Today’s News :: August 18, 2017


Pennsylvania lawmakers want stolen money repaid to non-human ‘victims’


Berks lawmaker requests Real ID data


PennDOT may release data on Real ID costs


Estimating Real ID startup costs in Pa.


State Rep. John Maher waives hearing on DUI charges




State names Teresa Miller acting secretary for Human Services


Gov. Tom Wolf announces change at state Department of Human Services




Seriously, Pennsylvania, pass a severance tax already




Father of Chester County road rage victim: ‘I just want justice’


Judge asked to step down from Wilding case


Commissioners discuss privatizing Berks County Prison


Cambria approves X-ray scanner




Some Allegheny County school districts still in contract negotiations as classes near


Scranton School District expects additional savings from retirement incentive


Group plans to open charter school in Mehoopany


W-B Memorial Stadium closed for beginning of season


Fourth ‘R’ for city schools is reform


Uplinger named new Hazleton Area superintendent


These are the best elementary schools in Pennsylvania, according to Niche


Latest enrollment numbers inspire confidence in charter school leaders


David Mekeel: Downsized PSSAs a good first step


State AG seeks tuition debt relief for students




Toohil considering run for Barletta’s seat




Despite uncertainties with law, The Meadows recommits revenue to Local Share Account


Health Care


UPMC plans $900 million in capital projects in 2018


Highmark Health records ‘strongest’ mid-year performance since 1996 formation


Local News


Wilkes-Barre to soon collect nearly $1M reimbursement from PennDOT


Medical marijuana facility gets approval in Wilkes-Barre


Larksville mayor reverses stance on DUI patrols


Larksville mayor changes mind on DUI patrols


Pittston Tomato Festival begins 34th year of food, fun


County lists properties eligible for September back-tax auction


RailRiders executive to become new Lackawanna County tourism director


Camp offers children who lost loved ones a chance to heal


County counsel changes explanation of reason for commissioners’ executive session


People rally in Pottstown for unity among races


Berks Democratic Women event examines racial inequality


The Reading Parking Authority board backs plan for reorganization


Update on Alsace sewer hookups: $10,000 per property owner


Local Confederate monument marks the farthest north the army held territory


Montgomery County commissioners focus on planning, transportation and finances


National News


More U.S. women are dying in childbirth. What can be done?




After rejecting one deal, Philly principals have a tentative contract


Rizzo statue defaced with ‘Black Power’ message


He awoke 5 weeks after courthouse elevator crash: ‘I just remember holding on’


Clout: Move over, Mix Master Mike Nutter, DJ Darrell Clarke has arrived


Was Sweet 16 splash party at swim club ruined because of racism or rowdiness?


Philadelphia street has a Civil War-era link: Who was Roger Taney?


These Kensington community leaders were fighting the heroin crisis long before Dr. Oz showed up | Commentary


Jane Golden: Now is the time for a public conversation about the Rizzo mural


A tale of two parking tickets: Unequal justice


Why an elevator ride in one of Philly’s public buildings can be scary | Editorial


Two Philly teachers: If we are overpaid and underworked, why is there a teacher shortage? | Opinion




Pittsburgh International Airport weighing changes — including going smaller


Activists expect hundreds for Pittsburgh demonstration against hate


Rigid Rwanda: Peace and prosperity by iron rule: can it last?


State News


Oldest American celebrates 114th birthday in Pennsylvania


Powerball ticket worth $150K sold in Wyoming


Ruling says public officials’ Facebook pages are public record in Pa.




Officials celebrate new I-70 interchange in Washington County


Wolf praises innovative traffic pattern


Vanport ramp from Route 68 to Interstate 376 reopens four months early


Banks Twp. to repair deteriorated streets


$3.7 million resurfacing project begins on Route 30 in East Lampeter Township




Casey rips Trump over Charlottesville remarks


Sen. Casey holds roundtable talk in Jeannette


Cory Booker: Remove all Confederate statues from U.S. Capitol


Rep. Costello holds quiet town hall meeting as small rally held outside


Shapiro joins letter seeking change in law to prosecute online sex traffickers


World News


Spanish police kill 5 in resort hours after Barcelona attack