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Pa. road and bridge construction projects could be shut down in days, putting thousands out of work

PennDOT’s $600 million funding shortfall threatens thousands of jobs; Pennsylvania lawmakers look for solution

Trump plans to attend GOP election hearing with Giuliani in Gettysburg

Reports: President Trump to appear at Gettysburg on Wednesday

Coronavirus – COVID-19

As COVID cases surge in Pa., contact tracers frustrated by lack of cooperation

Pa. officials urge people with covid to cooperate with contact tracing

Burdened by surging cases, Pa. rationing contact tracing efforts

DCNR sends out-of-state park visitors without a negative COVID test packing

Pennsylvania adds 6,669 new covid-19 cases

Pa. reports 3,900 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Cases increase in Philly, New Jersey.

Allegheny County reports 1st child death from covid-19, new record 7-day case total

COVID-19 risk substantial for Luzerne County gatherings

How much of a risk is Thanksgiving? Researchers in Georgia may have an answer

Westmoreland County sets records for 3 covid-19 statistics

169 more coronavirus cases for Berks County in state reporting

Five more residents die from COVID-19 at Cumberland County nursing home: officials

State plans new testing sites as new COVID-19 cases remain high

Rite Aid updates COVID-19 testing program

First 6.4 million doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine could go out in mid-December to health-care workers

My 88-year-old patient said COVID-19 wasn’t keeping him from a holiday party. Here’s how I responded. | Expert Opinion

Give thanks for frontline workers who keep our loved ones, society, and democracy alive | Editorial

School public on COVID vaccines


Pennsylvania certifies its presidential election results, officially declaring Joe Biden the winner

Pennsylvania certifies election; Biden wins by 80K votes

Pa. attorneys urge court to toss petition of Rep. Mike Kelly, Sean Parnell

Hazard pay approved for Westmoreland election workers

How state political parties helped big money pay for this year’s elections | Analysis


The ‘cult’ of John Fetterman has a national following. What could that mean for his political future?


Law enforcement prepares to enforce alcohol bans at bars, restaurants on Thanksgiving Eve

Western Pa. bar, restaurant owners rankled over ban on Thanksgiving Eve alcohol sales

Thanksgiving eve beer and alcohol sales restrictions deliver another blow to Lehigh Valley bars and restaurants, owners say

Poconos ski industry optimistic, despite coronavirus, mild winter forecast

Some restaurants volunteer to close dining rooms, resort to online ordering as COVID cases spike

Shell reports 77 active cases, doubles holiday testing capabilities


Former Chester County sheriff and her boyfriend charged with theft for improper K-9 unit comp time

SCI Mahanoy reports first death of inmate with COVID-19

Allenwood Federal Penitentiary on virtual lockdown amid spike in COVID-19 cases


Man dies in McKees Rocks shooting

Bicyclist shot in Downtown after alleged argument with motorist

2 men killed in separate Philly shootings

‘He did the right thing and they killed him for it’: Mom says son was shot in Center City for testifying


Online or in school? Districts weigh options before telling Pa. their plans under new COVID-19 rules

More schools go remote as state guidelines tighten

Lincoln University awarded grant to expand study abroad

MCCC offers tuition assistance program to help unemployed students

Wilkes University reports 35 students with COVID-19, 112 in isolation or quarantine


Few dozen on hand for grand opening of Live! Casino at Westmoreland Mall

Local News

Scranton to test wastewater to help stop spread of COVID-19

Scranton mask makers help Santa’s elves stay safe during pandemic

Farmers market has great season

As the pandemic threatens to leave many in Berks County hungry, Helping Harvest steps up to feed them

Delaware County computer network disrupted; officials investigating criminal activity

Luzerne County Council approves sale of former juvenile detention center

Wilkes-Barre City Hall employee says he lobbied for mayor’s budget on own time

Westmoreland plans $345M budget for 2021 without increasing taxes

New Jersey

N.J. cops must wear body cameras under new laws the state’s governor just signed


Philly’s Black-led charter schools are treated unfairly, new group says

Small business Saturday will be vastly different this year but special discounts will still hold

PGW is at crossroads — and that should concern everyone | Opinion

University of the Arts faculty in Philadelphia have voted to unionize

Teen to face trial for murder in stabbing deaths of his foster mother and a 20-year-old man

Philly Council delays plan to arm all city cops with tasers


Property taxes unchanged under budget approved by Allegheny County Council

‘We wish we had a crystal ball’: Food bank leader expects heightened need to persist

Black-led community spotlight: Anti-poverty group Circles is getting a new start, channeling focus to boosting Black homeownership and entrepreneurship

New design of massive Strip District office complex gets some support

Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster donates Thanksgiving meals to seniors

State News

Pa. has a State Plan on Aging? Here’s what you need to know about this important document | Ray E. Landis