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Legislature

Senior expo planned at mall
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/senior-expo-planned-at-mall-1.2386028

Getting the lead out: Detroit isn’t the only city with a school water crisis
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/09/15/Getting-the-lead-out-Detroit-isn-t-the-only-city-with-a-school-water-crisis/stories/201809070074

Former state senator dies
http://www.ncnewsonline.com/news/local_news/former-state-senator-dies/article_f09ea699-198d-56ac-83f7-d6ecf8e9ed82.html

Senate leader proposes bill to open primary elections
http://www.witf.org/state-house-sound-bites/2018/09/senate-leader-proposes-bill-to-open-primary-elections.php

The Catholic Church is not the only institution that should be protecting victims of child sexual abuse | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/the-catholic-church-is-not-the-only-institution-that-should-be-protecting-victims-of-child-sexual-abuse-editorial-20180914.html

Clergy Sex Abuse

Wuerl, during Washington Mass, asks for mercy, forgiveness, healing
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/09/14/cardinal-wuerl-mass-catholic-sex-abuse-clergy-grand-jury-pennsylvania/stories/201809140190

Cardinal Wuerl says he’s ready to ‘step aside’ so the Catholic Church can heal
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14081126-74/cardinal-wuerl-says-hes-ready-to-step-aside-so-the-catholic-church

Catholic Diocese of Erie’s abuse probe cost $4 million
http://www.goerie.com/news/20180915/catholic-diocese-of-eries-abuse-probe-cost-4-million

With ‘eyes of the world’ on Pa., Johnstown has huge opportunity, victims’ advocate says
http://www.tribdem.com/news/with-eyes-of-the-world-on-pa-johnstown-has-huge/article_33c97242-b88d-11e8-8156-8757805cf164.html

Crime/Punishment

Female inmates show support for Susan G. Komen cause
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/female-inmates-show-support-for-susan-g-komen-cause-1.2385968

Education

Bomb threat, BB gun ‘intercepted’ by school security in Harrisburg School District: officials
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/bomb_threat_bb_gun_intercepted.html#incart_river_index

Wilkes dedicates new state-of-the-art engineering center
https://www.timesleader.com/news/718190/wilkes-dedicates-new-state-of-the-art-engineering-center

Use state law, curb campus tragedies
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/use-state-law-curb-campus-tragedies-1.2385995

Penn State to shell out $24.4 million for student housing, field space at Penn State Harrisburg
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/penn_state_shells_out_22_milli.html#incart_river_index

Elections/Politics

Meuser clarifies remark on ISIS, ‘liberal left’
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/meuser-clarifies-remark-on-isis-liberal-left-1.2386069

Lieutenant governor candidates agree to debate on Oct. 6
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/09/lieutenant_governor_candidates.html#incart_river_index

Voting on campus: At Haverford College, they want to, but can’t
http://www2.philly.com/philly/education/youth-vote-election-campus-polls-haverford-college-20180915.html

Parents want to work political races. But who will watch the kids? | Maria Panaritis
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/maria-panaritis/pa-election-house-senate-governor-families-child-care-how-to-volunteer-maria-panaritis-20180914.html

Environment

Flooding, pollution, sewage overruns region’s ‘broken’ waterways
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14081592-74/flooding-pollution-sewage-overruns-regions-broken-waterways

Florence

How a Philly-area shelter is saving dogs from Hurricane Florence
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/philly-area-shelter-rescue-dogs-hurricane-florence-evacuation-20180914.html

Florence, now a tropical storm, claims multiple lives
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/hurricane-florence-landfall-carolinas-philadelphia-weather-20180914.html

Florence, an ‘uninvited brute,’ besieges Carolinas
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20180915_ap_f0418c00d63048f1b94ee6f8242d387e.html?arc404=true

Pennsylvania State Police warn of scams tied to Hurricane Florence relief
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14079812-74/pennsylvania-state-police-warn-of-scams-tied-to-hurricane-florence-relief

Florence is our climate change Frankenstein. Now what are we going to do about it? | Editorial
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/09/florence_is_our_frankenstein_m.html#incart_2box_opinion

Health Care

Judge denies Excela’s objections, allows AHN ‘mini-hospital’ in Hempfield to proceed
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14080249-74/judge-allows-ahn-mini-hospital-in-hempfield-to-proceed-denies-excela-objections

Local News

Wilkes-Barre credit rating discussion ‘went very well’
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wilkes-barre-credit-rating-discussion-went-very-well-1.2386013

Wilkes-Barre announces remaining schedule for large-item pickups
https://www.timesleader.com/news/718160/wilkes-barre-announces-remaining-schedule-for-large-item-pickups

More problems found at River Common fishing pier wall
https://www.timesleader.com/news/718176/more-problems-found-at-river-common-fishing-pier-wall

Night in ‘Havana’ proves stylish fundraiser for Osterhout
https://www.timesleader.com/news/718204/night-in-havana-proves-stylish-fundraiser-for-osterhout

With $7.1 million investment, Radnor shows suburban libraries are still vital
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/library-radnor-wayne-pennsylvania-philadelphia-suburbs-20180915.html

Midland residents embrace change as town continues to recover from tough times
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/09/15/Midland-beaver-county-pennsylavania-our-towns-pa-cyber-nick-trombetta/stories/201809010002

