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Antwon Rose death spurs Democratic Pa. lawmakers’ plan for police reform bills
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/09/13/Democratic-state-lawmakers-widespread-police-reform-bills-antwon-rose/stories/201809130160

Democratic Legislators To Release Police-Reform Legislation
http://www.wesa.fm/post/democratic-legislators-release-police-reform-legislation#stream/0

Pa. Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Improve Police-Community Relations
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/09/13/police-community-relations-legislation-introduced/

‘A club that doesn’t need any new members.’ An interview with Antwon Rose II’s mother
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/09/13/Antwon-Rose-michelle-kenney-police-shooting-east-pittsburgh-homicide/stories/201809110128

Opening up Pa.’s primary elections to more voters gaining momentum
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/09/opening_up_pas_primary_electio.html#incart_river_index

Telemedicine bill draws support from providers, concern from insurers
http://www.transforminghealth.org/stories/2018/09/telemedicine-bill-draws-support-from-providers-concern-from-insurers.php?_ga=2.88696414.470930363.1536840616-143648526.1525781970

Pennsylvania’s ‘savage’ budgets and booming fireworks law subjects of courtroom showdown
http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pennsylvania-fireworks-budget-lawsuits-20180913-story.html

Bill Tracker: Increasing the dignity of female inmates
https://cumberlink.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/bill_tracker/bill-tracker-increasing-the-dignity-of-female-inmates/article_817f4494-0883-5ebf-8280-461abd5af21a.html

$1.5M grant will help pay for Phoenixville community center
https://www.timesherald.com/news/m-grant-will-help-pay-for-phoenixville-community-center/article_500fd044-38ec-531c-9dd9-312d88a7551b.html

Kaufer plans concealed carry seminar
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/kaufer-plans-concealed-carry-seminar-1.2385467

Fix error: Ban indoor smoking
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/fix-error-ban-indoor-smoking-1.2385459

Business

Hershey adding Pirate’s Booty cheese puffs to its snack bag
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/hershey-adding-pirates-booty-cheese-puffs-to-its-snack-bag-20180913.html

17 Pennsylvania shops cited for selling e-cigs to minors
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14076592-74/17-pennsylvania-shops-cited-for-selling-e-cigs-to-minors

Burlington opening in Dickson City
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/burlington-opening-in-dickson-city-1.2385439

Clergy Sex Abuse

Pope accepts Wheeling bishop’s resignation after sexual harassment allegations
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/09/13/michael-bramsfield-Pope-accepts-Wheeling-bishop-resignation-sexaul-harassment-allegations-investigation/stories/201809130127

Pope authorizes sexual-harassment investigation of Philly native and W. Va. Bishop Michael Bransfield
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/michael-bransfield-bishop-west-virginia-sexual-harassment-investigation-pope-francis-catholic-church-20180913.html

Ex-Harrisburg bishop cleared of abuse allegation
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717993/ex-harrisburg-bishop-cleared-of-abuse-allegation

Crime/Punishment

Police searching for inmate who escaped custody in Upper Darby
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/crime/20180914_ap_8559c4186a7e4e55951facb7778b231b.html?arc404=true

Pennsylvania prosecuting more gun buyers trying to sidestep law
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/pennsylvania-prosecuting-more-gun-buyers-trying-to-sidestep-law/article_4ffe3377-4390-5e4d-9569-4d28256998f9.html

Education

Fox Chapel Area cancels classes at Kerr Elementary due to mold
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/09/13/Mold-schools-Kerr-Elementary-Fox-Chapel-Area-district-classes-canceled-air-testing/stories/201809130321

District dysfunction: Law enforcement should look into West Mifflin woes
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/09/14/District-dysfunction-Law-enforcement-should-look-into-West-Mifflin-woes/stories/201809120057

Seton Hill, other area universities receive high marks in U.S. News rankings
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14066223-74/seton-hill-and-other-swpa-universities-receive-high-marks-in-us-news

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx tapped by Carnegie Mellon University
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14077279-74/former-us-transportation-secretary-tapped-by-carnegie-mellon-university

Elections/Politics

Tom Wolf says he’s the ‘small business governor.’ Pa. business groups aren’t so sure.
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/elections/tom-wolf-scott-wagner-governor-fact-check-campaign-ad-20180914.html

Wolf wins Labor Council award
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/09/wolf-wins-labor-council-award/

Wolf tours city, redevelopment
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/09/wolf-tours-city-redevelopment/

Scott Wagner says schools should steer more kids toward blue-collar jobs
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14077093-74/scott-wagner-says-schools-should-steer-more-kids-toward-blue-collar-jobs

Scott Wagner’s ‘strong arm’ collection tactics is focus of Rt. 581 billboard
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/09/group_takes_aim_at_gop_guberna.html#incart_river_index

