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Hearing set for Thursday on bill in honor of Kayden Mancuso

Backers of proposed ‘red flag’ gun law in Pennsylvania support end-around to get things moving

Lawmakers may let officials in small municipalities have higher salaries

The number of disabled people who live at state-run centers has dwindled. That doesn’t mean closing them isn’t controversial

Betting on the sun: Pennsylvania should offer greater incentives for solar power


Uber lays off 350 employees in Eats, autonomous vehicles

SEPTA contractor USSC, designing a smoother bus ride, seeks 172 workers in Exton

‘Mini Indicators’ talk spotlights economic trends

Five area department stores converting to off-price Gordmans within the year


Special patrols in Scranton lead to 85 arrests, more than 1,000 total contacts

Upset no penalty was called, angry dad ‘storms’ field during youth football game, grabs 8-year-old player by arm, police say–20191014-wdo4twflkrh6fd4s7hpwfh3acy-story.html

Radnor police issue 200 citations for underage drinking


Carrie Underwood, Dick’s Sporting Goods donate $100K to girls sports programs

At this Main Line private school, campus construction becomes a lab to teach students

Penn Law students of color want ‘racist’ professor fired


Pa. GOP returns donation from indicted Giuliani associate

What to watch for at the 4th Democratic presidential debate

Violent spoof video of Trump killing his critics shows how memes have reshaped politics

State senate special election: Who is seeking the Democratic nomination?

Health Care

Penn’s genital herpes vaccine is a winner in animals. Next up: testing on humans

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital worker featured on ‘Good Morning America’

Competition spurs better bang-for-buck in Western Pa.’s Medicare Advantage market

Research: Depression leads reasons for mental health hospitalizations

Allentown residents warned of possible measles exposure

Local News

Sparring continues over voting machine selection

County budget work sessions start tonight

W-B budget unveiled today; no tax hike for 2020

Remembering career lawman Daniel J. Beky

Free screening of new holiday movie in Pittston

Death probed after possible gas leak

Dunmore mayor vetoes controversial landfill ordinance

Developer does not have to repay state grant for failed Honesdale project

Carbon recognizes DVSC’s efforts

Vote delayed on controversial Beech Hollow Energy plant in Washington County

Greensburg officials to declare emergency after public works fire

Former Army chief to speak at fundraiser for Westmoreland War on Terror monument

Leechburg annual meeting to include screening of historical footage

Project aims to make Alle-Kiski Valley section of Rachel Carson Trail safer

Berks breast cancer group offers new programs

Community rallies to help Birdsboro-area volunteer firefighter whose family was displaced by fire

Residents voice support for Northern Berks police chief

Reading City Council backs plan for triage center for homeless

Putting faith into action, Family Promise of the Lehigh Valley helps five homeless families get back on their feet

National News

Too many unanswered questions about vaping | Editorial

California becomes the 1st state to mandate later start times for middle and high schools

LeBron James says Daryl Morey ‘wasn’t educated’ on China before he sent his tweet

Fort Worth officer charged with murder, jailed on $200K bond

They swerved from Canada into the U.S. to avoid an animal on the road. Now they and their baby are in custody.

British family detained in Pa. by ICE: ‘We will be traumatized for the rest of our lives


Girls, 4 and infant, and father shot dead in Northeast Philly

Philly woman sues Wildwood cops over violent beach arrest caught in viral video

‘Their win is our win’: Why some Philly-area workers see the GM strike as their own

Lightbox Film Center, Philly’s mainstay for avant-garde and independent cinema, to move to Broad Street

Transgender comedian and Philly native Daphne Dorman dies by suicide

The Ben Franklin and SLA asbestos crisis is a symptom of a bigger disease | Opinion

As Fairhill reels from weekend shooting, a reminder of government’s role in preventing trauma | Opinion

This week, citywide table talks aim to strengthen communities through honest conversations | Opinion


Coalition to U.N.: Human rights in Pittsburgh are lagging for people of color, people with low incomes

City begins projects to calm traffic, protect bikers and walkers in South Side, Oakland

Speed bumps coming to streets in Pittsburgh’s South Side, Oakland

1600 Smallman Street project in the Strip restarts after fire

‘Stronger Than Hate’ designer’s creation endures as a reminder as well as an inspiration

County Executive Fitzgerald, opponent Drozd, participate in voter forum

State News

It’s been 2 years since they said #MeToo. 6 local women on what’s changed — and what hasn’t.

Sexual assault cases are complex, traumatic for victims

Rabies cases have risen, but this level may become routine

Msgr. Michael Matusak, retired Greensburg Diocese priest at center of abuse probe, dead at 69

Pa. Game Commission to have public meetings on chronic wasting disease

PPL in merger talks with Connecticut utility to form $67 billion company


Work begins to repair landslide damage on Reis Run Road in Ross

Pittsburgh-to-New York train to add baggage car for bikes

Klein Transportation expands bus service in Berks and Lehigh counties to New York City–service-in-berks-and-lehigh-counties-to-nyc

Penn Street Bridge takes on monumental look

Bucks County’s landmark covered bridges getting $2.5M overhaul


Trump’s ex-Russia adviser tells impeachment investigators of Giuliani’s efforts in Ukraine