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Legislature

Enforcing school bus stopping law would get an assist from stop-arm cameras
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/09/enforcing_school_bus_stopping.html#incart_river_index

Lehigh Valley senators balk at bill giving child sex abuse victims more time to sue
http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pennsylvania-child-sex-abuse-lawsuits-bill-20180926-story.html

House passes gun-restricting domestic violence bill. It’s an outlier.
http://www.witf.org/state-house-sound-bites/2018/09/house-passes-gun-restricting-domestic-violence-bill-its-an-outlier.php

House votes for tougher gun rules in domestic violence cases
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/09/house_votes_for_tougher_gun_ru.html#incart_river_index

GOP lawmakers oppose bill limiting abusers’ access to guns
http://www.timesonline.com/news/20180926/gop-lawmakers-oppose-bill-limiting-abusers-access-to-guns

Delco reps back move to get guns out of hands of abusers
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/delco-reps-back-move-to-get-guns-out-of-hands/article_7d53452c-c1cb-11e8-8430-07a9dc936c93.html

Bill freeing Pa. students from standardized testing requirement advances
http://www.witf.org/news/2018/09/bill-freeing-pa-students-from-standardized-test-graduation-requirement-advances.php

The Pa. House, where size still matters | John Baer
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/john_baer/john-baer-column-pa-house-size-matters-20180926.html

Lawmakers have to deliver justice to abuse victims before Election Day | Editorial
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/09/lawmakers_have_to_deliver_just.html#incart_river_index

Doug Oathout: Laughlin’s case for Sunday hunting
http://www.goerie.com/opinion/20180927/doug-oathout-laughlins-case-for-sunday-hunting

Business

Uber drivers win settlement over data breach but lose case over employee rights
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/transportation/uber-cases-settlement-pennsylvania-new-jersey-ninth-circuit-loss-california-employee-20180926.html

O’Reilly Auto Parts gets the go-ahead in Cheswick – for now
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14121476-74/oreilly-auto-parts-gets-the-go-ahead-in-cheswick-for-now

Plan could boost overtime pay for 25,000 Lehigh Valley workers, but will employers slash hours?
http://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-pennsylvania-overtime-rules-20180925-story.html

Clergy Sex Abuse

Priests urge Pa. Supreme Court to adopt redacted grand jury report as final
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/09/26/Priests-Pa-Supreme-Court-to-adopt-redacted-grand-jury-report-as-final-catholic-sex-abuse/stories/201809260157

Crime/Punishment

‘You’re in danger.’ What happened the night of the Chester County nursing home murders
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/crime/bellingham-nursing-home-shooting-chester-county-pennsylvania-bruce-rogal-investigation-20180926.html

Bill Cosby to serve sentence at Philadelphia-area prison
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/09/26/Bill-Cosby-serve-sentence-pennsylvania-prison-sex-assault-SCI-phoenix/stories/201809260119

Luzerne County prison corporal on unpaid leave following alleged assault
https://www.timesleader.com/news/719596/luzerne-county-prison-corporal-on-unpaid-leave-following-alleged-assault

Megan’s Law conviction overturned on appeal
https://www.timesleader.com/news/719625/megans-law-conviction-overturned-on-appeal

Education

Scranton teacher sues superintendent for First Amendment violations
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-teacher-sues-superintendent-for-first-amendment-violations-1.2390467

Study shows Reading schools need tens of millions of dollars in repairs
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/study-shows-reading-schools-need-tens-of-millions-of-dollars-in-repairs

Elections/Politics

Poll: ‘Blue wave’ may swamp Republican nominees for governor, U.S. Senate in Pa.
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/elections/pennsylvania-governor-senate-poll-tom-wolf-scott-wagner-lou-barletta-bob-casey-franklin-marshall-20180927.html

Wolf, Casey maintain double-digit leads over GOP opponents new poll, finds
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/09/in_pa_this_november_donald_tru.html#incart_river_index

