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Lindsey Williams was elected to the Pa. Senate, but will she be able to serve?

Pa. Lawmakers report $43 million increase in unspent cash reserves

Wrecking a car to rescuing kids: 18 Pa. legislators who made headlines in 2018

Legislators still hoard tax money


Disney spat could black out Penn State, Citrus Bowl to Pa. Verizon Fios customers

Chinese company with Lehigh Valley plant blames Trump’s trade war for decision to build new plant in Mexico


Chester County man shoots at 11 officers, surrenders when he hears a Christmas carol

Westmoreland County drug court graduates its fifth class

State police arrested 330 for DUI during holiday


State high school test scores mostly up, except for literature

Slippery Rock vice president says he was discriminated against in presidential search

Officials probe possible second Lehigh U. poisoning case

Wilkes, LCCCOK transfer deal

Project SEARCH enables students with developmental disabilities to explore careers


In Iowa, Democrats see 2020 as head vs. heart moment

Health Care

Regional cancer network gets national accreditation

Cartwright announces grant for Rural Health

Health care provider gets funding boost

Researchers define six types of Alzheimer’s

Local News

Newman: 2018 sees much progress made toward downtown goals

Penalty period on municipal, county tax payments ends Monday

Scranton pension funds receive long-delayed sewer sale proceeds

Gopal Patel resigns from Scranton Sewer Authority after being appointed to Scranton School Board

More than a dozen departments working out of Globe as county government’s move continues

DePasquale calls town hall in Scranton

Teen sons of Westmoreland sheriff charged with armed robbery, grand theft in Florida

North Franklin Township to disband police department

Latrobe eyes 26 percent hike in garbage fees

Berks boy delivers breakfast and blankets to homeless shelter

Editorial: Teleflex news gives Berks another reason to celebrate

Erie residents face new recycling rules

National News

Mister Rogers biopic will be titled ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’

New Jersey

Is that tweet from a human? N.J. lawmaker wants bots to identify themselves, but experts have concerns.


Judge grants Mumia Abu-Jamal partial appeals request

The Mummers Parade is a heavy lift. These marchers take steps to avoid injury.

Local 98 re-emerges with new tactics for a new year, as a federal probe lingers | Clout

Philly Police homicide captain transferred

One-way-ticket to Philadelphia could mean $15,000 for these 500 Amtrak workers in California

Have a tax abatement? Donate it to Philly’s public schools, nonprofit urges.

Police officer injured in North Philly patrol car crash

Liberty Bell, Independence Hall will open despite government shutdown this weekend

How the ‘Toxic City’ investigation has protected Philadelphia children from environmental perils

To keep its alumni in college, this Philly high school is handing out ‘microgrants’

15 prominent Philadelphians on the changes Philly needs most in 2019 | Opinion

Readers respond: What change does Philly most need in 2019? | Opinion

Why my family skips Christmas and celebrates Kwanzaa instead | Opinion

Missteps on Rizzo’s statue may hurt mayor: Opposition to persist in 2019 re-election run


Family of Allegheny County Jail inmate who died pushes for answers

Starting Jan. 1, city residents can recycle TVs, e-waste, household chemicals — for a fee

Pa. Supreme Court names Kim Berkeley Clark as Allegheny County’s president judge

Here’s how Pittsburgh has earned the title of 2019 Food City of the Year

Council passes resolution to examine construction industry fraud

Mattress Factory museum sees light at the end of a dark year

Police: Don’t fall for scam artists posing as Duquesne Light bill collectors; shut-off threats are bogus

South Homewood to receive nearly $700,000 in pedestrian improvements

State News

Crystal meth continues to be a problem in rural Pennsylvania

State permits clear way for new pipelines to Beaver County ‘cracker’ plant

Pennsylvania agencies refer hundreds of abuse and neglect cases to law enforcement

Firm that provides games of skill accuses rival of misrepresenting its products


Gas prices drop in Western Pa. but still among highest in the nation

Emergency repairs will close Wright Twp. bridge for months

In Berks County, more workers are commuting alone in their cars


No solution to shutdown in sight before Dems take House

Federal workers face grim prospect of lengthy shutdown

Virginia congressman blocks bill to help abused Native American women