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Legislature

Hearing set for Thursday on bill in honor of Kayden Mancuso
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20191015/hearing-set-for-thursday-on-bill-in-honor-of-kayden-mancuso

Backers of proposed ‘red flag’ gun law in Pennsylvania support end-around to get things moving
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-red-flag-20191014-5wf4f6xq55bybgzfhns5wpltlq-story.html

Lawmakers may let officials in small municipalities have higher salaries
https://papost.org/2019/10/14/lawmakers-may-let-officials-in-small-municipalities-have-higher-salaries/

The number of disabled people who live at state-run centers has dwindled. That doesn’t mean closing them isn’t controversial
https://www.penncapital-star.com/health-care/the-number-of-disabled-people-who-live-at-state-run-centers-has-dwindled-that-doesnt-mean-closures-arent-controversial/

Betting on the sun: Pennsylvania should offer greater incentives for solar power
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/10/15/Betting-on-the-sun-Pennsylvania-should-offer-greater-incentives-for-solar-power/stories/201910070002

Business

Uber lays off 350 employees in Eats, autonomous vehicles
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2019/10/14/Uber-lays-off-350-employees-Eats-autonomous-vehicles-ATG-Pittsburgh/stories/201910150024

SEPTA contractor USSC, designing a smoother bus ride, seeks 172 workers in Exton
https://www.inquirer.com/business/septa-amtrak-ussg-seats-exton-jobs-chester-county-20191015.html

‘Mini Indicators’ talk spotlights economic trends
https://www.timesleader.com/news/758897/mini-indicators-talk-spotlights-economic-trends

Five area department stores converting to off-price Gordmans within the year
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/five-area-department-stores-converting-to-off-price-gordmans-within-the-year-1.2545671

Crime/Punishment

Special patrols in Scranton lead to 85 arrests, more than 1,000 total contacts
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/special-patrols-in-scranton-lead-to-85-arrests-more-than-1-000-total-contacts-1.2545820

Upset no penalty was called, angry dad ‘storms’ field during youth football game, grabs 8-year-old player by arm, police say
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws–20191014-wdo4twflkrh6fd4s7hpwfh3acy-story.html

Radnor police issue 200 citations for underage drinking
http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/mainlinetimes/radnor-police-issue-citations-for-underage-drinking/article_923cdf2c-ec61-11e9-bd78-97a7505048f7.html

Education

Carrie Underwood, Dick’s Sporting Goods donate $100K to girls sports programs
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/carrie-underwood-dicks-sporting-goods-donate-100k-to-girls-sports-programs/

At this Main Line private school, campus construction becomes a lab to teach students
https://www.inquirer.com/education/haverford-school-construction-project-building-trades-20191014.html

Penn Law students of color want ‘racist’ professor fired
https://www.penncapital-star.com/education/penn-law-students-of-color-want-racist-professor-fired/

Elections/Politics

Pa. GOP returns donation from indicted Giuliani associate
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/10/14/Pa-GOP-returns-donation-from-indicted-Giuliani-associate/stories/201910140122

What to watch for at the 4th Democratic presidential debate
https://www.inquirer.com/news/fourth-democratic-debate-preview-20191015.html

Violent spoof video of Trump killing his critics shows how memes have reshaped politics
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/donald-trump-violent-video-spoof-meme-20191014.html

State senate special election: Who is seeking the Democratic nomination?
https://www.ldnews.com/story/news/2019/10/14/potential-democratic-candidates-fill-mike-folmers-empty-senate-seat/3945109002/

Health Care

Penn’s genital herpes vaccine is a winner in animals. Next up: testing on humans
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/10/14/Penn-s-genital-herpes-vaccine-is-a-winner-in-animals-next-up-Testing-on-humans/stories/201910140131

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital worker featured on ‘Good Morning America’
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/upmc-magee-womens-hospital-worker-featured-on-good-morning-america/

Competition spurs better bang-for-buck in Western Pa.’s Medicare Advantage market
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/competition-spurs-better-bang-for-buck-in-western-pa-s-medicare-advantage-market/

Research: Depression leads reasons for mental health hospitalizations
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/research-depression-leads-reasons-for-mental-health-hospitalizations-1.2545763

