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Legislature

Treat gun violence as a ‘public health epidemic,’ state lawmakers are told https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/treat-gun-violence-as-a-public-health-epidemic-state-lawmakers-are-told/

Senate panel sets White Haven Center hearing https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/senate-panel-sets-white-haven-center-hearing-1.2532872

Editorial: Legislature returns with a chance to do good work https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-legislature-returns-with-a-chance-to-do-good-work

State Rep. John Galloway gets house arrest for 2nd DUI  https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190913/state-rep-john-galloway-gets-house-arrest-for-2nd-dui

 

Administration

Should Gov. Wolf release these 9 prison lifers? The Board of Pardons thinks so https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania-board-pardons-lieutenant-governor-john-fetterman-commutation-life-sentences-second-chances-lifers-20190913.html

State auditors looking at Harrisburg schools to date found nothing worth sharing with investigators https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/harrisburg-school-district-making-significant-changes-as-state-and-federal-investigators-look-into-past-mismanagement.html

Pa. modernizing WIC nutrition program https://www.witf.org/2019/09/13/pa-modernizing-wic-nutrition-program/

 

Business

‘No antibiotics ever’ says Bell & Evans. And they put chickens to sleep ‘calmly and quietly’ https://www.inquirer.com/business/bell-and-evans-chicken-company-groceries-fredericksburg-pennsylvania-20190914.html

Whole Foods to cut health care for part-time workers https://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2019/09/13/Whole-Foods-cut-health-care-benefits-part-time-workers-Amazon-bezos/stories/201909130149

Amazon planning to open delivery station in Hazleton  https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/amazon-planning-to-open-delivery-station-in-hazleton-1.2532793

 

Crime/Punishment

SWAT situation ends at Millvale home https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/13/SWAT-incident-Millvale-home/stories/201909130144

DC judge orders release of far-right extremist who called Tree of Life shooting suspect a ‘hero’ https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/13/white-nationalist-jeffrey-clark-Tree-of-Life-shooting-suspect-robert-bowers-Gab/stories/201909130135

3rd man arrested with ties to car of Monroeville woman found dead in McKeesport park; victim ID’d https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/photos-released-of-man-sought-in-connection-with-mckeesport-body/

Appeals court admonishes judge for ruling on suit filed by two fired Pa. prison guards https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/appeals-court-admonishes-judge-for-ruling-on-suit-filed-by-two-fired-pa-prison-guards.html

McKeesport Man Closer To Getting Pardon After Decades-Old Offenses Stopped Him From Holding Office https://www.wesa.fm/post/mckeesport-man-closer-getting-pardon-after-decades-old-offenses-stopped-him-holding-office

Funeral home owner agrees to surrender license to state https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/funeral-home-owner-agrees-to-surrender-license-to-state-1.2532762

Conestoga Landfill trial against Berks County has substantial financial implications https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/conestoga-landfill-trial-against-berks-county-has-substantial-financial-implications

Pennsylvania student posed threat in saying he wanted to ‘beat the record’ after Florida school shooting, court rules  https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-student-beat-the-record-school-shooting-threat-20190913-ntftevgawzdfzlgfkhfnxxbkoi-story.html

Berks doctor ran opioid ‘pill mill,’ investigators say https://www.pottsmerc.com/news/berks-doctor-ran-opioid-pill-mill-investigators-say/article_913ae90c-d64a-11e9-9825-f78ed7c60075.html

 

Education

Classes without textbooks? More colleges are giving it a try https://www.inquirer.com/education/textbook-temple-students-open-resources-online-20190913.html

Penn State seeks hike in state appropriation, silent on tuition https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/09/13/Penn-State-University-tuition-higher-education-trustees-Pennsylvania/stories/201909130130

Daniel Boone School District lunch balances sent to collection https://www.pottsmerc.com/news/local/daniel-boone-school-district-lunch-balances-sent-to-collection/article_998704a4-d638-11e9-bb97-571816cdb108.html

