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At Downtown rally, lawmakers urge support for amendments targeting sex abusers

State rep. calls for measure to allow adults to sue over childhood abuse

Attorney General Shapiro, clergy abuse victims urge lawmakers to adopt reforms

GOP lawmakers echo AG Shapiro’s push for reform of state’s sex-abuse laws

Campaigns crank up pressure on Pennsylvania lawmakers over sex abuse lawsuits bill

Abuse in the Catholic Church is more than a Pa. problem. How Del. changed laws to protect victims | Opinion

PA is an outlier in life-without-parole. There’s a growing push to change that.

Dinniman recognizes Dowingtown seniors

Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to ban teachers from talking politics, government in school


Steelworkers at ArcelorMittal authorize strike

Trump-friendly Newsmax bundled into Comcast’s Xfinity service

W&J professors’ study shows cracker plants enhance host counties

Boscov’s begins its annual ‘Blanket from Al’ drive

Road closures due to sewer project negatively impacting businesses in W-B

Electric City Aquarium eyes Monday opening, if city inspection goes well

Lehigh Valley’s economy surpasses $40 billion for first time


Suboxone clinic owner pleads guilty to illegal drug distribution

After Pa. prisons crack down on books to stop drug smuggling, Twitter calls BS

Victim says she was abused by man fatally shot by police


Attorney General files felony counts against ex-fleet boss for Scranton schools

AG: Former Scranton School District fleet manager overbilled taxpayers, made up invoices

State investigators find Sansky’s district-issued health insurance OK

Scranton School Board members laud charges from grand jury

Old-school corruption

State grants bolster pre-kindergarten programs in Westmoreland County

Latrobe School Board, teachers OK five-year pact

W-B Area seeks input on new mascot, colors

Reading School Board denies performing arts charter school again

State troopers making schools visits part of daily routine

State audit shows Ligonier Valley SD owed $17K

Suspended West Mifflin school superintendent said he didn’t ask biker club to provide meeting security

Which Pa. public schools had the most dropouts in 2017?

Hempfield schools to get own police force

Allegheny Valley hires unarmed guards for elementary schools, mulls arming them

Saint Vincent removes priest’s name from activities center over ‘credible allegations’

CCAC to hold Historically Black Colleges & Universities recruitment fair

Penn to offer first Ivy League bachelor’s degree online


Where in the world is Pa.’s race for governor? | John Baer

GOP governor candidate Scott Wagner unveils plan to assist Pa.’s financially struggling cities

Money from Asia: Democrat Madeleine Dean to amend financial report in Montco Congress race

Chrin brings his congressional campaign to Luzerne County

Chrin outlines policy differences with Cartwright at campaign stop

Berks County Democratic candidates discuss gun laws

After 2016 losses, Dems hoping to take back counties that flipped for Trump

Local News

Sewer, recreation projects in Lackawanna County get state funding

Luzerne County towns to share more than $1.5M in grants

13 projects receive funding in Luzerne County

Authority approves grants for area

Open space programs get boost from state funding

Flood protection authority to seek private assistance for emergencies

Wilkes-Barre Parking Authority believes Sterling lot is unfair competition

Developer’s use of Sterling lot raises objections

Young Professionals honored for career, community work

CAN DO leaders tout several new projects

Public hearing scheduled on waste injection well in Plum

Reading Mayor Wally Scott fires city managing director

Harrisburg high-rise elevators shut down after they fail state inspection

North Reading in danger of losing water service, public works director says

Erie Water Works boosts chlorine in drinking water

National News

‘Sesame Street’: Bert and Ernie aren’t gay. Former writer: They are.

Internet critics mocked a man filmed shaving on a train. Then they learned he’s homeless.

Florence’s flooding claims 3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs

Sessions vs. reality: Allow more research on medical marijuana

New Jersey

‘Why not me?’ Great-grandmas in New Jersey are getting on board with medical marijuana.

Opioid Crisis

Pa. Health, Human Services secretaries tour Monessen SPHS facility


He used to say ‘Why me?’ Now this Philly 11th-grader studies his own disease.

A fight over SEPTA’s natural gas generator continues, even as construction nears its end

Philly agrees to overhaul civil forfeiture program to settle lawsuit

Elton Brand named Sixers GM as search ends with in-house hire

Christopher D. Warren, 58, colorful Philly defense lawyer

Wawa to open its largest Philly store on Drexel’s campus Friday

How to get tickets for Obama’s rally in Philly for Tom Wolf and Bob Casey

Street renaming for former Mayor Goode reopens old wounds from MOVE bombing

The Philly school board is getting 2 new members. They’re 17.

Mayor Jim Kenney: Solving Philly’s poverty issues takes consistent, relentless effort | Opinion

My award-winning Philly restaurant would not exist without immigrants | Perspective


Pittsburgh Public school board member raises questions over Big Brothers Big Sisters screening process

Penn Hills apartment complex tenants still without water, facing mass eviction

Demolition plan signals Pittsburgh Cultural Trust moving ahead on Downtown movie theater

City plans to build sports field in Homewood, honor Hall of Famer Curtis Martin

Curtis Martin returns home to help revitalize Pittsburgh athletic field

East Pittsburgh police force down to five part-time working officers

Pittsburgh part of aspirin study warning that risks outweigh benefits for some

Liberty Bridge’s 3-year rehab ‘complete,’ but minor work ongoing through January

Thursday is ‘cardigan day’ for Mister Rogers in Pittsburgh

Raccoons in Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon test positive for rabies

Two more rabies cases reported in Allegheny County

State News

State police shoot armed man in Butler County

Pa. agency distributes millions to benefit regional services, recreation

Independent pharmacists urge Pa. to audit pharmacy benefits system

High Point Lake dam repairs will require several more weeks of water drawdown

USDA assistance available to Pa. farmers who want to improve natural resources

Record rainfall worries Berks County farmers at harvest time


Pa. senators support delay of Brett Kavanaugh vote

Kavanaugh’s assault accuser wants an FBI probe before she testifies at a Senate hearing

Trump: ‘I feel so badly’ for Kavanaugh following sexual assault allegation