Today’s News – April 24, 2018


Pa. House investigators say lawmaker violated policy against retaliation. So why wasn’t he punished?


Waffle House shooting sheds light on Pennsylvania gun law loopholes


Roe ‘disappointed’ with changes to redistricting bill


Future of Berks Heim focus of union-sponsored forum


Erie County school districts oppose voucher bill


York lawmaker: Medical assistance recipients need ‘bit of a kick’ sometimes


As state help fades for 2 nuclear plants, will Trump attempt rescue?


Want to fix Harrisburg? Start by approving these campaign finance reform bills | Editorial


10 reasons to resist work requirements for Medicaid and food stamps | Opinion


What’s that smell? It’s Harrisburg’s political air | John Baer


That proposed Down syndrome abortion ban is an abuse of power | Opinion


Add bite to distracted violators




Wolf pushes to end gun-show exception to background checks


Gov. Tom Wolf calls on Legislature to pass firearms-safety bills to protect domestic abuse victims




GE is said in talks to unload rail unit in deal with Wilmerding-based Wabtec


Berks County employers say tough immigration policy shrinks their workforces




Schuylkill prison board making improvements


Priest abuse ruling appealed


Inmate found dead at SCI Huntingdon


Bethlehem biofuel entrepreneur must face charges of $50M subsidy fraud




Report: Luzerne County teachers were on strike 127 days in 20 years


Penn Hills school officials eye staff, program cuts


Scranton School District approves borrowing up to $16.5 million


Magazine post alleges racial tension between Crestwood, Hazleton


Judge, state question quick renewal for Chester charter school


Ambridge Area School District changes property tax payment protocol


Proposal to curtail student protests in East Penn School District voted down


Judge to issue order on wrongful termination suit from convicted educator


Penn State, New Jersey university investigate racist videos


Nanny state at Penn State: Outing Club gets grounded by lawyerly caution


Role of women in public service, transportation explored at U of S forum


Trial starts for Marywood University professor fired for posting offensive video




Scott Wagner says business, government background make him ‘ready to go’ if elected governor


Two Dems pick up support, another exits race in 5th


Bucks congressional candidates to talk environment at sold out forum


Health Care


Allied begins project to unite pediatric services


Local News


W-B council to hear about proposed $2M parkade sale


Public hearing on county contract ordinance tonight


Clean-up of ice jam debris underway at River Common fishing pier


County CYS holding sock drive for kids in need


Scranton council backs traffic signal upgrades for proposed Sheetz


Business leadership program accepting applications


Distress plain in park issue


Freeport to pay $14K in interest on 20-year loan for sewer work, treasurer says


Kiski Township needs residents’ help to address slippery Glorietta Hill Road


Lower Burrell seeking emergency management director


Lower Burrell to make clerk head of police pension fund — after it finds a city clerk


Brush fire burns 6 acres in Fawn


Charleroi, Cumberland Township nominated for new economic development program


Walking trail planned at Lowber mine drainage treatment system


Excela to begin demo of Latrobe structures; Second Avenue traffic disruptions eyed


Latrobe police chief preps for retirement; 4 city officers interested in post


Fayette County adopts new emergency notice system


Reading City Council votes down letting administration manage microloan program


Dan Kelly: Why did Reading’s mayor pick 2 special assistants from Wyomissing?


Montgomery County commissioners get an earful on YMCA closure


Erie Zoo minds finances after ice arena closure




He was qualified for medical marijuana but was jailed anyway


Why patients still can’t buy medical marijuana in Philadelphia months after the new law kicked off


National News


A spokesman says George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized with a blood infection


Opioid Crisis


Carlisle-area leaders ask everyone to join fight against opioids


Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics




Appeals court rules in favor of Fishtown man who fixed up city lot


Help family of slain Penn State student find closure | Jenice Armstrong


Number of ‘super commuters’ grows in Philly, nationally


Threats, taunts, tears: Families of slain South Philly teens struggling 6 months later


Mayor Kenney: We cannot allow the Starbucks incident to define Philadelphia | Opinion


Philly airport has hundreds of job openings ready for takeoff


Zitner Candy files for bankruptcy to restructure debt


Western Pennsylvania pays part of the cost for Eagles’ Super Bowl victory parade


Rename Wells Fargo Center for Sam Hinkie? Ed Snider? Here’s what Philadelphians suggest | Will Bunch


Sure, Philly is growing. But not fast enough | Opinion


4 easy changes that can protect thousands of Philly kids from lead poisoning | Opinion


Cops: 6-year-old passenger on illegal mini-bike killed in collision with SUV




Allegheny County lawsuit adds to those alleging problems with Bayer’s Essure birth-control device


Panel seeks ideas for Oakland statue to honor African-American woman at site of former Stephen Foster memorial


Bruno Sammartino eulogized as an authentic figure in the show biz world of pro wrestling


Eulogies for Bruno Sammartino recall wrestler’s hard work, sacrifice, humility


Port Authority’s first chief tech officer quits after one week to return to old job


Pittsburgh’s 311 response center can now take calls in 14 languages


Pittsburgh police accepting applications for Cops and Kids summer camps


State News


Aspinwall park recognized by state department


Golf club apologizes for calling cops on black women members


Upper Burrell-Washington Township tax lawsuit sets state precedent


Public hearing Wednesday for Springdale power plant permits


Elderly man calls police for ride to visit wife in hospital




Southwest aftermath: FAA inspection rule affects 681 engines


Milling and paving underway in Vandergrift


Gas prices continue to rise as outlook remains ‘ominous,’ analyst says


Surging gas prices could hit $3 a gallon by next week


PennDOT announces summer road projects


Large road, bridge construction season looms


Planning for older drivers


STS to get new vehicles, camera upgrades




Senate to postpone confirmation hearing for Jackson to head VA, White House officials told


Tammy Duckworth is uniquely privileged, but she is paving the way for working parents | Perspective