Environment

Why one Northampton County town is taking action to protect the Appalachian Trail from pipelines and cellphone towers https://www.mcall.com/news/local/nazareth/mc-nws-plainfield-appalachian-trail-20190913-ikjexnzlejcdzhgbhg2skx2g7q-story.html

Resolution to recognize trail passes https://www.tribdem.com/news/resolution-to-recognize-trail-passes/article_1cd5c2de-d6a5-11e9-b172-935a97cee4a9.html

 

Health Care

‘UVA has ruined us’: Health system sues thousands of patients, seizing paychecks and claiming homes https://www.inquirer.com/business/hospitals-bills-suits-medical-debt-university-virginia-20190913.html

Peanut allergy drug will protect children, experts tell FDA https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/09/13/Peanut-allergy-drug-will-protect-children-experts-tell-FDA/stories/201909150120

Carcinogen in Zantac and its generics triggers probe into potential dangers https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2019/09/carcinogen-in-zantac-and-its-generics-triggers-probe-on-potential-dangers.html

Health officials sound the alarm over vaping  https://www.witf.org/2019/09/13/health-officials-sounding-the-alarm-over-vaping/

Efforts continue to get more people to carry overdose reversal drug https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190913/efforts-continue-to-get-more-people-to-carry-overdose-reversal-drug

 

Local News

117 dogs and puppies resting comfortably after being removed from Ross home https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/13/Ross-Animal-Friends-dogs-removed-home-Pittsburgh-Aviation-Animal-Rescue-Team/stories/201909120189

Dragonfly swarm stops in Southwestern Pennsylvania https://triblive.com/local/regional/dragonfly-swarm-stops-in-southwestern-pennsylvania/

Removal of Belvedere Hotel fire rubble halted due to higher, unexplained costs https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/removal-of-belvedere-hotel-fire-rubble-halted-due-to-higher-unexplained-costs/

Volunteers join forces to rehabilitate Greensburg park and playground https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/volunteers-join-forces-to-rehabilitate-greensburg-park-and-playground/

Arnold to aggressively pursue unpaid garbage, sewage bills https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/arnold-to-aggressively-pursue-unpaid-garbage-sewage-bills/

Mt. Pleasant festival celebrates glass heritage https://triblive.com/news/partner-news/mt-pleasant-festival-celebrates-glass-heritage/

Langeloth metal firm, UAW reach agreement on picketing https://observer-reporter.com/business/langeloth-metal-firm-uaw-reach-agreement-on-picketing/article_906b4624-d641-11e9-a115-6b29f84d2cc9.html

Tax officials rip each other over Scranton tax collections https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/tax-officials-rip-each-other-over-scranton-tax-collections-1.2533026

Three firms step up to do Scranton walkability plan  https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/three-firms-step-up-to-do-scranton-walkability-plan-1.2532753

Luzerne Co. manager presents borrowing options for 911 upgrades https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/luzerne-co-manager-presents-borrowing-options-for-911-upgrades-1.2532766

Berks Nature plans to make Angelica Creek Park more accessible https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-nature-plans-to-make-angelica-creek-park-more-accessible

Our view: Iconic Erie clocks make a comeback https://www.goerie.com/opinion/20190914/our-view-iconic-erie-clocks-make-comeback

Penn Highlands Community College officials say ‘it’s only right to give back’ https://www.tribdem.com/news/penn-highlands-community-college-officials-say-it-s-only-right/article_567a95dc-d6a5-11e9-b981-c799e8767219.html

 

Philly

They were born minutes apart, and were shot minutes apart last year on July 4th. | Helen Ubiñas https://www.inquirer.com/news/columnists/helen-ubinas-philadelphia-guns-violence-temple-hospital-20190915.html

It’s an Irish cafe that also makes huevos rancheros. Two chefs, two worlds. https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/hibernian-cafe-drexel-hill-irish-food-20190913.html

The secret scourge of climate change? More raw sewage in Philadelphia’s waterways. https://www.inquirer.com/science/climate/delaware-schuylkill-river-combined-sewer-stormwater-sewage-climate-change-20190913.html

Why is McDonald’s selling Shamrock Shakes in Philly right now? https://www.inquirer.com/news/mcdonalds-shamrock-shakes-philadelphia-eagles-chop-history-20190913.html

