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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

September 4, 2018

Good afternoon! 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. Ron Todt is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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PHILADELPHIA — A fired white Philadelphia police officer has been charged with criminal homicide for fatally shooting a black man in the back after a confrontation last year over a dirt bike. By Claudia Lauer. UPCOMING: About 400 words by 3 p.m. EDT.


BALTIMORE — A group of black street vendors in Baltimore has forged a little-known connection with rural Mennonite craftsmen that is helping them to carry on a generations-old tradition of peddling fruit and vegetables from horse-drawn carts. By David McFadden. SENT: About 890 words.



ETTERS — Whether it’s the shingles from a former Schuylkill County covered bridge or the brand-new windows tossed aside by homeowners who didn’t want them, 42-year-old Goldsboro resident Jon Seele has a story for almost every inch of his “mega treehouse.” The three-floor treehouse was constructed using 80 percent to 90 percent recycled materials, Seele noted. The project, which began three years ago because his then 10-year-old son Jaden asked for a treehouse, is nearly complete, he confirmed. The self-proclaimed “nature nut” said he wanted his son and his daughter Mia to know they can use material that someone else has thrown away toward accomplishing something magnificent. Jana Benscoter, York Dispatch.


CLERGY ABUSE-WEURL — As the embattled archbishop of Washington asked parishioners to show loyalty amid the Catholic Church’s latest child sex abuse scandal, a man yelled “Shame on you” before storming out.

FATAL BAR SHOOTING — A shooting outside a Pittsburgh bar has left a man dead and a woman injured.

TRENTON VIOLENCE — A series of weekend shootings in New Jersey’s capital city has left one man dead and six other people wounded.



MIAMI — Jake Arrieta tries for his 10th victory of the season for the Phillies in the second game of their series at Miami. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game scheduled to begin 7:10 p.m. EDT.


PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a second straight victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Joe Musgrove starts for the Pirates against Cody Reed. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game begins at 7:05 p.m. EDT.


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