F&M poll: Democrats hold edge in Pennsylvania where Trump matters on both sides
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/f-and-m-poll-democrats-hold-edge-in-pennsylvania-where-trump-matters-on-both-sides

Democrats dominate new election poll
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/democrats-dominate-new-election-poll-1.2390566

Pa. gubernatorial candidate Wagner invested his own donations to his campaign — and made money on the deal
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2018/09/26/scott-wagner-gubernatorial-candidate-pennsylvania-campaign-finance-investing-funds/stories/201809260138

Struggles, tragedy led Democrat James Craig to make state Senate run
http://www.timesonline.com/news/20180926/struggles-tragedy-led-democrat-james-craig-to-make-state-senate-run

Scott Wagner invested his own donations to his campaign – and lost money, newly filed report indicates | Analysis
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/09/scott_wagner_invested_his_own.html#incart_river_index

GOP fears Susan Wild is pulling away with Charlie Dent’s old Pa. U.S. House seat
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/elections/susan-wild-marty-nothstein-charlie-dent-pennsylvania-7-congressional-district-election-republican-party-20180926.html

How to register to vote in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/elections/voter-registration-deadline-election-2018-how-to-pennsylvania-new-jersey-delaware-20180926.html

Gaming

Three casinos signal plans for sports betting in Pennsylvania
http://www.tribdem.com/news/three-casinos-signal-plans-for-sports-betting-in-pennsylvania/article_10dd3a72-c1ff-11e8-99c7-43357605bfa3.html

Health Care

UPMC draws the curtain back on specialty hospital designs
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2018/09/26/UPMC-specialty-hospitals-final-design-architects-Shadyside-Oakland-Uptown/stories/201809260103

UPMC unveils specialty hospital designs for 3 Pittsburgh locations
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14119481-74/upmc-unveils-specialty-hospital-designs-for-3-pittsburgh-locations

Local News

Wilkes-Barre police must settle record system debt
https://www.timesleader.com/news/719623/wilkes-barre-police-must-settle-record-system-debt

Former slugger Strawberry speaks about addiction struggles
https://www.timesleader.com/news/719647/former-slugger-strawberry-speaks-about-addiction-struggles

Luzerne County officials promise corrective action on audit delay issues
https://www.timesleader.com/news/719609/luzerne-county-officials-promise-corrective-action-on-audit-delay-issues

History lesson: Plaque highlights significance of Palooka comic strip
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/history-lesson-plaque-highlights-significance-of-palooka-comic-strip-1.2390542

W-B parking authority goes to court over former Hotel Sterling lot
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-parking-authority-goes-to-court-over-former-hotel-sterling-lot-1.2390499

Community expo features info session on Dark Web
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/community-expo-features-info-session-on-dark-web-1.2390559

World War II soldier laid to rest in NEPA 74 years after death in Netherlands
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/world-war-ii-soldier-laid-to-rest-in-nepa-74-years-after-death-in-netherlands-1.2390473

Scranton planners approve, with conditions, proposal for new apartment building downtown next to Kildare’s Irish Pub
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-planners-approve-with-conditions-proposal-for-new-apartment-building-downtown-next-to-kildare-s-irish-pub-1.2390568

Council approves yard sale permit, moving permit ordinances
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/council-approves-yard-sale-permit-moving-permit-ordinances-1.2390575

Upper Allegheny expect to meet mandated deadline for long-term sewage plans
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14120936-74/upper-allegheny-expect-to-meet-mandated-deadline-for-long-term-sewage-plans

Harrison to spend at least $65K to clean up fire-damaged homes
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14120545-74/harrison-to-spend-at-least-65k-to-clean-up-fire-damaged-homes

Freeport wants to step up its code enforcement policies
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14120488-74/freeport-wants-to-step-up-its-code-enforcement-policies

Last remnant of POW camp at airport in Bern Township likely to be razed
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/last-remnant-of-pow-camp-at-airport-in-bern-township-likely-to-be-razed

