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Legislation would establish security grants for synagogues and other institutions in Pa.

Pa. corrections secretary draws more fire for remarks about planned prison closing, and he says he deserves it

Bill to allow 3 Sunday hunting days tweaked in state House

Three more changes made to Sunday hunting bill, House vote to come soon

Sunday deer hunting on target to become a reality in Pennsylvania

Bill would exclude volunteer fire, rescue squads from Right-to-Know requests

Pashinski bill could spell trouble for the vaping industry

Proposed legislation could eliminate candidates from cross-filing

‘The stakes are too high’: Climate skeptics meet their own critics at state House committee hearing

Pa. Republican boss Tabas sticks by defense of lawmakers’ controversial campaign spending

Fire chiefs hope Sainato bill isn’t last step

I almost died because of insurance prior authorization rules. Pennsylvania has legislation to fix them. | Opinion

Security isn’t religious issue for state

Senate right to deal house

Pa.’s hospitals are fighting for nurses’ safety. Here’s how | Opinion


Urban Outfitters’ Anthropologie opens home goods, furniture outlet near Pittsburgh

New Dollar General store in Nanticoke plans grand opening

New Manufacturers Resource Center leader wants to continue building


Police search for gunman after triple shooting in Jeannette leaves 1 dead

1 dead, 2 injured in Jeannette shooting

Greensburg doctor admits illegal distribution of opioid addiction drug

Westmoreland prison population surge expected to be temporary

10 charged in drug gang slayings, including quadruple murder

10 members of drug ring charged with 6 murders in Reading

Lackawanna County OYFS caseworkers charged in child endangerment case

‘This is about using our budget dollars wisely’: Pa. Corrections Dept. establishes new guidelines for former inmates seeking help


Riverview schools to open Tuesday after threat deemed not credible

DEP sets ‘informal conference’ on W-B Area high school issue for after election

Finan recommends Scranton superintendent appointment

Pa. state commission postpones vote on controversial school mascot

Local News

Luzerne County $5 vehicle fee will be in effect another year

Wilkes-Barre’s third quarter balance near $6 million

Landfill attorneys: Dunmore mayor’s veto is invalid

Scranton city council, Shrive, talk easements in closed session

New ethics code rule trips up most Scranton mayor candidates

Concrete damage limits access to Latrobe parking garage while city looks for fix

Reading Mayor Wally Scott asks DA to reconsider filing criminal charges against former RAWA officials

Northern Berks police $43,000 over legal-fees budget

Use it or lose it: Bethlehem must spend $1.5 million

National News

Chance the Rapper’s Chicago teachers strike shoutout is a sign of the times

Opioid Crisis

Opioid presentation slated for tonight at LCCC


When real-life terrors make Philly residents leave their own neighborhoods for Halloween

At town hall on policing, Meek Mill, Malcolm Jenkins turn the mic over to residents

Rapper Meek Mill joins call for transparency in search for Philly’s new police chief

‘It’s not safe for kids to be in this school’: North Philadelphia parents demand answers about asbestos

This ‘breakthrough’ benefit for trans workers at Mazzoni Center could be a model for other employers

Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter promotes marijuana company

Cory Booker slams opponents for skipping Philly prison reform town hall: ‘Where are you? Seriously.’

Next week’s ballot questions: A mixed bag | Endorsement


Port Authority bus extracted from Downtown sinkhole; road closures indefinite

Activists call on Pittsburgh Public Schools to extend suspension ban up to 5th grade

World War II Bible of Pittsburgh man, found in Belgium, now ‘home’ with grandson in Clarion

Ex-city officer gets probation for lying to FBI about bank holdup

The worst U.S. stock market crash on record turns 90

Neighbors say city is falling short on Penn Plaza guarantees

Pittsburgh residents concerned about reconfiguration of East Liberty’s Enright Parklet

Pittsburgh yard-waste recycling scheduled for November

State News

Enough kids to open a day care: Activists push anew to shut down Berks detention center

Berks County commissioner working with state to find alternative use for residential center

Gov. Wolf and a Berks County official are plotting ways to close an immigrant detention center

Shapiro, other attorneys general, oppose EPA proposal

Judge OKs Aqua’s bid for Peoples Natural Gas, bringing deal one step closer

Continuing services: Successful mental health programs need funding

Is the world’s biggest Ouija board in Western Pa. or Massachusetts? Yes. No. Goodbye.

Giving circles, where people pool their money for charity, have quadrupled, especially among women

Newest PUC commissioner, Yanora, is from Northeast Pa.

Auditor General announces extra money for municipal pensions across Pennsylvania

DePasquale announces $6.85M in pension aid for county

Earth Conservancy receives $200K grant

DCNR plans grant workshop

New state liquor store in Luzerne plans grand opening

Which central Pa. nursing homes are among the best in the U.S. — and which are not?

Woman leaves 1-month-old baby with LANTA bus driver, walks away in tears, police say


SEPTA train hits, kills 16-year-old girl on Media/Elwyn line

Sections of Saw Mill Run closing for bridge replacement project

Restrictions lifted on Logans Ferry Road bridge near Plum-Lower Burrell border

County receives $2M from PennDOT for local bridge project


Army officer to testify he raised flags about Trump’s Ukraine call

Nancy Pelosi says House to vote this week on impeachment inquiry

Rep. Katie Hill vows to battle revenge porn, which critics blame for her downfall

Sen. Bob Casey offers bill requiring colleges disclose hazing incidents on their websites