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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

July 24, 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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NORRISTOWN — Bill Cosby should be classified as a sexually violent predator, according to an assessment issued by Pennsylvania’s Sexual Offenders Assessment Board. SENT: About 320 words.


Pennsylvania taxpayers are footing the $240,000 legal bill of a former state university administrator who was fired after an internal investigation substantiated allegations of financial impropriety and sexual misconduct toward students, according to a settlement agreement obtained by The Associated Press. By Michael Rubinkam. SENT: About 660 words, photo.


PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Archdiocese announces plans for the transfer of the remains of Saint Katharine Drexel from a suburban shrine to a newly constructed tomb at its Philadelphia cathedral. By Alexandra Villarreal. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. EDT briefing with about 300 words by 4 p.m. EDT.



ERIE — Richard Wagner went to Pfeiffer-Burleigh Elementary School excited on Monday, his mother, Lisa Wagner, said. The 10-year-old Pfeiffer-Burleigh student was there, with a sea of other Erie children, to have some breakfast, slip on a new T-shirt and play a little in the schoolyard off East 12th Street before boarding an Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority bus for a short trip to Gannon University. Richard and the other participants in the Erie Police Athletic League’s summer camp will spend the week trying their hand at different athletic events, attending various presentations and taking part in a character-building program under the guidance of local law enforcement officers, educators and Gannon coaches and students. Tim Hahn, Erie Times-News. SENT: About 880 words.


THREE SHOT-TWO DEAD — A man accused of fatally shooting two sisters during a robbery gone bad has been convicted of murder.

TRESPASSING-CHILD DROWNS — Authorities say a 7-year-old girl drowned after a group of people used a neighbor’s pool while the neighbor was out of town.

POLICE CHASE-FATAL CRASH — A man accused of fatally shooting two sisters during a robbery gone bad has been convicted of murder.

AMUSEMENT PARK-FLOODING — Heavy rain and flash flooding made it appear a river of chocolate was running through the middle of Hersheypark.

OBIT-FABRIZIO — Rep. Flo Fabrizio, a veteran state lawmaker from Erie, is dead at age 73 after battling pancreatic cancer.

PREGNANT WOMAN KILLED — A Pennsylvania man whose son was recently exonerated in the 2009 shooting death of his pregnant fiancee says he’s happy his son is coming home, and he wants prosecutors to find the true killer. Moved late for Tuesday AMs.

SUPER BOWL CHAMP-SAXOPHONE — The Philadelphia Orchestra has acquired a Super Bowl champion. Eagles center Jason Kelce will play baritone saxophone with the orchestra Tuesday to benefit the team’s autism challenge.



PHILADELPHIA — Kenta Maeda (7-5) goes for the Dodgers against Phillies All-Star Aaron Nola (12-3) in the middle game of a series. By Dan Gelston.


CLEVELAND — The surging Pittsburgh Pirates try to extend their longest winning streak since 2011 to 11 games with right-hander Joe Musgrave starting against Indians rookie Shane Bieber. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m. EDT.


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