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Legislature

Philly-area lawmakers emerge as key votes in battle over child sex-abuse bill
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-republican-senators-sex-abuse-statute-limitations-window-lawsuits-20181005.html

Western Pa. schools receive $154,000 in safety-related grant funding
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14146522-74/western-pa-schools-receive-154000-in-safety-related-grant-funding

Luzerne County school districts awarded a total of $170,229 in safety grants
https://www.timesleader.com/news/720531/luzerne-county-school-districts-awarded-a-total-of-170229-in-safety-grants

Parole is not a get-out-of-jail-free card | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/life-sentence-without-parole-opposition-criminal-justice-20181004.html

Democratic Policy Committee hears prevention solutions for bullying
http://www.tribdem.com/news/democratic-policy-committee-hears-prevention-solutions-for-bullying/article_280eb358-c81a-11e8-9490-df51137c6efa.html

Bill aimed at separating abusers, guns poised to become law
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/bill-aimed-at-separating-abusers-guns-poised-to-become-law/article_3d1fb2da-c7d7-11e8-a18c-0f08ab013755.html

Knowles says Dems reason House reduction bill failed
https://www.tnonline.com/knowles-says-dems-reason-house-reduction-bill-failed

Wrongful death lawsuit settled between former state Sen. Regola and family of late teen
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14146027-74/wrongful-death-lawsuit-settled-between-former-state-sen-regola-and-family-of

Ruling defies law’s name
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/ruling-defies-law-s-name-1.2393719

Business

Is Amazon’s $15-an-hour minimum wage a win? No, some veteran workers say.
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2018/10/04/Is-Amazon-s-15-an-hour-minimum-wage-a-win-No-some-veteran-workers-say/stories/201810040232

Citing cost-cutting measures, Arconic to end retiree health care
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2018/10/04/Arconic-Alcoa-health-care-termination-costs-retiree/stories/201810030194

Manufacturing remains vital in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, experts say
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14147720-74/manufacturing-remains-vital-in-westmoreland-county-pennsylvania-experts-say

Family Dollar eyeing late November grand opening in Tarentum
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14148019-74/family-dollar-eyeing-late-november-grand-opening-in-tarentum

New Dollar General coming to Lower Burrell
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14145656-74/new-dollar-general-coming-to-lower-burrell

Navient plans to hire 100
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/navient-plans-to-hire-100-1.2393710

Six Berks, Tri-County companies make ‘best places to work’ list
https://www.readingeagle.com/money/article/local-companies-make-best-places-to-work-list

Crime/Punishment

Third Westmoreland doctor charged with drug distribution
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14146402-74/third-westmoreland-doctor-charged-with-drug-distribution

Police: Plains Twp. man tried to pull gun after speeding through work zone
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/police-plains-twp-man-tried-to-pull-gun-after-speeding-through-work-zone-1.2393823

‘Drunk’ Pa. dad who made daughter, 11, drive learns his fate
https://www.pennlive.com/daily-buzz/2018/10/drunk_pa_dad_who_made_daughter.html#incart_river_index

Stephanie Weaver: Prison sometimes protects people from their addictions
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/stephanie-weaver-prison-sometimes-protects-people-from-their-addictions

Education

Call them the Wolfpack: Nickname set for new WBA school; max cost put at $137M
https://www.timesleader.com/news/720495/maximum-cost-of-new-w-b-area-school-is-set-137-million

Welcome to the Wolfpack
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/welcome-to-the-wolfpack-1.2393837

SPECIAL REPORT: Why the Allentown School District is continuously in a financial hole
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-allentown-school-district-finances-20181007-story.html

Cambria County schools get safety grants
http://www.tribdem.com/news/local_news/cambria-county-schools-get-safety-grants/article_31668cf6-c83c-11e8-8eb4-2fba4ba54a7d.html

Hazleton Area teachers OK new contract
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/hazleton-area-teachers-ok-new-contract-1.2393811

Erie School District renovation plan starts at $60 million
http://www.goerie.com/news/20181005/erie-school-district-renovation-plan-starts-at-60-million

PSU Hazleton to host Community Day Sun.
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/psu-hazleton-to-host-community-day-sun-1.2393713

Elections/Politics

How to find your polling place in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/elections/polling-places-locations-where-to-vote-pennsylvania-new-jersey-delaware-20181004.html

Voter registration deadline approaching Oct. 9
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/voter-registration-deadline-approaching-oct-9-1.2393736

What makes an effective federal lawmaker? Bob Casey and Lou Barletta joust on question
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/elections/bob-casey-lou-barletta-records-legislation-pennsylvania-senate-race-20181004.html

GOP gubernatorial hopeful Scott Wagner tours duck farm in Berks
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/gop-gubernatorial-hopeful-scott-wagner-tours-duck-farm-in-berks

Editorial: Voters deserve another televised Wolf-Wagner debate
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-voters-deserve-another-televised-wolf-wagner-debate

PA Senate, House candidates spar in debates
http://www.timesonline.com/news/20181005/pa-senate-house-candidates-spar-in-debates

