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Families, staff denounce White Haven Center closure; Yudichak announces Harrisburg hearing

Support strong for White Haven Center

Pa. legislator proposes hurdles to paroling violent inmates

Rep. Bernstine plans bill to delay parole for violent inmates

Pa. state lawmakers among the highest paid in U.S., but they’re doing less and less actual lawmaking

Our view: Pass public worker safety bill


Will Governor Wolf finally bring change to charter school law? | Editorial


Federal court’s decision could allow Uber drivers to sue the company

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO signs letter seeking Senate action on gun safety bills

Build-A-Bear opens new workshop at Walmart

Hampton Inn & Suites opens near Kutztown University

Pa. business advocates celebrate Trump’s Clean Water rollback


2 detained after woman found dead in McKeesport park; vehicle in case found in Washington County

2 people in custody, 1 flees police in connection to woman’s body found in McKeesport park

Federal government helps Bucks County go after drug traffickers and suppliers with new designation

Ex-elementary school teacher gets federal probation for role in cross-country coke ring

Alleged priest abuse victim can remain anonymous, judge rules

Berks doctor ran opioid ‘pill mill,’ investigators say

Two Money Rules Everything gang members charged in Bethlehem homicide where victim was burned alive

SCI-Retreat Closing: Prisons should never be a community’s economic development strategy | Opinion

Third man dies after back-to-back shootings Wednesday night, coroner says


Pa. to launch review of its science standards that may include emphasis on helping students think like scientists

North Pocono approves new teachers contract, nine months early

Childhood cancers in the Canon-McMillan School District prompt a series of public meetings

Harrisburg school leaders getting close to accurate budget, might eliminate jobs

Expanded office for program that helps low-income students attend college

One too many?: Drinking on campus a sobering idea


Key takeaways from the 2020 Democratic candidates’ debate

‘Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,’ O’Rourke declares

Health Care

Hahnemann’s transplant program is moving to a new home in West Reading

Hahnemann’s residency program sale challenged in court by federal regulators

Magee-Womens Research Institute awarded $5 million grant to study infant mortality

Vaping suspected in half a dozen cases at St. Luke’s of young Lehigh Valley adults with serious lung injuries

Local News

Stormwater fee projects plan gets update

Multicultural Fest planned in W-B

W-B council discusses lack of work at Sterling site

Harveys Lake residents warned of ‘scam letter’ being circulated

Apology offered again and Sterling development funding discussed by Wilkes-Barre city council


Police: Longtime Scranton political consultant assaulted worker over party affiliation

Panel examines environment at Interdependence Day event

City of Scranton takes ethics stance

Hazleton City Authority closes on $2M loan for water tank, pump station project

‘Torches and pitchforks’: In Haverford, a Proud Boys scandal has left deep wounds | Maria Panaritis

Actions speak louder than words? Not for Haverford fire fighter who explored Proud Boys events. | Christine Flowers

Scottdale company offers challenge grant for Westmoreland food bank

Addiction recovery center opens in restored outlet center in Reading

Reading enacts traffic restrictions for Saturday’s Puerto Rican Day Parade

Editorial: Reading’s future depends on getting revitalization right

Easton homeless shelter expands for the first time in its 30-year history

Chester County pitches in for affordable housing construction

National Museum of Industrial History lands $500,000

Opioid Crisis

Pa. AG Shapiro files suit against Sackler family, owners of opioid maker Purdue Pharma

Pennsylvania Attorney General sues billionaire Sackler family, owners of Oxycontin maker


City could kick in $10M for asbestos work in Philadelphia schools

Philly councilman wants to give school district $10M to address lead, asbestos in classrooms

Philadelphia schools still segregated as suburban districts integrate, analysis finds

The secret scourge of climate change? More raw sewage in Philadelphia’s waterways.

Inside the once-secret misconduct files of 27 Philadelphia police officers

Philly cops: Please don’t call 911 to report spotted lantern fly invasions

Daughter of Philly Mayor Jim Kenney, daughter of North Wildwood councilwoman fined in Shore street fight

UPS said to be looking at 138-acre Northeast Philly site for distribution hub

Philly residents puzzle over mass anti-Krasner texts linked to ex-Fox News commentator

Feds: Relative of Philly Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell took bribes while working for city

Why is Imvax putting its new brain-cancer vaccine lab in Philly’s old historic district?

Update on South Philly immigrants detained by ICE: ‘I haven’t seen the sun in two months.’ | Perspective


A place for young people: North Side nonprofit, SEA to help tackle loitering Downtown

Art from youth across nation brings light back to Tree of Life synagogue complex

Pittsburgh among 2019 recipients of seedlings from New York’s 9/11 ‘Survivor Tree’

A mecca for Steelers fans: SEA board approves new flagship store as part of Heinz Field expansion

Steelers approved for multimillion-dollar retail store addition to Heinz Field

Gun rights activists: Higher court ruling could change DA’s argument on private complaints against Peduto, council

Millvale Community Library plays central role in community

Theft case against former SEA controller advances after she waives hearing

Pittsburgh youth mentoring program opening Downtown to address loitering

Health Department: EPA has signed off on Allegheny County wet weather plan

State News

State of Obesity report: Pennsylvania’s adult rate declined to 30.9% in 2018

Ed Rendell says ‘Bernie bots are happy’ about his attack on Elizabeth Warren in support of Joe Biden | Clout

Deaths of 5 Erie children prompt day care fire safety effort

Gun owners don’t need to break local firearm laws to bring a legal challenge, Commonwealth Court rules


COLTS changes bus routes


Trump urges GOP representatives in Baltimore to ‘share the story of what we have achieved’

Bill would examine PFAS exposures in military children