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Chester County small businesses eligible for $225 million in coronavirus grants

Bill requiring smoke detectors in Pa. child care centers going to the governor

Senate OKs Bartolotta bill creating logo for vet-owned businesses

With primary in rearview mirror, Wolf, Republicans agree more election tweaks needed

‘Bubblegum and band-aids’: Pa. environmental programs in question

The Republicans have been dead wrong about reopening | Opinion

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa. officials voice concern, but sound no major alarm over COVID-19 spike that ended drinking in bars in Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania reports 492 new coronavirus cases, 8 new deaths

With COVID positivity rates on the rise, state applauds Allegheny County move to mitigate spread

Lehigh County hospitalizations down, coronavirus positive-test rate up, according to new state data dashboard

Lancaster County takes top slot in per capita rate of new coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania

Experts warn: Don’t become complacent in green phase

Mayor won’t tolerate ‘Mardi Gras-type’ atmosphere that hit Easton in 1st green phase weekend

83 new cases of coronavirus in Allegheny County, no new deaths

Westmoreland County reports 20 new coronavirus cases

COVID-19’s sluggish march continues Monday, one additional death counted

Berks County adds 47 new coronavirus cases since Friday

Montgomery County records 117 new coronavirus cases during three-day period

New Kensington clinic offers covid-19 tests for people with no symptoms

PA Housing Finance Agency offers renters, homeowners relief

Coronavirus case increases and risky social behavior worry officials; indoor dining postponed in N.J.

With more than 400 new patients since Sunday, Texas reports record COVID-19 hospitalizations

More than 100 COVID-19 cases linked to Michigan bar

Florida site of GOP convention orders wearing of masks


Failure to enforce wearing of masks could result in penalties

State Police, PLCB remind licensed establishments to require masks

Customers at local pizzeria cautioned to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms

Area Chuck E. Cheese locations remain open

Full faces may jump out at you when you shop, but that may be because mask wearers are the new normal now


Westmoreland considers coronavirus tests for all new county jail inmates

Westmoreland juvenile center to require masks

Father sues trooper over deadly police shooting

Berks County mother charged with killing her son and daughter requests county help in paying for her defense

Attorney: Politics at play in pipeline prosecution


Public push is on to revamp Erie School District police

Wilkes-Barre Area students will have choice between in-person or remote learning

Scranton to remove asbestos in schools; teachers ask for role in planning for fall

High school graduates are changing their college plans because of COVID-19

As debate over school police continues, officers need best practices | Opinion

Members of new Penn State commission on race, bias begin to share plans in town hall

Misericordia gets $263,567 CARES Act grant


Launching coalition, Biden campaign appeals to Pa. women

Jill Biden launches campaign to increase female voter turnout in Pennsylvania

The Trump campaign is suing Pennsylvania over how to run the 2020 election


Wind Creek Bethlehem reopens with fewer slot machines, more cleaning and no smoking in the casino

Local News

Jermyn council to consider ordinance limiting fireworks

Scranton man, Falls woman die from ATV crash injuries

Coroner rules firework death accidental, announces cause

City needs more urban pioneers

Humane Pennsylvania to hand out pet food in Douglassville

Helping Harvest steps up as food insecurity grows during the coronavirus pandemic

Montgomery County coronavirus response fund to help nonprofits surges to $750K

Luzerne County audit won’t be released by today’s deadline

Rockin’ the County concert series will bring music to neighborhoods

Erie lands $40 million Opportunity Zone investment

Lower Makefield votes to advertise overlay district plans

National News

Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law

‘White power’ flare-up in Fla. retirement haven reveals tensions


City to offer timeline to disassemble homeless camp on the Parkway as negotiations and a police investigation continue

Most Philly teachers say they want students physically back in class every other week

Philly teachers at odds on how to reopen schools

Larry Krasner is happy driving his opponents ‘crazy’ as he seeks reelection as Philly DA

Philadelphia police have fired a chief inspector at the center of a narcotics scandal and alleged assault

Philly police identify SWAT officer to be fired for pepper spraying protesters on 676

Philly police spent nearly $18 million in overtime during protests, according to preliminary data

William Penn Foundation grants to help Philly youth and summer programs reopen

An analysis of Philly deeds reflects the challenges facing low- and moderate-income home buyers

Commercial strips in North Philly open to a ‘setback’: ‘When the door opens, we have no idea what’s gonna happen.’


Without selling alcohol, can restaurants stay in business?

Bar owner organizes protest over Allegheny County alcohol consumption ban

Allegheny County bar and restaurant owners say new alcohol restrictions will hurt

Clergy leaders deliver demands for police reform to Peduto, Fitzgerald

Councilman Lavelle to introduce city chokehold ban; police say it’s already banned

Pittsburgh Council proposes ban on use of chokeholds by police

Federal lawsuit accuses Peduto, top Pittsburgh officials of constitutional violations in dispersing East Liberty protest

‘Nowhere to run to’: Lawsuit filed against Mayor Peduto, Pittsburgh police in wake of East Liberty protest

Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing, 2 other attacks in Lincoln-Lemington

The East Liberty protest: How a learning experience turned into a nightmare

Stop illegal fireworks: Celebrate July 4 a little more quietly this year

Pittsburgh made: Former Sto-Rox hoops standout John Geiger now a superstar designer

Family of Baby Marcus files complaint against Allegheny County DA’s office

Peduto names new City Planning director

16th Port Authority employee tests positive for coronavirus

Pittsburgh Zoo employee tests positive for coronavirus

State News

Why, even in a small Pa. college town, Black people distrust police | Opinion

Public input sought on state’s 17 million acres of forest land

Make-A-Wish travel requests on hold during coronavirus pandemic

Avoid home remedies, use insecticide correctly when going after spotted lanternflies, expert advises

Who’s paying to decommission Three Mile Island? You are, and you’re keeping the nuclear waste, too.

2 Harrisburg-based Marine Reservists’ deaths may be linked to Russian bounties

York County district judge faces sexual misconduct allegations in formal judicial charges


Congress must take action to keep Medicaid healthy as states reopen | Expert Opinion

AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019

Let’s work toward a solution in police reform | Opinion