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Legislature

Sen. Bill could waive statute of limitations
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/09/sen-bill-could-waive-statute-of-limitations/

Power vested in DRBC
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/power-vested-in-drbc-1.2392016

Photo cop: Could cameras force drivers to slow down?
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/cameras-could-help-enforce-speed-limits-through-some-work-zones-in-pennsylvania

Abuse cases testing loyalty of Catholics
http://www.altoonamirror.com/opinion/editorials/2018/09/abuse-cases-testing-loyalty-of-catholics/

Local legislator introduces bill to allow police to carry EpiPens
https://www.heraldstandard.com/news/local_news/rep-warner-introduces-bill-to-allow-police-to-carry-epipens/article_71abfa77-0008-51b8-8771-182cb0c05ea7.html

Crime/Punishment

Delco residents, pols take aim at private county prison in public hearing
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/george-hill-correctional-facility-delaware-county-geo-group-20180930.html

SWAT team raids buildings in Beaver Falls in hunt for Ohio shooting suspect
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2018/09/30/Flash-bang-Beaver-Falls-tactical-response-Beaver-County-21st-street-second-avenue/stories/201809300202

Wrongful conviction points to systemic problems with public defense in Pa.
http://www.witf.org/news/2018/10/wrongful-murder-conviction-points-to-systemic-problems-with-public-defense-in-pa.php

Education

‘How can I make a kid part of a story?’: North Hills Middle School history teacher brings lessons to life
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/09/30/North-Hills-Middle-School-Joe-Welch-National-History-Teacher/stories/201809280143

STEAM program expanding
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/steam-program-expanding-1.2392183

Erie university strikes former bishop’s name from building
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14129252-74/erie-university-strikes-former-bishops-name-from-building

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks to more than 1,000 at Wilkes event
https://www.timesleader.com/news/720118/nba-legend-kareem-abdul-jabarr-speaks-to-more-than-1000-at-wilkes-event

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks education, race at lecture
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/kareem-abdul-jabbar-talks-education-race-at-lecture-1.2392159

Elections/Politics

Harrison Dems pledge support to candidates for state and federal seats
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14133729-74/harrison-dems-pledge-support-to-candidates-for-state-and-federal-seats

Gov. Tom Wolf-Scott Wagner debate: What they need to do
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/10/gov_tom_wolf-scott_wagner_deba.html#incart_river_index

Play ‘Stupardy!’ in advance of Pa. governor debate | Stu Bykofsky
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/stu_bykofsky/play-stupardy-in-advance-of-pa-governor-debate-stu-bykofsky-20180930.html

This Pa. gov debate brought to you in part by one of the candidates
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/10/pa_gov_debate_brought_to_you_i.html#incart_river_index

Fact-checking candidate Cartwright’s ad on Chrin
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/fact-checking-candidate-cartwright-s-ad-on-chrin-1.2392197

Philly-area candidates benefit from fund-raising strategy that critics say bypasses donation limits
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/elections/campaign-finance-joint-fundraising-committees-pa-nj-midterm-elections-bob-menendez-brian-fitzpatrick-chrissy-houlahan-bob-casey-20181001.html#loaded

Oliver North headlines lineup at ‘Trump Fest’ at Mohegan Sun
https://www.timesleader.com/news/local/720143/oliver-north-headlines-lineup-at-trump-fest-at-mohegan-sun

GOP rally draws large crowd in Plains Twp.
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/gop-rally-draws-large-crowd-in-plains-twp-1.2392211

State Rep. Jim Marshall says he works to make region ‘the best it can be’
http://www.timesonline.com/news/20181001/state-rep-jim-marshall-says-he-works-to-make-region-the-best-it-can-be

Local News

Walk for Hope raises funds for Ruth’s Place
https://www.timesleader.com/news/720189/walk-for-hope-raises-funds-for-ruths-place

Downtown Wilkes-Barre high-rise hotels still a go, start dates still up in the air
https://www.timesleader.com/news/720127/downtown-wilkes-barre-high-rise-hotels-still-a-go-start-dates-still-up-in-the-air

County hosting tire recycling events
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-hosting-tire-recycling-events-1.2392072

Luzerne County tax auction yields 44 sales and 527 advancing to free-and-clear
https://www.timesleader.com/news/720088/luzerne-county-tax-auction-yields-44-sales-and-527-advancing-to-free-and-clear

New theater company signs lease to run Scranton cinema
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/new-theater-company-signs-lease-to-run-scranton-cinema-1.2392231

Developer sees great promise in Marywood South project
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/developer-sees-great-promise-in-marywood-south-project-1.2392247

City firefighters will be honored Tuesday
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/city-firefighters-will-be-honored-tuesday-1.2392127

Schuylkill commissioners approve, seek more agricultural easements
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/schuylkill-commissioners-approve-seek-more-agricultural-easements-1.2392059

Saxonburg: It’s a small town with a big heart
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/09/30/Saxonburg-Butler-county-Pennsylvania-our-towns-history-museum/stories/201809010005

A changing landscape for Ambridge, where growth meets preservation
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/09/29/Small-town-project-Ambridge-pennsylvania/stories/201809010010

His first paycheck — and so much more — for Lower Burrell man
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14131915-74/his-first-paycheck-and-so-much-more-for-lower-burrell

Green space to buffer Elliott Group’s testing site in Jeannette; public hearing planned for Wednesday
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14135020-74/green-space-to-buffer-elliott-groups-testing-site-in-jeannette-public-hearing

