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Governor, state senators continue to back Cheyney despite struggles

Rep. Bernstine’s language creating school-to-work program folded into approved bill

Senate snuffs out long-term health threat


2 women found shot to death in Dauphin County home: State police

A joint before the joint? Medical marijuana roils Northampton County Jail


Funding group plans October rally in Harrisburg for Scranton schools

Mars Area High School among four schools in southwestern Pa. to win national Blue Ribbon awards

Exeter Junior High to receive award for anti-bullying program

Toomey explores workforce training issues during tour of NEPA school

Conflict in Centralia: PSU lecture focuses on mine fire

Wilkes hosting STEM Discovery Day


Pa. Senate seat drawing a crowd of potential candidates

With new voting machines, ballots to cost 26 cents each


Rivers Casino to open new sportsbook Monday

Mohegan Sun Pocono sportsbook formally debuts; Oct. 5 ribbon cutting set

Local News

Grant to fund 2 new county officers

Company to tenants: Parking lot not a substitute for yet-to-be built park in Wilkes-Barre

West Hazleton man pays nearly $311,000 for 10 properties at Luzerne County tax auction

Mayor: Scranton fire chief must reimburse city for improperly using gas card

Program to provide free dental work to women

Prison guard cleared of abuse charges plans to sue attorney general’s office

Apollo Borough offices find temporary home

Conestoga Landfill loses lawsuit against Berks County

Children found unconscious in Albany Twp. have died, officials say

Dauphin County violence survivors use fete to thank advocates: ‘You can’t do it alone,’ one said


Pennsylvania’s top cop now supports legalizing marijuana

AG Shapiro supports legalized marijuana as Gov. Wolf pushes support in Oakmont

Pa. Attorney General Shapiro calls for legalizing recreational marijuana

Attorney General Josh Shapiro says he supports legalizing cannabis

National News

Vaping risks scare local teens, but many are too addicted to quit

Anti-vaxxers are a problem for herd immunity, but lack of paid family leave might be a bigger one | Brain Trust

Millions of Americans still don’t have Real ID as 1 year deadline looms


Every Philly polling place will soon be accessible to voters with physical disabilities and mobility issues

Ex-Philly charter school teacher, 31, charged with sexually exploiting 12-year-old student

As I-95 construction worsens congestion, SEPTA is leasing train cars as an alternative to driving

Food Trust ends popular Night Markets, lays off employees amid financial struggle

When you hold a silent protest against unsolved murders and the police commissioner shows up | Helen Ubiñas

Student gave out pot-laced treats at Philly charter school, principal says

‘Is Daddy dead?’ Wife of police officer shares how her family copes after Tioga shootout | Perspective

Her parents were murdered in front of her in their Philly bodega. Now she’s performing on Latin America’s hit TV singing competition. | Mike Newall


Governor’s arts awards in Pittsburgh include music, poetry and a surprise at August Wilson Center

‘It will take time to heal.’ Sisters in North Side gas station fight call incident ‘traumatic’

Sisters assaulted at gas station say they feared for their lives

Campaign to unionize Pitt grad students revs up again — raising questions for both sides

Great Race set for Sunday will affect traffic, buses

Dor Hadash, targeted in massacre, declines to take part in Trump’s Rosh Hashana call

Critics say Port Authority should have more public input before eliminating bus stops

Congregation that shares Tree of Life Synagogue opts out of Rosh Hashana phone call with Trump

Delay of game: Continental gets more time to start North Shore development

Joe Biden to visit Pittsburgh in November

Steve Blass thanks Pirates, city of Pittsburgh for ’77-year party’

Pittsburgh gets nearly $1M in funding for smoke detectors for deaf residents

State News

Pennsylvania Supreme Court is right to reject petition against death penalty | Opinion

Pennsylvania high court passes on death penalty review

Pennsylvania’s iconic barns are in peril, and one county is fighting to preserve them

‘Born to Run’ made Chris McDougall a star, but a farm near the Amish made this Delco boy happy | Maria Panaritis

This is for the birds. No, seriously, they are disappearing and need help

The Irishman’ debuts at New York Film Festival

Human case of West Nile virus discovered in Chester County

What threat does the deadly EEE virus pose in the Lehigh Valley?


Eye to the future: PennDOT tackles work zone safety, self-driving cars

Elizabeth Bridge reopened after structural concerns addressed


Trump told Russian officials in 2017 he wasn’t concerned about Moscow’s interference in U.S. election

Attorney General Barr under fire in impeachment case

Rudy Giuliani used Soviet-born fixers in Florida to get help in Ukraine

Why Democrats Chrissy Houlahan and Andy Kim shifted on impeachment and Jeff Van Drew didn’t

Toomey: Eric’s Law would deliver justice to victims and their families

Toomey law would protect correction officers