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Legislature

Lawmakers call for halt to pipeline construction in light of gas explosion
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/lawmakers-call-for-halt-to-pipeline-construction-in-light-of/article_72f113be-b548-11e8-8867-330c7bbc941d.html

Outlaw child marriages
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/outlaw-child-marriages-1.2384106

You need a license for that?: End needless red tape for Pa. practitioners
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/09/11/You-need-a-license-for-that-End-needless-red-tape-for-Pa-practitioners/stories/201809110040

It’s back to business for everyone but Pa. state lawmakers | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/mike-turzai-pennsylvania-perks-paychecks-health-retirement-benefits-schools-guns-priest-sex-abuse-harassment-20180911.html

Mullery sponsoring shredding event
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/mullery-sponsoring-shredding-event-1.2384203

Kaufer hosting Veterans Expo
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/kaufer-hosting-veterans-expo-1.2384204

9/11

Former Pa. Governor Mark Schweiker addresses Latrobe students before Flight 93 observance
https://triblive.com/local/regional/14066969-74/former-pa-gov-schweiker-addresses-latrobe-students-before-speaking-at-flight-93

U.S. marks 9/11 with somber tributes, new monument to victims
http://www.witf.org/news/2018/09/us-marks-911-with-somber-tributes-new-monument-to-victims.php

President Trump set to speak at Flight 93 National Memorial
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2018/09/11/President-Trump-set-to-speak-at-Flight-93-National-Memorial-Somerset-county-pennsylvania-shanksville/stories/201809110061

The Flight 93 memorial architect says there’s ‘still work to do’
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2018/09/10/The-Flight-93-memorial-architect-says-there-s-still-work-to-do/stories/201809100142

McDonald woman whose words on 9/11 gained notoriety gets letter from ex-president, first lady
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/mcdonald-woman-whose-words-on-gained-notoriety-gets-letter-from/article_d7acb590-b53b-11e8-a8d7-8b9014824c18.html

Teaching tragedy: Wilkes course focuses on 9/11
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/teaching-tragedy-wilkes-course-focuses-on-9-11-1.2384188

17 years after Sept. 11, al-Qaida may be stronger than ever
https://triblive.com/usworld/world/14067528-74/seventeen-years-after-sept-11-al-qaida-may-be-stronger-than-ever

Business

Beaver County native turning garbage into jobs at former Pittsburgh factory
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14066590-74/beaver-county-native-turning-garbage-into-jobs-at-former-pittsburgh-factory

Clergy Sex Abuse

The Vatican promises ‘clarifications’ about claims of an abuse cover-up by Pope Francis
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2018/09/10/The-Vatican-promises-clarifications-about-claims-of-an-abuse-cover-up-by-Pope-Francis/stories/201809100158

Crime/Punishment

Cosby lawyers fight testimony of other women at sentencing
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/cosby/20180910_ap_050bce8e3955475a8d613ba07dfe9be1.html?arc404=true

Threats to corrections staff should not be trivialized
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/letters/2018/09/10/Threats-to-corrections-staff-should-not-be-trivialized/stories/201809100015

Coroner: Man restrained at county prison died of natural causes
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717698/coroner-man-restrained-at-county-prison-died-of-natural-causes

AG’s office faces uphill battle to overturn nonprosecution agreement in prison sex case
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/ag-s-office-faces-uphill-battle-to-overturn-nonprosecution-agreement-in-prison-sex-case-1.2384089

Christy search focuses on area near interstate
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/christy-search-focuses-on-area-near-interstate-1.2384165

Our view: Prison drug crisis raises questions
http://www.goerie.com/opinion/20180911/our-view-prison-drug-crisis-raises-questions

Education

Teachers in East Stroudsburg area district strike
http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20180910_ap_59606b3e4bea4e16b44778b3b0b1c560.html?arc404=true

Negotiations continue at Central Cambria
http://www.tribdem.com/news/local_news/negotiations-continue-at-central-cambria/article_0df1cb48-b566-11e8-bc61-ab3889fdad6a.html

Highlands High School will have to make up days missed due to mold
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14067183-74/highlands-high-school-will-have-to-make-up-days-missed-due-to

Hanover Area hires superintendent’s son as teacher
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717714/hanover-area-hires-superintendents-son-as-teacher

Monroeville vo-tech teachers plan ‘silent protest’ as contract dispute drags on
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14066226-74/monroeville-vo-tech-teachers-plan-silent-protest-as-contract-dispute-drags-on

Teaching the teachers: Point Park’s new school will fill a need
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/09/11/Teaching-the-teachers-Point-Park-s-new-school-will-fill-a-need/stories/201809110041

Lackawanna College offers to help student dismissed from Baptist college for being gay
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/lackawanna-college-offers-to-help-student-dismissed-from-baptist-college-for-being-gay-1.2384146

‘Our kids are dead and maybe they didn’t need to be’ Parents, Greek groups fight hazing together
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/parents_fraternity_sorority_le.html#incart_river_index

Elections/Politics

Senate candidate Barletta talks energy at CNX offices
https://observer-reporter.com/business/senate-candidate-barletta-talks-energy-at-cnx-offices/article_3e97e194-b505-11e8-a75f-e721db5951ff.html

Meuser changes voting residence
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/meuser-changes-voting-residence-1.2384112

Lehigh Valley congressional candidates exchange views at first forum
http://www.mcall.com/news/elections/mc-nws-pa-7-wdiy-candidates-forum-20180907-story.html

Flooding

Cleanup begins as rain stops falling in Alle-Kiski Valley
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14066657-74/cleanup-begins-as-rain-stops-falling-in-alle-kiski-valley

Susquehanna River, other waterways to swell this week
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/susquehanna_river_other_waterw_1.html#incart_river_index

