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Why fire chiefs wants more restrictions on Pa. fireworks

Pennsylvania’s small cities are strapped for cash. Can lawmakers help them make ends meet?

State panel explores ideas to help distressed cities, including Reading

Pa. delays restrictions on plastic


Pennsylvania’s public library lovers are rejoicing over additional funding


Kennametal to close Hempfield plant

Community members say it’s ‘good news’ that Sikorsky helicopter plant will remain open through 2020


Judge sets bail at $50K for ex-cop Collins


Keeping summer educational with Power Scholars Academy

Former Pa. Congress members tackle civics education

AG report: Unnecessary standardized tests cost Pa. taxpayers $18 million

Error leads to Scranton School District graduates receiving 0.0 GPAs

Performance of cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania


Sexual harassment allegations cloud Pa. Republicans’ efforts to elect a new state chair

Local News

Back Mountain Memorial Library kicks off 73rd annual auction

Bells toll for start of Back Mountain auction

‘Parks Portal’ to connect businesses

A little gentleman: Great-grandmother recalls boy, 11, killed in Pittston fire

Pedri hopes riverfront park will get more use

Opinions split on brick removal

Protest planned to remove KKK-sponsored brick from Wilkes-Barre marker

Developer plans hardware store in Newport Twp.’s Wanamie section

Butler, Sugarloaf townships mull combining police

DEP moves forward with Quakake Tunnel acid mine water cleanup project

Three affordable housing projects in region receive nearly $1.3 million from state

Scranton developer shares story of permit holdups amid federal corruption probe

Courtright’s name removed from Scranton welcome signs

Lawsuit seeking to force Lackawanna County property reassessment may proceed, judges rule

Taylor struggling to find colliery land buyers

Taylor OKs zoning change to make way for possible Sheetz

Arnold Council seeks ideas for spending $300K in federal money

Plum’s farmers market to now happen every Monday

Westmoreland food bank seeking donations to replace truck lost in fire

Westmoreland Cultural Trust plans open house for new Palace Theatre apartments

5-year-old boy drowns in retention pond at Oley Township farm

‘True integrity’: Retiring Berks veterans director saluted

Frustrations continue as Exeter Township railroad underpass remains closed

Editorial: Pagoda issues need to be resolved

Here’s Bethlehem’s latest effort to crack down on problem property owners

What it’s like to be caught in the Dock Street Dam: ‘Your life flashes before your eyes’

‘It’s OK to be white’: Civil rights town hall in Hanover unlike the rest

National News

Immigration groups sue to block Trump’s Sunday ICE raids

Natural Gas

Western Pa. pipeline battle over fuel delivery continues with regulators


Summer is a hungry time for low-income kids in the region

Hahnemann creditors want emergency department shut down July 17

Bring your dog to work, consult a nutritionist, take paternity leave: Philly CEOs crow about their employees’ fave workplace benefits

In Philly’s changing Grays Ferry neighborhood, a chance at preservation — and apartments — for a Catholic convent

Job fair brings veterans to Heinz Field

New Crane Chinatown apartments to open this month, but some ask: Where’s the affordable housing?

City’s new cellphone policy an example of patching vulnerabilities after they happen instead of before | Editorial

Prosecutors go to court in support of Philly drug injection site


State agency approves $1.2M for Allegheny County housing projects

Affordable housing developments awarded state tax credits while Lincoln-Lemington project moves forward

Peduto defends decision to retain police detectives who brawled with Pagans in bar

Finding a spot may get a little easier — you now can access all of the city’s parking data

‘They’re human beings’: Peduto, community leaders react to ICE’s nationwide raid

Sen. Gillibrand voices support for UPMC workers’ union organizing drive

NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand talks unions, Medicare for All at Pittsburgh stop on presidential campaign

Democratic presidential hopeful Gillibrand touts health-care policies in Pittsburgh

Pedestrian restrictions begin Monday between Hill District and Downtown Pittsburgh

When it rains it pours, and Millvale has seen it all before

Zoning board gives Oakland residents 2-week extension to meet with Forbes Avenue developer

Asleep at the wheel: County falls down on recovery house oversight

Karen Kane: Peduto prefers posture over substance

Trial on disorderly conduct to resume Friday for husband of Allegheny County controller

Allegheny Health Network ‘tops off’ new North Side cancer institute

Mr. Rogers inspired fifth career for newly sworn-in Pittsburgh medic

State News

Anxiety now qualifies for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania

Pa. adds anxiety to qualifying conditions for medical pot

Pennsylvania adds anxiety disorders and Tourette syndrome to list of conditions approved for medical marijuana use

2 workers dead after being pulled from Delco manhole

Two workers die while working in manhole in Aldan

Former New York Jets coach, Swoyersville native Walt Michaels dead at 89

Pennsylvania must get tough on crime guns, prosecutor says

Court: Risks justify redacting Pa. abortion clinic worker names

Unclear if ICE raids will impact PA, but advocates say they breed fear regardless

Immigrant families detained in coming Trump crackdown could be held in Berks County facility

Murrysville consumer advocate named to PUC advisory council

What happened to a state-owned Chester County facility may hold lessons for Allentown State Hospital


At 85, she holds daily antiwar protests along busy Route 1 in Chester County


Trump abandons effort to put citizenship question on census, will pursue other ways to get data

Dems defend Pelosi after Ocasio-Cortez says she targets ‘newly elected women of color’

Pelosi ready for deal on borrowing limit, spending levels


WEATHER: Rainfall pushes region toward another record-setting year of precipitation

Torrential rain leads to widespread flooding across Western Pa.

Westmoreland sees flooding, damage during torrential rain

9 people rescued in Penn Borough after onslaught of rain

Pregnant mother and her son killed in Manatawny Creek floodwaters