Pa. Senate bill looks to enhance penalties for organized retail theft | News | tribdem.com

Doylestown Township Awards Bids For Rec Center, Central Park Projects | Doylestown, PA Patch

Police-style body cams for referees? Not in Pennsylvania yet, but here’s what they might get (abc27.com)

Langerholc bill on school bus stop arm cameras clears Pa. Senate | Don’t Miss This | dailyitem.com

The Eighth Annual Oxholm Colloquium on Public Service | Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Philadelphia, PA | October 4, 2023 (happeningnext.com)

PA House Democrats Back to 1-Seat Majority | NewsRadio 790 WAEB (iheart.com)

Ribbon Cutting Welcomes New Children’s Village In Doylestown | Doylestown, PA Patch

National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse: Pa. Supreme Court Advisory Council Hosts First Guardianship Justice Summit (nasga-stopguardianabuse.blogspot.com)

Santarsiero and Brennan hosting electronic recycling event – Times Publishing Newspapers, Inc.

Philadelphia journalist and advocate Josh Kruger shot and killed at home (msn.com)

New tax bill clears the state House | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com


Organized retail crime on the rise and has caught the attention of law enforcement | National | thecentersquare.com

CT workers sue Amazon and contractors over nooses found at construction site : NPR

Toys ‘R’ Us plans comeback by opening 24 stores nationwide – pennlive.com

Krispy Kreme looks to sell off Insomnia Cookies – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Your trick-or-treat bowl just got sweeter with these new Hershey’s Halloween treats – pennlive.com

Get 30 tacos for $10 with Taco Bell digital offer but hurry, it ends today – pennlive.com


Former COVID-19 czar: The virus ‘new normal’ points to larger public health mission – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Five People Shot at Morgan State During Homecoming Week – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Police Question Bob Menendez’s Future Wife After Fatal Car Crash – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

A man suspected of fatally shooting 3 people is shot and killed by police officers in Philadelphia | Local News | phillytrib.com

Cumberland County woman says she stabbed boyfriend over affair with her mom: court docs – pennlive.com


Baltimore climate activists are fighting big coal, and winning : Code Switch : NPR

Pitt names Marnie Oakley as new dental school dean | TribLIVE.com

Two Penn professors win 2023 Nobel Prize in Medicine for mRNA research that led to COVID-19 vaccines – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Pennsylvania mulls new primary election date | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania House proposes April 2 for presidential primary | WITF

DLCC making six-figure investment in Pennsylvania Supreme Court race – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania primary: State House committee advances one bill to change the date, rejects another – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Rural America a focus for bipartisan health caucus formed in U.S. House – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Thick fog could affect morning commute through central Pa: forecasters – pennlive.com


Dwindling federal road safety funds spent on crosswalk timers | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Owners told to park vehicles outside in recall of 3.4M Kias, Hyundais – pennlive.com

State officials celebrate launch of new ‘hellbender’ license plate – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Gun Safety

Pa. lawmakers push for state funding for school monitoring | WITF

Md.’s gun policy is changing drastically. Here’s how the new laws will look. – pennlive.com


Scientists whose work at U.Penn enabled creation of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 win Nobel Prize – pennlive.com

State News

Hellbender license plate honors Pennsylvania’s state salamander | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

This Is the Best Place to Live in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania inmates sue over solitary confinement | WITF

Expanded voter ID is back on the table in Pennsylvania | WITF

DLCC making six-figure investment in Pennsylvania Supreme Court race – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

National News

Democratic governors to Biden: Migrant crisis is ‘untenable,’ border ‘too open’ | National | thecentersquare.com

Justice Department goes after China-based companies in fentanyl fight | National | thecentersquare.com

Trump faces obstacles in claiming selective prosecution in documents case, experts say | National | thecentersquare.com

House Is Paralyzed, With No Speaker After McCarthy Ouster – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Lawyers Expand Legal Fight for Longest-Held Prisoner of War on Terrorism – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Who Is Patrick McHenry, the Interim House Speaker? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Banned books: Michael Connelly, Judy Blume, other authors fight book bans : NPR

Local News

I-83 reopens after York County crash – pennlive.com

Dentistry company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy – pennlive.com

Lehigh Valley businesses unveil joint apprenticeship program (mcall.com)

Multi tractor-trailer crash causing delays on Route 78 E in Upper Macungie | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Newtown flower guy looking for someone to take over role (delcotimes.com)


A judge from outside Allegheny County will likely have to preside over a lawsuit regarding the reopening of the Shuman Center | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How the Fern Hollow Bridge reopened in 11 months | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2 men killed in Hill District shooting | TribLIVE.com

Pitt names Marnie Oakley as new dental school dean | TribLIVE.com

Hazelwood looks to develop co-op grocery store, urban farm | TribLIVE.com

Sara Innamorato, Joe Rockey clash on crime, abortion in Allegheny County executive race debate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Penn Museum will no longer display exposed human remains | Local News | phillytrib.com

Chamber leaders kick off Minority Enterprise Development Week | Local News | phillytrib.com

More suspects to be charged in ransacking of Philadelphia stores, district attorney says | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia sees surge in Black overdose deaths | Local News | phillytrib.com

Immunome and MorphImmune complete merger, $125M private stock placement – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Overdose deaths among Black Philadelphians rose by nearly 20% in 2022 – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)


Sens. Casey, Fetterman On Passing Of Dianne Feinstein – PoliticsPA

Sen. Bob Casey joins striking UAW workers on picket line in Bucks County – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Senate formalizes a dress code just days after ditching it | WITF