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Confused about REAL ID? This Q&A session could help

Editorial: Criminal justice reform takes an important step in Pa.

Pa. Senate Democrats reviewing complaint about State Sen. Daylin Leach–20190125.html

Senate Democrats launch investigation of 1991 sexual misconduct claim against Sen. Daylin Leach

Pa. State Rep. facing sexual assault investigation by Dauphin County DA’s office

State representative from Western Pa. under investigation for alleged assault


Pa. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman to gauge interest in legalizing recreational marijuana

Fetterman to launch statewide listening tour on merits of recreational pot

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s first official assignment: Take Pa. residents’ pulse on legalizing pot


New life for former Sears Auto Center

Pottstown-based Sly Fox plans to expand to Pittsburgh, Malvern

Kunzler plant expansion stalled by DEP permits

Catholic Church

Diocese of Scranton, abuse victims face risks with compensation fund


What did Antwon Rose II have on his hands, in his pocket, under his seat? DA doesn’t want jurors to know

Female motorist stopped by man pretending to be a police officer in Ruscombmanor, troopers say

State police issued close to 1K citations to commercial drivers during recent storm


New Kensington-Arnold teachers show up en masse to remind board a contract isn’t done

Hempfield High student to face charges after allegedly issuing threat

New statewide tip line catches Hazleton student’s gun threat, police say

Teen in custody after gun threat

HA school board freezes hirings through June

Army brings STEM semi to Meyers

‘Do The Right Thing’: Wilkes students urged to follow Dr. King’s message


Special election for Marino seat set

Hawaii’s Gabbard formally launches campaign for president

Government Shutdown

Senate blocks 2 bills to end government shutdown; Trump demands ‘down payment’ on border wall

‘This is your fault’: GOP senators clash over shutdown inside private luncheon

Shutdown raising risk of breakdown in U.S. aviation system: officials

Philly labor will rally Friday at the airport in support of TSA officers

412 Food Rescue and other food groups ramp up aid for furloughed federal workers

UPDATED: Shutdown and out: These Lehigh Valley businesses and others offer help to federal workers

How the U.S. government shutdown is delaying SBA loans to firms like Rosati’s, putting small business growth ‘on ice’

TSA workers nearing 2nd missed pay check find work in basement of Tree of Life shirt maker

AVP air traffic controllers call for end to shutdown

Church to distribute food Friday, Sunday

Casey, Toomey split in votes on bills to end shutdown

Trump says grocery stores, banks will give furloughed workers a break during shutdown

Health Care

WB General nurses, hospital agree to continue negotiations with strike date looming

Wilkes-Barre General nurses seek city’s support in ongoing contract negotiations

Coordinated Health breaks ground on new Dickson City hospital

Local News

Westmoreland Club buys church to restore as event space

Judges hear Lackawanna County’s objections to lawsuit seeking tax reassessment

Joint zoning correct model

Union Avenue, Sycamore Street eyed for new trees in Harrison

Vandergrift proposes more handicap parking spaces for residents

Berks County commissioners allocate $1 million for farmland preservation

Crumbling smokestack in Womelsdorf set for demolition

Long-empty Allentown State Hospital, facing the wrecking ball, is a haunting spot

Chester Water Authority Board OKs 10 percent rate hike

National News

Study: Teen suicide rates higher in states where gun ownership is common

Florida’s secretary of state resigns after blackface photos surface

Trump associate Stone arrested, faces obstruction charge

Report: Ohio pipeline damaged in explosion part of same system damaged in 2016 incident

Natural Gas

Fiscal office: 2018 impact fees hit record high

Natural gas impact fee revenue expected to be up this year, agency says

Impact fee collected from gas drillers expected to reach new record

Opioid Crisis

Penn reduces opioid use after spine surgery


At least half of Philly’s recycling goes straight to an incinerator

Giant’s first downtown Philly store, Heirloom Market, is opening Friday

South Carolina foster care group can reject gays, Jews. What does it mean for Philly?

Work begins on bringing down Amtrak’s iconic flipboard

Philadelphia’s finally going after straw gun buyers. It’s about time. | Editorial

Philadelphia’s deteriorating school building conditions are a human rights issue | Opinion

Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagement needs a makeover | Opinion


City council hearing echoed with Tree of Life sorrows, gun rights vows

Residents argue for and against Pittsburgh gun ban during public hearing

Squirrel Hill homes evacuated over landslide fears

Joe Starkey: Duquesne’s Israeli hockey player the perfect point man in fight against hate

Tamburitzans will leave building but not Pittsburgh, official says

Pittsburgh Marathon CEO to step down in May

State News

Beaver County airman Dylan Elchin laid to rest in Arlington National Ceremony

Forward progress: Pa. is doing more for residents with disabilities

Former Gov. Tom Ridge: Americans deserve secure borders and a productive economy | Opinion

AG DePasquale calls recent Israel trip a ‘life-changing experience’

Kaufer, DePasquale discuss bipartisan group’s Israel visit

Red Cross issues emergency call for blood donors

272 area code to become local call

An offensive against one of the spotted lanternfly’s favorite trees

Pa. Supreme Court’s pending ruling on railroad vote could have bigger implications

Apply now for Pennsylvania property tax/rent rebate program

State College shooting update: identities of suspect, victims released

Gunman kills 2 men in separate shootings in State College, then kills himself


Historic Westmoreland County covered bridge damaged in hit-and-run

PennDOT crews respond to large crack in Penn Township road

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton airport finishes second best year

Planners take a look at region’s worst intersections