Coronavirus – COVID-19

Levine: Virus threat not over for nursing homes

State launches covid-19 testing of nursing home residents, staff

Pennsylvania health secretary concerned about virus spread during protests; plans to test in all nursing homes moving forward

Levine warns that protests could bring increase in new COVID-19 cases as figures remain low

Counting over 60,000 COVID-19 cases at nursing homes, CMS pushes states to do more

From confusion to threats, some Pa. nursing home residents aren’t getting their coronavirus stimulus checks

Pennsylvania reports 356 new coronavirus cases, 12 more deaths

No new coronavirus cases, deaths reported in Westmoreland County

County adds 3 virus cases, no deaths

Only 11 new virus cases, one death in Northeast Pennsylvania counties

Berks has 13 new coronavirus positive tests and no deaths according to latest state daily report

Montgomery County reports 16 more coronavirus deaths during three-day period

Berks County will disconnect coronavirus hotline on Friday

Shredded your stimulus debit card? Here’s what to do

You can flush, but the virus can’t hide: Harrisburg starts testing sewage for COVID-19


Lackawanna County moving to yellow phase, but senior services won’t resume immediately

George Floyd Protests

Police say 4 officers shot in St. Louis protests

Demonstrators abroad identify with the cause of U.S. protests

Death toll grows as police, participants are killed during national protests

Harrisburg police commissioner has spent a career trying to defuse tensions. The current crisis is his biggest test yet

Lancaster leaders point to outside agitators who tried to incite violence

Protests symptoms of root issues

We’re Pa. police chiefs: Our profession has failed Black and Brown Americans. We must do better | Opinion


Wolf adds week to time frame Allegheny County mail-in, absentee ballots can be submitted

Gov. Tom Wolf extends deadline for mail-in ballots for Pa. primary election in 6 counties

What we’re watching for in Tuesday’s unprecedented Pennsylvania primary election

Biden fans and the Pa. Democratic establishment are taking a quiet primary victory lap: ‘He’s the guy to beat Trump’

Biden vows to take on systematic racism, plans to speak Tuesday morning in Philadelphia

Luzerne County election workers feverishly sorting mail-in ballot returns

Onslaught of mail-in ballots expected for today’s primary

What’s at stake: Few contested races on the ballot

Polling site changes for primary

Westmoreland swamped with mail-in ballots

Allegheny Family Network shuttle to help residents get to primary polling locations in Highlands area

Polls are open, but turnout uncertain as voters cast primary ballots amid virus

Primary election: What you need to know before you head to Berks polls

Pennsylvania primary election: The polls are open for an election like no other

Lehigh Valley procrastinator’s guide to the 2020 election

Primaries become test run for campaigning during coronavirus

Your questions about voting in the Pennsylvania primary, answered

Amid unrest, curfews and a global pandemic, Pennsylvania prepares to vote

Montgomery County adds 5 ballot drop-off boxes for Tuesday election


Pa. lawmakers question Gov. Wolf’s authority to extend mailed ballot deadline in 6 counties

Referendum on voting itself

State House district offices starting to reopen

State Rep. says you can’t be forced to wear a mask when voting. Here’s what you should know.

Rep. Boback announces $50M in federal relief funds to local counties


Pa.’s revenues take another coronavirus blow in May, falling $440 million short of expectations


83% of Pennsylvania’s 2.4M unemployed have been paid; Greensburg cafeteria worker still waiting

Lehigh Valley unemployment rate skyrockets to 16.5% in April amid coronavirus crisis

Business brisk as stores reopen in yellow phase

Plains Township police cite Danko’s gym owner

Guest commentary: Governor must work with businesses


Union leaders warns more Scranton teachers could leave without new contract

Should universities drop SAT and ACT requirements?

Health Care

Dental offices trying to reopen show how hard back-to-work can get

Federal funding helps area hospitals

Local News

Cognetti: Some furloughed Scranton city workers could be laid off if city finances don’t improve

After Sunday’s drowning, police to step up enforcement around Nay Aug Gorge

The Delaware County sewer authority moved to block a takeover by Democrats, calling it a ‘money grab’

Reading City Council taking public comments by phone, email

Berks County Democrats will host event to benefit Helping Harvest

Vandergrift councilwoman sues fellow borough officials

Westmoreland to get millions through the CARES Act, but it won’t be enough

National News

Birmingham mayor orders removal of Confederate monument in public park

Military: 2 dead after shooting at North Dakota air base


Philadelphia protesters are gassed on I-676, leading to ‘pandemonium’ as they tried to flee

National Guard troops deploy in Philly as confrontations continue between police and protesters

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Philly leaders gather to address George Floyd murder and issues facing the community

On Philly’s edge, looters hit stores hour after hour while Lower Merion police watched from the suburban side of City Avenue

Amid the unrest and lootings, shootings persist in Philadelphia, including 8 people killed over 3 days

Looters drag a grand piano right onto Chestnut Street, tag it with an obscenity — and leave it

More than 16,000 Philadelphia households missed out on food Monday because of demonstrations

Philadelphia police officers take a knee with protesters at City Hall

Philly officials scramble to prepare for Tuesday’s primary election as unrest continues

Philly will have mail ballot drop boxes for voters today. Find yours here.

Shop Rite owner begs for National Guard after two Philly supermarkets are devastated by looting | Maria Panaritis

Plans to move Philly to ‘yellow’ forge ahead, despite risk of virus spread through gatherings


Protesters, police clash in East Liberty; 20 arrested, 9 officers injured

20 arrested as protests turn violent in East Liberty, Shadyside

Pastors, hundreds gather in Hill District for peaceful George Floyd protest

Shaler man, charged with inciting Downtown riot, turns self in after items seized from home

With empathy and sadness, businesses work to repair shattered glass and lost inventory

Downtown Pittsburgh business owners clean up, try to comprehend riot damage

East Liberty protest’s violence spurred by small ‘splinter group’ of outsiders, Peduto says

Mayor continues assertion that Saturday’s violence was fueled by anarchists

Mayor Peduto, Public Safety chief defend how Pittsburgh police handled weekend protests

Port Authority moving ahead after ‘very productive’ meeting with federal officials on BRT project

Dormont’s council votes to keep pool closed

Growth spurt: Walnut Capital acquires shopping center next to Bakery Square

Allegheny County elections division: ‘We got this’

Fountain, historical marker vandalized in Highland Park

Diaper giveaway planned for Friday at PPG Paints Arena

State News

State freezes $1 million in arts funding to 53 Western Pa. groups


Washington’s Episcopal bishop: ‘I am outraged’ by Trump church visit

U.S. presidents have leeway to use military for domestic purposes, legal experts say