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Legislature

Pa. legislature stood up to frat hazing. Will it stand up to the Catholic Church to give justice to sex abuse victims? | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/pa-legislature-hazing-bill-frat-hazing-tim-piazza-catholic-church-to-protect-sex-abuse-victims-editorial-20181011.html

Bill in Harrisburgh would make protesting at pipeline a crime
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/bill-in-harrisburgh-would-make-protesting-at-pipeline-a-crime/article_c82868fe-ccc8-11e8-80ed-3fa9472adaef.html

Baker: Rural hospital initiative seeks to prevent closures, keep communities healthy
https://www.timesleader.com/news/721096/baker-rural-hospital-initiative-seeks-to-prevent-closures-keep-communities-healthy

Investigation into sexual assault allegations against lawmaker could wrap up soon: DA
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/10/house_inaction_on_expelling_mi.html#incart_river_index

Veto new bill: Incumbency tool for judges Election legislation appears to violate state constitution
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/veto-new-bill-incumbency-tool-for-judges-election-legislation-appears-to-violate-state-constitution-1.2395951

Good eye: Speed-zone cameras
http://www.altoonamirror.com/opinion/editorials/2018/10/good-eye-speed-zone-cameras/

Business

Times Leader named chamber’s Legacy Business of the Year
https://www.timesleader.com/news/721090/times-leader-named-chambers-legacy-business-of-the-year

Looming regional labor shortages must be addressed, researcher says
https://www.timesleader.com/news/721099/looming-regional-labor-shortages-must-be-addressed-researcher-says

West Side Gerrity’s buys county land bank property for parking lot
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/west-side-gerrity-s-buys-county-land-bank-property-for-parking-lot-1.2396092

Berks manufacturers face challenges
https://www.readingeagle.com/money/article/berks-manufacturers-face-challenges

Crime/Punishment

Suspended deacon pleads guilty to sexual crimes in Washington County
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/10/10/Rosendo-Dacal-Diocese-of-Pittsburgh-sexual-crime-washington-county-14-year-old/stories/201810100064

Spiked wine and spy glasses: Bucks County couple charged with secretly filming drunken woman
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/spiked-wine-and-spy-glasses-bucks-county-couple-charged-with-secretly-filming-drunken-woman-20181010.html

Christy still awaiting transfer to Pa.
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/christy-still-awaiting-transfer-to-pa-1.2396041

Education

Attorneys, Woodland Hills student discuss $530,000 settlement in lawsuit against district
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/10/10/Woodland-Hills-High-School-district-lawsuit-settlement-Todd-Hollis-abuse-civil-rights/stories/201810100127

Penn Hills says Connellsville bringing armed guards to games
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14166190-74/penn-hills-says-connellsville-bringing-armed-guards-to-games

Contract urges teachers to seek medical savings
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/contract-urges-teachers-to-seek-medical-savings-1.2396014

Snafu kept 54 former teachers on Harrisburg School District healthcare plan
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/10/harrisburg_school_district_pai.html#incart_river_index

Elections/Politics

Wolf, Wagner grilled by a tough panel — Philly schoolkids
http://www2.philly.com/philly/education/wolf-wagner-grilled-by-philly-schoolkids-gubernatorial-election-ed-rendell-20181010.html

Wolf leads Wagner in large donations in Pa. governor’s race — a breakdown
https://whyy.org/articles/wolf-leads-wagner-in-large-donations-in-pa-governors-race-a-breakdown/

Where do Pa. candidates for governor stand on property taxes?
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/elections/tom-wolf-scott-wagner-property-taxes-elimination-governor-pennsylvania-20181011.html

Return to the stage: Voters need to see another Wolf, Wagner debate
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/10/11/Return-to-the-stage-Voters-need-to-see-another-Tom-Wolf-Scott-Wagner-debate-Alex-Trebek/stories/201810110048

Conor Lamb maintains double-digit lead over Keith Rothfus in 17th District
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/10/10/Conor-Lamb-Keith-Rothfus-17th-District-Pennsylvania-US-House-Monmouth-poll/stories/201810100160

Cartwright rails against sanctuary-city claim, supports border wall in some spots
https://www.timesleader.com/news/721129/cartwright-rails-against-sanctuary-city-claim-supports-border-wall-in-some-spots

Cartwright touts accomplishments, defends vote against Trump tax cuts
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/cartwright-touts-accomplishments-defends-vote-against-trump-tax-cuts-1.2395967

Democratic candidates for the state Legislature support progressive agenda
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/democratic-candidates-for-the-state-legislature-support-progressive-agenda

