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Berks dairy farmers meet state Sen. Judy Schwank, discuss how to make milk production more profitable

Leaders talk jobs at event

Could a Lehigh Valley restaurant name a sandwich after a college athlete? Why local schools are paying close attention to ‘Fair Pay to Play’

Lyme disease group plans rally

Hard to justify tax incentive

Voters deserve real elections, not insider selections | Opinion

Editorial: Tobacco 21 is right choice for Pennsylvania


Five tips for redistricting in Pennsylvania from the most ungovernable state in the nation | PennLive Editorial


Governor signs new restrictions on robocalls in Pennsylvania


Contract talks continue amid GM strike

Berks County is now home to three commercial mead makers

Gardner Denver laying off 45


Unsealed Bucks court records reveal how decades of lies unraveled into cold-case murder arrest

Teenage girl pleads to murder of friend’s grandfather

U.S. Supreme Court denies Ciavarella petition, won’t hear appeal

Convicted ex-Lackawanna County commissioner denied furlough to earn CDL


Freeport Area nixes idea of student activity fees

Health officials’ claim of no cancer cluster angers Canon-McMillan crowd

W-B Area to spend $25,000 for study on new high school project

Scranton School District pledges better communication, student safety in wake of bomb threats

Reading teachers approve new contract, ending 35-day deadlock

Accusations of race-related bullying persist at Cumberland Valley schools as officials promise change

Pop-up exhibit on women’s rights on display at Downingtown East

Ex-prof’s strip club habit sticks Drexel University with $190K bill

Students angry with Shippensburg U’s communication after fatal shooting


A running list of candidates vying for former state Sen. Mike Folmer’s seat

As 75% of state moves on voting machines, Bucks continues to weigh its options

Health Care

Eastern Pa. hospital where 3 preemies died seeking source of bacteria

Geisinger releases statement on Danville infant deaths

For health care workers, the risk of violence is part of the job

Cancer patients often need this one basic thing to participate in clinical trials

Muscular dystrophy gene therapy at Penn shows promise in mice, dogs

Local News

Second rally held outside Children and Youth headquarters

Protesting county Children and Youth Services

Wilkes-Barre Shade Tree Commission trying to gather support and grow interest

County OKs $33 million loan for 911 upgrade, voting machines, old debt

Luzerne County OKs borrowing for new 911 and voting systems

Officials: No plans to reconsider Plymouth department

Local pierogi makers ready to celebrate National Pierogi Day

Scranton council wants answers after learning some sewer sale proceeds in jeopardy

Billboard company, Tarentum at odds over sign sought near Tarentum Bridge

Hempfield’s Valley Green golf course slated to close by end of year

Volunteers sought to plant 54 trees in Harrison

Group works to prevent childhood obesity among Latinos in Reading

Scum-covered Wyomissing pond an eyesore that stinks, worries neighbors

National News

Deal on new rail cars embroils SEPTA in U.S. suspicions of China manufacturer

American railroads are already in recession with no end in sight

Lawsuit says feds using immigration marriage interviews in Baltimore as a trap

Natural Gas

Report: Amount of Marcellus, Utica natural gas higher than in 2011


With their asbestos-tainted Philadelphia school building closed indefinitely, where will 1,000 students learn?

Philly DA’s Office launches a unit to prosecute employers for crimes against workers

Philly’s street sweeping pilot program will end this fall. Should it continue and expand?

Builders back changes to 10-year tax break as Philly City Council mulls next steps

Safehouse will face more legal hurdles, but those objections won’t hold up | Opinion

Unusually high mold count aggravating allergies in Philly area


Walkabout: Arts group plans reuse of massive Wilkinsburg ghost church

Police: Larimer shooting victim seeks help in nearby store

DA challenger criticizes Stephen Zappala during rally

Following unjust jailing of four teens, DA-candidate Lisa Middleman calls for change

Don’t let the bedbugs bite: Vigilance, awareness needed when taking on pests

Ellis School rolls out new financial aid strategy

Westmoreland County trust sought to pay Pittsburgh diocese’s sex abuse claims

Allegheny County releases partial data on swimming pool accident victims

State News

Yom Kippur offers time for self-reflection

State Game Commission seeks person who killed bald eagle in Westmoreland County

Archbald tobacco shop sells lottery ticket worth $500,000

Children found unconscious in Albany Township were discovered hanging from basement rafters, authorities say

Dispute arises over who gets credit for union escape clause in Pa. state government labor contracts

DCNR releases preliminary report on future of state parks

Navy responds to PFAS report


‘Senate Republicans have a big decision’ to make on impeachment: Five takeaways from our conversation with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey

Budget office estimates US deficit just under $1 trillion

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar files for divorce, citing an ‘irretrievable breakdown’ in her marriage

Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria

Berks County lawmakers warn against withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria

Two Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers criticize President Trump’s decision to pull back U.S. troops in Syria