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Legislature

Yudichak, Baker support bill on prison closure procedure
https://www.timesleader.com/news/721227/yudichak-baker-support-bill-on-prison-closure-procedure

House approves bill requiring state to establish guidelines for public facility closures
http://www.meadvilletribune.com/news/house-approves-bill-requiring-state-to-establish-guidelines-for-public/article_bdcefb50-cdb0-11e8-b17c-c350cc8236dd.html

Eleventh-hour maneuvering could imperil proposal to help Pa. victims of Catholic clergy sexual abuse
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/pa-senate-catholic-clergy-sexual-abuse-20181012.html

Bill raising infrastructure trespassing penalty called ‘out of line’
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/state_and_region/bill-raising-infrastructure-trespassing-penalty-called-out-of-line/article_f6bf6eab-1153-5ad0-9bbd-7f0cf0ce8537.html

Reducing penalties on pot possession gains momentum in Pa. House
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/10/reducing_penalities_on_pot_pos.html#incart_river_index

Coatesville community discusses importance of juvenile justice and alternative programs
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/coatesville-community-discusses-importance-of-juvenile-justice-and-alternative-programs/article_4f2fb3aa-cd98-11e8-be56-67517f9a0d71.html

Road Warrior: Speed cameras could be watching you in Turnpike construction zones
https://www.mcall.com/news/traffic/road-warrior/mc-nws-road-warrior-camera-enforcement-construction-zone-20181011-story.html

Pa. gets $479,307 in federal funding for kinship navigator program
https://www.timesleader.com/news/721232/pa-gets-479307-in-federal-funding-for-kinship-navigator-program

House whiffs on fair gas royalties
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/house-whiffs-on-fair-gas-royalties-1.2396411

Burns votes for House prescription drug bill
http://www.tribdem.com/news/burns-votes-for-house-prescription-drug-bill/article_5fae5bc6-cdd1-11e8-b20b-3b589f11acca.html

Eichelberger discusses state’s issues as term ends
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/10/eichelberger-discusses-states-issues-as-term-ends/

Business

Trump tariffs toll on Pa. industry: $98M extra for steel and an anxious business climate
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/trump-tariffs-toll-pa-industry-steel-toys-distillers-20181012.html

Crime/Punishment

Judge says teen in car with Antwon Rose can’t view all evidence in case
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2018/10/11/Teen-in-drive-by-shooting-called-a-key-witness-from-the-jail-antwon-rose-mike-rosfeld/stories/201810110225

Berks police will receive latest technology to help solve gun violence
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-police-will-receive-latest-technology-to-help-solve-gun-violence

Pa. prison psychologist in middle of disciplinary hearing over use of solitary confinement
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/10/creeson_prison_solitary_confin.html#incart_river_index

Education

Harrisburg school district employed teachers without valid certifications
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/10/harrisburg_school_district_emp.html#incart_river_index

Fleetwood School District’s falling enrollment focus of meeting
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/fleetwood-school-districts-falling-enrollment-focus-of-meeting

Field of Dreams or Bus Depot: Upper Dublin Schools to decide
http://www2.philly.com/philly/education/upper-dublin-field-of-dreams-bus-depot-20181011.html

Steel Valley’s Donnie Bates was shot 12 times. Now he’s playing football again.
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/high-school-football/2018/10/11/Donnie-Bates-shot-12-times-drive-by-shooting-Munhall-Jazmere-Custis-Steel-Valley-football-Rod-Steele/stories/201810090175

Penn Hills superintendent raises concerns about Connellsville teams traveling with armed security
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/highschool/2018/10/11/Penn-Hills-superintendent-concerns-Connellsville-teams-traveling-armed-security-wpial/stories/201810110095

Pa.’s State System delays action on tuition overhaul
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/10/11/State-System-of-Higher-Education-tuition-college-state-owned-universities-Pennsylvania/stories/201810110155

Medical college receives $1.5 million grant to renovate former Scranton school building
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/medical-college-receives-1-5-million-grant-to-renovate-former-scranton-school-building-1.2396390

Blind Microsoft programmer pushes conference to challenge status quo
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/blind-microsoft-programmer-pushes-conference-to-challenge-status-quo-1.2396394

Penn State picked as one of most friendly schools for LGBTQ students
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/10/penn_state_picked_as_one_of_mo.html#incart_river_index

