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A person view the aftermath of a deadly explosion in a residential neighborhood in Pottstown, Pa., Friday, May 27, 2022. A house exploded northwest of Philadelphia, killing several people and leaving others injured, authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Pottstown home explodes, leaving 5 dead. Neighbors say the area smelled of gas

By Sophia Schmidt/ WHYY

5 people were killed when a home exploded in Pottstown on Thursday evening.

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Passing Pa.’s next budget could be painful after high-profile GOP primary losses

At least five Republican House incumbents lost reelection on May 17, including Stan Saylor (R., York), who chairs the powerful Appropriations Committee.

By Stephen Caruso of Spotlight PA

Pa. Rep. Scott Perry rejects Jan. 6 committee’s subpoena, did not participate in scheduled deposition

York County Congressman Scott Perry continued to stonewall the special House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attacks on the U.S. Capitol

By Charles Thompson/PennLive

Here’s how Latino candidates did in the Pa. primary

Latino candidates across the state had mixed results in newly drawn districts, but more than a third are headed to the general election.

By Anthony Orozco and Gabriela Martínez

Influx of renewables has regional operator planning for future electric grid

Over the next 15 years PJM Interconnection expects to add 100,000 megawatts of renewable power.

By Rachel McDevitt

Green groups give mixed review of Pa. DEP head as he leaves agency

Some environmental groups praised Secretary Patrick McDonnell’s work on climate change while others said he didn’t do enough.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. mandated school safety protocols aim to protect students attending schools

Administrators say Pennsylvania schools practice rigorous security measures. In fact, school districts are mandated by law to put in place and carry out about a dozen requirements addressing school safety, notably concerning active shooter protocols.

By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive

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