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Carroll: Driver cellphone use bill a step backward

Trying to stay informed? Pennsylvania schools, municipal boards don’t have to tell you what they’re talking about


Gov. Tom Wolf mixed state work with personal time in Israel trip


Weis debuts new Dallas store with ‘dollar zone,’ donations

These were the 11 largest layoffs in Pa. in 2019: UPMC Pinnacle, Musser’s Market and more

A new rival for Wawa, Sheetz? Convenience store chain Royal Farms plans to enter Lehigh Valley market

Scott Wagner sells Penn Waste to Canadian company

Sunoco to pay another $2M in fines

R-V Industries expands in Honey Brook

Spikes rally to save franchise


Police searching for suspect after fatal shooting in Westmoreland County

Police name suspect in fatal Arnold shooting

Man killed in New Kensington shooting attacked in December, police say

Judge won’t dismiss charges against ex-Derry mayor accused in gun incident

An anonymous letter mailed to the newspaper might describe a murder. Police would like to talk to the author


Highmark opens school grant program

‘It’s not only a school; it’s a family’: Building 21 students and teachers defend their school despite its low test scores

Facing shortfall, Crestwood considers pushing tax rate above state limit

Pa. university leaders hope paying out accrued sick leave will entice early faculty retirements

Ursinus College receives $11 million donation, its largest, for student scholarships

Pennsylvania officials award $1 million in grants to fight campus sexual assault

Wilkes University gets $30,000 It’s On Us state grant

Wilkes awarded $30K ‘It’s On Us’ grant

Centre County DA discusses former Penn State football player’s hazing allegations

With their contract extended, PHEAA officials suggest improvements to controversial federal student loan program


Pennsylvania’s 2020 election results could take days to count under a new law

Adams County school director launches campaign for state 33rd Senatorial seat


Record year for state’s casinos

Gambling revenue in Pennsylvania hits record high

Casino revenues up statewide in 2019 but down at Harrah’s

Legal online poker in Pennsylvania makes $2.5 million in 1st full month

Health Care

Allegheny Health Network cancels surgeries after gown recall

Sunbury hospital will stop admitting patients, close ER due to staffing shortages

Local News

Scranton Sewer Authority approves $7M settlement of lawsuit over 600 missing easements

Berks County constable system to undergo forensic audit to help address problems

Sinking Spring to seek construction bids for Phase II of its revitalization project

Lower Merion approves funding for six township fire companies

Aston gives green light to new truck facility

Spring City sewer main cracks, spilling raw sewage into creek feeding Schuylkill River

Arnold girl, 6, aims to sell 4K boxes of Girl Scout Cookies

Wilkes-Barre receives $29K check for unclaimed property

Exeter Twp. police sue their own municipality

Projects recommended for Upper Toby Creek Watershed

New indoor sports center for city may be on the way

Why the borough of Mount Carbon might vanish from the map


A Philly woman who earned her way off probation was told she’s ‘an outlier.’ She’s hosting the Probation Awards to prove otherwise.

With 2020 election, Women’s March on Philadelphia ‘more important now than ever,’ organizers say

‘I killed a lady. … I took everything she had,’ teen told friends after killing his foster mother, sources say

South Philly explosion caused by crack in gas main, officials say

Rape case dropped against former Philly cop

2 dead in another violent night in Philly

Dismembered woman’s body found in South Philly basement

In Philly, new Koch-backed initiative encourages businesses to hire ex-offenders


Ex-cop Rosfeld, acquitted in Antwon Rose II homicide, sues to get old Pitt policing job back

New data shows Pittsburgh commuters have it pretty easy

Pittsburgh police contract award followed hard bargaining

Pittsburgh police union disputes city’s early contract offer

Allegheny County deputy public defender charged with stabbing fiance — another public defender

A Pittsburgh guy: Bill Cowher headed to the Hall of Fame

Not lovin’ it — McDonald’s closes Strip District restaurant

New Pitt-based study shows sepsis kills twice as many people globally as thought

From refrigerators to robotics, Sears outlet store in Lawrenceville may become hub for high tech

Carnegie Museum of Art names four new directors ahead of 125th anniversary

State News

These states are the least physically active, new CDC report says. Where do Pa. and N.J. fall?

Pa.’s $57 billion pension fund chooses a history teacher as new chair

Aqua America, Peoples Natural Gas win approval to merge, but not everybody’s on board

Western Pennsylvania sets record for organ, tissue transplants in 2019

As complaints of rotten smell multiply, landfill critics said DEP reporting process flawed

Spotted lanternfly is costing Pennsylvania $50 million a year, study says

Study: Spotted lanternfly costing Pennsylvania $50M annually

Lackawanna River needs your vote

Former Gov. Tom Ridge reflects on becoming Pa.’s chief executive 25 years ago: ‘I loved being the guv’

Pennsylvania’s organized coyote hunt season gets under way as some other state ban the hunts

At Harrisburg pensions panel, private equity firms pitch their soundness as investments


Trees cut in Conyngham to accommodate new bridge


Historic impeachment trial of Trump begins in the Senate

Pat Toomey and Bob Casey just split on Trump’s trade deal — but not how you might think

Toomey bucks Trump on USMCA vote; Casey backs it citing ‘Democratic improvements’