Flooding prompts some road closures in central Pa.
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/flooding_prompts_some_road_clo.html#incart_river_index

Health Care

Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation and increasing transplants
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2018/09/10/Doctors-explore-lifting-barriers-to-living-organ-donation-and-increasing-transplants/stories/201809100164

Local News

County council set to vote on proposed tax abatement tonight
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-council-set-to-vote-on-proposed-tax-abatement-tonight-1.2384147

One day on the job qualified returning Wilkes-Barre city worker for pension
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717726/one-day-on-the-job-qualified-returning-wilkes-barre-city-worker-for-pension

Ceremony planned for 50th anniversary of young Vietnam veteran’s death
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717737/ceremony-planned-for-50th-anniversary-of-young-vietnam-veterans-death

Wyoming council moves to keep police commissioner suspended
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wyoming-council-moves-to-keep-police-commissioner-suspended-1.2384206

Mill Creek death ruled accidental drowning
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/mill-creek-death-ruled-accidental-drowning-1.2384149

Council eyes new ethics code in response to Scranton official’s lease at city park for coffee shop
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/council-eyes-new-ethics-code-in-response-to-scranton-official-s-lease-at-city-park-for-coffee-shop-1.2384180

Jessup council, residents question Invenergy over emissions
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/jessup-council-residents-question-invenergy-over-emissions-1.2384210

Former Westmoreland County HR director says commissioners’ feud led to firing
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14066436-74/former-westmoreland-county-hr-director-says-commissioners-feud-led-to-firing

Derry-area residents headed back home following flood evacuation
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14067135-74/derry-area-residents-headed-back-home-following-flood-evacuation

Latrobe moves forward with curb ramp improvements
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14067788-74/latrobe-moves-forward-with-curb-ramp-improvements

Group holding rally for man shown on video getting knocked down by Allentown police
http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-pol-allentown-john-perez-rally-police-video-20180910-story.html

Erie mayor, county exec ask all EMTA members to resign
http://www.goerie.com/news/20180911/erie-mayor-county-exec-ask-all-emta-members-to-resign

National News

Attorneys for family criticize affidavit in Dallas shooting
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/20180911_ap_dff4592403054589ac964b2ad1f8ca89.html?arc404=true

Philly

City officials break ground on housing in North Philly
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/city-officials-break-ground-on-housing-in-north-philly/article_432eddf5-b27d-5293-8b7e-728c1da946a8.html

Couple accused of misusing Johnny Bobbitt’s GoFundMe donations may be indicted, attorney says
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/johnny-bobbitt-jr-kate-mcclure-mark-damico-gofundme-donations-indictment-20180910.html

The newest member of Philadelphia’s mascot family: Phang, the Union-loving blue snake
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/philadelphia-union-mascot-phillie-phanatic-eagles-swoop-sixers-franklin-david-raymond-mls-soccer-phang-20180910.html

Putting guns in the hands of school personnel makes our kids less safe | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/betsy-devos-guns-schools-philadelphia-20180910.html

Back to normal: Suburbs now growing faster than cities, except in Philly
http://www2.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/suburbs-growth-cities-census-td-bank-philadelphia-boston-new-york-20180910.html

Pitt

Want to buy a city-owned property? The wait can be years.
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/09/10/pittsburgh-city-tax-sale-property-long-wait-peduto-tropical-avenue-aaron-pickett/stories/201809070127

A Dublin flight on the horizon for Pittsburgh?
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/09/10/A-Dublin-flight-on-the-horizon-for-Pittsburgh-airport/stories/201809100145

County declares disaster emergency due to flooding
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/20180910_ap_210a7406093148cdb8ad02c383ea7da0.html?arc404=true

Waters still on the rise in Allegheny County
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14066828-74/waters-still-on-the-rise-in-allegheny-county

Pittsburgh mayor says Mac Miller wanted to invest in city youth programs
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14066348-74/pittsburgh-mayor-says-mac-miller-wanted-to-invest-in-city-youth-programs

18-year-old identified as Wilkinsburg shooting victim
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14068138-74/county-medical-examiner-ids-wilkinsburg-shooting-victim

Penguins’ Sidney Crosby delivers ‘highlight of my life’ for season-ticket holder
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14066425-74/penguins-sidney-crosby-delivers-highlight-of-my-life-for-season-ticket-holder

State News

How much will Hurricane Florence add to Pennsylvania’s record rain?
http://www2.philly.com/philly/health/science/hurricane-florence-weather-rain-philadelphia-totals-pennsylvania-2018-20180910.html

Officials believe landslide may have triggered massive gas pipeline explosion in Beaver County
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2018/09/10/gas-explosion-in-center-township-Beaver-County/stories/201809100067

Sheriffs target ‘deadbeat dads’ with midnight raids, debtor’s prison. But does it help the kids?
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/child-support-arrests-deadbeat-dads-pennsylvania-20180911.html

State court ruling favors Chesco residents protesting brownfield development
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/bishop-tube-east-whiteland-brownfield-development-court-ruling-20180910.html

Our Towns: From Arnold to Zeli, from struggling to striving, community bonds remain in Western Pa.
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/09/08/Our-Towns-A-series-of-stories-to-help-define-Western-Pennsylvania/stories/201809080001

Washington

Trump vents over leaks as Woodward pushes back on criticism
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/presidential/20180910_ap_e272ef4bc23443e3bea0cc0b68953d78.html?arc404=true

House Republicans seek permanent tax cuts as elections loom
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/congressional/20180910_ap_ba59d4d0b7f94805b56d2ffb69b3aad3.html?arc404=true

AP FACT CHECK: White House’s selective reading on economy
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/presidential/20180910_ap_bee602b2e0ad42a0927460c2a1ab7dbf.html?arc404=true