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Synagogue Shooting

‘Evil tried to shut out a light’: City in mourning as more shooting victims laid to rest
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/31/Funeral-services-continue-victims-mass-shooting-Squirrel-Hill-synagogue-tree-of-life/stories/201810310110

UPMC surgeons: Good planning, community outreach saved lives after synagogue shooting
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2018/10/31/UPMC-surgeons-saved-lives-tree-of-life-synagogue-shooting-bowers-massacre-pittsburgh/stories/201810310157

Alleged synagogue shooter Robert Bowers indicted on 44 federal charges
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14233996-74/federal-grand-jury-indicts-robert-bowers-on-44-charges

Pastor: Squirrel Hill synagogue shooting suspect’s mother ‘stricken with grief’
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/31/Squirrel-Hill-synagogue-robert-bowers-mother-pittsburgh-tree-of-life-grief-stricken/stories/201810310169

Synagogue shooting suspect’s mom ‘hurting for the Jewish community,’ pastor says
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14235044-74/synagogue-shooting-suspects-mom-hurting-for-the-jewish-community-pastor-says

After Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, clients ask HIAS: ‘Am I safe?’ | Mike Newall
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/mike_newall/hias-pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting-migrants-refugees-20181101.html

Feds now say it’s undetermined whether synagogue shooting suspect legally bought weapons
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14233146-74/atf-synagogue-shooting-suspect-legally-bought-owned-weapons

FBI warns of scammers trying to profit from Tree of Life massacre
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/31/Scammers-possibly-trying-to-profit-from-Tree-of-Life-massacre-pittsburgh-police-fbi-scam-fraudster-tips/stories/201810310191

Macy’s offers campaign to help raise money in the wake of the Tree of Life tragedy
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14234774-74/macys-offers-campaign-to-help-raise-money-in-the-wake-of-the

Kesha concert in downtown Pittsburgh renamed ‘Stronger Than Hate’
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14233949-74/kesha-concert-event-in-downtown-pittsburgh-renamed-stronger-than-hate

At Lehigh Valley vigil, interfaith support for Jewish community in wake of Pittsburgh killings
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-interfaith-vigil-pittsburgh-synagogue-20181029-story.html

Editorial: Event in response to shooting shows Berks at its best
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-event-in-response-to-shooting-shows-berks-at-its-best

Legislature

Clergy abuse survivors urge state Senate to return and vote on lawsuit bill
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14234450-74/clergy-abuse-survivors-urge-state-senate-to-return-and-vote-on-lawsuit

Law to address backlog of untested rape kits
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/11/law-to-address-backlog-of-untested-rape-kits/

Pittsburgh massacre resets the alarm to improve Pa’s hate-crime law | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/pittsburgh-massacre-resets-the-alarm-to-improve-pas-hate-crime-law-editorial-20181101.html

Pennsylvania House lawmaker Lowery Brown convicted of taking cash bribes
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14234713-74/pennsylvania-house-lawmaker-lowery-brown-convicted-of-taking-cash-bribes

Crime/Punishment

24-hour toilet outage sparks tension at Delaware County prison
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/delaware-county-prison-george-w-hill-toilet-outage-20181031.html

Regulators criticized for clearing Johnstown pediatrician charged with abuse
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/31/Regulators-criticized-Johnstown-pediatrician-johnnie-barto-charged-child-sex-abuse/stories/201810310111

Inmate at SCI-Greene discovered dead in cell, according to state corrections officials
https://triblive.com/local/regional/14234470-74/inmate-at-sci-greene-discovered-dead-in-cell-according-to-state-corrections-officials

Education

Area schools receive safety grants
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/area-schools-receive-safety-grants-1.2404786

Scranton School Board refuses to release harassment investigation details
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-school-board-refuses-to-release-harassment-investigation-details-1.2404746

Superintendents’ forum: Proposed changes to graduation requirements
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/superintendents-forum-proposed-changes-to-graduation-requirements

Vandals spray graffiti, satanic symbols at Kutztown University
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/vandals-spray-graffiti-at-kutztown-university-that-includes-satanic-symbols

Elections/Politics

Casey, Wolf lead big in final F&M pre-election poll
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/casey-wolf-lead-big-in-final-f-m-pre-election-poll-1.2404976

Wolf, Casey maintain big leads in new F&M Poll
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/11/wolf-casey-maintain-big-leads-in-new-fm-poll.html#incart_river_index

F&M Poll: Likely voters favor Wolf, Casey days before midterms
http://www.witf.org/news/2018/11/fm-poll-likely-voters-favor-wolf-casey-days-before-midterms.php

A blue wave? These Pa. House races could show if it takes shape
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/blue-wave-watch-us-house-pa-scott-perry-george-scott-mike-kelly-ron-dinicola-20181031.html

Trump wanted a referendum, and new poll suggests he’s losing it in Pa.
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/elections/franklin-marshall-poll-trump-scott-wagner-lou-barletta-20181101.html

Biden to visit Luzerne County to stump for Casey, Cartwright
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/biden-to-visit-luzerne-county-to-stump-for-casey-cartwright-1.2404837

Bob Casey and Lou Barletta enter final stretch of ‘sleepy’ Senate race in Pa.
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/elections/pennsylvania-us-senate-bob-casey-lou-barletta-sleepy-race-20181031.html

Barletta calls out Casey’s TV ad, gives Trump an ‘A’ grade
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/barletta-calls-out-casey-s-tv-ad-gives-trump-an-a-grade-1.2404925

Whether Democrats win the House could come down to Bucks philanthropist Scott Wallace
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/scott-wallace-democrats-house-congress-election-bucks-county-20181031.html

