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Senate Democrats roll out college debt relief plan

As school librarians disappear, Blake wants to require their employment

DiGirolamo: With too few nurses, hospitals risk lives

Pennsylvania lawmakers attempt to head off transportation funding problems

Pa. faces transportation headaches and the cures are likely to cost us more

Bill going to governor that takes away pensions sooner from elected officials convicted of serious crimes

Here’s why Pa. Republican medical marijuana maverick Folmer won’t back recreational pot

Barrar bill to provide emergency services gets committee support

Could Pennsylvania be next state to ban foam takeout containers?

Toohil receives spot on committee

State serious about school district plan

Traction for justice reform

County-led mental health, drug & alcohol services for 2.9 million Pennsylvanians are in jeopardy | Opinion

Support all children — pass the Down syndrome Protection Act | Opinion


Gov. Wolf is confident he has the votes for gas tax, but Republicans beg to differ


Comcast, AT&T take steps to combat scam calls

The Pennsylvania newspaper where novelist John Updike interned files for bankruptcy

Reading Eagle Company files for bankruptcy protection

Job cuts feared at Boeing’s Philly-area plant as U.S. Army calls stop on helicopter upgrades

New Dollar General store proposed for Pittston

WNEP among stations bought by TEGNA for $740 million

FirstEnergy: Cost to close plants tops $900M


Marathon trial in Bucks double homicide ends as jurors prepare to deliberate

Troopers work with DNA lab to create images of suspect in ‘64 murder of Hazleton girl


Northwest to stop transporting students to schools outside 10-mile limit

Old Forge parents raise lockdown concerns

Panel talks social media at diocesan schools event

’Potentially credible threat’ results in closure of central Pa. middle, high schools

Penn State reaches financial settlement with Jerry Sandusky’s defunct charity, Second Mile

Villanova’s Jay Wright: Exits of Phil Martelli, Fran Dunphy a ‘sad day’ for Big 5–20190320.html

Officials: Temple U. mumps outbreak swells to 67 likely cases

Robert Morris University announces restructuring plans


Raja, Iovino square off in only debate in special election campaign

Josh Maxwell gets Dem nod for Chesco commissioner; Cozzone fails to get endorsement

Special election set for May 21 to replace State Rep. Brian Ellis


More sports-betting sites come online, revenue increases, and more Pa. gambling notes


‘My firearm would’ve saved me’: Raped as a Temple student, she now fights for gun rights

Local News

W-B set to target nuisance properties

County committee narrows proposed natural-gas rec funding awards

Luzerne Foundation hears funding pitches from nonprofits

Forum offers nonprofits a platform to request grants

Local start-ups try to lure investors at Pitch event

W-B Golf Club to make improvements to clubhouse

Lackawanna County commissioners award contract for first phase of Stauffer Industrial Park paving

City revenue boost vs. quality of life

Police enforcing speed limits in Shenandoah

Jeannette police cars to have ‘In God We Trust’ decals

Harrison loses chairmen of planning, recreation boards

It’s official: Jason Schaeffer is Leechburg’s new police chief

Union representing some Berks Heim workers approves new contract that includes concessions

Editorial: Scott’s bigoted comments detrimental to city

Miccarelli foes to Delco: Cancel transit contract

Effort aims to raise money for family of girl who died after fall from 4th-floor window

Local fire, medical units receive grants

On tour of the Slate Belt, officials describe the need to combat blight


Lt. Gov. Fetterman bringing marijuana listening tour to Beaver County

Should Pennsylvania legalize marijuana? Here’s what people said about legal weed in York

National News

Army bill for public records on contaminant: About $300,000

Opioid Crisis

Fentanyl-related overdose deaths up sharply among black Americans

Rite Aid and Harrisburg schools team to save young lives in opioid epidemic


Study: Philly among leaders in gentrification, which has pushed out people of color

Philly DA Larry Krasner: We took on mass incarceration, now we’re addressing mass supervision

Italian Market apartments are scaled back amid complaints, but parking plan still opposed

Swoon over this adorable rescued kitten, and then step up to help thousands of Philly’s other stray cats | Helen Ubiñas

From a Horn & Hardart can, democratic socialist and transgender candidate draw top Council ballot spots

Struggling South Philadelphia refinery suffers exodus of senior executives

Encampment closure was a success. It still wasn’t enough. | Editorial

Authorities uncover massive drug shipment at Philadelphia port


Council members seek ‘legal path’ for Pittsburgh’s proposed gun laws

Growing up through the cracks: Policing change brings cops up close with kids in poverty

Detroit-area authorities charge Chelsa Wagner and husband over hotel incident

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner charged with felonies in Detroit incident

Pitt social media study gives doctors new tools to fight vaccine opponents

Officials: NCAA wrestling and Rosfeld trial won’t clash

Officials: Convergence of Rosfeld trial, NCAA wrestling tourney shouldn’t create problems

Pittsburgh to use $3.5M PennDOT grant for Downtown pedestrian traffic signals

Traffic signal changes on Grant Street in Pittsburgh designed for pedestrian safety

Family Hospice closing its Mt. Lebanon residential care unit

Rosfeld Trial

Day 2 of Rosfeld trial: Witnesses describe Rosfeld’s demeanor after Antwon Rose II was shot

Witnesses: Rosfeld was crying, shaking, panicking, distraught after shooting Rose

Handle with care: Police must avoid G-20 errors with Rose protests

What to expect on Day 3 of the Rosfeld trial

Legal opinions vary on significance of testimony about Rosfeld’s emotions

State News

State College man shot as police try to serve mental health warrant

Pennsylvania hunters set 14-year record for deer harvest

Democratic ad maker stakes out Biden’s childhood home

DEP checking quarry’s asbestos fears

Delaware Canal State Park in focus for state initiative


Arnold Palmer airport eyes 2 millionth passenger, gets extra South Carolina flights

Cross Valley exit ramp in Plains Twp. will close April 1

Harrisburg seeks to shrink PennDOT’s massive 12-lane proposal for I-83


Trump attacks McCain again. President didn’t get a ‘thank-you’ for approving funeral

White House ignores dozens of House Democrats’ requests for documents

World News

After mosque attacks, New Zealand bans ‘military-style’ semi-automatic guns