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New drilling method proposed at troubled Mariner East site; public meeting tonight

Are Mariner East pipelines safe? A Cumberland County resident argues in a hearing that they aren’t

As Pa. faces home-care worker ‘crisis,’ lawmakers set the stage for a small wage increase

It’s time for Pennsylvania to abolish the death penalty | Editorial


Pa. auditor general’s budget cut: ‘He’s obviously getting under somebody’s skin,’ an analyst says


‘World’s largest cannabis company’ created as Curaleaf acquires Grassroots

EPA raises concern about elevated cancer risk for people living around B. Braun plant near Allentown

New fulfillment center opening in the Easton area to hire 700 seasonal employees


‘A drug dealer in a white lab coat.’ Moon doctor gets probation in pills-for-cash scheme


Pa. Department of Education approves Penn Hills School District financial plan

Will this tweak in Pa. law send student test scores soaring?

WVW kids face foster care over lunch bills

Harrisburg school board president voted for husband’s pay raise, and that could be a problem

University of Scranton program gives students opportunity for success


Democratic super PAC makes Pa. part of four-state, $100 million push for 2020 race

Local News

Keystone Mission distributes food to more than 1,100 families in need

Zoning approved for proposed adult day care center in Wilkes-Barre

KKK brick protected under 1st Amendment, says PSU professor

Young people learn about police work at Camp Cadet

17 people seek temporary Scranton mayor appointment

Grand jury judge had right to issue search warrants for Lackawanna County records, court rules

Scranton City Council approves settlement involving redevelopment block

Heat can’t keep faithful from attending Novena to St. Ann

A vest for Endy: Ex-city resident’s donation will protect K-9 officer

New lights coming to city streets

OD Awareness Festival Saturday in Tamaqua

State loan will help replace aging water lines in Latrobe

Lonnie Walker IV inspires kids at Reading High basketball camp

Berks County pummeled by another deluge

A fixture since 1923, the giant clock atop the former VF Outlet Center is nearly out of time

Over 100 volunteers take a ‘mission trip’ to Birdsboro, sprucing up homes in the area–volunteers-provide-help-at-home

Editorial: Reading mayor causes unnecessary conflict over flag

Allentown officials, police urged to do more to curb gun violence: ‘How many shootings will it take before the problem is fixed?’

National News

John Paul Stevens was a study in Democratic values

Online discrimination linked to real-life hate crimes


Sources: Philadelphia police officers to be fired over offensive Facebook posts

Philly had its hottest day of the year, but it’s about to get hotter, and nights won’t be much cooler

Q&A: Keeping kids safe in rising summer temperatures

In a city of Tastykakes and water ice, Philly health officials declare war on sugary snacks for kids

Northeast Philly’s Ally McHugh is readying for her second shot at Olympic dream

Union teams up with city to build 15 soccer mini-pitches and 2 new fields across Philly

Redevelopment of Asian food plaza shows gentrification’s threat to Philly’s heritage retail | Inga Saffron

What’s happening to Philly’s moon trees? One died, and now its clone is dying, too.

City program makes camp a possibility for youth with behavioral health challenges

Four Philadelphia health institutions seek to save St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Sixty years ago today, Philly was the center of U.S.-Soviet Union tensions | Opinion


Pittsburgh police chief: Slain officer Calvin Hall was shot three times in the back

Colleagues recall slain Pittsburgh Police Officer Hall as great servant and ambassador

State Supreme Court hands win to Pittsburgh’s paid sick leave ordinance

Court rules that Pittsburgh’s paid sick leave law can stand

Peduto, other mayors seek federal help on climate change

Lawrenceville zoning, PWSA agreement get affirmative nod from city council

CNN’s Jim Acosta to speak at Pittsburgh Playhouse in media series

Pedal power: Bikes left on buses should go to needy kids

Financial website claims Penn Hills best place in Pittsburgh area to retire

Self-serve tap beer now a thing in Pittsburgh: Vault Taproom opens on South Side

Allegheny County Board of Health approves $300K for asthma study, $90K for trees

State News

Brothers, 1 and 3 years old, drown in swimming pool in Fayette County

Washington County man struck, killed by vehicle after falling off ATV

Eliot Ness Fest: Pa. town celebrates G-Man who helped take down Al Capone

Mindy Kaling brings back NEPA connection in movie

AHN, Riverhounds planning $16M sports/health complex in Coraopolis

Excessive heat watch issued for Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pa.

Blue Marsh Lake visitors urged to look for possible harmful algae

Public meeting scheduled for July 23 on Three Mile Island closure plan

In Berks County naturalization ceremony, newest U.S. citizens share what it means to be American

The 50th anniversary of the York race riots: Sniper fire, fear and death

The York riots were 50 years ago, but ‘there is still a sense of pain’

Human trafficking in Pennsylvania / Author Nathaniel Philbrick

Erie County, US see drops in drug deaths

Our view: Pa. must contain spotted lanternfly


No E-ZPass? You’re going to pay more at new turnpike pay booths

Police plan to crack down on aggressive driving in Western Pa.

PennDOT plans emergency repairs for Route 30 sinkhole at Greensburg-Hempfield border

W-B seeks study for rail service to Philly

LCTA bus drivers receive more honors for heroic actions

Turnpike rates revealed for local tolling points


Trump continues to slam 4 congresswomen at a N.C. rally, spurring a ‘send her back’ chant

NBC unearths video of Trump and Jeffrey Epstein at a Mar-a-Lago party in 1992

After ‘person of color’ quip, Rep. Mike Kelly clarifies: ‘We’re all created equal’

Meuser: Trump is not a racist

Brian Fitzpatrick breaks party lines, condemns Trump’s tweets