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Administration

After Philly shootings, Pa. Gov. Wolf signs executive order aimed at reducing gun violence
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/08/16/Philadelphia-police-officers-shot-Gov-Wolf-executive-order-pennsylvania-violence-prevention/stories/201908160103

Reducing gun violence to save lives is aim of Pa. Gov. Wolf’s latest executive order
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/reducing-gun-violence-to-save-lives-is-aim-of-pa-gov-wolfs-latest-executive-order.html

Gov. Tom Wolf unveils gun violence effort after Philadelphia shooting
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/gov-tom-wolf-unveils-gun-violence-effort-after-philadelphia-shooting/

Gov. Tom Wolf signs executive order on gun violence
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/08/gov-tom-wolfs-executive-order-to-reduce-gun-violence-what-we-know.php

Wolf Pack: Local pols back guv’s moves on gun control
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/wolf-pack-local-pols-back-guv-s-moves-on-gun/article_3981e07a-c061-11e9-93e5-d3d67a22695d.html

Legislature

Somebody’s watching: Legislator pushes bill to set standards for license plate readers
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/08/16/Somebody-is-watching-me-Legislator-pushes-bill-to-set-standards-for-license-plate-readers/stories/201908160133

Toohil seeks site change for White Haven Center hearing
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/toohil-seeks-site-change-for-white-haven-center-hearing-1.2521261

Should seniors stop complaining about school property taxes? Readers debate
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/readers-react/mc-opi-let-seniors-property-taxes-20190817-ux5ag2diy5bx5etvptcf7foxgi-story.html

Business

Trump’s large union crowd at Shell was given the option of not showing up — and not getting paid
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2019/08/16/Trump-speech-union-crowd-Shell-ethane-plant-natural-gas-beaver-county-pennsylvania-attendance-pay-overtime/stories/201908160113

Kennywood Log Jammer flume up for charity auction sells for $11,100
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/kennywood-log-jammer-flume-up-for-charity-auction-sells-for-11100/

Estimated number of jobs in Pennsylvania up more than 6M
https://www.timesleader.com/news/752720/estimated-number-of-jobs-in-pennsylvania-up-more-than-6m

Beer distributor with deep Minooka roots sold
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/beer-distributor-with-deep-minooka-roots-sold-1.2521160

Price Rite tears down a wall and knocks down some prices to kick off a new era in Reading
https://www.readingeagle.com/money/article/price-rite-store-kicks-off-a-new-era-in-reading

Former Kutztown silk mill gets recycled as toothbrush factory
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/former-kutztown-silk-mill-gets-recycled-as-toothbrush-factory

Crime/Punishment

Is the system keeping us safe? A fair question after Delco DUI, North Philly shootout. | Maria Panaritis
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/dui-philadelphia-temple-shooting-criminal-justice-system-maurice-hill-david-strowhouer-20190817.html

AG: Florida business owner arrested for operating 6 massage parlors in Western Pa.
https://triblive.com/local/regional/ag-florida-business-owner-arrested-for-operating-6-massage-parlors-in-western-pennsylvania/

Wyomissing gas-pump ‘skimming’ device linked to California-based debit-card cloning scheme
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/wyomissing-gas-pump-skimming-device-linked-to-california-based-debit-card-cloning-scheme

Education

Dallas to award contract for food services Monday
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/dallas-to-award-contract-for-food-services-monday-1.2521294

Cheyney balances budget and raises $4.4 million, both key to keeping it afloat
https://www.inquirer.com/news/cheyney-university-budget-balanced-fundraising-accreditation-20190816.html

Cheyney officials say budget will have surplus, accreditation status still unknown
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/cheyney-officials-say-budget-will-have-surplus-accreditation-status-still/article_dbcb765b-ae6b-52c2-ad23-314a3b4e0927.html

What’s new on campus? Here’s a sampling from colleges around the region
https://www.inquirer.com/education/new-campus-library-residence-hall-temple-20190817.html

More than eight years in the making, Villanova’s $225 million residential complex opens this month
https://www.inquirer.com/education/villanova-university-campus-dorms-crosses-development-20190817.html

PSU student drops Title IX lawsuit that featured discussion over definition of consent
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/psu-student-drops-title-ix-lawsuit-that-featured-discussion-over-definition-of-consent.html

Gaming

Online wagers surpass in-person sports betting in Pennsylvania for first time
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/08/16/Online-sports-betting-record-pennsylvania-pittsburgh-rivers-casino-gaming-control-board/stories/201908160135

Pennsylvania iGaming reports initial results; from humble beginnings, 24/7 gambling is borne
https://www.inquirer.com/business/pennsylvania-pgcb-reports-first-month-casino-internet-gaming-revenue-20190816.html

Pennsylvania sports betting up 28% in July, lifted by online boom
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania-sports-betting-up-july-online-leads-way-20190816.html

Health Care

Geisinger 65 center opens in Kingston
https://www.timesleader.com/news/752751/geisinger-65-center-opens-in-kingston

Local News

Grant will help build bus shelters in industrial park
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/grant-will-help-build-bus-shelters-in-industrial-park-1.2521260

CASA camp brings healing, coping strategies to youths
https://www.timesleader.com/news/752756/casa-camp-brings-healing-coping-strategies-to-youths

Scranton insurer denied coverage for employees accused of misconduct
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-insurer-denied-coverage-for-employees-accused-of-misconduct-1.2521398

Parties to choose city mayor candidates
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/parties-to-choose-city-mayor-candidates-1.2521167

DCNR announces end-of-season hours for Lackawanna State Park pool
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/dcnr-announces-end-of-season-hours-for-lackawanna-state-park-pool-1.2521393

