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Legislature

Pa. House leaders to fellow lawmaker accused of sexual assault: Resign http://www.philly.com/news/brian-ellis-sexual-assault-drugged-woman-house-republicans-resign-20190125.html

Under the Radar: Bill would allow cops to stop drivers of snow-covered vehicles https://www.tribdem.com/news/under-the-radar-bill-would-allow-cops-to-stop-drivers/article_26377218-bf31-5c49-8750-a486f17f91d9.html

Business

Wabtec modifies merger to give GE more cash https://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2019/01/25/Wabtec-tax-benefit-modify-GE-Transportation-merger-General-Electric/stories/201901250103

YouTube is changing its algorithms to stop recommending conspiracies https://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2019/01/25/YouTube-is-changing-its-algorithms-to-stop-recommending-conspiracies/stories/201901250107

Under new deal, Palmer plant will make MLB uniforms for Nike, not Under Armour https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-fanatics-majestic-easton-mlb-nike-under-armour-20180716-story.html

Wells Fargo taps ‘fresh blood’ to move into new era https://www.readingeagle.com/money/article/wells-fargo-taps-fresh-blood-to-move-into-new-era

Berks organization empowers Latino entrepreneurs https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-organization-empowers-latino-entrepreneurs

Catholic Church

Retired Pittsburgh priest, 88, charged with sexual abuse of children https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/01/25/Pittsburgh-priest-charged-with-sexual-abuse-of-children-Catholic/stories/201901250118

Diocese of Scranton, abuse victims face risks with compensation fund https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/diocese-of-scranton-abuse-victims-face-risks-with-compensation-fund-1.2437359

Crime/Punishment

Gunman kills 3 men in separate State College shootings, then kills himself https://www.tribdem.com/news/gunman-kills-men-in-separate-state-college-shootings-then-kills/article_62fe7278-365f-5807-8c38-40ebb2a562a5.html

1 of 2 brothers in 2017 slaying of Spring Garden activist Gerard Grandzol pleads guilty to murder http://www.philly.com/news/gerard-grandzol-spring-garden-activist-maurice-roberts-guilty-plea-20190125.html

Jailhouse informants say woman admitted killing Bucks pharma exec http://www.philly.com/news/pennsylvania/jennifer-morrisey-bucks-county-murder-michael-mcnew-20190126.html

Carrick fire death last August classified as homicide https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14544807-74/carrick-fire-death-last-august-classified-as-homicide

Teacher who superimposed girls’ pictures on porn images has plea agreement rejected https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/01/judge_rejects_sentence_for_tea.html

County detective sues security guard, claiming he was falsely accused of candy theft https://www.timesleader.com/news/731496/county-detective-sues-security-guard-claiming-he-was-falsely-accused-of-candy-theft

Carbondale pays $125,000 to settle fatal police shooting lawsuit https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/carbondale-pays-125-000-to-settle-fatal-police-shooting-lawsuit-1.2437787

Two men busted for attempting to sneak drugs into Delco prison https://www.delcotimes.com/news/two-men-busted-for-attempting-to-sneak-drugs-into-delco/article_2bed4f00-20d7-11e9-8aea-93c5c6cf3748.html

Education

Should Penn State have alerted students sooner about off-campus shooter? http://www.philly.com/news/penn-state-shooter-twitter-students-notification-20190125.html

Why parents are pulling their hair over child care in Haverford and other school districts http://www.philly.com/news/haverford-kindergarten-childcare-parents-20190126.html

Elections/Politics

As Cory Booker eyes 2020, some liberals wonder: Can they trust him now? http://www.philly.com/news/cory-booker-presidential-liberals-trust-20190125.html

Florida’s ethics commission says Gillum may have broken law http://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/andrew-gillum-ron-de-santis-florida-ethics-law-20190125.html

Trump confidant Roger Stone is arrested, says he’s falsely accused http://www.philly.com/politics/trump-roger-stone-arrested-obstruction-charge-mueller-20190125.html

Local Republican and Democratic parties face questions ahead of state Senate nominee votes https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/01/25/llegheny-county-Republican-Democratic-party-Pennsylvania-state-Senate-District-37/stories/201901250146

Cumberland County Judge Christylee Peck announces run for Pa. Superior Court https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/01/cumberland-county-judge-christylee-peck-announces-run-for-pa-superior-court.html

Environment

Road salt use creates environmental worries https://www.tribdem.com/news/road-salt-use-creates-environmental-worries/article_928af5be-2163-11e9-9cff-772702042733.html

Government Shutdown

Trump: Government will reopen for 3 weeks while border security talks resume http://www.philly.com/news/trump-government-shutdown-announcement-temporary-agreement-20190125.html

The government shutdown is over — for now. So what happens next? http://www.philly.com/news/government-shutdown-ends-trump-what-now-20190126.html

Even with IRS staffers returning, tax refunds may be delayed http://www.phillytrib.com/news/even-with-irs-staffers-returning-tax-refunds-may-be-delayed/article_f8aca99e-4506-52b2-8009-d8d6bacde08e.html

At Philadelphia airport, TSA workers and officials rallied for end to shutdown http://www.philly.com/news/government-shutdown-philadelphia-airport-rally-tsa-agents-20190125.html

