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Lack of funding poses challenges for expanding broadband access in Pa.


Wolf/Fetterman’s inauguration party-goers to be treated to Yuengling, Swoop, whoopie pies and more


Mt. Lebanon couple files nuisance lawsuit against Hitchhiker Brewing

Mountain Top health club reviewed by AG’s office

Hallmark to close by Valentine’s Day in Marketplace at Steamtown


Attorney who defended high-profile killers set to represent accused Tree of Life shooter

Unabomber, Boston Marathon bomber attorney to represent Tree of Life shooting defendant

Johnny Bobbitt arrested in Fishtown after skipping a court hearing in $400k GoFundMe scam

Arrest made in connection with death of Montco native at U.S. Navy base in Cuba

Ashley cop to face coercion, sex assault charges in Luzerne County Court


Principal turnover highest in Pa. cities, study says

Tamaqua school panel votes to postpone policy to arm teachers

Superintendents’ forum: Positive relationships enhance school safety

Auditor general asks Scranton School District to prove progress in IT department

Colleges to receive grant money to combat sexual assault

Former Albright College lecturer faces federal lawsuit alleging misconduct


Dems choose Kosierowski as 114th District nominee

Luzerne County poll workers to test new voting machines


Slot machines, fantasy sports, mini-casinos. Where’s Pa. online gaming, a year after legalization?

Pennsylvania’s truck stop gambling should get started this year. One Lehigh Valley site plans to jump in

Government Shutdown

Government shutdown could hurt area domestic-violence shelters and services, operators say

Trump stalks out of shutdown session with Dems — ‘Bye-bye’

NEPA’s federal legislators respond to Trump’s shutdown talk

County head start won’t be impacted by federal shutdown

Government shutdown hits Berks breweries, wineries and distilleries

Government shutdown prompts FDA to reduce food inspections

Health Care

Her insurer’s price tool estimated less than $1,300 for a breast MRI. Then she got a bill for $3,200.

WVU Medicine, Uniontown Hospital discussing partnership

New neonatal intensive care unit opens at West Penn Hospital

Flu season in full swing in NEPA

High number of flu cases in the Lehigh Valley for the first week of 2019

Local News

Fewer empty spots in WB parking garage than expected with Geisinger’s exit

Local official asks authority to reconsider how stormwater fees are calculated

Lehman Township calls for delay of new stormwater fee

Urban blasts new stormwater fee

W-B officials look to purchase ladder truck

Commissioners vote to buy Lackawanna Avenue parking lot for $192K

Firm secures parking variance in Humboldt

Westmoreland County businesses, groups awarded $475,000 in tourism grants

Local tourism to be focus of new Westmoreland County visitor center on Route 119

Staffer for Westmoreland Commissioner Charles Anderson seeking boss’ post

Apollo officials keeping services afloat as they seek new faces on council, key posts

Berks County planners discuss Rolling Hills Landfill’s expansion proposal

Leesport mayor says Wall Street Bridge could open soon

Editorial: Reading needs to see quick progress in crime fight

Ex-mayor urges home rule for county

National News

Delaware taxpayers invested $3 million, but these Wall St. pros have yet to deliver 3 years later

Natural Gas

Two new Marcellus shale gas sites proposed in Upper Burrell

New Jersey

N.J. doubles funding for security at private schools

Opioid Crisis

’There doesn’t seem to be an end in sight’: Opioids epidemic wearing on coroners, departments


Need affordable senior housing? You may be waiting years as Philly, nation grapple with long wait lists.

Philly D.A.’s Office finds file boxes in Abu-Jamal case

Why isn’t Philly mad about student loan crisis? This Temple professor wants to change that.

Checkers and Rally’s looks to add dozens of stores in Philadelphia

Avenue of the Arts Bells won’t be back anytime soon

Safehouse hires leader in effort to open drug injection site in Philly

Murder suspect still missing after chase wreaks havoc in Philly; 3 officers hurt in crash

How heroin and fentanyl get into Philadelphia — and why a border wall likely wouldn’t stop them

After nearly a half century of service, an activist turned city honcho walks away, hopeful | Mike Newall

Were CCP professors on strike? Union says no. But a labor ruling indicates otherwise.

A grocery opens in Point Breeze to bring affordable food to supermarket desert

Water-pipe warranty pushes more burden on homeowners | Opinion

One supermarket owner is a casualty of Philadelphia’s soda tax | Dom Giordano


‘We want to get facts’: Council to ask experts about gun bills

Pittsburgh, public works union agree to 5-year contract with 3% raises

Lawrenceville group calls in FBI to talk about hate issues

Pittsburgh’s African-American artists and arts groups receive more than $427,000 in grants

Via Airlines to start service from Pittsburgh International Airport

Direct flights to Birmingham, Memphis, Hartford coming to Pittsburgh airport

Joe Starkey: Pitt’s long basketball nightmare is no more

Pittsburghers for Public Transit to recommend Mon Valley transit improvements

East Liberty development to bring more affordable housing

Housing Authority program helped Pittsburgh woman buy first home

Pittsburgh police seeking graffiti vandal leaving chicken tags

Peoples pledges to plug leaking methane from Pittsburgh gas lines

State News

Health Dept. warns Mon Valley about air quality in wake of coke plant fire

Why legal experts are fine with an ex-State Farm lawyer’s being the judge in a lawsuit vs. the insurer

State climate goals doable

Berks, Lehigh fire officials demand state help with I-78 crashes

Pa. tornado traveled nearly 3 miles, mostly damaged trees: National Weather Service

Owner of 3 German Shepherds that mauled UPS driver beats charges

Despite progress, Pa. has work to do in serving those with disabilities

How Trump’s trade war is hitting and often hurting Pennsylvania farmers


Cross Valley on-ramp at River Street reopens in Plains Township