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Ice thrown off a tractor trailer caused a serious accident on I-80. A bill requiring better snow removal has languished for years.

Ice from tractor trailer on I-80 crashes into car, injuring passenger

Pa. might set maximum limits on a toxic chemical in drinking water. Some ask: What’s there to decide?

Citizens’ group accuses legislative panel of violating open meetings law

Medical marijuana seminar set for early February

Remembering top House staffer Karen Coates: ‘She understood the glass ceiling she was breaking’

Rep. Comitta to co-host Q&A on Mariner East safety concern

Imagine how taxpayers must feel


State College High Schooler Among Winners Of Redistricting Competition


For Allegheny Technologies, tariffs a $16 million problem at Beaver County plant

Passions still hot in aftermath of coke works fire that affected air quality

Mon Valley residents, advocacy groups call for more action on air quality

8 Pittsburgh-area Walmarts to start grocery delivery


Meek Mill, Jay-Z, and more start criminal justice reform foundation

Pennsylvania trooper jailed, accused of threatening wife’s life

Accused W-B cop released on bail

W-B police chief: We respond to all animal cruelty calls


Statewide reporting system for school threats receives hundreds of reports in first week

State AG: School threat reporting system gets hundreds of tips in its first week

“Safe 2 Say Something” rolls out in Pennsylvania

New hotline could help Hempfield schools investigate potential threats

Public charters can help a lagging education system | Opinion

$10M deficit hangs over school budget

State auditor general hears suggestions for Scranton School District

For town hall attendees, ‘frustration, sadness and fear’

Pitt online hazing report not as detailed as Penn State, other universities


Call it the mid-term flu: Pa. sees a surge in special elections

List grows for those seeking Marino seat

Government Shutdown

As government shutdown drags on, Pennsylvanians feeling the pain, Wolf says

How the federal government shutdown is affecting Pennsylvania

First day of emergency food for federal workers: ‘Grateful’ but ‘humiliated’

Senate government shutdown bills: What you should know

House Democrats prepare their own border security package shunning Trump’s wall

DACA recipients see little reason to hope in latest proposal

Government shutdown: How federal workers in Philly can get help, from food to finances

‘Stronger than Hate’ shirt maker helping furloughed federal employees, too

Weinberg NE Regional Food Bank helping federal employees hurt by shutdown

Parts of Flight 93 memorial remain open during federal government shutdown

Emergency food pantry to open Friday in Scranton

A call to help federal workers at Lehigh Valley International Airport brings busloads of donations

Central Pa. Food Bank director: ‘It’s getting busier as the days go on’

Pennsylvania senators stand firm in shutdown positions

Health Care

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre opens new $3.1M inpatient wing

Luzerne County Council asked to weigh in on Wilkes-Barre General Hospital labor dispute

Geisinger shifts 300 workers from W-B to Jenkins Twp. Facility

Penn State Health St. Joseph shows off newly expanded cancer center

Local News

Settlement in sight on lawsuit challenging Scranton’s rental registration rules

Commissioners approve pact with planning consultant on behalf of SAPA municipalities

Hazleton may consider stormwater fee in fall

Delmont food bank gains food windfall after winter storm fails to materialize

Berks County takes fight over releasing documents in possible Berks Heim sale to court

Reading Parking Authority Board approves garage fixes

Sinking Spring wants to talk with Spring Township about police service

Should owners of wall that collapsed in Harrisburg be forced to clean up the multi-million dollar mess?

Allentown will likely tap reserves to pay $3 million in over-budget health care costs

Tax-appeal settlement approved for portion of former SCI-Cresson site

Springfield wants time to consider PPL land donation

Bucks conducting homeless count next week; seeks volunteers to help

Delco asked to join legal action against pipeline

West Chester police get new contract calling for 5.25 percent wage hike

National News

In Kentucky, divisions grow over the Covington Catholic High boys in a viral video

Opioid Crisis

Religion and medicine meet: King’s theology professor to discuss opioid crisis


The ‘Fight for $15’ is winning at Philly-area hospitals

What if you can’t raise $90k for a library? In Philly schools, there are haves and have nots.

City officials to enforce required reporting of missing or stolen guns

Union cash grab or needed safety measure? Controversial fire damper bill up for vote Thursday

First Center City Philadelphia marijuana dispensary opens Thursday

City settles lawsuit accusing Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams of sexual harassment

N. Philly man, accused of murder, had been arrested in drug bust days earlier but not charged

Top execs leave in management shakeup at Temple University Health System

Imperial Inn to close after 45 years in Chinatown

Paul Vallas for mayor? Mayor of Chicago, that is

Grants slashed after Mayor’s Fund hit with loan payments tied to corruption scandal

Philadelphia: clean up public land disposition mess | Editorial


The face of city snow removal will retire in the spring

Guy Costa to retire from public service for 2nd time, this time for good

Pittsburgh looking to borrow $62M for capital projects in 2019

24 neighborhood nonprofits share in $341K ‘Small and Mighty’ grants

Mattress Factory will announce new acting director soon

Levine stepping down from Pitt medical school, vice chancellor posts

President Trump renominates Pittsburgh lawyer for federal judgeship

First rabies case of 2019 reported in Upper St. Clair

Tamburitzans to sell longtime Uptown home

Hearing on gun bills in Pittsburgh moved to lobby of City-County Building

Pittsburgh moving hearing on gun ban to first floor of City-County Building, Downtown

Let them be heard: Officials should come up with legal gun control

Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald nominates his economic development director to airport authority

State News

Paid parental leave is coming to Montgomery County staff, the first suburban area in Southeastern Pa. to adopt it

Depending on where you live, you may have to fight for your child’s afterschool care | Maria Panaritis

Western Pennsylvania municipalities will vie for landslide, flood relief

Applications now available for state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Mamma bear, 4 cubs get new home in McKean County

What’s the difference between marijuana and hemp?

Pa. plans to open industrial hemp program to commercial growers

Poor hemp harvest forces Milton farmer to switch plants

Jan. 23 now Maternal Health Awareness Day in Pa.

Red Knights greet Lonnie Walker in Philadelphia

Reporting nursing-home deaths to Pa. coroners is a necessary change | Editorial

Editorial: Wofford will be remembered for lifetime of service–service

Doing your taxes? Here’s how your IRS return, and maybe your refund, will be different this year


East Deer bridge near Sheetz finished, open to traffic

Dozens of truckers pulled over in safety detail on Route 222 north of Reading


Ending showdown with Pelosi, Trump postpones State of the Union address

Jackson Lee steps down from 2 leadership posts after lawsuit

Members of Congress will ‘put pressure on the EPA’ to address PFAS-contaminated water

House launches PFAS task force; Rep. Fitzpatrick to co-chair–co-chair

Retirement security is needed to fight ‘senior poverty’ | Opinion

Meuser named to House Education & Labor, Veterans’ Affairs, Budget committees

Lamb and Joyce step into committee and caucus roles in the new Congress