer $84M to 564 clergy abuse victims

Western Pa. received plenty of precipitation in 2019, but a record is unlikely

Spotting the spotted lanternfly

Vowing not to “go away,” Harrisburg woman renews call for meeting on racial harassment complaint at Turnpike service plaza

Western Pennsylvania counties nearly eliminated veteran homelessness in 2019

Mike Barcaskey: Game commissioners serve as volunteers to establish state agency policies

Census Bureau offers temporary jobs in Chester County with lucrative pay


Next Interstate 70 project will add 3 roundabouts at Madison exit


Protect students: Congress should enter the fight on hazing

Sen. Toomey isn’t buying Trump-Pelosi trade proposal

Republicans decried Jeff Van Drew as a ‘socialist.’ Now he’s switched sides, the GOP is falling in line.

Sen. Casey, colleagues warn about scams targeting seniors’ benefits