New Ken special needs dance to benefit UPMC Children’s Hospital
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14134944-74/new-ken-special-needs-dance-to-benefit-upmc-childrens-hospital

Hurdles ahead for proposed West Leechburg sports complex
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14133391-74/hurdles-ahead-for-proposed-west-leechburg-sports-complex

Answering the call and helping the desperate in Berks
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/answering-the-call-and-helping-the-desperate-in-berks

Allentown car explosion: Authorities confirm three males dead, including likely ‘perpetrator’
http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-allentown-car-explosion-news-conference-20180930-story.html

National News

‘Tsunami’ of free food for the hungry is coming. Will it be too much to handle?
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/food-poverty-farmers-tariffs-trump-administration-philabundance-share-pennsylvania-20181001.html

New Jersey

N.J. fuel-tax hike leaves cheap gas in the rearview mirror
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/energy/nj-fuel-tax-gasoline-pa-20180831.html

Philly

Oct. 1: The last day for Philly property tax appeals. Here’s how to file your appeal today.
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/personal_finance/philadelphia-property-tax-reassessment-appeals-michael-piper-david-oh-opa-brt-20181001.html

How could a cop’s use of force land a Philly kid in an institution? When you’re truant, almost anything can.
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/philadelphia-schools-truancy-jail-septa-police-20180930.html

The Politics of Poverty: Officials grapple with what works and what doesn’t
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/the-politics-of-poverty-officials-grapple-with-what-works-and/article_560fbb5f-a61e-5532-9ec2-a65fe971ae6b.html

Dip in Black poverty draws skepticism
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/dip-in-black-poverty-draws-skepticism/article_e699efd7-aed2-5de3-896e-915de97aa7a1.html

Saturday hours cut from 31 Philly libraries
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/saturday-hours-cut-from-philly-libraries/article_91bb9f91-80c1-5f3e-bf0e-de40c1059f64.html

The Philadelphia Puerto Rican Day Parade in pictures: Celebrating pride and rebirth
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/puerto-rican-day-parade-philadelphia-2018-20180930.html?arc404=true

Pitt

10,000 compete in Pittsburgh’s 41st annual Great Race
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/09/30/great-race-pittsburgh-point-state-park-jim-spisak-samantha-bower/stories/201809300194

Mattress Factory woes spotlight training gaps among nonprofit leaders
http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/art-architecture/2018/10/01/Mattress-Factory-Arts-administrators-Pittsburgh-gaps-in-training-HR-nonprofits/stories/201809280135

A slice of life: Mineo’s marks six decades as a Pittsburgh icon
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/neighborhood/2018/10/01/A-slice-of-life-Mineo-s-marks-six-decades-as-a-Pittsburgh-icon/stories/201809300102

Keep negotiating: A strike by steelworkers would be folly
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/10/01/Keep-negotiating-A-strike-US-Steel-steelworkers-would-be-folly/stories/201810010016

Mon Wharf parking area closed as flood cleanup begins
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14135195-74/mon-wharf-parking-area-closed-as-flood-cleanup-begins

State News

Parenting is a hard job — and Pennsylvania’s home visitor programs aims to help
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2018/10/01/Pennsylvanias-home-visitor-programs-teresa-miller-human-services-secretary/stories/201809280112

New Dementia Friends program aims to erase stigma surrounding the disease
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/01/Dementia-Friends-Pennsylvania-Alzheimer-s-information-sessions-Jewish-Healthcare-Foundation/stories/201810010014

Off limits: Report on state college abuse kept from public
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/20181001_ap_2642fc0b73584d0b886749e8e1c7eaf9.html?arc404=true

Here’s what Pa. is doing to fight chronic wasting disease | PennLive Letters
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/10/chronic_wasting_disease_pennli.html#incart_river_index

Pa. Supreme Court declines to step into smelly dispute over pig farm
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/10/pa_supreme_court_declines_to_s.html#incart_river_index

See the highest-priced homes for sale in each Pennsylvania county
https://www.pennlive.com/expo/news/erry-2018/10/ae1446be399700/these-are-the-highestpriced-ho.html#incart_river_index

Transportation

Electric work to restrict Allegheny River Boulevard traffic
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14135201-74/electric-work-to-restrict-allegheny-river-boulevard-traffic

Tight oil supply could lead to unexpected fall gas price rise
https://triblive.com/local/regional/14135299-74/tight-oil-supply-could-lead-to-unexpected-fall-gas-price-rise

Airport looks to break more records
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/airport-looks-to-break-more-records-1.2392070

Community supports Division Street bridge replacement
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/community-supports-division-street-bridge-replacement-1.2392191

Washington

The FBI interviews Kavanaugh accuser Ramirez as a Yale friend remembers a ‘heavy’ drinker
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/09/30/Trump-officials-say-the-White-House-s-isn-t-micromanaging-the-FBI-s-Kavanaugh-probe/stories/201809300197

To some, Sen. Klobuchar’s big Kavanaugh moment spotlights her strengths — and shortcomings
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/09/30/To-some-Sen-Klobuchar-s-big-Kavanaugh-moment-spotlights-her-strengths-and-shortcomings/stories/201809300236

White House aide Conway says she was sexual assault victim
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/presidential/20180930_ap_071bea2ae7bc49b9b969f5f52193a1ec.html?arc404=true

Kavanaugh case unfolds as DeVos readies sexual assault rule
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20180930_ap_324ecf44e3bd4cde961cfc6009428aab.html?arc404=true