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Top Pa. Senate Republicans: Sex-abuse-victims bill has ‘glaring problems’

Pa. Senate leaders say child sex abuse reforms need work; no consensus on two-year window for civil suits

With time running out, Senators say they won’t pass sex abuse bill as-is

Advocates cite new study in calling for earlier parole eligibility for Pa. lifers

General Assembly advances bills on conventional drilling, pipeline vandalism

Shrinking size of Pa. state House takes a hit from lawmakers who demand a smaller Senate as well

Pennsylvania House again backtracks on bill to cut its size

Pa. House acts on camera-based speed enforcement; measure still needs Senate action

Rep. Wheatley introduces bill to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Pa.

What makes Harrisburg so special? Legislators grill mayor over taxes he wants to keep

This year, dozens of states have passed significant gun bills. Pa. isn’t one of them

Waive tuition for foster kids

Editorial: Senate must act swiftly to pass child sex abuse measure

Our view: Senate owes victims path to justice

Clergy Sex Abuse

Pa. Supreme Court to hear arguments Wednesday on still-secret names in clergy abuse report

Will Pennsylvania Supreme Court lift order that is keeping secret the names of some priests in grand jury report?

Attorney general: Allentown Bishop Schlert helped cover up child sex abuse


Judge sentences Bill Cosby to 3 to 10 years in prison, labels the comic a ‘sexually violent predator’

Cosby accusers savor reckoning: ‘I have waited 32 years for this day’

Attorney disputes claim of planned hate crime

Obstruction charge added to counts against suspended Duryea police sergeant

Central Court calendar expanding to Fridays


Dallas contract details suggest teachers could have done better

Penn-Trafford teachers may strike over contract

Haverford Schools to face charges of racial harassment at public forum

Montour School District investigates bomb threat

Bucks college campus in Newtown closed Wednesday due to threat

State College is one of the best college towns for home games — but it’s not No. 1, study says

Penn State student recovering from type of bacterial meningitis


Gov. Wolf’s campaign advertising budget: $10M since June

Pivot to white nationalist rhetoric shows Wagner is running scared | Opinion

National Republican group that pulled money from Pa. race says it still supports Keith Rothfus

Alle-Kiski Valley libraries participate in National Voter Registration Day

Chrin advocates economic plan

Election Security Commission recommends immediate action on vulnerable voting machines


Harrah’s Philadelphia is 3rd Pa. casino to apply for sports betting license

Health Care

Can Yelp help you find a hospital — a good one?

Don’t wait to get a flu shot, doctors urge

Don’t risk new pandemic

UPMC hospital workers plan Oct. 4 strike

Local VA’s wait times in primary, specialty care better than average

Vets center discusses wait times at town hall

Local News

Wilkes-Barre mayor says watches benefit firefighters’ health

Luzerne County Council approves new employment deal with Pedri

County extends Pedri’s contract

Developer purchases first parcel for 340-acre project in Hanover, Nanticoke

Officials discuss possibility of ‘mini transit hub’ in Nanticoke

City officer bitten by K-9 during training exercise

Training needed on W-B police records system

Tentative agreement reached to release sewer sale money to Scranton pensions

Medals might not arrive in time for Steamtown Marathon

Council willing to consider some of mayor’s revenue-generating ideas

Army Corps lifts stop-order on $350 million contract for nuclear waste cleanup

Farm tour touts Allegheny Township’s farm heritage

Removing fire rubble could cost Harrison $50K

Lancaster decriminalizes some recreational marijuana use, possession

Pa. city’s unexpected bills could put it $300,000 in the red by year’s end

Some in Berks object to FDA’s plan to ban vape flavors

Caenarvon Township supervisors advertise ordinances for mini-casino


American Airlines adding three new flights from Philly to Florida this winter

Mayor Kenney wants to raise minimum wage for city contractors to $15/hour

To combat poverty, Mayor Kenney needs to get serious about attracting jobs to the area (and not just Amazon) | Opinion

Air Force helicopter deal keeps 500 jobs at Philly-area Boeing and Leonardo plants, suppliers

As Philly development booms, what happens to all our trees? | Opinion


Peoples Gas files complaint over PWSA rate hike proposals

Tom Hanks brings star power to get-out-to-vote rally in Oakland

Tom Hanks implores ‘We the People’ to get out and vote during Pittsburgh event

Pa. grant helps Allegheny County tackle ballistics evidence backlog

New Pittsburgh Downtown bike lanes will connect to Great Allegheny Passage

Pittsburgh would mandate sprinklers in high-rises under new proposal

Pittsburgh City Council to consider new sprinkler regulations for high-rise buildings

After years of planning, Light of Life proposing new facility on the North Side

Giving back: Two celebrities invest in the city

Movie theater planned for old Bally Total Fitness in Pittsburgh’s Downtown

New Clairton office building, warehouse to receive tax break

Brighton Heights residents fight plan for recovery home in neighborhood

State News

Pregnancy center proponents and critics at odds over a woman’s choices

#UtilityCareers initiative aims to draw attention to utility-sector jobs in Pa.

Memorial honoring area’s coal miners to be unveiled next month

State puts Aqua water,sewer rate hikes on hold

With first spotting of spotted lanternfly eggs, let the next phase of eradication begin


Latrobe’s rail heritage inspires new Route 981 signal design