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Students rally for affordable higher education

Efforts to salvage cash assistance for Pa.’s poorest citizens fail in the House

Bill could end aid for poor

House approves Topton land swap to aid Toad Creek bank stabilization project

Bill would require hands-only CPR training for high school students

State awards Carbon $158K for multiuse fire training facility project

State Sen. Bartolotta’s nurse practitioner bill passes committee

Chester County transportation projects get $725,000 in funding

Pray to unite, not divide

Divisive prayer at statehouse provides Movita Johnson-Harrell’s divine introduction to Harrisburg | Jenice Armstrong

Why weed? Pennsylvania has bigger issues than legalizing recreational marijuana | Opinion

Editorial: Tax relief for nuclear industry wouldn’t be mere bailout


As Wolf boosts natural gas tax plan, industry objects

Antwon Rose

Father of Antwon Rose II felt ‘bamboozled’ by verdict


J.C. Penney closing 27 more stores as sales deteriorate

Sunoco cuts ties with Armstrong County gas station over ‘offensive’ billboard

Bike shop gift card holder left feeling ‘betrayed’

NASCAR champ Joey Logano talks about safety with Shell workers

Catholic Church

‘They’re all out to destroy me,’ Philly native Bishop Michael Bransfield says of abuse lawsuit


3 to graduate from county drug treatment court

Berks County Prison Board discusses program to curb addiction

Fatal DUIs increase in Pennsylvania’s rural counties and fall closer to cities


Lead levels still elevated in water at Erie school

Glen Mills hit with federal lawsuit by former students alleging abuse

Contracts for new Wilkes-Barre Area High School total $88.2M

W-B Area conditionally awards construction contracts for new school

New Scranton school director begins making late tax payments

Scranton School Board won’t shoot straight

Students honor local notable women

IUP student wins Biden Courage Award for stopping assault near campus

2,000 at Temple University get shots amid mumps outbreak

Wilkes, Lackawanna join in degree program


37th Senate District Race: Taking care of the troops

37th Senate District race: Greatness is within our grasp

Butler County Republicans chose candidate for special election to replace Brian Ellis

Commissioner Cerilli to give campaign money from man tied to human trafficking case to human trafficking task force

Dems nominate Hammond for 33rd District election

Health Care

Flu activity ‘decreased sharply’ last week in Pennsylvania, state says

Erie-area patients resigned to switching doctors

Local News

Dozens of local municipalities receiving gambling grants

County Council OKs new contract with probation/domestic relations officers

WB targets trash, problem properties during ‘Taking it to the Streets’

Lehman Twp. woman organizing effort to challenge stormwater fee

TL honors winners of Readers’ Choice Awards

Proposed change to city alcohol law clears first hurdle

Vine Manor, Vine West score improvement work continues

North Huntingdon donates used police car to Norwin

Lower Burrell councilman on harassment conviction: ‘I will be vindicated’

Berks County deputy sheriff wounded in accidental shooting at county services center

Reading council, chief surprised by proposal to move money from community policing to job training

National News

Winning $768M Powerball ticket sold in Wisconsin

Natural Gas

Contentious crowd rejects shale well proposal at Edgar Thomson mill site

Opioid Crisis

‘Mistreatment’ centers shouldn’t be adding to the opioid crisis | Editorial

Highlands hosting program on opioid addiction for middle, high school students and families

New Pa. program will try to keep roofs over heads of people addicted to opioids


As VisionQuest works to house undocumented immigrant children, a North Philly neighborhood speaks out

Philly school board set to decide: Should all high schools use metal detectors?

Sure, there are plenty of hacks in the Philly primary. But there are reasons for hope. | Mike Newall

CCP faculty overwhelmingly votes to give union leaders right to call a strike; walkout could occur as soon as next week

Christ Church steeple is leaning, and help is on the way to set things straight

Man who accused Philly cop of framing him is freed after serving 10 years of a life sentence for murder

Freed from prison in 2006, Philly native faces another 16 months behind bars due to apparent clerical error

Lawsuits say 3 Philly hotels ignored sex slavery on their properties

Developer Alterra pays $17M for semi-demolished church site in West Philly


City Council gives tentative approval of gun-control bills in wake of Tree of Life shooting

Pittsburgh’s controversial gun legislation passes first hurdle

Pittsburgh Public Schools board approves new magnet, CTE programs

Hazelwood Green site will receive $10M in funding

Pittsburgh Fringe Festival moves to East End for 2019

Compromise pending in plan to release child sex predator in Pittsburgh

Battling anti-vaxxers: Pitt study may show a way forward

Point Park partnering with Penguins, Cavs on esport tourney

River, a four-legged fixture on Grant Street, resigning as Pittsburgh’s canine ambassador

State News

Poll: Strong support for legalizing pot in Pa., not so much backing for President Trump

Voters back legal pot, higher minimum wage

Most in Pa. support raising minimum wage to $12 per hour: F&M Poll

Franklin & Marshall poll explores Pennsylvanians’ views on nuclear power, legalizing marijuana and more

Majority in Pa. say marijuana should be legal: F&M Poll

Pennsylvanians still favor nuclear power but are less sure of how to bail it out

North Versailles shuts down retirement complex

Kathleen Kane’s downfall: Former AG was a victim of her worst impulses

In 2020, let’s focus on women all year long | Opinion

Allergy season will be rough in NEPA

Special Olympics Pa. could face major funding cut under Trump’s education budget plan


County to display plans for Latrobe Brewery Bridge replacement


DeVos defends plan to eliminate Special Olympics funding