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Legislature

Drag election laws into 21st century
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/drag-election-laws-into-21st-century-1.2415698

After assault accusations, Rep. Nick Miccarelli to leave House post with benefits, pension intact
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/2018/11/rep-nick-miccarelli-set-to-leave-house-post-with-benefits-pension-intact.html#incart_river_index

Editorial: Economic reality overtaking state policymakers’ hopes
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-economic-reality-overtaking-state-policymakers-hopes

Administration

Gov. Tom Wolf: Rising cost of turnpike tolls ‘driving business away’ from Pa.
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14342096-74/gov-tom-wolf-rising-cost-of-turnpike-tolls-driving-business-away-from

Pennsylvania education secretary Pedro Rivera speaks to Albright students
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/pennsylvania-education-secretary-pedro-rivera-speaks-to-albright-students

Business

Sneaker King will close its original Plains Twp. Store
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/sneaker-king-will-close-its-original-plains-twp-store-1.2415794

Catholic Church

Lawsuit filed against bishops, Diocese of Scranton
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/11/28/Lawsuit-pennsylvania-bishops-Diocese-Scranton-grand-jury-report-clergy-child-sex-abuse/stories/201811280108

Suit filed against Diocese of Scranton and former priest alleges cover-up of sexual abuse
https://www.timesleader.com/news/726019/suit-filed-against-diocese-of-scranton-and-former-priest-alleges-cover-up-of-sexual-abuse

Abusive priest, diocese hit with lawsuit
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/abusive-priest-diocese-hit-with-lawsuit-1.2415798

Accused priest spent many years in county
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/accused-priest-spent-many-years-in-county-1.2415751

Crime/Punishment

Ex-Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane to be jailed by Thursday morning
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/ex-pa-ag-kathleen-kane-jail-perjury-abuse-power-20181127.html

Kathleen Kane ordered to report to prison by Thursday
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/kathleen-kane-ordered-to-report-to-prison-by-thursday-1.2415543

Paradise Twp. shooting suspect: ‘I don’t know why I did it’
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/paradise-twp-shooting-suspect-i-don-t-know-why-i-did-it-1.2415444

Police: One shot dead at municipal building in the Poconos
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/11/27/employee-dead-fatal-shooting-municipal-building-Poconos-paradise-township-pennsylvania/stories/201811270099

Official shot dead in Monroe County municipal building
https://www.timesleader.com/news/725978/official-shot-dead-in-monroe-county-municipal-building

19-year-old man critically wounded in shooting near Sto-Rox Junior/Senior High School
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/11/27/One-injured-reported-shooting-Stowe-Sto-Rox-High-School/stories/201811270144

Central court shrinking Luzerne County prison population, new report says
https://www.timesleader.com/news/726042/central-court-shrinking-luzerne-county-prison-population-new-report-says

Christy faces more charges in new federal indictment
https://www.timesleader.com/news/726047/christy-faces-more-charges-in-new-federal-indictment

Mental illness plagued suspected Sheldon Park shooter for decades, police say
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14343017-74/mental-illness-plagued-sheldon-park-shooter-for-decades-police-say

Troopers make 181 DUI arrests in Western Pa. over Thanksgiving weekend
https://triblive.com/local/regional/14342084-74/troopers-arrest-181-dui-drivers-in-region-during-thanksgiving-holiday-weekend

Education

War of words over Plum teacher situation escalates with district-wide email
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14344723-74/war-of-words-over-plum-teacher-situations-escalates-with-district-wide-email

New PIAA football playoff brackets draw criticism
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/high-school-football/2018/11/27/PIAA-football-playoff-brackets-St-Joseph-s-Pine-Richland-Wood-Bob-Lombardi-philadelphia-pittsburgh/stories/201811270130

High school graduation rates in Pa.: Harrisburg ranks low, but what about other schools?
https://www.pennlive.com/expo/news/erry-2018/11/e673292fe56418/graduation-rates-how-did-south.html#incart_river_index

Reading elementary school gets renovated playground
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-elementary-school-gets-renovated-playground

Elections/Politics

Davis concedes her Senate race, but challenges to Pa. election policy
http://www.witf.org/state-house-sound-bites/2018/11/tina-davis-concedes-her-senate-race-but-challenges-to-pa-election-policy-live-on.php

Westmoreland approves final results in Nov. 6 elections
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14343199-74/westmoreland-approves-final-results-in-nov-6-elections

Gaming

Few details released in heavily redacted application for Westmoreland mini casino
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14343222-74/few-details-released-in-heavily-redacted-application-for-westmoreland-mini-casino

