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Radar bill controversy turns on dispute over freezing out part-time cops

Pa. Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, charged with stealing more than $500,000 from her own charity, will resign

Criminal charges filed against Pa. lawmaker ‘beyond disturbing’

Johnson-Harrell case trips up Dems in the 190th District — again

Another day in Pennsylvania, another indicted politician. Why it’s important to not shrug this off. | Editorial

Burns: Job training grants available

Battling vaping: State raises age to purchase tobacco

Editorial: Deana’s Law could spare another family


Pa. governor gives out $1.2M in beer grants for mix of promotional, educational projects


In cost-cutting, FedLoan student loan call center in Chester closing next year

Railcar business fined $500K for worker’s death

Supermarket headed to downtown W-B


Pa. prison psychologist loses license after 3 ‘preventable and foreseeable’ suicides

Bucks County woman charged in death of infant at unlicensed day care

A state trooper preyed on women and teens 20 years ago. Now, he’s done it again.


Scranton School District to receive one-time boost in state funds

Judge denies petition to convert Chester Upland schools to charters, says charter expansion may be an option

West Mifflin High School mourns student-athlete who died unexpectedly on Tuesday

Berks Catholic’s Anthony Myers dies after yearlong battle with brain cancer

King’s College first locally to offer new special education degree program

Health Care

UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven appeals denial of hospital’s move to become a nonprofit

Indiana County whooping cough cases prompt vaccination clinic

Local News

Scranton mayor-elect Paige Cognetti identifies transition team

Scranton’s state-appointed financial overseer recommends small tax increase in 2020 city budget

Scranton DPW director says trash temporarily dumped on ground to make emergency truck repairs

One-sided contract embarrassing

Expense cuts could reduce county tax hike

3 in running for county election director

Should Luzerne County make insurance broker switch?

Board addresses concerns ahead of White Haven Center closing

Elwyn changes auditors, hires consultant to help it meet financial targets

Delmont paving program comes in $76,000 under budget

Proposed Tarentum budget holds line on taxes despite $1M cut in spending

Several fire departments in Westmoreland, Allegheny counties receive grants

Alsace Township in negotiations to reinstate newly staffed fire company

City Center to build its tallest office building yet: A $100 million, 16-story tower in Allentown

Allentown City Council adopts $119 million spending plan for 2020 with no tax hikes

D.A.-elect Stollsteimer cleans house as he prepares to take office–elect-stollsteimer-cleans-house-as-he-prepares/article_880803ac-16e5-11ea-bc66-4b6b128e8a7f.html

Bucks County commissioners OK $5.2M purchase of new voting machines

Phoenixville-area water systems sold for $3.5M to Aqua Pennsylvania

National News

Trump administration changes food stamp rule, eliminating benefits for hundreds of thousands

668,000 will lose food stamp benefits under new work rules

A sailor killed 2 and then himself at a Pearl Harbor shipyard, the military says

A once-a-month birth control pill is being developed by scientists

New Jersey

New Jersey lawmakers considering bills to end ‘lunch shaming’ and change unpaid fee policy for schools


How a flawed system hid a Philly police commander’s sexual misconduct for 15 years

Slain by twin brother, Philly high school football star is mourned by Mastery Charter

Philadelphia launching 10-year ‘urban forest’ plan after startling tree decline

Developers may soon be required to give back to Philly neighborhoods where they build

Shuttered Philly refinery carves out a 23-acre parcel for a renewable gas producer

What happened after word spread that the Proud Boys did karaoke in a West Philly bar

Council is trying to modernize Philly’s tax abatement. Here are five better ways. | Inga Saffron

‘The Girl in the Picture’ from Vietnam visits Philly this week for two events recalling horrors of that war

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell’s career-closing rezoning bills advance despite successor’s objections

Philadelphia’s aging population needs help fighting loneliness | Opinion


VisitPittsburgh CEO leaving to take Dallas job

At the old Kaufmann’s store, Florida developer wants to deliver a bullseye — and more

City to tighten tax collection on contractors

Duolingo touts $1.5B valuation; language company to hire 100 more people, mostly in Pittsburgh

Port Authority plans to cut stops on two routes and wants public feedback

Pittsburgh to begin work on Banksville Road intersection with Wenzell, Carnahan

Terrelle Pryor recovering from stab wounds; girlfriend remains jailed

Froggy’s tops preservationists’ lists of buildings to save in Pittsburgh

Rankin Police Department delivers joy to those in need

Covestro to buy former Bayer headquarters site, as Bayer cuts Pittsburgh presence

Runaway travel budget: PPS spending exceeds larger Philadelphia district

Community groups to help Pittsburgh Public School District ‘re-imagine’ how it teaches students

State News

Sex offender registry law in Pa. facing life-or-death test at Supreme Court

Deer hunter killed in fall from tree stand in eastern Berks County

Annual PA Society gala should come home or come to an end | John Baer


Plans to widen I-81 in county move forward

Route 22 widening cut as PennDOT shifts funding to Interstate 78, with $395 million in improvements


U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean refuses to say ‘no’ to people in need, and it’s making all the difference | Maria Panaritis

Barr says communities that protest the police risk losing protection

Rep. Reschenthaler bid to question whistleblower during impeachment hearing fails