This Philly block is a window into the city’s battle against gun violence | Mike Newall https://www.inquirer.com/news/columnists/frankford-philadelphia-gun-violence-police-block-captain-20190914.html

Kenney angling to revive residency requirement for Philadelphia police officers https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/kenney-angling-to-revive-residency-requirement-for-philadelphia-police-officers/article_de894496-a6f8-5c33-87c2-6b10e61e699b.html

Viral South Philly utility pole to be reborn as green fuel https://whyy.org/articles/viral-south-philly-utility-pole-to-be-reborn-as-green-fuel/

 

Pitt

Who are the people Downtown panhandling, sleeping or hanging out? https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/09/13/homelessness-pittsburgh-downtown-crime-down-restauranteurs-crime/stories/201909140011

Giant Eagle asks customers to not open carry at its stores https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/09/13/Giant-Eagle-asks-cutomers-to-not-open-carry-at-its-stores/stories/201909130186

Inbound Boulevard of the Allies scheduled to close for milling and paving https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/09/13/Boulevard-of-the-Allies-Pittsburgh-scheduled-to-close-inbound-milling-and-paving-penndot/stories/201909130160

Diana Street in Spring Hill opens 18 months after landslide https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/09/13/Spring-Hill-Pittsburgh-Diana-Street-landslide-street-reopens/stories/201909130155

Pittsburgh detective involved in Kopy’s brawl sues bar, Pagans https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/13/pagans-kopys-pittsburgh-police-countersuit-fight-lincoln/stories/201909130142

Military exercises to bring low-flying helicopters, explosions to Pittsburgh https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/military-exercises-next-week-will-bring-low-flying-helicopters-airplanes/

 

National

Filings: Purdue owners used Swiss banks to hide transfers https://www.phillytrib.com/ap/national/filings-purdue-owners-used-swiss-banks-to-hide-transfers/article_a3da1a83-cc43-5f59-9500-b1de2225e09a.html

Obama-era rule to collect worker pay data is headed for the chopping block https://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2019/09/14/Obama-era-rule-to-collect-worker-pay-data-is-headed-for-the-chopping-block/stories/201909140019

PG&E reaches $11B deal with California wildfire insurers https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/09/13/PG-E-reaches-11B-deal-with-California-wildfire-insurers/stories/201909150129

Felicity Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in college admissions scam https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/13/Huffman-gets-14-days-behind-bars-in-college-admissions-scam/stories/201909130156

 

State News

Pa. parents with severely ill or disabled kids face deportation after Trump policy change https://whyy.org/articles/pa-parents-with-severely-ill-or-disabled-kids-face-deportation-after-trump-policy-change/

School ‘lunch-shaming’ has become a national issue; here’s how Pa. deals with unpaid bills https://www.inquirer.com/news/school-lunch-shaming-pennsylvania-laws-cherry-hill-20190913.html

Senate support of 9/11 trail could unlock funding for Pennsylvania segment https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/senate-support-of-9-11-trail-could-unlock-funding-for-pennsylvania-segment/

What we learned from StateImpact Pennsylvania’s forum on climate change adaptation, social equity  https://whyy.org/articles/what-we-learned-from-stateimpact-pennsylvanias-forum-on-climate-change-adaptation-social-equity/

 

Transportation

SEPTA’s new service weapons are here after Sig fire flap https://whyy.org/articles/septas-new-service-weapons-are-here-after-sig-fire-flap/

 

Washington

President Trump blamed energy-saving bulbs for making him look orange. Experts say probably not. https://www.inquirer.com/politics/trump-orange-skin-energy-saving-lightbulbs-20190913.html

Taliban visits Moscow days after Trump says talks ‘dead’ https://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2019/09/13/Taliban-visits-Moscow-days-after-Trump-says-talks-dead/stories/201909150115

NOAA chief seeks to repair damage from Trump Alabama Dorian statement https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2019/09/noaa-chief-seeks-to-repair-damage-from-trump-alabama-dorian-statement.html