Local News

Luzerne County Council approves 911 communications upgrade consultant
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/luzerne-county-council-approves-911-communications-upgrade-consultant-1.2415803

PPL Foundation awards grant to Earth Conservancy
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/ppl-foundation-awards-grant-to-earth-conservancy-1.2415719

MCOG will meet Friday
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/mcog-will-meet-friday-1.2415713

Businessman John Basalyga loses tax appeals on parking garage, office building in downtown Scranton
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/businessman-john-basalyga-loses-tax-appeals-on-parking-garage-office-building-in-downtown-scranton-1.2415880

Lackawanna County receives nearly $900,000 for parks, playgrounds and trails
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-county-receives-nearly-900-000-for-parks-playgrounds-and-trails-1.2415878

Firm revising plans in effort to install state-of-the-art electronic billboard in West Whiteland
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/firm-revising-plans-in-effort-to-install-state-of-the/article_3ac973d8-f27d-11e8-8e36-a320c76df2db.html

New Kensington mayor’s annual Christmas dinner set for Dec. 7
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14343632-74/new-kensington-mayors-annual-christmas-dinner-set-for-dec-7

Large trucks continue to cause problems in downtown Greensburg
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14345260-74/large-trucks-continue-to-cause-problems-in-downtown-greensburg

Former Reading Mayor Warren Haggerty dies at age 63
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/former-reading-mayor-warren-haggerty-dies-at-age-60

Reading City Council wants to know if parking authority will pay up
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-city-council-wants-to-know-if-parking-authority-will-pay-up

Reading Rising 2.0 celebrates city success stories
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-rising-20-celebrates-city-success-stories

Harrisburg mayor presents 2019 budget: Here are the highlights
https://www.pennlive.com/expo/news/erry-2018/11/252c3d9d324447/harrisburg-mayor-presents-2019.html#incart_river_index

National News

America’s hidden toll of gun violence: shooting victims face lifelong disabilities and financial burdens
http://www2.philly.com/news/gun-violence-philadelphia-shooting-victims-columbine-wheelchair-jalil-frazier-ralph-brooks-20181127.html

Mississippi Senate election: Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith overcomes ‘public hanging’ comments to win runoff
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/election-results-2018-mississippi-senate-cindy-hyde-smith-mike-espy-20181127.html

US sued for $60 million after infant in detention later died in Philadelphia
http://www2.philly.com/wires/ap/us-sued-million-after-infant-detention-later-died-20181127.html-2

Do GM cuts signal the end of sedans?
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2018/11/27/what-do-GM-cuts-say-about-future-of-sedans/stories/201811270177

Natural Gas

Allegheny Township property owners taking fracking fight to Pa. Supreme Court
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14343461-74/allegheny-township-property-owners-taking-fracking-fight-to-pa-supreme-court

Proposed change to Dallas Twp. zoning laws may help gas companies
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/proposed-change-to-dallas-twp-zoning-laws-may-help-gas-companies-1.2415804

Philly

Philly airport plans $5.5M land purchase to expand planned air-freight complex footprint
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/real_estate/commercial/philly-airport-plans-5-5m-land-purchase-to-expand-planned-air-freight-complex-footprint-20181127.html

How’s local control going? On a ‘historic’ day, mayor, school board weigh in
http://www2.philly.com/philly/education/philadelphia-school-board-mayor-kenney-city-council-hearing-local-control-20181127.html

Families sue Archdiocese of Philadelphia over sexual abuse of 3 preschoolers
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/families-sue-archdiocese-of-philadelphia-over-sexual-abuse-of-3-preschool-children-20181127.html

Demand for Philly warehouse space prompts developers to start building without tenants in hand
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/real_estate/philadelphia-speculative-logistics-industrial-warehouse-northpoint-ridge-alliance-20181127.html

In testimony, Bob Brady aide punches back at prosecutors
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/ken-smukler-testimony-bob-brady-aide-testifies-marjorie-margolies-jimmie-moore-20181127.html

At 9-plus inches, Philly is a shower away from a November rain record
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/weather/philadelphia-weather-rain-snow-record-november-20181127.html

Center City’s historic Stephen Girard Building to become hotel under Hilton’s Canopy brand
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/real_estate/commercial/hilton-canopy-philadelphia-east-market-stephen-girard-building-20181127.html

Philadelphia’s ‘mothball fleet’: uncertain future awaits ships docked at Navy Yard
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/mothball-fleet-us-navy-philadelphia-naval-yard-ships-20181127.html

