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Catholic Church

Believing the unbelievable: How an Altoona lawyer took on the Catholic church over clergy sex abuse
https://triblive.com/local/regional/14386197-74/believing-the-unbelievable-how-an-altoona-lawyer-took-on-the-catholic-church

Education

Program that rewards Reading students for perfect attendance needs push to stay successful
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/program-that-rewards-reading-students-for-perfect-attendance-needs-push-to-stay-successful

Boyertown School District marches forward with $5.7 million stadium upgrade project
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/boyertown-school-district-marches-forward-with-57-million-stadium-upgrade-project

Board should seek diversity
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/board-should-seek-diversity-1.2419721

Health Care

Is Scranton’s ‘super hospital’ plan dead?
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/is-scranton-s-super-hospital-plan-dead-1.2419907

Local News

Owners of 80,408 Wyoming Valley area properties receive new stormwater fee notices
https://www.timesleader.com/news/727021/owners-of-80408-wyoming-valley-area-properties-receive-new-stormwater-fee-notices

The Arc of Luzerne County names executive director
https://www.timesleader.com/news/727011/the-arc-of-luzerne-county-names-executive-director

Wilkes-Barre parking lot records remain out-of-date
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wilkes-barre-parking-lot-records-remain-out-of-date-1.2419913

Old Forge woman blazing trail as first career female firefighter
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/old-forge-woman-blazing-trail-as-first-career-female-firefighter-1.2419972

Lackawanna Winter Market offers nostalgia, unique gifts to holiday shoppers
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-winter-market-offers-nostalgia-unique-gifts-to-holiday-shoppers-1.2419978

Lackawanna County seeks bids for courthouse sidewalk repairs
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-county-seeks-bids-for-courthouse-sidewalk-repairs-1.2419981

Assessment appeals won’t stop Pittsburgh Mills property owners from paying for their TIF
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14386195-74/assessment-appeals-wont-stop-pittsburgh-mills-property-owners-from-paying-for-their

Marines on a mission: Toys for Tots program gears up for Christmas
https://www.timesleader.com/news/727015/marines-on-a-mission-toys-for-tots-program-gears-up-for-christmas

In Easton, Allentown, other communities, lack of internet highlights income inequality
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-five-year-census-20181203-story.html

Johnstown adds four police officers, four firefighters
https://www.tribdem.com/news/johnstown-adds-four-police-officers-four-firefighters/article_568cbe16-fb67-11e8-9fa1-372e4a6c276a.html

Philly

Innocent — and stuck in prison for life? Philly juvenile lifers face a Catch 22
http://www2.philly.com/news/a/juvenile-detention-life-sentences-innocent-prison-philadelphia-pennsylvania-20181209.html

What turmoil? Trump finds Philly welcoming at Army-Navy game, inside and outside stadium
http://www2.philly.com/news/army-navy-game-philadelphia-trump-protests-lincoln-financial-20181209.html

Pitt

Pittsburgh council balks over six-figure branding proposal
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/12/08/Pittsburgh-council-balks-over-branding-proposal-marketing-city/stories/201812070110

State News

Gun accidentally fires, killing 15-year-old New Castle boy
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/12/08/Gun-accidentally-fires-killing-15-year-old-New-Castle-boy-Zach-Mulford-Kyle-Harris-lawrence-county/stories/201812080060

Study suggests Westmoreland County could help save the Chesapeake Bay by absorbing more cattle, manure
https://triblive.com/news/adminpage/14386265-74/study-suggests-westmoreland-county-could-help-save-the-chesapeake-bay-by-absorbing

Auditor General to probe Crispell trips
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/auditor-general-to-probe-crispell-trips-1.2419910

Suspension of ex-prosecutor’s law license recommended
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/12/suspension-of-ex-prosecutors-law-license-recommended.html-2#incart_river_index

Transportation

Local railroad traffic up again
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/local-railroad-traffic-up-again-1.2419759

Washington

Trump says chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year’s end
http://www2.philly.com/politics/trump-says-chief-staff-john-kelly-leave-years-end-20181208.html