Allentown residents warned of possible measles exposure
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/allentown-residents-warned-of-possible-measles-exposure-1.2545789

Local News

Sparring continues over voting machine selection
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/sparring-continues-over-voting-machine-selection-1.2545751

County budget work sessions start tonight
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-budget-work-sessions-start-tonight-1.2545749

W-B budget unveiled today; no tax hike for 2020
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-budget-unveiled-today-no-tax-hike-for-2020-1.2545666

Remembering career lawman Daniel J. Beky
https://www.timesleader.com/news/758901/remembering-career-lawman-daniel-j-beky

Free screening of new holiday movie in Pittston
https://www.timesleader.com/news/758903/free-screening-of-new-holiday-movie-in-pittston

Death probed after possible gas leak
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/death-probed-after-possible-gas-leak-1.2545759

Dunmore mayor vetoes controversial landfill ordinance
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/dunmore-mayor-vetoes-controversial-landfill-ordinance-1.2545764

Developer does not have to repay state grant for failed Honesdale project
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/developer-does-not-have-to-repay-state-grant-for-failed-honesdale-project-1.2545781

Carbon recognizes DVSC’s efforts
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/carbon-recognizes-dvsc-s-efforts-1.2545686

Vote delayed on controversial Beech Hollow Energy plant in Washington County
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2019/10/14/Beech-Hollow-Power-Plant-pollution-Bologna-Robinson-Kendall-Lodge/stories/201910110134

Greensburg officials to declare emergency after public works fire
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/greensburg-officials-to-declare-emergency-after-public-works-fire/

Former Army chief to speak at fundraiser for Westmoreland War on Terror monument
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/former-army-chief-to-speak-at-fundraiser-for-westmoreland-war-on-terror-monument/

Leechburg annual meeting to include screening of historical footage
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/leechburg-annual-meeting-to-include-screening-of-historical-footage/

Project aims to make Alle-Kiski Valley section of Rachel Carson Trail safer
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/project-aims-to-make-alle-kiski-valley-section-of-rachel-carson-trail-safer/

Berks breast cancer group offers new programs
https://www.readingeagle.com/life/article/berks-breast-cancer-group-offers-new-programs

Community rallies to help Birdsboro-area volunteer firefighter whose family was displaced by fire
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/community-rallies-to-help-birdsboro-area-volunteer-firefighter-whose-family-was-displaced-by-fire

Residents voice support for Northern Berks police chief
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/residents-voice-support-for-northern-berks-police-chief

Reading City Council backs plan for triage center for homeless
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-council-backs-plan-for-triage-center-for-homeless

Putting faith into action, Family Promise of the Lehigh Valley helps five homeless families get back on their feet
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-family-promise-homeless-20191014-6jof5x637jeavmi22b7fdvcjci-story.html

National News

Too many unanswered questions about vaping | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/vaping-marijuana-death-illness-flavor-ban-20191015.html

California becomes the 1st state to mandate later start times for middle and high schools
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/10/14/California-school-start-time-law-first-state-mandate-later/stories/201910140147

LeBron James says Daryl Morey ‘wasn’t educated’ on China before he sent his tweet
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/other-sports/2019/10/14/LeBron-James-China-Rockets-Daryl-Morey-tweet-educated/stories/201910140149

Fort Worth officer charged with murder, jailed on $200K bond
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/10/15/Fort-Worth-officer-charged-with-murder-aaron-dean/stories/201910150087

They swerved from Canada into the U.S. to avoid an animal on the road. Now they and their baby are in custody.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/berks-detention-center-immigration-migrant-ice-border-patrol-family-20191014.html

British family detained in Pa. by ICE: ‘We will be traumatized for the rest of our lives
https://papost.org/2019/10/15/british-family-detained-in-pa-by-ice-we-will-be-traumatized-for-the-rest-of-our-lives/

Philly

Girls, 4 and infant, and father shot dead in Northeast Philly
https://www.inquirer.com/news/shooting-tacony-northeast-philadelphia-children-20191015.html

Philly woman sues Wildwood cops over violent beach arrest caught in viral video
https://www.inquirer.com/news/emily-weinman-wildwood-beach-arrest-viral-video-lawsuit-20191015.html

