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COLUMN: Municipal police training commission gains new perspective

$1.5 million in funding secured for open space preserve in Southern Chester County

West Chester seniors age 90 and up honored

Court decision limits fireworks sales from roadside tents

Court douses part of Pennsylvania’s new fireworks law

Penn State study says most of Pa. lacks access to high-speed broadband

Um, it’s a little too soon to party just yet, Vanessa Lowery Brown | Jenice Armstrong

A new word for ‘shameful’: Probations in Harrisburg, Traffic Court sting | Editorial

Sen. David Argall calls Bush an inspiration for Americans


Gov. Wolf’s redistricting reform v. political reality | John Baer


Wolf: County farmers may be eligible for disaster relief funding

Gov. Tom Wolf’s idea to lower Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls might not work right away


Appeals court shows openness to clergy abuse lawsuit

Catholic Church

Why is Pennsylvania concealing the identities of 11 accused priests?


Police break up alleged fentanyl ring operating in Hazleton

Former Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski arrives at prison that inspired ‘Orange is the New Black’

County may enlist inmates’ assistance

SCI-Somerset inmate sentenced for attack on corrections officer


Upper Darby teachers overwhelmingly reject contract offer, plan protest

Two McKeesport students arrested after bringing gun onto school bus

Environmental Charter teachers join other charter school educators in call for union representation

W-B Area credit rating improves as district plans to borrow for new school

Pennsylvania teacher says Catholic school fired her over her pregnancy

Questions linger after boy, 7, is hit and killed at school bus stop


Judge to hear Toprani’s challenge to Cook’s 11-vote margin of victory in 49th District


Big Beaver mini-casino: 750 slots and 500 jobs, residents told

Sands Bethlehem casino isn’t winning as much of your money as it did last year

Residents, officials weigh in on proposed Big Beaver casino

Local News

Luzerne County Council approves proposed budget cuts that may reduce tax hike

Grant applications awaiting Wilkes-Barre city council’s approval

City will apply for funding for various projects

Dallas Twp. supervisors approve ‘fire tax’ to pay two firefighters

First Lackawanna County departments slated to move to Globe soon

Project to connect Abingtons residents to public water complete

Attorney: Dunmore police chief suspended with pay

Parking cost to double in West Hazleton

Hazleton lights Christmas tree at City Hall

Suspended Aliquippa assistant police chief to stand trial on some charges

Construction of Wesley Family Services building to start next year

Harrison sets public meeting on projects to reduce stormwater flooding

Reading Parking Authority to install new gates by June 1

Economist predicts slower growth in 2019 during Berks business event


Does smoking marijuana cause teen behavior problems or vice versa?

National News

Joe Biden says he’s ‘the most qualified person in the country to be president’–20181204.html

GOP campaign committee reports ‘cyber intrusion’

Natural Gas

New zoning laws approved limiting natural gas operations in Dallas Twp.

$500 million project to expand natural gas pipeline proposed


Report: Phila. School District lost $62 million in revenue in 2017 to tax abatements

Philly gas commission approves PGWs plan for gas venture, despite insinuations of Russian ties

Groceries price comparison finds that Whole Foods, Acme are the most expensive in Philly area

James F. Kenney Sr., Philly firefighter and mayor’s father, dies at 83

How two brothers are using the Land Bank to build homes working Philadelphians can afford

Help wanted: Teachers for Philly district, charter and private schools

No homicide charge against Kensington woman in deadly driving lesson

City Council to vote on higher fines for tow trucks

Former Deputy Sheriff Detective Malika Rahman announces candidacy for Philadelphia sheriff


Pittsburgh’s cool, says National Geographic Traveller

Sam Nover, longtime WPXI sportscaster, dies at 77

Northview Heights public safety center opens, staffed by Pittsburgh police

Allegheny County Council passes Fitzgerald’s nearly $1 billion 2019 operating budget

City youth baseball players heading to Cuba

Pittsburgh sports venues, convention center secure new $800K pot of taxpayer money

Chanukah and menorah parade brings light to Pittsburgh

Lyft announces most popular Pittsburgh destinations for 2018

State News

Our Towns: From Ambridge to Zelienople, explore the small towns of Western Pennsylvania

Draft version of carbon-cutting plan envisions a dramatic shift in Pa.’s energy mix

Murrysville backyard webcam ranked among YouTube’s top 20 in Pennsylvania

Rural areas in Fayette and Somerset counties to benefit from federal infrastructure loans

Pa. Supreme Court to rule on secrecy of state police social media policy

Carbon commissioners question fill use at NJ Zinc site

Some Pa. state government offices to close early on Wednesday for National Day of Mourning

Pennsylvania has yet to carry out many suggestions for drug-treatment reform

Authority: DEP’s ruling could lead to expensive mandates, modifications


PennDOT announces major Parkway East closure

Hamburg seeks traffic solution


Mueller recommends no prison for Flynn, citing his ‘substantial’ cooperation

Trump associate Roger Stone pleads the Fifth in the Senate’s Russia probe

AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates cost of illegal immigration