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PIAA Legislative Oversight Committee to hold hearing on boundary vs. non-boundary debate Wednesday

Millcreek’s Hall to testify about separate playoffs

School closings happen, but this proposal would allow districts to keep students learning at home

Gun Battle: Delco pols push to get firearms out of hands of abusers


Century III Mall sheriff’s sale postponed yet again

What’s the secret of Boscov’s success?

Clergy Sex Abuse

Francis hosted Wuerl in Rome and told him to talk with his priests, sources say

Scranton bishop sanctions a predecessor


Pa. prison chief hopes to end statewide lockdown by next week

Prosecutors want accusers to testify at Bill Cosby’s sexual-assault trial sentencing

Inmates complain of property loss, destruction at new state prison

As prison lockdowns continue, ACLU voices concerns


‘It affects your emotional state’: Experts say classroom temperature, noise stifle learning

Early dismissals continue Wednesday as high temperatures remain

This is why there’s so much inconsistency in school shooting data | Opinion

Fraternity, Piazza family reach settlement in pledge’s death

Student sues Moravian College, claiming school mishandled her report of rape in a dorm room


Candidate Meuser purchases property in Dallas


Activist-backed study reveals safety risks from pipelines in Delaware, Chester counties

Local News

Union hot over Wilkes-Barre mayor’s mandated fire watch

W-B firefighters union officials slam fire watch program

No takers for Luzerne County detective retirement incentive

Official gives update on paving work atop Wyoming Valley Levee

Levee trail repairs shift to Kingston-Edwardsville section

Nealon wake in courthouse named for him

Gloria Jean, movie star with Scranton roots, dies at 92

Remove statues from city property

State grant could pay for repairs, upgrades at Tarentum park playground

County parks and recreation director receives Westmoreland Conservation District’s Houston Award

Spring Township residents continue to clean up after flash flood

Olivet Boys & Girls Club opens 3 community sites–girls-club-opens-3-community-sites

Christmas in Birdsboro event still up in the air

Editorial: Reading has wrong idea on open records

Parking plight for handicapped woman in Harrisburg: get hit or get a ticket

Building a ‘championship community’: Partnership focuses on healthy youth

Summer of Thanks gives back to first responders, military

National News

Massachusetts Democrat Ayanna Pressley stuns in her House-primary win over the incumbent

Marijuana stocks jump on bio-engineering deal

Naval Academy lets female midshipmen wear ponytails


Johnny Bobbitt’s lawyer says all $400,000 in GoFundMe money is gone

Philly schools to close early Wednesday; officials decry ‘dangerous’ conditions inside schools

Strike averted: Catholic high school teachers narrowly accept ‘terrible contract’

A World Champions Eagles mural is finishing up in Center City. Are others to come?

Carson Wentz’s free food truck is ready to roll

Ex-Philly cop Ryan Pownall is charged in fatal on-duty shooting; FOP calls decision ‘absurd disgrace’

After fleeing war in Syria, she’s in Philly, speaking out for refugees

Arrest made in deadly hit-run at bus stop in N.E. Philadelphia

City ‘grossly underprepared’ to treat victims of violence, panelist says

Two more immigrant families take church sanctuary in Philly

Here’s why you shouldn’t bash the trash cops | Curious Philly

Amid Philly’s heroin crisis, is it crazy to stage a play at Kensington and Allegheny?

Should property tax canvassers also register Philadelphians to vote? | Editorial

A back-to-school assignment for Mayor Kenney: pay your interns | Editorial

Want to keep our kids safe from gun violence? Keep them after school | Opinion


Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto says PWSA at financial crossroads

Pittsburgh, CitiParks extend hours at cooling centers

Allegheny County Jail warden blames employee illness on drug exposure; lockdown continues

Allegheny County Jail officials suspect drugs smuggled in on paper made employees sick

Report: Pittsburgh drivers among worst in nation

Just Ducky Tours cancels the rest of its 2018 season amid sagging sales

State News

Aronimink, hosting the BMW Championship, is ready for its close-up

High Point Lake dam stable after leaks, officials say, but inspection continues

State recognizes bike route through region

Reading Public Museum designated a certified autism center

Jim Mayer trail receives national distinction


LCTA will run buses to county fair this week


Contempt for rule of law

Toomey protesters’ vow: ‘We’re going to make his life miserable’ as Kavanaugh hearings open