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Legislature

Sen. Pat Browne: How Pa. laws to protect children from abuse have been reformed
http://www.mcall.com/opinion/national/mc-opi-sex-abuse-legislation-pennsylvania-browne-20180915-story.html

Erie-area EMS providers seek higher reimbursements
http://www.goerie.com/news/20180916/erie-area-ems-providers-seek-higher-reimbursements

Carlisle panel grapples with solutions to gun violence
https://cumberlink.com/news/local/carlisle-panel-grapples-with-solutions-to-gun-violence/article_efbc8f24-90b7-5b8e-bda3-e51ca6bd61e2.html

Business

Times Leader Career Fair returns to Genetti’s on Tuesday
https://www.timesleader.com/news/718393/times-leader-career-fair-returns-to-genettis-on-tuesday

Virtual gun range prepares customers for real-life dangers
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/virtual-gun-range-prepares-customers-for-real-life-dangers-1.2386310

Restaurants revamping to attract more millennials
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/restaurants-revamping-to-attract-more-millennials-1.2386307

Clergy Sex Abuse

The man behind the Pa. grand jury report on Catholic clergy abuse
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/the-man-behind-the-pa-grand-jury-report-on-catholic-clergy-abuse-20180916.html

Bishop: More victims came forward
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/bishop-more-victims-came-forward-1.2386423

Hearing others’ stories, priest sex abuse survivors come forward with their own
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-grand-jury-report-survivors-20180907-story.html

Crime/Punishment

Man found guilty in first human-trafficking trial in Lancaster County
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/man_found_guilty_in_first_huma.html#incart_2box_news

Education

‘We can save a life:’ Back Mountain Police Association donates trauma kits to school districts
https://www.timesleader.com/news/718331/we-can-save-a-life-back-mountain-police-association-donates-trauma-kits-to-school-districts

Education Department warns that students on financial aid are being targeted in phishing attacks
http://www2.philly.com/philly/education/u-s-education-department-financial-aid-students-targeted-in-phishing-attacks-20180915.html

Elections/Politics

As campaign cash rolls in, 2 House races tilt to Pa. Democrats
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14082719-74/as-campaign-cash-rolls-in-2-house-races-tilt-to-pa-democrats

Senate hopeful Lou Barletta energizes crowd at Berks grassroots ‘Day of Action’
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/senate-hopeful-lou-barletta-energizes-crowd-at-berks-county-grassroots-day-of-action

Black female Democrats call for changes in party
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/black-female-democrats-call-for-changes-in-party/article_c6e4fdf6-e4eb-5c9d-ac1e-763fcff60c04.html

Young voters are making Franklin County less Republican, but not more Democratic
https://www.publicopiniononline.com/story/news/local/2018/09/14/young-voters-franklin-county-turn-away-republican-and-democratic-parties-2018-election/1284344002/

Town hall to feature state House, Senate candidates
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/town-hall-to-feature-state-house-senate-candidates/article_54a96972-b833-11e8-adb8-6b1bd8fb9ec7.html

State Rep. Jim Christiana elected chairman of Beaver County GOP committee
http://www.timesonline.com/news/20180914/state-rep-jim-christiana-elected-chairman-of-beaver-county-gop-committee

Environment

Groups at odds over stream protection
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/groups-at-odds-over-stream-protection-1.2385232

Florence

Florence pours on the rain amid fears of catastrophic floods
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/09/15/Florence-a-wet-and-unwanted-visitor-besieges-Carolinas/stories/201809150069

Rains from Florence cause collapse at N.C. coal ash landfill
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/09/15/Rains-from-Florence-cause-collapse-at-NC-coal-ash-landfill/stories/201809150104

Florence downgrades to tropical depression, will bring more rain our way
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/florence_downgrades_to_tropica.html#incart_river_index

Local News

Resident: Wilkes-Barre dragging its feet over flooding concerns
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/resident-wilkes-barre-dragging-its-feet-over-flooding-concerns-1.2386400

Luzerne County readies for assessment of new power plant in Salem Township
https://www.timesleader.com/news/718381/luzerne-county-readies-for-assessment-of-new-power-plant

‘Wilkes-Barre is a melting pot’: Parade, festival put diversity on display
https://www.timesleader.com/news/718350/wilkes-barre-is-a-melting-pot-parade-festival-put-diversity-on-display

Festival brings cultures together in W-B
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/festival-brings-cultures-together-in-w-b-1.2386446

Luzerne Fall Festival welcomes autumn with community spirit
https://www.timesleader.com/news/718379/luzerne-fall-festival-welcomes-autumn-with-community-spirit