Gaming

Sports betting: Unlike New Jersey, Pennsylvania sportsbooks have gambling on college games
http://www2.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/pennsylvania-sports-betting-college-football-basketball-new-jersey-gambling-20181004.html

Health Care

Ceremonial groundbreaking planned Friday for Harmar neighborhood hospital
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14147900-74/ceremonial-groundbreaking-planned-friday-for-harmar-neighborhood-hospital

Local News

Property database now updated
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/property-database-now-updated-1.2393829

Dorrance Township begins hearing on Blue Ridge development
https://www.timesleader.com/news/720534/dorrance-township-begins-hearing-on-blue-ridge-development

Lendacky fails to earn council’s nod for Wilkes-Barre parking panel
https://www.timesleader.com/news/720529/lendacky-fails-to-earn-councils-nod-for-wilkes-barre-parking-panel

Scranton residents concerned about Marywood South project
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-residents-concerned-about-marywood-south-project-1.2393888

Court affirms stripping of double pensions from Scranton retirees
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/court-affirms-stripping-of-double-pensions-from-scranton-retirees-1.2393707

Scranton-area cemetery case puts property rights issue before Supreme Court
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/04/Cemetery-case-property-rights-issue-before-supreme-court-pennsylvania/stories/201810040100

Panel of three Lackawanna County judges will preside over reassessment lawsuit
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/panel-of-three-lackawanna-county-judges-will-preside-over-reassessment-lawsuit-1.2393919

Scrantonmade stepping back from downtown holiday festival
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scrantonmade-stepping-back-from-downtown-holiday-festival-1.2393619

Timbering deal gets approval in HCA vote
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/timbering-deal-gets-approval-in-hca-vote-1.2393802

Monroeville council to consider fee schedule ordinance on sediment removal
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2018/10/04/Monroeville-council-to-consider-fee-schedule-ordinance-on-sediment-removal/stories/201809270025

Monroeville Muncipal Authority in line for nearly $395K in grants for sewer lining projects
https://triblive.com/local/monroeville/14146903-74/monroeville-muncipal-authority-in-line-for-nearly-395k-in-grants-for-sewer

Berks County commissioner questions nonprofit tax status
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-county-commissioner-questions-nonprofit-tax-status

Marijuana

Reading gets a medical marijuana dispensary
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/cannabis/reading-medical-marijuana-dispensary-20181004.html

Medical marijuana dispensary opens in Berks County
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/medical-marijuana-dispensary-opens-in-berks-county

Natural Gas

5 new gas wells coming to Upper Burrell drilling site
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14144929-74/five-new-gas-wells-coming-to-upper-burrell-drilling-site

Philly

‘The dog doesn’t care if you mess up some words’: Why Philly kids are reading to pooches
http://www2.philly.com/philly/entertainment/literature/free-library-philadelphia-therapy-dogs-20181004.html

Federal judge tells Trump: Stop kicking out immigrants
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/tps-temporary-protected-status-trump-immigrants-federal-judge-blocked-20181004.html

SEPTA police, fire department save man after suicide attempt in Center City subway tunnel
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/septa-police-fire-department-save-man-after-suicide-attempt-in-center-city-subway-tunnel-20181004.html

Philadelphia police captain says her boss attacked her
http://www2.philly.com/archive/mark_fazlollah/philadelphia-police-laverne-vann-chief-inspector-anthony-boyle-racial-discrimination-suit-assault-20181004.html

GOP State Rep. Tom Murt helped fired cop Ryan Pownall get a PPA patronage job | Clout
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/clout/clout-ryan-pownall-thomas-murt-job-ppa-election-midterms-20181005.html

Krasner announces 57 arrests in bust of Kensington-based ‘Alameda’ drug ring
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/crime/kensington-drug-bust-alameda-larry-krasner-district-attorney-philadelphia-20181004.html

Teen boy killed in South Philly double shooting
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/crime/teen-boy-killed-in-south-philly-double-shooting-20181004.html

After the ‘unfortunate event,’ Starbucks organizes Philly corporates for a job fair at the Convention Center
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/starbucks-job-fair-rittenhouse-racial-profiling-incident-20181004.html

Philly one of ‘Top Rising Cities for Startups,’ says billionaire venture capitalist
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/philly-one-of-top-rising-cities-for-startups-says-billionaire-venture-capitalist-20181004.html

Philly program teaches defendants how to help themselves
http://www.witf.org/news/2018/10/in-philadelphia-a-community-based-program-teaches-defendants-how-to-help-themselves.php

A new kind of Giant is coming to 2303 Bainbridge St.
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/retail/giant-heirloom-market-philadelphia-bainbridge-street-20181004.html

Woman’s effort to shield baby from gunfire is a testament to a mother’s love | Jenice Armstrong
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/jenice_armstrong/dawn-boyd-sissy-mother-shot-philly-jenice-armstrong-20181004.html

