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Pa. bill would protect mom-and-pop subcontractors from construction errors they didn’t cause

Pennsylvania may raise tobacco sales age to 21. Science says that could slash smoking rates.

Santarsiero opening satellite office in Tullytown

Speed cameras to be installed on Interstate 78 in Berks County

Local lawmaker introduces legislation to create Pipeline Early Detection and Warning board

Carroll: State needs to make changes to transportation funding

Burns asks Shapiro to give Cambria County share of restitution from Big Pharma

A new state grant program will help poor defendants in capital punishment cases. Why aren’t reformers satisfied?

For women seeking power in Harrisburg, look to Carson City | Fletcher McClellan


Gov. Wolf: 200,000 Pennsylvanians jeopardized by Trump’s food stamps move

State DHS secretary: USDA’s cuts to food stamps would punish working families


Capital One target of massive data breach

Uber to cut about 400 employees, citing worry of slowing growth

California company to buy 5 central Pa. properties with almost 2 million square feet of space


Two accused in W.Pa.’s largest-ever fentanyl bust appear in federal court

Fifth community joins effort to form regional police force in Mon Valley

Westmoreland wants to expand program to help curb drug use by jail inmates

Judge boosts courthouse screening after sheriff’s office lets man skip security


Scranton school recovery plan calls for greater transparency, end of confidentiality agreements by Sept.1

Luzerne County won’t meet Thursday target for school tax bill mailing

AG: State overpaid Stroudsburg nearly $500K

Hanover Area hires new superintendent at $118,000 starting salary

Good for Duquesne: School district challenges charters for kids

Receiver shows there will be changes in Harrisburg schools, and it’s long overdue | PennLive Editorial

Area colleges, universities named to Colleges of Distinction list

Penn State files federal trademark lawsuit against Florida brewing company


GOP loses registration majority in Cumberland County: Could the county turn blue?

NEPA counties have higher rate of late absentee ballots than state average

Watch parties planned for Democratic debates

GOP in Pa. swing county posts, then deletes, ‘Jihad Squad’ image


Fantasy sports giant enters Pennsylvania betting market

Health Care

Sen. Bob Casey tells Berks roundtable Republicans must have viable replacement for Obamacare

Central Pa. hospitals rank among the best in the state and the country: U.S. News & World Report

Local News

Pedri: Completed audit, 911 borrowing numbers this week

Brown wants action on Wilkes-Barre City Hall fire escape

Kiwanis Club of Wilkes-Barre sponsors ‘Pets on Parade’ on Public Square

Countryside Conservancy Trolley Trail work continues

Scranton set to lease/purchase two garbage trucks

Scranton City Council accepting letters of interest for vacant council seat

Local officials sifting through meaning of Mylan/Pfizer merger

Walsh helped Scranton move forward

Brian Shaw memorial fundraiser to be bigger than last year, organizers say

Caron Treatment Centers dedicates a refurbished building to a man who donated more than $1 million over 25 years

Missing autistic boy, 13, from Lower Heidelberg Township found following search

Natural Gas

Murrysville fracking well hearing focuses on truck traffic

Opioid Crisis

Twenty-six dead from drug overdoses in Beaver County in 2019


Philly seeks money for 2020 Census after Pa. legislators reject funding request

People with autism face special risks dealing with police. This virtual reality program could help.

To lure dues-paying millennials, Philly museums tap into ‘experiences’

30th Street Station’s old Amtrak Solari board now on display at Railroad Museum

Temple University reaches deal to sell Fox Chase Cancer Center

The mass shooting on Sunday night that you haven’t heard about | Editorial

Cory Booker to hold Philadelphia event Aug. 7

Hahnemann cautionary tale

City residents give new voting machines test run


With an eye toward 2070, Pittsburgh wants your ideas about its future transportation needs

Anticipation — Heinz may leave Heinz Field

No more ‘Heinz Field’? New name suggestions abound on social media

A ‘gigantic mess.’ Penn Hills officials blame fire’s severity on gas company’s response

Penn Hills manager slams Peoples Gas for response to plaza fire

Carnegie Museum will use $1.3M grant for climate change education in rural Western Pa.

Oakmont clinic brings different approach to helping children with autism

Transgender former inmates and advocates call for change at heated jail oversight board meeting

Quilters present handmade pieces to first responders injured at Tree of Life

Allegheny County releases interactive map locating landslides across county

Couple sues Pittsburgh over landslide that destroyed their home

Allegheny River lock 2 to close to all boat traffic for repairs

Mac Miller tribute planned at Blue Slide Park on 1-year anniversary of his death

State News

Pennsylvania revokes marijuana grower’s permit after weed mysteriously disappears

Here are some of the latest steps states are taking to deal with PFAS water contamination

Bufalino film to premiere at New York Film Festival


Route 908 Extension work detours traffic in Fawn, Frazer

PennDOT wants to hear about your safe-driving habits, and also your unsafe ones

Portion of Cross Valley down to one lane today

Taxpayers foot the bill for ‘V-toll’ violations that state-owned vehicles rack up

V-tolls: What they are and why you might be paying them if you travel the Pa. Turnpike

Pa.’s four-year-long partnership to fix 558 bridges approaches its conclusion


Accused of racism, Trump blasts black congressman as racist

McConnell defends blocking election security bill, rejects idea he is aiding Russia

Trump administration official visits Delaware County refinery to hear gripes about ethanol