State House candidate scrutinized for posing with political sign at Warhol grave
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2018/10/10/State-House-candidate-scrutinized-for-posing-with-political-sign-at-Warhol-grave/stories/201810100182

Trump trashes Pa. Democrats ahead of mid-terms at rally in Erie
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2018/10/10/Thousands-of-Trump-supporters-attend-campaign-rally-in-Erie/stories/201810100179

Speakers at book forum say family relationships destroyed over Trump
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/speakers-at-book-forum-say-family-relationships-destroyed-over-trump-1.2396050

Crowd turns out to hear ‘Forgotten’ author Bradlee discuss book on Luzerne County
https://www.timesleader.com/news/721121/crowd-turns-out-to-hear-forgotten-author-bradlee-discuss-book-on-luzerne-county

Republicans lose some advantage in Franklin County ahead of mid-terms
http://www.witf.org/news/2018/10/republicans-lose-some-advantage-in-franklin-county-ahead-of-mid-terms.php

Bill White: Why state Rep. Justin Simmons’ campaign ad is misleading
http://www.mcall.com/opinion/white/blog/mc-opi-simmons-campaign-white-20181010-story.html

Local News

County council ready to dissect 2019 budget proposal
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-council-ready-to-dissect-2019-budget-proposal-1.2396039

Arena board wants more information on access road
https://www.timesleader.com/news/721131/arena-board-wants-more-information-on-access-road

Zoning board tables vote on Marywood South variance
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/zoning-board-tables-vote-on-marywood-south-variance-1.2396042

Tax board hears appeal on vacant office building in downtown Scranton
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/tax-board-hears-appeal-on-vacant-office-building-in-downtown-scranton-1.2396118

Will joint effort save ambulance?
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/will-joint-effort-save-ambulance-1.2396015

Irwin drops amusement tax plans for 2019
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14165375-74/irwin-drops-amusement-tax-plans-for-2019

Traveling Vietnam Wall replica makes stop at Murrysville Community Park
https://triblive.com/local/murrysville/14165270-74/vietnam-wall-replica-opens-at-murrysville-community-park

Trick-or-treat and Halloween events across the Valley
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14163770-74/trick-or-treat-and-halloween-events-across-the-valley

Arnold code officer draws praise from landlords
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14163753-74/arnold-code-officer-draws-praise-from-landlords

First responders recognized for life-saving use of Narcan
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/first-responders-recognized-for-life-saving-use-of-narcan/article_fc41214a-ccae-11e8-ae23-8bad4499e9a1.html

Namesake park at center of debate among members of Centre Park Historic District board
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/namesake-park-at-center-of-debate-among-members-of-centre-park-historic-district-board&template=ourcityart

Reading City Council defines ‘citizen’ for appointments
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-city-council-defines-citizen-for-appointments

Editorial: Boyertown revitalization efforts starting to pay off
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-boyertown-revitalization-efforts-starting-to-pay-off

Allentown approves $1.25 million for demolition of private building gutted by fire
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-nws-allentown-fire-demolition-franklin-street-hyman-pay-20181010-story.html

After further review … PSAC baseball tourney to stay in Johnstown for 2019
http://www.tribdem.com/news/after-further-review-psac-baseball-tourney-to-stay-in-johnstown/article_7ad2b18c-cd08-11e8-a4cf-ef6e99c1c03a.html

Johnstown City Council gives initial approval to Act 47 plan
http://www.tribdem.com/news/johnstown-city-council-gives-initial-approval-to-act-plan/article_ab9efb36-cd08-11e8-86e6-231d19cb974a.html

National News

‘Catching some hell’: Hurricane Michael slams into Florida and charges into the Southeast
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/10/10/Florida-Panhandle-hurricane-Michael-Category-4-storm/stories/201810100097

FEMA faces Michael with many leadership spots vacant or filled temporarily
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/10/10/FEMA-faces-Hurricane-Michael-with-many-leadership-spots-vacant-or-filled-temporarily/stories/201810100203

At Penn, Anita Hill calls Kavanaugh hearings ‘a disservice to the American public’
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/anita-hill-penn-talk-kimberle-crenshaw-clarence-thomas-christine-blasey-ford-brett-kavanaugh-20181010.html

Dow industrials sink 831 points as tech companies plunge
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/10/10/Dow-Jones-industrials-sink-700-points-as-bond-yields-rise-1/stories/201810100159

Philly

Reinvest Philly Summit wants to open doors to economic opportunities
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/reinvest-philly-summit-wants-to-open-doors-to-economic-opportunities/article_fc53a55d-e5cb-58e1-bb7f-c1b1a3ebcacf.html

Truck traffic is clogging Center City streets. What’s Philly going to do about it?
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/transportation/traffic-philadelphia-center-city-trucks-20181011.html

