Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania sees largest one-day spike in COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 is spreading so fast in the fall surge that Philly can no longer trace all cases, officials say as they warn the ‘worst’ could be ahead

Allegheny County covid-19 cases pass 15,000

Luzerne County has ‘substantial’ level of COVID-19 transmission

Lackawanna County’s COVID-19 cases still heavily centered in Scranton

Westmoreland County adds most new covid-19 deaths since May

Coronavirus cases blowing up: Berks County adds 131 amid state’s worst day

Arkoosh: ‘COVID-19 fall surge has arrived in Montgomery County’

Infection consultant will review Westmoreland Manor procedures amid virus outbreak

Mass testing begins at Berks County Prison after 2 staff members test positive for COVID-19

Geisinger restricts visitation due to increasing spread of COVID-19

Free covid-19 testing in Millvale, Penn Hills, Squirrel Hill

Trump administration again touts COVID-19 antigen tests, despite concerns of false results

Governor bans indoor dining in Chicago as virus cases rise: ‘We can’t ignore what is happening around us,’ he says


Pa. officials urge voters to hand deliver mail-in ballots; 1.1M still out

How Biden’s lead is different from Clinton’s — and why the polls are different this time

Map: How Donald Trump won Northampton County, a Pa. bellwether in 2016, and what it means for 2020

Incumbent state Senator Brewster faces GOP challenge from Lower Burrell attorney

Dauphin County 105th House legislative race: GOP incumbent Andrew Lewis v. Democrat Brittney Rodas

Two-term GOP congressman in Pa.’s 11th District hopes to fend off a progressive challenger

Mail delays worsen across Pa. and other swing states as election nears, judge rejects independent monitor

Worried about Election Day ‘poll watchers’? Here’s what to know

Controversy, confusion in WB as on-demand voting deadline passes

In-person voting ends in controversy

County council wants Barrett recusal request rescinded

Mail-in ballots protected

Pa. Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar had a big job overseeing election reform in Pa. And then COVID hit.


Argall unopposed, talks opposition to Wolf

Metcalfe has long leased added office

State senator proposes bill to fund 2 years of higher ed

Averting painful legislative session will require unprecedented collaboration | Opinion


Whistleblower statutes for companies’ COVID-19 safety violations aren’t being enforced enough, advocates say


Third man arrested in slaying of IUP student, Homewood native

Terrelle Pryor, girlfriend receive probation after both plead guilty in stabbing case

Seven-time DUI offender gets 2-7 years behind bars

Execution chamber isn’t the most lethal place for prisoners — local jails are


Pennsylvania schools need an additional $4.6 billion to close education gaps, new analysis finds

NEIU fears early intervention cuts due to lack of state funding

West Mifflin Area High School to be closed through Nov. 11 because of covid-19 cases among staffers

Many Berks school districts bypassing state advice for ‘substantial spread’ coronavirus counties


Still hampered by coronavirus, U.S. casinos want recovery aid

Local News

Tax ruling buys time for Scranton

Safe Berks, DA’s office join forces to support survivors of sexual assault

Western Berks fire commissioner earns title of chief fire officer, one of 1,500 worldwide

Reading delays decision on agreement with redevelopment authority

Bloomsburg passes nondiscrimination ordinance

National News

Dodgers beat Rays to win first World Series since 1988; Turner removed from game after positive test


Looting, skirmishes, follow peaceful protests over police abuse against Black people and killing of Walter Wallace Jr.

Spurts of violence erupt during second night of protests in Philadelphia

Walter Wallace Jr., 27, a ‘family man’ with many mental health crises and encounters with police

The police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. feels far too familiar to a weary West Philly community

City leaders respond to West Philly police shooting

Black clergy, community call fatal police shooting ‘barbaric’ and demand firing officers involved

MOVE member Pam Africa blames police for not deescalating encounter with Walter Wallace Jr.

Philly police had been called many times to Walter Wallace Jr.’s house, sources say, sparking questions about why he was shot

Walter Wallace Jr. would still be alive if he were a white man | Solomon Jones

Walter Wallace Jr.: A Black life that mattered | Jenice Armstrong

Philadelphia police, again, incapable of treating Black men as anything but a threat | Helen Ubiñas

Police officers who killed Walter Wallace Jr. wore body cameras. Release the footage. | Editorial

Center City Philadelphia’s jobs rebound, but still lag in the wake of the pandemic

As COVID-19 cases rise in Philly, doctors help care homes and addiction rehabs navigate outbreaks

I couldn’t save my child from gun violence. Now I’m voting to save yours. | Opinion


People gather at Tree of Life to pay respect

‘It seems like yesterday’: Pittsburgh marks 2 years since Tree of Life massacre

Pittsburgh police rules for drinking while undercover revealed at meeting

The Oakland home that launched Family House is coming down

Pittsburgh City Council to again consider Citizen Police Review Board contract with outside firm

Allegheny County Council begins budget hearing

Democrats encourage mail-in ballot voters to drop off Downtown, and skip the mail

Duquesne University, Housing Authority team up to battle health care inequities

Pitt students asked to ‘shelter-in-place’ before Thanksgiving break

State News

In two Pa. towns, two very different results for LGBTQ equality

Justice Barrett won’t be a friend to LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians | Opinion


Reactions to Barrett taking seat split along party lines

World News

Satellite photos show construction at Iran nuclear site