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Pa. House advances bill allowing older victims of child sexual abuse to sue

Child-sex abuse survivors and allies celebrate a victory in Pa. State House

House approves retroactive amendment; final House vote on statute of limitations bill could come Tuesday

Child sex abuse reforms among issues for returning Pa. legislators

House moves key amendment allowing retroactive child sex abuse suits

Pennsylvania House moves closer to approving bill giving childhood sexual abuse victims more time to sue

House tees up statute of limitations fix; final vote Tuesday

Pennsylvania House OKs two-year window for childhood sex abuse lawsuits

Former Pa. legislator breaks years of silence on his own sexual abuse

Pa. Senate: Swamp creatures or saviors of clergy abuse victims? | Maria Panaritis

After months of waiting, gun protection bill up for a vote

Group rallies lawmakers to pass gun measure affecting PFAs

Pa. Senate to hold tribute to life of longtime GOP chief counsel Stephen MacNett

With ban lifted, casinos’ political contributions need some basic limits | Editorial

Suspending driver’s licenses can be ‘cruel and unusual’ punishment for ex-offenders | Opinion


Fair Districts PA Hosts Walk To Bring Attention To Gerrymandering


Staples reopening Saturday at Arena Hub Plaza

Event brings world to NEPA

UPS hiring nearly 1,100 people in Harrisburg area for holiday season

Clergy Sex Abuse

Pope acknowledges abuse scandals outrage, drive people away

Catholic League’s criticism of grand jury probe is garbage


Prosecutors to judge: Send Bill Cosby to prison for 10 years

Psychologist: Bill Cosby a sexual predator with uncontrollable urge to violate women

New drug trafficking designation will bring $1M per year to W. Pa. from White House

Fewer Westmoreland County Prison inmates needed detox recently

Westmoreland County Prison seeking to hire 7 corrections officers


WPIAL holds 2-hour, closed hearing on alleged racial slurs at Penn Hills-Connellsville soccer game

WPIAL hearing held for alleged racial incident

As Scranton board looks to hire investigator, one director wants employees to resign

Minor injuries reported as Mars Area school bus carrying 40 students crashes in Butler County

I-LEAD in Reading off the tax sale list, for now

2 new police officers patrolling halls in Highlands School District

Harrisburg school kitchen inspections turn up violations after photos of spotty hot dogs made public

Students at Edinboro ask university to reconsider decision on care for those with disabilities

Temple Rhodes scholar: I’m proof that your circumstances don’t define your success | Perspective

Students first: DeVos is protective of the wrong people


Gov. Wolf: Debates aren’t needed to show the “stark contrast” between himself and GOP Scott Wagner

Gov. Tom Wolf talks first-term success and re-election without naming opponent

Scott Wagner has a ‘shocking new plan’ to close Pa. schools? No, not really | Analysis

Haverford College will get a polling place

Political ad fact check: John Chrin

Local News

Solomon Creek project gets OK to use prefabricated retaining wall

Officials explain $21 million Nantego development in Nanticoke

Workshop details county-wide fight against blight

Luzerne County seeks overseer for 911 radio upgrade project

Bear encounter deadly for cat in Wilkes-Barre Twp.

Free flu vaccine clinics announced for W-B residents

Scranton opens bids for Wenzel Treehouse repairs

Scranton hopes for spring 2020 opening of pocket park

Volunteers needed for World War II paratrooper’s homecoming

Overreach not problem

Prosecutors want to see Westmoreland sheriff’s campaign finance records

Hempfield supervisors oppose school district assessment appeal program

Harrison commissioners choose J.P. Marino II as township’s first manager

Reading City Council calls for investigation into firings

Reading’s ongoing boil-water advisory a nuisance for customers

Reading developer pays for billboards scrutinizing Mayor Wally Scott

National News

Black youth facing highest rate of adult trials in years, report says

Natural Gas

Diversified Gas expects to push well plugging liabilities decades into the future


7-year-old who died after fall from SEPTA train remembered for entrepreneurial spirit

With bus service no faster than walking, a new approach to clear up Center City traffic jams

Girl, 17, shot near Philly’s Central High School

Boeing wins $2.4 billion Air Force copter contract with Philly-made MH-139

Mayor Kenney’s managing director accepts Penn Fels post

Philly’s $40K cab ride: What it says about modern, urban education

State PUC urges Philly to get rid of ‘duplicative’ gas commission

Grocery store boom running out of steam in Philly

Fixing Philadelphia’s libraries is overdue | Editorial

With a season to go, Philly already has had a year’s worth of rain


Pittsburgh school board approves tax diversion plan for Smallman Street development

Big Brothers Big Sisters changes screening process to align with Pittsburgh Public Schools anti-discrimination policy

Blood bank gets a new name: Vitalant

Proposed Allegheny County ordinance would create oil and gas lease registry

Proposal would mandate accessible swings for Pittsburgh’s new playgrounds

Denzel Washington coming to Pittsburgh for August Wilson House event

Are you good at cleaning up other people’s messes? Pittsburgh has an ‘anti-litter specialist’ opening

Beechview wins the Oscar (the Grouch Trophy) in second Garbage Olympics

Yinz threw away 29 TVs and a fridge during Pittsburgh’s Garbage Olympics

Carnegie Science Center co-directors are retiring this year

Pittsburgh poised to pay $18K settlement to woman who fell down stairs

Voter registration events planned for Pittsburgh area Tuesday

State News

Middletown Friends to recognize slaves in unmarked graves and their role in Quaker history

With hundreds of homes abandoned, a steel town weighs its fate

Board distributes liquor license fees to 40 municipalities

Private money managers got $6 billion from Pa. pension systems: What it means for you


Rail crossing work closes a portion of Hulton Road in Plum

Oil supply concerns could wipe out expected decline in gas prices


Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office