It’s time to end Philly’s archaic Councilmanic prerogative land deals for good | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/its-time-to-end-phillys-archaic-councilmanic-prerogative-land-deals-for-good-editorial-20181128.html

Philly homeowners at risk if City Council undoes anti-squatters bill | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-real-estate-squatters-home-ownership-david-oh-20181127.html

Philly’s Present to the City
http://www.phillytrib.com/lifestyle/philly-s-present-to-the-city/article_d031c262-7b34-5d2e-b673-edf3f2b7f742.html

Pitt

The one-month point after the Tree of Life shooting draws hundreds to reflect
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/11/27/Pittsburgh-synagogue-shootings-Tree-of-Life-shloshim-anti-Semitism/stories/201811260149

Chaplain injured in Tree of Life mass shooting released from UPMC
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/11/27/Daniel-Leger-Chaplain-injured-Tree-of-Life-synagogue-Pittsburgh-mass-shooting-released-UPMC/stories/201811270138

15-year-old dead after being shot in head in North Braddock
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/11/27/15-year-old-shot-in-head-in-North-Braddock-dies-police-taymar-smith/stories/201811270183

Pittsburgh councilwoman returns to work after head-on wreck
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/11/27/Theresa-Kail-Smith-Pittsburgh-councilwoman-car-wreck-West-End-concussion-recovery/stories/201811270131

Pittsburgh councilwoman returns to work 3 weeks after head-on crash
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14343140-74/pittsburgh-councilwoman-returns-to-work-3-weeks-after-head-on-crash

Pittsburgh federal grand jury indicts sisters, their employees, in multimillion-dollar Medicaid scheme
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/11/27/medicaid-health-fraud-Pittsburgh-pennsylvania-arlinda-moriarty-daynelle-dickens-indictment-federal/stories/201811270129

County Controller: Lack of oversight cost time, money on road and bridge projects
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2018/11/27/Controller-Chelsa-Wagner-Lack-of-oversight-costs-Allegheny-County-time-money-on-road-and-bridge-projects/stories/201811270143

Two shot in Pittsburgh’s Elliott neighborhood
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14345422-74/two-shot-in-pittsburghs-elliott-neighborhood

Former Boy Scout leader dies 15 years after Downtown robbery left him paralyzed
https://triblive.com/news/adminpage/14344673-74/former-boy-scout-leader-dies-15-years-after-downtown-robbery-left-him

State News

Chesco DA, state police union push for resolution of suit over ‘do not use’ list
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/tom-hogan-chester-county-state-police-suit-do-not-use-list-20181127.html

Hearing gives Beaver County residents look at plan to control contamination from Little Blue Run
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2018/11/28/hearing-permit-FirstEnergy-blue-run-coal-ash-leak-DEP-river-Beaver/stories/201811260002

Regional Day of Giving donations top $1M goal
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14343670-74/regional-day-of-giving-donations-top-1m-goal

Pa. receives federal aid for severe storms in August
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/11/pa-receives-federal-aid-for-severe-storms-in-august.html#incart_river_index

Climate petition calls on Pa. to cut emissions through cap-and-trade system
http://www.witf.org/news/2018/11/climate-petition-calls-on-pa-to-cut-emissions-through-cap-and-trade-system.php

Pa. auditor general calls for comprehensive action on gun safety
https://www.tribdem.com/news/pa-auditor-general-calls-for-comprehensive-action-on-gun-safety/article_d153de8e-dab7-5f79-b794-6469f2e0364a.html

Transportation

Flooding delays reopening of East Deer bridge
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14343010-74/flooding-delays-reopening-of-east-deer-bridge

Over 1,000 crashes investigated over holiday weekend
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/over-1-000-crashes-investigated-over-holiday-weekend-1.2415721

Meeting about Green Ridge Bridge repairs draws 30 with concerns, suggestions
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/meeting-about-green-ridge-bridge-repairs-draws-30-with-concerns-suggestions-1.2415789

Washington

Trump slams Fed chair, questions climate change and threatens to cancel Putin meeting
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/trump-slams-fed-chair-questions-climate-change-threatens-cancel-putin-meeting-20181128.html

Trump backs use of ‘very safe’ tear gas on crowd of migrants
http://www2.philly.com/wires/ap/trump-backs-use-very-safe-tear-gas-crowd-migrants-20181127.html-2

Democrat Susan Wild sworn in to Congress from Pennsylvania
https://www.readingeagle.com/article/20181128/AP/311289936/1009