Coronavirus – COVID-19

Wolf’s mask order inflames partisan fight over virus

’What if I have asthma?’ and other questions about Pa.‘s order to wear masks

Pa. reports 34 new covid-19 deaths, 667 new cases

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: 667 new cases Friday

Allegheny County reports 177 new covid-19 cases, 5 new hospitalizations

Westmoreland County sees 5th double-digit spike in covid-19 cases in 6 days

COVID-19 cases and deaths rise in Northeast Pennsylvania

Coronavirus cases rise by 12, one more death recorded in Luzerne County

Berks County adds 6 coronavirus cases as Pennsylvania reports 667 cases

As cases rise, doctors say they are prepared for an increase in hospitalizations

31 MLB players, seven staff members test positive for COVID-19 as camps open

Seeking Serenity: Face masks protect our freedom to live


Decade after loss of son, mother still pushing for distracted driving law

Grand jury gas probe deserves attention


Sir Bounce-A-Lot, Big Top Rentals adjust to coronavirus-era business


PIAA confirms athletes are not required to wear face masks while ‘actively engaged’ in summer workouts

Shady Side Academy drops Indians nickname. Will others follow?

At Penn State and other campuses, Black studies professors and students lead the call for change

Empty and quiet, campuses still report COVID-19 infections

Pollinators welcome at Pitt, a new Bee Campus USA member


High-stakes lawsuits could shape who votes and how ballots are counted in November

Health Care

Children’s ‘polio-like’ illness may return in August. But a new treatment will cost millions to test.

Local News

Child protective agency saw drastic spike, then decline in cases

Retired Berks County Coroner Dennis Hess proud of his legacy

Reading hires its first communications coordinator to tell the city’s story

First ‘Rockin’ the County’ route released

W-B residents to circulate petition to repeal fireworks law

Wilkes-Barre fireworks petition drive, Crime Watch meeting set

National News

Some people threw away their stimulus payments, thinking the prepaid cards were a scam. Are you one of them?

What, to the slave, is the Fourth of July? | Frederick Douglass


City urging residents to ‘stay safe’ entering weekend after dozens of fireworks complaints

Landlords sue to collect rent from COVID-impacted Union Standard restaurant, Bed Bath and Beyond

Allegheny County restaurant owners hoping for less fireworks next week

Canceled fireworks douse a hot weekend for local businesses

Trailer for Pittsburgh-filmed Seth Rogen movie debuts online


Man dead in Washington County shooting

Teen shot in Northview heights

Pittsburgh police: Teenager in serious condition after shooting in Northview Heights

Woman in stable condition after being shot in Pittsburgh’s Arlington neighborhood

Shooting victim stable after incident in Pittsburgh’s Sheraden neighborhood

Scranton police arrest teen, seek three others in fatal shooting

8-year-old boy killed, another child and others hurt in Alabama mall shooting

State News

‘Independence Day deserves fireworks’: Communities find creative ways to celebrate the holiday

Local farms receive money through Farm Vitality Grants

Ohio lawmaker says she refused to wear mask, was asked to leave Gettysburg Visitor Center

Pa. National Guard Black Hawks, aircrews deploy to Middle East

When and where can you legally carry a firearm? Here’s what Pa. law says


More than half of camera speeding tickets in construction zones were issued in Berks County, officials say


U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan launches virtual town hall series on police reform

World News

Germany is first major economy to phase out coal and nuclear energy