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Residents pack meeting with lawmakers about Clairton Coke Works fire

Clairton Coke Works hearing draws suggestions, criticism over fire response

Group to make its case for Sunday hunting this weekend at Penn State New Kensington

Sunday hunting in Pa. gets closer than ever to being approved. What’s different this time?

Sunday hunting? State legislator says maybe this time

Tax on violent video games to pay for school safety? That’s one lawmaker’s suggestion


Editorial: Wolf budget sets right priorities, speech sets right tone


What’s within reach in Wolf’s budget plan, and what’s not


‘I don’t know where I’m going’ after Highmark consent decrees expire, UPMC cancer patient says

UPMC vs. Highmark: How we got here

AG Shapiro: UPMC’s ‘corporate greed’ hurting patients

Pa. Attorney General sues to protect patients in dispute between UPMC, Highmark

Pa. AG Josh Shapiro sues UPMC, hopes to force them to accept all health care plans

AG sues UPMC over patient access


Consol says the market will gobble up as much coal as it can produce

Aramark announces top attorney’s retirement on earnings day; second high-level exit in 2019

Loans boost small business

Bakery plant to close, 157 to lose jobs

Retailers’ frustrations resume along with Perkiomen Avenue construction


Bill Cosby has been moved to ‘general population’ at SCI Phoenix

Spokesman: Bill Cosby’s wife, children haven’t seen him in prison

Juvenile lifer resentenced to 30 years to life in 1994 strangulation death

9 Berks juvenile lifers: Who are they?


A long overdue raise for Pennsylvania teachers | Opinion

As Scranton School Boar accepts applications for vacancy, directors must decide whether to run again

Parkland School District teachers got a new contract. Here’s how much they’ll get paid.

Yes she can: Born without a left hand, Sydney Ring plays basketball, inspires others

Bishop Shanahan team wins the Pennsylvania Governor’s STEM Regional competition

Fleetwood Middle School evacuated when student actors, others sickened

Police: Armed man enters Lebanon County school, steals truck before arrest

Two local schools report pertussis cases

Western Pa. colleges take steps to reduce plastic usage

Students providing tax assistance

LCCC building closed due to mold

Kutztown University ranked among best for communication design


Democrats coming to CCBC on Saturday for campaign training

Health Care

AHN, Johns Hopkins researchers to study obesity, pancreatic cancer

Local News

Taxes going up in 15 municipalities in Luzerne County

Wilkes-Barre council needs another attempt at passing higher recycling fee

W-B recycling fee hike headed for defeat

Fire volunteers out of service due to theft

DA’s office probing allegations WB councilwoman Gilbert raised in job resignation

Salavantis officially kicks off re-election campaign

Jury finds former Lackawanna County prison guard McHale not guilty of sexually abusing inmate

Scranton again seeks court OK for tripled LST on some workers

Recycling center may soon start refusing contaminated recycling

Nearly $400,000 grant for Jermyn creek project to expire soon

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Commission on Economic Opportunity to receive more than $210K in federal funds

Possible development eyed near Greengate Centre in Hempfield

County to borrow $44 million for new voting machines, other projects and to refinance debt

Tarentum Council approves separation agreement with police sergeant

Murrysville will retrofit 13 more ponds to comply with state’s pollution reduction plan

Berks County commissioners reverse course, back training-facility grant

Ex-Allentown managing director Francis Dougherty facing sentencing today

West Chester mayor:EIT increase will pay down pension deficit

National News

John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, dies at 92

The Supreme Court blocks Louisiana’s abortion-clinics law

Professor who accused Va. lieutenant governor of sexual assault once taught at Pa. college

Frank Robinson, baseball Hall of Famer, dies at 83


SEPTA police used pepper spray, batons in clash with homeless people at Suburban Station

Philly Craft Beer Festival 2019 coming to Navy Yard in March

Philly museum thinks it has the only surviving relic of its type from a slain African American colonial soldier

Philly DA Krasner pledges attack on housing theft

Philly Councilman Bobby Henon returns to work after indictment, won’t step down as majority leader

Pa. GOP demands probe into Local 98 union money allegedly spent on Supreme Court Justice Kevin Dougherty

Philly man falsely charged with gun possession sues state, cops who arrested him

His sister died of a drug overdose. He wants everybody to know | Jenice Armstrong

Justice Department sues Philadelphia over supervised injection facility

Pa. cop caught on video pulling handcuffed woman by her hair


PWSA customers facing nearly 14 percent rate increase

Pittsburgh water agency to spend $50M to replace lead pipes

Art Institute of Pittsburgh to remain open amid talks with buyer, federal receiver says

Fresh from the State of the Union, Tree of Life survivor goes to school

Tree of Life congregant Judah Samet enjoys ‘feel good’ moment at State of the Union

University of Pittsburgh-owned grocer opens, fills healthy food void

State News

This digital adman could pay for your town hall’s next big construction project — on one condition

Schuylkill wildlife clinic reopens after hiatus in Roxborough

Peco to pay penalty for shutting off electricity to customers during winter

Power companies report electrical service interruptions in Plum, Ross, Lower Burrell Thursday night

Public should dig deep for Schuylkill dredging project | Editorial

Local farmers sound off at forum with Pa. Agriculture Secretary

Ice jam on the Allegheny River in Armstrong County starting to break up

Lackawanna State Park gets new manager

Neediest Pennsylvanians on SNAP scrambling in wake of shutdown

Hunters ready to file lawsuit