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Rare fight erupts on Pa. Senate floor amid debate over program for the poor

Chaos erupts in Pennsylvania Senate over welfare bill

Pa. Senate embroiled in chaos over bill to scuttle cash assistance program

Senate session devolves into shouting as GOP repeals cash assistance

Pa. Senate passes bills to change emissions testing in Westmoreland, statewide

Pennsylvania Senate votes to let local police use radar to catch speeders

Senate votes to allow hunting on 3 Sundays in Pennsylvania

Berks County senators split 3-1 in favor of ending ban on Sunday deer hunting in Pennsylvania

State Sen. Camera Bartolotta’s technical schools bill passes Senate

Pa. House considers $90M for voting machines, end to straight-party voting

House plans to give Wolf more than he bargained for in voting machine bill

How one bill could fund voting machines, change Pennsylvania’s elections, and tick off Democrats

Official: Primary bill still excludes some voters

UPMC, Highmark reach 11th-hour agreement

You can’t buy Roman candles and aerial fireworks at roadside tents in Pa.; Here’s why

Historic Pa. law to automatically seal millions of criminal charges starting tomorrow

Missing meetings could cost Pa. local officials their elective post under House-passed proposed constitutional amendment

Protestors march through Capitol, urge Pa. legislators to eliminate child marriage loopholes

Pennsylvania lawmakers move to block plastic bag bans

State Senate passes two bills from Sen. Elder Vogel Jr.

Poverty is the moral issue of our time | Opinion| By: Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta and Sen. Vincent Hughes

Don’t cut off key opioid treatment


Wolf calls for complete investigation into fires and explosion at largest oil refinery on the East Coast


Pennsylvania farming gets a hand-up in new state budget

Berks delegation backs Pennsylvania budget in state House

Editorial: State budget a missed opportunity

Bucking colleagues, state Rep. Aaron Bernstine votes against state budget


Hundreds of Wayfair employees walk out to protest sales to a migrant detention center

Aramark bonus fiasco draws a second lawsuit

Weis Markets opens beer cafe at its supermarket in Reading


Ex-Wilkes-Barre cop faces new sex charges

Lawyer charged in animal mercy killing

Daylight gunfire shakes Scranton downtown; no injuries in shooting

Former Scranton School Director Christopher Musti claims incompetence in theft case

Berks County Prison Board discusses proposal to hire 6 correctional officers


Reading School District taxes to stay the same

AG refers Hanover Area audit findings to Ethics Commission, prosecutors

Auditor: Hanover Area overpaid vendors by $310K

Cheyney’s president vowed a balanced budget. As a crucial deadline approaches, he’s optimistic.

As nation struggles with student loan debt, Dept. of Education announces lower interest rates

Penn State suspends fraternity for several years after investigation into hazing


Q-and-A: Advice, insight about Pennsylvania’s new online sports betting

Health Care

Allegheny Health Network to start building Harmar hospital next month

A federal panel recommends the HPV vaccine for people through age 45

Local News

Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market Opens Thursday

Luzerne County Councilman presses for answers on cyber attack

Workshop aims to resolve conflict in Wilkes-Barre over feral cats

Real estate industry resumes business after cyber attack

Bicycle race, hill climb coming to Scranton

‘One step at a time’: Luzerne manager chronicles county progress

All’s ready for Community Day Saturday

Dunmore to be next to partner with land bank

Hempfield’s $4.3 million SAFER grant to be managed by outside organization

Westmoreland GOP commissioner candidates to keep separate campaigns

Kutztown struggles to adapt as upscale apartments lure college students out of the borough

A federally funded program that offers free food to low-income Berks seniors seeks recipients

Reading parking garages begin upgrading their gates and pay system

Vandalism surge compels Allentown to close restrooms in city parks

A bad time for stormwater fees? Harrisburg mayor says it is, but water board decides otherwise

National News

Border Patrol defends treatment of children at Texas migrant facility


Refinery shutdown could mean new life for 1,400 waterfront acres

Philadelphia Energy Solutions to close refinery damaged by fire; gas prices spike

Philadelphia Energy Solutions to close refinery after blaze

How to stem Philly’s gun violence? Officials discuss obstacles, strategies at City Hall

Hahnemann University Hospital to close

Brookhaven couple act as stand-in mom and dad to LGBTQ youth

Customs: More cocaine seized from ship in Philadelphia than estimated

Once touted as a recovery success story, Philly rehab owner admits he illegally profited from others’ addictions

Amtrak is suing SEPTA to raise its yearly rent from $1.00 to $1.5 million

Some board members question proposed sale of Philly school district building to charter operator

In the Northwest Philly neighborhood where he grew up, a police inspector reckons with rising gun violence | Mike Newall


Pittsburgh police to move some commanders to new assignments

Officer in Antwon Rose shooting denies family’s federal lawsuit claims

Michael Rosfeld, East Pittsburgh deny liability for death of Antwon Rose

Brian O’Neill: Pittsburgh thrives on its walkable urban places

Wilkinsburg council honors decorated World War II veteran

Vincentian to acquire senior care facility Schenley Gardens

Online, paper surveys set up for Allegheny County community health survey

2 teens shot near daycare center in Perry South

Peduto proposes $500K for blue bins, pushing for “higher-quality” recycling

Peduto sets aside $500K to buy recycling bins for Pittsburgh residents

Councilwoman Darlene Harris disapproves of process to pay $45K in city ethics legal fees

More of a good thing: Riverfront trails are planned for north surburbs

State News

Pennsylvania Auditor General plans to revisit dog-law enforcement audit

NEPA Fireworks Listings 2019

Lehigh and Northampton among Pennsylvania counties helping ICE to deport people, study says

11 things you need to know before getting a Real ID in Pennsylvania

Vigil honors Osaze Osagie, pushes for mental health reform in Pa.


This weekend’s outbound Parkway East closure may be the last in a $26.2M improvement project

Greensburg Road restrictions expected until November


Health care, immigration top issues at Democrats’ 1st debate

Democrats stake out stands on economy and immigration, clash on health care in first presidential debate

‘There are people who love you’: Rep. Susan Wild of Pa. gives emotional plea for suicide prevention 1 month after her partner’s death