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Litterers in Pa. will be sentenced to pick up trash

Lawmakers ask Turnpike for “100 percent” of effort to address McDonald flooding

Officials call for halt of Southern Beltway work near McDonald

Bill Tracker: Increasing the penalties for fleeing from a crime

Courts should get on with Philly Rep. Vanessa Brown’s bribery case | Editorial

High tolls price of bad governance


Activists camp out in front of governor’s house to demand action on redistricting reform


Wolf clarifies funding position


Some telling numbers lie deeper in state education budget

State budget has implications for Erie


Updated: Man dies after shooting in Sherman Hills complex

Two men in custody on attempted homicide charges after early morning shooting in Taylor

Northern Regional officer cleared in Dover Township shooting of man who had rifle


GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner: ‘I want this job so bad I can taste it’

Wagner embarks on town hall tour, Wolf deploys defense

Health Care

A year away, end of UPMC-Highmark agreement has lost its sting

Health system buys medical and office building for $6.4 million

Local News

Challenger Little League receives outpouring of support

Official grills Swoyersville Ambulance leader; late councilman honored

Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction kicks off in Dallas

Massive nuisance property sells in Luzerne County back-tax auction

Fireworks suspected in massive Hazleton blaze

Carlon M. O’Malley dies; remembered as a judge ‘above reproach’

Residents petition Scranton to green-light repairs of vacant house

Community service day in New Kensington to honor slain officer Brian Shaw

Lawnton Fire Company suspended over racial slurs, bullying

How will Harrisburg survive without extra taxes from recovery? Exit plan coming soon

National News

Scott Pruitt resigns at EPA; Andrew Wheeler to take over

An aide with Pittsburgh ties was fired from Scott Pruitt’s EPA after asking about deleted sensitive info

U.S. Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

Sports world fought gambling but now wants money from it

Opioid Crisis

Could marijuana help treat opioid addiction? Pennsylvania may soon find out


Philly police and Mayor Kenney on Occupy ICE raid: Protesters were repeatedly warned

Protesters demand Philadelphia stop sharing arrest info with ICE

Did Philly police just bike-doze Mayor Kenney’s relationship with progressives?

Inside the Philadelphia Occupy ICE camp that police raided Thursday

Why they risked everything to Occupy ICE | Will Bunch

As Philly neighborhoods gentrify, black churches lose their base and leave

Police Commissioner Ross expresses concern over city’s murder trend

Historic Black burial site under playground to get memorial

Man killed in NE Philly when SEPTA bus strikes two vehicles, then plows into a home

Philadelphia reports first heat wave death in two years; flood watch in effect

Visit the Penn Museum’s Sphinx this weekend, or wait another 4 to 6 years

Work to repair broken water main in Center City Philadelphia could take months

2 dead in separate Philly shootings

Starbucks employee in Philadelphia fired after mocking stuttering customer


Allegheny Conference head outlines secrecy behind Amazon HQ2 bid

WTAE spars with city and county over release of Amazon HQ bid

CMU researchers reinvent the wheel

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium closed Friday for flood cleanup

They’re baaaaaack — the furries are returning as Anthrocon takes over Downtown

The city should seriously consider PWSA offers

Alcosan’s frontman: A retired judge gets cushy-looking post for what?

Groups keep pressure on Allegheny County Jail warden to comply with sex assault law

State News

Clergy claim false accusations in grand jury report

Priests named in investigation discredit media efforts to release sex abuse report

Current and former clergy members behind push to block report on clergy sex abuse

Families of young couple slain in Bucks County form memorial foundation

For real?! Bucks County town sends budget-surplus checks to residents

Live in Pa. and don’t have your new Medicare card? Call the agency right away

Glitch delays sales of hunting licenses in Wilkes-Barre area

Fireworks complaints light up Facebook, but few call cops

Some area residents frustrated by fireworks, cite safety and nuisance concerns

Vietnam Wall replica arrives in Berks County

Gift for asylum-seeking children rebuffed at Berks County Residential Center

Lancaster county farmers give state officials ideas to help struggling dairy industry

‘I feel traumatized’ over stun gun incident, Sean Williams says

Here’s what Lancaster city police policy says about stun guns


Water main break closes Shaler road

Route 28 lane restrictions start Friday in Alle-Kiski Valley through July 16


Trump confirms that tariffs against China take effect early Friday

World News

A former Thai SEAL working to rescue 12 boys trapped in a cave dies from lack of oxygen