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‘Karen’s Law’ to help victims of sexual assault

Experts say new laws needed after Pittsburgh alligator encounters

Bill calls for elimination of property taxes collected by school districts

Eliminate Pennsylvania school property taxes? Expect fresh debate after new bills go out in July

In Pa. Capitol, calls continue for Sen. Daylin Leach to resign

While some Pa. lawmakers demand Sen. Daylin Leach’s resignation, he plans to run for re-election

‘Time’s up, Daylin’: Democrats want Leach to resign. Will they expel him if he doesn’t?

Davidson takes aim at harassment in new proposals

School CPR bill awaits approval

Calls for criminal justice reform in Pa. are gathering broad support

State Sen. Camera Bartolotta, other advocates highlight re-entry efforts for former inmates

Democrats plot legislative end run to pass Wolf’s infrastructure plan, while internal debate continues

Distracted drivers, beware: House advances bill to create $200 fine for cell phone use behind the wheel

State Rep. Bernstine to offer bill for separate public, private high school sports playoffs

Separate public, private PIAA playoffs? Latest legislative action to try and create it to be unveiled Tuesday

Lawmaker to introduce legislation to create separate PIAA playoffs for public, non-public schools

Bar child marriage

For lawmakers, full-time should mean full-time


Lt. Gov. John Fetterman uses prime state Capitol real estate to make a gay pride statement


Editorial: It’s time for the Harrisburg budget two-step

Catholic Church

A Vatican guideline rejects the concept of gender fluidity

Prosecutors crack down on clergy abuse as bishops gather


Critics question police tactics, use of dog, during arrest in Penn Hills

Phone scam targets, solicits money from registered sex offenders in Pa.

‘I’ve completely betrayed your trust’: Corrupt ex-Bucks judge gets 6½ years in federal prison–20190610.html

Punishment with bite: Attacks on dogs deserved jail time, not probation

Operation Nighthawk: Regional sweep nets 121 DUI arrests


State takeover of Harrisburg schools may need to last a decade or more | PennLive Editorial

Council Rock support staff union pushing for new contract

Devon Prep’s finance director charged with using school’s money to take vacations, buy Ambien


States should embrace ‘National Safety Exchange’ to safeguard online sports gambling | Opinion

Pa. Gaming Control Board could approve Morgantown casino this week

Health Care

Court arguments in Shapiro’s case against UPMC focus on ‘modification’ issue

AG Shapiro begins making case for blocking UPMC-Highmark split

A Reading Hospital initiative will create a registry of automated external defibrillator locations

Local News

Study of West Pittston flood-control options underway

Ongoing county computer issues impact LCCF inmates

Meals on Wheels launches first-ever fundraising campaign

Wyoming names Mercavitch chief

W-B YMCA to again offer free program

Planning commission approves new stand-alone Panera Bread

Scranton may soon start seizing unregistered landlords’ rent

McKeesport’s Swin Cash taking front office job with NBA’s Pelicans

Tarentum Bridge continues to attract peregrine falcons

Latrobe, Derry Township pursue study of flooding along Sulphur Run

Forbes State Forest tour will focus on management of Fayette division

Sewage expansion, trail project on hold in Derry Township

Ligonier Township, Ligonier Valley join Westmoreland County Land Bank

Residents of 3 A-K Valley areas brainstorm for future

Berks County official creates gallery of historical photos of Reading

Reading council, parking authority hammer out financial agreement

3-alarm fire at Perry Township chemical facility forces second evacuation of residents

Neighbors of Bulk Chemical evacuated to fire company, hotel

Opioid Crisis

New initiative in opioid battle


Philly’s departing Mexican consul made sure services were ‘within the reach of women’

Curious Philly: Are flocks of New Yorkers moving to Philadelphia (and what does it mean if they are)?

Medical Examiner’s Office: Deputy sheriff killed himself–20190611.html

Charter High School for Architecture and Design agrees to close after next year

Roche’s giant deal with Philly-based Spark is delayed by FTC queries

Changing police culture: Study shows Philly officers’ troubling social posts

Minority firms face too little progress | Editorial

Get menacing off-roaders off the streets | Editorial


Pittsburgh Cultural Trust increasing security for Three Rivers Arts Festival after weekend theft

Beechview alligator owner claims his pet went ‘see you later’ while he was cleaning enclosure

Testimony begins in first drug overdose death tried in county

Lawyers ask that jailed suicidal woman be released from solitary

Lawsuit seeks to remove Allegheny County Jail inmate from solitary

Pittsburgh will use grant money to add to its electric vehicle fleet

State News

5-county United Way sees growth in services, outreach in 2018

Pennsylvania ranked as 8th most ‘fun’ state

Pa. nursing homes get ’F’ from national group

Dems write pipeline resolution


Local officials, turnpike to state: Stop making the turnpike pay for transit, and let us raise the money locally

DEADLIEST ROADS: Luzerne County has highest number of pedestrian fatalities in NEPA

DEADLIEST ROADS: Scranton streets have high number of pedestrian fatalities


House committee acts to save Chinook upgrades in Ridley Township, but the military remains opposed–20190610.html

House Democrats gain little traction on impeachment after detour to Watergate

Bob Casey: Extend food stamp program to 6-year-olds to avoid preschool gap