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Democrats claim wins in Pennsylvania House special elections

Democrat Kosierowski claims victory in special election for 114th District seat

Pa. Sen. Santarsiero: DEP investigating Rockhill Quarry records

Killion responds to pipeline correspondence

Time for another run at helping Pa. child sex abuse survivors | John Baer

Your electricity bill could increase to rescue nuclear power plants | Opinion

Woman accusing State Rep. Brian Ellis of sexual assault files complaint with House Republicans

Woman accusing state lawmaker of sexual assault files complaint with Pa. House Republicans

Lawyers say sexual assault claims against Pa. Rep. Brian Ellis are ‘just plain false’


New county order would speed up repairs to US Steel coke plant, curtail pollution

County revises enforcement order, U.S. Steel to expedite repairs at Clairton Coke Works

Dick’s Sporting Goods to continue to phase out hunting departments

Dick’s to halt sales of rifles, ammo at 125 of its stores

Pa.-based Rite Aid’s top executives leave as 400 jobs are cut in wide shakeup

Invisible Man Brewing coming to downtown Greensburg

Unemployment sinks even farther, but that could be subject to change

Berks unemployment rate down to 3.7 percent

Lehigh Valley unemployment appears to be lowest in nearly 18 years. These charts show the trend.

Catholic Church

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell sentenced to six years for child sex abuse


Lockdown lifted at SCI Somerset after ‘inmate-on-employee assault’

Man with five DUI convictions appears in court after fatal crash

Four inmates charged with peddling meth inside Luzerne County lockup

Cops seize 4K bags of heroin, 5 guns in shooting investigation


Exeter School District installs cameras on buses

‘Disturbing’ James Bond Facebook meme spurs Highlands to ax would-be security firm

Swarthmore College basketball team has reached the Division III Final Four. How? Precisely. | Mike Jensen

Penn medical school scores well in U.S. News rankings

Bloomsburg University announces cost increase

Penn State attorney in Sandusky case should get public censure, state board says


Patricia Fritz announces bid for commissioner, while her former boss files to run again for Westmoreland sheriff

11-person field set for Luzerne County Council; incumbent Urban not running

Lehigh Valley primary election: Here are your county and city candidates


State board approves Churchill Downs to manage Lady Luck Casino in Farmington

Caernarvon Township approves Penn National mini-casino

We now know exactly what’s being sold in the Sands Bethlehem casino deal

Health Care

Geisinger, Highmark announce joint plans in region

Local News

Wilkes-Barre city council to consider street-sweeping deal with PennDOT

Luzerne County Council praises Forty Fort’s plans for county sports complex

LCTA board OKs negotiations for Murray Complex purchase

George addresses concerns over bagged parking meters in W-B

Ashley residents worried about playground plan

GCMC lighting offer at Nay Aug Park illuminates neighborhood tension

First downtown parking kiosks installed in Scranton

Commissioners must lead on stormwater

Settlement drops value of Valley Country Club

Solar farm could power Hunker Wastewater Treatment Plant

Allegheny Township approves money for Tredway Trail expansion

Top Berks officials want meeting on constable system

Berks district attorney and sheriff want constables off certain warrants

Local developer reaches deal to save deteriorating Reading church

Reading police to overhaul crossing guard program

Contractor removed from Harrisburg wall collapse lawsuit because of timing

Michael Rosfeld Trial

Michael Rosfeld trial: Nine jurors chosen, including three African Americans

Jury selection resumes for Michael Rosfeld trial

Mother of Antwon Rose II asks for peace during Rosfeld trial

National News

Ex-area college admissions dean: ‘Ethics be damned’ seems to be parental attitude for some

Boeing 737 Max 8 pilots complained of suspected safety flaw months before Ethiopian Airlines crash

Manafort returning to federal court for another sentencing

California governor places moratorium on executions

New Mexico bill would create first state-run pot shops in U.S.

New Jersey

Why New Jersey may be closer than ever to legalizing recreational marijuana

Opioid Crisis

Is the opioid crisis over?


Philadelphia to launch low-interest loan program that will help residents fix aging homes

She left her all-boys school after coming out as trans. Now, she leads LGBTQ trainings there. | We the People

Transit police strike ends after union and SEPTA reach deal

Petitions are in, and indicted Councilman Bobby Henon won’t have a Democratic challenger–20190312.html

Kensington heroin camps mainly populated by Philadelphians, study on evictions finds

The Manayunk Canal almost became the Manayunk Expressway. Here’s how it was saved.

Philly port’s biggest marijuana bust: Hidden in a container of rice, worth about $2.5 million

Here are the Boeing 737 Max 8 flights out of Philadelphia and what you need to know about them

West Philly art mystery solved: Lifelike sculptures left on vacant lot have a purpose

Backhoe causes explosion at Philly 7-Eleven, police say

Is Philadelphia properly funding its community college?

Soda tax-funded preK will drive Philadelphia’s future | Opinion

There’s more than enough food. Why are so many still hungry? | Editorial

These Philly schoolkids are striking Friday because ‘grown-ups’ have failed them on climate | Will Bunch


Pittsburgh Council to amend gun legislation Wednesday, but no vote expected

No North Shore duplicate: Penguins see differences in their plan for former Civic Arena site

City officials release road closures, urge safety ahead of St. Patrick’s Day parade

Pittsburgh bans open containers of alcohol in Market Square on St. Patrick’s Day

City, county candidates line up for May, November races

Leon Ford drops out of City Council race

Ex-Pittsburgh cop admits to lying to FBI in bank robbery case

Pittsburgh council votes unanimously to strengthen protections for pregnant workers

Penguins fans big donors to city Public Safety following Tree of Life shooting

B-PEP urges Wolf to fill Allegheny County court vacancy with African-American

‘Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Park’ appears in Apple, Bing map searches

CCAC to open its doors to former Art Institute students

Southwest Airlines, Pittsburgh’s top airline, to keep flying Boeing 737 Max 8

6th flu-related death reported in Allegheny County

State News

Shapiro, 13 other state AGs reach deal on ‘no-poach’ agreements in fast food

Pennsylvania opens investigation into gas liquids pipeline

Pennsylvania launches criminal investigation into Mariner East pipeline project

Pennsylvania offers grants for fighting wildfires

Pa.’s open records law proving to be not burdensome to most government agencies, survey finds


Quakertown man finds it’s E-Z to be overcharged | Stu Bykofsky

Editorial: Improvements badly needed on I-78 in Berks


Senate rejection of Trump border emergency no longer certain

Berks members of Congress weigh in on new Dream Act