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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA

September 20, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage today in Pennsylvania. For questions about the state report, contact the Philadelphia bureau at 215-561-1133. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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EAST GOSHEN — A Pennsylvania gunman who was upset that his ex-wife had been awarded their home in their divorce has been found dead after he shot at her and killed his own parents. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said early Thursday that 59-year-old Bruce Rogal was dead after a manhunt and a police chase.


MASONTOWN — Three civilians wounded when a gunman opened fire outside a crowded courtroom have been released from hospital, officials said Thursday. The three were taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia, following Wednesday’s shooting in southwestern Pennsylvania’s Fayette County. The two men, ages 35 and 47, and a 39-year-old woman were all released Wednesday night, the hospital said. The gunman, Patrick Dowdell, 61, of Masontown, was shot and killed by a German Township police officer. Another officer who was wounded, Masontown police Sgt. R. Scott Miller, was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.


PITTSBURGH — A receptionist who used a child’s booster seat to fight off a pit bull that was attacking a 12-year-old boy is one of 16 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, based in Pittsburgh, announced the winners on Thursday.


OXFORD — A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that’s got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cockroaches are doing just fine. But the more beneficial flying insects of summer — native bees, moths, butterflies, ladybugs, lovebugs, mayflies and fireflies — appear to be less abundant. By Seth Borenstein.


— POLICE SHOOTING-TEEN KILLED — The judge overseeing the homicide trial of a Pennsylvania police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager as he fled a traffic stop has recused himself from the case.

— INTERSTATE 83 PROJECT — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation say a $58 million construction project in York County is behind schedule.



PHILADELPHIA — Tre Hood last headlined for Temple at a bowl game bash on the beach. The Owls didn’t have to look beyond the depth chart to book the star attraction for a team party. Hood swapped the playbook for a microphone and spit some rhymes in Florida before the Owls played last December in the Gasparilla Bowl in Florida. By Dan Gelston. AP photos.


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