Westmoreland housing authority ownership change expected to increase revenue
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-housing-authority-ownership-change-expected-to-increase-revenue/

Longtime Arnold councilman, clerk Oscar Doutt dies
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/long-term-arnold-councilman-clerk-oscar-doutt-dies/

Historic preservation tax credits give downtown Reading a boost
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/historic-preservation-tax-credits-give-downtown-reading-a-boost

Judge: Not so fast on Chester Water Authority deal
https://www.delcotimes.com/business/judge-not-so-fast-on-chester-water-authority-deal/article_3a6bf36c-c07b-11e9-9206-9b6abe8c5523.html

New Jersey

In a first, New Jersey now allows funeral homes to serve refreshments to mourners
https://www.inquirer.com/news/new-jersey/funerals-new-jersey-food-beverages-ban-lifted-20190816.html

Philly

8 hours of chaos
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/a/north-philadelphia-mass-shooting-maurice-hill-nicetown-tioga-20190817.html

Philly police shooting suspect Maurice Hill is expected to be charged with attempted murder, gun offenses
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/philadelphia-police-shooting-suspect-maurice-hill-charged-attempted-murder-20190816.html

Philly DA Larry Krasner said he offered suspect in police shooting a ‘phony baloney’ deal to surrender
https://www.inquirer.com/news/north-philadelphia-shooting-maurice-hill-larry-krasner-richard-ross-nicetown-tioga-20190816.html

The North Philly mass shooting that left six cops injured exposed the best and the worst in folks here and elsewhere | Jenice Armstrong
https://www.inquirer.com/columnists/philly-mass-shooting-six-shot-nicetown-jenice-armstrong-20190816.html

Bankruptcy hearing on sale of Hahnemann’s residency program postponed, emergency room officially closed
https://www.inquirer.com/business/health/hahnemann-residency-program-sale-hearing-delayed-20190816.html

Philadelphia approves $500K for solar rebates, with the money available next year
https://www.inquirer.com/business/philadelphia-mayor-signs-city-solar-rebate-20190814.html

Police seek to ID gunman in South Philly killing of 17-year-old Wednesday night
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-bambrey-terrace-shooting-ammar-hassan-victim-20190816.html

Philly’s Bernie Sanders mural is coming down during demolition
https://www.inquirer.com/news/bernie-sanders-mural-philly-the-bern-southwest-center-city-demolition-20190816.html

Accused Rittenhouse stabber will testify that victim used racial epithet during fatal scuffle, lawyers say
https://www.inquirer.com/news/rittenhouse-square-fatal-stabbing-trial-racial-epithet-michael-white-sean-schellenger-20190816.html

Philly needs more trees, please | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-tree-canopy-horticulture-20190818.html

Pitt

Pittsburgh gun-ban opponents sue DA to force acceptance of complaints vs. mayor, council
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/08/16/pittsburgh-gun-ban-zappala-lawsuit-private-complaint/stories/201908160121

Police: Off-duty officer was intoxicated when his pickup struck bicyclist
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/08/16/Police-Off-duty-Pittsburgh-officer-hit-bicyclist-while-driving-drunk-fled-scene/stories/201908160157

Combination of students’ return to universities and road work projects equals traffic delays in Oakland
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/08/16/Oakland-Pittsburgh-traffic-delays-students-university-road-work-PWSA/stories/201908160155

Syrian refugee charged in Pittsburgh terror bomb plot ordered detained as threat
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/08/16/isis-pittsburgh-syrian-refugee-bomb-church-detained/stories/201908160111

Pittsburgh zoning board sacks Steelers’ seat-painting plan at Heinz Field
https://triblive.com/sports/steelers/pittsburgh-zoning-board-sacks-steelers-request-for-sign-in-heinz-field-seating/

Dor Hadash congregation urges AG to accept life in prison for accused Tree of Life gunman
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/dor-hadash-congregation-urges-ag-to-accept-life-in-prison-for-accused-tree-of-life-gunman/

Pittsburgh rehab center worker celebrates 70 years of service
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/jewish-association-on-aging-worker-celebrates-70-years-of-service/

State News

Marijuana giant Harvest agrees to relinquish two dispensary permits after Pennsylvania probe
https://www.inquirer.com/news/medical-marijuana-pennsylvania-harvest-health-permits-20190816.html

Allegheny River locks in Armstrong County closed this weekend
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/allegheny-river-locks-in-armstrong-county-closed-this-weekend/

Lehigh graduate running across country to raise awareness about plastic pollution
https://triblive.com/local/regional/lehigh-graduate-running-across-country-to-raise-awareness-about-plastic-pollution/

Pennsylvania to slash prices for fishing licenses on Labor Day
https://triblive.com/local/regional/on-sale-now-2-90-labor-day-fishing-licenses-and-kids-can-keep-any-size-panfish/

Transportation

Berks transportation planners setting new priorities in the wake of a possible $68 million funding cut
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-planners-to-set-new-priorities-in-wake-of-possible-68-million-funding-cut

Repairs to rain-damaged Skyline Drive in Alsace Township to begin by end of August
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/repairs-to-rain-damaged-skyline-drive-in-alsace-township-to-begin-by-end-of-august

Proposed truck stop just off I-78 at border of Easton and Williams Township draws praise, criticism
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/easton/mc-nws-easton-truck-stop-williams-township-20190816-vft4oltsf5grdev2zxmsms3ooi-story.html

Washington

Federal deficit will double without change, budget expert warns Pottstown audience
http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/news/region/federal-deficit-will-double-without-change-budget-expert-warns-pottstown/article_ecf520d5-01f6-5788-aab7-623f76fc4b2a.html