Thousands race for the cure in Scranton
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/thousands-race-for-the-cure-in-scranton-1.2386466

Welcoming Scranton event brings neighbors from around the world together
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/welcoming-scranton-event-brings-neighbors-from-around-the-world-together-1.2386500

West Scranton soldier lost in WWII coming home
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/west-scranton-soldier-lost-in-wwii-coming-home-1.2386511

Meters’ accuracy, rules questioned
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/meters-accuracy-rules-questioned-1.2386393

Team Friends helps people with disabilities connect with their community
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14082516-74/team-friends-helps-disabled-people-connect-with-their-community

New Kensington celebrates its diversity Saturday with Ethnic Day Food Festival
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14082602-74/new-kensington-celebrates-its-diversity-saturday-with-ethnic-day-food-festival

Walk for the Animals, vet clinic draw dogs and owners to FirstEnergy Stadium
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/walk-for-the-animals-vet-clinic-draw-dogs-and-owners-to-firstenergy-satidum

Renovation of Cumru Township home adds personal touches
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/renovation-of-cumru-township-home-adds-personal-touches

West Reading Fall Festival a good time for dogs and people
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/west-reading-fall-festival-a-good-time-for-dogs-and-people

Reading’s Dance on the Street encourages self expression
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/readings-dance-on-the-street-encourages-self-expression

Editorial: City Council, mayor take steps toward better relations.
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-city-council-mayor-take-steps-toward-better-relations

Weather officials stand by Erie’s snowfall adjustment
http://www.goerie.com/news/20180916/weather-officials-stand-by-eries-snowfall-adjustment

Erie has pressing need for industrial parks
http://www.goerie.com/news/20180916/erie-has-pressing-need-for-industrial-parks

Chester prepares to escape state oversight; hopes to avert sale of water authority
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/chester-prepares-to-escape-state-oversight-hopes-to-avert-sale/article_88ba91ec-b855-11e8-ad15-6319b10e6177.html

National News

In Ohio, a river county struggles to hold on after losing its coal industry
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/09/16/pomeroy-ohio-river-county-coal-industry-meigs-county-opioids/stories/201809160054

Alarm grows inside FEMA as top official fights for job
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/09/16/Alarm-grows-inside-FEMA-as-top-official-fights-for-job/stories/201809160174

Former Colorado nuke site opens to public as wildlife refuge
http://www.witf.org/news/2018/09/former-colorado-nuke-site-opens-to-public-as-wildlife-refuge.php

Philly

Philly household income declines, Census unveils
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/philly-household-income-declines-census-unveils/article_b83e3651-02fc-51d5-bd49-01cd7d9f5a0c.html

BREAKING POVERTY: Crime, poverty often linked
http://www.phillytrib.com/metros/breaking-poverty-crime-poverty-often-linked/article_258b0eac-33f6-570e-89bf-b2d83635a13b.html

Gerry Lenfest life celebration to be held at Academy of Music
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/gerry-lenfest-life-celebration-to-be-held-at-academy-of-music-20180916.html

Mike didn’t buy that cops were really trying to help people get jobs. So they helped get him one | Helen Ubiñas
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/helen_ubinas/helen-ubinas-philadelphia-police-jobs-crime-incarceration-employment-20180914.html

Pitt

Riverhounds SC has reached a new level of success. The next step is drawing more fans.
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/soccer/2018/09/15/Pittsburgh-Riverhounds-SC-crowds-highmark-stadium-pittsburgh-soccer-usl-standings-louisville-city-fc-bob-lilley/stories/201809150101

Penn Hills families given 8 days to move out of condemned apartments
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14083171-74/penn-hills-families-given-8-days-to-move-out-of-condemned-apartments

State News

Age-old challenge persists in Evans City: How to get people to stop
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/09/16/Evans-City-Pennsylvania-our-towns-traffic-zombies-Night-of-the-living-dead/stories/201809010006

State’s wise census move
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/state-s-wise-census-move-1.2386243

Transportation

Tractor-trailer, train crash in Pennsylvania; no injuries
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/20180915_ap_5678fdfe4cb24426b26c3a3619325b46.html?arc404=true

Washington

Behind the scenes: Lawmaker balances fun, family with duty to the office
http://www.tribdem.com/news/behind-the-scenes-lawmaker-balances-fun-family-with-duty-to/article_684862b2-b94b-11e8-b9b3-4f61a0396193.html

Win or lose in November, Rothfus won’t represent Johnstown area in 2019
http://www.tribdem.com/news/watch-video-win-or-lose-in-november-rothfus-won-t/article_3d0a0614-b94b-11e8-84fa-1f179da9195f.html