Perry / Scott Congressional race has brought rare political competition to the midstate
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/11/10th_district_race_has_brought.html#incart_river_index

Democratic candidate calls GOP attack ad anti-Semitic
https://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/elections/anti-semitic-attack-ad-sara-johnson-rothman-todd-stephens-state-house-election-20181101.html

Cartwright, Casey, Meuser and Marino top fundraising
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/cartwright-casey-meuser-and-marino-top-fundraising-1.2404969

Bartolotta, Craig face off in state Senate race
https://observer-reporter.com/news/election/bartolotta-craig-face-off-in-state-senate-race/article_65de97d4-dba2-11e8-9097-7b534b239269.html

Craig’s attorney says he is not a target in petition probe; DA Lozier won’t confirm
http://www.timesonline.com/news/20181031/craigs-attorney-says-he-is-not-target-in-petition-probe-da-lozier-wont-confirm

Attorney says state Senate candidate James Craig is a witness, not target, in petition investigation
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2018/10/31/James-Craig-Camera-Bartolotta-46th-Senate-District-campaign-petition-fraud-Beaver-Washington-Greene-counties/stories/201810310182

Democrats’ strategy for Senate wins is seen as diverging in Nevada and Arizona
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/10/31/Democrats-strategy-for-Senate-wins-is-seen-as-diverging-in-Nevada-and-Arizona/stories/201810310205

Our endorsement in the 9th Congressional District
https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/our-endorsement-in-the-9th-congressional-district-1.2404771

Rep. Mullery again faces Behrens for 119th district
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/rep-mullery-again-faces-behrens-for-119th-district-1.2404937

La Colombe and other companies want to help their employees vote on Election Day
https://www2.philly.com/philly/business/retail/la-colombe-philadelphia-election-day-vote-turnout-wharton-walmart-nordstrom-20181101.html

Gaming

Rivers Casino aims to start taking sports bets in December
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/31/Rivers-Casino-sports-betting-wagering-approval-December-Pennsylvania-Gaming-Control-Board/stories/201810310137

Pa. casino fined for allowing underage man, claiming he was transgender, to use woman’s ID
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/tourism_casinos/pgcb-casino-fines-presque-isle-harrahs-parx-gaming-violations-20181031.html

Penn National Gaming wants to put casino near Morgantown
https://www.readingeagle.com/money/article/penn-national-gaming-wants-to-put-casino-near-morgantown

Local News

Wilkes-Barre closes off downtown for a spooky good time
https://www.timesleader.com/news/723426/wilkes-barre-closes-off-downtown-for-a-spooky-good-time-2

Gas giant Williams awards grants in Back Mountain
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/gas-giant-williams-awards-grants-in-back-mountain-1.2404798

DePasquale is looking into Wilkes-Barre pension plans
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/depasquale-is-looking-into-wilkes-barre-pension-plans-1.2404845

1,500 kids come out for Carbondale’s downtown trick or treat
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/1-500-kids-come-out-for-carbondale-s-downtown-trick-or-treat-1.2404988

Judge: Prosecutors must try different tack if they pursue campaign finance charges against Westmoreland sheriff
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14234714-74/judge-says-prosecutors-must-try-different-tact-if-they-pursue-campaign-finance

RAWA shuts off water to United Corrstack in Reading
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/rawa-shuts-off-water-to-united-corrstack-in-reading

Erie launches program to preserve urban forests
http://www.goerie.com/news/20181101/erie-launches-program-to-preserve-urban-forests

National News

Maryland fires football coach DJ Durkin one day after controversial reinstatement
http://www2.philly.com/philly/sports/colleges/dj-durkin-maryland-football-coach-fired-reinstatement-college-jordan-mcnair-20181031.html

Giants Hall of Famer McCovey dies at 80
https://www.timesleader.com/sports/723440/giants-hall-of-famer-mccovey-dies-at-80

Natural Gas

DEP orders halt to pipeline work after explosion
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/dep-orders-halt-to-pipeline-work-after-explosion/article_55618b16-dc77-11e8-9413-77f838de93bc.html

State appeals court upholds Allegheny Township’s approval of fracking wells
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14235085-74/state-appeals-court-upholds-allegheny-townships-approval-of-fracking-wells

Philly

The Penn Alexander effect: Is there any room left for low-income residents in University City?
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/penn-alexander-university-city-west-philly-low-income-affordable-housing-20181101.html

Philly cop is fired for fatally shooting unarmed man
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/philly-cop-is-fired-for-fatally-shooting-unarmed-man-20181031.html

Two new marijuana dispensaries to open Friday in Philadelphia
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/cannabis/medical-marijuana-dispensaries-south-philadelphia-city-ave-herbology-cure-pennsylvania-20181031.html

Pitt

Judge orders city, county to release Amazon HQ2 bid
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/10/31/Judge-orders-city-county-to-release-Amazon-HQ2-bid-PIttsburgh-open-records/stories/201810310180

State News

State agencies encourage early application for heating program
https://www.timesleader.com/news/723444/state-agencies-encourage-early-application-for-heating-program-2

Taxpayers get a record $118,000 bill after state agency withholds public records
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/muschick/mc-opi-public-records-legal-fees-pa-corrections-department-muschick-20181031-story.html

Transportation

PennDOT readies for winter roads but needs more drivers
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14234410-74/penndot-readies-for-winter-roads-but-needs-more-drivers

Route 100 near Pottstown Center to be closed this weekend
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/route-100-near-pottstown-center-to-be-closed-this-weekend

Washington

Under Trump, federal death penalty cases are ticking up
https://www2.philly.com/wires/ap/into-vogue-death-penalty-cases-tick-upward-under-trump-20181031.html-2