Johnstown Act 47 exit strategy draft presented, City Council and public have chance to comment
http://www.tribdem.com/news/johnstown-act-exit-strategy-draft-presented-city-council-and-public/article_179b56ce-c1fe-11e8-b723-2f3287a06691.html

Natural Gas

Gas accidentally released from EQT well; gas levels at safe level
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/gas-accidentally-released-from-eqt-well-gas-levels-at-safe/article_6c0eaa44-c1db-11e8-a1e9-c337f8171159.html

Philly

Philly’s new payroll system to give workers a pay bump: ‘That sounds crazy but …
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/philadelphia-city-payroll-system-delays-cost-overruns-ciber-20180927.html

Kenney pushes raising city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour
http://www.phillytrib.com/metros/kenney-pushes-raising-city-s-minimum-wage-to-an-hour/article_01ff28a4-6699-546c-83f4-4c688867b59c.html

Miles of trash: Litter detectives stymied by illegal dumping on Philly’s river banks
http://www2.philly.com/philly/health/science/illegal-dumping-schuylkill-delaware-river-philadelphia-pennsylvania-fish-boat-commission-20180927.html

2 Philly cops arrested, charged with illegally detaining male
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/crime/2-philly-cops-arrested-charged-with-illegally-detaining-male-20180926.html

Here’s the Uber-like way online retailer RevZilla is handling its seasonal sales spikes
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/revzilla-warehouse-fulfillment-center-labor-flex-work-gig-economy-20180927.html

Trolleys in the garden: New landscape and cafe transform bleak West Philly junction | Inga Saffron
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/inga_saffron/septa-trolleys-west-philadelphia-spruce-hill-baltimore-avenue-20180927.html

Temple prof: Philadelphia must do more to help hungry, homeless college students
http://www2.philly.com/philly/education/temple-prof-hungry-homeless-community-college-philadelphia-20180927.html

Penn to require students to live on campus through sophomore year
http://www2.philly.com/philly/education/university-of-pennsylvania-housing-requirement-students-to-live-on-campus-through-sophomore-year-20180926.html

In the Philly suburbs, thriving fall attractions feed millennials’ autumn obsession
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/fall-autumn-activities-philadelphia-suburbs-pumpkin-patch-apple-picking-corn-maze-farm-millennials-20180927.html

Walnut Street Theatre gets $120,000 Disney grant to support theater in local schools
http://www2.philly.com/philly/entertainment/arts/walnut-street-theatre-gets-120000-disney-grant-to-support-theater-in-local-schools-20180926.html

Could a new brand of cop help fix Philly’s traffic woes? | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/traffic-congestion-cops-philly-editorial-20180927.html

Pitt

Denzel Washington returns to the Hill District to bestow $5 million on August Wilson House
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/09/26/Denzel-Washington-Pittsburgh-Hollywood-friends-five-million-August-Wilson-House/stories/201809260112

Denzel Washington headlines event marking renovation of August Wilson home
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14120687-74/denzel-washington-headlines-event-marking-renovation-of-august-wilson-home

URA to shepherd Pittsburgh’s annual $10 million funding for affordable housing
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14119914-74/ura-to-shepherd-pittsburghs-annual-10-million-funding-for-affordable-housing

New judge in Antwon Rose slaying denies motion to keep discovery out of officer’s hands
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/09/26/Antwon-Rose-Michael-Rosfeld-Alexander-Bicket-Pittsburgh-denies-motion-discovery-officer-shooting/stories/201809260105

After camel mishap, petition pressures Shriners to give up live circus animals
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/09/26/Pittsburgh-Shrine-Circus-injuries-camel-bucking-Shriners-International-Care2-petition/stories/201809260159

Mattress Factory employees allege that managers retaliated after they complained of harassment
http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/art-architecture/2018/09/26/north-side-pittsburgh-Mattress-Factory-sexual-harassment-charges-NLRB-investigation-retaliation-michael-olijnyk/stories/201809260135

New data source to help track why more black girls end up in juvenile court system
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2018/09/27/equity-summit-black-girls-pittsburgh-juvenile-rates-allegheny-county-database/stories/201809270036

