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Sexually abused by their priest, five sisters take their case up to the Legislature

In an emotional video, one of five sisters sexually abused by priest implores Senate to pass reforms

Schwank receives honor from East Stroudsburg University

A Philly-Pittsburgh Hyperloop? Lawmakers call for feasibility study

Sex crimes bill needs improvement

Pennsylvania legislature gets kudos for protecting domestic violence victims from gun-toting abusers | Editorial


Wolf’s cabinet visits area

Gov. Wolf cabinet members come to Wyoming Area Secondary Center


How would Pennsylvania’s new overtime rule apply to you?

Clergy Sex Abuse

Shapiro: grand jury report valuable despite few prosecutions

Pennsylvania AG Shapiro: New information has surfaced since Catholic sex abuse report


Some black Americans see a moment of racial comeuppance in Cosby’s sentence

Greensburg family practice doctor indicted for illegal buprenorphine distribution

Penn State frat member gets probation in pledge death case


Penn-Trafford teachers say they won’t strike as long as negotiations stay ‘positive’

New teacher contract no closer, union says

Hazleton Area School Board OKs new deal for teachers

A closer look at local SAT scores and how WB Area ranks

Grant brings Science Explorers curriculum to Penn Bernville Elementary School

Harrisburg University slims down scale of proposed new academic tower in the city


Pennsylvania Democrats increase midterm leads in new poll

Tom Wolf vs. Scott Wagner: A guide to the Pa. governor’s race

The Wawa vs. Sheetz war gets political: Stores donate to dueling Pa. governor campaigns | Clout

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek to test moderating skills at Pa. governor race debate

Women making strides in Pennsylvania politics

Wagner, Henry pitch property tax reform at forum

Wagner pledges to end property taxes

Amy Fazio pursuing ‘common ground’ among voters in challenge to state Rep. Jim Marshall

Local News

WB mayor: Fire watches cost less than firefighters’ wages and benefits

WB Parking Authority files lawsuit over former Hotel Sterling lot

C&YS audit issue prompts delay

$7 million autism initiative debuts

Special needs expo debuts Friday Sept. 28 at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Mohegan Sun retains naming rights to arena

Video alleges racism at W-B bar

Authorities will discuss plan to close down troubled bar

Your chance to own a piece of ‘The Office’

State police probe road rage incident involving veteran Scranton detective

Program offers specialized bikes to disabled riders

Westmoreland County will pay $85K to settle racial discrimination lawsuit against sheriff

After almost two centuries, rural Kiski Township hires its first manager

DEP orders Majestic Hills developer to stabilize second slide

DoubleTree denies it tried to beat Reading Parking Authority gates

Sinking Spring receives $300,000 grant will enlarge sanitary sewer

Pa. town with financial shortfall gets immediate help to fix ‘bump in the road’

‘We’re thrilled’ | Donations pour in from across the nation to cover veteran’s out-of-state burial

National News

Marijuana drug cleared for market by DEA

Many defend a Chattanooga-area high school’s athletic director who said ‘blame the girls’

Opioid Crisis

‘Warm handoff’ program at GCMC to help overdose victims get further treatment


City Council passes bill that clears the way for municipal IDs

Most city public libraries to close on Saturdays due to lack of funding

On new website, parents, students can apply to dozens of Philly charter schools at once

Pew finds most poor Philly renters receive no public assistance

Did judge overstep in appointing defense attorney as special prosecutor in DA’s case?

Providing funding and career links aim of tech conference

Businessman with ties to Fattah Jr. gets prison for stealing $800,000 from Philly school district

Will jailed ex-Philly cop Pownall have a preliminary hearing in murder case?

Philly catches flack over security grant for 2016 Democratic confab

Trump visits Philly Tuesday to discuss small business jobs at electrical contractor convention

Where’s the urgency in improving voter turnout? | Opinion

These seniors want to leave a parting gift for their school: A library | Ronnie Polaneczky

A 25-year-old Portland nonprofit has a proven method for ending the cycle of poverty for children | Ideas We Should Steal


Experts tell Pittsburgh officials to be cautious about private offers for PWSA

Florida chain buys Fairmont Pittsburgh

County, East Pittsburgh, North Braddock can’t agree on policing deal; cost a factor

Negotiations hit hurdle over costs of Allegheny County policing East Pittsburgh, North Braddock

Seth Rogen set to film in Pittsburgh starting in October

First-look photo released of Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers

Weekend Traffic: Andy Warhol Bridge will be closed Saturday through Monday

Pittsburgh grocer Giant Eagle filling up with Indiana gas station chain

Mattress Factory responds to claims of mishandling sexual harassment complaints

Pittsburgh workshop will cover farmland preservation strategies

State News

State must reveal names of secret pot panelists

Old Glory crosses Western Pennsylvania en route from Boston to San Diego


Public to learn details of Southern Beltway section in Cecil

PennDOT: Roundabouts have made intersections across state safer

Study: Traffic roundabouts greatly reduce accidents, fatalities

WBS Airport posts second-best month ever for passenger travel


Magazine of Jesuits urges withdrawal of Kavanaugh nomination

Trump shaken by Ford, but backs Kavanaugh after hearing

Kavanaugh hearing: Eight extraordinary hours of tears, anger, political theater on Capitol Hill

GOP races to first Kavanaugh vote after hearing from accuser

Pennsylvania’s senators stick with their parties after hearing

U.S. Sen. Toomey: ‘I look forward to voting to confirm’ Kavanaugh to U.S. Supreme Court

What did Sen. Orrin Hatch think of Kavanaugh’s accuser? She’s ‘attractive’ and ‘pleasing.’

Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh, and the day the laughter stopped for America’s privileged | Will Bunch