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Pa. House Democratic leader criticizes schedule of special elections, citing cost: ‘A waste of taxpayer dollars’

Speaker sets March votes to fill 3 vacant state House seats

March 17 special election set to fill Justin Walsh’s former state House seat

County to run 2 elections at same time

Bill Tracker: ‘Silver Alert’ would tell the public about endangered seniors

Gaydos proposes bill reducing state House by 25 percent

Scarnati sworn-in as PA Senate President Pro Tempore

After 13 terms in office, state Rep. Harry Readshaw announces retirement

State Rep. Harry Readshaw announces retirement after 13 terms

Readshaw announces retirement, and challengers eye a suddenly open seat


Republicans ‘got greedy’ in drawing Pennsylvania congressional maps, new documents say


Jobs of 83 striking Langeloth employees may be in peril

Macy’s will close these Pennsylvania stores this spring


Judge closes jury selection to public in Wilkinsburg mass killing case

Girl, 16, critically injured in rollover crash, shooting near McKeesport High School

Police: 3 hurt when car flips while trying to escape gunfire after McKeesport basketball game

‘Pure evil masked as a teacher’: ex-high school teacher admits sexual relationships with students in Bucks and Lehigh Counties

Philadelphia man held for trial in fatal shooting of Wilkes-Barre woman

Police: Attack on Trump supporter sparked active shooter scare at mall

Inmate death at county jail ruled a suicide

Man shot near Allentown playground


Former Kutztown student claims anti-Semitism forced her to leave the college

Bucks, Montgomery County students recognized for academic achievements


Biden tells Gladwyne donors: Trump is to blame for ‘chaos ensuing’ in Iran

A Facebook executive warns the company’s employees not to tilt the scales against Trump

Veteran Democratic Rep. Scott Conklin joins the race for Pa. Auditor General

Monroe, Pike meet state deadline ahead of schedule

Health Care

Hospital deathwatch: Ellwood City facility’s closing sign of larger issue

Person under 50 among new Pennsylvania flu deaths, health department reports

Four more die, thousands more get sick as flu continues to surge in Pa.

First Hospital CEO steps down from post

Universal coverage, single-payer, ‘Medicare for All’: What does it all mean for you? | Analysis

Local News

Final funding piece clears way for Scranton Counseling project

Chermak taps attorney Paul LaBelle as minority solicitor

Lackawanna County row officers sworn in for new terms

‘I’m digging out of a hole,’ Charl-Mont owner promises to climb out of bankruptcy

Chris Kelly: The names have changed but the games remain the same

Finish senior center deal

Habitat for Humanity of Berks County celebrates new funding for Buttonwood Gateway Project

Republicans question Dem picks for top Upper Darby posts

McKinney fired in Chesco sheriff shake-up

New Lower Burrell mayor appoints brother-in-law as acting police chief

Vacant land in Allegheny Township’s Town Center for sale at $750,000

Monessen mayor attends 1st meeting in nearly 2 years, fires clerk and solicitor

Luzerne County Councilman Urban explains $5 vehicle fee termination proposal

Boscov’s donates over $3K worth of cold weather supplies to homeless

Stormwater fee critics get organized

Costs tied to attack on county computers top $600K

Beaver County Conservation District manager received lump payment after termination

National News

Illinois shops run out of marijuana just six days after start of legalization


Philly’s supervised injection site backers say they won’t delay opening while Justice Dept. appeals

A brutal triple murder, an eager informant, hidden evidence, and now, exoneration

Corey Michael Hadley, Army infantryman and sharpshooter, dies at 30

Mayor Kenney plans citywide street sweeping. I’d like to see him drive the trucks. | Mike Newall

2020 is set to be a big year for Philly workers. Here’s what to watch for in City Hall.

Store employee fatally wounded in South Philly shooting

Puerto Rico earthquake stirs worries for Philly relatives: ‘I feel helpless’

Other Philly institutions besides government should divest from Mummers | Opinion

Mayor Kenney’s second-term agenda may just bring out the ‘Woo Girl’ in me | Helen Ubiñas

New leader seeks to reform Philly D.A.’s Victim Services Unit

Mayor Kenney on rich people, rude Philly and why a city driving tax will never happen


Son of Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle found dead in Los Angeles

What should driving, walking or biking look like in Pittsburgh in 2070? The city wants to hear from you

Pitt names new health sciences chief

Pittsburgh Public Schools looking to sell 4 vacant schools

State News

Six-year-old Maddie asks a judge to free her and her father after 195 days at the Berks immigrant detention center

This Revolutionary War traitor is the namesake of streets in the Philly suburbs

Lawyers to host legal clinic for Clairton residents interested in U.S. Steel lawsuit

Report: This is Pennsylvania’s wealthiest county

Funeral plans announced for late Congressman Fitzpatrick


Wife of turnpike crash victim says the UPS driver was ‘happy-go lucky’ with a ‘good-natured’ spirit

Lack of passenger seat belts on bus a concern in deadly Pa. Turnpike crash

Speed cameras deployed on Interstate 78, Pa. Turnpike in Berks County

Two speed cameras on Pa. Turnpike in Bucks begin testing


2020 could be a headache for Congressional members from Philly region

World News

Iran fires on U.S. forces at bases in Iraq, saying ‘fierce revenge’ has begun

Ukrainian airplane crashes near Iran’s capital, killing 176