Allegheny County gets $1.7 million in grants to address health inequality, opioid epidemic
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2018/09/26/Allegheny-County-1-7-million-grants-health-inequality-pittsburgh-opioid-epidemic-pa/stories/201809260146

Bill Peduto has some thoughts on Le’Veon Bell and … Jaromir Jagr?
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2018/09/26/james-harrison-le-veon-bell-contract-steelers-bill-peduto-pittsburgh-mayor/stories/201809260160

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto shares thoughts on Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14120890-74/pittsburgh-mayor-bill-peduto-shares-feelings-about-leveon-bell

Pittsburgh’s big sports venues may get some — not all — of the county funds requested
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/09/26/Pittsburgh-s-big-sports-venues-may-get-some-not-all-of-the-county-funds-the-teams-requested/stories/201809260140

Pittsburgh’s Sports & Exhibition Authority set to get $800K boost in taxpayer money next year
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14120788-74/pittsburghs-sports-arenas-slated-to-get-800k-boost-in-taxpayer-money-next

Pittsburgh to honor hometown filmmaker George Romero on Monday
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14120470-74/pittsburgh-to-honor-hometown-filmmaker-george-romero-on-monday

Lyft challenges Pittsburghers to ditch their cars for a month
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14119034-74/lyft-challenges-pittsburghers-to-ditch-their-car-for-a-month

Allegheny County Councilwoman proposes registry of natural gas drilling
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14120570-74/allegheny-county-councilwoman-proposes-registry-of-natural-gas-drilling

Pittsburgh speakers rally against Trump plan to weaken fuel standards
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14120385-74/pittsburgh-speakers-rally-against-trump-plan-to-weaken-fuel-standards

Mosaic in Pittsburgh tunnel intact after piece removed
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14120250-74/mosaic-in-pittsburgh-pedestrian-tunnel-intact-after-piece-removed

Pittsburgh poised to reimburse Pittsburgh Marathon for 2017 Great Race expenses
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14120029-74/pittsburgh-poised-to-reimburse-pittsburgh-marathon-for-2017-great-race-expenses

State News

Pennsylvania man with terminal cancer holds yard sales for funeral costs
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14122431-74/pennsylvania-man-with-terminal-cancer-holds-yard-sales-for-funeral-costs

Doorways, windows to responsibility
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/doorways-windows-to-responsibility-1.2390457

Pa. Utility Commission wants to know: How fast is your internet?
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14119480-74/pennsylvania-residents-businesses-organizations-asked-to-take-part-in-internet-speed-research

Transportation

4 hurt in SEPTA bus crash in King of Prussia
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/4-hurt-in-septa-bus-crash-in-king-of-prussia-20180926.html

PennDOT nearly finished with Archbald intersection project
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/penndot-nearly-finished-with-archbald-intersection-project-1.2390674

Washington

‘I think this is a ‘Who are we?’ moment,’ law professor says about Kavanaugh hearings
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/09/26/Christine-Blasey-Ford-Judge-Brett-Kavanaugh-confirmation-hearings-metoo-Anita-Hill-duquesne-law-professor-lisa-tetrault-cmu/stories/201809270058

New Brett Kavanaugh accuser, Julie Swetnick, comes forward with explosive new allegations
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/brett-kavanaugh-hearing-nomination-rachel-mitchell-christine-blasey-ford-deborah-ramirez-20180926.html

Anita Hill says the Kavanaugh hearing shouldn’t be seen as a referendum on #MeToo
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/09/26/Anita-Hill-says-the-Kavanaugh-hearing-shouldn-t-be-seen-as-a-referendum-on-MeToo/stories/201809260204

Ryan says Congress shouldn’t ‘step in the way’ on Rosenstein
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/congressional/20180926_ap_588f97350ab6423d90b20763ac914907.html?arc404=true

Included in House FAA bill: Minimum size for airline seats
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/transportation/20180926_ap_79c22d675fe341db95b855197a16fe50.html?arc404=true