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Local lawmakers laud new school safety measures signed into law

Pennsylvania lawmakers tour Berks County Residential Center

Monessen crisis spurs state bill to remove absent elected officials

Matzie bill could require coal plants to remediate land before closure

What’s the holdup? Pa. needs to move all voting to mail-in ballots now | Editorial

Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association blasts death penalty report

New Pa. law gives parents final word in substance abuse treatment

Pa. farmers need a fair shake in Cuba | Greg Rothman

Philly City Council wants to snuff out Big Tobacco. Why did Harrisburg get in the way? | Opinion


Activists clash with Wolf over operation of immigrant detention center

We’re creating a stronger Pa. by accelerating opportunities for women and girls | Frances Wolf

Antwon Rose

Two men filed lawsuit against Pitt, police officer who shot Antwon Rose II

Cop who shot Antwon Rose faces lawsuit in unrelated case

Hearing postponed for East Pittsburgh police officer charged with homicide

Arnold’s Karen Peconi remains hard to find amid Facebook controversy

North Hills prayer vigil focuses on immigration, police shooting

Hateful Facebook post on Antwon Rose leads AHN to cut ties with employee


Starbucks gets recommendations on how to address bias

About 100 FirstEnergy employees in Greensburg eligible for buyouts

Kane sells some of its warehouses to Carbondale company


Troopers issue over 1K citations in 2 days


Planning for the worst: Mt. Lebanon tries an app for school security

Kids eat free for summer

State System schools could be allowed to set their own tuition strategies

State universities say their tuition strategy is driving away the students they hope to attract


Lou Barletta’s newest ally against Bob Casey is Nigel Farage, a.k.a. ‘Mr. Brexit’

Casey talks high court, tariffs and immigration in Erie

Local News

South WB residents sound off on problem properties at Crime Watch session

Residents confront Wilkes-Barre mayor at crime watch meeting

Mondays at the Market brings healthy offerings to Public Square

Harding residents plan appeal in Exeter Twp. rehab center case

Luzerne County planning/zoning director out

Senator honors Vietnam-era veterans at Scranton ceremony

Fixer-upper: ‘Castle house’ in Scranton up for sale

Demolition work ’99 percent’ complete at former Jeannette Glass site

Developer considers Maidencreek site for Wawa

Reading delays action on ending $1,000 fee for new churches

Here’s why, summer after summer, some pools are closed

National News

Judge to decide on order blocking Puerto Rican evictions

A federal judge blocks ICE’s arbitrary detention of asylum seekers

A New York state trooper is killed responding to a domestic call over a suicidal principal

The EPA’s Scott Pruitt leaves an eatery after a woman with a toddler says he’s ‘harming’ children

New Jersey

Most immigrants facing deportation don’t have lawyers. N.J. is changing that

Opioid Crisis

Pittsburgh hospitals keep moms with opioid-dependent babies


Feds: Terror suspect Demetrius Pitts eyed Philly City Hall, federal building for a Labor Day attack

Protesters set up camp outside Philly ICE office

Art Institute of Philadelphia closing; 171 jobs eliminated

The hate we get: Why journalists need to stop accepting threats as part of the job | Helen Ubiñas

Relief still days away in ‘dangerously hot’ Philadelphia

Feds say 110 pounds of fentanyl valued at $1.7M seized in Philly

Water main break floods Philadelphia’s Center City

Man, 29, surrenders in AK-47 shooting of West Philly beer deli owner

Did a Philly Starbucks barista mock a customer with a stutter?

Not a good look, Philly. We can’t allow our own history museum to close | Editorial


Peoples Gas unveils plans for water utility and treatment plant

State, city join North Side efforts to change Norfolk Southern plans to raise bridges

Most Penn American customers in Pittsburgh won’t see lower bills after rate adjustments

Lawyer who has worked for Allegheny County DA and public defender to challenge Zappala

Dream Center halts enrollment at a number of schools, but not Art Institute of Pittsburgh

CCAC no longer in jeopardy of losing crucial accreditation

Pittsburgh making cooling stations available to help combat hot temps

Pittsburgh police prepare safety plan for Fourth of July celebration

Pittsburgh public safety officials say they’re ready for Fourth of July crowds

Port Authority’s Blue Line Library to remain closed until early August

Parts of Pittsburgh region battered by flash floods

Pittsburgh City Council OKs ‘cap’ park over Crosstown Expressway

Pittsburgh Council postpones vote on animal control contract at union’s request

You can now use an app to get your lawn mowed in Pittsburgh

State News

Allentown’s famed Cadets rise again after months of scandal and tumult

Giant Bell Township oak may be one of the biggest in the state

Mosquito with West Nile virus found in Allegheny County

PA Lottery introduces PA iLottery interactive online games

Pa. casino operators succeed in changing iLottery’s marketing but fall short of a suspension of online games

Water customers to see savings from new tax law

Dispensary hosts medical marijuana information session

Sisters seek to end confidentiality agreement in priest sex abuse settlement

How do lead and other toxins get into your drinking water?

Editorial: Change to fireworks law produces headaches

Malpractice insurer sues PA for the third time in three years

Spotted lanternfly battle is on: Can Pennsylvania stop this invasive threat to trees and plants?

Fireworks in Pa.: What’s legal and how old you need to be to buy them


After Philly crash, railroads got more time to install a key safety system. Three years later, some still lag behind

How SEPTA got it right on a critical railroad safety system

Closing of Indiana Township road for bridge work delayed 1 week

I-95 study tests taxing cars per miles-driven, not gas used