A Pa. state senator wants to end legacy admissions at Pennsylvania universities after affirmative action ruling | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In Pittsburgh visit, Shapiro announces new job training effort | 90.5 WESA

Consultant recommends demolition of Pittsburgh prison popular with filmmakers – WPXI

Water & Sewer Authority Asks Judge To Force Repairs To New Hope Bridge – New Hope Free Press

Pennsylvania students to receive free breakfast this school year (abc27.com)

How gun violence affects the mental health of Philadelphia children – Metro Philadelphia

PA Lawmakers Rethink Funding For Child ID Kits After Investigation – LevittownNow.com

Updated: Pittsburgh City Council approves land bank agreement (publicsource.org)

Pennsylvania budget signed, sealed, delivered, but not done | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Leaders speak out on Brewerytown tragedy | Local News | phillytrib.com


Wilt Chamberlain’s 1972 finals jersey up for auction | WITF

Rita’s Italian Ice new frozen lemonades launch today in four flavors, how to get one free – pennlive.com

Trucking giant Yellow Corp. declares bankruptcy after years of financial struggl : NPR

Musk vows to pay legal costs for users who get in trouble at work for tweets : NPR

Gas price increases slow down but still creep closer to $4 a gallon – pennlive.com

Little League World Series shares logo with designated sponsor for 1st time – pennlive.com

Kmart is closing its last NJ store, just 2 remaining in the US – pennlive.com

Bucks County Chick-fil-A restaurant reopening this week, Lehigh County location reopening soon | Eat, Sip, Shop | wfmz.com


Woman killed in Hilton hotel room in Harrisburg – pennlive.com

Shooting kills 2 men and a woman and wounds 2 others in Washington D.C. : NPR

‘Multiple’ people dead in charter bus crash in Dauphin County: police – pennlive.com

Amish couple killed when truck hits their horse-drawn buggy: police – pennlive.com

One dead in Cumberland County motorcycle crash: police – pennlive.com

Lancaster officers shoot, kill suspected burglar: police – pennlive.com

Crews search water at Beltzville State Park after report of missing juvenile | Poconos and Coal Region | wfmz.com

Pennsylvania bus crash: 3 killed, dozens injured on Interstate 81 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


AP psychology class may be available to Florida students after all : NPR

Pa. Legislature’s unfinished budget business leaves uncertainty for schools, human services – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania students to receive free breakfast this school year (abc27.com)

Pa. budget impasse now over, Pittsburgh-area school districts feel relief | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Fatal grizzly attack near Yellowstone renews bear overpopulation debate : NPR

Tornado, hail, powerful winds could hit central Pa. during Monday storms – pennlive.com

When is it too warm to fish for trout in Pennsylvania? (abc27.com)

Allentown weather: Enhanced risk for severe storms (mcall.com)

Gun Safety

What is straw purchasing a gun? | WITF


Cyberattack disrupts Pa., several other states hospitals | WITF

Pa. healthcare providers say rural hospitals risk closing | WITF

Pa. health care providers tell lawmakers the state’s rural hospitals are in crisis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Veterans exposed to burn pits, toxins urged to apply for retroactive benefits – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Hospital computer systems in Pennsylvania hit by cyberattack (abc27.com)

New facility will bring back inpatient psychiatric services – Daily Local

State News

Shapiro Signs Main 2023-24 Pennsylvania Budget (politicspa.com)

Pa. Gov Shapiro signs $45.5B budget but lawmakers have more work to do – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Shapiro signs expansion of property tax rent and rebate program – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Shapiro terminates state funding for Real Alternatives anti-abortion centers in Pa. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Hemp and Pennsylvania’s ‘bio-based future’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

The ‘cold, hard truth’ of emergency medical services | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania Lottery second chance drawing, online drawings now open (abc27.com)

When is it too warm to fish for trout in Pennsylvania? (abc27.com)

National News

Kamala Harris Takes on Forceful New Role in Biden’s 2024 Campaign – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Congress is deadlocked on new rules for train safety | WITF

Coyotes: The lynchpin to human smuggling operations | National | thecentersquare.com

Border crisis creates national security threat for U.S., observers say | National | thecentersquare.com

Three felony cases crowd Trump’s campaign schedule | National | thecentersquare.com

Lawsuit over buoys seeks to end Operation Lone Star | Texas | thecentersquare.com

Social Security loses billions of dollars yearly by failing to implement years-old legislation, lawmakers say | National | thecentersquare.com

Fishermen rescue 4 after boat sinks off Jersey Shore – pennlive.com

Nearly 165,000 apprehended at southern border in July | National | thecentersquare.com

3 Die as Firefighting Helicopter Crashes in Southern California – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

After a Flood, Saving Appalachia’s History Piece by Piece – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Killing of Native American Man Stirs Anger at Border Patrol – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Hank the Tank, a 400-Pound Bear Behind Lake Tahoe Break-Ins, Is Captured – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Coaster that held Guinness World Record freezes midair, forcing riders to walk down: reports – pennlive.com

Local News

Allegheny County Jail Oversight Board sued – by one of its own – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Harrisburg City Council candidate faces lawsuit over past criminal history | ABC27

Sobriety checkpoint scheduled in Cumberland County (abc27.com)

Fire damages home in Franklin County (abc27.com)

Updates on Airport Road warehouses (mcall.com)

Catasauqua has achieved some financial stability. When will taxes go down? (mcall.com)

Food, dancing and more at 47th annual Lebanese Festival | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Plans unveiled, feedback given during open house on future of old Allentown State Hospital property | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Broad Wing Farm in Morgantown rooted in wellness – Daily Local

Bucks County breweries join forces for the ultimate craft beer collab (phillyburbs.com)

Delaware County restaurant inspections (delcotimes.com)

Wilkes-Barre skate park opens after decades of planning and false starts | News | citizensvoice.com


Remembering the lives lost in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“A step along the healing process”: families of victims respond to death sentencing of Pittsburgh synagogue shooter | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Groups combating rising antisemitism in Pittsburgh, nationally | TribLIVE.com

Pa. budget impasse now over, Pittsburgh-area school districts feel relief | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Butler County’s population surge is biggest in Western Pa. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mt. Lebanon showcases its renovated main street | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh hockey fans and players will come together to ‘Dek Cancer’ this Saturday in Bloomfield | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jewish youth athletes from Pittsburgh competing in Olympic-style event in Florida | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium officials announced death of male lion | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week returns Aug. 7-13 | TribLIVE.com


King of Prussia is packing in business tenants, and it has a plan to attract more – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Drexel men’s basketball player Terrence Butler found dead in his apartment | Local News | phillytrib.com

First phase of the Field Street District development has a start date – Dallas Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia prisons overcrowded with inmates staying longer than intended | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia School District announces new school selection guidelines | Local News | phillytrib.com

Council hearing examines Philly schools building issues | Local News | phillytrib.com

South Philly community canvas for peace in ‘Peace Not Guns’ walk | Local News | phillytrib.com

Strawberry Mansion housing development part of master plan rooted in health and wellness | Local News | phillytrib.com


Split in U.S. House GOP raises potential for government shutdown this fall – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)