Kensington resident: ‘There’s been a disaster here for a long time.’ | Ronnie Polaneczky
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/ronnie_polaneczky/kensington-disaster-opioid-epidemic-mayor-jim-kenney-20181004.html

Why Philadelphians should be carrying naloxone right now | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/naloxone-opioid-narcan-overdose-reversal-philadelphia-20181004.html

Philly has to break its bad money-handling habits | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/democratic-convention-justice-inspector-general-phillys-got-to-break-its-troubling-pattern-of-behavior-with-money-editorial-20181004.html

Pitt

Bill Peduto touted a North Shore parking garage, but let’s talk about his whiskers instead
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/04/Pittsburgh-Mayor-Bill-Peduto-beard-heinz-field-parking-garage-parksmart-gold-north-shore/stories/201810040132

Tech firm landing at Hazelwood Green. Could gondolas be next?
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/10/04/Tech-firm-to-take-space-in-Hazelwood-s-Mill-19-redevelopment-project-CMU-Almono-RIDC/stories/201810040118

Redevelopment of former Hazelwood mill site moves forward
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14146328-74/redevelopment-of-former-hazelwood-mill-site-moves-forward

Pittsburgh’s UPMC hospital workers demand right to form a union
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14146939-74/pittsburghs-upmc-hospital-workers-demand-right-to-form-a-union

Russian military hackers indicted in Pittsburgh, charged with attacks on Westinghouse, anti-doping agencies
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/04/Westinghouse-russian-hacking-doping-gru-pennsylvania-indictment-justice-department-scott-brady/stories/201810040109

Man dies after jumping from 16th floor of Duquesne University residence hall
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/05/Man-fall-from-16th-floor-Duquesne-University-building-brottier-hall-uptown/stories/201810050090

Four lawsuits allege sexual abuse by priests in the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/10/04/pittsburgh-catholic-diocese-clergy-priest-sexual-abuse-lawsuits-grand-jury-allegheny-county/stories/201810040110

Inspection turns up no animal welfare violations after camel mishap at Shrine Circus
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/04/Pittsburgh-shrine-circus-camel-bucking-Animal-Welfare-Act-investigation-USDA/stories/201810040194

More Parkway East construction scheduled this weekend
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2018/10/04/Parkway-East-construction-lane-restrictions-Squirrel-Hill-Tunnel-Oakland-pittsburgh-traffic/stories/201810040149

Paralyzed cyclists makes record attempt in Pittsburgh
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/other-sports/2018/10/05/Attila-Domos-paralyzed-cyclist-makes-record-attempt-in-Pittsburgh/stories/201810040193

Display on homelessness, addiction opens minds at CMU
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/10/04/Display-on-homelessness-addiction-opens-minds-at-CMU/stories/201810040139

Bad way to do business: Secret government cheats public interest
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/10/04/Bad-way-to-do-business-Regional-Asset-District-RAD-Pittsburgh-Sports-Exhibition-Authority/stories/201810040025

Landslide closes Rochester Road in Ross
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14148024-74/landslide-closes-rochester-road-in-ross

Allegheny County pays $8.5K settlement to former jail guard over sexual harassment claims
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14146783-74/allegheny-county-pays-85k-settlement-to-former-jail-guard-over-sexual-harassment

State News

Pa. seeks $2.1M fine in fatal 2017 UGI gas explosion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/energy/puc-fine-fatal-2017-ugi-gas-explosion-millersville-20181004.html

Police reviewing use of helicopter over Penn State tailgaters
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2018/10/04/Police-reviewing-use-of-helicopter-Penn-State-ohio-tailgaters/stories/201810040134

Police: Letters show man killed in Allentown, Pa., car blast planned explosion
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2018/10/04/Letters-show-man-killed-car-explosion-allentown-pennsylvania-planned/stories/201810040125

Electronics collection to be restricted to Washington County residents; police hired for traffic control
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/electronics-collection-to-be-restricted-to-washington-county-residents-police/article_453b4ad4-c727-11e8-a640-afd496f650d8.html

Sunday walks will explore Penn’s Woods
https://triblive.com/local/regional/14147130-74/sunday-walks-will-explore-penns-woods

Berks gets spotted lanternfly update: 4 takeaways from an expert
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-county-gets-a-spotted-lanternfly-update

What you need to know about the spotted lanternfly invasion
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/everything-you-need-to-know-about-spotted-lanternfly

Cleared priest returns to Northampton County parish, Allentown Diocese announces
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/cleared-priest-returns-to-northampton-county-parish-allentown-diocese-announces

Transportation

WB/Scranton International Airport begins service to Washington Dulles
https://www.timesleader.com/news/720538/wb-scranton-international-airport-begins-service-to-washington-dulles

PennDOT’s online map shows condition of area bridges
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/penndot-s-online-map-shows-condition-of-area-bridges-1.2393826

Washington

In wake of FBI report, Kavanaugh says his testimony may have ‘been too emotional’
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/10/04/Senate-FBI-report-Kavanaugh-initial-vote-Friday/stories/201810040094