Daylong standoff at Senator Casey’s office ends for undocumented mother who left sanctuary
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/undocumented-immigrant-church-of-advocate-sanctuary-philadelphia-bob-casey-trump-ice-deport-20181010.html

Philly courts to stop withholding controversial bail fee
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/philly-money-bail-community-bail-fund-probation-detainers-20181010.html

Tap on Norcross’ phones stemmed from Philly union probe, records show
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/george-norcross-john-dougherty-local-98-wiretap-fbi-investigation-20181010.html

Philly Police counterterrorism unit interrogated journalist after Facebook comment
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/crime/philadelphia-police-counterterrorism-unit-ernest-owens-lgbtq-journalist-facebook-20181011.html

Ben Simmons surprises Cramp Elementary School students with coats
http://www2.philly.com/philly/sports/ben-simmons-cramp-elementary-school-coats-donation-charity-20181010.html

Philly banks charge higher overdraft, ATM fees, survey says
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/consumer_news/philadelphia-atm-overdraft-fees-bankrate-highest-20181011.html

Coalition of rights organizations urges City Council to consider ‘fair workweek’
http://www.phillytrib.com/metros/coalition-of-rights-organizations-urges-city-council-to-consider-fair/article_50f82227-6120-5655-b43c-869ddc2d3752.html

How can Ed Rendell support safe injection sites when he locked up crack users as district attorney? | Solomon Jones
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/solomon_jones/safe-injection-sites-ed-rendell-crack-opioids-philadelphia-20181010.html

As opioids ravaged Kensington, a career cop learned how to police a crisis | Mike Newall
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/mike_newall/ray-convery-inspector-philadelphia-police-kensington-opioid-crisis-overdose-20181010.html

Pitt

Pittsburgh poised to invest $1.4 million for high-tech snow plowing system
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14164829-74/pittsburgh-poised-to-invest-14-million-for-high-tech-snow-plowing-system

What Makes Pittsburgh Pittsburgh: Rick Sebak gets outpouring of well wishes – and food – during extended hospital stay
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/neighborhood/2018/10/10/What-Makes-Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh-Rick-Sebak-gets-outpouring-of-well-wishes-and-food-during-extended-hospital-stay/stories/201810100085

From sea level to Mile High: Where do Heinz Field and PNC Park stand?
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/neighborhood/2018/10/10/PNC-Park-Heinz-Field-baseball-football-ballparks-altitude-major-leagues-NFL/stories/201808130098

Allegheny County Democratic official resigns after criticism of ‘racist undertones’ in Facebook postings
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2018/10/10/Allegheny-County-Democratic-Committee-executive-director-resigns-amid-Facebook-controversy/stories/201810100108

Mattress Factory taps Westmoreland arts leader to helm Pittsburgh museum
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14164831-74/mattress-factory-board-taps-westmoreland-arts-leader-to-helm-pittsburgh-museum-amid

Amazon Prime expands Whole Foods grocery deliveries to Pittsburgh
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14163038-74/amazon-prime-expands-whole-foods-grocery-deliveries-to-pittsburgh

State News

Suburban police overstate marijuana arrests to FBI
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/suburban-marijuana-arrests-fbi-ucr-abington-lower-merion-20181010.html

PennDot answers most-asked questions about REAL ID on Facebook Live
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/real-id-penndot-questions-facebook-pennsylvania-20181011.html

Confused about REAL ID? PennDOT takes to Facebook to answer questions
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14163553-74/confused-about-real-id-penndot-takes-to-facebook-to-answer-questions

Mega Millions players have shot at 9th largest prize in U.S. history
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14163723-74/mega-millions-players-have-shot-at-9th-largest-prize-in-us-history

Water main break affecting several Berks municipalities
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/water-main-break-affecting-several-berks-municipalities

Transportation

Turnpike charges two with evading more than $12,000 in tolls and fees in Allegheny County
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/10/Pennsylvania-Turnpike-Allegheny-County-district-attorney-unpaid-tolls-charges-crackdown/stories/201810100154

Washington Countians get first crack at recommending transportation changes
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/washington-countians-get-first-crack-at-recommending-transportation-changes/article_b8b23fac-cbfc-11e8-b796-1f09340cd23e.html

Paving scheduled this week for ramp from I-80 to I-81 in Butler Twp.
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/paving-scheduled-this-week-for-ramp-from-i-80-to-i-81-in-butler-twp-1.2395995

LCTA sets ridership forum for Oct. 16
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/lcta-sets-ridership-forum-for-oct-16-1.2395996

What’s next for I-83 construction? PennDOT to unveil big plans
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/10/whats_next_for_i-83_constructi.html