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Stakeholders, state officials discuss impact of closing SCI-Retreat

Senate poised to send Wolf Sunday hunting bill

Pennsylvania low wage experimenter

Rep. Markosek accused of driving under influence

Pa. lawmaker was within legal alcohol limit when he was stopped: police


FBI investigates Pa. Gov. Wolf administration’s pipeline permits – yes, that Gov. Wolf

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf says he’s got nothing to hide on pipeline permitting


They’re on a mission to create 10,000 jobs by 2025 for people with autism and other developmental disabilities

Citizens Bank closing at Market Street Square

Berks County mushroom farm pays $200,000 to settle sexual harassment lawsuit

Coventry Corners to close stores in Berkshire and Coventry malls


Death penalty hearing opens for New Kensington cop killer

Officer Brian Shaw’s mother to Rahmael Holt: ‘I will never forgive you’

Philly man may get clemency after 25 years in prison. Now, Delaware County’s prosecuting him on a ‘92 theft.

After 6 hours of deliberation, Sean Kratz jury still without verdict in Bucks County murders


Study provide ‘sobering view of education funding statewide

Supporters of Pa.’s first community college to open in 25 years still pushing for approval

‘Yale or Harvard would never do this’: Grads upset Penn Law changed name after $125 million gift

Ex-Obama chief of staff warns of job dislocation


Westmoreland could add special election for state House seat to April’s primary ballot

County resists Pennsylvania’s push for new voting machines

Luzerne County seeking to avoid Plymouth special election

Election board makes it official after oversight

Write-in votes pick supervisors, council members


Frigid temperatures can’t cool enthusiasm for Hempfield mini casino

Health Care

Insulin rationing led to daughter’s death, Lehigh Valley woman says. High cost forces many diabetics to do the same.

A Philly woman’s broken back and $36,000 bill shows how some health insurance brokers trick consumers into skimpy plans

Irwin police get new pact; 3%-4% raises

Local News

Board delays changes to Wilkes-Barre’s pensions, awaits word on sewer system sale

City postpones pension vote amid sewer system proposal

County could hire new health care firm for LCCF

Luzerne County Election Board member resigns

New, improved Wi-Fi system coming to Mohegan Sun Arena

VA to host town hall on Dec. 17

5% tax hike proposed in 2020 Hazleton budget

Jeannette shuts down hemp drying facility

2 Alle-Kiski communities reschedule municipal meetings

West Deer, Fawn to receive $100,000 each for Bairdford Park, road improvement projects

Kutztown library celebrates 70 years serving community

Board rules Mayor Wally Scott violated Reading’s charter

Christmas tree to illuminate downtown Reading with 4,000 lights

Monaca awarded $500K state grant for streetscape renovations

Helfrich calls for state pension, health care reform in first budget hearing

Delco officials raise stink over odors, leak, launch criminal probe

Dems unveil transition website, invite public to take part

National News

Bishop DiMarzio, a sex-abuse investigator, is accused of sexual misconduct

In closing arguments, prosecutors urge the jury to convict Roger Stone for lying

Dangerous ‘superbugs’ on the rise, new CDC report says

The Supreme Court is thinking about giving police a new excuse to pull you over | Opinion

Opioid Crisis

Shapiro: Meeting Thursday will ‘dot i’s’ on opioid settlement process

Safe disposal: Special bags for unused opioid pills will help many


Philly’s controller says only 30% of soda tax revenue has been spent. She wants more transparency.

Philly’s trash truck drivers crashed 2,000 times, avoided discipline, and cost taxpayers $4.8 million.

Philadelphia’s legacy art museums work to attract a woke generation with frank talk and better amenities

Christmas Village is adding a Ferris wheel

Pension costs continue to burden Philly School District, report says

Wage tax refunds could be coming soon for Philadelphia’s poorest workers


Couple shot to death found in parked car in Homewood

Allegheny County DA’s office seeks victims of Berks County company

Allegheny County Council holding 2 budget hearings, no property tax hike next year

Low-cost FlixBus begins Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., service Thursday

City’s yard waste collection is Saturday

Brian O’Neill: City and schools in a fight over money

Pittsburgh ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant falls to high school physics teacher in Tournament of Champions

Greene County native Pete Putila emerges as Pirates GM candidate

URA to vote on $1.6 million purchase of former Hill District grocery property

State News

State awards $5.5M in transportation grants for region

Auditor General urges proactive state response to combat climate change

State Auditor General: Climate change could be costing Pa. hundreds of millions

West Chester-based day-care chain settles discrimination suit after expelling 3-year-old girl over potty training

Gisele Fetterman: We owe it to ourselves and our history to protect the Dreamers

Marsy’s law opponents should drop lawsuit

Marsy’s Law for PA – the wrong solution for an undefined problem | Opinion

Marine donates his uniform so hit-and-run victim can be buried in it

Trooper claims ex, boss conspired to ruin his life with child sex assault claims

Trooper cleared of sex abuse alleges ex, boss concocted‘plot to destroy him’

Scranton nursing home sued for sexual assault of patient


Imperfect progress: Cashless tolls carry an array of questions, concerns

Single-lane restrictions planned on Routes 28, 65

Klein Transportation rolling out bus stop from Reading to NYC and Thanksgiving trips to Philadelphia

Speed cameras in Pennsylvania work zones: What you need to know


Inside the first Trump impeachment hearing: A resonant voice and damaging new details

How Pa’s members of Congress reacted to the first day of impeachment hearings

Toomey offers resolution asserting presidents cannot ban fracking