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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

August 7, 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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ALLENTOWN — A prosecutor is to announce his decision in a shooting death by a police officer of a man reported to have been jumping on and damaging cars near a popular eastern Pennsylvania amusement park.



PITTSBURGH — Before there even was a popular definition of social media, Andy Warhol was the human embodiment of it. The man practically created the concept of bringing together people through pop culture and art — all he lacked was a modern delivery system. Today, seeing as everyone from Barbie to your poodle has an Instagram account, what might the artist born in Pittsburgh as Andrew Warhola have done with his? There’s no doubt that Mr. Warhol, who died in 1987 in New York City and whose 90th birthday would have been Monday, would have become an even bigger worldwide pop icon. Everything about his life — the films, the silkscreens, the paintings, books and even his early work in advertising — was so fantastic that he and his legion of followers might well have documented it through posts, tweets and livestream events. Warhol scholar Sarah DeIuliis says adapting to social media would have been a piece of cake for the ever-changing artist. Maria Sciullo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. SENT: About 980 words.


STANDOFF-CHILDREN RESCUED — Authorities say two young children were safely removed from a Philadelphia home after a man who was speaking incoherently kept police at bay for about two hours.

DELAWARE RIVER WATERSHED — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are launching a $4.3 million fund to support conservation efforts in the Delaware River watershed.

ANIMAL HOARDING — A couple who admitted hoarding dozens of cats and a few exotic birds in squalor inside their Pennsylvania apartment have been spared a prison term but are barred from owning any more animals.

LANTERNFLY INVASION — Pennsylvania agriculture officials are working to control the spread of the spotted lanternfly.

LAKE ERIE-BODY FOUND — Police say a body has been recovered from Lake Erie near a beach in suburban Cleveland

PRISON STAFF SICKENED — Pennsylvania officials say six staff members at a state prison were sickened by a suspicious substance

REPORTER ATTACKED — Authorities say a Philadelphia woman attacked a reporter during a court hearing in New Jersey



DENVER — The Rockies will bring right-hander Chad Bettis off the disabled list to start Tuesday against the Pirates. Bettis hasn’t pitched for Colorado since July 1 due to a blister on his middle finger. Pittsburgh will throw righty Jameson Taillon. Both pitchers dealt with testicular cancer a season ago. “Both healthy. Both in the big leagues,” Taillon said. “Life’s good.” By Michael Kelly. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 8:40 p.m. EDT.


After a 14-inning victory in the series opener, the Arizona Diamondbacks send Zack Greinke to the mound and the Philadelphia Phillies counter with Nick Pivetta. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words. AP Photos. 9:40 p.m., EDT.


Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson says former Green Bay Packers coach Mike Sherman encouraged him to pursue a coaching career by starting out at the high school level to find out if he had a passion to teach the sport.


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