‘Their win is our win’: Why some Philly-area workers see the GM strike as their own
https://www.inquirer.com/business/gm-worker-strike-philadelhpia-unions-support-20191014.html

Lightbox Film Center, Philly’s mainstay for avant-garde and independent cinema, to move to Broad Street
https://www.inquirer.com/news/lightbox-film-center-phillys-mainstay-avant-garde-independent-cinema-move-broad-street-20191014.html

Transgender comedian and Philly native Daphne Dorman dies by suicide
https://www.inquirer.com/news/daphne-dorman-suicide-dave-chappelle-netflix-sticks-and-stones-20191014.html

The Ben Franklin and SLA asbestos crisis is a symptom of a bigger disease | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-high-schools-find-your-fit-special-admissions-20191014.html

As Fairhill reels from weekend shooting, a reminder of government’s role in preventing trauma | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/gun-violence-fairhill-shooting-preemption-philadelphia-pennsylvania-20191014.html

This week, citywide table talks aim to strengthen communities through honest conversations | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/on-the-table-philly-community-conversations-20191014.html

Pitt

Coalition to U.N.: Human rights in Pittsburgh are lagging for people of color, people with low incomes
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/10/14/Coalition-U-N-Human-rights-Pittsburgh-people-of-color-low-income-gender-equity-human-relations-commission/stories/201910140100

City begins projects to calm traffic, protect bikers and walkers in South Side, Oakland
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/10/14/Pittsburgh-Oakland-South-Side-pedestrians-bicyclists-Mueiel-Street-Boundary-Streets/stories/201910140124

Speed bumps coming to streets in Pittsburgh’s South Side, Oakland
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/speed-bumps-coming-to-streets-in-south-side-oakland/

1600 Smallman Street project in the Strip restarts after fire
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/10/14/160-Smallman-Street-produce-terminal-Strip-District-McCaffery-Interests/stories/201910140119

‘Stronger Than Hate’ designer’s creation endures as a reminder as well as an inspiration
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/10/14/Stronger-Than-Hate-symbol-Pittsburgh-Tim-Hindes-tree-of-life-shooting/stories/201910090148

County Executive Fitzgerald, opponent Drozd, participate in voter forum
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/county-executive-fitzgerald-opponent-drozd-participate-in-voter-forum/

State News

It’s been 2 years since they said #MeToo. 6 local women on what’s changed — and what hasn’t.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/me-too-two-year-anniversary-philadelphia-women-what-has-changed-20191015.html

Sexual assault cases are complex, traumatic for victims
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20191014/sexual-assault-cases-are-complex-traumatic-for-victims

Rabies cases have risen, but this level may become routine
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/outdoors/2019/10/14/rabies-raccoons-Pittsburgh-Pennsylvania-Game-Commission/stories/201910140019

Msgr. Michael Matusak, retired Greensburg Diocese priest at center of abuse probe, dead at 69
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/msgr-michael-matusak-retired-greeensburg-diocese-priest-at-center-of-abuse-probe-dead-at-69/

Pa. Game Commission to have public meetings on chronic wasting disease
https://triblive.com/local/regional/state-holding-public-meetings-on-chronic-wasting-disease/

PPL in merger talks with Connecticut utility to form $67 billion company
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/ppl-in-merger-talks-with-connecticut-utility-to-form-67-billion-company-1.2545614

Transportation

Work begins to repair landslide damage on Reis Run Road in Ross
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2019/10/14/Work-begins-repair-landslide-damage-Reis-Run-Road-in-Ross/stories/201910140087

Pittsburgh-to-New York train to add baggage car for bikes
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/pittsburgh-to-new-york-train-to-add-baggage-car-for-bikes/

Klein Transportation expands bus service in Berks and Lehigh counties to New York City
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/klein-transportation-expands-bus–service-in-berks-and-lehigh-counties-to-nyc

Penn Street Bridge takes on monumental look
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/dan-kelly-penn-street-bridge-takes-on-monumental-look

Bucks County’s landmark covered bridges getting $2.5M overhaul
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20191012/bucks-countys-landmark-covered-bridges-getting-25m-overhaul/1

Washington

Trump’s ex-Russia adviser tells impeachment investigators of Giuliani’s efforts in Ukraine
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/trump-russian-advisor-testify-house-impeachment-probe-politics-20191014.html