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Lawmakers hope to shield communities impacted by state facility closures

American Legion offers monthly assistance to veterans in Marshall’s office


Pennsylvania on track to expand overtime pay eligibility

Residents sue Pennsylvania over closing of state centers for developmentally disabled

Pennsylvania judge puts hold on state ‘ghost guns’ policy

Wolf Dusts Off $4.5 Billion Infrastructure Plan

Gov. Wolf calls panel’s approval of OT pay eligibility an ‘important victory for thousands of workers’

Project grants ‘absolutely critical’ to Pa.’s economic growth: DCED secretary

Pennsylvania rejects Trump’s new Medicaid offer


Painters rally and seek boycott of PPG brands

Farm Bureau members ratchet up “right-to-repair” pressure

Stocks sink on fears virus outbreak will dent the economy


In first court appearance, indicted Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson pleads not guilty

Accountant in Amish country charged with milking $60 million from his creamery and fellow Mennonite investors

Alleged leader of ‘Operation Zombie’ gun-trafficking ring is detained in custody

Woman charged in Nalani Johnson kidnapping, death will stand trial

Lawsuits allege ‘cruel and unusual punishment’ at SCI Mercer

Accused gunman in Wilkinsburg mass shooting might not stand trial


Philadelphia Archdiocese tells students returning from China to stay home over coronavirus fears

Why Philly parents lined up at 4 a.m. to get their kids into kindergarten

In Pa., less than 5% of teachers are people of color. The lack of diversity is hurting kids and schools

Dickinson College students register complaints over school’s handling of sexual assault cases

Fracking has led to a ‘bust’ for Pennsylvania school district finances | Opinion

Northeast Intermediate to remain closed Monday; Scranton waits for elementary school air reports


The Iowa caucuses are almost here. The first votes of the 2020 election could clarify the race — or muddle it

Billionaire Bloomberg floods Democratic primary with cash


We’ve offered free therapy to black men. The response has been overwhelming. | Opinion

Amid fears of coronavirus, a second wave of seasonal flu hits U.S.

Drones create hazards for police and medical helicopters in Pa., could result in criminal charges

Surgical masks flying off shelves as fear of coronavirus spreads

Local News

Luzerne County nonunion raises released (full list attached)

Event planned Monday to honor Mr. Peanut

Lake-Lehman board proposes exceeding state tax hike limit

Slate Belt poised to become the Lehigh Valley’s new hot spot for growth

Penn Highlands, local psychic medium forge paranormal partnership

Royersford selling sewer system for $13 million

Malvern Bank donates ATM fees to nonprofits

National News

Helicopter company involved in Kobe Bryant crash suspends operations, Lower Merion basketball plans tribute

Catholic leaders promised transparency about child abuse. They haven’t delivered.


Philadelphia Deputy Police Commissioner Joe Sullivan resigns

When Philly’s water mains break, city offers little support for victimized businesses

South Philly block blasted by deadly explosion still feeling aftershocks

Kobe Bryant and Philly: From hero to traitor to beloved

Philly Mayor Kenney names Black trans woman to head city’s Office of LGBT Affairs

Pa. ACLU asks Supreme Court to tell Philly to stop jailing people who can’t afford cash bail


Bottoms up: Fine wine and good spirits store coming to the produce terminal

FBI warns Pittsburgh about millions of dollars in Valentine’s Day scams, catfishing

Doors Open Pittsburgh Expands With 13 Themed Tours in 2020

State News

It’s Punxsutawney Phil’s turn, but real forecasters don’t see much winter in sight

‘Don’t pick on us,’ Punxsutawney Phil’s ex-handler says after PETA calls for animatronic replacement

Pennsylvania seeks nearly $9 million fine against Verde Energy for ‘slamming’ customers and ‘egregious’ marketing violations


Trump acquittal now likely Wednesday; Senate nixes witnesses

Trump curbs immigration for 6 nations

John Bolton faces potential legal battles in standoff with White House over his book

Pompeo pledges ongoing support for Ukraine in Kyiv visit

Trump loosens restrictions on use of landmines


U.S. bars foreigners coming from China for now over virus fear

WHO says prepare for local virus outbreaks; China slams U.S. control

World briefs: Pompeo backs  Zelenskiy in Ukraine visit; Taliban carries out record high attacks; Aussie capital under threat from forest fire

Britain has formally left the EU. Now comes the hard part