Elections/Politics

112th candidates debate property tax reform, other topics
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/112th-candidates-debate-property-tax-reform-other-topics-1.2396683

Voter league schedules candidate debates
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/voter-league-schedules-candidate-debates-1.2396660

If GOP is the anti-labor party, why do Pa. unions still endorse Republicans? | Will Bunch
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/will_bunch/pennsylvania-labor-unions-support-republican-candidates-why-harrisburg-legislature-20181011.html

GOP House candidate wins big gun-control endorsement, but activists cry foul | Clout
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/clout/clout-brian-fitzpatrick-guns-philadelphia-suburbs-congress-election-20181012.html

Luzerne County voter registration shows continued Republican climb
https://www.timesleader.com/news/721194/luzerne-county-voter-registration-shows-continued-republican-climb

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro headlines fundraiser for ‘tapped out’ Wagner
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14167067-74/fox-news-host-jeanine-pirro-headlines-fundraiser-for-tapped-out-wagner

Antietam students ask Jeff Bartos about the issues
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/antietam-students-ask-jeff-bartos-about-the-issues

Political parties in Berks schedule fall banquets
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/political-parties-in-berks-schedule-fall-banquets

Will Democrats take back the House? Watch these 9 Pa. races
https://papost.org/2018/10/12/will-democrats-take-back-the-house-watch-these-9-pa-races/

Bill White: Shame on these 3 state legislators hiding from debates
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/white/mc-opi-incumbent-legislators-debates-white-20181009-story.html

Health Care

UPMC-Highmark dispute over pre-payment plan gains steam
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2018/10/11/UPMC-Highmark-Medicare-Advantage-2019-plans-pre-pay/stories/201810110214

As a small W.Pa. hospital struggles to survive, jobs are cut and bills are due
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2018/10/11/Ellwood-City-Hospital-Americore-Health-layoff-financial-losses-transition/stories/201810100162

Local News

Wilkes-Barre Mayor George to present 2019 budget proposal next week
https://www.timesleader.com/news/721214/wilkes-barre-mayor-george-to-present-2019-budget-proposal-next-week

Dallas Legion post to vote on proposed NFL TV boycott
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/dallas-legion-post-to-vote-on-proposed-nfl-tv-boycott-1.2396605

Court sides with W-B fire union on benefits matter
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/court-sides-with-w-b-fire-union-on-benefits-matter-1.2396603

Bridgeport elected its first black mayor. Then the town divided.
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/mark-barbee-mayor-bridgeport-pennsylvania-race-divide-20181012.html

Water service restored to Berks municipalities after water main break is repaired
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/crews-searching-for-water-main-break-affecting-several-berks-municipalities

Trump rally to cost Erie at least $21,000
http://www.goerie.com/news/20181012/trump-rally-to-cost-erie-at-least-21000

National News

Pope Francis accepts Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s resignation
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/10/12/donald-wuerl-resigns-cardinal-pittsburgh-washington-dc-sexual-abuse-grand-jury-pope-francis/stories/201809140107

Death toll rises to 6 in wake of Hurricane Michael’s rampage
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/20181012_ap_8df01ed9d6004767a6bdb9252b8819a1.html?arc404=true

Matthew Shepard, a gay man murdered in 1998, is to be interred at the National Cathedral
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/10/11/Matthew-Shepard-a-gay-man-murdered-in-1998-is-to-be-interred-at-the-National-Cathedral/stories/201810110242

Army expelled 500 immigrant recruits in 1 year
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/20181011_ap_1ecc474ca5ac4833aa736f76bb572c7f.html?arc404=true

Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises
https://www.timesleader.com/news/721216/social-security-checks-will-grow-in-2019-as-inflation-rises

Philly

Former AG Eric Holder visits Philadelphia to stump for Dems, talk redistricting
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/eric-holder-philadelphia-redistricting-gerrymander-candidates-20181011.html

State redistricting in mind, former AG Holder stumps for Pa. Democrats
http://www.witf.org/news/2018/10/state-redistricting-in-mind-former-ag-holder-stumps-for-pa-democrats.php

Former AG Holder visits Philly to talk redistricting
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/former-ag-holder-visits-philly-to-talk-redistricting/article_4ade1027-10a7-57a2-9c2b-6d185391ec78.html