Scott Wagner Proposes Plan To Combat Opioid Crisis
http://www.wesa.fm/post/scott-wagner-proposes-plan-combat-opioid-crisis#stream/0

‘We have to do it now’: Inside the high-pressure election for Pa. General Assembly | Analysis
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/09/pa_house_spending_column_draft.html#incart_river_index

As more women donate to campaigns, which Pa. candidates have drawn the most female contributors?
http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-pennsylvania-female-campaign-donors-20180915-story.html

Craig says Bartolotta using office to pressure DAs into probing forgery allegations
http://www.timesonline.com/news/20180913/craig-says-bartolotta-using-office-to-pressure-das-into-probing-forgery-allegations

Gaming

What are the odds? Colleges fear sports betting will lead to cheating.
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/college-sports-betting-ncaa-laws-pennsylvania-new-jersey-20180914.html

Hurricane Florence

Amid Hurricane Florence, North Carolina may regret weakening its building codes in 2013
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/09/13/Amid-Hurricane-Florence-North-Carolina-may-regret-weakening-its-building-codes-in-2013/stories/201809020230

Hurricane Florence hammers the Carolinas: The latest
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/hurricane-florence-landfall-carolinas-philadelphia-weather-20180914.html

Agencies, utilities prep for storm response
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14077050-74/agencies-utilities-prep-for-storm-response

Local News

Dorrance Twp. sets Oct. 1 hearing on revised Blue Ridge development
https://www.timesleader.com/news/718005/dorrance-twp-sets-oct-1-hearing-on-revised-blue-ridge-development

United way kicks off fundraising campaign
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/united-way-kicks-off-fundraising-campaign-1.2385592

Solicitor: Nay Aug Park deed restriction does not preclude coffee shop
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/solicitor-nay-aug-park-deed-restriction-does-not-preclude-coffee-shop-1.2385736

Two Scranton residents claim overbilling in suit vs. firm that collects late trash fees
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/two-scranton-residents-claim-overbilling-in-suit-vs-firm-that-collects-late-trash-fees-1.2385737

Court upholds denial of Scranton attorney’s nearly $1M fees
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/court-upholds-denial-of-scranton-attorney-s-nearly-1m-fees-1.2385381

HCA ratifies budget; no raise in water rate
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/hca-ratifies-budget-no-raise-in-water-rate-1.2385533

Massive fire destroys several buildings in downtown New Kensington
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14075904-74/crews-battling-commercial-fire-in-new-kensington

Tarentum’s Fall Festival opens three-evening run with nice crowds, good weather
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14077841-74/tarentums-fall-festival-opens-three-evening-run-with-nice-crowds-good-weather

New site will allow county conservation district to carry out its mission in a new way
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/new-site-will-allow-county-conservation-district-to-carry-out/article_83632eec-b5fe-11e8-92f1-9b6477e0ca72.html

Nearly $900K in upgrades ordered for Westmoreland emergency system
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14076959-74/nearly-900k-in-upgrades-ordered-for-westmoreland-emergency-system

Death of Jeannette teen killed by train ruled accidental
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14076145-74/death-of-jeannette-teen-killed-by-train-ruled-accidental

2 county commissioners support passenger-rail effort for Berks
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/2-county-commissioners-support-passenger-rail-effort-for-berks

Reading Parking Authority finance manager is terminated for talking to press
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-parking-authority-finance-manager-is-terminated-for-talking-to-press&template=ourcityart

Man with ax smashes Berks County Services Center window, official says
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/man-with-axe-smashes-berks-county-services-center-window-official-says

Allentown slaps nonprofits with business tax; one hits back with lawsuit
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-nws-allentown-business-privilege-tax-lawsuit-20180907-story.html

National News

‘It looked like Armageddon:’ Deadly gas blasts destroy homes
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/20180914_ap_9e2baeda25dd44519c2ffb707132033f.html?arc404=true

In a bid to avoid a 2nd trial, Manafort reportedly cuts a tentative plea deal with Mueller
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/09/13/In-a-bid-to-avoid-a-2nd-trial-Manafort-reportedly-cuts-a-tentative-plea-deal-with-Mueller/stories/201809130365

Andrew Cuomo defeats Cynthia Nixon in New York’s Democratic primary for governor
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/09/13/Andrew-Cuomo-defeats-Cynthia-Nixon-in-New-York-s-Democratic-primary-for-governor/stories/201809130370

‘Even the folks who won don’t seem happy,’ Obama says of Republicans at a Cleveland rally
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/09/13/Even-the-folks-who-won-don-t-seem-happy-Obama-says-of-Republicans-at-a-Cleveland-rally/stories/201809130377

ICE seeks an additional $1 billion amid anticipations of an increase in deportations
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/09/13/ICE-seeks-an-additional-1-billion-amid-anticipations-of-an-increase-in-deportations/stories/201809130380

