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Pashinski, officials pitch increase in fees for dog licenses

Five-Finger Discount: A look at Pennsylvania’s three strikes law for retail theft

Paper shredding event to be held Saturday in Cheswick

Wolf should move forward with methane regulations | Opinion


Gov. Wolf cabinet leaders hold community discussion at Pitt-Greensburg

3D Guns

Nine states including Pennsylvania sue the U.S. government and a company over 3D guns

Effort succeeds to block access to 3D downloadable guns in PA

Pennsylvania reaches deal to halt distribution of 3D gun-printing materials

I’m a sheriff. Don’t flood this country with 3D-printed guns. | Opinion

Clergy Sex Abuse

Pa. high court taps ex-Sandusky judge to oversee redaction of Catholic clergy sex abuse report

Pa. Supreme Court sees lack of due process in grand-jury claims

Partial win for abuse victims

Fallout from church sex abuse report could resemble Altoona-Johnstown aftermath, experts say


Ex-Penn State frat member faces sentencing in pledge’s death

Johnstown pediatrician accused of sexually abusing 29 more children

Elaine Trombetta, sister of charter school founder who stole $8M in school funds, gets probation

Westmoreland County jail to get new kitchen

Community corrections center helps reintegrate offenders to society

GED program gains impetus

911 tape: South Whitehall officer reports suspect’s “mental issue” before fatal shooting.


St. Margaret School wins school-lunch grant

EMTA: Audit finds no problem with busing Erie students


Allegheny County Republicans select nominee for Hal English seat

Candidates forum includes possible Bernstine challenger

State changed ‘motor voter’ registration two years ago to weed out noncitizens

Health Care

Study: ‘Medicare for all’ projected to cost $32.6 trillion

Local News

Wilkes-Barre to seek city council’s approval for new contractor for Solomon Creek wall

Prepping for the prez

Crews busy preparing for Trump visit

Ex-NAACP officer wants action after remark by W-B official

Pa. American Water upgrading water main in Forty Fort

Tour highlights downtown Hazleton redevelopment projects

State official impressed with city’s revitalization

Med school researchers tracking down the “hidden population”

State: Scranton on pace for exit from distressed status in two years

NeighborWorks Week lives up to its name

In 3-2 vote, Scranton council approves city rehiring labor counsel

After Westinghouse: River pollution from old Sharon factory leads to “do not eat fish” advisory

After Westinghouse: Sharon tries to revive its economy, but old factory’s environmental hazards lurk

West Deer residents can join ‘no knock list’ to avoid solicitors

Reading has spent millions in health benefits for retired cops still working elsewhere

Kutztown apartment owner sees student rentals declining


Scranton marijuana dispensary among first in state to sell ‘dry leaf’

Medical marijuana offers relief

Pa. medical marijuana dispensaries to begin selling dry leaf form Wednesday

National News

Air marshals have conducted secret in-flight observation of U.S. air travelers since 2010

Trump’s Treasury considers a tax cut for the wealthiest Americans, sources say

Former FEMA head of personnel accused of sexual misconduct

Annual survey flags shady home alarm sales practices as issue to watch

Opioid Crisis

State, local officials ask federal authorities for additional help fighting heroin epidemic

Overdose death rate continues decline in Beaver County


Philadelphia Fusion’s strong finish shows how e-sports can fill arena seats

Why Philadelphia’s Suburban Station is in the heart of the city

Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner owes a debt to citizens when it comes to transparency | Editorial

Philly cop taken to hospital over fentanyl scare

Mural honors city’s early Black power couple

Two friends were kicked out of a cab for being gay. Here’s how the PPA served up justice. | Ronnie Polaneczky

TSA’s new CT baggage scanners coming to PHL; could save passengers time and hassle

Philly firm files $100M lawsuit in fatal Missouri duck boat sinking

Jefferson University to hold ‘Shark Tank’ challenge for marijuana and hemp start-ups

Richard Allen Charter school still looking for renewal


UPMC, Pittsburgh councilman reach community deal as part of Mercy expansion

UPMC agrees to provide social services, minority job opportunities at Mercy Hospital

Champion endurance biker dies in jump from Hot Metal Bridge

Friends: Man who took fatal jump off Hot Metal Bridge likely did so for fun

Military helicopters buzzing above Downtown part of planned safety exercise

Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh receives $229,000 grants for black artists, agencies

Pittsburgh’s ‘rapping principal’ channels Drake, welcomes students back with style

Transgender woman allegedly raped by cellmate says she requested single cell

Police overtime costs top $1M for Antwon Rose protests

Crowd sparse at Pittsburgh hearing on $40M building purchase

State News

Pa., N.J. suspend tens of thousands of driver’s licenses a year for not paying court costs. Is that constitutional?

State DEP hires Pittsburgh native as new environmental justice director

$1M Powerball ticket sold in Forest Hills

NASCAR and organic food make a run together in the Poconos

Army Corps of Engineers ‘horrified’ by photos of man, children fishing beneath Allegheny River dam

WIC Nutrition program expands income guidelines

USDA announces $4 billion in available water-infrastructure grants

Where does your Pa. county rank for speeding tickets, traffic violations

To save Pa. coal mines, officials devised a preposterous plan: Build a 137-mile tunnel

Why some Pa. streams and rivers are orange: the legacy of abandoned mines

Flood preparation should start with getting flood insurance, PEMA director advises


TRAFFIC: County sets date, time for closure of Stowe-Neville Island bridge


Trump says ‘no problem’ shutting government, dismaying GOP

West Nile

County West Nile program to begin spraying for mosquitoes this week

Mosquito spraying in two Lackawanna County towns set for Wednesday

West Nile virus remains a threat to Berks County residents