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Diamonds to lawmakers behind hospital closure reform bills | Times Leader

Local drug prevention organization speaks out about Pa. Senate vote to ban safe injection sites – WPXI

3 welfare fraud bills clear Pa. Senate, head to state House | News |

Langerholc bill seeks special prosecutor for crimes on Philadelphia public transit | News |

Pennsylvania Senate Backs Bill to Narrow Philly Commuter Tax – NBC10 Philadelphia (

Bipartisan support shown for new Pennsylvania rail safety legislation (

Bill to change wage tax for remote workers passes Pa. Senate (

Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visits Delaware County Technical High School – Delco Times

Local leaders call for $5B to protect Pa. kids from lead, asbestos | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PA rent, property tax rebates may get budget boost · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania House passes bill to broaden LGBTQ+ protections | WITF

EMS agencies in 44 Pennsylvania counties send letter to Gov. Shapiro expressing concerns – WPXI

‘Blessing of the balers’ held at Pennsylvania Capitol (

Shapiro touts proposed expansion to property tax, rent rebate program for seniors, Pennsylvanians with disabilities – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Josh Shapiro signs first bill, expands Pa. health insurance coverage for breast cancer screenings | WITF

Trio of Shapiro cabinet picks win Senate confirmation | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Gov. Shapiro Visits Erie, Touts Budget Proposal – Erie News Now | WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA

Clean water advocates call on General Assembly to support pollution reduction efforts, legislation – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Dunkin’ to offer free coffee to nurses (

Penn State estimates that about 50 full-time, non-contract employees will lose their jobs this year | WITF

‘A destination’: Boscov’s continues to thrive when other retailers are unable to survive –

The best subscription boxes for mom this Mother’s Day –

Two Pa. plants to close; more than 300 people to be laid off –


Half a million at-home COVID-19 tests sold at CVS may be contaminated with bacteria, FDA says –


35-year-old man killed in hit-and-run in Pa.: report –

Grandpa picking up kids crashes car through middle school wall –


Penn unionizing efforts grow, thousands of student workers organize (


Political affiliation misleading in PA school races · Spotlight PA

Luzerne County: Who’s Running For Office? (

The 2023 Democratic primary for Allegheny Co. DA. The issues, the candidates – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Candidates vie for 3 district judge seats in Cumberland County –


Vineyard owners use nature to defeat spotted lanternflies | Pennsylvania |

She ripped up her manicured lawn, and challenged the norms of gardening stories : NPR


Electric bus transition fraught with complications | Pennsylvania |

State News

With pandemic SNAP benefits expired, central Pa. food banks see sharp rise in people seeking help | WITF

May 4: Getting Things Done? – PoliticsPA

Ups and Downs – PoliticsPA

Pa.-bred Angel of Empire’s bloodlines served as an early clue of his talent on the racetrack –

Pa. attorney general announces payouts from TurboTax settlement –

Swastikas found drawn in classroom condemned by central Pa. university president –

Highest-rated free things to do in Pennsylvania, according to Tripadvisor | ABC27

New furry friend coming to the Erie Zoo (

Pennsylvania amusement ride celebrating 50 years of thrills and chills (

Pennsylvania, you could be owed money if you used TurboTax (

Pennsylvania State Rep. faces charges regarding DUI crash (

National News

Biden administration’s controversial rule raising fees for those with good credit goes into effect | National |

California, New York attorneys general launch discrimination probe into NFL | California |

Americans’ banking fears worst since 2008 financial crisis | National |

Wave of transgender health care bans has roots in past debates – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Bernie Sanders unveils push for $17/hr. federal minimum wage, citing state increases – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

500 pounds of ‘illegal dumped pasta’ found in N.J. woods –

New Hampshire’s Old Man of the Mountain Still Bewitches – The New York Times (

Living and Breathing on the Front Line of a Toxic Chemical Zone – The New York Times (

Nikki Haley, on the Trail in South Carolina, Says, ‘Yes, I Am in My Prime’ – The New York Times (

Biden to Name Air Force Chief to Top Military Post, Officials Say – The New York Times (

Senators Make Bid to Extend Expulsion Authority as Title 42 Expiration Looms – The New York Times (

Justice Dept. Intensifying Efforts to Determine if Trump Hid Documents – The New York Times (

Jordan Neely chokehold death: Homeless advocates call for action : NPR

Meet Julie Chávez Rodríguez, Biden’s 2024 campaign manager : NPR

Kentucky Derby: Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. suspended after horse deaths : NPR

Local News

Harrisburg police respond to incident that ends with man exiting building –

Central Pa. waxing salon owner sexually assaulted clients: state police –

New center for veterans opens in downtown Harrisburg (

Renovations almost done at Children’s Lake in Boiling Springs (

Harrisburg play raises awareness about hair discrimination, CROWN Act | ABC27

DUI simulator experience held in Adams County (

Former Lancaster County Drug Task Force leader sentenced for theft (

Lancaster County man sentenced for fatal fentanyl delivery (

This Bethlehem barber is carrying on a three-generation legacy of cutting hair and serving the community (

Brazilian wax salon owner in Schuylkill County arrested (

Allentown City Council will vote on a measure to send social workers to some 911 calls as soon as next month (

George Taylor House featured on ‘Ghost Hunters’ (

Judge sentences man to up to 60 years in prison for leading police on high-speed chase | Poconos and Coal Region |

“Mr. Kippy” shares his passion for reading through storytelling | Good News |


Duquesne’s new grant match program targets transfer students as way to boost enrollment |

Incorrect, undated mail-in ballots won’t be counted in Westmoreland County |

Morning roundup: $1 million winning lottery ticket sold in Charleroi |

Bike to Work Day to offer free bikeshare rides, coupons, and beverages to cyclists |

Resident looks to block 117-unit apartment development in Shadyside |

Pittsburgh man pleads guilty to 2019 birthday party murder in Homewood, gets 10 to 20 years |

Not so fast: Appeal challenges zoning board approval of big Shadyside apartment project | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Man killed in Butler County crash was newspaper printer 2 weeks from retirement | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New Pittsburgh police chief Larry Scirotto: What to know and what comes next | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When Pittsburgh Symphony’s brand-new piano needed a tuneup, Steinway stepped in | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

What, when, and how much? Proper carb-loading before running in a marathon – CBS Pittsburgh (

Cat found with severe burns in New Kensington on the road to recovery – CBS Pittsburgh (


Philly Proud Boys president Zach Rehl’s sedition conviction for Capitol riot was based largely on his own words (

Philly mayor 2023: How the front-runners’ TV ad war is getting nastier by the day (

Police fatally shot an armed man during a foot chase in North Philly, PPD says (

Reading Terminal Market power outage: List of vendors affected (

The old Barnes Foundation is the new Maguire Art Museum, which opens May 6 (

Philly mayor’s race: All the candidates support expanding street sweeping. Here’s what to know about the current sweeping program. (

Sheriff Bilal backtracks on claim that her primary opponent funded criticism of her office (

In the Philly mayoral race, candidates have been shaped by their neighborhoods (

Philadelphia-area commencements feature officials, entertainers | Local News |

Jeremy Winston Chorale gives inspired concert for Forten family exhibit | Music |

Philadelphia mayoral race hones in on crime policies | Local News |

Pennsylvania auditor general calls for financial literacy in public schools | Local News |


Pa.’s Casey joins colleagues on bill improving housing for grandparents raising grandkids – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘Grandfamily’ legislation would help elders in integrational housing raising children (

Sen. Fetterman: Depression isn’t a Dem or GOP issue; it’s a human issue (

Fetterman talks depression, says he’s ‘fit to serve’ in new interview (