Wine and Beer Fest in New Kensington gets an enthusiastic crowd
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14081001-74/wine-and-beer-fest-in-new-kensington-gets-an-enthusiastic-crowd

New Kensington fire victims start recovery after massive blaze
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14080276-74/new-kensington-fire-victims-start-recovery-after-thursdays-massive-blaze

Allentown firefighter to be honored at fallen firefighters memorial in Colorado
http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-richard-shott-firefighter-line-of-duty-death-memorial-20180914-story.html

Reading’s managing director, solicitor placed on paid leave
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-senior-officials-placed-on-leave

Philly

Obama to rally with Sen. Bob Casey, Gov. Wolf in Philly next week
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/elections/obama-rally-with-bob-casey-tom-wolf-in-philly-sept-21-20180914.html

SEPTA’s new fare card expands to more Regional Rail stops
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/transportation/septas-key-fare-card-regional-rail-philadelphia-20180914.html

Petition for Painted Bride historic designation rejected; demolition of Zagar murals now possible
http://www2.philly.com/philly/entertainment/arts/painted-bride-historic-isaiah-zagar-murals-20180914.html

‘We are big believers in the city and we want to be part of it,’ says Entercom CEO
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/entercom-field-radio-move-philly-cbs-radio-kyw-20180914.html

Your friendly neighborhood crossing guards could make your corners even safer — if only the city would let them | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-crossing-guards-safe-streets-20180914.html

On Kensington Avenue, she’s everyone’s mom and a finder of the lost | Mike Newall
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/mike_newall/kensington-avenue-carol-rostucher-angels-in-motion-heroin-opioid-crisis-20180914.html

Pitt

DA’s office seeks gag order in Antwon Rose case
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/09/14/Antwon-Rose-gag-order-Michael-Rosfeld-police-homicide-shooting-anthony-mariani/stories/201809140143

Take care with this case: Judge should recuse himself in Antwon Rose case
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/09/15/Take-care-with-this-case-Judge-should-recuse-himself-in-Antwon-Rose-case/stories/201809150029

Pittsburgh Filmmakers signs agreement to sell its Oakland building
http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/art-architecture/2018/09/14/Pittsburgh-Filmmakers-Oakland-Allegheny-County-Regional-Asset-District/stories/201809140204

Emails reveal conflict between Allegheny County Jail, Allegheny General Hospital over inmate medical care
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/09/14/Allegheny-County-Jail-Allegheny-General-Hospital-inmate-medical-care-laws-pa-orlando-harper-pittsburgh/stories/201809130078

Pittsburgh region braces for more rain next week, but experts don’t expect too much
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/09/14/Hurricane-Florence-Pittsburgh-rainfall-flooding-landslides-National-Weather-Service-preparations/stories/201809140147

Neighborhood group appeals zoning board ruling on North Side storage facility
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/09/14/Pittsburgh-deutschtown-storage-facility-north-side-zoning-board-appeal-court-bruce-klein/stories/201809130219

If Amazon HQ2 comes to Pittsburgh, it could mean an unprecedented apartment crunch
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/09/14/Amazon-HQ2-Pittsburgh-workers-housing-apartment-crunch-hotpads-zillow/stories/201809140071

Pittsburgh turns into NYC for filming of Tom Hanks’ Mr. Rogers film
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14079228-74/pittsburgh-turns-into-nyc-for-filming-of-tom-hanks-mr-rogers-film

Pittsburgh pulls in $197K a year selling used vehicles, equipment
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14080022-74/pittsburgh-made-more-than-170k-selling-used-garbage-trucks-at-auction

State News

World Champion Eagles theme was a no-brainer for Chester County corn maze
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/eagles-corn-maze-hurricane-hill-farm-pennsylvania-20180914.html

Who gets to say where it’s safe to build a pipeline?
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2018/09/14/Who-gets-to-say-where-it-s-safe-to-build-a-pipeline-natural-gas-beaver-county-explosion-DEP-Pennsylvania/stories/201809140058

Need your birth certificate? Be prepared to wait.
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/real-id-birth-certificate-philadelphia-pennsylvania-911-20180914.html

Duquesne Light seeks to raise home rates by 4 percent, give one-time credit of $25
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14080555-74/duquesne-light-seeks-to-raise-residential-rates-by-444-percent-share-24m

Region’s rainfall has already surpassed yearly expactations
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/region-s-rainfall-has-already-surpassed-yearly-expactations-1.2386127

Local groups to focus on ending senior isolation in NEPA
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/local-groups-to-focus-on-ending-senior-isolation-in-nepa-1.2385963

Bad year for birds with West Nile in Pennsylvania
http://www.goerie.com/news/20180915/bad-year-for-birds-with-west-nile-in-pennsylvania

Easton area trees next target in spotted lanternfly battle
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/easton/mc-nws-usda-spotted-lanternfly-trees-20180910-story.html

Transportation

Major traffic changes begin Sunday in Dallas
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/major-traffic-changes-begin-sunday-in-dallas-1.2386025

Black Creek Twp. moves forward with bridge project
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/black-creek-twp-moves-forward-with-bridge-project-1.2386018

Penn Street Bridge replacement in demolition phase
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/penn-street-bridge-replacement-in-demolition-phase

Washington

U.S. Senate funds work lower Mon navigation improvements
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/u-s-senate-funds-work-lower-mon-navigation-improvements/article_fcff2346-b847-11e8-ae1f-1372b4f21a60.html