News of shutdown deal brings gratitude, skepticism https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/01/25/News-of-shutdown-deal-evokes/stories/201901250123

Trump, Congress agree to end longest government shutdown https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/01/25/Congressional-leaders-Trump-reach-tentative-deal-to-temporarily-reopen-government-without-wall-funds/stories/201901250113

Food stamp crisis looming in Pa. because of government shutdown http://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/food-stamp-crisis-looming-in-pa-because-of-government-shutdown/article_76527c12-209d-11e9-9d6d-fb4ddf60c204.html

Majority of Americans hold Trump, Republicans responsible for shutdown: poll https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/ct-trump-republicans-shutdown-poll-20190125-story.html

Health Care

Measles outbreak grows near Portland, Oregon; 30 cases reported https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/ct-measles-outbreak-northwest-united-states-20190125-story.html

Local News

Water main break in Collier closes Baldwin Road intersection https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14544321-74/water-main-break-in-collier-closes-baldwin-road-intersection

Should the names of officers involved in deadly shootings be public? Local DAs say yes https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-pol-officer-involved-shootings-release-of-names-20190123-story.html

K9 with bone cancer gets final salute outside Pa. vet’s office https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc–nws-pa-police-dog-final-salute-20190125-story.html

WB’s $1.7M deficit for 2018 could decrease as more revenue is received https://www.timesleader.com/news/731498/wbs-1-7m-deficit-for-2018-could-change-as-more-revenue-is-received

After fight following Harrisburg game, York cancels boys’ basketball, lets only parents at girls’ game https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/01/york-school-district-restricts-attendance-of-girls-basketball-games-on-saturday-boys-games-cancelled.html

Lucky’s Sporthouse will close after Super Bowl https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/lucky-s-sporthouse-will-close-after-super-bowl-1.2437697

Lackawanna County Economic Development Director George Kelly retiring Feb. 5 https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-county-economic-development-director-george-kelly-retiring-feb-5-1.2437585

Sale of Royals intended to keep team in Reading https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/sale-of-royals-intended-to-keep-team-in-reading

Chester Water customers ready to swallow rate hike to keep firm private https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/chester-water-customers-ready-to-swallow-rate-hike-to-keep/article_853c2836-20de-11e9-b97f-8f41ca080613.html

National News

Postage increases set for end of January https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-stamp-of-disapproval-postage-increases-set-for-end-of-january-20190125-story.html

Shift in Venezuela may be a political win for Trump http://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/shift-venezuela-political-win-president-trump-20190126.html

Natural Gas

Trump eyes action to limit states’ powers to block pipelines https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2019/01/25/Trump-eyes-action-to-limit-states-powers-to-block-pipelines/stories/201901250116

Philly

City officials resolve case of ‘missing’ $33 million http://www.philly.com/politics/city-philadelphia-missing-millions-audit-domb-dubow-20190126.html

Philly DA’s Office appeals judge’s ruling on Mumia Abu-Jamal http://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia-da-office-appeal-mumia-abu-jamal-judge-leon-tucker-20190125.html

Philly FOP boss blasts DA Larry Krasner on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show http://www.philly.com/news/philly-fop-boss-blasts-da-larry-krasner-tucker-carlsons-fox-news-show-20190125.html

Ex-Philly cop admits to sexually assaulting a woman in his squad car in Rhawnhurst http://www.philly.com/news/thomas-oneill-philadelphia-police-sexual-assault-lloyd-long-20190125.html

Giant opens its first urban format store http://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/giant-opens-its-first-urban-format-store/article_5340ab30-e0da-5bf5-80c6-d8929adba1d8.html

Last stop for Philadelphia train station’s flipping departures board https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-philli-train-departing-departures-board-20190125-story.html

Pitt

Rabbi of Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 were killed will sing in Kimmel celebration of Jewish music http://www.philly.com/news/pittsburgh-synagogue-shootings-jewish-rabbi-jeffrey-myers-sing-hallelujah-kimmel-center-20190125.html

‘We need more mayors like Peduto,’ says David Hogg at D.C. gun violence panel https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/01/25/peduto-mayors-reduce-gun-violence-washington-dc/stories/201901250097

Stung by an FBI agent’s death, the Pittsburgh cop who tried to save him now aids traumatized officers https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/01/25/pittsburgh-police-peer-support-carla-kearns-samuel-hicks-duquesne-university-fbi/stories/201901250130

Food pantry to hold Saturday distribution for federal workers https://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2019/01/25/Food-pantry-federal-workers-Peters-Township/stories/201901250104

State News

Hundreds of Pennsylvania jobs on the line as bailout deadline looms for struggling nuclear plants http://www.philly.com/business/energy/pennsylvania-nuclear-bailout-aeps-exelon-three-mile-island-20190125.html

Polar vortex to hit next week, snow showers possible this weekend https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/01/polar-vortex-to-hit-next-week-snow-possible-this-weekend.html

Washington

Trump donates $100,000 from salary to alcoholism research http://www.philly.com/politics/trump-donates-salary-alcoholism-research-20190125.html