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Drag election laws into 21st century

After assault accusations, Rep. Nick Miccarelli to leave House post with benefits, pension intact

Editorial: Economic reality overtaking state policymakers’ hopes


Gov. Tom Wolf: Rising cost of turnpike tolls ‘driving business away’ from Pa.

Pennsylvania education secretary Pedro Rivera speaks to Albright students


Sneaker King will close its original Plains Twp. Store

Catholic Church

Lawsuit filed against bishops, Diocese of Scranton

Suit filed against Diocese of Scranton and former priest alleges cover-up of sexual abuse

Abusive priest, diocese hit with lawsuit

Accused priest spent many years in county


Ex-Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane to be jailed by Thursday morning

Kathleen Kane ordered to report to prison by Thursday

Paradise Twp. shooting suspect: ‘I don’t know why I did it’

Police: One shot dead at municipal building in the Poconos

Official shot dead in Monroe County municipal building

19-year-old man critically wounded in shooting near Sto-Rox Junior/Senior High School

Central court shrinking Luzerne County prison population, new report says

Christy faces more charges in new federal indictment

Mental illness plagued suspected Sheldon Park shooter for decades, police say

Troopers make 181 DUI arrests in Western Pa. over Thanksgiving weekend


War of words over Plum teacher situation escalates with district-wide email

New PIAA football playoff brackets draw criticism

High school graduation rates in Pa.: Harrisburg ranks low, but what about other schools?

Reading elementary school gets renovated playground


Davis concedes her Senate race, but challenges to Pa. election policy

Westmoreland approves final results in Nov. 6 elections


Few details released in heavily redacted application for Westmoreland mini casino

Local News

Luzerne County Council approves 911 communications upgrade consultant

PPL Foundation awards grant to Earth Conservancy

MCOG will meet Friday

Businessman John Basalyga loses tax appeals on parking garage, office building in downtown Scranton

Lackawanna County receives nearly $900,000 for parks, playgrounds and trails

Firm revising plans in effort to install state-of-the-art electronic billboard in West Whiteland

New Kensington mayor’s annual Christmas dinner set for Dec. 7

Large trucks continue to cause problems in downtown Greensburg

Former Reading Mayor Warren Haggerty dies at age 63

Reading City Council wants to know if parking authority will pay up

Reading Rising 2.0 celebrates city success stories

Harrisburg mayor presents 2019 budget: Here are the highlights

National News

America’s hidden toll of gun violence: shooting victims face lifelong disabilities and financial burdens

Mississippi Senate election: Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith overcomes ‘public hanging’ comments to win runoff

US sued for $60 million after infant in detention later died in Philadelphia

Do GM cuts signal the end of sedans?

Natural Gas

Allegheny Township property owners taking fracking fight to Pa. Supreme Court

Proposed change to Dallas Twp. zoning laws may help gas companies


Philly airport plans $5.5M land purchase to expand planned air-freight complex footprint

How’s local control going? On a ‘historic’ day, mayor, school board weigh in

Families sue Archdiocese of Philadelphia over sexual abuse of 3 preschoolers

Demand for Philly warehouse space prompts developers to start building without tenants in hand

In testimony, Bob Brady aide punches back at prosecutors

At 9-plus inches, Philly is a shower away from a November rain record

Center City’s historic Stephen Girard Building to become hotel under Hilton’s Canopy brand

Philadelphia’s ‘mothball fleet’: uncertain future awaits ships docked at Navy Yard

It’s time to end Philly’s archaic Councilmanic prerogative land deals for good | Editorial

Philly homeowners at risk if City Council undoes anti-squatters bill | Opinion

Philly’s Present to the City


The one-month point after the Tree of Life shooting draws hundreds to reflect

Chaplain injured in Tree of Life mass shooting released from UPMC

15-year-old dead after being shot in head in North Braddock

Pittsburgh councilwoman returns to work after head-on wreck

Pittsburgh councilwoman returns to work 3 weeks after head-on crash

Pittsburgh federal grand jury indicts sisters, their employees, in multimillion-dollar Medicaid scheme

County Controller: Lack of oversight cost time, money on road and bridge projects

Two shot in Pittsburgh’s Elliott neighborhood

Former Boy Scout leader dies 15 years after Downtown robbery left him paralyzed

State News

Chesco DA, state police union push for resolution of suit over ‘do not use’ list

Hearing gives Beaver County residents look at plan to control contamination from Little Blue Run

Regional Day of Giving donations top $1M goal

Pa. receives federal aid for severe storms in August

Climate petition calls on Pa. to cut emissions through cap-and-trade system

Pa. auditor general calls for comprehensive action on gun safety


Flooding delays reopening of East Deer bridge

Over 1,000 crashes investigated over holiday weekend

Meeting about Green Ridge Bridge repairs draws 30 with concerns, suggestions


Trump slams Fed chair, questions climate change and threatens to cancel Putin meeting

Trump backs use of ‘very safe’ tear gas on crowd of migrants

Democrat Susan Wild sworn in to Congress from Pennsylvania