Officials mull evidence from the apartment of a man slain by a Dallas police officer
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/09/13/Officials-mull-evidence-from-the-apartment-of-a-man-slain-by-a-Dallas-police-officer/stories/201809130376

Federal court rules against DeVos in for-profit fraud case
http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20180913_ap_cf3764a1af4f459da5bee971be792c50.html?arc404=true

New data paint an unpleasant picture of poverty in the U.S. | Analysis
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/09/new_data_paint_an_unpleasant_p.html#incart_river_index

Blacks see wider gap despite rise in household incomes
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/blacks-see-wider-gap-despite-rise-in-household-incomes/article_2a9da74d-ce07-57d4-90fb-d1db66f24ef9.html

Opioid Crisis

Cambria coroner: 5 OD deaths on holiday weekend
http://www.tribdem.com/news/cambria-coroner-od-deaths-on-holiday-weekend/article_178e8142-b7d1-11e8-a3a5-375ec1d27461.html

Philly

In South Philly, a long-hidden heroin crisis can’t be ignored anymore
http://www2.philly.com/philly/health/addiction/heroin-opioid-crisis-south-philadelphia-20180914.html

Is Mayor Kenney delaying a tool that would let taxpayers see how their money is spent? | Clout
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/clout/mayor-kenney-missing-33-million-dollars-budget-tool-20180914.html

City Council recalls Philly construction tax in favor of compromise with Kenney
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/construction-tax-affordable-housing-kenney-clarke-sanchez-20180913.html

Kensington junkyard, city come to terms on outstanding fines
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/kensington-junkyard-city-come-to-terms-on-outstanding-fines-20180913.html

Why parking-lot attendants across Philadelphia have launched a campaign to unionize
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/parking-attendants-unionize-32bj-seiu-garage-20180913.html

Family of cyclist killed by a truck in Philly receives $6 million settlement
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/fredricks-family-of-cyclist-killed-by-a-truck-in-center-city-receives-6-million-settlement-philadelphia-bicycle-20180913.html

Philly Board of Ethics fines former Nutter aide for misspending city money
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/philadelphia-melanie-johnson-fine-board-of-ethics-michael-nutter-20180913.html

Pitt

$10 million plan for affordable housing in Pittsburgh gets URA approval
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2018/09/13/10-million-dollar-plan-affordable-housing-Pittsburgh-gets-URA-approval/stories/201809130311

Tom Hanks-Fred Rogers film ‘You Are My Friend’ filming in Downtown Pittsburgh
http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2018/09/13/Tom-Hanks-Fred-Rogers-film-You-Are-My-Friend-filming-in-Downtown-Pittsburgh/stories/201809130178

Firm plans to add lagoon, ice rink to North Side riverfront development
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/09/13/Esplanade-North-Side-Ohio-River-Pittsburgh-Chateau-Millcraft-Investments-Ferris-Wheel/stories/201809130179

Former Pittsburgh police officer acquitted in alleged road rage incident
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/09/13/robert-kramer-pittsburgh-police-officer-acquitted-road-rage-incident-pointed-gun/stories/201809130346

Allegheny County deputy resuscitates toddler not breathing after crash
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14076376-74/allegheny-county-deputy-resuscitates-toddler-not-breathing-after-crash

Allegheny County Jail to start installing cameras in blind spots
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14076958-74/allegheny-county-jail-to-start-installing-cameras-in-blind-spots

Officials submit new application for federal Bus Rapid Transit funding
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14076188-74/officials-submit-new-application-for-federal-bus-rapid-transit-funding

State News

A Chester basketball legend, buried for years in an unmarked grave, gets his memorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/emerson-baynard-bo-ryan-chester-basketball-legend-gravestone-20180913.html

Suicide prevention walk planned
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/suicide-prevention-walk-planned-1.2385470

LCB sets hearing for Ali Baba Liquor Lounge
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/lcb-sets-hearing-for-ali-baba-liquor-lounge-1.2385604

Editorial: Suicide Prevention Week gives issue attention it needs
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-suicide-prevention-week-gives-issue-attention-it-needs

Census: Rich get richer in Pennsylvania’s cities, especially in Bethlehem
http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-nws-acs-census-report-20180912-story.html

Transportation

Rush Twp. traffic child safety effort begins Sun.
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/rush-twp-traffic-child-safety-effort-begins-sun-1.2385449

Berks task force has few options to ensure bus service to New York
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-task-force-has-few-options-to-ensure-bus-service-to-new-york

Washington

Bitter Senate fight to confirm Kavanaugh plunges into deeper chaos over letter
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/bitter-senate-fight-confirm-kavanaugh-plunges-deeper-chaos-letter-20180914.html

Trump disputes estimate of Puerto Rico hurricane deaths
https://triblive.com/usworld/world/14078524-74/trump-disputes-estimate-of-puerto-rico-hurricane-deaths