Black patient waiting in hallway of hospital during COVID-19 pandemic
Viral ‘Triple-demic’ Strains Hospitals, Empties Store Shelves

The winter cold of the holiday season has brought about an expected surge in COVID cases, but it has also resulted in a number of other illnesses that were not expected, or not expected to hit as hard as they have.

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa. from Pennsylvania's 10th U.S. Congressional District, appears before reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Perry is running for re-election in 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Scott Perry’s Appetite for Conspiracies on Full Display in 2020 Election-denying Texts

A new report detailing text messages between Pennsylvania Republican US Rep. Scott Perry and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows shows the Dauphin County congressman was spreading wild conspiracy theories in an effort to amplify Donald Trump’s “big lie” about the 2020 Election.

FILE - Part of the main memorial stone to the victims of the Pan Am flight 103 bombing in the garden of remembrance at Dryfesdale Cemetery, near Lockerbie, Scotland, Saturday Dec. 20, 2008. U.S. and Scottish authorities said Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022 that the Libyan man suspected of making the bomb that destroyed a passenger plane over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 is in U.S. custody. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)
Alleged Bomb Maker in 1988 Lockerbie Terrorist Attack Now in US Custody

Most of the 270 victims were Americans, including two Seton Hill College students, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh, a volunteer firefighter from Pleasant Hills, and a widow from New Castle and her two daughters.

Former President Donald Trump, left, is joined Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Could Doug Mastriano and Scott Perry Face Criminal Referrals From Jan. 6 Committee?

The Jan. 6 committee is likely to begin issuing criminal referrals related to Donald Trump's failed coup on Jan. 6, 2021, and several Pennsylvania Republicans could find themselves referred for prosecution.

Ray Kemble, left, of Dimock, Pa., and Renee Vogelsang hold a sign outside the Susquehanna County Courthouse in Montrose, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Pennsylvania's most active gas driller has pleaded no contest to criminal environmental charges in a landmark pollution case. Houston-based Coterra Energy Inc. entered its plea Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Corporate Polluter Will Pay Millions for New Water System in Susquehanna County

While the judgment will help the people of Dimock, the small town that has become synonymous with the anti-fracking movement, questions about swift justice and corporate accountability remain.

Former President Donald Trump, left, is joined Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Is Donald Trump Following the Doug Mastriano Playbook?

The former president's dinner with known white supremacist Nick Fuentes is the kind of flirtation with white nationalism Pennsylvanians are familiar with after watching Doug Mastriano's failed campaign for governor.

FILE—Mehmet Oz, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, speaks speaks with Sheila Armstrong, 45, who lost her brother to gun violence at House of Glory Philly CDC in Philadelphia, in this file photo from Sept. 19, 2022. Black voters are at the center of an increasingly competitive battle in a race that could tilt control of the Senate between Oz and Democrat John Fetterman, as Democrats try to harness outrage over the Supreme Court's abortion decision and Republicans tap the national playbook to focus on rising crime in cities. (AP Photo/Ryan Collerd, File)
Crime and Recession Coverage Predictably Plummet After Election

With the midterm elections over, it’s a good time to inform people that news coverage related to crime—this election cycle’s “flood the zone” narrative—has nearly vanished, and the coming recession that so many pundits referred to as a certainty, is not certain at all, and never has been.