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Lawmakers leave state Capitol for summer with bills dangling

An irresponsible Pa. House GOP leaves reform in the lurch | Editorial

Lawmakers’ bid to yank JUA money continues, with a twist

New law could derail midstate school district’s eminent domain plans

‘They almost need therapists’: How the fight to save Stoneleigh brought Pa. zombie pols back to life, too | Maria Panaritis

Here’s how not to combat the opioid epidemic


Former detainees urge Gov. Wolf to close Berks detention center

Antwon Rose

East Pittsburgh officer charged with homicide in fatal shooting of unarmed teen

‘He can lay to rest now’: Community reacts to officer being charged for killing Antwon Rose

Antwon Rose’s family ‘holding out’ for homicide conviction, attorney says

Family of Antwon Rose has a long road to justice, attorneys say

Officer Michael Rosfeld’s attorney: ‘He thinks he sees a gun … and acted as a police officer would’

‘Saying their piece’: Protesters twice descend on home of East Pittsburgh officer charged in teen’s shooting

Lack of policies for East Pittsburgh police a ‘very dangerous situation,’ DA says

Pittsburgh police to continue extended shifts; more demonstrations expected

Jurisdictional matters: In police shooting cases, accountability is key

Arnold Mayor Karen Peconi pressed to resign over protest comments

Who is Michael Rosfeld, officer charged in Antwon Rose’s death?


In historic decision, Supreme Court rules mandatory union dues violate free speech

Pennsylvanians criticize, applaud Supreme Court union ruling

Pa. labor unions say Supreme Court ruling won’t change their roles

Pa. teacher’s unions could feel brunt of Supreme Court decision

After Janus decision, here’s one group that’s teaching Pa. government workers how to drop out of their unions

Union leaders say court ruling expected, disappointing


Caught in political-civility debate, Pa. bakery shares name with one that wouldn’t serve Joe Biden

Out of line: Giant Eagle tests mobile app checkout technology


Pennsylvania’s death penalty system should be strengthened, not abolished, amid newly raised concerns

Eastern Pa. priest suspended after online sex-abuse lawsuit

Allentown Diocese removes monsignor, alerts authorities of sex abuse allegation

Details emerging in double murder/suicide in Wayne County


All Pa. newborns will get a $100 head start on college

Predators in public schools are a notable problem

Abington Heights teachers have a 5 year contract

St. Luke’s to pay Parkland more than $100K a year to provide sports medicine services


Pennsylvania regulators set more rules for sports betting

State gradually laying out structure for legal sports betting

Pennsylvania casinos ask Wolf Administration to suspend iLottery games

Valley Forge casino fined for excessive free slots play

Local News

County tax base grows; largest percentage gains in Nanticoke, Laurel Run

Slow road to recovery in W-B Twp.

City workers mistakenly destroy woman’s garden

Resolution to privatize tax claim bureau stricken from commissioners meeting agenda

Commissioners award bid for sale of administration building

Berks tourism officials recognize Roadside America caretakers

Reading police add motorcycles to fleet

Take a trip through Harrisburg’s crumbling sewer system

Erie County cherry harvest set to begin

Cambria County wipes out $2.3M deficit, audit finds

National News

Puerto Rico introduces bill to become US state


Too few Philly kids get to play sports. A new initiative hopes to change that

How you can help Philly kids get involved in sports | Opinion

Pa. report says structural problems in oversight led to Blossom Philadelphia failure

Saturday deadline looms for families who fled Puerto Rico after Maria to leave transitional housing

Philadelphia History Museum is closing to the public as Temple walks away from proposed partnership

Will a new riverfront concert venue close the gap between Fishtown and the Delaware – or widen it? | Inga Saffron

6 months after Philly police shot unarmed man, widow still seeks answers

Kudos to Philly DA Larry Krasner for reassuring undocumented immigrants who survive domestic abuse | Jenice Armstrong

Philadelphia needs to respond to black people’s trauma from police shootings | Editorial

From dump-bound to table: Philabundance turns surplus milk into cheese and yogurt for hungry Philadelphians


Scamilton: Fraudulent tickets for Pittsburgh’s “Hamilton” being sold online

PG to offer only e-delivery two days per week

Rich Fitzgerald declares countywide disaster emergency to expedite flood aid

Calling all artists: Pittsburgh wants your creations for city parks

Pittsburgh police warn of scammers posing as utility workers

State News

Officials: Tornado strikes in Westmoreland County

Officials: Tornado touches down in Westmoreland County

NEPA exploding with patriotic parties

Alligator caught at Mineral Springs, Clearfield County

Honesdale police, postal inspectors investigating mail box explosion

Trees felled to fight Pennsylvania’s spotted lanternfly invasion


Fewer teens are getting their drivers’ licenses

Route 30 open to traffic after slide damage repaired


With Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, Trump’s lasting power is amplified

Pa. federal judge Thomas Hardiman likely to be considered for U.S. Supreme Court

Trump extends his feud with Harley-Davidson into a third day, warning ‘We won’t forget’

The unasked question: Should presidential power be ever-expanding?

It’s legal to eat cats and dogs. Two U.S. senators want to change that