SEPTA is investigating claims of fraudulent charges for poor using new fare card
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/transportation/septa-key-card-overcharge-fraud-20181011.html

Pro fisherman angles in Philly storm drains with hot dogs and soft pretzel bait
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/urban-fishing-mike-iaconelli-fish-my-city-show-national-geographic-wild-20181011.html

If Philly government and Amazon can raise the minimum wage, why can’t our “Eds and Meds?” | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/raise-minimum-wage-15-hour-penn-drexel-jefferson-temple-amazon-20181012.html

Pitt

Pittsburgh angling for diversity among firefighter candidates
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/11/Pittsburgh-firefighter-candidate-diversity-request-for-information-Darryl-Jones/stories/201810110119

Pittsburgh controller cautions against privatization of PWSA
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14168412-74/pittsburgh-controller-applauds-progress-by-pwsa-cautions-against-privatization

Pittsburgh taking applications for Snow Angels program
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/11/Pittsburgh-Snow-Angels-2018-sign-ups-applications-volunteers-participants/stories/201810110110

URA board backs Lexington Technology Park redevelopment over protests
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/10/11/URA-board-backs-Lexington-Technology-Park-redevelopment-pittsburgh-north-point-breeze/stories/201810110224

Pittsburgh URA considering $23 million plan for former Allegheny County 911 center
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14168856-74/pittsburgh-ura-considering-23-million-plan-for-former-allegheny-county-911-center

Another weekend of dreaded Parkway East restrictions is coming
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2018/10/11/Another-weekend-of-Parkway-East-restrictions/stories/201810110172

Crew member dies after fall from balcony on set of ‘Mister Rogers’ film in Mt. Lebanon
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2018/10/11/Crew-member-injured-in-fall-on-set-of-Mr-Rogers-film/stories/201810110236

Sound technician dies after falling on set of Mister Rogers movie in Mt. Lebanon
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14169019-74/sound-technician-falls-from-balcony-of-mt-lebanon-building-being-filmed-in

Pitt moves to settle lawsuit as Officer Michael Rosfeld claims video clears him in civil case
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/12/officer-michael-rosfeld-video-antwon-rose-shot-east-pittsburgh-pitt-lawsuit-bar-university-of-pittsburgh-police/stories/201810110216

Pittsburgh police officer ‘sucker punched’ near Hot Metal Bridge by man who grabs Taser
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/11/Pittsburgh-police-man-arrested-officer-assaulted-Taser-hot-metal-bridge-south-side/stories/201810110158

For women’s health: Research summit should be a regular event
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/10/12/Magee-Womens-Research-health-Summit-should-be-regular-event/stories/201810120050

State News

Two federal judges nominated by Trump confirmed for Pa.
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2018/10/11/Two-federal-judges-confirmed-for-Pa-trump/stories/201810110226

Pa. farmer: Prioritize climate-change action on personal and state levels | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/un-climate-change-report-pennsylvania-farms-crops-rain-20181012.html

What you need to know about Real ID in Pennsylvania
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/do-you-know-how-to-obtain-a-real-id-in-pennsylvania-this-quiz-will-help-you-determine-your-next-steps

After getting more than $63,000, terminally ill veteran is working to help others in similar situations
http://www.tribdem.com/news/after-getting-more-than-terminally-ill-veteran-is-working-to/article_fc33ff02-cdb6-11e8-8e60-b793d0ad6a5e.html

Transportation

No free ride: PA Turnpike is going after toll scofflaws
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2018/10/11/Pennsylvania-Turnpike-criminal-charges-unpaid-tolls-license-revocation/stories/201810110175

Harmar, PennDOT come to terms on pavement crushing site off of Route 28 Exit 11
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14167872-74/harmar-penndot-come-to-terms-on-pavement-crushing-site

Coxton Road to remain closed for safety inspection, repairs
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/coxton-road-to-remain-closed-for-safety-inspection-repairs-1.2396540

Travel detours will get added scrutiny in W-B
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/travel-detours-will-get-added-scrutiny-in-w-b-1.2396495

Tunnels complicate McAdoo Route 309 project
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/tunnels-complicate-mcadoo-route-309-project-1.2396515

Washington

Dems attack the president for campaigning in Erie while a deadly hurricane slammed Florida
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/10/11/Dems-attack-the-president-for-campaigning-in-Erie-while-a-deadly-hurricane-slammed-Florida/stories/201810110234